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April

Hype Experience: Cocktail Lovers - Thursday 23rd April Cocktails & New Friends Margaritas? Negronis? Espresso Martinis? Whatever your cocktail flex, the Hype team have tracked down the flavour for you. Meet new people, make friends and get tasting some great mixes on this tour around Shoreditch. Boom. Shoreditch High Street Overground Station, London EC2A 4QS // 6:30pm - 8:30pm // £15.00 + booking fee EVENTS.COCKTAIL.EXP (1) Wine Tasting Evening - Thursday 23rd April Wine Tasting for Charity Kick your night off with some sparkling wine before making your way through the whites and reds to learn all about the grape goodness. Part of the ticket price is donated directly to charity Tomorrow’s People, who not only run workshops for young people who have been disengaged in the community, but are also running in the London Marathon. This is our kinda fundraising. Waterloo Wines Showroom, 61 Lant Street, Borough, London SE1 1QL // 7:30pm - 10pm // £29.00 + booking fee EVENTS.WINE.TASTING Edible Playground - Thursday 23rd April Quinoa Castles and Chocolate Lego Indulge your inner child and hit the Edible Playground for some board games and playing with your food. Build your own quinoa castle (seriously) before stuffing your face with it, paint a goddamn chicken then wrap your tastebuds around it and play chocolate ganache Lego and shortbread Jenga before filling your chops. Get nostalgic and get naughty - nobody will tell you off, you’re a grown up now. It’s BYOB though. Ugh, responsibilities. Secret N1 location // 7pm - 10pm // £40.00 + booking fee EVENTS.EDIBLE.PLAYGROUND Hype Exclusive Whisky Tasting - Thursday 23rd April Whisky tasting for everyone! Hype have teamed up with The Whisky Shop for an evening of tasting like you’ve never had before! Your ticket will include a welcome cocktail, five whiskies to sample and some expert knowledge from a super brainy Compass Box Brand Ambassador. You’ll also get 10% off whatever you buy that night so it’s win win! Whether you’re a whisky geek or a bourbon newbie, this is a great opportunity to meet new people, taste some great booze and just have fun! The Whisky Shop, 70 Piccadilly, London W1J 8HP // 7:15pm - 8:30pm // £15 + booking fee EVENT.Whisky (1) Monograph: Japanese Supper Club - Friday 24th April Meet People, Eat Udon Get your tastebuds around some crazy Japanese flavours at this relaxed supper club! Meet new people around your table as you all tuck into all kindsa tofu, miso and udon goodness. Studio 7, The Studios Islington, 6 Hornsey Street, London N7 8GR // 7:30pm - 10:30pm // £29.00 + booking fee EVENTS.MONOGRAPH Eat My Face - Jelly Workshop - Saturday 25th April Make a jelly of your face Worried your relationship isn’t close enough or maybe you’re trying to build a secure friendship? Then a day of making a jelly of each others faces really is the way to go. It all kickstarts in the kitchen where you’ll learn everything about jelly and how to make your face edible, and totally wobbly. From there it’s off to the workshop to create the mould - those of you who are claustrophobic won’t be up for this FYI - you get to keep your face mould for future face-jelly-making purposes at home. Bompas & Parr, 17 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB // 10am - 4pm // £220 for two people + booking fee EVENT.Jelly Yoga Breakfast Club - Saturday 26th April Yoga and brunch goodness combined Always looking to realign that chakra but your brunch plans get in the way? At Yoga Breakfast Club you get the best of both world where they serve up downward facing dog with a side of eggs (probably). The morning kicks off with a 75 minute dynamic class to energize your soul/make you feel better about those margaritas you had last night. Then you get to indulge in a healthy breakfast of homemade and local goodness. Totally aura cleansing. Greenhouse N16, 49 Green Lanes London, London N16 9BU // 9:30am - 11:30am // £20 incl. booking fee EVENT.Yoga Floral Feast - Wednesday 29th April Flower Power Drinking Things are getting flowery at this dinner consisting of actual real flowers. Totally summery. They’ve got rose in the drinks and lavender in the dessert. It’s BYOB so challenge yourself to some floral booze. Secret N1 location // 7pm - 10pm // £40.00 + booking fee EVENTS.FLORAL.FEAST The Avant-Garde Collection - Wednesday 29th April Wine and food pairing The avant-garde are all about experimenting or innovating, especially with art, culture and politics and now they’re bringing flavours in the mix too. Bigging up #WineWednesday, they’re setting up six unusual wines to try alongside some cray boundary-pushing food combos that will blow your goddamn mind. L’Entrepot, 230 Dalston Lane, London E8 1LA // 7:30pm - 11pm // £19 + booking fee EVENT.Avant.Garde Botanical Cocktail Lab – Thursday 30th April A DIY Botanical Bar Get involved in the flowers and foliage of this candlelit ‘Botanical Speakeasy’. All floral installations and bubbles, hang around the botanical bar and pick on their fresh green herbs, adding them to your drinks and experimenting with the flavours. Your £40 ticket includes four cocktails; Flame, Flirt, Zinger and Lychee Fizz, all just waiting for you to mix it up with your own herby garnish. Ground Floor, New North House Canonbury Business Centre, 190a New North Road, London N1 7BJ // 7pm – 10pm // £40 + booking fee EVENTS.BOTANICAL

