Stay in Britain’s Highest Bedroom for Bonfire night
Imagine spending Bonafire Night at the very top of the Shard, complete with a three-course dinner and an overnight stay in a luxury bedroom! This could become a reality thanks for this competition with Booking.com, where participants are in for a chance of seeing London's stunning firework displays from the perfect vantage point, complete with enjoying every luxury the Shard has to offer!
Visit booking.com/win/topoftheshard to enter, and good luck!
FOOD AND DRINK
Brunch at TAB x TAB
TAB x TAB has announced the launch of its all-day menu, serving up delicious brunch fare in the heart of Westbourne Grove, near Notting Hill.
From the classic brunch favourites such as Banana Pancakes with caramelised plum, banana and soy yoghurt, to Avocado on Toast, dished up with coriander, cashew and lime dressing.
Vegan friendly options are also available, including the House Chia Pot and Matcha Macaroons, inspired by its premium tea offering. For the ultimate winter morning wake-up call, guests are encouraged to try the House Amaranth Porridge, with coconut milk, blueberry and maple syrup compote, pear, hazelnut and fig.
For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff; Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa's son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing aeroplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock'n'roll star.
Yet that means defying his father's wishes, heading to the city and locating the legendary – and reclusive – musician Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), who needs to write a new song and fast.
If Bodi can put a band together, help Angus with his song, and defeat the wolves' plot to take Snow Mountain, his life will be in tune. Bodi will become what he's always dreamed of being: More than a dog…more than a rock god… he'll be a ROCK DOG!
ROCK DOG is out now on DVD
Great news for Hello Kitty fans! Tombo Poké, a pop-up dedicated to the loveable character, is extending its opening date until 22nd October due to popular demand. Guests can tuck into Hello Kitty special poké bowls, Hello Kitty ice cream sundaes, Hello Kitty cupcakes, and other desserts. A whole range of merchandise is also on offer including Hello Kitty tote bags, postcards and posters. Prepare to get lost in the world of Hello Kitty!
FOOD AND DRINK
Located right next to Liverpool Street station, Eastway Brasserie boasts of truly delicious food perfect for anything from a first date to anniversary dinner! With top-notch service and located in a gorgeous building, visit the restaurant to try their second-to-none steaks, tasting sharing platters and unusual desserts. Find out more at eastwaybrasserie.co.uk
Almódovar Series at aqua nueva
Spanish restaurant aqua nueva is hosting special screenings of some of Pedro Almódovar's classics this month. Guests will be able to watch the films in the restaurant's private dining room, while indulging in food inspired by the films. Dishes like gazpacho, salt baked golden beetroot with goat's cheese mousse, finished with a honeycomb and liquorice dressing and Iberian meat croquettas are all on the menu.
The first screening of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown will take place on Monday 16th October, followed by Volver on 30th and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! on 6th November.
This month, Café Rouge is on a mission to encourage everyone to step away from their to-do lists and to enjoy a much-needed moment that is just for you. A Café Rouge airstream will be popping up in London, Reading and Birmingham, offering busy bees the chance to have a complimentary manicure and a glass of Prosecco on board the vehicle. The chic salon boasts a lounge area that seats up to five people and three nail stations. Visit the restaurant's official website and follow #takingfive on social media for further announcements on exact locations and competition details.
FOOD AND DRINK
Say HELLO! to the new Chelsea hotspot! The Botanist on Sloane Square has reopened its doors to reveal an exquisite new interior and mouthwatering new menu. In the restaurant, diners can take advantage of an all-day menu that includes dishes such as hanger steaks, sea bass ceviche, Scottish smoked salmon and scallops. The bar menu, available all day, features canapés and lighter bites ideal for grazing. Discerning drinkers, meanwhile, can perch at the bar and sip on bubbles and artfully-crafted cocktails.
FOOD AND DRINK
The Varsity Hotel & Spa's The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill
The beautiful Steakhouse and Grill, which is located on the Quayside in Cambridge, and has stunning views of the river – perfect for watching the sunset while enjoying some amazing grub! Since the restaurant uses locally sourced products for most of the menu's ingredients, steak lovers will love this restaurant! There are also gorgeous fish dishes, homemade desserts and a truly impressive cocktail menu!
Find out more at thevarsityhotel.co.uk
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Fuller's Kitchen at The George IV
For those who love West London, a trip to The George IV Pub and Restaurant in Chiswick is a must! You can enjoy a wide selection of outstanding beer and cider, great wines, teamed with delicious food. The pea and broad bean risotto and chargrilled fennel salad with courgettes and lentils are superb. And to round off, the sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and Fuller's vanilla ice cream is more than ideal!
In collaboration with Alder Hey Children's Charity, Matalan has created spotty pjs for him, for her and for children and even for pets! This year's campaign is all about celebrating your 'spotted talent', with a range of blue and white pyjamas, perfect for the whole family! The collection is available in stores from 16th October with prices ranging from a very purse-friendly £2-£10. All proceeds go to Alder Hey.
The Veuve Clicquot Widow Series
The Veuve Clicquot Widow Series is back this month on 20th and 21st October, paying homage to Madame Clicquot, who was widowed in October 1806. This year, Carine Roitfeld will be curating the experience and bringing her vision of the Seven Deadly Sins to life. Guests are taken on a journey through seven rooms, to experience not only Carine's vision of the bewitching aspects of each sin, but their seven virtues as well.
The Lego Ninjago Movie
Dave Franco, Justin Theroux and Olivia Munn star in new children's favourite, The Lego Ninjago Movie. The film follows the story of young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, who, alongside Master Wu, must defeat the evil warlord Garmadon. But there's a catch - Garmadon just happens to be Lloyd's father. Pitting father against son, the epic showdown tests these fierce but undisciplined modern-day ninjas as they learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash the inner power of Spinjitzu.
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Sky Nights at Skylon
Thirsty Thursdays, anyone? Every Thursday, Southbank's famed restaurant Skylon is hosting Sky Nights, an evening of live music, delectable cocktails and spectacular views across the river. The new cocktails on the menu reflect the four elements: Earth, Sky, Fire and Water, or as Skylon has renamed it, Ocean.
Sip on the delicious tipples while gazing out at London's stunning skyline, through Skylon's floor-to-ceiling windows. The live music kicks off at 8:30pm, with resident DJ Matt Maurice and other rotating artists taking to the decks.