Saturday, 30 November 2019

3-Course Dining & Bottle of Bubbly for 2 @ 5* The Royal Horseguards

£47 instead of £118 for a three-course dinner for two with a bottle of bubbly to share at One Twenty One Two, based in 5* The Royal Horseguards Hotel, Westminster - save 60%



Festive Peter Rabbit Afternoon Tea & Prosecco for 2 @ 5* Le Meridien, Mayfair

£49 instead of £100 for a festive Peter Rabbit themed afternoon tea for two with a glass of Prosecco each at 5* Le M茅ridien Hotel, Piccadilly - enjoy double AA Rosette award-winning dining and save 51%



Chessington Winter’s Tail Tkt - Santa's Grotto, SEA LIFE, Rides & More!

£13 instead of £18.50 for a full day Chessington Winter’s Tail ticket with The Gruffalo & The Stick Man at Chessington World of Adventures - see Santa in his grotto, the SEA LIFE centre, enjoy selected rides and save 30%



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Friday, 29 November 2019

Carnaby London - All I want for Christmas is Carnaby ✨ | Win your Christmas party! 馃拑

CHRISTMAS IN CARNABY 馃悑

You may have noticed the streets of Carnaby have been taken over by sea animals, creating beautiful underwater scenes for our Christmas installation. In collaboration with ocean conservation charity Project Zero, the installation gives a sustainable twist to Christmas, with every element using recycled, repurposed or reusable materials including water-based, eco-friendly, vegan paint. You can do your bit for ocean conservation with the tap to donate points around Carnaby, with all proceeds going to Project Zero.

Make sure to tag your photos with @CarnabyLondon and #CarnabyChristmas for your chance to be featured on our Instagram. 
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Adams Antiques Fairs - Last one for 2019

A reminder that we're back for the very last time in 2019 *this* Sunday at The Royal Horticultural Halls!  Shop for antiques from 140 exhibitors, a great spot to find unique gifts for this Xmas.
We'll be back in the New Year on Sunday 19th January, find our 2020 dates here.  
SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER 2019
10AM  -  4.30PM

The Royal Horticultural Halls,  Lindley Hall,  80 Vincent Square,  Westminster,  London SW1P 2PE
£4/ £2 NUS entry- tickets available on the door or in advance
ADVANCE TICKETS

Burgh House & Hampstead Museum - What's On Christmas Special 馃巹馃巺

What's On at Burgh House this Christmas
 

Burgh House Christmas Fair
Burgh House Christmas Fair
Sunday 8 December, 11am-4pm
Get into the festive spirit with our annual Christmas Fair. There'll be fantastic arts and crafts stalls from London makers and designers, mulled wine, mince pies, carols and more.
With 28 stallholders selling everything from fudge to gin, beautiful painted wooden bowls to quality leather dog collars, luxury skincare products to eco friendly beeswax wraps you're sure to find something for everyone.
The perfect way to kick-start the festive season - and pick up some unique Christmas gifts!
FREE ENTRY
Family
Christmas Cards
Sunday 15 December, 11am-1pm
What a better way to start your Christmas Holidays than creating a lovely Christmas Card to send your best wishes to your dearest.
Suitable for ages 3+
FREE
Workshop
Christmas Calligraphy for Beginners
Friday 6 December, 2pm
Join Katie, the founder of London Calligraphy in the beautiful Music Room at Burgh House for an afternoon of learning Modern Calligraphy in time for Christmas.

Get into the festive spirit with Searcys exclusive Christmas cocktail menu at St Pancras International

GET INTO THE FESTIVE SPIRIT WITH SEARCYS EXCLUSIVE CHRISTMAS COCKTAIL MENU AT ST PANCRAS INTERNATIONAL
  • St Pancras Champagne Bar by Searcys have created an exclusive cocktail menu for station visitors to enjoy, including a limited edition serve, created in collaboration with Lanc么me
  • The ‘La Vie est Belle’ signature cocktail (£15) is available until 4th of January, and made up of notes of orange blossom, marmalade and pear - topped with Searcys Champagne Selected Cuv茅e
Joining in the festivities, Searcys Champagne Bar has teamed up with Lanc么me for a very Merry Christmas, with an exclusive signature ‘La Vie est Belle’ cocktail, inspired by the Lanc么me Eau De Parfum.

