Tutankhamun Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh – my top 10

I was invited on a complimentary basis to take a journey of wonder through this exhibition of Tutankhamun’s precious treasures.

I walked like an Egyptian, travelled through a journey to the afterlife and discovered about King Tutankhamun from the moment he died until the moment he resurrected and enjoyed eternal life.

Tutankhamun Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition

The legend of Tutankhamun captured imaginations globally when his tomb was unearthed by British explorer Howard Carter and financier Lord Carnarvon in 1922.

Produced by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and IMG, and presented in London by Viking Cruises Tutankhamun Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh will unveil more than 150 masterpieces over nine galleries of which 60 are travelling out of Egypt for the first, provided along with digital content and audio to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb on tour all over the world for a limited run.

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Moonpig making memories

Moonpig are known for giving customers the chance to design their own cards be it for a loved ones birthday or a stash of Christmas cards however there is always a day during the year for a card even if it is just to say thank you. I was invited down along to Moonpigs press event to discover more about Moonpig.

Moonpig

They believe that a personal touch always means more, and will make anyone’s day that little special with their wide range of top quality, thoughtful and personalised gifts, cards and flowers.

Moonpig know that everyone has that someone special in mind, which is why they are always launching new things to wow your nearest and dearest.

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The Famous Curry Bazaar found in Brick Lane

Brick Lane is famous for curries due to the vast amount of Indian restaurants which line the street each promoting themselves as being the best for curries thus making it’s absurdly difficult to tell a good curry house from the bad. No wonder Brick Lane is considered the heart of the city’s Bangladeshi community and is known to some as Banglatown and London’s curry mile.

Believe it or not though I myself have never eaten in any of the curry houses that span down Brick Lane until now as I was invited down along on a complimentary basis by the owners of The Famous Curry Bazaar to try one of their curry dishes.

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Red Palace twisted fairy tales

Red Palace is the latest in an increasingly long line of theatrical dining experiences by Shotgun Carousel. Adventure through Red Palace and discover what has happened to your beloved classic fairy tale characters. Plus if you have a dining ticket, you’ll be able to enjoy a four course feast beforehand by MasterChef runner up Annie McKenzie which is fit for any King or Queen.

I and some other community members of Love Pop Ups London we were invited down on a complimentary basis to take a journey through Red Palace where we discovered a land of wonder.

ShotGun Carousel

Shotgun Carousel are a London based, female led production company and multi-disciplinary performance collective.

They specialise in creating bespoke performance and dazzling spectacles across the UK. They pride themselves on imaginative curation with their productions all providing attention to detail.

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A look back at October 2019 – Community fun

This article is a look back at the amazing experiences which various community members of Love Pop Ups London enjoyed and helped spread the word about during October 2019 on a complimentary basis.

October 2019 a look back

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We sold our souls to take a Journey to the Underworld with Funicular Productions

This train ride which started at Pedley Street Station was like no other as we took a ghostly Journey to the Underworld this October.

I and other some other community members of Love Pop Ups London we were invited down via Funicular Productions to sell our souls to take a Journey To The Underworld aboard a ghostly train carriage in return for a blog.

Funicular Productions

Funicular are a passionate collective of creators specialising in creating truly immersive experiences. Co-founded by entrepreneur, actor and scriptwriter Craig Wilkinson and production director Ed Borgnis, the Funicular team boasts years of experience bringing events and theatre to life all over the world.

This Halloween season they present a Journey to the Underworld.

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Exploring Borough Market on a food tasting tour with Mimo London

If you are a real foodie then no visit to London would be complete without a pit stop of London’s most famous markets Borough Market.

Borough Market is always vastly busy with restaurant owners, local residents and tourists all tasting and purchasing a bite or two from within so it is very easy to miss out on some of the smaller traders within the market and this is where Mimo comes on board to help visitors discover some of the hidden gems within with market.

Did you know? that Borough Market has over 100 stalls all serving fresh produce from gourmet food, delicious cheeses, cured meats, and artisan patisseries, thus making Borough Market a foodie’s heaven.

I was invited down along with Haydy a community member of Love Pop Ups London to take a foodie tour through Borough Market with guide Sara Butler of Mimo London to discover the hidden delights of what Borough Market has to offer.

Mimo

Mimo was founded in 2009 by husband and wife team, Jon and Nicole Warren when they fell in love with the local cuisine in San Sebastian. What began as private tours for holiday makers looking for an authentic taste of the local food scene, led to the opening of a gourmet shop and cookery school. They have since opened in Seville, Mallorca and the Algarve and now London bringing a wealth of experience with them and offering a host of food-focused experiences.

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The Kitchen at Hilton London Tower Bridge Christmas preview

Christmas is less than two months away and everyone has started to get into the festive mood and planning where they would like to celebrate with friends, family and colleagues so grab the reins of your sleigh and fly on down to The Kitchen at Hilton London Tower Bridge as you’ll be jingling and jangling all night.

I was invited down The Kitchen which has only recently newly opened within Hilton London Tower Bridge to preview and give our verdicts of their upcoming Christmas menu which is designed for parties of 30 or more.

Hilton London Tower Bridge

Set against the backdrop of one of the capital’s most renowned historical landmarks, Hilton London Tower Bridge is on the doorstep of the city’s financial and shopping districts.

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PF Chang Asian Table brings a taste of Asia to London

Ever wanted to try Asian? then I highly recommend PF Chang’s Asian Table.

I had the pleasure of attending on a complimentary basis along with some other community members of Love Pop Ups London to taste the culinary delights of PF Chang’s Asian Table.

PF Chang Asian Table

PF Chang Asian Table is a popular American chain restaurant which has been serving diners for over 20 years. The restaurant has over 200 locations in the US, and also has a strong presence in Latin America and the Middle East. Back in 2017 PF Chang Asian Table decided to hop over the channel to bring their restaurant chain to Europe with their first popping up in London set within Covent Garden. They are hoping to pop up with nine further locations in the capital within three years.

Their restaurant within London has added new features including a rather grand open kitchen, in-house bakery, and an impressive cocktail bar serving tipples curated by Fluid Movement.

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The Big London Bake you’ll have a scarily good time

This October The Big London Bake have gone all Halloween with their Sugar Skull Cake Month.

On a complimentary basis I Steve was invited down on a complimentary basis along with my friend to get into the spooky spirit for this Halloween in the The Big London Bake tent to make a cake of a Dia de Muertos (skull).

The Big London Bake

Set within a tent in the back of The Castle at Tooting you can take on the challenge and bake but will you be victorious and be the star baker?

There are ten cooking stations set within the tent each accommodating two people. You’ll be provided an apron, cooking essentials and the ingredients for the bake.

With just 90 minutes to bake the pressure was on for this ultimate baking extravaganza.

Every night The Big London Bake will be lending a helping hand to bakers be it to bake cupcakes or a pavlova will you be Star Baker of the night or will you end up with a soggy bottom?

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