Visit London Blog » covent garden http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:00:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 London Bar and Restaurant News: Horse Meat Burgers, Caribbean Covent Garden and a Potential Michelin Farmyard http://blog.visitlondon.com/2014/04/london-bar-and-restaurant-news-horse-meat-burgers-caribbean-covent-garden-and-a-potential-michelin-farmyard/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2014/04/london-bar-and-restaurant-news-horse-meat-burgers-caribbean-covent-garden-and-a-potential-michelin-farmyard/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:00:14 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=38253 London’s drinking and dining scene has been extremely busy of late. New bars and restaurants have been opening up all over London. One particular food craze and one specific area of London both seem to be flourishing at the moment.

Burger Crazy
The hunt for the best burgers in London continues: Tommi’s Burger Joint has opened a second restaurant on the King’s Road in Chelsea; StreetFeast regulars, Baba G’s will be dishing up their Bhangra Burger sliders at Apples & Pears on Brick Lane from 10 April; Psychic Burger will open their second outlet at The Old Queen’s Head in Angel on 24 April (with a menu that will feature a burger made from 100% ethically-sourced horse meat); and Patty & Bun open restaurant number two on Liverpool Street in the City of London on 23 April. In other burger related news, Honky Tonk Chelsea are creating a dessert burger for Easter made from a brioche bun and warm chocolate mousse; and Honest Burger recently teamed up with BrewDog bar to create a limited edition burger that required customers to show ID before ordering due to the alcoholic amber ale glaze on the burger.

Covent Garden is Blooming
Possibly London’s most prolific area for new bar and restaurant activity at the moment is Covent Garden in the West End. The American-inspired Big Easy now has a second London location where diners can enjoy their BBQ meats and seafood. Thai beer brand Singha has opened its first European restaurant Pacata in Covent Garden recently and Asian street food dominates the menu that was created by the first Michelin starred Ramen Chef. Following the recent Notting Hill opening of Boom Burger, Caribbean food now also has two new Covent Garden restaurants to boast: Jamaica Patty Company, headed by the twice-voted Caribbean Chef of the Year, and Dub Jam, a colourful BBQ and rum shack located in a former cloakroom. Dub Jam’s signature punch is pumped through the restaurant’s speakers to infuse the drink with authentic reggae sounds! On the Covent Garden horizon, keep an eye out for the new venture from popular Spanish restaurant, Barrafina (also of Soho) which opens in May.

Further New Bar and Restaurant Openings
One Kensington is the glamorous new hangout for lunch, dinner, cocktails and late supper overlooking Kensington Palace Gardens.

Chef Rainer Becker is back once again with yet more contemporary Japanese Robatayaki cuisine at Roka Mayfair.

Traditional Georgian cuisine served in the most splendid of Mayfair settings at Marani.

Michelin-starred chef Ollie Dabbous goes rustic with his second London restaurant Barnyard, which is decorated to match its name.

Bravas is a new Spanish restaurant in St Katharine Docks, only minutes from Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

Holborn Dining Room and Delicatessen sees high class British dishes set amongst historical elegance in the new, ultra-luxury, five-star Rosewood London hotel.

Find more bars and restaurants in London

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Top 10 Instagram photos: February 2014 http://blog.visitlondon.com/2014/03/top-10-instagram-photos-february-2014/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2014/03/top-10-instagram-photos-february-2014/#comments Sat, 08 Mar 2014 10:07:55 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=37990 Now that our Instagram account (@visitlondonofficial) is up and running, along with the #visitlondon hashtag, here is our pick of your best pictures from the last month.

