From theatrical supper clubs to outdoor ice skating, here are the capital’s best events, food feasts, theatre shows and more to fill your social calendar this month…
BOOK AHEAD: Gingerline Chambers of Flavour V3
Gingerline have done it again with another mind-blowing multi-dimensional dining adventure. Top secret, this dining experience is for the true discerning foodie – and the perpetual fancy-dresser – so crack open the costume box, enhance your taste buds and prepare for the gastronomic journey of your life.
Secret location; date TBC; tickets on sale 30th October at 12pm, but if you miss out, there will be another ticket release soon – watch this space!
RISE FROM THE DEAD HERE: Wahaca’s Day of the Dead
Inspired by the traditional Día de los Muertos celebrated across Mexico, Wahaca is throwing a Mexican festival of food, music, art and culture in the dark, labyrinthine setting of Waterloo’s underground vaults. Lose yourself in a Mayan jungle, pay your respects to the dead in the Cemetery Pantheon General in Oaxaca, and if you’re brave enough, wander to into La Llorona’s Cantina, where the weeping lady herself will be serving up a heavy hit of tequila and telling tales of her all long-lost children. Music will play late into the night and there will, of course, be moreish tacos and tequila cocktails served up courtesy of Wahaca.
Arch 236, Leake Street, Waterloo, SE1 7NN; 2nd – 4th November; tickets £25
BREATHE HERE: Just Breathe Grand Gathering
13th November marks World Kindness Day, so to get yourself in the caring spirit, Just Breathe London are holding a mass gathering of meditation and mindfulness. Author, speaker, and international yoga teacher Michael James Wong will be hosting the two-hour event, which will include everything from live music and spoken word to group meditation.
Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, E1 6QL; 20th November; tickets £9.08
GET YOUR FAHSION FIX HERE: North: Fashioning Identity
From the Beatles to David Hockney, this fascinating exhibition explores the impact the north of England has had through art, fashion, media and photography, and how it continues to influence a whole new generation of photographers, artists and designers.
Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA; running from 8th November; tickets £7
WATCH THIS: Murder on the Orient Express: 69 Colebrooke Row x Screen on the Green
A lavish, luxurious train journey through Europe turns deadly in 'Murder On The Orient Express', forcing legendary detective Hercule Poirot to solve the case and find out whodunit. The ultimate crime thriller, fans of Agatha Christie’s novel can watch Kenneth Branagh’s glamorous remake in the extravagant setting of Islington’s Screen On The Green, with a cocktail – or two – in hand. Tony Conigliaro’s world renowned bar, 69 Colebrooke Row, will be taking over the Everyman bar, to serve fellow passengers a selection of bespoke cocktails inspired by the film. Head there for 8pm for live jazz, swing and one of Tony’s signature Agatha Christie-inspired tipples.
83 Upper Sreet, Angel, N1 0NP, 15th November, from 8pm, tickets £16 for standard tickets and £18.80 for premium tickets (both include entry to the film and a bespoke cocktail) with further cocktails priced a £7.50 each, film starts at 9pm
PIG OUT HERE: London Cheese Project
Forget Bonfire Night, Bethnal Green is hosting a two-day cheesefest packed full of dairy delights. Hosted by Matthew Carver, founder of the legendary Cheese Truck, look forward to two days of unadulterated feasting, with street food served up from the likes of The Cheese Truck and Raclette Bros, as well as artisan produce from local cheesemongers, including Gringa Dairy and Cannon & Cannon.
Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, Bethnal Green, E2 8EA; 4th and 5th November; tickets £4 plus booking fee
PLAY HERE: The London Shuffle Club
Bringing the game of shuffleboard to London, The London Shuffle Club will re-open its doors on Brick Lane in November, for a whole winter of fun. The Old Truman Brewery will be decked out to look like 80s Miami, with snapback shuffleboard tables and cornhole lawns, plus DJ sets, food from The London Pizza Club and punchy cocktails, guaranteed to get you into game mode.
