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Smoking cigars outside Francos, London

I first heard about Franco’s about ten years ago on a London Cuban Cigar Walk with Nic Wing, where he took us around the many different cigar stores in the city. We were in Davidoff’s, and he pointed to Franco’s, telling us to enjoy a cigar there at some point. A couple of years later, […]

Cigars and cocktails at The Ritz, London

I have wanted to visit The Ritz, London to smoke a cigar in their luxury cigar shop and sampling Lounge for quite some time, located on the ground floor of the iconic Piccadilly grande dame hotel. I usually walk past it on the way to Green Park tube station, usually after a stroll around the many […]

Lunch, cigars and whisky in the courtyard at The Stafford, London

I have wanted to try this venue for quite some time, and after a couple of attempts, I finally managed to visit the courtyard of ‘The American Bar‘ at The Stafford, London, for lunch, cigars and whisky. Making reservations seemed pretty straightforward on the hotel’s website. It’s simply a case of selecting ‘ Book a table’, […]

Smoking Cuban cigars at CGars, St James, London

Now that the days are getting warmer and sunnier again, it felt like the perfect time to venture into central London and visit a couple of cigar venues. I aim to visit every cigar venue across London (then beyond; that would be the dream!). I’m not sure how much that will put me out of […]

Boisdale’s cigar terrace at Canary Wharf

At the start of the year, you may have seen me post about the Cigar Club LDN event that I attended at Boisdales in Canary Wharf, London. Well, that night, I didn’t get the chance to visit the Boisdale’s walk-in cigar humidor, as it was so goddamn busy! A month later, I found myself back there. This time […]

Cigar Club LDN Anniversary Party at Boisdales, Canary Wharf

Last month whilst I was reflecting on 2021 and looking forward to 2022, I made the following statement: “If 2021 was all about getting a better understanding of what cigars are out there, I’d love 2022 to be the year where I finally meet some of the cigar community in real life.” A quote from […]

Davidoff: Year of the Tiger Limited Edition 2022

Since I began exploring the world of cigars, I have stumbled across many references to the Limited Edition’ Year of…’ cigars. Last year (2021), it was the Year of the Ox, and I saw a couple of cigar brands, including Davidoff and Plasencia, appear on my social media. This year I thought it would be most […]

Zino: Nicaraguan Toro

So here it is… twelve months after starting, I can’t quite believe I am about to reach the end of my cigar challenge! I have smoked a cigar from almost every single cigar brand in the A-Z directory of cigars from The Cigar Companion. The final cigar I will be smoking is from the Zino […]


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