Tomb Raider The LIVE Experience prepare to release your inner Lara Croft?

This new multimillion-pound Tomb Raider The LIVE Experience has opened in London Camden giving adventure-seekers the chance to assist the legendary Lara Croft on a mission to save the world!

If your a fan of Lara Croft just like me then you will love this new LIVE immersive experience in which you can take on a mission to help Lara out. You’ll get to experience adrenaline fun obstacle courses as you fight your way through different locations, solving puzzles and collecting relics along the way as you avoid enemies in which are in hot pursuit after you.

If you do not know who Lara Croft is though here is an explanation.

Lara Croft is a fictional character who is a British archaeologist who is very intelligent and an athletic woman with big breasts, who just loves to take on an adventure discovering tombs and ruins around the world.

She first appeared in Tomb Raider video games which was developed by Core Design back in 1996. Due to the success 12 more games followed on. In 2003 Crystal Dynamics took over the Tomb Raider series. they rebooted her character by altering her physical proportions and giving her additional ways of interacting with game environments.

Since 1996 she has been voiced by six actresses in the video game series by Shelley Blond (1996), Judith Gibbins (1997–1998), Jonell Elliott (1999–2003), Keeley Hawes (2006–2014), Abigail Stahlschmidt (2015) and Camilla Luddington (2013 & 2018).

In 2001 Embracer Group bought the rights to make Tomb Raider into a movie. Three films, Lara Croft: Tomb RaiderLara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of LifeTomb Raider have been produced, while a fourth film, Tomb Raider: Obsidian is in production.

In the first two movies Lara Croft was played by actress Angelina Jolie and the third by Alicia Vikander.

Alicia Vikander voice is also used for when Lara makes an appearance in Tomb Raider The LIVE Experience.

Lara Croft has also further appeared in video game spin-offs, printed adaptations, a series of animated short films, feature films and merchandise related to the series.

I was invited down courtesy of Tomb Raider LIVE Experience to give me an insight of what it would be like to be Lara Croft and I can tell you it is not easy being Lara.

Tomb Raider LIVE Experience

Little Lion Entertainment and Paramount Pictures, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix brings to London Camden Tomb Raider LIVE Experience which is a theatrical, immersive experience which let’s you be the star of the show.

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HOME-X enjoy restaurant quality produce at home

HOME-X is known for their home delivered quality experience boxes making cooking up a four course restaurant style meal easy. Great for a romantic date night in or to impress your family and friends.

Now Nico adds to his range gourmet meals, fresh fish & meat, pantry ingredients and wine. So now you can buy and use the very best local and seasonal produce from around the world all of which the produce have been sourced from trusted suppliers bringing to your home top quality and fresh ingredients to use. These ingredients will take your home cooked dishes to the next level be it a simple roast beef or salmon topped with feta.

Having tried many of HOME-X experience boxes I was excited when I was gifted a selection from their gourmet meals, fresh and pantry produce to try.

The gourmet meals are great as I don’t always want a four course meal and I might just want a simple pie or burger in which HOME-X has on offer.

From their fresh and pantry range they sell a great selection of fresh fish, meats, pasta, cheese, and sauces to make top quality dishes from.

HOME-X

HOME-X is founded by Chef Nico of Six by Nico restaurants. You can buy restaurant quality food from HOME-X from experience boxes, gourmet prepped meals, fresh fish & meat, pantry and wine to be delivered to your home.

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Funicular Production Murder Express Part Deux – Who stole the jewel and murdered for it?

Having boarded Funicular Productions Murder Express train before from Pedley Street I knew that my food adventure would be interrupted as a murder always takes place but this time around a theft also occurred of a precious jewel from the cargo area reeking even more havoc on board.

I attended a special press night on a courtesy basis where I braved yet another journey on board the Murder Express.

Funicular Productions

Funicular Express provide immersive dining theatrical adventures to hungry diners and theatre lovers.

They have put on a variety of pop up shows over time with their most popular being The Murder Express which has been entertaining guests for a number of years now.

2022 they are proud to present their newest production of Murder Express Part Deux in which the food is curated by MasterChef The Professionals Finalist from 2017 Louisa Ellis.

