Singapore may be most famous for its ‘Sling’ but the city state is the home of 39 Michelin-starred restaurants and six of the world’s top 50 bars.
For three nights only, a trio of these renowned restaurants’ chefs – Julian Royer of Odette, Candlenut’s Malcolm Lee and Jason Tan of Corner House and their mixologist counterparts will be bringing a taste of Singapore to London, creating exclusive three and six course menus and matching ‘cocktail flights’ for three very special pop-ups. Angler in the City, Avenue of St James and Chelsea’s Bluebird are the host venues. Tickets can be booked directly with the restaurants.
Claiming to the be the world’s largest celebration of cocktail culture with 300 bars all over the capital, from Aqua Shard to Zela at ME London, participating and offering specially-created cocktails for just £6. The ‘mother ship’ is the cocktail village at the Old Truman Brewery, complemented by various ‘sensory experience’ pop-ups including the Absolut Porn Star Martini Townhouse residing in Soho for the week.
A five-day homage to the area’s creative spirit, featuring a full programme of literature, performance, music and discussion. This year’s theme is Activists and Architects of Change, inspired by the suffragette movement. Highlights include the ‘Roll Up Store Street Party’ featuring circus acts and live music.
Take a break from the culture at the boutique Academy Hotel’s Alchemy bar, where you can drink in the ‘Bloomsbury Set’ atmosphere of velvet armchairs and Liberty wallpaper while sipping its festival creation ‘Bloomsbury Martini’.
And now for something completely different! The Sleep Show is the first ever exhibition dedicated to ‘shut eye’ health, bringing together the industry to offer visitors advice, new products and experiences from yoga and meditation classes to napping workshops and private sleep consultations. If you can’t wait to get your forty winks after your visit, the nearby New Road Hotel in Whitechapel offers supersized, 2m x 2m Hypnos beds in their Warehouse X rooms, at a special show rate of £120 per room.
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