If you want the chance to be included in a future top ten get out there and start snapping our fantastic city, and make sure to hashtag it with #visitlondon

Yeoman and Raven by maviscfwang

Yeoman and Raven by maviscfwang

Westminster by rebekahesme

Westminster by rebekahesme

Tube escalator by i_shootfilm

Tube escalator by i_shootfilm

The Shard and Tower of London by mongulden

Old and New: The Shard and Tower of London by mongulden

Royal Arcade by nisaoliveira

Royal Arcade by nisaoliveira

View from the EDF London Eye by marenlm

View from the EDF London Eye by marenlm

The EDF London Eye from the river by joanamlimao

The EDF London Eye from the river by joanamlimao

Covent Garden by solar_patrick

Covent Garden by solar_patrick

Barbican by solar_patrick

Barbican by solar_patrick

Millenium Bridge by l_senator

Millenium Bridge by l_senator

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London Video of the Week: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Stars Share London Tips http://blog.visitlondon.com/2014/03/dirty-rotten-scoundrels-stars-give-their-london-tips/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2014/03/dirty-rotten-scoundrels-stars-give-their-london-tips/#comments Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:45:42 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=38005

We ask Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ stars for their thoughts on the musical and top London tips ahead of the show’s opening at The Savoy Theatre on Monday.

Robert Lindsay (Lawrence Jameson) and Rufus Hound (Freddy Benson)

Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsHow would you describe your character?

RL: I’m the older guy who’s done very well, reached the top of his game, getting slightly bored who wants a bit of chaos in his life.

RH: I’m doing the same thing as Lawrence (a con man), but he’s doing it on a far grander, more professional scale. My character is so overwhelmed he wants to learn at the feet of the master.

Describe the show in a few words…

RL: It’s essentially a great story. People love a con man, they love a rogue. There are two wonderful rogues.

RH: Great big stuff…It’s a full-on, full-out class show…It’s so perfect for people who love a good West End musical.

What would you recommend for a first-time visitor?

RL: Book a ticket for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels!

RH: Go to the pub. Nowhere has pubs like London. Sit in one of those for 10 minutes and try some London Pride or something like that.

Samantha Bond (Muriel Eubanks) and John Marquez (Andre Thibault)

How would you describe your character?Samantha Bond and John Marquez

SB: I play Muriel, a very wealthy divorcee who has gone to France in search of love.

JM: Andre, chief of police. He’s not very good with women, but then…

Describe the show in a few words…

SB: I think it’s brilliant. Thrilling, exciting, funny, sexy. It’s phenomenal

JM: Hilarious, quality.

What would you recommend for a first-time visitor?

SB: You need to see architecture, go to art galleries, walk in our beautiful parks – there are hidden parts of St James’s Park that I only discovered last year. The London Eye is glorious. I also love the Duck Toursriver boats are great ways to see London.

JM: The thing that always strikes me is the history. I love going to the streets around London Bridge and Borough, standing looking around and imagining what actually went on there.

Do you have a secret hangout in London?

SB: I like to be in Covent Garden Piazza watching everything. There are also some fantastic walking tours to see the hidden parts of London.

JM: I always like to go to Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden, just to sit and have some food there.

Where would you go for a post-show meal?

SB: Three of my favourites are: J. Sheekey, The Ivy and The Delaunay.

JM: I just did a play near J. Sheekey. I’m not a big one at eating but I did get into having a few oysters and champagne there after the show.

Katherine Kingsley (Christine Colgate) and Jerry Mitchell (director)

How would you describe your character?

Katherine Kingsley and Jerry Mitchell

KK: She’s the heiress of a soap company from America. She’s goes to the South of France where she meets two men who turn out to be con men.

Describe the show in a few words…

JM: A big, fun musical comedy where you get a chance to meet some fabulous people and get conned along the way.

KK: Fun, sexy, classy.

What would you recommend for a first-time visitor to London?

JM: The London EDITION  hotel has a wonderful bar called the Punch Room; but you can only get in with a reservation – I also recommend the Berners Tavern restaurant in the hotel. I’m a fan of J. Sheekey – it’s the theatre hangout, and you might even see a star or two.

KK. You could start off with a cocktail at The Savoy.

Where would you go for a post-theatre meal?

JM: J. Sheekey. But I’m dying to eat in The Savoy’s Grill, and there’s also Joe Allen and Orso.

KK: Joe Allen is probably easier to get a booking and not quite as expensive – it’s so theatrical, a great place.

Do you have a secret hangout in London?