May

Vestal Voyages - Friday 1st May Cruise on the world’s first boat bar & distillery Whether it’s raining or the sun’s shining, board Vestal Voyages for some boozy fun. If the weather’s pretty sh*t then cosy up in their coal-fired cabin but when the sky’s blue, hit the deck for some sun worshipping as you bob away along Regents Canal. You’ll start in Kings Cross and end up - several cocktails later - in Islington. This is an awesome plan for birthdays, parties, Fridays… The Good Ship Vestal, Granary Sq Towpath, London N1C 4AB // 12pm - 10pm // From £240 for groups of 8+ EVENT.Vestal Spirited Sermons: Cinco de Mayo Special - Tuesday 5th May Tequila cocktails to celebrate Mexican independence Reverend J W Simpson is all about their series of informative, interactive and pretty damn irreverent Spirited Sermons masterclasses and we love ‘em. This time the Rev will be preaching and praising all things Cinco de Mayo, Mexico’s Independence Day. That can only mean one thing…. TEQUILA! Hosted alongside those agave babes Herradura, they’ll be giving you tasters and a full-on masterclass of cocktail making. Muy bueno! Reverend J W Simpson, 32a Goodge Street, W1T 2QJ // 8pm - 11pm // £25 + booking fee (incl. 3 cocktails) E.Cinco 70’s Disco Diva - Thursday 7th May 70's chic, retro food and vintage-inspired boozing Things are about to get retro as Christabel’s takes you back to a time where parties were wild and filled with disco balls. With glittery drinks, flares and bespoke tunes by It’s Rude To Stare, you can work your way through five signature cocktails and handmade bites - all served up on vinyl records, obv. A Secret N1 Location // 7pm - 10pm EVENT.70s (1) Rumpus Vol. 25: Wrenches & Wenches - Friday 8th May Raving across seven floors of debauchery Fancy seven rooms of debauchery and sh*t getting cray? This is probably the party for you. They’ve got bands, DJs, circus performers and a heap of booze. Heroes of the UK festival scene Slamboree Soundsystem will be getting their bass all up in your grill, the Spanglegrinders will be doing stuff with power tools (obv), they’ve got a cinerave which starts with people watching VJ projectors then losing their sh*t rave stylee and a Wonderland Cafe which has cake. Dress code suggestions include monkey wrenches & guerilla wenches; hot rods & drag racing queens and lug-nut lasses & petticoated pistons so make of that what you will… Islington Metal Works, 7 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ // 10pm - 6am // From £20 + booking fee E.Rumpus Tea in Wonderland - Sunday 10th May A weird and wonderful picnic Always fancied a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party? This is your chance! Filled with quirky, mismatched madness with giant flowers, huge playing cards and sparkly spoons, this is the ultimate crazy wonderland, and with food like pink eggs and purple glitter popcorn, things could only get crazier… A Secret N1 Location // 5pm - 7pm // £25 + booking fee EVENT.Wonderland   The London Gin Voyage - Wednesday 13th May Distill and drink gin on London’s only boat bar & distillery Our favourite boat distillery are making up a one off gin for all guests to sup on for one night only! You’ll learn all about the botanicals as well as designing and distilling your own gin that you can take home in your own personalised bottle too as you sail down the Grand Union Canal on the booziest boat tour you’ll ever go on. Armed with a complimentary Vesper Martini, this is one for boat-loving gin heads! The Good Ship Vestal, Granary Sq Towpath, London N1C 4AB // 12pm - 10pm // From £240 for groups of 8+ E.Gin Lobster Love-In - Thursday 28th May Seafood in Brixton Lobster lovers, have we got the pop up for you! Get your crustacean fill at Nicos Popupalot’s Lobster sesh in Brixton for one night only! All the seafood will have been caught that very morning so only the freshest stuff goes into your gob. The menu includes goodies like grilled scallops with spinach puree, a shared bucket of lobster, mussels, clams and more as well as a gin and cucumber sorbet to finish you off. You get a free glass of Prosecco too as well as the dulcet tones of John Drain to entertain through the night. FYI you might have to sit on a table with strangers but remember, sharing is caring. Brixton East, 1871 100 Barrington Road, London SW9 7JF // Food served from 6pm - 11pm, Bar open ‘til 2am // £40 + booking fee E.Lobster