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The Blues Kitchen ultimate place to enjoy burgers, cocktails, music and much more

The Blues Kitchen will solve your blues as guaranteed as soon as you step through the doors of this vibrant colourful themed speakeasy restaurant you will be smiling. They serve up delicious American cuisine from burgers to shrimp taco salads as well as tasty cocktails. All in which you can also enjoy on certain nights throughout the week live music by talented musicians.

The Blues Kitchen has a number of restaurants across London and even one in Manchester. I was invited courtesy of the management to visit their Brixton branch which really wowed me from the start. The decor is stunning, they serve yummy food, and refreshing cocktails. Sadly though I did not stay the night for the live music due to train issues but I have heard good things about their entertainment.

The Blues Kitchen

Columbo Group owns a number of venues from The Old Queen’s HeadXOYOThe Jazz Café, The Camden Assembly and Phonox.

The Blues Kitchen are a place to enjoy American cuisine. They adventured the Deep South of the USA from places such as Texas, Alabama, Kentucky, etc. meeting many chefs and musicians along the way to be able to create and bring a American style feel to their restaurants.

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Gourmaze adventure around London and enjoy tasty treats

If you are coming down to London and are looking at taking a tour, forget hopping on & off a tour bus, or booking a guided tour as Gourmaze will take you on an adventure like no other.

Booking The Sweet Escape adventure with Gourmaze I began to think of adventures taken by Hansel & Gretel, Alice of Wonderland and Sarah of Labyrinth. Why you might wonder? Well heading on up from the underground of Tottenham Road following General Tasty instructions via my phone, I took on a trip of wonder full of surprises as I trotted around London with my friends. With time ticking we tracked along a maze of roads, solved riddles and enjoyed sweet sugary treats.

This adventure with Gourmaze was fab and in my opinion the best way to explore London and discover some great hidden gems be it with friends & family or just by yourself.

I was gifted this experience on a PR basis courtesy of Gourmaze which I enjoyed along with some of my friends and members of my LPUL Community Club.

Gourmaze

New to London Gourmaze is a fun way to explore London all whilst enjoying delicious food along the way.

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Escape from the Golden Hinde a Secret Studio Adventure – will you sink or survive?

Did you know that there are over 1,500 escape rooms in the UK? If you knew or not, what makes Escape from the Golden Hinde by Secret Studio that much more unique and special is the fact that is actually takes place on a historical reconstructed ship which is moored up near London Bridge.

The original Golden Hinde which is a galleon (sailing ship) was captained by Francis Drake. He was an English explorer, sea captain, privateer, slave trader, naval officer and politician. However Drake is best known for his circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1580.

The Golden Hinde originally though was known as the Pelican, but Drake renamed her mid-voyage in 1578, in honour of his patron, Sir Christopher Hatton, whose crest was a golden hind (a female red deer). Hatton was one of the principal sponsors of Drake’s world voyage.

Now you can explore this historical replica of the Golden Hinde in a different kind of way, rather than just a tour. Get to learn about Drake as you take on challenges to save yourself from the sinking ship but will you save Drake along the way or will your brand him as a pirate, and leave him to sink along with the ship but don’t take too long in deciding as the ship is sinking after all!

I was invited down along with my crew members on a press related basis to help solve the mysteries of the Golden Hinde and find the lost treasure within.

Escape from the Golden Hinde by Secret Studio

Escape from the Golden Hine is an interactive adventure on the historic 16th century galleon in London near London Bridge!

The Golden Hinde is grand reconstruction of the ship Sir Francis Drake sailed around the world in the 1570s. Plus this ship also sailed around the world in the 1970s.

It is believe that the Golden Hine is haunted by ghosts from both journeys. So, the ship holds an unhappy mix of spirits like a dodgy Rum Mojito.

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The Seafood Bar serves up fresh oysters, lobster, crab and so much more

If you love seafood as much as I do but live in London and not near the coast but really craving seafood then look no further as The Seafood Bar within London on Dean Street is the restaurant to visit. They are an AWARD WINNING restaurant founded by the De Visscher family, who have been fishmongers since 1984. They are famous for oysters and their seafood platters but they also sell a great range of other seafood dishes such as calamari as well as traditional fish & chips.

I went along on a press related basis to experience the delights of what they had on offer.

The Seafood Bar

The Seafood Bar is founded by the De Visscher family.

