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For those who must win (or with too much testosterone)

PLONK CRAZY GOLF Time to get that hole in one. Taking over Dalston’s renowned snooker hall Efes, Plonk is a 200ft crazy golf course that is made up of reclaimed materials, random totem poles and Tiger-fuelled dreams. Grab a club, get involved and you could find yourselves as tournament champions. The prize may or may not involve Red Stripe. £7.50 per player for a nine-hole round, groups of 4+ Efes Dalston, 17B Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BH Bounce Perfect place to get your ping pong freak on and party at the same time. With pizza, pumping music and banging cocktails, hell they’ll even organise a tournament for you and crown one of you king. Prices start at £18 / hour (off peak) 121 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD All Star Lanes The closest you’re going to get to The Big Lebowski in these parts, if you wanna flex your bowling muscles then this is the place to play. It’s retro, cool and they serve up a decent steak and banging cocktails alongside the usual strike. Take your mates down. Prices start at £6.95 / person off-peak Holborn / Bayswater / Brick Lane / Westfield

Why problem solve when you can fight crime?

Escape Hunt Sick of watching detectives having all the fun? Now it’s your turn. Someone’s been murdered and you’ve got to follow the clues to track down the killer. You and your pals will be locked in a room and you’ve got one hour to get out, otherwise one of you will be kidnapped. We’re talking hidden doors, hidden writing and more code breaking than Bletchley Park. At best there’ll be adrenalin and back slapping, at worst you’ll be one man down. 2 players = £29 / person. 5 players = £24 / person George Yard, London EC3V 9DH Agent November Agent November could be Poirot’s British cousin. He's key to solving any crime, and as can you if you sign up to one of his awesome adventures. Best for groups of 3-6 people, Agent November will meet you by Euston Station and the rest is up for you to discover, solve and crack. Fun, challenging and good for all ages, all BarChick says is be sure to take a hip flask. £14 / person for a full team Doric Arch Pub, Euston Train Station NW1 2DN

Legitimate boozing and bonding (HR friendly)

Portobello Star – The Ginstitute The Ginstitute is a gin lover’s Mecca, and the ultimate afternoon for any gin loving gang. This small Victorian gin palace has got a staggering amount of the good stuff for you to nose and learn about before you’re let loose making your own bottle. Take home a bottle of your brew and your recipe will be kept on file so you’ll never have to drink Tesco gin ever again. Up to 10 in a group. £100 / person The Portobello Star, 171 Portobello Road, London W11 2DY Opium – Cocktail Masterlass This former Chinatown gambling den has got an all-star bar cast and excellent dim sum. The chef’s table style academy bar upstairs is where the bartenders get busy creating wildly theatrical cocktails - these are the best seats in town for the cocktail curious. Get experimental and take your homemade cocktails to the next level with a three hour masterclass for 5-12 people. 15-16 Gerrard Street, London W1D 6JE Boat Trip to Meantime Brewery Hop on the boat to Greenwich and get your beer freak on. Learn the brewing process, meet the expert team and drink beer. You’ll have a tour of the brewery and then will get a tutored tasting. Good one for the lads. £20 / person Blackwall Lane, London SE10 0AR The Ice Bar Not the best option if you want to see how hot your colleagues look on a night out, but definitely a good excuse to warm some of them up. Get christened with a kickass thermal cape and enter London’s most Googled bar. It’s fresh, it’s cool, the bar is ice and it’s a good excuse for a photo op. £13 - £17 / person 31 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BN The London Eye There’s more to The London Eye than good views and a dry ride around in the skies above London. These guys do cocktail tastings in the clouds and even dinners. Get high for some landmark spotting, cocktail in hand. Starts from £30 / person The London Eye, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB Vinopolis – Wine Tasting Consider it a good opportunity to get to know the bottle you spend so much time with. Wine tasting at Vinopolis is good and educational, and there’s some great places to eat in Borough Market afterwards to soak it all up. Essential Packages start at £27 / person 1 Bank End, London SE1 9BU

If you wanna get wet!