Guests to St Pancras this Christmas season can celebrate together in the bustling station, enjoying festive cocktails while admiring the twinkling light display from the 36-foot Lanc么me Christmas installation and Pop-Up. Made up of 1,500 La Vie Est Belle perfume bottles, the glittering Christmas monument takes centre stage on St Pancras International’s main station concourse until 4th January 2020.

Designed in collaboration with Lanc么me and Searcys’ expert mixologists, the simple and elegant cocktail is a carefully selected mix of; Cr猫me de m没re, pear liqueur, marmalade vodka, Lanc么me orange blossom water and Searcys Champagne Selected Cuv茅e – finished off with a delicate pink rose petal garnish (£15).

For those having a dry Christmas, there’s no need to miss out - with a ‘mocktail’ version of the ‘La Vie est Belle’ also available, made with pear puree, cranberry juice, lime, and topped with Franklin & Sons soda water (£5.95).

Alongside the ‘La Vie est Belle’ cocktail specials, Searcys expert mixologists have also whipped up two further Christmas cocktails for the festive season. The more the merrier!

For a taste of Christmas, the Christmas Barlow (£15) combines Mulled Wine, Cognac and Searcys Selected Cuv茅e and is garnished with a dried orange slice; while for a decadent treat, guests can opt for the Minty Way (£12) (Havana Club 3-Year-Old Rum, Mozart White Chocolate Cream and topped off with Marie Brizard Mint White Liqueur and finished with a cinnamon stick garnish).

Home to Europe’s longest champagne bar, the new festive cocktails are available to enjoy exclusively at the iconic St Pancras by Searcys Champagne Bar, located on the Grand Terrace Upper Concourse from November to 4th January 2020. Available for guests to stop-by or to book online at www.stpancrasbysearcys.co.uk

For more information on music, arts, culture and retail events happening in the station, visit http://stpancras.com and follow @StPancrasInt.









Thursday, 28 November 2019

Transport for London - Weekend travel information - 30 November and 1 December, and the following week.

TfL email update




Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 30 November and 1 December, and the following week.

Most of the network will be open with services running as normal so you’ll be able to get wherever you need to go, but please check if any of the following affect you.

You can plan your journey using Journey Planner and our travel tools. Find out more about paying for your travel  on our website. 
 

 
South Western Railway strike
 
From Monday 2 December until Wednesday 1 January 2020 (except 12, 25 and 26 December) there is a strike planned on South Western Railway routes. There will be a reduced service that will affect some London Underground lines as more people will need to use them.

Stations and trains will be much busier than normal on the Richmond and Wimbledon branches of the District line, and also on the Northern line between Kennington and Morden. Clapham Junction, Richmond, Vauxhall, Waterloo and Wimbledon stations will also be extremely busy, with queuing systems to enter these stations.

Allow more time for your journey and consider re-timing your journey to avoid peak hours or using alternative travel options.  

 
 
London Underground
 
 
District line
On Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December, there will be so service between Tower Hill and East Ham. The is due to Crossrail work at Whitechapel. Use alternative Tube, local or rail replacement bus routes. Rail replacement buses will run between Tower Hill and Barking, and between Canning Town and Barking.
  
Hammersmith & City line
On Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December, there will be no service between Hammersmith and Barking. This is due to Crossrail work at Whitechapel. Use alternative Tube, local or rail replacement bus routes. Rail replacement buses will run between Tower Hill and Barking and between Canning Town and Barking.

See the latest status updates on London Underground, including a map of closures.
  
London Overground
 
On Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December, trains will not stop at Whitechapel (including during Friday and Saturday Night Service). This is due to Crossrail construction work. Use local bus routes 205 to/from Shoreditch High Street or D3 to/from Shadwell.

On Sunday 1 December, there will be no service between:
  • Highbury & Islington and New Cross Gate from 06:15 (after Night Service ends) and between Surrey Quays and New Cross. This is due to Crossrail construction work and infrastructure work. Use alternative London Overground trains between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Kingsland from 09:30 until 23:00, or alternative Tube or DLR services. For Rotherhithe, use local bus routes C10 or 381 to/from Canada Water or Bermondsey. For Shadwell and Wapping, use local bus route D3 to/from Whitechapel. Rail replacement buses will run between Dalston Kingsland and New Cross/New Cross Gate
  • Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction due to infrastructure work. Rail replacement buses will run
Network Rail is carrying out track work which will affect the following London Overground services.

