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6 things to do in London this week!

24.02.14 ‘6 things to do in London this week!’

Looking for things to do in London this week? Then take a look below at our pick of 6 things to do in London this week!

On Tuesday night why not take a trip down to Kettners in Soho and experience their Gin and Jazz night? Gin Cocktails start at only £6 and the live music is complimentary! If you really want to get in to the spirit you could always don your flapper dress and feather boa to really get you in the mood!

Looking for a quirky night out? On Wednesday why not head down to The Hoxton Pony and enjoy #REZtron Presents… Cocktails, Karaoke & SEGA Consoles! This retro night out is perfect for gamers and non gamers alike! For more information visit here.

Thursday night offers ‘Ping Thing Thursdays‘ located at 93 Feet East just a few minutes from Shoreditch high street. Starting at 6pm, this evening offers what you would expect, Ping Pong and drinks! More information can be found here.

Friday night in London also has plenty on offer.

If you are seraching for an alternative night out with a techno vibe, Caught Up 001 at Bunker Club could be for you. Located in the Deptford Bunker, Caught Up is a new monthly event starting this week! Doorsopen at 10pm an entry is only £3. Music includes sets from residents DJs.

Looking for a good laugh? Also on Friday you can visit the Comedy Carnival at Bar Rumba, Leicester Square. Ticket prices start from £12 and can be booked online. Doors open at 8pm. They boast a great line up of stand up comedians in a fantastic location in Central London.

Love the Oscars? Finally on Saturday night why not check out the tribute event ‘Not The Oscars’ located at Club de Fromage, Islington Academy. ‘Not The Oscars’ will mark the event with music from famous movie soundtracks and a screening of Forrest Gump. Fancy dress welcome. Doors open 10.30pm an entry price is £8!

So there you have it – our pick of the 6 things to do in London this week!

Indigo – One Aldwych

Birthday Brunch at Indigo!

For my birthday brunch myself and some friends decided to visit Indigo in the lovely Indigo restaurant of the One Aldwych hotel.

I found the website online after searching for ‘best brunch Covent Garden’. Although just a little bit away from Covent Garden and closer to Temple this was a great find!

The Indigo brunch menu looked great – two courses for £25, three courses for £30 and you can add unlimited prosecco for an extra £14. All details can be found here.

I booked two tables for our group as the online booking wouldn’t let me book one for 10 people.

A few days later when walking past Indigo, we decided to pop in and check the place out – they were so friendly and helpful once inside and even though the place was closed for service they allowed us upstairs to check out the restaurant. They let us pick where we wanted to sit and organised my bookings in to one so it was easier to manage.

Little did I know that my other half also organised some lovely surprises with them too – he found them really easy to deal with also.

On arrival on my birthday one of the first surprises was revealed! They had printed us special keep sake menus with my name and birthday inside – such a lovely touch for our brunch.

My personalise Indigo birthday menu!
My personalised birthday menu!

We then all decided to have two courses – a starter and a main – the food was lovely – and also opted for the unlimited prosecco option! Needless to say when they said unlimited they meant it! Great value for money! Our glasses weren’t ever empty before they were topping us back up!

Everyone commented about how great the place was and some friends even then booked for their birthdays!

View from our table Indigo
View from our table

After our mains we had a little time before they brought out the most beautiful pink cake with my name on! I felt like a princess and that I was being totally spoilt rotten! They even wrapped up what wasn’t eaten for us to take home.

My beautiful cake!
My beautiful cake!

Indigo and One Aldwych (and of course my other half who arranged this!) really made my birthday a truly special day and they now have a special place in my heart – it really was an experience that I will treasure for a lifetime!

Enjoying cake and prosecco at Indigo!
Enjoying cake and prosecco!

 

The OXO Tower – London!

OXO Tower – Dream come true!

So my dream of visiting the OXO Tower finally came true after my beloved other half surprised me on my birthday!

I have to say it was all I had dreamt of and more!

Situated on the eighth floor of Harvey Nichols, South Bank, the OXO Tower has a truly stunning view across the Thames.

On arrival we accepted a seat at the bar where we had pre dinner drinks whilst we took in the amazing views across the City. We went in the evening when it was a little dark outside but we could still make out most of the famous landmarks!

Relaxing with pre drinks at OXO Tower!
Relaxing with pre drinks!

Once seated we had time to explore the menu – which included seasonal ingredients in most dishes – which was a lovely idea.

For mains I chose the Lamb noisette with crown prince pumpkin, trompettes and pearl onions with a mint butter sauce. It was divine to say the least!

The meal was beautifully presented and although it looked slightly small on arrival, the rich food and gorgeous textures filled me up plenty!

We decided to split a dessert after the lovely mains and chose the sorbet selection. The flavours were incredible and I would recommend these as a light way to finish off your meal.

The ambience of the restaurant was great, we felt relaxed whilst dining and we didn’t feel over dressed in our Sunday best – always a bonus!

Overall I would 100% recommend the OXO Tower for a lovely dinner for a special occasion.

To check out the menu or to book at table you can find the details here.