Thursday, 23 March 2017

Afternoon Tea for Two or Four at Crowne Plaza London Battersea (45% Off)

4* Afternoon Tea, Battersea

About Crowne Plaza London Battersea


Conveniently located just a stroll from Clapham Junction rail and Tube station, this upscale hotel is situated on the bank of the Thames, overlooking the river. Crown Plaza Battersea offers a choice of rooms featuring elegant décor, large beds and flat-screen TVs. Visitors can make the most of a number of facilities, including a spa, conference rooms, and two on-site restaurants.

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Includes:
  • Finger sandwiches: egg and cress mayonnaise | smoked salmon and chives cream cheese | cheese and caramelised red onion chutney | cured ham and English mustard
  • Plain and fruit scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam
  • Pastry: mini eclairs | fruit tartlets | mini lemon meringue torte | Victorian fruit cake

Transport for London - Weekend travel information - 25-26 March 2017

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Weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 25-26 March. There are no planned works on London Underground, and most of the network will be open with services running as normal. Please check if any of the following affect you.





London Overground


All weekend there will be no service between the following stations:
Romford and Upminster, due to Crossrail construction work and Network Rail infrastructure work
Highbury & Islington and Shadwell, due to Crossrail construction work
Surrey Quays and New Cross, due to Crossrail construction work
From Monday to Thursday next week, trains will not run between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) after 22:45 due to Network Rail track work. 

To see the latest London Overground timetables, please click here





DLR


There will be no service between Bow Church and Stratford all weekend. This is for Crossrail construction work at Pudding Mill Lane.





TfL Rail


All weekend, trains will not run on the entire line. This is while Network Rail carry out track and station improvements as part of their Railway Upgrade Plan, as well as Crossrail construction work. 

There is no service between Brentwood and Shenfield until late May. This is while Network Rail carry out major work at Shenfield to upgrade tracks, signalling and overhead lines. 

For the latest status update on London Overground, DLR and TfL Rail this weekend, including a map of closures, please click here 

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





Buses


Bus users may be affected by the following this weekend. While we will try to maintain a good service, buses may be delayed or stop short of their normal destination: 

West London - Until Saturday 1 April, there are lane restrictions in both directions on Cromwell Road between Ashburn Place and Ashburn Gardens. This is for junction improvement works. 

City of London - From 06:00 on Saturday until 21:00 on Sunday, there will be lane restrictions on Bishopsgate at the junction of Threadneedle Street. This is for a crane operation. 

Central London - From 10:00 until 17:00 on Saturday, roads in the area will be busier than usual and may be subject to closures, including Park Lane, Piccadilly, St. James's Street, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street, Whitehall and Parliament Square. This is for a march. 

Wembley - From 14:00 until 21:00 on Sunday, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to an event. 

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





Roads


Road users may be affected by the following this weekend: 

West London - Until Saturday 1 April, there are lane restrictions in both directions on Cromwell Road between Ashburn Place and Ashburn Gardens. This is for junction improvement works. 

City of London - From 06:00 on Saturday until 21:00 on Sunday, there will be lane restrictions on Bishopsgate at the junction of Threadneedle Street. This is for a crane operation. 

Central London - From 10:00 until 17:00 on Saturday, roads in the area will be busier than usual and may be subject to closures, including Park Lane, Piccadilly, St. James's Street, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street, Whitehall and Parliament Square. This is for a march. 

Wembley - From 14:00 until 21:00 on Sunday, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to an event. 

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





Santander Cycles


The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:
Grosvenor Crescent, for utility works
South Quay West, Bourne Street, Cardinal Place and Foley Street, for building works
Westfield Eastern Access Road, for site redevelopment
Rodney Street, Tallis Street and West Smithfield Rotunda, for works
Wellington Street, for site extension
For the latest update on docking station availability, please click here 
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Regent's Canal in King's Cross.- Mystery of sunken safe that stopped a 45 tonne boat in its tracks

A large safe has been discovered in the depths of the Regent's Canal in King's Cross.
View of Regents Canal / Corbridge Crescent

