hellomagazine.comA round-up of the top events to try this week, from the new KitchenAid cooking classes to the new children's adventure at the London Dungeon
Brides Do Good at Bicester Village
Bicester Village has unveiled a popup bridal boutique in collaboration with the women's charity Brides do Good. Showcasing pre-owned donations and showroom samples from the most-coveted bridal designers including Marchesa, Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang, the dresses will be sold at vastly discounted prices with up to two-thirds of the proceeds going to the charity and the rest to the donating bride. The presenter Louise Roe has donated her Pronovias couture wedding dress to be sold and there is also ‘I do’ jewellery created especially for Brides do Good.
The Brides Do Good boutique is open daily between 10 am and 4pm, from 9- 19th February (not including 15th February). For more information vist bicestervillage.com
Cine Mini Presents Babe
On Bafta weekend the red carpet will be rolled out for mini VIPs at this exciting new immersive children cinema event in Battersea, London. As well as watching the family favourite Babe on giant family-sized beanbags, guests can expect to see stars from Vauxhall City Farm, get involved in mini tractor races, arts and crafts stalls, face-painting, games, a farmers market and bar, along with exciting surprises happening throughout the film.
This monster special is not for the faint-hearted! This impressive burger makes for the ultimate feast and includes fried chicken breast, onion ring, streaky bacon, American cheese, jalapenos, BBQ sauce, mayonnaise and pickles. It's only available until the end of next month so head down to your nearest Byron restaurant to get your hands on one!
Want to learn how to become a chef extraordinaire with the help of some state-of-the-art equipment? KitchenAid is hosting its regular cookery classes in its flagship store in central London, from a special Valentine's Day workshop to a Mother's Day session. Other demonstrations focus around the different KitchenAid equipment, from learning how to use the pasta attachment to the spiralizer. Classes run all year, so there's really no excuse to hop down and put your culinary skills to the test! Visit their website for the full schedule.
Already feel like you're stuck in a gym rut? Introducing hula hooping, this year's hottest trend! Guinness World Record holder Marawa The Amazing is holding new Hoop Tone classes in Brixton, Canary Wharf, Dalston and Shoreditch. Spin into shape, tone your core and build you balance in Marawa's one-hour classes. This is the best possible exercise for your midsection, get ready to sweat!
A fun one for the kids! Calling all super sleuths, secret agents and intrepid investigators... Spy School at Audley End House and Gardens, Essex is inviting children to sharpen their detective skills this half term. Some of the highlights of the experience include hands-on training in cracking codes and solving clues.
The popular Japanese chain have opened a new restaurant! Set in the heart of Soho at 81 Dean Street, the upstairs has a large open kitchen which serves the brand's iconic fresh and tasty cuisine with classics including bowls of steaming ramen, while downstairs offers a laidback full bar, based on wagamama's New York restaurant. Ideal for a catch-up lunch or pre-theatre dinner!
This is an exciting experience for the kids! Watch London's original escapologist as he plots his next escape from the London Dungeon. Before Houdini there was Jack Shepherd, a petty thief who infamously escaped not one, not two, but four prisons by breaking through ceilings to picking locks! Guests will journey back to 1724 to come face-to-face with Jack at Newgate prison – where he has been caught by the thief catcher for the fifth time – and hear from the audacious convict as he tells the tales of escaping from four prisons.
Alongside escape artist Jack Shepherd, guests will witness 1,000 years of London's dark past bought to life, including other famous villains who escaped the clutches of the law such as Jack the Ripper, to those who were less conspicuous in their escapades such as Guy Fawkes. Prices on the door £30 (adult), £24 (children).