Saturday, 13 July 2019

FORTNUM & MASON - Sunshine + Picnics = Yes Please



 

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Summertime Essentials
The weather may not be able to make up its mind, but that's never stopped us from picnicking - and with 25% off selected al fresco essentials, your summer feasts will be perfectly prepped this season. But hurry, you only have until this Sunday to p-p-p-pick-up this picnic offer...
 
 

The Montcalm London - London Hotel Offers

Curated experiences, unmissable offers

Allow us to make your Montcalm experience effortless. Here we present an imaginative collection of London hotel packages offering exceptional value, full of unforgettable moments, created with convenience in mind. Browse our enticing seasonal specials here too, for limited-time offers you won’t want to miss.
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Friday, 12 July 2019

Time Out Offer - 25% off Zip Now London - Archbishop's Park, South Bank

25% off Zip Now London

An absolute must for adrenaline junkies of all ages

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The world’s biggest, fastest city-centre zip-wire is returning to the capital – and you’d be a fool for letting this one pass by. Based in Archbishop’s Park near Waterloo, Zip Now London is the ultimate hair-raiser.

From its 35-metre-high tower, you can take in the sweeping views of the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey – as you reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour whizzing down its 225-metre length. For the return to earth, there are two choices. You can walk down yet another set of stairs or face the ‘Mega Drop’: a 15m-high freefall – we know what we’ll be choosing. 

Time Out Offer - An exclusive offer for bottomless brunch at Roka - Aldwych

An exclusive offer for bottomless brunch at Roka

It’s back! But you’d better hurry – this offer is sure to fly

Highlights:
  • Brunch with ten small plates, a main, a dessert platter
  • Unlimited wine
  • Bellini on arrival
  • Four-star Time Out review
  • Just £45 - Buy This Offer
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You know the score: this incredible bottomless brunch deal at one of the best Japanese restaurants in London is one of our most popular offers, flying off the shelves quicker than you can say 'sayonara!'. It’s made an incredibly welcome return, giving you the chance to once again savour ten small plates, a main, a dessert platter, a bellini and unlimited wine all for just £45. That's quite a bit, right? Seriously, when you see quite how much exquisite Japanese food is on offer here (think sashimi, gyoza, glazed baby back ribs, salmon fillet teriyaki and grilled skewers from the robata) you’ll start to see why people get their knickers in such a twist.

And if you need any more encouragement? Well, it’s at Roka – a super-classy restaurant and bar from Rainer Becker and Arjun Waney, a pair of restaurateurs who know a thing or two about high-end modern-Japanese dining given they’re the brains behind celeb-favourite Zuma, too. So what are you waiting for? This is your chance to sample some of the finest Japanese food in London – and unlimited wine, too! – for a fraction of what you should be paying. Those are sums that definitely add up.

Time Out Offer - 29% off tickets to Bella Vista: The Afternoon Tea Bus

29% off tickets to Bella Vista: The Afternoon Tea Bus

An epic travelling afternoon tea experience through London

Highlights:
  • See Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and Westminster on your trip
  • Enjoy a menu of wraps, sandwiches, delicious cakes, pastries and more
  • Now just £39 - Buy This Offer
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You would think it can’t get more British than a traditional afternoon tea spread. Well, you’re wrong – get a double dose of British culture on this Bella Vista experience that takes its guests on an afternoon-tea bus touring the streets of London. Take in the views of your favourite London attractions such as Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and Westminster whilst you tuck into a tasty menu of all the classic afternoon tea delights. And with us, you can save almost 30%. Get involved!

Time Out Offer - Up to 51% off unlimited pizza at Bunga Bunga - Battersea

Up to 51% off unlimited pizza at Bunga Bunga
Highlights:
  • Unlimited pizza slices for 90 minutes for £10
  • Late-night karaoke and live acts
  • Add a Martini Fiero and tonic or glass of prosecco for £4 extra
  • Save up to 52%
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Famed for their tongue-in-cheek dining experiences that pay homage to the playful side of Italy, there are always surprises in store at Bunga Bunga. Plus, their top-notch Italian fare is some of the finest in the city – tuck into metre-long pizzas and fancy prosecco from their Martini Prosecco bar and immerse yourself in an evening of Italian-style hedonism. With today’s offer you can chow down on endless pizza slices for just £10 at Bunga Bunga Battersea, with the option to add a cocktail for just £4 more. Better come hungry.
What’s on the menu?
Micaela Margherita (v)
Tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil
Italian fun-guy (v)Tomato sauce, mozzarella, mushroom, rustica tomatoes and truffle oil
Puro paradiso (ve)
Tomato sauce, vegan cheese, courgettes, aubergines, peppers and artichokes
Ruby loves
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, Calabrese spicy salami, nduja and rustica tomatoes
La bella sellar
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham and mushroom

Battle of Britain Air Show - Dunkirk and Duxford

IWM | IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS

Dunkirk at Duxford
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 'Put the audience into the cockpit of a Spitfire and have them dogfight the Messerschmitts'.  

