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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Somerset House - For a festive treat, don't miss Guy Bourdin and Skate

What’s On at Somerset House – December 2014. Image © Luke Charles
OPENS TODAY
Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
Until 15 March 2015
Embankment Galleries, South Wing
One of the greatest fashion photographers of all-time” Marie Claire. The UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic image maker whose editorial and advertising works represent a high point in late twentieth century fashion photography. Once you've booked your ticket online, simply show it at the V&A and The Photographers’ Gallery throughout December, fordiscount at their fashion photography exhibitionstoo.
Charles Jourdan, Spring 1976 © The Guy Bourdin Estate, 2014/Courtesy A+C
Skate at Somerset House. Image © James Bryant
Skate at Somerset House
with Fortnum & Mason
Until 11 January 2015
Get into the festive spirit with skating at London’s most beautiful ice rink. Take to the ice followed by a hot chocolate or cocktail from Fortnum’s Lodge or the Skate Lounge. Make a night of it with one of our Club Night acts, SnowbombingNinja Tuneand Spacestation, plus many more. Why not celebrate New Year's Eve at Skate where you can enjoy the fireworks away from the crowds, the last few tickets remain.
Fashioning Winter
Until 11 January 2015
Across the site
Free admission
Prepare your wardrobe for seasonal chic by exploring nine displays by nine renowned fashion curators dotted throughout Somerset House, based on the theme of winter fashion and leisure pursuits. It includes a 1920s Burberry ski suit, evocative period cards, magazines and films, including Alexander McQueen's fairytale-inspired catwalk show from A/W 1999.
Alexander McQueen, Autumn/Winter 1999.  Niall McInerney, Photographer. © Bloomsbury Publishing plc
Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk. Image © Dave J Hogan/Getty Images
Chris Stein/Negative:
Me, Blondie, and The Advent of Punk
Until 25 January 2015
East Wing Galleries, East Wing
Free admission
★★★★★ "This is not only a retrospective of the people that shaped the band and the scene, but the places as well" The Upcoming. Photographs by Blondie co-founder Chris Stein of life inside the trailblazing band. An accompanying book, merchandise and a selection of limited edition prints are available to purchase from the exhibition shop.
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The Christmas Arcade with Fortnum & Mason
Until 11 January 2015
West Wing
Get ahead with your Christmas shopping at The Christmas Arcade which this year transforms into a pop-up version of Fortnum & Mason’s flagship Piccadilly store. Packed with festive gifts including Fortnum's iconic hampers, food and drink, confectionery, decorations, candles and diffusers, stocking fillers, gifts and games.

Wounded: The Legacy of War
Until 25 January 2015
Terrace Rooms, South Wing
Free admission
An exhibition of photographs by Bryan Adams of young war veterans who have suffered life-changing injuries on military duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. The startling series that is supported by Prince Harry honours the war heroes of today and highlights the plight of wounded personnel.

T H E U N S E E N Emporium and Knyttan: Factory of the Future
Until May and March 2015
New Wing
Free admission
Visit our New Wing to experience art being made and presented in newly opened workspaces. From the magical world of science fused with design at The Unseen Emporium to small design studio Knyttan, with "knock-out knitwear without a stitch of work" (Guardian).

Learning & Events
As photographer Guy Bourdin’s ground-breaking images come to Somerset House, we pay homage to his super sleek Seventies style with a NARS make-up workshop on Tuesday 2 December, whilst a curator’s talk on Thursday 11 December will examine his legacy within twentieth-century photography. Regular lunchtime tours on Wednesdays and Fridays also offer further insight into the pictures on display.

Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude
Until 18 January 2015
The Courtauld Gallery, North Wing
Egon Schiele was one of the most important artists of the early 20th century and produced some of the most radical depictions of the human figure created in modern times. This exhibition explores his extraordinary drawings and watercolours of male and female nudes.

From our friends at Hayward Gallery
Mirrorcity: London Artists on Fiction and Reality
Until 4 Jan 2015
‘What is the effect of advanced technologies on our lives?'. This autumn at Hayward Gallery, key and emerging London artists address the challenges of living in a digital age.

