It’s beginning to look a lot like…

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

December! It’s happened, it’s arrived and if you’re like us, it’s come as a bit of a surprise. Where has the time gone? But fear not, we have collated a wonderful list of things to do this festive season in London town. SOUTHBANK CENTRE Location: Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London, SE1 8XX Nearest Tube: Waterloo / Embankment Website: southbankcentre Suggestion: Wintertime has never been more glorious than here. You can browse the winter markets for all your gifts ideas and enjoy fresh food and drink. Top off your day by heading to the Queen Elizabeth Roof Terrace for spectacular views and a mulled wine! WINTER WONDERLAND  Location: Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH Nearest Tube: Hyde Park Corner / Marble Arch Website: hydeparkwinterwonderland Suggestion: Celebrating its 10th year, Winter Wonderland is a free entry event for all the family in one of London’s beautiful parks. So much to do inside including: The Ice Kingdom, Zippos Circus, Fun Rides, Santa Land. These extras events are ticketed so make sure you bring cash! MAGICAL LANTERN FESTIVAL Location: Chiswick House, Chiswick, London, W4 Nearest Tube: Chiswick Website: magicallantern Suggestion: Following two extremely successful years, the Festival returns for its third year. This is a feast of light and illumination, hidden within the 18th Century Gardens. A spectacular fusion of dual culture, vibrant colours and sculptures! Open 5-10pm until 1st January. Click the link for tickets. TRAFALGAR SQUARE – CHRISTMAS CAROLS Location: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN Nearest Tube: Charing Cross Website: london.gov Suggestion: What better way to feel festive by donating to a good cause and listening to some Carols? From 11th-22nd December, over 40 groups will sing each day for an hour under the...
TOP 5 Bank Holiday Weekend Events

TOP 5 Bank Holiday Weekend Events

Did the August Bank Holiday sneak up on you too…? Good news, we hear it’s going to be sunny and dry! To celebrate, we have selected a few ideas for you to enjoy in London Town. Take a look below for some inspiration: NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL Location: Notting Hill Nearest Tube: Notting Hill/Holland Park Website: www.thelondonnottinghillcarnival.com/ The Carnival is over 50 yrs old, if you’ve not been, we highly recommend it! Sunday is family day which is more relaxed (go early to avoid crowds) and Monday is for your hard core people with more than 60 bands and sequins galore!   RIVER STAGE – SOUTHBANK Location: National Theatre, Southbank Nearest Tube: Waterloo / Embankment Website: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk Grab a drink and enjoy the many free acts performing by the river. Saturday fun: For the family, Goblin’s Peter & the Wolf, with live music, puppetry and physical comedy (13:30 & 16:00). Directed: Matt Borgatti AD: Barra Collins. Performed by Ajjaz Awad and Lewys Taylor. Sunday chill: The incredible singer songwriter Phil King has the whole trinity: a beautiful, soulful voice; deft skills at playing the guitar and the capacity to write elegantly worded and powerful songs. NOT to be missed! (17:15) MR HYDE X STREET FEAST Location: Hawker House Nearest Tube: Canada Water Website: www.nationalburgerday.co.uk/news/tickets/229 Strap in for an 8 hour patty party, set in a car park in Canada Water on Saturday 26th August. Tickets are available online. For £15, enjoy two beers, a pickle shot and beats. From 4pm until midnight! Happy National Burger Day!   ARCELORMITTAL OBIT Location: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Nearest Tube: Stratford Website: arcelormittalorbit.com/ We love this venue for our clients! Not only is it a brilliant meeting...
Summer Solstice… What will you do?

Summer Solstice… What will you do?

