Monday, 24 October 2016

A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow at the Arts Theatre

Following sell-out seasons in 2011/12 and critical and audience acclaim, Simon Callow returns in this much-lauded production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, playing at the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited season from 8 December.
Based on Dickens’ own performance adaptation, Simon Callow and director-designer Tom Cairns have created a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive story-telling that is both heart-warming and deeply moving. A Christmas must see for 8-88 year olds!
Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL is one of the most beloved books in the English language. It has become a classic Christmas tale for generations of grown-ups and children alike.
As the ghosts spirit Scrooge from the present to his past and future, Dickens takes us on a magical journey from the miser’s dank and creaking house to cosy hearths, and from snowy graveyards to joyful festivities. This treasured story offers a celebration of goodness, a plea for justice and the promise of redemption.
Simon Callow, one of the nation’s best loved actors, returns to Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL after huge international success with The Mystery of Charles Dickens (West End and Broadway), national acclaim for Dr Marigold & Mr Chops and guest starring as Dickens on Doctor Who (BBC). Notable recent acting work has included his performance as Count Fosco, the villain of Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White, both in film and on stage; as Pozzo in Beckett's Waiting for Godot opposite Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart and Ronald Pickup; and as the psychiatrist in Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Peter Shaffer's Equus.  
Simon published his own biography of Dickens in early 2012. On screen, Simon is best known for his roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love and Amadeus.

A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow Tickets


Cinderella - Chiswick House at the Chiswick House & Gardens

This Christmas Chiswick House plays host to a remarkable event – within a Big Top in the beautiful walled garden will be a spectacular new stage production of Cinderella. This thrilling version of the classic tale combines an eclectic mix of first class performers. Expect dancing mice, an acrobatic lizard, ballerina snowflakes, a mind blowing illusionist and a live acoustic orchestra.
It will be beautiful, magical, classical, and great entertainment for all the family. Suitable for children of 3 years and above. There will be a fully licensed bar and loads of delicious Christmas goodies.

Cinderella - Chiswick House Tickets


Fashion & Textile Museum - Exclusive Josef Frank Textiles Preview Event

Exhibition Preview & Afternoon Tea
Fashion and Textile Museum
 Josef Frank, Butterfly, 1943–5
Image: Josef Frank, Butterfly, 1943–5 © Svenskt Tenn
1920s JAZZ AGE Fashion & Photographs | Open 23 September 2016 – 15 January 2017
Book tickets online

Bat Out of Hell The Musical London Coliseum

Jim Steinman's epic rock and roll theatrical fantasy Bat Out of Hell The Musical, the inspiration for one of the most iconic and successful albums in history, is set to explode onto the London Coliseum stage in June 2017. 
Join the eternally young Strat and his wild gang, The Lost, as they roam the streets of Obsidian, a post-apocalyptic Manhattan, ruled by the wicked and tyrannical Falco. When Strat first sets eyes on Falco's daughter, Raven, who has been locked away in the palace towers, he sets out to rescue her from her evil father's clutches in a full throttle tale of teenage love, youthful rebellion and living the rock and roll dream. 
Bat Out of Hell is a breath-taking new musical that features 17 of Meat Loaf's greatest hits including I’d Do Anything for Love, Paradise by the Dashboard Light, You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night), Dead Ringer For Love, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad, Bat Out of Hell and more.
Directed by Jay Scheib, this high octane musical adventure plays a limited season at the London Coliseum from June 2017. 

Bat Out of Hell The Musical Tickets


Sunday, 23 October 2016

Zombie Evacuation Race at Allianz Park Stadium, London (37% Off)

Zombie Evacuation Race

The Deal

Zombie Evacuation Race

Kicking off a day of death in the morning, evacuees face the race for their lives as they fend off starving, virus-ridden zombies and dodge an array of obstacles to reach the finish line. Evacuation Marshals will be on hand to ensure the completion of the course, but unfortunately cannot save runners from any approaching undead. The lucky few who make it to the end alive will be rewarded with a dog tag medal, while the less fortunate participants will receive an infected dog tag to mark their doomed status.

About Zombie Evacuation Race

Pitting mere mortals against a nightmarish zombie apocalypse, Zombie Evacuation Race organises sprints through the countryside fraught with obstacles, flesh-eaters, and a lot of screaming. The infective craze has spread to locations across the UK, including woodland in Cambridge and Allianz park in North London.

