Festive Fun

Festive Fun

The countdown to Christmas is on and with a few days left till the big day I thought I would put together a list of some last-minute Christmassy ideas to do to get you in the Christmas spirit. I’m sure by now you have been to a few Christmas markets but there is loads of other things to do with loved ones before and after the big day.  Ice Skating at the Natural History Museum Nearest Tube: South Kensington Website: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/ice-rink.html Skate in the magical atmosphere of the Natural History Museum’s open-air Ice Rink.Nestled in front of the iconic South Kensington museum, the spectacular rink is surrounded by thousands of fairy lights and features a glittering Christmas tree.Visit the museum’s alpine-style Café Bar for winter warmers and watch the skaters glide on the ice from the cafe’s balcony.Tickets range from £8.80- £12.65 so check the website for more details. Heated Winter Igloos at Coppa Club Nearest Tube: Tower Hill Website: https://www.coppaclub.co.uk/towerbridge/ Winter Igloos at the Coppa Club are bringing the woodlands to the heart of London, with candles and cosy blankets, evergreen trees, cruelty-free sheepskin rugs, recycled wool blankets and breath-taking riverside views.Please try book the igloos in advance as they are very popular, however there are a limited number of bookings for walk-ins every day too. They are open from now till the 31st January.If there are cancellations, these will show as free on the website in the booking section. Tables are free to book, tables under 8 people will be shared by others. Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park Nearest Tube: Check website for more details Website: https://hydeparkwinterwonderland.com/ Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is...
Hot, hot, Hot Chocolate!

Hot, hot, Hot Chocolate!

Ahhh the cocoa bean  , the bean that has given glorious chocolate. During this time of year  while its cold and dark outside I prefer drinking chocolate than just eating it, Preferably hot with whipped cream and marshmallows. National Cocoa Day has fallen on the last Friday the 13th this year which sounds like the perfect day to get some hot yummy chocolate , check out the list below on some of the best places to go!  Said Dal 1923 Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road Website: https://said.it/en/london-fitzrovia/  From Rome to London with love, Said Dal originated in Italy roughly around 1923 becoming one of the longest established chocolate shop. At their little chocolate shop in London you can taste the love and the years of experience when you try the hot chocolate. Made from melted chocolate bars and cocoa solids, its like drinking a mug from Willy Wonkas chocolate lake. The thick Italian hot chocolate is extremely rich and comes in milk, dark or gianduja which is a hazelnut praline. Each cup comes slathered with melted white, dark and milk chocolate from the cauldrons that you can see behind the counter. So prepared to get messy, you may need a chocolate nap after. Chin Chin Labs Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road Website: https://chinchinicecream.com/chin-chin-ice-cream/soho/ Now I have spoken about Chin Chin before regarding their revolutionary and delicious ice creams but that’s not the only noteworthy item on their menu. Their hot chocolate which has 5-star review from trip adviser and insider and has been mentioned by loads of food blogs. Their rich hot chocolate is topped with a huge blob of...
Christmas Markets Galore

Christmas Markets Galore

It is only November, but the Festive season is in full swing and I don’t know about you, but I am fully embracing it. The festive lights, the mulled wine and all the late-night shopping. One of the best places to get all your Christmas present and feel very festive is going to Christmas markets which Europe is famously known for. Lucky for us, England offers some of the most magical Christmas markets and I have put together a list of the Top five must visits Christmas markets this year!    Bath Christmas Market  Dates: 28th November – 15th December Website: bathchristmasmarket.co.uk/   Opening hours differ Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be open from 10AM–7PM, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays will be open longer 10AM–8PM while Sundays will be open 10AM–6PM. Bath is probably one of the best know and most popular Christmas Market in the UK , it is the largest Christmas shopping event in the South West. This year there will be over 150 chalets stalls , all selling high quality artisan products and home made British goods. The market itself covers the streets around the Bath Abbey, this is accessible via train or car. Set among the romantic roman cobbled streets it’s easy to tell why the Bath Christmas Market is so beloved. Birmingham Christmas Market Dates: 7th November – 23rd December Website: www.thebfcm.co.uk/ Open daily from 10AM-9PM, the Birmingham city market is known as the Frankfurt Christmas Market, as it is one of the largest authentic German Markets outside of Germany and Austria. This year there will be over 180 chalets stalls offering a wide range of artisan products, don’t miss...
Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes!

Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes!

Cupcakes, who doesn’t love them? The perfect sized little treat, and this week, on the 10th November, it just so happens to be National Vanilla Cupcake day! What a great excuse to have a cheeky little cupcake or two!  I have put together a list of where to find some of the yummiest and  beautifully decorate cupcakes. They all do vanilla flavour of course, but be sure to try out their ‘ambassador’ cupcake. Each bakery has one and it’s normally , the most popular cupcake for each respective bakery. Flavourtown Location:771 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 5HA Nearest Tube: Parsons Green Website: https://www.flavourtownbakery.co.uk/ If you’re looking for award winning cupcakes, then Flavourtown has got you covered. They started back in 2013 with one objective, to make the finest cupcakes London had ever tasted. Two locations and a handful of awards later they may have achieved their goal! They have now added amazing vegan and gluten-free options to their in-store and online menus. Cupcakes that taste so good you’d never be able to tell they were missing butter, dairy , eggs and wheat. Be sure to try the ‘Posh Peanut Butter Cupcake’ which won the Great Taste Gold award 2016. Made with a peanut butter and choc chip sponge cupcake base, frosted with a peanut butter mousse then dipped in dark chocolate and sprayed gold- Yum! If cupcakes are too small for you they also have a range of cakes, brownies, pies, cookies…you name it! Crumbs and Dollies Location: 1 Kingly Court ,Carnaby ,London ,W1B 5PW Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus Website: www.crumbsanddoilies.co.uk If you’re looking for cupcakes then this is your place, they are open...
Spectacular and Spooky Halloween Events

Spectacular and Spooky Halloween Events

As another month draws to a close, it brings us one step closer to Halloween! This day where the veil between the living and the dead is the thinnest…and a massive excuse to dress up and go out dancing. A night full of ghouls and scares, be sure to find yourself at the best event this weekend. Have a look at some of the spookiest events in town and be sure to grab your tickets and costume before! Halloween Ball at The Mansion Location: Secret Venue Nearest Tube: Secret Venue Website: www.themansionlondon.com/next-event It’s Halloween, so that calls for costumes, candy and creepy ghouls! Well at the Halloween Ball, it will tick all the boxes! The private venue is top secret and will only be revealed 48 Hours before the event (Easy access within London Zone 2). This quirky venue will have 3 dance floors, 1 art room, 2 lounges and 2 bar areas for you to choose from! If you are looking for something scarier there is a real back yard graveyard! Come dressed to the nines as you could win a flight to New York City for best costume. Book your tickets in advance, you don’t want to miss this party! The Dark Circus Party Location:13 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BH Nearest Tube: Dalston Kingsland Website: www.darkcircusparty.com At the Dark Circus you’ll be in for a real treat with show stopping entertainment acts such as caged curiosities breathing fire and swallowing swords, ethereal silks performances, treacherous trapeze acts and bizarre sideshow oddities. Grab a signature cocktail and enjoy stepping into another world for the evening. Please note there is a strict...