JM: The thing that’s different about London from America is you have all these private clubs. I would also give a shout out to The Coal Hole, which is right next to the Savoy Theatre.

KK: Private clubs are really nice because they’re quite quiet so you don’t have to shout over people. Sometimes if you go to a pub after doing a show you can lose your voice.

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St Patrick’s Day 2014: Top 5 Irish Bars and Restaurants in London http://blog.visitlondon.com/2014/02/st-patricks-day-2014-top-5-irish-bars-and-restaurants-in-london/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2014/02/st-patricks-day-2014-top-5-irish-bars-and-restaurants-in-london/#comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:00:35 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=37872 On 17 March each year, London adopts a decidedly Irish attitude to celebrating the patron saint of Ireland, St Patrick. In addition to the free St Patrick’s Day parade and Irish festival in Trafalgar Square (this year on Sunday 16 March) many London bars and restaurants take the opportunity to become Irish for a day.

There is usually a sharp rise in Guinness sales during the St Patrick’s Day weekend and the experience of having fun with friends over a beer is often referred to as “the craic”. When raising your glass, it is also polite to say “Sláinte” (pronounced “slawnt-yeh”). Here are our Top 5 Irish bars and restaurants in London for celebrating St Patrick’s Day 2014.


Vinopolis
London’s top wine tasting attraction, Vinopolis, is hosting two St Patrick’s Day events in March. On Friday 14 March. a Celtic Céilí will take place under the railway arches. This will include dancing and a live céilí bands performing Celtic and Irish tunes; an ideal opportunity to try Irish dances such as Walls of Limerick and Waves of Tory. You can enjoy a wine tasting experience plus entry to the event (with free Irish whiskey cocktail) for £35 per person. For those who like to celebrate the Irish at a slower pace, there is also an Irish whiskey masterclass on Monday 17 March.

Porterhouse
The Porterhouse is probably one of the biggest and most authentic Irish bars in London. This multi-level bar in Covent Garden is filled with an array of interesting beers, stouts, ales and porters, each lovingly hand-crafted in Dublin, then exported to London. There is also a basement bar where live music is performed on Sunday afternoons.

Waxy O’Connors
Another Central London bar that has strong connections with Ireland is Waxy O’Connor’s in Chinatown. This unique rabbit warren bar is popular with many London visitors due to its West End location and unusual décor. The bar will be hosting a week of Irish-themed, St Patrick’s Day events with drinks promotions, whiskey tastings, live music, St Patrick’s Day menu, live Six Nations rugby (France Vs Ireland producing probably the biggest crowd), plus a St Patrick’s Day parade party on Sunday 16 March.

Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill
Mayfair restaurant Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill is run by celebrity chef and Irishman, Richard Corrigan. On Monday 17 March, Richard himself will be hosting a special three-course menu (£60) from 12:30pm which will be accompanied by live Irish music. Bentley’s still stands in the same Victorian building where it first opened back in 1916, providing a traditional backdrop to this St Patrick’s Day feast.

O’Neill’s
The Irish bar group, O’Neill’s, has a number of pubs around London. O’Neill’s Soho is hosting a week of events in celebration of St Patrick’s Day starting on 12 March with two Irish bands playing until 3am. Other highlights of the week-long party include dancing, lots of Guinness, comedy hats, live football, live GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association), live Six Nations rugby, and an all-day party on St Patrick’s Day itself.

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visitlondon.com Guest Editors: Marianela Nunez and Thiago Soares http://blog.visitlondon.com/2014/02/visitlondon-com-guest-editors-marianela-nunez-and-thiago-soares/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2014/02/visitlondon-com-guest-editors-marianela-nunez-and-thiago-soares/#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:07:41 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=37374

Royal Ballet dancers, and husband and wife team, Thiago Soares and Marianela Nuñez tell their London Story in the video above.

During our interview the two dancers, who are both South American but met at London’s Royal Ballet told us about their life and work in London. We’ve used some of their favourite London experiences to populate our homepage www.visitlondon.com from 4 to 6 February.

