What’s poppin’ this November? Well, aside from a range of ground spinners, sparklers and firecrackers, quite a lot! Yes, Bonfire Night isn’t the only must-do in this slightly chillier month. From Champagne supper clubs, Narnia themed wonderlands and more, Christmas most certainly has come early.
Contemporary Jewellery designer Loveness Lee is delighted to announce the opening of her first solo pop-up store in one of London’s coolest spots, Shoreditch. The jewellery brand will be selling their Transnatural, Chinese Zodiac and Premice collections offering a special 10% to 20% discount on selected items. Loveness Lee jewellery is hand made in London using ancient jewellery techniques and traditions. Natural forms, vivid hues and irregular textures define the brand’s unique and statement style.
From the 26th of November until the 2nd of December.
Where: 67 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, E2 7DJ
Sitting snug opposite Buckingham Palace lies the five-star The Ruben at the Palace, which will play host to a Champagne dinner in partnership with Lanson, and you’re invited! The evening will begin with a sparkling aperitif with a menu of 30 Champagnes, alongside jazz… to get you into the swing of things! You’ll enjoy a sparkling flute of Lanson’s Rosé Champagne, served alongside canapés before delving into dishes of seafood paired with champers in The English Grill. It’s one not to miss…
On the 29th of November
Where: 39 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 0PS
Nearest station: London Victoria (0.2 miles)
Chucs Serpentine welcomes Ruth Rogers, owner and chef of The River Cafe, and her team, to cook in Zaha Hadid’s landmark extension to the Serpentine Sackler Gallery for one night only. Guests will have the opportunity to experience an exclusive four course menu from one of London’s most recognised Michelin-starred Italian restaurants. Ruth will take inspiration from both the well-loved Chucs creations, as well as her famed dishes from The River Cafe serving only the freshest and most seasonal ingredients.
On the 20th of November
Where: Chucs Serpentine, West Carriage Drive
If you’re game for it then you’ll be pleased to hear Mark Sergeant’s gracing The Game Bird with his presence. The chef is to host an exclusive dinner as part of their guest chef series, rustling up some feathers with food built around simple British dishes. Expect to taste a range of seasonal ingredients in a five-course menu that involves Smoked Cod’s Roe with seaweed crackers, Pheasant Ravioli in game and truffle broth, amongst much more.
The dinner will take place on the 23rd of November
Where: 16-18 St James’s Place, St. James’s, SW1A 1NJ
Monsieur Le Duck
Monsieur Le Duck is a new pop-up restaurant set to bring the food and wine of South-West France to the heart of London. Inspired by the douceur de vivre of Gascony, it will offer a simple but alluring menu, focusing on duck, chips, salad and wine.
On the 23rd of November
Where: 4 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, E1 6AN
Narnia comes to the King’s Road with the arrival of three new heated wooden chalets on the Bluebird Chelsea’s courtyard this winter, while the space around them is transformed into a magical white wonderland. A warming menu of fondue, apple pie and boozy hot chocolate will be available in the chalets. Wander through the festive archway past frosted trees and fur rugs before being transported to the land of Narnia by stepping through the wardrobe into the restaurant.
On the 15th of November 2018
Where: 350 King's Road, London SW3 5UU
The Magic Roundabout is a bit of a London staple, if you like to party that is. And now, there will be a Latin American town situated in the structure that never sleeps. Equipped with a town square, bodega and a whole load of parties, guests can enjoy the magic of the roundabout for one last time…before it closes on the 1st of January 2019, sigh. The dance floor will become a fiesta filled spot with bright and bold patterns adorning its walls. Expect music from resident DJs and drinks from onsite cocktail bar Frida.
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Where: The Magic Roundabout 16 St Agnes Well, EC1Y 1BE
You’re invited to sample a newly released 51-year-old single malt Scotch whisky, for free! News we’re sure will delight many a whisky lover. Craigellachie known as the ‘rebel’ whisky brand are big believers in making whisky a more sociable spirit, as opposed to one we leave on the shelf to gather dust. Whisky fans will register here, and in a lottery system done at random, they’ll have the chance to enjoy Craigellachie 51, as well as other whiskies in the range, for free.
Where: Milroy’s of Soho, 3 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 4NX
Back In Tom's Kitchen
To celebrate Great British Game Week (19 – 25 November) chef Tom Aikens has partnered with James Purdey and Sons; luxury London gunmakers, for an exclusive game dinner. Held in The Blenheim Suite at Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea, Tom and a representative from Purdey will treat guests to a delicious six-course menu that showcases the very best of seasonal British game, all served alongside carefully selected wines.