Fons de Visscher is a a respected fishmonger in Helmond, a small city in the Netherlands, and he decided to start a new adventure. Driven by his passion for fish and great wines, Fons created The Seafood Bar. His very first restaurant opened its doors back in 2012 in Van Baerlestraat in Amsterdam shortly followed by a three more.

28 August 2021 the De Visscher family opened up it’s first London restaurant serving up a great variety of fresh seafood all from within a 1730 Grade II listed Georgian townhouse on Dean Street.

There concept is very simple, incredible fresh products, and reasonable prices. In short, good food and drinks. But the real success lies in his dedication of the De Visscher family – 100% heart for the business, 24 hours a day. With attention for the guests and an eye for every detail.

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Calidad Home time for beauty sleep

Upgrade your beauty sleep with a luxury silk pillowcase from Calidad Home and not only will you wake up feeling refreshed, but your skin and hair will also look fab.

Sleep is very important as not only does it recharge our body and mind from restoring our immune, nervous, skeletal and muscular systems which helps our mood, memory and cognitive function. However did you know that sleeping on the right kind of pillowcase can also make a big difference from comfort, skin and hair?

I was kindly given a Calidad Home pillowcase to test and review.

Calidad Home

Michelle is the founder of Calidad Home.

For 12 months before selling silk pillowcases she researched into what silk was all about, where it’s sourced, how it’s made, and it’s benefits.

Her products are 100% A grade, and uses long strand 22 momme Mulberry Silk which is the silk you can get. Momme, is the gauge by which silk is measured. Silk cannot be measured the same as cotton, by thread count because the thread is so fine it has to be woven very finely and then the weight per metre determines the momme. The best weight for silk pillowcases is 22.

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Mr Whites delicious steaks and so much more in the heart of the West End

I have been to many steak restaurants within London over the years but I honestly can say that Marco’s newest restaurant Mr Whites within Leicester Square really does serve the most delicious steaks.

For those who don’t know Marco Pierre White he is an acclaimed chef, restaurateur and TV personality.

At the age of 16 Marco started as a commis as he trained to be a chef by Albert Roux and Michel Roux.

During his years as a chef he has trained and teamed up with the likes of Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal, Jason Atherton, and so many other known and Michelin star chefs.

At 24 he became Head Chef and joint owner of Harveys. At 33 he became the youngest chef to be awarded three Michelin stars.

He has a number of restaurants across the UK under different brands all which serve different cuisines and a range of experiences from afternoon tea to brunches. Now he brings to London his newest restaurant Mr White’s.

As a fan of Marco’s I was luckily enough to be invited down on a PR basis to review his latest restaurant and I was very impressed. So much so that his restaurant has become one of my favourite restaurants to eat within or even to grab a drink within London.

Mr White’s

Mr White’s is Marco’s newest halal steak restaurant which opened up November 2022. It is based in the heart of the West End in Leicester Square.

Within Mr White’s you can enjoy top quality food within a relaxed atmosphere, from delicious steaks, authentic Italian pizza, refreshing drinks from gins to wines. He even has his own London Dry Gin in which you can enjoy.

The restaurant is ideal for casual lunches, pre-theatre drinks or a relaxed meal with friends, colleagues or family, as Mr. White’s has something for everyone.

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Hard Rock Café Old Park Lane where it begun

Hard Rock Café is a restaurant chain which can be found across the world but did you know that the very first Hard Rock Café opened up here in London back in 1971 on Old Park Lane.

Within any Hard Rock Café hungry diners can enjoy banging food in particular burgers and also be entertained with tunes and rock memorabilia to gaze upon.

As a fan of Hard Rock Café it was great to be invited along back to where it all started 50 years ago, as they are celebrating their 50th year. I went along on a PR basis to show how they are still going strong and still providing rocking food as well as still displaying from old to new rock memorabilia from all sorts of musicians such as the Jimi Hendrix, Sex Pistols, Elton John, Mick Jagger etc.

Hard Rock Café

Hard Rock Café on Old Park Lane in London is where it all started back on 14 June 1971.

Two American best friends, Peter Morton and Isaac Tigret, who lived in London wanted to open a burger restaurant which gave an authentic experiences that rocked!

1971 – The first Hard Rock Café opened it’s doors back on London’s Old Park Lane. Few years after opening they expanded within openings all over the world.

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