hellomagazine.comA round-up of the top events to try this week, from the Cheese and Wine Festival to the new Crystal Maze experience in Manchester
We've found another reason to visit Swingers! The crazy golf club will be serving Bubbledogs hot dogs from 3rd April - the perfect addition to their street food area.
The Bubbledogs menu will include favourites from their restaurant, alongside some new recipes and sides created exclusively for Swingers, including the Happy Gilmore - baby gem lettuce, bourbon caramelized onions, horseradish ketchup, cheddar cheese. Bubbledogs joins Patty&Bun and Pizza Pilgrims.
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Opening on Friday 31st May, Benefit Cosmetics is launching the UK's first all pink charity shop in Covent Garden. Containing only pink donations, the #RaiseABrow pop-up will be bursting at the seams with clothes to candles, furniture to fragrance, books, bags and blooms, all donated from your favourite celebrities, brands, and vloggers.
The charity shop is raising vital funds for two UK charity organisations, Refuge and Look Good Feel Better, which empower and support women and girls across the country. The shop will tour three other cities across the UK during April.
Following its popular launch in London, a second venue for the Crystal Maze has opened, this time at the Old Granada Studios in Manchester. From 1st April, guests will be invited to explore bigger and better zones jam-packed full of entirely new games, alongside new iterations of old favourites.
Groups of eight contestants are guided through four zones – Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Future – by a personal Maze Master. As they make their way through, contestants compete in a variety of games in four categories – Physical, Mental, Skill or Mystery – each designed to test their strength under pressure.
Just in time for the Easter holidays, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter has launched a new attraction, the Forbidden Forest. Adults and children alike will be able to follow the footsteps of Harry, Ron and Hermione through the Hogwarts Gates deep into the grounds of the Forest. Stepping under tree roots, you'll come face to face with Aragog the Acromantula and his spiderlings as well as Buckbeak the Hippogriff along the way.
FOOD AND DRINK
Throughout April and May, Randy's chicken restaurant is hosting a wing battle like no other. Going up against the likes of Split & Roast, Chuck Burgers and Authentic Wingman's Wingery, chefs from each restaurant will be in the kitchen alongside Randy's.
Two wings from the battling team will be put on the Randy's menu for one night only, and guests will have the chance to choose their winger. The first wing battle takes place on 5th April!
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Cheese and Wine Festival
This weekend from 1st to 2nd April, East Village, the former Athletes' Village of the London 2012 Games, will play host to its first ever cheese and wine festival. Over 25 independent stall holders will set up shop, showcasing the finest artisan products.
Visitors will be able to enjoy an exclusive three course Cheese Feast with two courses created by Feest London, and a dessert by East Village resident and Great British Bake Off contestant Tom Gilliford. Cheese enthusiasts can also take part in a cheesy pop quiz.
For two weeks starting from 3rd April, Tandoor Chop House is offering diners 50 per cent off their food bill in exchange for an Instagram post of their lunch. Classic dishes on the new lunch menu include the Chop House Tikka Roll, the Tikka Caesar Salad and the Tandoor Lunch Thali.
Fancy some retail therapy? Head to the Bicester Village, an amazing designer shopping destination less than an hour from London. With brands like Gucci, Saint Laurent, Burberry and Stella McCartney, there's something for everyone and it's a great day out. Too tired to head home? Crash out at the nearby Manor at Weston-on-the-Green, a lovely hotel just 10 minutes away.
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Dead Dolls House
The Dead Dolls House is one of North London’s prettiest venues and if you’re looking for an excuse to visit in April, this is it. They’re hosting a feast on the 6th and it’s inspired by Bacchus, the Roman god of winemaking. For £60, you’ll tuck into a lavish four-course feast with a Filipino twist, and every dish will come paired with either a glass of wine or cocktail.
Expect to see flavoursome bites like burnt aubergine with sesame salted caramel and succulent pork belly with oyster and spring onion on the set menu. This indulgent evening will kick-start with a refreshing gin cocktail at 7pm and you’ll spend the entirety of the meal seated in the venue’s opulent ballroom.
For more info on what’s on in London and across the UK, visit DesignMyNight and follow them on Twitter and Instagram, @DesignMyNight.
Dance under the stars in Ibiza
Tickets are now on sale to visit the unique IMS music summit in Ibiza. The huge outdoor event takes place in a 2500-year-old fort called the Dalt Vila, and gives the public stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea while having the chance to watch the sun set and dance under the stars during performances with acts including Pete Tong and Kenlou. Sounds good? Tickets are currently on sale for 50 Euro.
Find out more at internationalmusicsummit.com/ims_connect/dalt-vila-line-up-revealed/
Cahoots at Cocktails In The City
Twenty-five of London's finest bars, including the vintage-themed Cahoots, are joining up for one amazing cocktail party! Taking place at One Marylebone, the evenings with include live performances and some seriously incredible cocktails.
The event will take place on Friday and Saturday from from 6 – 11.30pm.
Find out more and buy tickets here cahoots-london.com/event/cahoots-at-cocktails-in-the-city/
100 Wardour Street
Want a guaranteed fab night out that involves live music? Look no further than 100 Wardour Street, found bang in the middle of lively Soho. The iconic music venue, which saw David Bowie and the Rolling Stones strutt their stuff in the seventies, is paying homage to their musical history by offering an exciting new line-up throughout April.
The Fellas will be playing on 8th and 22nd April, an amazing seven-piece party blending soul, funk and hiphop that is sure to get all guests on their feet. Other performers include the award-winning Kate Quintet on 11th April. Kate covers top hits by Stevie Wonder and Ed Sheeran. On the 12th and 26th April, Motown band Detroit is sure to take guests back to the sixties with their breathtaking harmonies.
Head to 100 Wardour St this month for the perfect combination of live music and a diverse and delicious food and cocktail menu.