Have you been wanting to experience The View from The Shard but haven't got round to it yet? Their winter saver offer is now on, with 48 per cent (a saving of up to £15 per ticket) knocked off entry prices. What better way to warm up than with a glass of champagne in the sky whilst soaking up stunning views of the city? And for the thrill-seekers, you can test your balance on virtual reality experience Vertigo or take a thrilling ride on The Slide, travelling up to 100 miles per hour. Tickets from £15.95 for adults.
Fever-Tree Gin School
If you're looking for an excuse to express your love for gin this week, buy a ticket to the Fever-Tree Gin School. Back by popular demand for the festive season, you'll be learning all about your favourite juniper, doing some all-important tastings to find out which flavour you like best; before using your new found distillery skills to blend your own bespoke gin to take home.
The night will begin with an expertly made G&T on arrival, and after your lesson you'll walk away with a selection of goodies, including your favourite Fever-Tree mixer and a special festive flavour, to take home.
On Thursday 23 November, the Ealing Christmas market returns to Ealing Broadway for a month of festive fun. Traditional wooden cabins will pop up at the west London market, selling gifts, food and drink. Father Christmas will be making appearances every weekend, and there will be an ice cave adorned with a replica of Ealing landmarks made of gingerbread for shoppers to enjoy.
FOOD AND DRINK
Vinoteca City, the wine bar, restaurant and shop located in Bloomberg Arcade, has just given visitors another reason to visit. The restaurant has opened its cellar doors, offering more than 200 'off-piste' varieties, including sparkling, reds, whites, sweet, fortified, and breakfast wines.
Diners can pair their drinks with the fresh, seasonal weekly-changing menu, which is inspired by modern European dishes. Carlingford rock oysters, steamed Scottish langoustines, bavette and roast guinea fowl are all on the menu.
Come the weekend, grab your friends for a leisurely brunch or feast on Vinoteca’s traditional roast with all the trimmings and listen to live music from acclaimed international jazz singer and songwriter, Lizzie Bradley.
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the complicated relationship between Peter, an aspiring actor, and Gloria Grahame, an ageing Hollywood legend. Set in Liverpool in 1978, the pair become romantically involved and their relationship deepens as Gloria, sick with breast cancer, becomes increasingly dependent on her younger lover. Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters and Vanessa Redgrave star in the drama.
The Poisoned Garden
There's a series of special immersive theatre events happening at the rooftop of John Lewis this month. On 23 and 30 November, guests will be invited to the rooftop after hours to solve the mystery of 'The Poisoned Garden'. They will be given clues to discover how a Victorian family fell victim to a mysterious curse, and solve the puzzle as they drink cocktails and indulge in a three-course meal at the rooftop's resident restaurant, The Ethicurean. The experience is £50 per ticket and includes the meal at The Gardening Society.
Togetherness, a festival based on human connection and creativity, is back this 18 to 19 November 2017. The weekend invites festival-goers to learn how to enrich relationships, improve the quality of contact with everyone in their life and explore new ways of meeting others. Eighteen immersive workshops are on the schedule, from taking part in a choir to learning how to be body positive.
FOOD AND DRINK
Darcie and May Green
There's no way of missing these dazzling city barges, Darcie and May Green, which sit directly outside Paddington Station on the Grand Union Canal. The colourful boats have been designed by British pop artist Peter Blake, of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper fame, and are home to a floating restaurant.
By day, guests can enjoy fresh and distinctive Antipodean-inspired food. By night, the site transforms into a buzzing evening restaurant and bar, offering Aussie dinner favourites, contemporary cocktails and an array of natural New World wines and local craft beers. The site will be open from 23 November.