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We all have a landline, begrudgingly  forced upon us by either BT or Virgin or Sky - bastards... their days are surely numbered - all it takes is one start up to abolish line rental for internet and happy days.. we're waiting talented tech Londoners...Relish is pretty much there.

Show that land line who's boss and get to Relish, central London’s wireless internet provider. They are teaming up with Soho Grind to launch the ‘Landline Exchange Café’ – a unique pop-up where customers can bring in their unused and unwanted landline phones in exchange for a free cup of coffee and a croissant.

As pioneers of ‘landline-free broadband’, and in light of research that revealed that over half (57%) of Londoners consider the landline a ‘redundant piece of technology’ and almost a quarter (24%) of us are paying for a landline that we never use, Relish is offering customers the chance to trade in their redundant phones for something they actually want.

The one-of-a-kind initiative is being launched following new research from Relish revealing that six in ten (61%) Londoners only keep a landline phone because they need it for their broadband connection.

Bridget Lorimer, Head of Brand and Consumer Marketing at Relish, said “Our research clearly shows that landlines have become redundant pieces of tech, with many of us only paying for one because our internet provider requires us to. So we decided to partner with Soho Grind to finally offer Londoners a real use for their unwanted phones – as a way to ‘pay’ for a cup of coffee!”

What: Relish Landline Exchange Café

When: Wednesday 30th November – Friday 2nd December 2016

Where: Soho Grind – 19 Beak Street, Soho, London, W1F 9RP


Just like the guy you see in his shorts standing on the train platform or the girl who decided to dig her flip flops out of the bottom of the wardrobe this morning, Costa is ready for summer.

Today Costa Coffee, the nation’s favourite coffee shop, launched a brand new Seriously Summer store in London to mark the start of summer and the launch of Costa’s new summer food and drink menu.

The Great Portland Street store is one of three specially chosen locations across the UK to be refurbished with a new tropical décor.

Costa will bring summer to London with the store which will be transformed with full sized window, floor, wall and table vinyl’s printed with tropical prints and flamingos. Hot pink neon signs will light up the store, while brightly patterned coasters and cushions and plants will adorn the interior.


The flagship store will have a selfie zones where customers can pose in a Miami themed setting complete with sun loungers, fake grass and flamingos. Customers could be in with the chance of winning Seriously Summer in-store pieces if they tag their selfie with#seriouslysummerselfie.

Baristas in the Seriously Summer store will wear t-shirts specially designed by lifestyle, entertainment and fashion website Refinery 29 as part of an ongoing partnership.

The new Seriously Summer store is unveiled today as Costa’s summer food and drink ranges go on sale at Costa stores across the UK. The new menu includes Costa’s new SuperDay Smoothies and Rainbow Salad Wraps.

SuperDay Smoothies are made from 100% real fresh fruit, blended and prepared by Costa’s baristas, and are available in three refreshing flavours. The Rainbow Salad Wraps are high in protein, under 350 Kcal, low carb, and offer a fresh and healthy alternative to your usual lunchtime sandwich.

There are three Seriously Summer stores nationwide: London, Leeds, and Glasgow. The London store can be found at 4 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 8QJ and will keep its fun and lively look until June 27th.

Costa Coffee Great Portland Street is open 7.00am – 10.00pm Monday to Friday, 8am – 10.00pm Saturday, and 9.00am – 6.00pm on Sunday.

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A brand new cafe has opened up on Camden Road, just moments from Who's Jack's offices.

Named Oat-Milk, the cafe promises vegan options and whizzes up fresh oat milk every morning, in a range of flavours. There is also a range of tasty treats and supreme Coffee from Shepherd and Monk, beautifully called "Into The Light."

Should you find yourself in the Camden area, this is certainly worth a visit, just moments from Camden Road overground and a 5 minute walk from Camden Town Station.

Not your normal cafe, the walls are adorned with Vintage Musical gear, which is for sale should your eye catch something special.

The counter is no normal counter either, with racks from the legendary Sarm Studios - and further old studio relics dotted about.

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With the view of creating a space for musicians and all creatives, Oat Milk promises a heavenly vibe, and a stomach-satisfying visit. The establishment promises to have more opportunities for musicians in the coming months, with a studio also being built beneath.

Speaking to Camden New Journal, Oat-Milk said:

“I want it to be a creative hub for musicians, street artists and creatives as there are fewer and fewer spaces for people to connect around that sort of thing.”

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What: “Tweet a free Tee”

Where: Starbucks store, 2-3 Conduit St, London W1S 2BX

When: Friday 10th July (6.00am – 10.30pm)

Starbucks has partnered with Uniqlo, to give customers the opportunity to pick up a free tee from a Uniqlo vending machine at the Starbucks Conduit store, London, on Friday 10th July. Customers will also be treated to vouchers for a free Starbucks tumblr.

Open to the public, the Uniqlo vending machine marks the launch of Starbucks new summer Frappuccino range; Caramel Coffee Jelly Frappuccino, Lemon Vanilla Frappuccino and Java Chip Frappuccino.

All customers will need to do to claim their free tee is follow three simple steps:

Step 1: Follow @Uniqlo_UK & @StarbucksUK

Step 2: On the vending machine, choose Male/Female and your required size

Step 3: Tweet @Uniqlo_UK “This is my #TweetforaTee I really want a surprise from the vending machine! #Uniqlo_UT #UNI123(unique number)”

CarteNoireFilmCollection [1][1]This summer, luxury French coffee brand CARTE NOIRE, has announced an exclusive film festival, in partnership with Everyman Cinemas, inviting you on an intense journey through contemporary French cinema – launching with a Cannes-inspired premiere event celebrating the glamour of film, right in the heart of London.

Each film featured has been specially curated to take the audience on an emotional and intense journey, through contemporary European cinema and culture, with each film having a suitably French twist.

Guests at the red carpet premiere event in May will also enjoy the official unveiling of CARTE NOIRE ‘S new brand film. Directed by talented director Jamie Muir, who has a passion for emotive story telling, the film tells the story of an intense life seen through the eyes of a young Parisian woman reveling in her city, literature, coffee and romance. Entitled, ‘Le Baiser,’ the film ultimately tells the story of a kiss.

To follow, the second in the series of screenings, ‘The Connection’, inspired by events of the French Connection in 1970’s France, will take place on Thursday 28th May at Everyman, Canary Wharf.  More screenings are expected to roll-out in partnership with Everyman Cinemas over the summer.

Jana Kucerova, Brand Manager CARTE NOIRE: “CARTE NOIRE inspires consumers to live life with passion and intensity throughout every aspect of their lives, right down to the coffee they choose to drink.

“With CARTE NOIRE’S links to the world of film, there truly is no better way to explore the power of emotion than through contemporary French cinema. We can’t wait to welcome guests to our special screenings at Everyman Cinemas throughout the summer.”

For more information, or to sign up for tickets to the ‘CARTE NOIRE Film Collection: Tales of Pure Emotion’ visit everymancinema.com/cartenoire