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POPUP: Levitation Sensory Experience… by @PepsiMaxUK nr @SouthBankCentre #LiveForNow (15 Pics)

POPUP: Levitation Sensory Experience… by @PepsiMaxUK nr @SouthBankCentre #LiveForNow (15 Pics)

  A strange 9 metre x 9 metre black box has appeared on London’s South Bank. A promo stunt for Pepsi Max. Here are some details… According to the Pepsi Max this is a “LEVITATING SENSORY EXPERIENCE” and a “unique all-encompassing sensory experience, designed to beguile your sight, sound, touch, taste and smell” I won’t […]

FEATURE: ‘The Conservatory’ Launch Party – @DeadDollsHouse, Hoxton Square (38 Pics)

FEATURE: ‘The Conservatory’ Launch Party – @DeadDollsHouse, Hoxton Square (38 Pics)

  The Dead Dolls House resides in a former textile factory and is the latest home of the nomadic ‘Dead Dolls Club’ formally on Kingsland Road. This (already) spacious venue has continued to grow having taken over part of the adjacent building to add a ‘Conservatory’ to their ‘Parlour Bar’, ‘Dining Rooms’, ‘Drawing Room’, ‘Ballroom’, […]

POP-UP: Good & Proper Tea at Tokyo Bike (12 Pics)

POP-UP: Good & Proper Tea at Tokyo Bike (12 Pics)

  The ‘oh-so-frightfully British’ street food vendor ‘Good & Proper Tea’ have set up a tea bar inside the Tokyo Bike store near Old Street. They will be in residence for a month bringing tea and tea tasting sessions to the Shoreditch crowds. Good & Proper Tea proclaim to be on a mission “To bring […]

FEATURE: Copa De Cava – Is this ‘Cava Heaven’? (34 Pics)

FEATURE: Copa De Cava – Is this ‘Cava Heaven’? (34 Pics)

  ‘Copa De Cava’ claims to be “the UK’s first dedicated and authentic cava bar”. But can cava compete with its more popular and fashionable sibling, champagne? “Cava seems to have an perception problem” says Richard Biggs, the owner of specialist Cava bar ‘Copa De Cava’. He pours me a glass and describes how it […]

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: What is Hawker House like? @StreetFeastLDN (23 Pics)

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: What is Hawker House like? @StreetFeastLDN (23 Pics)

  Friday was the debut of Hawker House, the winter venture by the hugely successful ‘Street Feast’ team. These guys dominated Friday nights in the summer with their mixture of street food, events and party vibes. Can the winter incarnation of this collective recreate the magic? From my visit on their debut night last Friday, […]

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: What is @NightTalesLDN like? (42 Pics)

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: What is @NightTalesLDN like? (42 Pics)

  Night Tales launched last night. This carpark based street food, multiple bar, DJ lead party is 5 minutes walk from the former Street Feast venue which also returns this week. Today I’ve been receiving a lot of questions from curious fun seekers… so here are my answers… NOTE: These pictures are ‘first cut’ and […]

#WilkesWeekly – (06-Nov-2013) New Restaurants, Events and Pop Ups

#WilkesWeekly – (06-Nov-2013) New Restaurants, Events and Pop Ups

  Bob’s Lobster, now at Street Feast   WHAT’S GOING ON? Streetfood is moving indoors! This week, new streetfood venture ‘Night Tales’ launches on Thursday night followed by the immensely popular ‘Street Feast’ on Friday. Both events will be in Hackney with a midnight licence for Night Tales plus a long awaited 2am licence for […]

#WilkesWeekly – (30-Oct-2013) New Restaurants, Events and Pop Ups

#WilkesWeekly – (30-Oct-2013) New Restaurants, Events and Pop Ups

  WHAT’S GOING ON? Happy Halloween! This week has lots of ‘Halloween Themed’ events. Picks of the week is streetfood collective KERB which is holding a halloween special at their party venue, West Handyside Canopy at Granary Square, Kings Cross. In restaurants, Foxlove by the hugely popular Hawksmoor Group has commenced its 50% off food […]

#WilkesWeekly – (23-Oct-2013) New Restaurants, Events and Pop Ups

#WilkesWeekly – (23-Oct-2013) New Restaurants, Events and Pop Ups

  WHAT’S GOING ON? The restaurant openings are slowing down and all are focused on the Christmas party season. However the streetfood and pop-up scene is going strong despite the onset of some light winter chills. Great news for streetfood fans as Street Feast has announced it will return in two weeks in a yet […]

#WilkesWeekly – (16-Oct-2013) New Restaurants, Events and Pop Ups

#WilkesWeekly – (16-Oct-2013) New Restaurants, Events and Pop Ups

  WHAT’S GOING ON? This is the weekly update of “What’s happening?”, “What’s opening?”, “What’s new?” and “What’s good?”. This lists events, openings, streetfood, bars, plus anything interesting which has sprung up on my radar. It IS NOT a comprehensive listing, as there are way too many in our great city and there are others […]