Friday, 19 April 2019

Open House - National Park City Rooftops Event with Open House

National Park City Rooftops: 20 - 21 July 
Celebrate London's great outdoor spaces through access to green rooftops

London National Park City is working with Mayor of London on the first National Park City Festival. The festival runs from 20-28 July 2019 and will mark London becoming a National Park City and celebrate London’s amazing outdoors.  
The free festival will celebrate London's green spaces, wildlife, green rooftops and waterways, and aims to help a wide range of Londoners discover new environmental, cultural, sporting and community activities. 
Open City is partnering with the Mayor of London as a delivery partner for the flagship ‘Open Rooftops’ event as part of the wider festival, showcasing the vital green infrastructure, biodiversity and wildlife that London’s rooftops offer. This new initiative builds on the Open House tradition of opening up London’s best architecture to the public annually, for free - and will give the unique opportunity for Londoners to gain access to some of London’s best and often-hidden rooftops and connect with nature in a unique way.
Open Rooftops will take place in the first weekend of the festival - 21 - 22 July - inviting the public to the sky to take in panoramic views of the city through 20+ participating buildings. The full programme will go live end of May and you can read more about the programme here
We believe that an Open City is an equitable city - one in which all citizens have a stake in their environment, and one which celebrates sustainable design with a social dimension.
Interested in volunteering for the weekend? 
We need volunteers to help across the different participating buildings during the weekend. As a volunteer you will be helping building owners/representatives to open their buildings to the public. In a lot of cases, the buildings would not be able to open without volunteer support. You only have to commit one morning or afternoon on one day during the event. Volunteering will be excellent experience for those wanting to work in arts, architecture or design and public engagement. 
If you would like to get involved please email with the subject line: National Park City Rooftops. 

Building rooftop highlights include: 

© Paul Lincoln
Golden Lane Estate Rooftop
This recently restored roof which is now safe for residents to use will feature new planting and panoramic views of the city
© Coq D'Argent
1 Poultry 
Long in the planning, this Stirling design has shops at lower levels, with five floors of offices and roof garden/restaurant above. 
© Gillespies
Crossrail Place Roof Garden
Located above the new station, the garden showcases unusual plants from across the globe, encased beneath an intricate lattice roof.
© Firmdale Hotel
Ham Yard Hotel Roof Terrace
On the forth floor of the hotel, this large, leafy roof top garden is home to two bee hives which is maintained and managed by a dedicated bee keeper. 

Royal Museums Greenwich - Discover the history of tea on National Tea Day

Royal Museums Greenwich

On the tea run
On Sunday 21 April, National Tea Day celebrates one of our nation’s most beloved institutions – the cup of tea!

As home to the world’s sole surviving tea clipper, Cutty Sark, we have a long history with the country’s favourite brew. Did you know that the ship was made to carry out one of the world’s greatest tea runs? Built 150 years ago, Cutty Sark was designed for speed; carrying its precious cargo from China to the U.K. as fast as possible.
Visit Cutty Sark
Explore the history of tea
Cutty Sark and the tea trade
Cutty Sark was designed and built, from top to bottom, to win the tea races. It could hold around 10,000 tea chests, which would have had a value of around £6 million in today’s money.
Learn more

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

The Cinema Museum - Monsieur Verdoux (1947), The Goose and The Gander (1935), Chaplin (1992), Trouble In Paradise (1932)

Monsieur Verdoux (1947) April 17th

The Goose and The Gander (1935) April 18th

Chaplin (1992) April 21st

Trouble In Paradise (1932) April 25th
Kennington Noir presents; Monsieur Verdoux (1947), Wednesday April 17th @ 7:30pm
Monsieur Verdoux (1947), is directed by and stars Charlie Chaplin.  Mady Correll and Alison Roddan also star.
Monsieur Verdoux is a “bluebeard”: he continually marries wealthy widows and then disposes of them after each marriage to get the money he needs for his family. But with two of these ladies, he has bad luck.
Chaplin’s first film not featuring his famous Little Tramp character was this black comedy about a serial killer. He bought the idea for the film from Orson Welles, who had been contemplating making a dramatized documentary of the real story of French serial killer Henri Landru, executed in France in 1922. Welles was also supposed to direct Chaplin in the film, until the star backed out at the last moment and took control of the production himself.
Monsieur Verdoux was most successful in Europe, especially in France where half a million people saw the film – a huge number in those days. But in America, with the McCarthy witch hunts then beginning, Monsieur Verdoux was less successful.

