Henrietta Inman Pâtissière
Having worked as a professional pastry chef in some of London's finest restaurants, Henrietta brings the skills of an old-school patissier to her baking. And yet, her cakes, which are free from refined flour, sugar, and dairy are unlike anything else out there. The fact that they are free from those ingredients is, of course, a bonus, but it's the amazing flavors she creates using natural ingredients that's impressive. Her cakes, which she bakes for delivery across London, are sort of mind-blowing, in the intensity of their flavor, the perfection of their texture, and her beautiful decorations, which often include home-grown edible flowers. Henrietta has a lot to show the world about how much further baking can go, and for the curious, she teaches plenty of workshops and one-on-ones. East London based, she delivers across the city.
Vault Couture pretty much handles it all when it comes to long, or short-term wardrobe storage. Everything is picked up, cleaned and repaired if necessary, photographed, barcoded, and then stored in breathable garment bags in a climate-controlled space. The best part is that you can see the contents of your closet through their iPad app, and quickly arrange for the delivery of anything you might need.
Personal assistant, executive assistant, 'fixers', house managers, chefs, gardeners, nannies, lifesavers, whatever it is that you need, Sorted can hook you up. Whether it's for a short term project, a quick fix, or a longer term hire, they have a great network of reliable, honest, multilingual, and resourceful people.
This spot offers award-winning street food with a menu that changes daily depending on what's in season (everything here is made exclusively with UK produce). The two chefs behind the truck are all about making gourmet food accessible to those on the go, and this truck is a must find in the city. Track them down through Twitter or Facebook.
Really good cold press juice can be hard to come by in London. Plenish offers great organic, cold-pressed juices and cleanses available for delivery to your home or office.
Popstarz Parties organizes a full disco with a light-up floor, a karaoke session, plus plenty of games, dancing and singing competitions.
The Note Well
The Note Well is a "music friendship project" that holds monthly 'speed listening' parties, where your partner plugs into your music player and you decide what they hear. New music (and nostalgia!) guaranteed. Past events have also involved crafts, homemade cakes, and a glittery Mardi Gras party. Check the website for tickets and details.
Imperial Wharf Marina, The Boulevard, Fulham
See the city from a different angle: Choose from a sightseeing cruise of your chosen stretch of the river (we like Thames Limo, which leaves from Fulham), enjoy tea on the Thames, or simply use the regular boat service as an alternative to the Tube. Single fares range from just under £4 to £13, depending on how far you want to go. For around £15, you can get a River Roamer ticket that entitles you to unlimited travel to all of London's fifteen piers.
Mustard does high-end, elegant parties very well and they can handle large volumes of people. If you're putting together a formal event of any size, you can definitely count on them.
With just two taps on your iPhone, Hailo sends the nearest black cab to wherever you are. It's the future, people.