On Sunday 1 December, there will be no services between:
  • New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace/West Croydon. Rail replacement buses will run
  • Liverpool Street and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters)/Chingford until 10:15. Use alternative Tube or local bus routes between Liverpool Street and Seven Sisters. Rail replacement buses will run between Seven Sisters and Enfield Town/Cheshunt, and between Hackney Downs and Chingford
 
 
 
TfL Rail
 

 
On Sunday 1 December until 05:50 there will be no train service between Paddington and Heathrow T4. This is due to overhead line enhancements. Please use local buses to continue your journey, and the Piccadilly line for Heathrow T4.

See an overview of planned track closures for the next six months.

See the latest status updates on London Overground, DLR, TfL Rail and Trams, including a map of closures and information about rail replacement buses.
  
 
Buses and roads
 

 
Bus and road users may be affected by the following changes this weekend. We expect to run a good service, but buses may be delayed, diverted or stop short of their normal destination.

Rotherhithe Tunnel - From Monday 2 December, drivers of prohibited vehicles could receive a fine for each journey made through Rotherhithe Tunnel. Vehicles more than two metres (6'6") wide, two metres high or goods vehicles that weigh more than two tonnes (maximum gross weight) are not permitted. This is to ensure safety and reduce risk of collisions.

Drivers restricted from using the tunnel should use Tower Bridge or Blackwall Tunnel, both of which are outside of the Congestion Charge or ULEZ zones.

A200 near Deptford Church Street - Until summer 2020, Cycleway 4 works are taking place near the junction of the A200 Creek Road and Deptford Church Street for the next stage of Cycleway 4. Drivers should expect delays while travelling on the A200 Creek Road, Tooley Street and Jamaica Road.

Expect delays approaching Rotherhithe roundabout from the A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel and from the A200 Lower Road. Plan ahead and leave more time for your journey. If possible, consider other routes for journeys across London, and re-time local delivery and servicing trips to outside peak periods. Visit our Cycleway 4 travel advice page for updates.

Holloway Road - From 08:00 until 18:00 on Saturday 30 November, Holloway Road will have a contraflow in place at the junction of Landseer Road. Left and right turns are banned from Holloway Road to Landseer Road. This is due to Thames Water works.

Bishopsgate - From 22:00 on Saturday 30 November until 06:00 on Monday 2 December, Bishopsgate will be closed northbound between Artillery Lane and New Street. Temporary traffic signals will also be in place. This is due to a crane operation.

Brixton - From 10:00 until 15:00 on Tuesday 3 December, Brixton Hill will be restricted to a single lane. This is due to Thames Water works.

Croydon - From Tuesday 3 until Thursday 5 December, from 19:00 until 05:00 every night, Purley Way will have a lane restriction southbound approaching the junction of Fairmead Road. This is due to Thames Water works.

Check whether your bus is affected.

See the latest status updates on road travel.
  
 
Santander Cycles
 
The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:
  • Hoxton Station, Hoxton – due to a power outage
  • Ferndale Road, Brixton  - due to a power outage
  • Cephas Street, Bethnal Green - due to a power outage
  • Bruton Street, Mayfair - for power works
  • Butler Place, Westminster - for power works
Find out how to hire a Santander Cycle.

See the latest update on docking station availability.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS, TURKEY LEG MEAT PIES AND PROSECCO FOR PUDDING: 100 YEARS OF CHRISTMAS IN ONE TIME-HOPPING FESTIVE TASTING MENU AT ‘TESCO FEAST OF THE CENTURY’

On 4 and 5 December, Tesco will host a Christmas dinner like no other, taking guests on an immersive culinary journey through the past 100 years of festive celebrations.

Starting in 1919, the year Tesco founder, Jack Cohen, set up his Hackney market stall, diners will travel through time, getting a taste of Christmases past, present and future through dishes all made using the festive food selection available at Tesco this Christmas. Diners will be served up a century’s worth of Christmas food and drink in one decadent, decade-hopping menu - through the Art Deco era, the swinging sixties, to the present day and beyond.

Held in partnership with renowned ‘dining adventurers’, Flavourology, diners will enjoy an 11-course tasting menu that celebrates key moments in time and iconic Christmas dishes of past decades. The feasting menu was conceptualised by food historian, Tasha Marks, and reimagined for present day diners by Tesco and Flavourology chefs.