What is the Summer Solstice?  The word solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop). Solstice happens twice a year, the first in just over a week’s time,  Wednesday 21st June, the other in December. It occurs exactly the same time all over the world, when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer. The sun reaches it’s northernmost position, as seen from Earth, and does not move north or south but stands still. It then reserves its direction and starts moving south again. The Earth is actually at it’s farthest from the sun during this time. The opposite happens during the December Solstice. Traditionally, Astronomers and Scientists use the date of the Summer Solstice to mark the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter for the Southern Hemisphere. Things to note: It is not usually the earliest sunrise, as this happens a few days prior, although it is technically the longest. Clock and time measured by sun dials can be blamed for this. It’s not typically the hottest day of the year due to the time it takes for the oceans and landmasses to warm up, you have to wait a few weeks after to really enjoy that heat! It’s celebrated all around the world in many cultures with music, dance and feasts. So the question is, what will you do this 21st June to celebrate the Summer Solice? MIDSUMMER SOCIAL WITH HIGHLAND PARK WHISKEY  Location: 18 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL Nearest Tube: Dalston Junction Website: www.bootstrapcompany.co.uk Suggestion:  To celebrate the Summer Solstice, ‘Orkney Single Malt with Viking Soul’ is taking over Dalston’s...
Work hard, PLAY harder…

Work hard, PLAY harder…

With the French Open this week, Epsom Derby on Saturday and America’s Cup about to start, we wanted to turn our attention to some sport. Calm down, we don’t expect you to grab a pint and sit in a dark and dingy pub crowed with sweaty people. We want you to get active and find fun activities you and your friends can dive into. SWINGERS  Location: 8 Brown’s Buildings, London EC3A 8AL Nearest Tube: Aldgate Website: Swingers Ldn Suggestion:  There are many places to experience a bit of mini-golf but what we love about Swingers is that is only for 18+ (sorry kids!). Open from midday and you can buy tickets on the door or walk up.  There’s great selection of food to indulge in! Pizza Pilgrims (Vegan available), Patty & Bun and Bubbledogs. and 5 bars to quench your thirst. CROC BOWLING ALLEY Location: Ham Yard Hotel, 1 Ham Yard, Soho, W1D 7DT Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus Website: The Croc Bowling Alley Suggestion:  A stylish 1950s bowling alley equipped with lounge, bar and dance floor. It is one of a kind in the UK with its solid maple bowling lane. Back-lit bowling balls, vintage bowling shoes and bowling pin lamps sit alongside two large scale Howard Hodgkin artworks. You can even choose to have UV pins and shoelaces! It’s pretty coolsville! BARANIS Location: 115 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PP Nearest Tube: Chancery Lane or Temple Website: Baranis Suggestion:  Remember when you were a kid and you played with marbles? Well, this is adult marbles!! Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible...
Top 5 Roof Top bars in London

Top 5 Roof Top bars in London

As we fast approach the end of Summer there is just time to sneak the odd drink in some of London’s best roof top bars. Here are our Top 5! Think you could add to our list? Let us know in the comments below! Aqua Spirit Location: 33 King Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8JD Nearest Tube: Regent Street Website: www.aquaspirit.co.uk Our Thoughts: Dickens and Jones store off Regents Street, Aqua Spirit is a great little bar to visit for both pre and post dinner drinks. The restaurant is stylishly decorated and has stunning roof terraces that offer fantastic views across London. SushiSamba  Location: 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street Website: www.sushisamba.com Our Thoughts: There is a pretty impressive roof top bar open all year round on top of the Heron Tower at SushiSamba. The terrace has a beautiful tree with a circular bar surrounding this which at night time looks absolutely stunning. Vista  Location: 2 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2TS Nearest Tube: Trafalgar Square Website: www.thetrafalgar.com/vista-homepage Our Thoughts: Situated on the roof of the Trafalgar Hotel this bar has impressive views of Nelson’s Column, Big Ben and the London Eye. There is an entry fee and drinks can be expensive so one to “impress” rather than for a quick after work drink. Radio Roof Top Bar Location: 336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA Nearest Tube: Temple Website: www.radiorooftop.com/london Our Thoughts: Radio Rooftop Bar situated in the ME Hotel is one of central London’s prime rooftop drinking destinations. This bar has spectacular views overlooking such iconic buildings as Tower Bridge, The Shard London Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral as well as the Southbank and Covent Garden’s theatre district....