The film Dunkirk held its world premiere in Leicester Square almost two years ago, on 13 July 2017.

Hailed by critics as one of director Christopher Nolan's best works, many argue Dunkirk belongs in the pantheon of the great war films.

In particular the incredible flying scenes captured cinema-goers imaginations across the globe.

In the run up to the release of the film, Christopher Nolan, producer Emma Thomas and actors including Tom Hardy and Harry Styles visited Duxford to record promotional videos.

Sat within one of our hangars, in front of Spitfire N3200, members of the cast and crew discussed their experiences working on the film. 
 
 
 
 
Battle of Britain
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Book your tickets to Battle of Britain Air Show before midnight on 31 July and save £5 on every standard ticket you purchase. Kids aged 15 and under go free. 
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[SPOILER ALERT] Did you know one of the most iconic scenes in the film, when Spitfire pilot Farrier, played by Tom Hardy, crash-lands on the beach and is captured by German soldiers – mirrors a true story? 

Squadron Leader Geoffrey Stephenson flew from RAF Duxford and as part of Operation Dynamo, Stephenson piloted his Spitfire Mk.I across the channel.

After a dogfight, Stephenson was shot down. He crash-landed on a beach at Sangatte, near Calais.

While this is where the story ends in the film, Stephenson's continues. He was immediately captured and became a prisoner of war until 1945. He spent a period of his imprisonment in Colditz Castle. Here he was part of a team who built their own glider in an attempt to escape.

Meanwhile, the Spitfire he had been flying sunk into the sand. It was only 46 years later that strong currents unveiled the wreckage. After restoration the sunken Spitfire returned to the air in 2014.

Donated to Imperial War Museums, it still regularly flies from our airfield at IWM Duxford to this day. Catch it flying at Battle of Britain Air Show on 21 and 22 September. 
 
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MOVIE MAGIC AT IWM DUXFORD
It's no secret that IWM Duxford has played a part in many great films over the years. For 2019 we're bringing a taste of Hollywood to our airfield, with cinema-themed activities across our showground.
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The Cinema Museum - Museum Bookstall, French Sundaes, Where The Sidewalk Ends (1950), Queen Christina (1933), The Sweet Hereafter (1997), Judy Garland Season


Cinema Museum Bookstall, July 13th

French Sundaes, July 14th

Where The Sidewalk Ends (1950), July 17th


Queen Christina (1933), July 18th

The Sweet Hereafter (1997), July 21st


Judy Garland Season, July 27th
Cinema Museum Bookstall, Saturday 13th July, 2pm
In addition to books, magazines and stills there will be some films, equipment and other items surplus to our requirements.
French Sundaes: La Belier (2014), Sunday July 14th @ 2:30pm
Making a fuss – four French films that dared to be different. A talk illustrated with clips and a chance to see a feature film chosen to inspire.
We bring the season to a joyous end with La Famille Bélier (2014), Eric Lartigue’s gentle comedy about French rural life for a family of profoundly deaf farmers. It caused controversy over its choice of actors and content, and we will look at other films that challenge the notion of the happy family.
Each film is accompanied by an introductory illustrated talk by Jon Davies, Tutor in French Cinema at Morley College.

Advance tickets are £8.50 (£6.50 concession) - click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum during office hours.  If you would prefer to pay on the door, the price will be £10 (£7 concession).
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Kennington Noir presents: Where The Sidewalk Ends (1950), Wednesday 17th July @ 7:30pm
Kennington Noir presents Where The Sidewalk Ends (1950) directed by Otto Preminger, and starring Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill and Karl Malden.
Tough New York policeman Mark Dixon (a glowering Dana Andrews) accidentally kills a murder suspect. But then his boss accuses an innocent man, whose daughter (Gene Tierney) is Dixon’s date, and Dixon is soon in much deeper.