Vestal Voyages If a pirate’s life’s for you, this is the ultimate way to chug around the capital. Captain Willy Vestal invites you aboard his 50ft cruiser for the ultimate booze cruise, with cocktails made using his delicious Vestal Vodka and fun times along Regents Canal. Make it fancy dress and go to town (or canal). 8-12 people. £30 / hour - tickets available here On the Tow Path, Granary Square, Kings Cross, London Swimming in London Fields Lido If you’re built like the Hoff you might want to dare a group of mates to join you for a dip. Olympic sized and heated, go all out and organise some relay races and a booze filled picnic for afterwards or hit the Cat and Mutton for cocktails and pub grub. £5 / hour London Fields West Side, Hackney, London E8 3UE Swimming in the Ponds - Hampstead Heath We double dare you. Hit the heath and dive on in to one of the ponds (mens / womens / mixed). Nothing makes you feel better than getting this close to nature in the big bad smoke. You won't regret it, once you can find the balls to dive in. The Spaniards pub have plenty of warming drinks to help you get over the cold. Hampstead Heath, London NW5 1QR

If you are a show off

Lucky Voice Karaoke Everyone pretends they hate karaoke, but when you’re in the right place, with the right people, and above all have enough booze to sink a small boat – it’s gonna be nothing but fun.  Lucky Voice is the place to hit; there’s no standing around, no stage humiliation and no waiting for drinks – hello ‘thirst button’. This is the most fun you can have with your clothes on. Prices start from £20 each Soho / Islington Riding in Hyde Park Sadly we’re not talking riding with the hot Household Cav lads, but hey the local riding school will do just fine. Don’t expect to strut your stuff on Black Beauty, you’ll probably end up on some scruffy pony, but at least he won’t gallop off with you into the traffic. Leg up a gang and race the cyclists. 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Pop ups are still a thing. Here are London's hottest temporary fixtures for booze, food and weird and wonderful events. Hit 'em or miss 'em, you decide.

The Main Man

Edible Stories A show, cocktails and dinner, all in one Taking inspiration from some of the West End’s most popular shows, private members club Library and Edible Stories are joining forces to take you through a whole damn musical in dinner form. Sure. Think shapeshifting cocktail concoctions for Matilda, French rough vermouth for Les Miserables and chocolate errrrythang for Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. Next up is Phantom of the Opera! Theatre and booze lovers will be singing all the way home - cocktail or musical induced. Library, 112 St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4BD // 17th April - 15th May // From £45 edible.stories

The Big Boys

Lewisham Model Market Killer cocktails and craft beer in SE13 Who’d have guessed the party was in Lewisham these days? After a banging summer last year, Model Market has headed back to SE13 for street food, drinking dancing and great vibes. They’ve got craft beer, wine bars and slushy cocktails on tap - as well as a 'rooftop bar' where you can catch the action going on below. Hungry? It's all about the food with 10 micro diners serving it ALL from brownies to beefsteaks and burgers. This is perfect for whiling the summer nights away. 196 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London SE13 6LS // 17th April - 25th September, 5pm - 1am POP.UP.Lewisham The Rooftop Film Club Summer nights are made for movies on rooftops It’s back for another summer of more epic film showings atop of some of London’s best rooftops alongside great food and drinks! This year they’re rocking four venues; The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, The Bussey Building in Peckham, Roof East in Stratford and The Roof Gardens in Kensington. The films sell out pretty damn fast so make sure you get booked in soon! They’re playing some classics (hello Casablanca, The Graduate, Mean Girls…) as well as some hot new movies (Birdman, The Theory of Everything, Selma) so check out the listings here! Various Locations // From 1st May POP.UP.Rooftop

