The iconic Hippodrome has been refurbished and re-opened and is now ‘once again the city’s foremost entertainment venue’….’three floors of gambling, five bars, a dedicated poker floor, an intimate cabaret theatre and the high energy Heliot restaurant and lounge’. Heliot restaurant overlooks the main gaming floor & has ‘energy and glamour’ but the menu looks not so…

Embassy Mayfair hasn’t been audited and won’t be as they have no disabled toilet because it’s a ‘managed building’!! Why is that an excuse? It’s on a ground floor so partially accessible as it’s on 2 levels. Looks good though, it’s a bar and brasserie and there’s also a nightclub called the Salon .  It serves modern Mediterranean cuisine all…

I’ve been to Chelsea Arts Club many times with the Sartorial Lieutenant . You have to be an artist to join – so I don’t qualify. It’s a very old and exclusive club that has exceptional art displayed on its walls and in it’s garden, including a sculpture by Barry Flanagan of one his Leaping Hares.…

I went to The Roof Gardens  nightclub many years ago. It is now a club and restaurant owned by The Virgin empire. The restaurant is Babylon with a rooftop garden overlooking Kensington High st. Great location and view. We send venues a simple form to fill in regarding access and facilities prior to a visit…

LOVEBOX music festival is one of the more convenient destinations for wheelchair users. Held in Victoria Park, and now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the relatively confined event space, at least in comparison to Glastonbury or Reading, makes it much easier to navigate the various stages. Camping is not permitted, which removes the nagging feeling that you…

If you have read my recent story about my visit to Shoreditch you’ll know we passed a place that looked intriguing. It was McQueen a bar, club and restaurant named after the ‘King of Cool’ Steve – one of my idols. It looked busy and darkly glamorous. The bar looked inviting with leather Chesterfields and we didn’t…