On the 19th of November
Where: Tom's Kitchen, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: South Kensington (0.6 miles)
Henrietta Hotel will host the Experimental Group’s Miracle pop-up bar. The phenomenon is jumping across the pond to arrive in London for the very first time. The Christmas event will reside on the hotel’s mezzanine on Black Friday until Christmas Eve, providing cocktails garnished with sides of kitsch for one and all, alongside Miracle favourites such as the Snowball Old Fashioned, and a whole host of Christmas cheer!
On the 23rd of November
Where: 14-15 Henrietta Street, WC2E 8QH
French elderflower liqueur St-German is hosting a Winter Bloom Pop Up featuring hands-on festive workshops, Christmas flower boutique and seasonal St-Germain bar with London’s top winter warmers and cocktails. The whole space will be festooned in flowers, providing the public with a floral hideaway to enjoy with friends and escape Christmas shopping.
Open from Friday 23rd November to Saturday 22nd December, from 12pm to 9pm, closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Where: 33 Floral Street, Covent Garden
The latest instalment of Charles Heidsieck Champagne’s unique event series, Maverick Encounters, will begin with a Charles Heidsieck Champagne tasting and pairing masterclass where guests will have the opportunity to taste Charles Heidsieck’s exquisite Brut Réserve and Rosé Réserve Champagnes. Then, with the help of leather craftsman Otis Ingrams, guests will learn a range of leather working techniques to create their own customised, leather bag. They will then be able to monogram and take home their very own unique, hand-crafted, Charles-inspired bag.
On the 15th of November
Where: Factory 45, 44-46 Newington Causeway, SE1 6DR
RANDE is a Mexican food pop-up that belies Tinder has had its turn, and its time to choose tequila and tacos over the popular dating app. RANDE’s Revolt Against Tinder is all about finding a lover, dining on Mexcian fare and dancing to Mariachi. The event is for singles only and includes four courses. BYOB too!
On the 8th of November
Where: 10 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XN
Experience a new Italian grocery store with a difference. For 5 weeks visitors at La Famiglia Rana Grocery will be invited to discover some of Italy’s best kept secrets through fresh artisanal groceries, over 50 workshops exploring Italy’s cuisine and handicrafts by small artisan suppliers. All proceeds from the masterclasses and fresh past meal kits will be donated to FoodCycle.
On the 9th of November
Where: 51 Marylebone High Street, W1U 5HW, UK
Montague Ski Lodge is London’s original ski lodge and winter party venue, and is the perfect place to celebrate the festive season with falling snow, mulled wine, spiced cider, Christmas flavoured vodkas and cocktails. The Wood Deck will be transformed into a magical ski lodge with big woolly rugs, or, alternatively, the Log Cabin is an atmospheric space to enjoy a drink in front of a decorative fire, Christmas tree and cosy armchairs and sofas complete with blankets.
From the 14th of November until the 14th of January
Where: 15 Montague Street, London WC1B 5BJ
Nearest station: Russell Square (0.3 miles)
A wide range of people love a bit of xmas jet setting to warmer climes, melting away English snow and ice with beaming sunlight and piña colada’s. However turning the other way is Tropicana Beach Club, who will be launching their ‘The Big Freeze’ pop-up. The occasion will see the Covent Garden location switched into a pretty cool party (quite literally), with snowball installations and blankets of snow galore! Guests can enjoy snowball fights and curling competitions on the lagoon pool, alongside festive food and cocktails.
On the 8th of November
Where: New London Theatre, Parker Street, London WC2B 5PW
There’s a gin palace in the heart of Soho, and it’s regal in nature. The King of Soho is a sexy spot, perfect for gin-based drinks, small plates and entertainment and can be enjoyed in the form of their new palace #21Soho. The theme will feature a lot of leopard print in keeping to the trends, vibrant décor and Soho memorabilia. Gin based serves in partnership with Schweppes 1783 include The King of Soho Variorum Gin and The King of Soho London Dry Gin.
From the 14th of November for six weeks.
Where: 21 Great Windmill Street, Soho, W1D 7LB
The Big Queer Christms Fayre will see DJs, decor, mulled wine and Queer Fare style market stalls scattering the way, as guests gather together for a queer xmas celebration. There will be a Queer Feminist Kink Room showcasing various BDSM skills and sex related clothes available to buy.
On Sunday the 18th November
Where: Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen