Etsy Everyday Emporium
Etsy's pop-up store is running until Saturday 5 November and showcasing more than 100 designs every day! Friday is dedicated to mugs, while Saturday is all about cushions.
Shoppers are invited to browse the store, but there's a twist on the shopping experience. Instead of paying with cash, you pay with a social media post!
Simply post a photo with the hashtag #DifferenceMakesUs, follow and tag @EtsyUK in your photo, show one of Etsy’s team members in the shop, and the item is yours. There's only one of each item, so it's first come first served!
Entry is free, you just have to book a slot in advance.
FOOD AND DRINK
James Cochran EC3
Following the success of his pop-up, star chef James Cochran has opened his first permanent restaurant in the city just a few minutes away from Liverpool Street Station, and the food is pretty amazing.
Not only has James incorporated his famous Caribbean Jerk Chicken, there are countless delicious options to try. With pigeon breast, roast monkfish, lamb neck and guinea fowl just a few of the dishes, an outing to James Cochran EC3 is the perfect spot for a date night, a birthday party, or just to enjoy some truly fantastic cuisine.
The restaurant will be open from 7th November and is currently taking bookings.
A Street Cat Named Bob
The Duchess of Cambridge attended the premiere of A Street Cat Named Bob earlier this week, showing her support for the heartwarming film.
The comedy drama follows the story of James Bowen, a homeless busker and recovering drug addict who befriends a ginger cat that he calls Bob.
The pair soon become inseparable and before James knows it his life is transformed by his new four-legged friend.
FOOD AND DRINK
Buddha Bar is marking 20 years since it first opened in Paris, as well as Buddha Bar London's fourth birthday this month.
To celebrate, the Pan-Asian restaurant is holding a big birthday party on Monday 7 November. Guests are invited to raise a glass and sample some of the kitchen's signature dishes, from the chicken salad to the spicy tuna tartare.
Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz are all known fans of the restaurant, so what are you waiting for?
Christmas lights switch on
It's that time of the year again - the Oxford Street Christmas lights will be switched on!
Sunday will see London's busiest street closed off to traffic for the first fun-filled Family Festival. Apart from the usual shopping on offer, children can also enjoy balloon making, face painting and crafts making at stalls run by the NSPCC.
Hasbro will also be inviting children to discover the magic of friendship on the My Little Pony bus, complete with photo booth and colouring station.
Craig David will then switch on the lights and take to the stage alongside Nathan Sykes, The Vamps and Louisa Johnson.
Bicester Village in Oxfordshire celebrates the best of British with its new pop-up, the British Wool Collective. With limited-edition pieces by Markus Lupfer, John Smedley, and Chinti and Parker, it's the perfect pit stop for your winter wardrobe.
Bicester Village itself will be transformed into a woolly winter wonderland with 18,826 metres of guerrilla knitting everywhere you look - that's the length of 902 train carriages and 195 times the height of Big Ben!
Pop-up open until 17 January 2017; visit bicestervillage.com for trading hours and transport information.
FOOD AND DRINK
O'Neill’s arrives in Soho
A cool new O'Neill's has opened up in Soho! The venue has previously provided a stage for musical legends including David Bowie and Fleetwood Mac, and will keep up the tradition with awesome live music as well as drinks, food and live sport coverage (what more could you ask for?).
The restaurant will be on Wardour Street, where you can enjoy a round of signature cocktails or even a delicious hardshake during a fun evening out!
FOOD AND DRINK
The Diner - menu change
What better time to visit this American-themed restaurant than around USA's election race?!
The change of menu has given The Diner, a dining experience best known for its dreamy burgers and outstanding milkshakes, that bit more of an edge by introducing the best of the best in delicious American grub.
Their burritos, the meatloaf and the Mac and Cheese are all top recommendations if you want to check out their new menu changes – enjoy! (Trust us, you will).