Here’s Marianela and Thiago’s London top five:

Covent Garden and the Royal Ballet

T: We have a really strong connection with Covent Garden. Because really, that’s where the dreams came true, isn’t it – both onstage and offstage.

M: Covent Garden definitely is a very special place for us.

T: We’ve spent so many nights here, visiting restaurants and doing things for the Royal Ballet Company, and of course, so many nights on stage at the Royal Opera House, here, so whenever we are walking around the piazza, it feels like home to us.

London Restaurants

T [It's hard for me to surprise Marianela because] she’s not that keen on surprises and we work so hard that she knows exactly what she wants to do when she’s not dancing, whether that is go to a restaurant or go to her favourite shops. We very much like Roka, the Japanese restaurant on Charlotte Street.

Islington

M: We bought our first flat in Highbury & Islington and we’ve been living there for two years now. We fell in love with the area straight away. It feels very ‘homey’ and we are only 10 minutes from Upper Street which I love – it’s full of great restaurants, beautiful little boutiques and we are so happy there. We are only 20 minutes door-to-door from the Royal Opera House, so it’s very handy too.

T: A great nightlife as well, some great pubs and small clubs too.

M: Close to our flat we have Highbury Fields as well and I love it there. I also like to go to Columbia Market on Sunday mornings, I love it and could spend hours there.

London in 24 hours: Start at Portobello Market 

T: I would take them to maybe Portobello Market in the morning, walk around, get some cool stuff and look at the funky shops.

M: I would take them to see all the big sights like Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral. The Underground means you can get round the city in just one day. I would take them to my favourite shop, Liberty’s. So, see all the main spots and then finish your day by coming to the Royal Opera House to see us dance.

The National Gallery

M: We are very lucky to have the National Gallery right here near the Royal Opera House. I remember when we started going out together, he would call me and say, ‘Hi, I’m on a lunch break and I’m at the National Gallery.’ It’s amazing for us from where we come from as we don’t have that free entrance. We go there and get inspiration from all that incredible artwork.

T: There is so much going on in London, a lot of culture and a lot of art, and the real tradition that there is in this city in theatre, which is our field, is really amazing. You can just walk from here and see a number of high-class performances at so many places. I really believe that art makes all of us better people.

Discover more stories and enter a competition to win a fantastic stay in London at www.visitlondon.com/story #TheLondonStory

What would you recommend to visitors to London?

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Best Bus Routes for Sightseeing in London http://blog.visitlondon.com/2014/01/best-bus-routes-for-sightseeing-in-london/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2014/01/best-bus-routes-for-sightseeing-in-london/#comments Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:00:35 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=27625

London’s famous double-decker buses are an ideal way to see the city if you’re on a budget. Buy a Travelcard for the day and take a self-guided city tour on London’s best bus routes. These four cover most of the major sights in the city. Their routes are described from west to east and the return journey passes the same sights in reverse.

Number 74
Starting in Putney, this route travels past London’s museums hub in South Kensington where the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum sit side by side. It then passes luxury department store Harrods and the boundary of one of London’s largest green spaces at Hyde Park Corner. You can catch a glimpse of The Dorchester hotel just after, followed by the famous haunt of public rhetoric – Speaker’s Corner at Marble Arch. The final stop is Baker Street, home to both the Madame Tussauds wax figure museum and the Sherlock Holmes Museum, at the site of the fictional detective’s residence.

Number 9
The number 9 is one of only two routes operating the old-style Routemaster buses on part of its route. Leaving from Hammersmith, it passes Kensington Palace (you’ll have to get off to see it) followed by the beautiful Royal Albert Hall and the monument to Queen Victoria’s husband which sits opposite it. Like the number 74, the 9 passes the museums in Kensington, Harrods and Hyde Park corner. It takes a different route afterwards to visit St James’s Palace, Trafalgar Square, The Savoy hotel and arts and cultural centre Somerset House.

