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ENJOY A TASTE OF JAPAN: Little Kyoto by Neverland London
Neverland London – the group behind Fulham’s summer beach – has opened a pop-up to celebrate the culture and food of Japan. At ‘Little Kyoto’, guests can sit at tables or in pagodas surrounded by a beautiful cherry blossom tree installation to try small plates and cocktails. Open every Thursday to Sunday until May, the menu includes pork belly bao buns, yakitori sticks, sushi platters and crispy gyozas, plus drinks inspired by spring, like yuzu and lychee martinis, and a ‘Raspberry Blossom & Kyoto Mule’. At the weekend, the resident DJ will set the vibe with house music, alongside live performers. Tables start from £10.
Wandsworth Bridge Road, Fulham, SW6 2TY
RENT A NEW OUTFIT: My Wardrobe HQ Pop-Up At Rosewood London
Today, my wardrobe HQ is hosting a fashion pop-up at Rosewood London hotel. In the Lincoln House suite, shoppers can browse a selection of rental outfits to celebrate London Fashion Week. Expect to find dresses, jumpsuits and accessories from big brands and emerging designers, including Stella McCartney, Prada, Maison Marcelle, La Pearlin, Filkk and Mimine AG. For today only, My Wardrobe HQ stylists will be on hand to offer outfit advice, and can take pictures of your outfits in a special red-carpet inspired ‘GlamBot’ photobooth. If you can’t make it to the pop-up, the edit is available to rent from the website until Sunday 20th February.
252 High Holborn, Holborn, WC1V 7EN
BOOK A TABLE: Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings has created three new menus for dinner, brunch and evening drinks. Book a table at the venue’s main restaurant to enjoy dishes like Cornish sea bream ceviche with daikon salad, avocado, apple and yuzu; layered leeks tomatoes, seasonal mushrooms and confit potato; and chilled rice pudding with candied pink grapefruit, and orange and grapefruit sorbet. If you’d rather meet the girls for weekend brunch, new dishes include a crab and lobster dog with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce; stacked pancakes with toasted hazelnuts and caramelised banana; and huevos benedictos – chorizo, avocado, béarnaise sauce and pico de gallo on a toasted English muffin.
42 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, EC1R 0HU
BOOK AHEAD: Proud
Mark LGBTQ+ History Month and book tickets for Proud at the King's Head Theatre in Islington. Written by Bren Gosling, the show is a moving story of conflict and connection. After his Pentecostal mother dies, Roland is liberated to live openly as a gay man. He relocates from Brixton to Walthamstow, where he unexpectedly falls for Amir, a much younger refugee with a war-torn past. Their magnetic connection is tested, by Amir’s PTSD, as well as his inability to identify as gay, and Roland’s strained relationship with his teenage son, Gary. What binds these characters together is the desire to know and understand one another as they struggle to come to terms with their own identities.
From Tuesday 22nd February to Saturday 12th March; 115 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1QN
CELEBRATE NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY: Cointreau Takeover
Tuesday 22nd February is National Margarita Day. Cointreau – a key ingredient in an OG margarita – has partnered with a number of bars, restaurants and salons across London to come up with some fun drinks menus and pop-up events. From today until Wednesday 23rd February, visitors can try a special Cointreau Margarita at several bars, including Adam Handling’s Eve bar, Hacha, Artesian at The Langham Hotel, Side Hustle at The NoMad hotel, and Tacos Padre. On Tuesday (and every Monday in March) you can also book in at Shoreditch Nails’ salons in Dalston or Shoreditch to receive a complimentary margarita with any treatment – they’ve even specially created some fruity nail art designs for the occasion. Visit the Margarita Map to see more.
TRY A SPECIAL MENU: A Taste of Tuscany At Como Metropolitan London
From tomorrow until Saturday 26th February, Como Castello Del Nero – the historic estate in Tuscany – is taking over the kitchen at Como Metropolitan London on Park Lane for a ten-day residency. The estate’s chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro has created an exclusive menu to highlight the best of Tuscan produce, including handmade tagliatelle with lobster and tomato sauce; aubergine parmigiana with mozzarella, tomato and basil; Mediterranean-style seabass with ricotta; and sautéed vegetable and provolone cheese pizza. Finish the meal with an Italian cheeseboard or boozy tiramisu.
9 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 1LB
MAKE SOMETHING DELICIOUS: The Big London Bake East
The Big London Bake has opened in Haggerston. Inspired by The Great British Bake Off, the cake-themed bar in railway arches is accessed via a secret entrance. Guests can drink cocktails from a baking-inspired cocktail menu and relax at the heated outdoor drinking deck and garden. There’s also the option to take part in a ‘bake off’ to learn how to bake like a pro from a team of patisserie chefs.
Railway Arch 323, Under The Bridge, Lee Street, Haggerston, E8 4ED
GO OUT OUT: Lines Underground Cabaret At Studio 9294
Lines is a new underground cabaret night at Studio 9294 in Hackney Wick. Every month, the event will showcase up-and-coming artists in comedy, music and burlesque, hosted by award-wining comedian Gabby Killick. There are still tickets left for tonight’s show from 6.30pm, where guests can watch performances by collective New Car Smell (who use their lungs to make high-octane acoustic dance music), followed by burlesque dancer and aerial artist Anya Love, and comedian Arielle. Tickets cost £11.25.
Studio 9294, 92 Wallis Road, Hackney, E9 5LN
TAKE THE GIRLS: Doña
Partial to a margarita or paloma? Doña is the new mezcal and music bar in Stoke Newington to know about. Starting life as a pop-up in 2019, the all-female brand has recently opened the new space for late-night cocktails and live music sessions. Tucked away behind a bright red sequin door, walk down the stairs to find a seriously cool basement bar complete with velvet sofas, red interiors and a pink marble bar. Drinks include the ‘Margaret’, a take on a classic mezcal margarita; the ‘Doña’ made with Dangerous Don Café, white vermouth, and freshly squeezed ginger and lime; and a ‘Monika’ which includes Cocchi Americano, amaretto and Midnight Oil foam. Every night from 6-10pm, you can also order tacos and small plates from Tigre Tacos upstairs.
92 Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington, N16 7NY
SHOP NEW HOMEWARE: Tom Dixon Warehouse Sale
From today to Sunday 27th February, Tom Dixon is hosting a warehouse sale at its HQ in Kings Cross. Shoppers can browse a range of discounted homeware, with pieces starting from just £10 – expect to find chairs, pendant lights, cushions, rugs, glassware, decorative objects, and marble serve-ware among the selection. Stock is replaced daily, and you can even use Klarna to pay for big-ticket items. Plus, 5% of all sales will be donated to New Horizon to support homeless youths in London. To get involved, register for free via the link below.
Unit 16 & 17 Stable Street, Kings Cross, N1C 4AB