It took us nearly an hour to crane out the item, which was submerged under Camley Street bridge. It had only been detected after a 45 tonne work boat had crashed into it, stopping the vessel dead in its tracks.
The discovery came as the boat was transporting machinery away from St Pancras Lock, where the Canal & River Trust had recently completed a £150,000 restoration project.
The back of the safe had been broken open and it did not contain any valuables.
It is not the only unusual item to be discovered in the canal, at a time when wildlife is blooming and more people and boaters are using the waterway than ever before. In recent years the Trust’s teams have also helped to recover more than 60 footballs in one spot behind a school in Willesden, a pizza delivery bike (including soggy pizza), and even an unexploded World War Two bomb.
In 2014, they also recovered a spate of abandoned safes from the water, including five from the canal adjacent to Regent’s Park.
Stewart Qureshi, one of our operatives who craned the safe from the water, said: "We do find unusual things in the canal from time to time, but it’s usually when we drain the water out to make repairs. We suspect the raided safe was dropped off the nearby bridge and it’s only because our work boat has a deeper hull than most boats that we discovered it. We’ve been in touch with the police to see what they have to say about it.
“The canals in London are more popular than at any time in living memory. There’s more boats, people using the towpath and volunteers helping us to look after them. They’re a secret part of London, that are probably becoming less and less secret every year. So probably not the best place to dump a something if you’re trying to get away with a crime!”

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

An American in Paris Dominion Theatre, London | Reduced price previews until 31 March Tickets from £19.00

An American in Paris 
Dominion Theatre, London | Reduced price previews until 31 March 
Tickets from £19.00

Following celebrated runs in New York and Paris, the critically acclaimed and multi Tony Award-winning new musical of love, hope and living your dreams has now arrived in London.
Inspired by the legendary MGM film, An American in Paris features popular and timeless songs by George and Ira Gershwin, including “I Got Rhythm”, “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise” and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"A riot of colour and movement"
--The Guardian



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Weekend Brunch with Two Hours of Free-Flowing Cocktails for One or Two at Le Méridien Piccadilly (38% Off)

Brunch and CocktailsAbout Le Méridien Piccadilly

A decadent enclave in the heart of the West End, Le Méridien Piccadilly offers five star accommodation with Regency-style architecture. The lavish Georgian decor is complemented by a host of contemporary rooms, each with a self-service bar. Guests can unwind in the expansive indoor swimming pool complete with marble flooring, and indulge in locally-sourced cuisine in the Terrace Grill & Bar boasting an AA Rosette. Customers can enjoy grilled beef, pork and fish or discover a large selection of British and international gins at the bar. The eatery also boasts a number of different afternoon teas, including a wildlife and gin and tonic theme.

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Sample Menu

  • Customers can choose two of the following: beer-battered Cornish cod with hand-cut chips and mushy peas | pulled pork on English muffins and apple sauce | braised Welsh lamb shoulder, roast carrots and parsnips | grilled chicken sliders | avocado and cheese Red Poll cottage pie, Montgomery cheddar glaze | gnocchi, olives, cherry tomatoes and pesto | choice of eggs- Norfolk duck egg Florentine (v) or egg royale | baked apple and Blyth burgh pork belly | traditional English pancakes, maple syrup and crispy streaky bacon
  • Chef’s selection of desserts
  • Sample cocktails: peach Bellini | Frenchini | Fat East Bloody Mary | negorni sbagliato | kiwi and cucumber | Madagascar
Please note that no promo codes are valid in conjunction with this deal

Afternoon Tea with Sparkling Wine for Two at Crescent Restaurant And Lounge

Afternoon Tea with Sparkling Wine

About Crescent Restaurant and Lounge


Nestled inside The Montcalm at London's Marble Arch, Crescent Restaurant And Lounge is a spacious, modern room where guests can enjoy buffet breakfasts and lunches, as well as afternoon tea and dinners. The Crescent is also happy to host private events, and can accommodate up to 48 guests for a cabaret style occasion, 80 theatre style visitors, 60 people for a banquet, or 120 for a standing reception.