Natural History Museum - Glide over to the Ice Rink

Natural History Museum Ice Rink


Hamleys


Soft Toys

BBC Audience - Join Paddy O'Connell for a festive edition of Broadcasting House

BBC Shows, Tours and Live Events
Shows, Tours & Events

Broadcasting House


Join Paddy O'Connell and guests for a special Christmas edition ofRadio 4's Broadcasting House. Prepare to be surprised, challenged, entertained and above all to have lots of festive fun.

If you are successful in gaining a ticket for the show, the production team may wish to contact you. By applying you are granting your permission to be contacted.

Date: Sunday 28 December
Time: 9am
Venue: BBC Radio Theatre

To apply for tickets, visit the BBC Tickets website.

We do hope you can join us.

Kind regards
BBC Studio Audiences
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BBC Audience - Join Sean Rafferty for a Christmas edition of In Tune

BBC Shows, Tours and Live Events
Shows, Tours & Events

In Tune Christmas Special

Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein host an irresistible afternoon of music making and Christmas cheer live from Broadcasting House's historic Radio Theatre.

The programme includes live music from the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2014, pianist Martin James Bartlett; the superlative choral voices of The Sixteen; jazz/classical fusion group David Rees-Williams Trio; and festive seasonal readings.

Date: Friday 19 December
Time: 4.30pm
Venue: BBC Radio Theatre

To apply for tickets, visit the BBC Tickets website.

We'd love to see you there.

Kind regards
BBC Studio Audiences
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Transport for London - Weekend travel information

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Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 29/30 November. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal this weekend, but please check if any of the following affect you.

Potential Tube strike affecting Northern line services
The leadership of the RMT union have called a 24 hour strike on the Northern line on Monday 1 December. This is over a local disciplinary matter. We are in discussions with the union to try and resolve this. If the threatened strike goes ahead, Northern line services will be affected. For more details, pleaseclick here





London Underground


We are undertaking a comprehensive improvement programme across London’s transport network, including the modernisation of the Tube.

For a map showing the planned line closures for this weekend and also bus replacement information, please click here


Bakerloo line
On Sunday, there is no service between Piccadilly Circus and Elephant & Castle until approximately 13:00. This is while we replace track at Lambeth North.

Central line
Trains will not run between Woodford and Epping. This is to enable track replacement work at Loughton and Epping.

District line
On Sunday, there is no service between Aldgate East and Bromley-by-Bow while Crossrail work is carried out at Whitechapel. For more information about Crossrail, please click here

Hammersmith & City line
On Sunday, trains will not run between Moorgate and West Ham. This is to allow for Crossrail work at Whitechapel.




London Overground


There is no service between Clapham Junction and Kensington (Olympia) due to Earl’s Court development work.
 
On Sunday, trains will not run between the following stations:
 Gospel Oak and Stratford (in preparation for five car trains)
 Sydenham and Crystal Palace (to enable station work and Network Rail track work)
 
For the latest status update on London Underground and London Overground this weekend, please click here

For an overview of planned track closures for the next six months, pleaseclick here





London Buses


Moorgate - From 08:00 on Saturday until 08:00 on Sunday, Princes Street will be closed in both directions whilst filming takes place. Buses will be diverted or stop short of their normal destination.

Holloway - On Sunday, from 05:30 until 20:00, Holloway Road will be closed northbound between Tollington Road and Seven Sisters Road, this is due to an event. Buses will be diverted or stop short of their normal destination.

Wimbledon - On Sunday, from 07:00 until 22:00, Wimbledon Broadway will be closed between Queens Road and Gladstone Road due to an event. Buses will be diverted or stop short of their normal destination.

To check whether your bus is affected this weekend, please click here





Roads


Road users may be affected by the following this weekend:

Hammersmith - From 22:30 tonight until 05:00 on Friday, the Hammersmith flyover (A4) will be closed overnight due to refurbishment work. For more information, please click here

Twickenham - On Saturday, from 11:00 until 19:00, all roads around, and leading to, Twickenham Stadium are expected to be busy due to an event.