Truman Brewery, Elys Yard, Off Hanbury’s Street, Brick Lane, E1 6QR; 1st November – 22nd December; tickets from £40
BINGO HERE: Bongo’s Bingo
Get set for a night of retro revelry at Bongo’s Bingo, where there’ll be garage, grime and hip-hop courtesy of 90s hip-hop collective So Solid Crew, dance floor vibes and of course, bonkers bingo games. A guaranteed night of giggles.
Printworks, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 7PJ; 9th November; tickets £11
GET FESTIVE HERE: Magical Lantern Festival
Getting into the festive spirit early, Chiswick House will host its third annual Magical Lantern Festival, and this year returns with a galaxy of celebrity fans including Ant and Dec, Emma Bunton and Emilia Fox. As well as light installations and Christmas-themed markets, there’s a virtual reality area, ice rink, pop-up ice bar and street food stalls serving up steak sandwiches, smoked meats and Asian-inspired fare.
Chiswick House, Conservatory Yard, Chiswick, W4 2QN; 24th November – 1st January; tickets from £11.21
SKATE HERE: Skate at Somerset House
Get your skates on in the grand setting of Somerset House. Transformed into an icy, wintry wonderland, the sprawling courtyard ice rink is one of the most stunning spots in London for a winter skate session, and with Fortnum’s Lodge, you can relax and indulge in a spot of après-skate – once your feet have had enough.
Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA; 15th November – 14th January; tickets from £8.90
GET YOUR FILM FIX HERE: The Snow Kingdom
Backyard Cinema has discovered a hidden ice kingdom buried deep within the heart of London. Embark on an adventure to the fantastical realm of the Snow Kingdom, where you’ll travel through secret caves of ice and journey across a frozen lake, before you discover an enchanted castle you’ve only read about in fairy tales. We’re giving you first dibs on Backyard Cinema’s frosted wonderland, where you’ll get to feast on popcorn, indulge in warming winter cocktails and binge on all your favourite Hollywood classics – think E.T, Pretty Woman and the Labyrinth.
42 Newington Causeway, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6DR; running until 23rd December; tickets from £17
GET CREATIVE HERE: Urban School of Garden at Petersham Nurseries
Petersham Nurseries will be hosting a series of creative workshops at their Covent Garden outpost this November. Set around the Potting Bench – an interactive green space adorned in beautiful plants and flowers – try your hand at everything from bulb planting to creating your own chic terrarium.
27-31 King Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8JB; various dates; tickets from £65
ENHANCE YOUR TASTE BUDS HERE: The Flavour Gallery
Mixologist masters Smith & Sinclair are teaming up with a collection of awe-inspiring artists to bring art and food lovers a unique multisensorial experience. Interactive artworks will be on display that change colour and smell, alongside a whole range of bespoke cocktails curated in partnership with liqueur experts Lanique. Prepare for the ultimate taste explosion…
The Hoxton Basement, 12-18 Drysdale Street, Hoxton, N1 6ND, running from 9th November – 17th December, tickets £15
FEAST HERE: Taste of London Festive Edition
A bubbling hotpot of foodie fun, Taste of London is back with a festive edition, showcasing the best chefs, restaurants and gourmet producers in the country. This year’s festival will shine a spotlight on talented chefs in the London restaurant scene, so look forward to appearances from the likes of Ollie Dabbous, Jackson Boxer, Lee Westcott (Typing Room), Sebby Holmes (Farang) and Sam Kamienko (Ellory). Plus, for the very first time, The World Cheese Awards 2017 will take place at the event – the largest cheese competition on the planet.
Tobacco Dock, The Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, Wapping, E1W 2SF; 16th – 19th November; tickets from £15
WATCH THIS: Glengarry Glen Ross
80s Hollywood favourite Christian Slater appears alongside Love Actually’s Kris Marshall in a Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play about four Chicago real estate agents who’ll do anything to clinch a sale, including breaking the law.
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Ave, Embankment, WC2N 5DE; running until 3rd February 2018; tickets from £15
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