June

Beached - Thursday 11th June A desert island inspired dinner Hit this ‘deserted island’ for a feast of earthy, tropical food all served up in coconut shells, bamboo leaves and anything else you might find on a stranded island… You can expect avocado, mango, chilli and feta on toasted rye bread, soy salmon with quinoa, chocolate and coconut mousse and more deserted delights! A secret N1 location // 7pm - 10pm // £40 + booking fee E.Beached

July

Wimbledon Wonderland - Friday 12th July A BBQ & the Wimbledon finale on a W9 rooftop Catch the Wimbledon finale over a feast of BBQ goodies (menu TBC) and British teas on top of a grassy rooftop in Maida Vale. They’ll have a host of on point cocktails too, obv. Brunswick Studios, 26a Macroom Road, London W9 3HY // 5pm - 7pm // £50 + booking fee E.Wimbledon" ["post_title"]=> string(25) "London’s Hottest Events" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(22) "londons-hottest-events" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2015-04-21 11:37:16" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-04-21 10:37:16" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=56216" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [2]=> object(WP_Post)#401 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(27419) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-04-20 11:00:33" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-04-20 10:00:33" ["post_content"]=> string(13191) "In case you hadn’t heard, brunch is kind of a big deal. We’re not talking about juice, muesli and some friendly bacteria. Oh no, this sh*t got serious. Us BarChicks love a good brunch: the daytime dates, the hungover feasts, the local heroes and the all-you-can-drink boozy ones (obvs). So get up, dress up and eat up. Sip on Champers, mix it up Mexican style, posh it up and poach it, or be bad with the butter and bacon. These are our brunches of champions:

For When You Want It All:

The Mondrian London You know you want brunch but then what brunch? That’s when the Mondrians “every corner covered” menu saves the day. It’s made up of 5 or so sections and they’re all winners; there’s the bakery (waffles and pancakes), the eggs section where you can have insanely tasty scrambled eggs with crab or a full English with the worlds best tasting mushrooms. Got mates? Check out the "For the table" with seafood platters for two or "Mains" which includes badass burgers or an amazing sobrassada sausage flatbread. That's just the food, they've had the drinks and juices designed by Ryan Cheti who's knows a thing or two about good tasting drinks. The "Classic Mary" with a garnish of bacon is spot-on, same goes for their Bellini or the Spirulina, spinach, banana, maple and apple juice that will bring you back to health in seconds. When: Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 5pm Where: 20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD Mondarin Brunch Bad Egg If you don’t fancy just one plate, Bad Egg is for you. Like a sort of tapas of epic offerings… you won’t find a full English in here, we’re talking more breakfast tacos, cheeseburger hash and avocado and poached egg on sourdough. You choose three plates from their menu then choose the sober (yawn) option for £22 or side your bacon with booze (yes) for £30. So brace yourself for two hours of Bloody Marys, Mimosas and a side of fried chicken on syrup brioche. When: Breakfast everyday from 8am - 11am Where: City Point, Unit 1B, 1 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9AW Breakfast.landscape..Bad.Egg