Booze Pop Ups

The Brooklyn Brewery Mash Tour Beer events all over London The Brooklyn Brewery team are bringing their Mash tour to London for another year to get us drunk again. Win. They’ve got loadsa beer, food, comedy and movies all over the place… Check out what they’re up to here and remember, most of the events are ticketed so don’t just go showing up ‘cos if your name’s not down you’re not comin’ in. Various Locations // Mon 27th April - Sunday 3rd May brooklyn Bloom at the Vista Bar

Gin cocktails on a Trafalgar rooftop

When the sun shines and things hot up, we head to a rooftop. If there’s gin, that’s even better. Bloom Gin is popping up at Traflagar Square’s Vista Bar on top of the Hilton and it promises specially created floral cocktails and some totally sexy garden vibes overlooking Big Ben and the London Eye. Gin + epic views = happy BarChick. Access is subject to availability so book your tables now for some sunny rooftop fun.

2 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2TS // From April - September POP.UPS.Bloom

Lights Out

1920's speakeasy vibes in Clapham

This 1920s-inspired bar has popped up in Reece 79 hair salon in Clapham for some high-quality, central London bar atmos that SW is somewhat lacking. They’ll be serving up imaginative cocktails alongside some live 20’s-style tunes from the piano for some killer old school speakeasy vibes. 79 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London SW4 9JN // From 21st March POP.UP.Lights.out

The Spirit Social

Rum, street food & tunes One of our fave rum companies, The Duppy Share, are rocking a brand new event to bring you four of the newest distils in the industry for a night of boozing, eating and live music sessions. They’ve got street food, amazing spirits and tunes to take you through a banging night in W10. Maxilla Hall Social Club, Notting Hill, London W10 6NQ // Every second Thursday from 12th March, from 6pm, tickets £10 incl. your first drink duppy

