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Around Soho

Crossrail update

Work on Crossrail sites including Bond Street, has been put on hold

Fight it off

We ask local health experts for their tips on boosting your natural immune systems to fight Covid-19

The L’OCCITANE Group

The L’OCCITANE Group, a pioneer in beauty and well-being products using natural ingredients, has decided to reassign some of its facilities to manufacture 70,000 litres of hand sanitiser. These products will be donated to the health authorities and healthcare workers in France.

INEOS to build hand sanitiser plant

INEOS, one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, has today announced plans to produce 1 million hand sanitisers per month to help with the European shortage. These will be produced according to World Health Organisation specifications and be specifically designed to kill bacteria and viruses.

A statement from The Royal Parks 

“We believe strongly that having access to green space has never been more important than it is today for people’s physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for those without a garden. It is up to all of us collectively to adhere to the latest guidance, otherwise we will have to consider closing the parks. We will keep the situation under constant review.”

Free food for Londoners in need from Lina Stores!

Lina Stores, a Soho institution for 75 years that recently opened a new restaurant and deli in King’s Cross, will help Londoners weather the storm by providing fresh handmade pasta and Italian sauces to hospitality workers who have been made redundant and those in at risk groups. 

Pizza the action

In search of the perfect pizza, two brothers took a road trip to Italy. Nine years later, they’ve just opened their 12th Pizza Pilgrims in London.

Pancake perfection

Looking for the perfect pancake? Whether you’re after a classic sweet crepe or a breakfast version with bacon and eggs, here’s some of London’s Shrove Tuesday best.

The show goes on

Famous London music venue The 100 Club has seen its future secured after Westminster City Council granted it special status and slashed its business rates.

Vegan London

To celebrate World Vegan Month, here is our round-up of some of the best plant-based food in the capital from afternoon tea to a 10 course dinner.

Tales from the kitchen

Top women chefs talk about what inspires them to create delicious food, as part of the Mayfair Times & St James’s Literary Festival.