Brunch with a view:

Duck & Waffle Still out at 5am? Take the fastest lift in the land up to the 40th floor and get yourself fed (this lift is as much of an occasion as the meal). The view across London is unbelievable, and watching the sunrise from up here is well worth staying out all night for. As well as drinking in the incredible view, hit their cocktail list and tuck into brunch; we suggest their all-day foie gras breakfast - you’re here now so you may as well go all out. When: 24 hours a day, baby. Where: Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY DUCKWAFFLE

Sharing is caring:

Hawksmoor Guildhall Hawksmoor smash everything with their meaty goodness, and brunch is no exception. Get the Hawksmoor Breakfast for £35 which is for 2 to share; smoked bacon chop, pork, beef and mutton sausages, black pudding, short rib bubble & squeak, grilled bone marrow, trotter baked beans, fried eggs, grilled mushrooms, roast tomatoes, UNLIMITED toast and HP gravy. Probably more than enough for two. Wash it down with Shaky Pete’s Ginger Brew, obvs. When: Monday - Friday 7am - 10am Where: 10 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5BQ // Monday to Friday 7am –10am. HAWKSMOOR

The posh ones:

The Wolseley It’s worth sprucing up last night’s party frock for a Wolseley feast. This is the breakfast of birthday treats, the one to impress your lovers, mothers, best friends and pretty much anyone else you feel like telling. In what looks like a Parisian grand café, they treat you just as special as the fat wallets and famous faces in attendance. The Eggs Benedict is the superstar with a glass of Champagne, naturally. If you need to hide your hangover, go for one of the Art Deco booths in the bar room. When: 7 days a week 8am - 11.30am Where:160 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EB THEWOLSELEY

Quaglinos 

Want some lobster with those scrambled eggs? Of course you do.  As well as a swanky Mayfair setting,  live music and BOTTOMLESS bubbles (that's right) the huge Saturday brunch menu's got it all: scrambled eggs with lobster & a spinach muffin, caviar omelette, poached pears on french toast and don't forget the Omelette Arnold Bennett, darling.

When: Saturday 11.30 - 3.30pm (launching 9th May 2015)

Where: 16 Bury Street, London SW1Y 6AJ

Coffee fix:

Caravan Not socially acceptable until you’ve had caffeine? Caravan is your brunch mecca as there’s a god damned coffee roaster on site. They roast the coffee on site daily using 100% Arabica beans, plus their blend of coffee is designed to match the season. Fancy. And yes, this means a killer Espresso Martini (a brunch necessity). That and some French toast and you can take on anything. When: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm Breakfast: everyday 8am - 11pm Where: 11-13 Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4QD CARAVAN

The Street Food Fix:

Bunnychow Sometimes a plain ol’ full English on a boring china plate and a cup of tea just won’t do it for you. Swing by Wardour Street’s South African street food shack where they pack a whole goddamn breakfast into a loaf of brioche. We’re talking sausage, egg, bacon, black pudding and some crazy good beans shoved inside a bread bowl that you can attack with fingers or forks. They’ve got some great juices too that you can spike with spirits if you’re starting early. Get in! P.S. They deliver too for when you’re just way too hungover to move. Where: 74 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 0TE bunnychow

For health freaks:

Tanya’s These days you’re practically considered a cannibal if you haven’t a vegan, raw, plant-based something in hand. Tanya’s in Chelsea (where else?) is the place to get your brunch vitfix with an organically grown, raw food breakfast menu with the likes of chia porridge, rawtella un-toast (don’t ask) and dehydrated flax seed crepes. We’re here for the superfood cocktails like What The Doctor Ordered (Sacred Vodka, lemon, beets, carrots, sweet potato, raw honey, ginger lavender bitters and chia seeds). When: breakfast every day from 9am Where: myhotel, 35 Ixworth Place, SW3 3QX London TANYAS

The boozy ones:

South Place Hotel To do the weekend in style, dress chic, pretend you've just rolled down from one of the sexy rooms upstairs and settle into the hotel lobby for a long afternoon. If brunch for you is as much about Bellinis as it is about Benedicts then you’re in the right place. Choose from 2 or 3 courses, with free flowing prosecco, Bellinis and Mimosas, and whatever you do make sure you keep some room for the banana and butterscotch waffles for dessert. Don’t want the party to stop? There’s a secret garden bar upstairs. Sure it’s for members only - but mention BarChick & they might just sneak you through. When: Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 4pm Where: 3 South Place, London EC2M 2AF SOUTH.PLACE.HOTEL

The greasy spoon:

Arthur’s Cafe Arthur’s cafe boasts ‘proper authentic English fare - no b*llcks’ and Arthur is STILL running this joint at 84 years old, what a G. Sometimes poached eggs with beautiful trimmings is not what we’re after, we want a plate filled with shiny, greasy goodness to wipe that frown off our face. This place has been open since 1935 so they’ve got to be doing something right. When: whenever Arthur feels like it Where: 495 Kingsland Rd, Dalston, London E8 4AU ARTHURS.CAFE

For party animals:

BUNGA BUNGA Not for the faint hearted, Saturday brunch at Bunga Bunga is one helluva party. Drop some dollar upfront (£40-50 per head) and leave your dignity at the door; we’re talking unlimited prosecco and Bellinis, cured meats, breakfast pizzas, ice cream, drag queens… YUP. And karaoke. So gather your mates and make a day of it, by 5 you’ll be p*ssed and partying like it’s 2am - but hell, at least you’ll have lined your stomach in style. When: Saturday 11.30am or 2pm sitting Where: 37 Battersea Bridge Road, London SW11 3BA BUNGA.BUNGA

Bloody good Bloody Marys:

Beagle Nothing says brunch like a Bloody Mary, and Hoxton hangout Beagle is nailing it with a whole BM menu. Stick classic with chorizo infused vodka, go Racy with jalapeño and harissa or get loco with smoked garlic tequila in the Maria Maria. You might need to wash down those Bloody Marys with a side of fried eggs and homemade hash (potato kind), buttermilk pancakes or Helford oysters. When: Saturday 11am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 2pm Where: 397 -400 Geffrye Street, London E28HZ BEAGLE

Foreign flex:

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1 Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA

Tel: +44 20 3222 0518

Old Street

Opening hours

Sun - Weds: 8am - 6pm,
Thurs - Fri: 8am - 12pm,
Sat: 10am - 12pm

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Barchick Says

Date Updated: 21/02/2013

At last something a little more inventive (and slimming). We’ve busted out of our trousers over-doing it on the hot dogs and burgers in this town. Shutterbug brings crepes and cocktails to a well hidden spot just off Rivington Street. The décor is café style, laid back and you’ll more often than not find a glasses wearing, map tapping, freelancer scoffing on a smoke salmon, egg and asparagus crepe.

Their crepes are flippin’ good (savoury and sweet) and served up all day long whilst their cocktail list has had a helping hand from one of the boys around the corner in Callooh Callay- so you know they’re gonna be good. They’ve got Micheladas in the mix and a Mardi Gras Bourbon punch but it was early morning so we went for the Climpson’s Espresso Martini.

They’re open to holding private parties and come sunshine time they have a terrace out the back for smoking and sunning yourself. We also love the definition of a “Shutterbug”- an enthusiastic amateur photographer… we’re not by any chance in Shoreditch are we?


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Take a cheapskate, Take a client, Take a date, Take your mates, Take your mum, Beers, Food, Killer cocktails, Parties, Smoking, Wine, Daytime, Evening, Late

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