Advance tickets are £6 - click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum during office hours.
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Queer Films & Arts Fest presents; Queen Christina (1933), Thursday 18th July @ 7:30pm
This July, join Women & Cocaine and Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest as we collaborate and bring you the best of our worlds… A Queer Pre Code cinema classic!
We will be screening the Queerest of them all, Greta Garbo’s Queen Christinafrom 1933 in 35mm! It has been called the era’s most sophisticated examination of gender and identity.
Garbo’s masterpiece sees her play the bisexual Swedish monarch who was raised from birth as a boy. She hunts, she rides, she wears men’s clothes and kisses her lady in waiting. Referring to herself a King Christina, with her masculine gait and mannerisms, the Monarch is constantly mistaken for a male.
Bisexual Garbo was given creative control over the film, and it shows. She teases the audience and pushes the boundaries of gender, but heavy is the head that wears a crown and when she utters her most famous line “I shall die a bachelor” her earthy sexuality amidst the world of everyday human emotion and passion holds out the possibility of transcendence to the audience.
Reserved tickets £10.02 available from Eventbrite. Tickets will also be available on the door on the night. Concessions available on the door with valid ID. Phone bookings for this event cannot be made via the Cinema Museum.
Kennington Classics presents; The Sweet Hereafter, Sunday July 21st @ 2:30pm
The Sweet Hereafter is a 1997 Canadian drama film written and directed by Atom Egoyan, and starring Ian Holm and Sarah Polley. The film tells the story of a school bus accident in a small town that results in the deaths of numerous children. A class-action lawsuit that follows proves divisive in the community, being tied to personal and family issues. The film won three awards at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival: the FIPRESCI Prize, the Grand Prize of the Jury, and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.

Advance tickets are £6 and may be purchased from Billetto.  Alternatively, call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum during office hours.
Judy Garland Season, Saturday 27th July @ 4pm
Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest presents an afternoon of film, performance and chat celebrating Judy Garland.
16.00 Doors open
16.30
The Slippers (2016), directed by Morgan White.
A rare glimpse into the world of the seedy and fabulously obsessive search to own a pair of the true Ruby Slippers and the surprisingly shady, backstabbing world of Hollywood memorabilia collecting. Some of our great lost queer heritage is also unearthed in the form of Kent Warner (a Garland superfan too), whose keen eye for the fabulous and important saved all manner of costumes and props from the bin during a period of upheaval and auction by the great Hollywood studios. And a nostalgic glimpse of Debbie Reynolds, desperate to collect these treasures for her ill-fated museum. Eccentric and thrilling, The Slippers is a glittering treasure trove of Hollywood whodunit.
18.00 Interval
19.00
The Harvey Girls (1946), directed by George Sidney.
Judy Garland is a mail-order bride whose good girl gang of genteel waitresses face off with the gloriously sequinned bodice-wearing Angela Lansbury’s bad girls of the saloon in an all-singing, all-dancing showdown for a frontier town wrestling to maintain its wild west ways. Expect swooning hearts, frilly petticoats, sweaty cowboys, a gender-subverting blacksmith and Judy at her mid-career finest in this Technicolor western-musical-comedy-drama-romance extravaganza.
Before each screening very spesh guest Crayola the Queen will take you over the rainbow with some very Judy numbers.
Crayola the Queen, aka London’s America’s Sweetheart, has been storming the London scene with her unique brand of campy, cute, cartoonish comedy, excelling as a host, lip-syncer, and parodic singer. While she may be an immaculate entertainer, she’s far from doughnuts for dinner – smart, inventive, and politically engaged, this queen is on a campaign to spread compassion within the queer community and beyond! Follow @CrayolaTheQueen to keep up with the cray!
£7 for one film, £10 double bill - click below to purchase from OutSavvy.
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Thursday, 11 July 2019

London: Studio Stay for Two with Bottle of Prosecco and Choice of Breakfast at The Newly Opened Collective Canary Wharf

London: Standard Studio with Prosecco

The Hotel

The Collective Canary Wharf is not just a hotel; this newly built co-living space invites new members who would like to stay here for any number of nights. Everyone who checks in can have their share in the community life, use the co-working spaces, the laundry, the gym or the indoor swimming pool.Guests will also find co-working areas and flexible spaces to relax and mingle with others, as well as communal lounges, chill-out zones, games and cinema rooms.
Each of the rooms comes in modern decor and is furnished with all that is needed for a comfy stay: a soft bed, a smart TV, a kitchenette with a breakfast table and efficient storage space.
Apart from the plethora of cafes and restaurant of the Canary Wharf, just a 10 minutes’ walk away, guests can opt for a lunch or dinner at the panoramic top floor restaurant or tuck into a snack at the ground floor cafe. Other attractions include a spa and regular cultural events. 