Guests will enter the venue, a former 1900s police station in Covent Garden, and receive a welcome drink inspired by the era to sip on as they journey back in time at the ‘Tesco Feast of the Century.’ Once seated, diners will then travel through each decade - just like Joel, the delivery driver in this year’s Tesco Christmas advert - via a heady mix of swirling projections, music and light, guided by time-travelling hosts. Each new course will signify the passing of time, and as each one is served, the environment the diners are in will change, giving guests a truly immersive experience.

The first 10 courses will reimagine what people of each decade from the past 100 years would have enjoyed around the Christmas dinner table; from a 1930s festive ham terrine, to a 70s prawn cocktail with a modern twist and an update on the 80s drunken cheese fondue.[i]

The final course, the 11th, will celebrate the dish of Christmas future. Invented by – and informed by the insights of – the Tesco Product Development Chefs. This dish also takes inspiration from Marks’ analysis of trends over the past 100 years, to predict what Christmas dinners of the future could look like.

Fittingly, the feast costs £19.19 – taking inspiration from the year Tesco was founded – and all proceeds will go to charity.[ii]

Tasha Marks, food historian, said: “Food has always been central to our Christmas celebrations, so it was fascinating to take a deep dive into the trends that have influenced our festive feasts over the past 100 years. From beef, to turkey, Port to Prosecco – some of our tastes may have changed, but decadence, delicious food and a touch of luxury have always been at the heart of our Christmas menus. Based on this fact alone, you can be sure that the Tesco Feast of the Century will deliver a festive night to remember!”

Martyn Lee, Executive Chef, Product Development, for Tesco said: “Tesco has been delivering Christmas for 100 years, so we felt that putting on a feast of this kind was a fitting way to celebrate and the perfect way to showcase our fantastic festive foods this year. We follow trends and changing tastes closely to ensure we deliver the perfect Christmas for all the nation and we’ve worked hard with Tasha and Flavourology to craft a truly unforgettable experience. The Tesco Feast of the Century will be a celebration of festive food and its important role in the nation’s celebrations at Christmastime.”

The ‘Tesco Feast of the Century’ will take place on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 December between 6.30pm and 11pm, at 5 Great Newport St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 7JB.



St Pancras International’s Prime Burger launches Christmas dinner burger

CALLING ALL FESTIVE FOOD FANATICS… YOU CAN NOW GET A FULL CHRISTMAS DINNER IN A BUN!
  • St Pancras International launches Christmas dinner burger, exclusively at Prime Burger
  • Available at Prime Burger St Pancras International, the new addition features all the trimmings, including melted brie, pigs in blankets and Brussel sprout slaw
  • Christmas foodies can enjoy the new addition from Tuesday 26th November
For those that can’t wait for the big day, St Pancras International’s Prime Burger has come to the rescue, with the launch of the ‘Festive Feast.’ The limited-edition burger offers Christmas champions a full turkey feast, complete with all the nation’s favourite trimmings, served up in a tasty super soft bun.

Available from today, the Festive Feast (£8.95) features a juicy, succulent turkey patty, alongside a heavenly combination of crunchy Brussel sprout slaw, melted French Brie, pickled red onions and homemade cranberry sauce - topped off with not one, but two mouth-watering pigs in blankets.

With everything served in a delicious burger bun, spread with decadent mayonnaise, the Prime Burger St Pancras special comes with fries and your choice of drink for £12.95 - the stuff of Christmas dreams.
Prime Burger St Pancras is located in The Circle on the stations ground floor. Its handcrafted burgers are cooked fresh and served fast, perfect for those looking for a quick Christmas fix.

Mark Pincham, Head of Operations for Prime Burger says “If you’re looking for the best Christmas burger in London, Prime Burger has got you covered this festive season. Our team has worked tirelessly to create the ultimate Christmas burgermade with the best fresh ingredients. Available at our St Pancras International branch, we hope our visitors enjoy this exciting new addition to our menu.”

This festive season, visitors to St Pancras International can enjoy their Festive Feast alongside this year’s sparkling festive installation, created in partnership with Lanc么me. Inspired by Paris’ most iconic landmark, the magnifique 36-foot installation brightens up the station with the brands signature pink pantone and features a beautiful light show with over 1,300 flashing LED lights.

For more information on music, arts, culture and retail events happening in the station, visit http://stpancras.com and follow @StPancrasIn