Looking for fun or different things to do in London in the next 2 months? Here are some highlights.
Planning to propose this leap year?
On Monday 29th February 2016, The Balcon will be offering the table on the Champagne Balcony to a couple, where guests will be able to enjoy Matt Greenwood’s new tasting menu and a bottle of champagne for £300.
Traditionally, women have turned to the tables on men by proposing marriage on the 29th February. Are you going to take the leap? If so, this is the perfect venue!
For more information visit: http://www.thebalconlondon.com/lunchdinner/lunchdinner.shtm
Cocktails in the City from 10th – 12th March 2016
Located in one of London’s most breath-taking venues, Cocktails In The City will showcase twenty of London’s most exciting bars, in addition to a new International floor with guest bars from Paris, Amsterdam and Copenhagen.
Taking place across three beautifully designed floors in the breath-taking Grade II listed venue, London’s most eagerly anticipated cocktail event will provide guests with an eclectic array of some of the world’s hottest bars. In the venue’s atmospheric crypt, the coolest new openings, from stylish Soho saloons to East end drinking dens, will showcase their latest concept cocktails. The sweeping grand hall will feature world-famous cocktail bars alongside established favourites. The mezzanine level will host the newly launched “International bars floor”, while the rooftop BBQ and bar will be the perfect way to enjoy fine drinks and food while enjoying a spectacular view.
Throughout the weekend, over 3000 guests will experience imaginative, innovative and delicious cocktails from a diverse array of bars. For the first time, Cocktails In The City will feature International Bars, including Paris’s Little Red Door and Door 74 from Amsterdam. In addition to the bars, there will be a long feasting table in the Great Hall, delivering creative dining at its finest and serving up a delicious cocktail-inspired menu.
One Mayfair 13A N Audley St, London W1K 6ZA
Tickets are £15 and include one cocktail, multiple complimentary experiences and cocktail
Urban Food Fest
Urban Food Fest was founded by City lawyer and investment banking duo Jessica and Mike. The Urban Food Fest street food and bar night market will be back every Saturday from 5 March 2016 from midday to midnight at the Euro Car Parks on Shoreditch High Street, London and soon as a pop-up at the Euro Car Parks on Deansgate, Manchester.
Every Urban Food Fest market has 15 different street food trucks and stalls every Saturday serving a delicious array of global gourmet street food dishes alongside a premium bar and specialist cocktail bar with craft beers, cider, exclusive Urban cocktails, spirits, shots, international wines, prosecco and champagne, plus live musicians and seating areas.
Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection
This exhibition displays jewellery from the Al Thani Collection ranging from date early 17th century to the present day, and were made in the Indian subcontinent or inspired by India. They include spectacular precious stones, jades made for Mughal emperors and a gold tiger-head finial from the throne of the South Indian ruler Tipu Sultan.
Magical Lantern Festival in Chiswick Gardens till early March
The Magical Lantern Festival is visually spectacular, an artistic installation of beautifully sculpted life-size and giant lanterns designed in various forms from animals and birds to buildings and abstract lantern designs of all shapes and sizes.
The festival features more than 50 giant, amazing hand-sculpted lanterns, which you see as you walk through corridors of light on the picturesque garden trail. My favourites include the elephants and dragon.
For tickets go to: http://www.magicallantern.uk/tickets/
St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
Make sure you are at Trafalgar Square, dressed in green on Sunday 13 March to join the Irish bash at this free event in honour of St Patrick.
The parade will feature pageantry, floats and a marching band. The Irish know how to party so this is one party worth going to!
For more information go to https://www.london.gov.uk/events
Bouncingham Castle 3-5 March
Candy Crush Fan? A 7 metre bouncing castle scented of raspberries is popping up outside City Hall to celebrate the launch of Candy Crush Jelly Saga. Yes really! This is a free event.
For more information go to: http://www.morelondon.com/events/calendar