Food Pop Ups

Wahaca’s Yucatecan Menu Authentic Mexican flavours Wahaca have switched up their menu for some Yucatan-inspired goodies at the original restaurant in Covent Garden. For eight weeks only, a menu of charred, pickled and ‘pipian’ flavours created by legendary Michelin starred Mexican chef Roberto Solis will be available so order up, eat, drool over, order more, lick the plates.  This guy is THE man over in the Yucatan and his restaurant Nectar is the hottest in Merida.  Sure Wahaca was an all-Mexican dining treat anyway but these flavours are totally different. Charred onions on a bed of charcoal? Yeah. Go get some. And wash it all down with a Rhubard Mezcalita. 66 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4HG // Until June  wahaca.tacos Dram & Smoke Scottish grub in an ex-sofa factory In the former sofa factory of Hackney Wick - casual - Dram & Smoke’s latest pop up will be taking over for a five-course tasting menu of cray Scottish dishes, whisky cocktails, great beer and party vibes and if beer pong’s your flex, they’ve got a room for that too. Swan Wharf, 60 Dace Road, London E3 2NQ // From 17th April - 16th May // From £40 dram.and.smoke Lobster Love-In Seafood in Brixton Get your crustacean fix 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 // Thursday 28th May, food served from 6pm – 11pm, Bar open ‘til 2am // £40 + booking fee E.Lobster Reef N’ Beef Lobster, steak and booze. Nuff said. Some people call it Surf N’ Turf but Nicos Popupalot and his mate Philthy aren’t down with that, they’re rocking Reef N’ Beef and you just gotta deal with it, ‘kay? Half lobster, half ribeye, with a sh*tload of sides (hello pulled pork profiteroles) and dessert to boot, this meal ain’t nothing but amazing. With some rock’n’roll tunes and some boozy drinks going around, tickets are gonna sell fast so get involved! Upstairs at the 12 Bar Club, 203 Holloway Road, London N7 8DL // Thurs 30th April // From £39 reef.n.beef Aroma Jamaica 2015 Residency Jerk chicken from the best in town These guys say they’ve got the best Jerk chicken in town and we say they’re probably right because this stuff is damn good. Setting up their kitchen at The Yard’s NOW ‘15 Festival to serve up only the very greatest Jerk and traditional Jamaican dishes, this is one to check out for those carnival vibes. The Yard Theatre, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN // Tues - Sat until 28th June, from 6pm - 10pm aroma7 The Italian Dinner A secret menu of Italian goodness This pop-up pops up on the reg at cycling cafe Look Mum No Hands, but this time they’re taking inspo from this sunny-ish weather we’ve sort of been having to create a spring menu of homemade goodness. Because it’s Italian, they’re whipping up a meal like Mamma used to make, but the final menu is kept a secret ‘til it’s fill your face time. Look Mum No Hands, 125-127 Mare Street, London E8 3RH // Saturday 25th April, from 7pm // Tickets £35 italian.dinner The Moveable Feast Herbivore's veggie heaven Veggies, this one’s for you. The Moveable Feast is rocking four start up vegetarian and vegan food purveyors changing on the reg to feed you all your veggie, vegan goodness as well as an Independent coffee roaster. If you’re a hardcore carnivore then there’s not much here for you unless you’re willing to go meat-free for one meal. Challenge. 21-27 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY // 9th March – September 2015 moveable White Men Can’t Jerk’s Tropical Takeover Jerk chicken & rare beats Cheeky pop up White Men Can’t Jerk are back with their banging blend of Caribbean food, epic parties and good vibes. Hit Bethnal Green, get your hands on Jerk Pork Rolls and Curried Mutton Shepherd’s Pie and get rollin’ to rare groove and disco beats. The Star of Bethnal Green, London E2 6LG white.men.can.t.jerk Wingman's Chicken Wings Residency It's all about the fried wings Just "three bros making Korean Fried Chicken" at The Star by Hackney Downs, expect seriously next level wings, chicken and even something for the veggies. The Star by Hackney Downs, 35 Queensdown Road, E5 8NN // Mon - Fri 6pm - 10pm, Sat 12pm - 10pm WINGMAN Smoke’n’Roll at The Black Heart Smokin' meats and craft beers BarChick came across The Black Heart pub only last year and oh what a find it was…. You want craft beers, slush puppies and live music? They’ve got it. They also have rotating chefs in the kitchen and this time they’ve got in the guys from Smoke’n’Roll who do a LOT of smokin’. Meat, fish, veg, you name it and they smoke it with hickory, alder, cherry, apple and mesquite wood. Grab a lunch to go or settle in and check out their awesome beer selection while you’re at it! The Black Heart, 2-3 Greenland Place, NW1 0AP // 7 days a week, Friday from 3pm - Sat & Sun from 12 noon SmokeNRollPopUp (1)

