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New Boulevard Theatre becomes Soho’s newest hidden gem

The new Boulevard Theatre in Soho is making quite a scene. Boulevard is a new venue within Walker’s Court which has recently had a £40m redevelopment by SODA Architects.

I was invited down on a complimentary basis to enjoy a meal within their art-deco restaurant and immerse myself within the sounds of their latest production Ghost Quartet which is played within a 360 degrees intimate theatre which seats just 165 theatre goers.

Boulevard Theatre in Soho, Walkers Court

The original Boulevard Theatre used to be owned by porn baron The King of Soho, Paul Raymond. Back in the day the Boulevard Theatre presented various productions, including erotica, stand-up comedy and straight plays. It was most famously known as the home of Peter Richardson’s Comic Strip which launched the careers of many household names such as Adrian Edmondson, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Rik Mayall and Alexei Sayle in the 1980s.

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At Gingerline’s TV Dinners what do points mean? extra FOOD

Gingerline brings to London their latest immersive dining experience TV Dinners which takes fans on an unapologetic, tasty piece of nostalgic 90’s game show fun.

Question is do you know the difference between a cucumber and a marrow?

As points in this game show mean extra FOOD!

Gingerline are known for their immersive events which I and some others of Love Pop Ups London have had the pleasure of enjoying on numerous occasions. This time I was invited on a complimentary basis to challenge my culinary skills Gingerline’s TV Dinners along with a plus 1 in whom which I took my friend Bianca who just loves immersive events.

Gingerline

For those who don’t know, Gingerline has been entertaining Londoners with immersive supper clubs for years, since 2010 in fact with their immersive dining experiences.

They run a series of events throughout the year from:

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Choo choo on down to Somerset House and explore Museum of Architecture Gingerbread City plus build your own train station

Catching a train I choo choo on into London and headed to Somerset House where I explored The Museum of Architecture Gingerbread City which consisted of over 100 buildings made by a number of architects.

On a complimentary basis I was invited down by Somerset House to explore the city of sugar and spice as well as creating my own train station to take home.

Museum of Architecture Gingerbread City

Museum of Architecture again brings to London it’s hugely popular Gingerbread City exhibition to Somerset House, which challenges leading architects, engineers and designers in creating a futuristic city made out of gingerbread and confectionery.  

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Smoky Barrels shoots on in at Mac & Wild with their festive pop up

For a limited time Smoky Barrels has shot on into Mac & Wild to bring to London it’s the very first virtual shooting range and whisky bar.

I was invited along with some other members of Love Pop Ups London to take on the challenge on hunting game, tasting Scottish Highland food and enjoying a Scottish whisky or two.

Smoky Barrels

Popping up in Mac & Wild 1 Devonshire Square until 21 December gamers will have a chance to feel like what it is like to hunt for game within the World’s first Virtual Hunting & Bar.

This temporary pop up will emulate the magic of a cosy weekend in the Scottish Highlands with friends, fine whisky, Scottish food and a healthy dose of competition!

Using cutting-edge Swedish technology Smoky Barrels transforms the traditional sport of hunting into a never seen before simulation game. There are three Hunting Range huts, each kitted out with state of the art virtual hunting systems and replica shotguns, transporting you and your guests to a shoot in the Scottish Highlands!

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Cutter & Squidge sell Biskies but what are they?

Cutter & Squidge are bakery who make and sell not just cakes but also Biskies but what are Biskies you might be asking?

I had the pleasure of finding out the other day when I was invited down to enjoy their latest festive Biskies for Christmas season.

Cutter & Squidge

Cutter & Squidge are London’s only 100% all natural bakery. They make everything from scratch and where possible use real British ingredients. Their eggs are always free range and their butter is always British creamery butter.

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Fentimans Pink Gingerbread House full of sweetness and spice

Not leaving breadcrumbs but colour coding my way through the underground adventuring deep into London I went to seek out Fentimans Pink Gingerbread House which has recently popped up at Skylight to promote about their newest soda drink Pink Ginger.

I was invited down along with some other community members of Love Pop Ups London via Fentimans to cosy on up within their edible Gingerbread House and indulge in a bottle or two of their newest drink.

Fentimans

Fentimans has been making natural botanical drinks for over 100 years since 1905. Thomas Fentiman the founder of Fentimans started out initially brewing ginger beer. Since then lots of other beverages have created and developed by them from their ever so popular Rose Lemonade through to their traditional Ginger Beer. All their drinks are brewed for seven days using the time-honoured botanical brewing process resulting in superior tasting drink.

For this festive season they have launched a new drink called Pink Ginger. To promote about their newest drink they have popped up within Skylight with their very own Pink Gingerbread House.

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Mad Hatter Gin & Tea Party don’t be late as there is Gin to be drank

At the Mad Hatter’s Gin & Tea Party begin at the beginning, and go on until you come to the end then stop.

I was invited down on a complimentary basis along with some other community members of Love Pop Ups London to become as mad as a Mad Hatter on gin and more gin.

Mad Hatters Gin and Tea Party

Immerse into a Wonderland for an evening of gin and madness.

The Cheshire Cat

They are curators of curious cocktails and culinary contentment’s who serve the finest gin by gin makers Boë. Within the rabbit hole they will teach an array of Alice-inspired cocktails which scream out “Drink Me”.

Kit & Caboodle

Kit & Caboodle have partnered with Fever Up and Secret LDN to bring you the London edition of the Mad Hatter Gin & Tea Party.  

Following the event’s huge success in New York and LA, Kit & Caboodle were challenged with curating the Mad Hatters Gin & Tea Party for the experience seeking London audience. 

They created and developed a brand new script with nods to current UK culture and subcultures, a multi roomed and themed venue story bursting at the seams, giving an experience like no other.

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Enjoy within Hans & Gretel a chimney cake and other sweet delights

Once upon a time in the land of Camden there is a shop like no other which emerged from a fairy tale. Can you resist the temptation of stepping within Hans & Gretel Gingerbread House full of candy.?

I was invited down by Hans & Gretel to take on a magical journey into a land of sugary sweet delights.

Hans & Gretel

Hans & Gretel brings a shop full of magical candy to Camden, where you’ll feel the sugar rush just from stepping within.

Travelling the world following breadcrumbs they began to discover sweet delights from.

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At Dirty Plate get smashing a chocolate bomb or two

Start your festive season off with a bang or New Year and get on down to Dirty Plate in Camden and smash a Chocolate Bomb or two.

I was invited down on a complimentary basis to test out my skills with a hammer and explode open my very chocolate bomb full of sweetness and delight.

Dirty Plate

Dirty Plate is London’s first luxury dessert experience with a street feast twist. They combine the entertainment value of dessert art, the mystic experience of surprise with an experience of unparalleled immersion.

All their 5 flavours are waiting to be discovered, pop on in and get smashing and eating!

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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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