Advance tickets are £6 - click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum in office hours.
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Kennington Talkies presents; The Goose and The Gander (1936), Thursday April 18th @ 7:30pm
Kennington Talkies continues the Kay Francis season with The Goose and the Gander (1935), directed by Alfred E. Green and co-starring George Brent and Genevieve Tobin.
In this romantic comedy, Kay Francis plays Georgiana, the ex-wife of Bob McNear (George Brent), who discovers that his new wife Betty (Genevieve Tobin) is cheating on him.
Advance tickets are £6 and may be purchased from Billetto, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.
Kennington Classics presents; Chaplin (1992)
Sunday April 21st @ 2:30pm
Come and enjoy a selection of Ronald Grant’s personal favourite films.
Richard Attenborough’s biography of the great silent star, based on David Robinson’s biography and Chaplin’s autobiography, and starring Robert Downey Jr as Charlie Chaplin, Paul Rhys as his half-brother Sydney and Dan Ackroyd as Mack Sennett.

Advance tickets are £6 - click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum in office hours.
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Kennington Talkies presents;  Trouble In Paradise (1932), Thursday April 25th @ 7:30pm
Kennington Talkies continues the Kay Francis season with Trouble in Paradise(1932), directed by Ernst Lubitsch and co-starring Miriam Hopkins and Herbert Marshall.
In this Pre-Code romantic comedy, Herbert Marshall and Miriam Hopkins play a gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket who join forces to rob the beautiful owner of a perfume company (Kay Francis).
Advance tickets are £6 and may be purchased from Billetto, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

FORTNUM & MASON - Easter Treats to Travel With 🐣

 Order by TOMORROW Wednesday 17th April 6PM for delivery in time for GOOD FRIDAY 
Easter Express!
The Easter celebrations are about to begin, but there’s still time to shop every scrumptious thing for your delicious journey – from fresh food and perfectly-picked wines, to refreshing Easter Tea and
chocolate treats aplenty.

Order by 6PM TOMORROW for Pre-Good Friday delivery.

All-You-Can-Eat Spanish Buffet with Sangria for Up to Four at The Place Restaurant (Up to 34% Off)

Spanish Buffet with Sangria

Choose from Three Options

  • £22 for an all-you-can-eat Spanish buffet with Sangria for one (31% off)
  • £42 for an all-you-can-eat Spanish buffet with Sangria for two (34% off)
  • £84 for an all-you-can-eat Spanish buffet with Sangria for four (34% off)
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The deal includes: hot and cold buffet | Sangria

Monday, 15 April 2019

Afternoon Tea with Optional Glass of Prosecco for Two or Four at 5th View Bar & Food (Up to 43% Off)

Afternoon Tea, Piccadilly Circus

What You'll Get

Choose from Four Options

Menu may include: selection of finger sandwiches | roast beef Yorkshire pudding | homemade cakes | scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam | choice of tea

Three-Course Meal with Bottle of Prosecco for Two at Urban Meadow Cafe - DoubleTree By Hilton (55% Off)