Weird, Wonderful or a Bit of Everything Pop Ups

Streets of Spain Festival Spanish food, wine & fiestas on the South Bank Back for another summer of Boqueria goodness, the South Bank is all prepped to transform into its own little version of Spain. With loads of live music, ‘Blend Your Own Wine’ masterclasses and a food market, it’s all about the fiesta! Campo Viejo is even creating an interactive experience that will teach you how to hear taste so you can have a little listen to your wine while you’re at it (FYI, it’s saying “you’re a p*sshead”). Split into three neighbourhoods; Las Ramblas, Madrid and Logroño, it’ll be like you’re own little holiday on the Thames. Festival Village underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX // Friday 1st - 4th May 2015 streets.of.spain Nantucket Beach Club Pop Up American summer vibes & cocktails It’s no secret that London’s not too well known for its banging summers so when you’re craving some of that sunny action, head up to Skylounge for some laid back Nantucket vibes. They’ve got a bowling alley, a shuffleboard area (casual), vodka slushies and mothereffing lobster mac’n’cheese. See y’all there. Skylounge, 7 Pepys Street, London EC3N 4AF // 1st May - 30th September, 3pm - 10pm NantucketPopUp The Yoga Brunch Club Get zen and get fed Whether you’re a fully fledged yogi or just looking to realign that chakra, hit the Yoga Brunch Club for a chilled Sunday of stretches followed by a blowout brunch. All levels are welcome so book in and you’ll leave feeling zen, calm and well fed. Brixton East, 100 Barrington Road, Brixton, London SW9 7JP // From 26th April, 1pm - 4pm POP.UP.Yoga.club Chopsticks of Fury Noodles, cocktails and Asian beats We’re big lovers of Asian-themed food and booze so chuck some film, design and live music in the mix and we’re a happy bunch. For two months, Chopsticks of Fury will be popping up at 52 Social on Kingsland Road for some Asian goodness. Expect to be taken to a world of exciting pop culture and decor as well as live music, classic Kung Fu movie showings and some kickass cocktails. This is the first in a series of two-monthly changing pop ups here so get here before they revamp the whole thing! 52 Social, 52 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DP // From 22nd April - 27th June POP.UP.chopsticks Afternoon Tea Pop at Burlington Arcade Afternoon tea, amazing food, awesome cocktails Afternoon tea lovers, unite because luxury bespoke dining company Cuisson are launched the ultimate in afternoon tea pop ups. They’ll be taking the classic custom that we Brits all tend to know and love so well and spinning it on its head for an inventive and totally memorable dining experience! With ex-Fat Duck chef crafting the menu and Laurent Perrier making the drinks, be there for amazing food, booze and sh*tloads of Wedgwood. 66 - 67 Burlington Arcade, London W1J 0QJ // From 8th April 2015 – 26th June 2015 POP.UP.afternoon.tea Black Lyan Banging coffee from the White Lyan crew Just when you thought White Lyan aka. World's Best New Bar 2014 couldn't get any better, they knock back some caffeine and open up a kick-ass coffee shop. Following the same flex as the cocktail bar Black Lyan is all about house-made ingredients and a whole lot of love goes in to each drink; Barista babe Maja Jaworska (of Workshop and Notes fame) is hand-brewing coffee from an array of local and international coffee roasters and using new extraction methods (geeky) like nitro cold-brew. They're also offering up ticketed master-classes where Mr Lyan will be teaching and preaching about coffee in cocktails and sh*t will get really serious. It's a coffee lovers wet dream, the White Lyan of the coffee world - and BarChick's new hangover haven.  See you there. 153-155 Hoxton Street, London N1 6PJ // From Monday 6th April to Monday 20th April (with rumours to extend) blacklyan The Nomad Cinema Movie watching for charity Y’know cinemas pop up now, right? Well this travelling big screen sitch is popping up at the Lexi Cinema for a showing of Blade Runner and the Hoxton Hotel for Napoleon Dynamite. Don’t get too excited about Blade Runner, it’s sold out but Napoleon Dynamite still has stuff to give so get involved. 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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" } [4]=> object(WP_Post)#403 (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:

Dishoom Dig your bacon butty? Say hello to Dishoom’s bacon naan roll; it’s freshly baked naan wrapped around The Ginger Pig’s smoked streaky bacon straight from the grill with a seriously banging combination of chilli tomato jam, cream cheese and herbs. If you’re feeling spicy it’s got to be the Full Bombay made with an abundance of akuri (spicy Indian scrambled egg to you and me). When: Mon - Fri 8am - 11.30am Saturday & Sunday 9am - 12pm Where: Shoreditch // Covent Garden DISHOOM" ["post_title"]=> string(22) "London's Best Brunches" ["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(21) "londons-best-brunches" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2015-04-20 15:39:06" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-04-20 14:39:06" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(28) "http://barchick.com/?p=27419" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } } ["post"]=> object(WP_Post)#392 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(55037) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-04-21 15:29:47" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-04-21 14:29:47" ["post_content"]=> string(9538) "Sometimes in life it’s good to come together and bond. Getting the team together to jerk each other off solve problems creates for a better, happier workforce - at least that’s what HR seem to think. More often than not, you end up behind on work having spent the day doing trust exercises with some real life David Brent type and having to spend the rest of your week playing catch up. Well look no further. In need of some kick ass office bonding, have a hen/stag do to spice up, or just want a decent day out with your crew in London? This lot of adrenaline guaranteed activities will all make for brilliant bonding and banter, to be sure always take a hip flask, obvs.

