We get it, the weather is starting to turn, the nights are drawing in and the televisions is getting rather good and all you want to do is hibernate under your duvet. This is London though and you can’t just say in, you need to get out there and experience everything it has to offer and this winter Mastercard is giving you a little helping hand with more priceless experiences.
Read any hygge guide and they’ll tell you that it’s all about being with your friends, eating and playing board games. This is the London equivalent as it’s not staying in but heading out to Inamo for an evening of prosecco, masterclasses, eating and playing games. You can choose from either a sushi or cocktail masterclass and you won’t be stuck playing monopoly as Inamo has over 150 different games including PS4s, Wiis and Atari Gold.
Why just have afternoon tea, when you can have a Champagne afternoon tea? After a hectic (read: stressful) afternoon Christmas shopping make your way to Mews of Mayfair hidden in a cobbled London courtyard for an afternoon tea of tea-infused Champagne, buttery scones, brownies and crostini and leave with a bag of petit fours and a mini bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.
Everyone in need of a caffeine fix, listen up. Black Sheep Coffee is going to help us get through those dark, cold mornings by hosting an exclusive masterclass that will teach you just how to make the perfect coffee at home. You’ll also learn what it’s like to be a barista, latte art and of course there’ll be welcome cocktails.
Renowned chef, Stevie Parle’s restaurant Palatino will be serving up a menu of Italian dishes with wine pairing on the 27th November. So, if you want to host that dinner party but don’t want to cook, get your friends together and head here and indulge in some serious Italian comfort food.
Want to learn how to use spices so you can liven up hearty winter meals? Then head to Chokhi Dhani for an interactive spice masterclass. Start with a cocktail as you explore the venue, before Chef Vishnu Natarajan takes you through a flash cooking session which will include an overview of the region’s spices and finish with lunch.
80s singer, Alexander O’Neal has a string of hits to his name and this winter he is swapping Wembley Arena for the intimate setting of Boisdale in Canary Wharf and he’s inviting you. Watch him perform whilst tucking into a three -course meal and afterwards meet the legend over a glass of Champagne.
If you want to get your New Year’s Eve plans sorted now then come early November Coppa Club, home to the original London igloos, will be launching their VIP package so you can see in the year on a terrace by the Thames. A great start to the year.
So, get out from out under that duvet, swap your pyjamas for a coat and get exploring.
Find all the details of the Mastercard Priceless Cities experiences here