Number RV1
The RV1 is a favourite route for us here at VL Towers! Despite being a single decker, it still passes through some of the best parts of London, giving you a great cultural tour of the city. Soak up some shops and street theatre at Covent Garden before taking the RV1. Hopping on it will take you to the South Bank where you’ll see the London Eye and Royal Festival Hall. The London Bridge stop is metres from the London Dungeon and City Hall is the next sight on the route, which crosses Tower Bridge to finish up at the Tower of London.

Number 24
The 24 sets off from Camden Town which offers alternative fashion and food. The bus then heads to the more mainstream Leicester Square in the centre, calling in at Trafalgar Square and Horse Guards Parade. The political heart of London is next as the bus passes Parliament Square where you’ll find Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, as well as the nearby Westminster Abbey where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were married in 2011. The final site is the city’s policing headquarters at the iconic New Scotland Yard building.

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Christmas Family Events in London http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/12/christmas-family-events-in-london/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/12/christmas-family-events-in-london/#comments Tue, 17 Dec 2013 13:00:07 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=36418 School is almost out for Christmas and the holidays are here, so take a peek at our fun family activities and start making some festive plans!

Slava’s Snowshow at the Royal Festival Hall

Internationally-acclaimed spectacle Slava’s Snowshow is returning to London’s Royal Festival Hall this Christmas after a sell-out winter season in 2013. This award-winning show combines theatrical clowning and stunning spectacle to create a visual masterpiece loved by children and adults alike. 17 December to 6 January

Christmas at ZSL London Zoo

For a very merry day out, look no further than ZSL London Zoo – a winter wonderland in the heart of the city. Children can meet Santa himself and join in with a host of festive activities including gingerbread decorating. Another must-see this Christmas are the Zoo’s reindeers! Until 24 December

The Harrods Christmas Grotto 2013

A visit to The Harrods Christmas Grotto is the perfect way to start the festive season. Meet Father Christmas in a magical library setting. Children will be given an exclusive Harrods book, badge and Christmas chocolate. Until 24 December

Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Visit Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London –The Making of Harry Potter.  This special feature allows visitors to see the Harry Potter film sets as they would have been during Christmas scenes for the first film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. See the Great Hall decorated for a festive feast and sip butterbeer outside Privet Drive under light snow fall.  Until 2 February

Kensington State Apartments

Aimed at the whole family, young princes and princesses are invited to try their hand at the games of court in the King’s Gallery and the King’s Drawing Room at the Kensington State Apartments. Until 6 January

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

Festive family favourite Winter Wonderland has returned to London’s Hyde Park with ice skating, big top shows, the observation wheel and a huge Christmas market. Until 5 January

Seussical The Musical at the Arts Theatre

Prowling the stage in a colourful show for youngsters, the immortal creation of Dr Seuss is joined by his pal Horton the Elephant, who has discovered an entire small world passing by on a speck of dust. It’s Seussical The Musical of course! Until 5 January

Festive Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

This afternoon tea will bring out the kid in you! With golden eggs, gingerbread pops and playful flavoured candy floss, every item reflects the wit and wonder of Roald Dahl’s classic tale. Until 5 January

See more information about Christmas in London.

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London Video of the Week: Christmas Lights Installation in Covent Garden http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/11/london-video-of-the-week-christmas-lights-installation-in-covent-garden/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/11/london-video-of-the-week-christmas-lights-installation-in-covent-garden/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:09:04 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=35985

Festive cheer will sweep through Covent Garden tonight with the switching on of the Christmas lights. This fascinating time-lapse video shows the installation of 25 lorry loads of Christmas decorations in the area, a process that took two weeks and involved 50 crew members!

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London Video of the Week: London Timelapse by Mattia Bicchi http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/11/london-video-of-the-week-london-timelapse-by-mattia-bicchi/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/11/london-video-of-the-week-london-timelapse-by-mattia-bicchi/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:18:45 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=26925

London is a fast-moving city, but time appears to be moving at a supersonic pace in this stunning time-lapse video. Keep your eyes peeled for London’s most famous sights, including City Hall, Covent Garden, The Gherkin, Liverpool Street Station, Millennium Bridge, Battersea Power Station, Piccadilly Circus, Tower Bridge, London Eye, Westminster and Canary Wharf.