Three-Course Meal with Prosecco

The Deal

  • Starters include: soup of the day served with sourdough bread | buffalo mozzarella, figs, pine nuts, farmhouse spelt croutons and olive oil | chicken livers, lemon peri-peri sauce, grilled sourdough bread | ham hock and pea terrine, chilli apple chutney, crispy whole grain toast | salt and pepper squid with lemon and garlic mayonnaise | watermelon, mint and feta salad, black olives, cherry tomato, baby leaf salad, sweet mint dressing
  • Mains include: Urban Meadow beef burger, brioche bun, caramelised red onion and rosemary salt chips | lemon and herb baby chicken spatchcock, roast pepper, sultana and red onion couscous, garlic and herb butter | grilled mackerel, new potatoes and green beans, olive and caper salsa | vine tomato, feta and asparagus risotto with rocket and Parmesan | pulled pork burger, brioche bun, coleslaw and chips | 21-day-aged 8oz sirloin steak, chips and a choice of peppercorn, Stilton or Béarnaise sauce (£5 supplement)
  • Desserts include: baked cookie cheesecake, toffee and chocolate sauce | cherry and almond frangipane, raspberry coulis, clotted cream | white chocolate and passion fruit tart | apple and cinnamon crumble, vanilla custard | selection of Carte D’Or ice cream

Two- or Three-Course Meal for Two at Café Rouge, Nationwide (Up to 60% Off)

Café Rouge: Two-Course Meal for Two

Choose Between Two Options

The menu includes:

  • Starters: French onion soup | garlic mushrooms | pea and mint tortelloni | breaded whitebait | breaded camembert
  • Mains: poulet breton | moules marinière | steak and frites | duck confit | leffe beer battered fish | summer salad with chicken | croque monsieur | pea and asparagus risotto | boeuf bourguignon | omelette | chargrilled chicken burger | black angus burger
  • Desserts: beignets | chocolate tarte | crème brûlée | tarte au citron | ice cream

Sunday, 14 April 2019

One Adult or Child Return Ticket for Westminster – Greenwich Boat Tour from Thames River Services (Up to 47% Off)

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Burgh House & Hampstead Museum - What's On

What's On at Burgh House

Joanna Cohn: Etchings & Oils
Wednesday 17 - Sunday 21 April
Joanna Cohn is a professional singer and has sustained an art practise alongside her stage career. She has appeared as Joanna Strand in opera, plays and musical theatre, and still regularly sings jazz - cabaret shows at venues including The Crazy Coqs, Pizza Express Dean Street, The Pheasantry, and Birdland and 54 Below in New York.
She studied at the Royal Academy of Music, and as a painter is self-taught but is in her first year of an MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins. 
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Classical Guitar Recital

Thursday 30 May, 7pm
Acknowledged as “A forerunner in the new generation of classical guitarists” (BBC Radio 3) and a graduate of the Royal College of Music, join Michael Christian Durrant for a special evening recital including music by Joaquín Rodrigo, Gaspar Sanz, and Isaac Albéniz.
Michael Christian Durrant continues to establish himself as one of England’s finest and most creative young musicians, enjoying a busy performance schedule, with concerts ranging from intimate solo recitals to large-scale concerto performances.
Doors 6:30pm for 7pm
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Burgh House Spring Market
Sunday 5 May, 10:30am-3:30pm
Join us for our Spring Market featuring carefully selected stallholders in our beautiful music room and courtyard.
There will be something for everyone from gin, to ceramics, beeswax wraps, handmade leather goods and the chance to make your own wooden spinning top!
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Godfrey Worsdale: Henry Moore
Thursday 29 May, 7pm
Godfrey Worsdale, Director of the Henry Moore Foundation, presents a lecture following the early life of the internationally acclaimed sculptor, describing the remarkably swift journey from the artist's humble beginnings through to the European avant-garde.
Image: Henry Moore in his studio on Parkhill Road, Hampstead, in 1933. Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation
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Family Easter Fun 
Friday 19 April, 12-3pm
Join us this Easter for crafts, storytelling and loads of fun!
Advance booking is essential.
Ages 8 and under, children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Burgh House & Hampstead Museum
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12noon - 5pm

Buttery Cafe
Wed - Fri
10am - 5pm
Sat - Sun
9.30am - 5.30pm
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