Haunted London, Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Bus Tour Ticket with Premium Tours (50% Off)

Haunted London Bus Tour

The Deal

  • The tour features: open-top drive through sinister parts of London | a ghost walk through Smithfield market | Jack the Ripper story | visit to the Sherlock Holmes Pub
  • The tour departs from Victoria Coach Station gate 0 at 7 p.m. and it lasts approximately three hours
  • Seating is based on a first come first serve basis and seating on upper-deck cannot be guaranteed
  • Please note that this is an open top bus tour - please be prepared for the possibility of rain. On rare occasions the open top bus may be changed to a closed top bus

Jack the Ripper, Haunted London and Sherlock Holmes Bus Tour

The bus begins at Westminster Abbey and goes past the banqueting house where Charles I was beheaded. Guests will see the Royal London Hospital where the Elephant Man lived, then a quick walking tour of the empty Smithfield market will show them where Braveheart was tortured and the Cock Lane Ghost is still allegedly roaming the streets. The tour moves on to the East End and home of Jack The Ripper, and guests will get a chance to see all the murder sites and surmise about the possible solutions to this unsolved mystery. Afterwards, guests can relax over a tipple in the Sherlock Holmes Pub, where the tour ends.

About Premium Tours

Holding a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Premium Tours is a company that provides a wide range of tourist services, such as tours and hotel reservations. The tours include top tourist destinations in the UK, such as Stonehenge, Bath, Leeds, Windsor and Highclere, as well as various London trips, including open-top bus rides. Those wishing to venture to the other side of the Channel can also participate in a Paris day trip.

Three-Course Meal with Optional Prosecco at Hatchetts of Mayfair

Three-Course Meal, Mayfair

Choose from Eight Options

Starters may include: Warm salad of Heritage tomatoes, vanilla, laverstock farm buratta | Pickled Red Mullet, Salt Cod brandade | Chicken & Mushroom consomme, braised leeks, chanterelles, crispy hen’s egg | Celeriac ‘Risotto’ | Braised Hereford Snails, Hedgerow Garlic
Mains may include: Tudge’s pork collar, turnip & anchovy puree, turnip tops & smoked broth | Chicken glazed cod, steamed cockles & clams, seaweed jelly, crispy seashore findings | Devonshire lobster risotto | Roast Autumn Squash, confit heirloom tomatoes, braised coco beans & fennel tops
Desserts may include: Valrhona chocolate delice, yeast & salted caramel, cocoa nib tuille | Baked Apple Terrine, toffee apple sorbet & Viennese biscuit | Expresso granita, Coffee ice Cream, Milk Froth, Cocoa Tuille | Burnt butter pudding, spiced brown bread ice cream, ginger & blackberry

About Hatchetts

Located near the Green Park Tube station, Hatchetts boasts a menu that blends traditional and modern approach to British cuisine. Composed by a chef with over 20 years' experience, their culinary portfolio includes roast partridge, Cornish lobster, butter pudding, as well as artisanal British cheeses. Selection of beverages ranges from beer and wine to champagne and classic cocktails. Patrons can take advantage of private dining rooms, ready to accommodate an array of functions, from Christmas parties to weddings or product launches.

Sharing Platter and Cocktails for Two at Park International Hotel (50% Off)

Sharing Platter with Drinks 

The Deal

  • Sharing platter includes: salt and pepper squids | vegetable spring rolls | barbecue wings | vegetable tempura | prawn crackers served with peanut sauce and sweet chilli sauce
  • Choice of cocktails: caipiroska | cosmopolitan | caipirinha | mojito | Tom Collins | white Russian

About Park International Hotel

Blending contemporary features with an enviable Kensington location, Park International Hotel provides an elegant spot for visitors to stay the night, partake in the tradition of afternoon tea, or grab an evening refreshment. Rooms are available in all shapes and sizes, including home comforts such as a small fridge, a hairdryer and complimentary Wi-Fi. Cosy fireplaces, plush leather-style sofas and New York-inspired artwork make the Piano Bar and Restaurant the go-to place for traditional British dishes and Asian fare, while the spacious Orchid Breakfast room serves a hearty buffet every morning. A live pianist provides backing music on Wednesday to Friday evenings, while there's also a happy hour available seven days a week.

An Evening with Graham Norton and Jodi Picoult, 21 November at Cambridge Theatre (Up to 54% Off)

The Deal

  • One (1) or two (2) tickets to see Graham Norton and Jodi Picoult (up to 54% off)
  • When: 21 November
  • Where: Cambridge Theatre, London
  • Door time: 6 p.m.
  • Showtime: 7.30 p.m.
Ticketing Options

Graham Norton and Jodi Picoult

The Telegraph invites bookworms to an evening of literature as the newspaper’s columnist Bryony Gordon hosts Graham Norton and Jodi Picoult. Jodi will discuss her upcoming novel Small Great Things, which many literature aficionados have long been waiting for. She will be joined by Graham Norton, a well-known broadcaster and comedian, who will talk about his debut novel, Holding. Guests will also be able to take part in a questions and answers session.