For those who must win (or with too much testosterone)

PLONK CRAZY GOLF Time to get that hole in one. Taking over Dalston’s renowned snooker hall Efes, Plonk is a 200ft crazy golf course that is made up of reclaimed materials, random totem poles and Tiger-fuelled dreams. Grab a club, get involved and you could find yourselves as tournament champions. The prize may or may not involve Red Stripe. £7.50 per player for a nine-hole round, groups of 4+ Efes Dalston, 17B Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BH Bounce Perfect place to get your ping pong freak on and party at the same time. With pizza, pumping music and banging cocktails, hell they’ll even organise a tournament for you and crown one of you king. Prices start at £18 / hour (off peak) 121 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD All Star Lanes The closest you’re going to get to The Big Lebowski in these parts, if you wanna flex your bowling muscles then this is the place to play. It’s retro, cool and they serve up a decent steak and banging cocktails alongside the usual strike. Take your mates down. Prices start at £6.95 / person off-peak Holborn / Bayswater / Brick Lane / Westfield

Why problem solve when you can fight crime?

Escape Hunt Sick of watching detectives having all the fun? Now it’s your turn. Someone’s been murdered and you’ve got to follow the clues to track down the killer. You and your pals will be locked in a room and you’ve got one hour to get out, otherwise one of you will be kidnapped. We’re talking hidden doors, hidden writing and more code breaking than Bletchley Park. At best there’ll be adrenalin and back slapping, at worst you’ll be one man down. 2 players = £29 / person. 5 players = £24 / person George Yard, London EC3V 9DH Agent November Agent November could be Poirot’s British cousin. He's key to solving any crime, and as can you if you sign up to one of his awesome adventures. Best for groups of 3-6 people, Agent November will meet you by Euston Station and the rest is up for you to discover, solve and crack. Fun, challenging and good for all ages, all BarChick says is be sure to take a hip flask. £14 / person for a full team Doric Arch Pub, Euston Train Station NW1 2DN

Legitimate boozing and bonding (HR friendly)

Portobello Star – The Ginstitute The Ginstitute is a gin lover’s Mecca, and the ultimate afternoon for any gin loving gang. This small Victorian gin palace has got a staggering amount of the good stuff for you to nose and learn about before you’re let loose making your own bottle. Take home a bottle of your brew and your recipe will be kept on file so you’ll never have to drink Tesco gin ever again. Up to 10 in a group. £100 / person The Portobello Star, 171 Portobello Road, London W11 2DY Opium – Cocktail Masterlass This former Chinatown gambling den has got an all-star bar cast and excellent dim sum. The chef’s table style academy bar upstairs is where the bartenders get busy creating wildly theatrical cocktails - these are the best seats in town for the cocktail curious. Get experimental and take your homemade cocktails to the next level with a three hour masterclass for 5-12 people. 15-16 Gerrard Street, London W1D 6JE Boat Trip to Meantime Brewery Hop on the boat to Greenwich and get your beer freak on. Learn the brewing process, meet the expert team and drink beer. You’ll have a tour of the brewery and then will get a tutored tasting. Good one for the lads. £20 / person Blackwall Lane, London SE10 0AR The Ice Bar Not the best option if you want to see how hot your colleagues look on a night out, but definitely a good excuse to warm some of them up. Get christened with a kickass thermal cape and enter London’s most Googled bar. It’s fresh, it’s cool, the bar is ice and it’s a good excuse for a photo op. £13 - £17 / person 31 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BN The London Eye There’s more to The London Eye than good views and a dry ride around in the skies above London. These guys do cocktail tastings in the clouds and even dinners. Get high for some landmark spotting, cocktail in hand. Starts from £30 / person The London Eye, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB Vinopolis – Wine Tasting Consider it a good opportunity to get to know the bottle you spend so much time with. Wine tasting at Vinopolis is good and educational, and there’s some great places to eat in Borough Market afterwards to soak it all up. Essential Packages start at £27 / person 1 Bank End, London SE1 9BU

If you wanna get wet!

