What To Do Over Christmas & New Year

What To Do Over Christmas & New Year

Looking for things to do over the festive period? Look no further – from special menus and pop-ups to the new immersive art experience to book now, our guide has plenty of options for everyone.

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ENJOY A FESTIVE FEAST: Six By Nico ‘Miracle On…’ Menu

Chef Nico Simeone creates a new six-course tasting menu every six weeks at his restaurants across the country. Over the next few weeks diners can enjoy a Christmas feast at the Canary Wharf site for £37pp. The ‘Miracle On…’ menu is centred on the theme of nostalgia where guests can rediscover treats from their childhood. Highlights include smoked salmon blinis with celeriac, Granny Smith apples, and smoked caviar; a festive game pie made with venison, Jerusalem artichokes and a toasted hazelnut emulsion; and ‘Buche De Noel’ featuring sour cherries, hazelnuts, and chocolate Aero. Diners can also choose from vegetarian menus, and add on wine pairings for an extra £33pp.

Until Sunday 9th January; 6 Chancellor Passage, Canary Wharf, E14 5EA

Visit SixByNico.co.uk


Oxford Street’s new pop-up store, The Collect, showcases inclusive and sustainable independent fashion brands. There are currently eight up-and-coming brands to browse, spanning womenswear, menswear and accessories. Make a beeline for Lone Design Club – a design collective that makes colourful and unique dresses, shirts and two-pieces, then check out the stall by Loop Generation for pre-loved clothing and accessories. Other brands involved include Archive Six, Bleaq, Moonlight Motel, Löfte, and Never Fade Factory.
Until mid-January; 500 Oxford Street, West End, W1 2QQ
Visit Westminster.gov.uk

GET NYE READY: Amanda Harrington at The Ned Club Spa

Want to treat yourself ahead of New Year’s Eve? The Ned’s Club Spa has added an Amanda Harrington spray tan to its treatment list. Regular SL readers will know how much we rate the beauty pro’s tanning line, so we were excited to hear you can now book in for a bespoke 40-minute ‘Signature Tan Stand-Up’ treatment (£85). Taking place in the relaxing treatment rooms in Ned’s Club Spa, the full-body treatment is done by brush, so you can expect a seamless finish that’s totally bespoke. You can also shop Amanda’s sunless tan and skincare products on site, too – ideal for last-minute top ups.
Visit TheNed.com

GET YOUR CULTURE FIX: The Marriage Of Figaro At The Royal Opera House  

The Marriage of Figaro opens at the Royal Opera House on Sunday 9th January. While the orchestra plays one of Mozart’s most famous scores, actors on stage will set the scene at Count Almaviva’s château in 1830s Seville. Servants Figaro and Susanna are about to be married, but the Count has designs on Susanna and plans of his own for her. As the two plan to foil the unwanted advances of the Count, the Countess has her heart stolen by a cross-dressing pageboy. But when mischief is afoot and love is at stake, plans never run smoothly…
Until 27th January; Bow Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9DD
Visit ROH.org.uk



Ready to restart your fitness journey and set healthy goals? Spin brand Apex Rides has just opened its first pop-up in Seven Dials where customers can learn about the brand, take a spin on the bikes and meet the instructors. Created knowing that an at-home bike spends more time on display than in use, there are currently four neutral colourways to choose from – models are compact and mobile, so you can easily move it around the house. Next month, the space will host regular events and DJ sets, and stream exclusive live rides from the store. 
Until March; 5-7 Shorts Gardens, Seven Dials, WC2H 9AZ
Visit ApexRides.com


Native at Browns department store has created a six-course ‘Regenuary’ menu to showcase sustainability and the British regenerative farming cycle. In typically seasonal Native style, the restaurant has created a veg-focused menu will highlights British produce, including foraged herbs and ingredients that usually go to waste. Expect dishes include ‘compost broth with compost pakoras’; focaccia with confit garlic oil; Alexander leaf velouté with fresh curds and a rye crumb; and a Jerusalem artichoke mille-feuille. Available for lunch and dinner, the set menu costs £59pp.

Until Saturday 29th January; 39 Brook Street, Mayfair, W1K 4AH
Visit NativeRestaurant.co.uk

BOOK AHEAD: Klimt: The Immersive Experience

The team behind the successful Van Gogh: The Experience have created another immersive art experience to showcase the wonderful work and colourful palette of Gustav Klimt. The exhibition doesn’t start until July 2022, but tickets have just gone on sale and they’re expected to sell out quickly. Taking place at a secret London location, visitors will be able to view Klimt’s most famous artwork in a 20,000sq ft space with floor-to-ceiling digital projections. With unique VR technology, visitors will even be guided on a ten-minute journey through ‘a day in the life of the artist’ to discover the inspiration behind eight of his iconic works. Tickets cost £19.90. 
Visit KlimtExpo.co

MEET THE GIRLS: Double Standard Yurt

Double Standard at The Standard hotel has installed a cool Scandi-inspired yurt on its outdoor terrace. It has been decked out with cosy sheepskin furs, velvet stools and festive decorations. Guests can order Double Standard's signature cocktails, including palomas, negronis and the SL favourite ‘Pear & White Tea Fizz’ made with vodka, Kanpai sake, pear, white tea and soda. If you want to try something new, ask for a ‘Snowball Slushy’ – think the classic Advocaat-based drink on ice.

10 Argyle Street, King’s Cross, WC1H 8EG
Visit StandardHotels.com

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