Choice of Grill Dish with Wine for One or Two at Hilton London Canary Wharf (Up to 44% Off)

Choice of Grill Dish with Wine

Choose Between Two Options

During a visit to Hilton London Canary Wharf, patrons can tuck into a grilled meal of their choosing (usually £24), served with grilled plum tomato, roasted portobello mushroom with garlic butter, watercress and a choice of bearnaise, red wine peppercorn sauce or herb butter. A glass of house wine is included for each guest (£6.50), and can be substituted for a beer. Each diner can also choose one side (£4.50) to complement the meal. 
Mains may include: lemon thyme chicken | rib-eye steak | mixed grill platter: rump steak, chicken breast, lamb chops, onion rings | surf n’ turf with rump steak and king prawns | sea bass with cherry tomato and salsa verde | beetroot-marinated salmon with lime crème fraîche | halloumi cheese skewers with peppers, onion, courgette and black olive salsa.
Sides may include: grilled corn | French bean with shallots | broccoli and toasted almonds | asparagus | spinach | French fries | hand-cut chips | creamed mash potatoes | new potato with lemon and thyme | mac’n’cheese with brioche crumbs | crispy onion rings | mix salad with cucumbers, cherry tomato and red onion | rocket and parmesan with balsamic glaze.

About Hilton London Canary Wharf

Located near London's major tourist attractions, shopping areas, and business districts, the Hilton London Canary Wharf is ideal for guests looking for convenience. With widescreen TVs and WIFI in every room, a fitness centre with a steam room and sauna, and the mahogany-and-glass Canary Wharf restaurant, Cinnamon, guests don't have to go far to have their relaxation or tourism needs met.

90-Minute Crossbow Lesson for Up to Three at Target Sports World

90-Minute Crossbow Lesson

Choose from Three Options

About Target Sports World

The team at Target Sports World aim to revive the past with crossbow and archery lessons. The chief coach competes in double crossbow contests and practises archery, air rifle, pistol and small-bore shooting. The centre offers archery tag and airsoft parties, suitable for private functions of all kinds.

Japanese Seafood Cookery Class for One or Two at Billingsgate Seafood Training School (43% Off)

Billingsgate Cookery School

Choose Between Two Options

Customers can enjoy a Japanese themed cooking class at the Billingsgate Seafood School, situated above the world famous Billingsgate Market in London’s East End
Learn how to: Fillet and cure a mackerel | Cook and prepare a seaweed salad | Prepare prawns and squid for deep fried tempura | How to cook sushi rice and roll your own nori maki rolls | Served with miso soup |
All the food is prepared to be served in a Japanese Bento Box to enjoy for a light supper served with miso soup
Courses available on: Thursday 10th November | Friday 11th November | Thursday 17th November | Friday 18th November | Wednesday 23rd November | Thursday 24th November | Thursday 1st December | Friday 2nd December | Wednesday 5th January | Thursday 6th January | Saturday 8th January | Thursday 2nd February |
Courses run 7-9pm.

About Billingsgate Seafood Training School

Located on the first floor of the Billingsgate Fish Market, Billingsgate Seafood Training School offers its students modern facilities and tutors who are seafood industry veterans. They are focused on promoting the awareness of fish in young people and further extending the knowledge of people already involved in the market.

Choice of Cocktails with Optional Sharing Platter at Far Rockaway (Up to 61% Off)

Up to Six Cocktails, Shoreditch

About Far Rockaway

Serving up a host of meals inspired by the cuisine of New York, Far Rockaway feeds Londoners with their hot dogs, pizzas and burgers. Sweet tooths can sip milkshakes and enjoy waffles, and those in the mood for a party can look out for flavoured Margaritas and a wide array of bourbons. Tucked in between Old Street and Shoreditch High Street Underground stations, the place owes its name to the lively resort in Queens NY that saw its heyday in the late 50s and early 60s.

Burger with Fries and Beer or Wine for Two or Four at Vinothec Compass (Up to 46% Off)

Burger with Fries and Beer

About Vinothec Compass

Combining modern British cuisine with Basque influences, Vinothec Compass boasts floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the golf range and the view of Canary Wharf. The bar offers more than 400 wines and 60 beers, while in the restaurant diners can tuck into an aromatic and vibrant selection of steaks, burgers and sharing boards.

Ice Skating for a Child or Up to Six Adults at Windsor on Ice (Up to 56% Off)

Ice Skating: Child (£5.25) or Adult (£6.25)

About Windsor on Ice

Windsor on Ice is the only local temporary ice rink with a covered main rink and an additional outdoor rink, which has been introduced in 2016. Skaters of all ages and abilities are welcome to join the skating crowd, and those who are not up for it can relax in the viewing area or at the festive food court, which is now under cover. Windsor's main shopping centre, just as the River Thames, is just a stone's throw away from the rink.