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The Banquet of Hoshena – a magical innovative dining journey

The Banquet of Hoshena takes diners through a magical feast full of illusions all whilst being taken on a story telling journey of the kingdom of Hoshena.

The Banquet of Hoshena

From the creators of Dinner Time Story they now have bought to London a new innovative dining concept entitled Banquet of Hoshena which transports guests to an imaginary land where flavours and emotions are intrinsically linked, and Kings, Queens, fairies and volcanoes come alive on the table.

The Banquet of Hoshena is an innovative dining concept full of illusionary and diners will be taken on a story telling journey of the once lush green kingdom which has banished bad emotions, such as anger, sadness and fear and as a result, removed love, happiness and courage leaving the land bare, dark and empty.

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The National Gallery – Sorolla menu at The National Cafe

London is full of art museums and one of the most famous is The National Gallery set within Trafalgar Square. However did you know that The National Gallery has three eateries one being an Espresso Bar, The National Gallery Café and The National Dine restaurant.

I was invited down on a complimentary basis along with some members of Love Pop Ups London to experience an evening at The National Gallery Café to dine on a special set menu of Spanish food.

We were treated to a three course set menu that has been inspired on the art work of Sorolla which is currently on exhibit at The National Gallery until 7th July in which the menu will also change to reflect the new art by the artist which next pop ups.

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Bustronome London – Dining on the move

Have you ever taken one of those tours on a bus around London to learn more about the London’s famous buildings and landmarks but always ended up being a bit peckish? Then Bustronome is the perfect choice as not only will you be able to take in the London surroundings and learn historical facts but you’ll also be able to enjoy a lovely 4 course lunch, or an afternoon tea or even a gastronomic 6 course dinner with a wine flight if you wanted. Think of it as a traditional tour combined with an upscale dining experience.

I had the pleasure of jumping on board along with some other community members of Love Pop Ups London to enjoy a complimentary dining experience in the evening where we dined on 6 luxurious dishes all whilst taking in the sights of London at night.

Bustronome

Bustronome opened up it’s doors to their double deck bus giving diners a panoramic view and a gastronomic dining journey whilst on the move back in 2017 in France where diners could learn more about Paris, whilst taking in views and indulging on a culinary lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.

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Becoming Sherlock – The Game is Now

Sherlock is out of the country and a rash of break-ins are rippling across London, one thing is clear his brilliance is required, or in this case our’s as Sherlock is absent.

With Sherlock away, Mycroft Holmes put out a call as The Network seeks recruits with sharp eyes, keen wits and a hunger for adventure.

A group of us from the Love Pop Ups London community were invited down on a complimentary basis via Mycroft to become detectives for the evening to help solve the crimes. 

Question is can we make Mycroft and Sherlock proud?

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Bingo isn’t just for old people – Dabbers

Bingo has always been a big part of British culture and has been recently reignited for the younger generation as bingo is no longer a pensioner’s game!  Dabbers has recently been modernised for the younger generation bringing it into the 21st century from quirky bingo pop ups such as bingo brunches, bingo dinners, bingo parties, just about anything.  

I was invited down by Dabbers on a complimentary basis to experience and dab my way through the night within the UK’s first purpose built, contemporary bingo venue in Houndsditch, London.

Dabbers

Dabbers is the UK’s first and only purpose built, contemporary bingo hall to open up which is open 7 days a week. They bring bingo to Londoners with a very modern twist via comedians, cabaret and musicians giving bingo sessions that cutting edge.

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A 1940s Squiffy Picnic – Cahoots

Travelling into London via train today I was on a journey to venture back to the 1940s to dine on a hamper of classic British picnic delights along with some classic war time entertainment courtesy of Cahoots.

Cahoots

Inspired by true events that occurred in post-war Britain, The Captain of Cahoots has brought Soho’s illicit and nocturnal escapades from the era back to life.

Cahoots is a themed style old tube station with a cocktail bar which is set under the streets of Soho.

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Truly Authentic Italian Food – Venerdi

If you love Italian food just as much as I do then you will love the Italian restaurant Venerdi in Homerton. Their focus and aim is to cook quality authentic Italian food. I was invited along with a few other bloggers (Katie @isthatlondon and Joice @jojoexplora) to sample some of their mouthwatering dishes.

Venerdi

Venerdi is an Italian restaurant who cook quality authentic Italian food.

They like to bring diners an old world Italian style of cooking made with fresh Mediterranean ingredients. The menu combines classic Italian dishes with contemporary twists. From great ‘antipasti’ to the home made ‘specialita di pasta’,’ pizza’, ‘pesce’, ‘carne’, and delicious desserts, leaving any diners taste buds satisfied and full bellies. Thus, making Venerdi the perfect place for Italian food lovers!

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Rainbow pasta fun – Pasta Evangelists

I have always wanted to learn how to make multi coloured style pasta so when I got invited along to Pasta Evangelists latest masterclass to learn how to make rainbow pasta it was like being gifted a pot of gold.

Pasta Evangelists

Who are Pasta Evangelists?

Pasta Evangelists was founded in 2017 and is led by MD & Founder Alessandro Savelli, an Anglo-Italian entrepreneur.  Co-founders include Chairman James McArthur, former CEO at Harrods and CEO of Anya Hindmarch, as well as COO Chris Rennoldson, who enjoyed a long career in the city before training as a chef at Leith’s School of Food & Wine.

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All aboard the choo choo train – Supperclub.tube

Remember those childhood years when your mum used to feed you saying here comes the choo choo train? Well you can now actually take it one step further and experience eating on an old Victoria tube carriage with Supperclub.tube.

I went along with some other members of Love Pop Ups London on a complimentary basis in return for some honest blogs about this supperclub which has recently undertaken new management.

Supperclub.tube

If you love supperclubs and trains this is what supperclub.tube is.

Set with The Pump House Museum about technology, transport and industrial history which is a Grade II listed former Victorian waste water pumping station diners will be able to enjoy a culinary feast on an original 1968 Victoria Line tube carriage.  To discover more about The Pump House Museum click here. Continue reading

A lantern trail of curiosity – Alice in Winterland

With my train being late I cried “I’m late, I’m late for a very important date” as I had a special invite to attend the press launch of Alice in Winterland Festival at Southwark Park along with some other community members of Love Pop Ups London.

Alice in Winterland Rabbit late

This winter from 28th November 2018 to 5th January 2019, London becomes home to Alice in Winterland which is an enchanting new lantern festival adventure through the Golden Gates of Southwark Park and enter into the sparkling magical world of Winterland.

Alice in Winterland Festival

Alice in Winterland poster

Things to Do Ltd are experts in leisure and events, from unique seasonal events that can’t be found anywhere else such as Alice in Winterland.

They are committed to bringing quality handmade lanterns that immerse guests into a fantasy world and provide people with a storytelling experience like no other. Continue reading

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