Dartford Tunnel - From 22:00 on Saturday until 06:00 on Sunday, the Dartford Tunnel (A282) will be closed northbound and traffic will be diverted via the A2, Blackwall Tunnel and the A13. In addition, the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge will be reduced to one lane southbound and the M25 Junction 31 clockwise entry slip road will also be closed. This is due to maintenance work.

Holloway - On Sunday, from 05:30 until 20:00, Holloway Road (A1) will be closed northbound between Tollington Road and Seven Sisters Road, this is due to an event.

Wimbledon - On Sunday, from 07:00 until 22:00, Wimbledon Broadway will be closed between Queens Road and Gladstone Road due to an event.

Hyde Park - Roads within the park will be closed until 22:00 on Sunday 4 January, due to an event.

For the latest status update on road travel this weekend, please click here





Barclays Cycle Hire


Cartwright Gardens docking station is part-suspended due to gas work.

For the latest update on docking station availability, please click here

Living Christmas Tree

Pot Grown Living Christmas Tree

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Paddington - Trailer - In Cinemas November 28

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Today's London Photo Gallery - 27/11/2014

Thanks You! To all the contributors via - https://www.facebook.com/LondononLondon

How many reindeer have you spotted in London?
Photo (at Duke of York Square) by Alessandra Brian
Photo: How many reindeer have you spotted in London?
Photo (at Duke of York Square) by Alessandra Brian

Hampton Court Palace for some festive ice skating! 
Photo: It's time to dig out your woolly hats, scarves and gloves and head to Hampton Court Palace for some festive ice skating! 

Book a morning session and admire the beautiful surroundings of the palace in the winter sun, or see the palace lit up after dark while you skate under the evening stars. 

Find out more and book your session here: http://bit.ly/HCPicerink

Magical view of Westfield White City...
Photo: Magical view of Westfield White City...

50 Shades of Autumn (31 photos)
Acer palmatum 'Elegans' in Autumn colour.

Golden glow of Royal Albert Hall...
Photo: Golden glow of Royal Albert Hall...

Beautiful sunset view of Albert Memorial...
Photo: beautiful sunset view of Albert Memorial...

Glowing lights of Westminster Bridge...
Photo: glowing lights of Westminster Bridge...

Lovely view from the south bank!
Photo by @Vera_Mills_45
Photo: Lovely view from the south bank!
Photo by @Vera_Mills_45




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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

BRGR. CO, Soho

BRGR. CO, Soho

Festive burger afternoon tea
£17 per person

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BRGR. CO

Combining two of the nation’s favourite food trends, BRGR. COSoho offers an all-American twist on afternoon tea. Swap finger sandwiches for juicy slider burgers, scones for miniature New York-style puddings and tasty seasonal treats, and sample a wintry spiced iced tea. A glass of mulled wine will also be served with your post-lunch platter.

A favourite of London’s burger aficionados, enjoy BRGR. CO’spremium butcher’s choice meats, fully homemade selection of sweet treats, and eclectic tea flavours. This trendy West End hideaway is found 5 minutes’ walk from Tottenham Court Road Tube Station.
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4.1 (based on 248 reviews)
“The food was excellent - I am not a great lover of burgers but these 'mini sliders' in the afternoon tea were lovely”
Sue Kenealy from Ruislip
13/11/2014
Sample Menu

Served with a glass of
mulled wine

Savoury
Butcher's cut & cheddar cheese slider

Shrimp & lobster slider

Bronze turkey & bacon slider

Tiny fries

Sweet 

Mini spiced vanilla milkshake

Mini warm mince pie

Mini chestnut cheesecake

Mini chocolate brownie

Selection of homemade infused teas served as iced tea or hot 
Mulled apple tea
orHoney lemon & clove tea

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Terms and Conditions
Available Mon-Sun until the 31st January 2015, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu and subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.