Photo & Editing: Mattia Bicchi

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London Shopping News: London Designer Outlet, Harrods Christmas Parade, Old Spitalfields Market, La Maison Maille, Cath Kidston http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/10/london-shopping-news-london-designer-outlet-harrods-christmas-parade-old-spitalfields-market-la-maison-maille-cath-kidston/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/10/london-shopping-news-london-designer-outlet-harrods-christmas-parade-old-spitalfields-market-la-maison-maille-cath-kidston/#comments Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:34:44 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=35851

From Harrods Christmas Parade to the opening of London’s first outlet shopping destination, this is an exciting time for the capital’s retail scene!

London Designer Outlet Opens

Listen up, bargain hunters! London’s first designer outlet shopping destination has opened in Wembley, with stores offering up to 70% off prices at leading high street shops. Boasting 85 outlets including Adidas, Gap, Guess, Phase Eight, Superdry, Clarks, Nike and M&S, the shopping centre also has a raft of restaurants and cafes, as well as a nine-screen cinema complex.

Harrods Christmas Parade

Get into the festive spirit this Saturday (2 November) by watching the glitzy Harrods Christmas Parade weave its way down Brompton Road. Beginning at 8am, onlookers can expect real-life reindeer, dancers, performers and a string of children’s favourites including SpongeBobSquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Wallace and Gromit and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Santa will enter Harrods at 8.50am to open the magical Christmas Grotto at 9am.

Cheese & Wine Festival at Spitalfields

Old Spitalfields Market will be heaving with wine, cheese and bread this weekend (1-2 November) for the Cheese & Wine Festival, and the Real Bread Festival. More than 40 artisan food companies will be taking part, including cheesemonger La Fromagerie, the bakery Flour Station and organic wine merchants Vintage Roots. 11am-7.30pm on Friday 1 November and 10am-7pm on Saturday 2 November

Mustard Shop La Maison Maille OpensLa Maison Maille boutique

Calling all foodies! A gourmet mustard boutique has opened in London’s West End. As well as selling Dijon Mustard, La Maison Maille sells 60 other varieties, from ‘parmesan and basil’ to ‘fig and coriander’. Traditional ceramic pumps are used to serve the fresh mustard, which is currently Chablis mustard with black truffle. Popular with royalty, La Maison Maille was founded in France 266 years ago.

Pop-up Barber Shop

Planning to cultivate a moustache for Movemder? Gillette is setting up a pop-up barbershop offering free hot towel shaves and moustache touch-ups for all those taking part in Movemder. The barber shop will host a number of events throughout the month including live acoustic sets, comedy nights and motivational evenings. 7 Earlham Street, Covent Garden.

Wine Car Boot

Taste, learn about and buy wine from nine of London’s best independent wine shops at the Wine C4r Boot. Open on Saturday 16 November from 12pm-6pm, the sale will take place at Arch E, Union Car Park, Great Suffolk Street, SE1 OUE. Tickets are £10 and include your first five tastings, a six bottle wine carrier and a tasting glass.

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Love art? Urban and contemporary art company Beautiful Crime is launching a concept store in Covent Garden on Friday 15 November to provide art fans the chance the buy rare works from big-name artists such as Jonathan Yeo, Tracey Emin, Mat Collishaw, Banksy, Eine, Jamie Reid, Charming Baker and Anthony Micallef. Other arty products, mugs, t-shirts and books will also be available from £10. There are works to suit all budgets, with prints and originals ranging from £30 up to £20,000. Located under the Lulu Guinness store, 17 Floral Street WC2E 9DH. Open until 29 December.

Cath Kidston Flagship Launches

Hyped as the “home of modern vintage”, Cath Kidston will open the doors to its new UK flagship store at 180 Piccadilly on 5 December.  The 7070sqft store will home accessories, vintage furniture and children’s clothes. It will also stock the exclusive Piccadilly Print, a never-seen-before design featuring all that is iconic about London life including pigeons and black taxis.

 

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