Sam Hancock

City Reporter

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South Place Hotel is a five-star home away from home

If you want to feel like you’re getting away from it all and escaping to the most luxury of hotel offerings, without actually having to leave London, this one’s for you

All the cheese at Coq d’Argent’s Alpine brunch

It's national why-are-we-back-at-work day, so we suggest booking in here for the Saturday brunch spot and making today and tomorrow go that bit quicker...

Kickstart 2020 with some of the City’s best gym classes

If the sight of any food, alcohol, chocolate or pretty much anything edible is making you feel post-December nauseous, try out one of these classes to get those new year juices flowing

The best barbers in the City of London

"Hair is everything. We wish it wasn’t ... but it is." When Fleabag said this to her sister, Claire, everyone agreed. Men and women. We all care about our hair. Fact. And this selection of the best City barbers are a real cut above the rest

Get down to Garçon Jon’s exhibition at South Place Hotel

As the famous saying goes, January is the time to go to an exhibition. Right? Perhaps not, but it's definitely true when it comes to this offering...

Friday 13 December 2019 at 10:00 - Friday 17 January 2020 at 21:00

It’s the dinner and drinks experience of dreams at 14 Hills

We took a trip to the City’s latest sky-high offering, and it’s safe to say the food and drink being served is as impressive as the view

Enjoy a whiskey and trim at Ruffians – for one week only

Who knew getting your haircut could be so damn good? Ruffians, that's who...

Monday 16 December 2019 at 09:30 - Monday 23 December 2019 at 18:00

“You can live on adrenaline alone, but your body will slowly break down.” Ollie Proudlock on life in the fast lane

The former reality TV star talks about his latest jewellery drop, the effects of pushing yourself too hard and his upcoming TV show with fiancée Emma Connolly

Inside CIRQ: the City’s most promising new workout space

It's rare a potentially deal-breaking workout is made so fun and accessible. Sam Hancock takes a trip to CIRQ and tries out the new revolutionary HIIT workout

London’s best New Year’s Eve parties to ring in 2020

Choosing where to spend New Year’s Eve is hard. Period. So we've tried to make it a little easier, although it could be argued we’ve just rounded up too many good options and made it even harder. Our bad...

How you can laugh off Blue Monday with Atopia

Laughing yoga. Yep, laughing yoga. There are many suggestions for how best to beat the Monday blues, but there’s nothing quite like this mindful offering from the team over at Atopia. Ha ha...

Monday 20 January 2020

The Bar Necessities: No 35 Mackenzie Walk

A hell of a lot of choice when it comes to cocktails, wine and good food – all within a minimalist yet cosy space: No 35 Mackenzie Walk might just be Canary Wharf's ticket to attracting more Londoners

Go behind the scenes at FriendsFestive

The One Where We Went to FriendsFestive and All Our 90s Dreams Came True (Phoebe singing Smelly Cat included)

Friday 29 November 2019 at 19:00 - Saturday 21 December 2019 at 22:30

Fancy a flutter at TateWard’s first luxury goods auction?

Meet the auction house making bidding an accessible practice – with a first-ever jewellery, watches and handbag sale set to impress

Tuesday 10 December 2019 at 18:00 - 22:00

A day of free food to celebrate the 100th Five Guys store

It’s hard not to indulge at this time of year, and that’s before everyone’s favourite burger chain announced a day of free food...

Monday 9 December 2019 at 08:00 - 23:30

Canary Wharf’s new experiential bar promises an Electric Shuffle revolution

Welcome to Electric Shuffle, where lifesize shuffleboards are a thing – along with otherworldly Wizard of Oz-inspired decor

Xupes bucks the trend with first bricks and mortar store

As brands continue to close shops up and down the high street, luxury online retailer Xupes opens its first set of doors in the City

Get Olympic ready with the new Ten Trinity Square x Somerton partnership

The private members’ club and sporting brand have created a series that lets you enjoy intimate conversations with Olympic legends

Fancy a flutter at TateWard’s first luxury goods auction?

Meet the auction house making bidding an accessible practice – with a first-ever jewellery, watches and handbag sale set to impress

Get your game on at the Smoky Barrels virtual highland lodge

We visit the City’s most out-there offering this Christmas, and catch up with Mac & Wild’s co-founder about its significance