Vestal Voyages If a pirate’s life’s for you, this is the ultimate way to chug around the capital. Captain Willy Vestal invites you aboard his 50ft cruiser for the ultimate booze cruise, with cocktails made using his delicious Vestal Vodka and fun times along Regents Canal. Make it fancy dress and go to town (or canal). 8-12 people. £30 / hour - tickets available here On the Tow Path, Granary Square, Kings Cross, London Swimming in London Fields Lido If you’re built like the Hoff you might want to dare a group of mates to join you for a dip. Olympic sized and heated, go all out and organise some relay races and a booze filled picnic for afterwards or hit the Cat and Mutton for cocktails and pub grub. £5 / hour London Fields West Side, Hackney, London E8 3UE Swimming in the Ponds - Hampstead Heath We double dare you. Hit the heath and dive on in to one of the ponds (mens / womens / mixed). Nothing makes you feel better than getting this close to nature in the big bad smoke. You won't regret it, once you can find the balls to dive in. The Spaniards pub have plenty of warming drinks to help you get over the cold. Hampstead Heath, London NW5 1QR

If you are a show off

Lucky Voice Karaoke Everyone pretends they hate karaoke, but when you’re in the right place, with the right people, and above all have enough booze to sink a small boat – it’s gonna be nothing but fun.  Lucky Voice is the place to hit; there’s no standing around, no stage humiliation and no waiting for drinks – hello ‘thirst button’. This is the most fun you can have with your clothes on. Prices start from £20 each Soho / Islington Riding in Hyde Park Sadly we’re not talking riding with the hot Household Cav lads, but hey the local riding school will do just fine. Don’t expect to strut your stuff on Black Beauty, you’ll probably end up on some scruffy pony, but at least he won’t gallop off with you into the traffic. Leg up a gang and race the cyclists. Prices start at £89 / hour Hyde Park Stables, 63 Bathurst Mews, London W2 2SB" ["post_title"]=> string(37) "London's Best Team Bonding Activities" ["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(36) "londons-best-team-bonding-activities" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2015-04-21 16:26:50" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-04-21 15:26:50" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=55037" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } ["queried_object"]=> NULL ["queried_object_id"]=> int(0) }

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Troubadour

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263-7 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 9JA

Tel: +44 20 7370 1434

Opening hours

Mon - Weds: 9am - 12am,
Thurs - Sat: 9am - 2am,
Sun: 9am - 12am

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Barchick Says

Date Updated: 04/11/2013

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, little has changed since the 60’s in this Old Brompton Road classic. It’s up beat, laid back and full of character… oh and a lot of old pots/pans/pictures/signs/wooden object, something for every antiques fan.

It opened in 1954, originally as a folk venue, it was a heaving hotbed of talent. Anyone who’s anyone has hit the stage; Dylan/Hendrix/Paul Simon/Nutini/Laura Marlin have all played here over the years, and gigs are still going on in the club downstairs (NB great venue for a private party).

Open daily from 9am with the club open at 8pm, it’s a classic brunch spot with food served all day, plus wear a hat on a Tuesday night and pudding is on the house. They have daily specials, but it’s comfort wholesome classics, plus the menu is massive so everyone will be happy.

The USP here is their generous time keeping with happy hours 4.30-7.30 every day, then from 8pm 10 pm in the club. Drink up & rock out!


Good For

Take a client, Take a date, Take your mates, Take your mum, Beers, Dancing, Food, Killer cocktails, Music, People watching, Pulling, Wine, Daytime, Evening, Late

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