What You Get

Included in all options:

  • Standard Studio for two
  • Bottle of Prosecco

Included with a min. 2-night stay:

  • Daily breakfast to go
  • Late check-out

Policies and Fees

  • No cancellations; reservation is non-refundable
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability
  • No city tax
  • Travel window: until 31 Oct 2019

Amenities

  • On-site restaurant, gym and pool
  • Check-in from 3pm
  • Regular check-out by 11am, late check-out by 1pm
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • No pets allowed
  • Parking is not available

Time Out Offer - 37% off bottomless lunch or brunch at Wild Heart

37% off bottomless lunch or brunch at Wild Heart

Just £20 for a deliciously boozy meal in Soho

Highlights
Why buy?
If their mouthwatering menu is anything to go by, this smart-looking Soho spot is a bit of a dining destination for London’s foodies. Softened by plush leather chairs, chunky wooden tables and friendly service, it’s the perfect spot for a date night, a leisurely weekend meal or celebrating a special occasion.
And it’s not just the location that’ll impress: Wild Heart serves up some cracking modern British cuisine. Good quality, honest indulgence doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg – with today’s offer, two courses and bottomless red or white wine will set you back just £20.
Whats on the menu?
Starters
Mini Charcuterie board, pitta bread with dips
Mains
Roast 30-day aged rib of beef, large Yorkshire pudding, seasonal roast potatoes and vegetables, creamed horseradish and gravy (Available Sundays only)
Traditional Beer battered fish and chips with mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce
Pan fried parmesan herb gnocchi, wild mushroom, tomato, shallots,
deep fried capers
Grilled chicken classic club sandwich, Iceberg, lettuce, fried egg, beef tomato,

bacon and fries

Time Out Offer - Cream tea for two at Harrods

Cream tea for two at Harrods

Make your afternoon indulgent with this delicious offer

Highlights:
  • Enjoy afternoon tea at an iconic London spot
  • There’s a variety of tea flavours on offer, from the traditional to the exotic
  • Nibble on sweet treats that are a celebration of beautifully British fare

I say, do you fancy an afternoon tea? Hosted at Harrods, a store that’s been around for over 150 years, you can munch your way through mouthwatering edibles and sample over 14 flavours of teas for just £30. Whether you put cream or preserves on your scone first, this experience is nothing short of delicious.

Choice of Three or Six Cocktails at Out Of Office by Dilchad (Up to 56% Off)

Choice of Three Cocktails

About Out Of Office by Dilchad

Situated just a short stroll from the Liverpool Street metro and train station, Out Of Office by Dilchad is a cocktail lounge serving ever-changing classics and seasonal specials. For fans of grape and hops bubbles, the bar offers a classy wine and beer menu, with a master mixologist managing the spot’s atmosphere.

Highlights

Sip on a choice of three or six cocktails including piña colada served with rum and pineapple juice, and bramble served with gin and lemon

Choose Between Two Options

  • £13.50 for three cocktails (up to 50% off)
  • £24 for six cocktails (up to 56% off)
  • Buy This Offer
Choice of cocktail may include: Mojito | Bramble | Black Russian | Woo Woo | Cuba Libre | Sex on the Beach
For more details, please see the drinks menu.

Afternoon Tea with Glass or Bottle of Prosecco for Two or Four at Clayton Hotel City of London (Up to 57% Off)


Afternoon Tea with Prosecco

About Clayton Hotel City of London

Inspired by the Victorian textile warehouses and located a short distance from some of London’s iconic landmarks such as Tower Bridge, Old Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane and Whitechapel Gallery, the Clayton Hotel City of London offers 212 luxury bedrooms equipped with HD TVs, high-speed WiFi and spa-like bathrooms. Guests can marvel at panoramic views of the London skyline and relax at the onsite air-conditioned gym available 24 hours a day. The Grill restaurant and the Globe bar, nestled inside the hotel, serve a mix of traditional classics, and a selection of snacks paired with a plethora of hot and cold drinks and beverages.

Highlights

Visit this central London hotel to enjoy a traditional spread of sandwiches, scones, cakes and tea with a glass or bottle of Prosecco

Choose from Three Options

  • £24 for afternoon tea with a glass of Prosecco each for two (57% off)
  • £34 for afternoon tea with a bottle of Prosecco for two (53% off)
  • £55 for afternoon tea with a bottle of Prosecco for four (56% off)
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Afternoon tea includes: finger sandwiches | scones with clotted cream and jam | homemade cakes | freshly brewed tea or coffee | glass or bottle of Prosecco