BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS: Nightmare Alley: The Immersive Experience At Everyman Islington
Everyman Cinema has created its first immersive experience to celebrate the release of psychological thriller Nightmare Alley. From Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd January, Everyman’s Screen on the Green in Islington will be transformed into a 1940s American carnival, complete with food and cocktails, circus performers and a live band. The film tells the story of Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) who visits a clairvoyant at a circus in the hope of some good fortune. With newly acquired information – and the help of mysterious psychiatrist Lilith Ritter (Cate Blanchett) – he hatches a plan to take down NYC’s elite. Be sure to dress for the occasion; tickets cost £45pp.
83 Upper Street, Islington, N1 0NP
TRY A FUN WORKOUT: Boom Cycle Party On A Bike
Regular SL readers will know we love Boom Cycle’s high-impact spin classes, so we were excited to hear it’s created a new workout series – ‘Party on a Bike’. Taking place at Boom’s Hammersmith, Battersea and Holborn sites this month, there’s a range of pop music workouts on offer, from Little Mix dance-spin classes to a full-body workout to the soundtrack of Beyoncé’s best hits. We love the sound of the ‘It’s Britney B*tch’ class on Thursday 20th January at 7.15am at the Holborn studio – expect to hear songs like Toxic, Work Bitch and Gimme More, plus remixes of …Baby One More Time and Crazy. If you’re not already a member, new joiners can book three rides over 14 days for £35.
GO OUT OUT: Wyld Club
Wyld Club is the new late-night venue to have on your radar. The venue – which used to house Drama Park Lane and Whisky Mist – has a nightclub and separate bar, with a giant bejewelled jaguar in the middle. The Amazon-inspired theme encompasses tropical trees and disco balls on the ceiling, plush animal print furniture, and dancers and aerial performers who pop up on the stages. Wyld is also eco-friendly – you won’t find any single-use plastic in the venue, and for every bottle bought at the bar, the team will plant a tree with help from Eden Reforestation Projects. Entry costs £20pp.
Open Thursday-Sunday from 11pm to 4am; 35 Hertford Street, Mayfair, W1J 7SD
GET CREATIVE: Petersham Nurseries Masterclasses
Over the next few months Petersham Nurseries is hosting a range of workshops and masterclasses. Guests can take part in fresh pasta-making workshops at La Goccia, led by one of the restaurant’s chefs. Attendees will receive a glass of wine or prosecco on arrival, learn how to make traditional dough recipes and six different types of pasta, then sit down in the restaurant to watch the chefs make dinner. There are also ‘winemaker’ dinner evenings where guests can learn about wine pairings while enjoying a meal at The Petersham in Richmond, plus floristry workshops in Petersham’s Covent Garden studio. Tickets start from £65pp.
1 Floral Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9FB; Nightingale Lane, Richmond, TW10 6UZ
SHOP DESIGNER HOMEWARE: The Invisible Collection Pop-Up At 14 Cavendish
Designer collective The Invisible Collection has opened a pop-up to showcase a range of designers including Pierre Augustin Rose, Louise Liljencrantz, Allegra Hicks and design duo Campbell-Rey. Expect a curated selection of classic and contemporary pieces including rattan chairs, shearling armchairs, leopard print sofas, and bedside tables. Don’t miss the decorate accessories and accents by Martin Brudnizki, Atelier Février and Osanna Visconti. Book an appointment to browse the collection, or shop pieces at The Invisible Collection’s site.
14 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, W1G 9DB
BOOK AHEAD: Wild By Tart x Lily Silverton MindFULL Supper Club
On Tuesday 25th January from 6pm, Wild by Tart is hosting a supper club with mental health and wellbeing coach Lily Silverton. The event includes a welcome cocktail or mocktail, a healthy three-course supper made with seasonal ingredients, and a goodie bag. Menu details are strictly under wraps, but if Wild by Tart’s previous events are anything to go by, expect a hearty feast. On the night, Lily Silverton will host a goal-setting workshop to help guests discover their priorities and skills and set achievable goals in 2022. Tickets cost £75pp, or £95pp with wine pairings.
3-4 Eccleston Yards, Victoria, SW1W 9AZ
LEARN AT HOME: Wild Wine Online Course
Cornwall-based wine school Wild has created an online wine course for beginners. Running every Thursday evening from 20th January to 10th March, the eight-week course covers a range of topics, including organic and biodynamic harvesting, natural wines, the booming English wine scene, how to pair wine with food, and the best wine regions in the world. You’ll also learn about the basics of winemaking and the main grape varieties, and try a different pairing each week. The course also includes weekly emails of guided study, suggested further reading (and recommended podcasts to listen to), guest appearances from industry experts, and a tasting pack which includes a Wild Wine School tasting glass, a bottle opener, and 17 flavour prompt cards. The course costs £395pp.
SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE: Ronnie Scott's Musical Amnesty
On Saturday 22nd January from 10am-3pm, Ronnie Scott's is holding a ‘musical instrument amnesty’ where you can donate unused or unwanted instruments to children in the UK and overseas. The instruments will go to charities Music For All and Sistema England. All instruments – from plastic recorders to violins and state-of-the-art mixing desks – are welcomed, as long as they’re in a good condition. Once you’ve donated, enjoy a hot drink or glass of fizz to learn about the project and the impact your donation will make – you’ll even receive a tracking number so you can follow the journey of your instrument and see who receives it. Last year, artists like Sam Smith and KT Tunstall donated, so you might even bump into a celeb or two.
47 Frith Street, Soho, W1D 4HT
HEAD SOUTH: Battersea Power Station Light Festival
Battersea Power Station’s annual light festival returns this weekend. In collaboration with the Light Art Collection, there are six installations around the riverside neighbourhood. This year, three artists have created unique displays, including ‘Run Beyond’ by Angelo Bonello (which you might recognise from Amsterdam’s canals), two huge neon origami tigers by Lava, and ‘Picto Sender Machine’ – a 10ft rainbow installation that mirrors your movements. Once you’ve seen the lights, stop for dinner at Indian restaurant Cinnamon Kitchen, Tapas Brindisa, or Wright Brothers for fresh seafood.
TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT: Brown’s Hotel Vegan Menus
Brown’s Hotel is having a vegan takeover this month. British restaurant Charlie’s, headed up by Michelin star-winning chef Adam Byatt, has new dishes like chestnut and artichoke soup; and roasted squash with grilled tenderstem broccoli, kale and truffle; while vegan afternoon tea is served in the Dining Room – expect cucumber mint and vegan cream cheese sandwiches, quinoa crackers, cashew nut hummus, passion fruit and coconut mousse, and lemon drizzle cake, with tea and champagne. Don’t forget to drop into the Donovan Bar for cocktails and live jazz afterwards.
33 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1S 4BP
UP YOUR WELLNESS: The Standard London
The Standard has unveiled a host of new treatments to bring some much-needed fun – and healthiness – to the start of the year. Those keen to try the wellness trend for ice bathing can order an ice bath from room service to one of the suites’ outdoor tubs. Benefits including limiting the inflammatory responses of the body, improvements to the central nervous system and training the vagus nerve (which is critical to reducing stress levels). This month also sees the launch of a partnership with intravenous vitamin provider, Get A Drip. Available to guests staying in any suite throughout January, the team will offer in-room drips, plus booster shots of B12 and vitamin D – ideal if you’ve been out the night before. Polaroid has created a digital detox package where guests can swap their phones for film cameras. And finally, guests can arrange for a Peloton bike to set up in their room.
10 Argyle Street, King’s Cross, WC1H 8EG