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Two- or Three-Course Italian Dinner with Prosecco for Up to Four at Caravaggio (Up to 59% Off)

Italian Dining with Prosecco

About Caravaggio


Created in honour of the Italian Renaissance painter, Caravaggio aims to show the same commitment to excellence in the culinary world that the Italian masters showed to art. Opened by Luciano Pavarotti in 1996, they serve authentic Italian cuisine to the movers and shakers of the City from their location in Leadenhall Market. Occupying a former banking hall, the interior features an ornate high ceiling, marble-topped bar and art deco light fittings, plus a gallery running around the room at mezzanine level with a second tier of tables.

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Starters include: warm brioche with mixed wild mushrooms, soft poached duck egg and a Taleggio cheese fondue | 24 month cured Gran Riserva Parma ham with Prosecco poached pear | octopus carpaccio with seared Mazzara del Vallo red prawns, pea shoots, mango and a lemon emulsion
Mains include: risotto with Treviso radicchio, Barbera wine and Taleggio cheese | pan fried fillet of halibut with crushed purple potatoes and a watercress velouté | veal cutlet Milanese style with rocket and balsamic Pachino cherry tomatoes | grilled Surrey Farm sirloin steak with thick cut chips and bernaise sauce
Desserts include: traditional tiramisù with panettone sponge | classic Piedmont chocolate bonnet pudding with red wine poached pear | cinnamon crème brulée
  • For a two-course meal customers can choose a starter or dessert and a main dish

30- or 60-Minute Maserati GranCabrio Driving Experience with GT Rush (Up to 34% Off)

Maserati Driving Experience

About GT Rush


London-based GT Rush offers personal and bespoke on-road driving experiences in a 4.7l V8 Maserati GranCabrio for couples, families and adrenaline enthusiasts. Each ride is tailored to the customer’s preferences, and favours less trafficked, scenic routes. Customers are accompanied by a friendly and knowledgeable guide who will run them through all the features of the machine and guide them along the chosen route.

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AA Rosette 8-Course Taster Menu and Champagne Cocktail for Up to Six at Gilgamesh (Up to 69% Off*)

8-Course Taster Menu and Cocktails

About Gilgamesh


Boasting a great view of the vibrant London borough of Camden, Gilgamesh offers a unique Eastern gastronomic and night-life experience. Benefiting from a recent makeover, the venue features a retractable roof, multiple bar and lounge areas and several private event spaces. A new Champagne bar provides an extensive range of tipples, while a private chef's table hosts premier quality cuisine including a master-crafted selection of sushi, sashimi and dim sum. The huge interior is decked out in beautiful Eastern-themed décor making for a highly authentic and lavish atmosphere that is on par with the imaginative fare produced by the talented chefs.

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Customers will receive the full starter menu to share before choosing their mains and desert.
8 courses include:
  • Edamame with spicy bonito, sesame and yuzu salt
  • Duck and watermelon salad with cashew nuts, mint and coriander
  • Salmon and avocado maki sushi
  • Sesame prawn spring roll with sweet chilli
  • Yam and sesame spring roll (vegetarian)
  • Cucumber hoso maki (vegetarian)
  • Other vegetarian options available
Mains include:
  • Beef Bulgogi slow roasted short ribs, fragrant herb mash, spicy sauce
  • Thai green chicken curry with green bean, lychee, asparagus and holy basil
  • Char-baked fillet of salmon marinated with miso
  • Korean barbecue chicken kimchee, Asian slaw
  • Malaysian seafood jungle curry, green chilli, lemongrass, Thai basil, green peppercorns and lime
  • Udon noodle vegetable chow mein mixed choy, green onion, sweet peppers in a rich soy sauce (vegetarian)
Desserts include:
  • Mango cheesecake piña colada sorbet
  • Chocolate, walnut and pistachio brownie banana ice cream
  • Strawberry and yuzu tart mixed berry coulis
Menu available here
Menu subject to seasonal change. 

Two- or Three-Course Meal with Prosecco for up to Four at Il Convivio (Up to 54% Off)

Italian Dining with Prosecco

About Il Convivio


Situated in a Georgian townhouse conversion in the heart of Belgravia, Il Convivio invites their guests to savour a modern Italian cuisine. The head chef, Cedric Neri, and his team proudly serve an array of dishes such as pasta, seafood, steaks and salads prepared using quality ingredients. Restaurant's private dining room offers individual and corporate clients an exclusive setting for their experience, while a conservatory with an electric roof is available at the back for an all-year al fresco dining.

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