From London coffee festivals and sake pairing dinners to gluten-free sourdough sessions and cupcake masterclasses, fill your boots (and your plate) with these cool April happenings
1 Enjoy quizzes and curry at temper City!
Think temper Marys, Mimosas, Prosecco, banging party classics and plenty of quiz fun. Enjoy a three-course menu filled with curry, as well as unlimited booze, plus plenty of temper-hosted entertainment.
When: April 14th and 28th
Wallet: £39 per person
Reservations: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking
2 Try a Nikka whisky pairing dinner at ROKA Aldwych
ROKA Aldwych are delighted to invite guests on a journey through japanese drinking culture as they bring you the second instalment in our series of Nikka whisky pairing experiences.
Enjoy a pairing dinner with a difference as the knowledgable bar team, alongside a Nikka brand ambassador, guide you through various blends and exciting expressions of this premium whisky label.
When: April 25th
Wallet: £110 per person, all inclusive
Reservations: Email email@example.com to make a booking
3 Indulge with a Sip & Spa Rose Experience at One Aldwych
Indulge in a 75-minute radiance-boosting OSKIA facial treatment which illuminates the skin and leaves the face, body and mind revitalised.
After this, enjoy use of The Health Club’s facilities for an hour before or after your treatment, including the chlorine-free swimming pool with underwater music, sauna and steam room.
Afterwards, head to The Lobby Bar for order a Rose de Mai cocktail – a delicious blend of Fair Quinoa Vodka, rose liqueur, Koko Kanu rum, lemon & Kaffir lime leaves.
4 Relax with a New Spring New You retreat… in the city
Despite its enviable central London location, The Marylebone is home to the stunning on-site Third Space gym, spa and swimming pool. In addition, the hotel features organic juices and healthy dishes on its menus, making it the ideal place to stay in London to relax and rejuvenate.
The hotel has launched a special ‘New Spring New You’ wellness package has been created to balance mind, body and soul, complete with a touch of pampering and some devoted time for fitness, if you wish.
Stay for a retreat, and leave feeling fully rejuvenated.
• Two nights’ stay for two guests in a beautifully appointed bedroom or suite
• A la carte breakfast each morning
• One medium size Signature Juice or Blend from The Juicery (per person per day)*
• One large salad of your choice during lunch for two in 108 Pantry during your stay
• One special Detox Treatment at Third Space spa per person – 60-minute exfoliation and deep tissue massage
• One Meditation session – 40-minute private couple session with Shaylini, Reiki Master Energy Healer
• Complimentary access to Third Space gym and swimming poo
Wallet: From £650
Reservations: Click here to make a booking
5 Learn Chocolate 101 with Artisan Du Chocolat
For a fun, informal and informative evening, sit under Artisan Du Chocolat’s beautiful plantation light and delight your taste buds with all things chocolate.
From cocoa pulp juice to origin bars, couture chocolates in whimsical flavours, truffles, salted caramels, chocolate ice cream and chocolate cocktails, master the art of all things delectable for 90 minutes of tutored tasting.
6 Enjoy a fun yoga brunch with Dust Granola
Blow away the winter cobwebs and say hello to spring with a fun yoga brunch! It’s the season renewel and regrowth so join us for an exciting collaboration between Rebecca Bradley of Yoga Carrot and Sophie Gordon, founder of Dust Granola. We will be hosting the event at the well known Foodism UK studio.
You will be greeted by an uplifting welcome drink, to which Rebecca will then guide you through a playful 75 minutes mandala yoga practice moving 360 degrees around the mat.
Sophie will then serve a fresh, seasonal and vegan two course brunch. The event is also BYOB – bring your own booze (totally optional), so if you fancy popping a bottle post yoga, mid brunch, feel free to bring your own.
When: 7 April, 10.30am start
Where: 4 Tun Yard, 8 Peardon Street London SW8 3HT
Reservations: Click here to book
7 Learn how to shop consciously with The Hoxton
Want to know where your clothes come from? Get clued up on how to shop more consciously, whether that’s more ethically or more environmentally aware, with this fun workshop at The Hoxton Holborn.
The experts will give you the DL on what brands are doing to reduce their impact on the environment and treat their workers fairly. Learn how to make more informed decisions and determine for yourself which brands you trust and support.
When: 7 April
Where: 199-206 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BD
Wallet: £7 per person
Tickets: Click here to book
8 Get the down low on Dim Sum
Come and learn how to make restaurant standard fresh steamed Dim Sum in this unique half day dim sum class in London!
At this dim sum cooking class, your instructor at London Cookery School will guide you step by step through all of the different stages required to make the perfect dumplings – from making and rolling the dough, to preparing and mixing the fillings, to forming the parcels and finally cooking them!
At the end of the dim sum cooking class, you will sit with the rest of the group and enjoy your homemade creations – before leaving to recreating them at home.
When: Multiple dates, starting 17th April 2018
Where: Holloway Road, London
Wallet: £49 per person
Tickets: Click here to book
9 Bake the day away with Primrose Bakery
Take part in a Cupcakes & Layer Cake Masterclass to crack the art of extra special baking. You can learn how to ice cupcakes and also a layer cake in the same class.
The Head Chefs will show you how to ice cupcakes and a layer cake with the Primrose signature swirl, ice using a palette knife and create masterpieces with piping!
When: Sunday 6th May
Wallet: £60 per person.
Tickets: Click here to book
10 Learn how to make gluten-free sourdough with The Fermentarium
Bready to learn a new skill? Discover an introduction to the methods of gluten-free sourdough bread baking with The Fermentarium.
Take a look at the different flours which can be used, learn how to make and maintain starters and how to avoid unnatural additives.
When: Until Sunday 10 June 2018
Wallet: £50 per person
Tickets: Click here to make a booking
11 Tuck into a tasting menu at The Game Bird
Spring into action and pay a visit to The Game Bird in the heart of The Stafford London hotel for a luxurious tasting feast.
What’s on the menu:
• Orkney Sea Scallop Ceviche Burnt Apple, Radish, Cider Vinegar
• Smoked Ham Hock Quails Eggs, Black Pudding Beignets, Truffle Mayonnaise Kanu
• Brill Braised Gem Lettuce, Cucumber, Noilly Prat
• The Game Bird Roast Pigeon, Parsnips, Cabbage, “Bullshot” Brunello • Montalcino Lemon Meringue Parfait Toasted Meringue, Lemon Gel, Basil Sorbet
When: Throughout spring
Where: 16-18 St James’s Pl, St. James’s, London SW1A 1NJ
Wallet: Starting from £70 per person
12 Travel through the land of sake at Sakagura’s Sake Journey
In 90 minutes, you can make your way around Sakagura, discovering the many different flavours of Japan, with sake, shochu, spirits and 8 different Japenese soul food bites.
If you’re still peckish after you’ve completed your 90 minute journey, head to the special bar for cocktails and snacks and discover a wide drinks menu.
Each ticket includes:
• Tastings from each station (ranging from sake to shochu)
• Enjoy 8 bites of Japanese soul food
• A complimentary Ochoko ‘cup’ to use throughout the evening
• A take-home sake passport with information about each brewery
When: 10 April
Where: 8 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BU
Tickets: £36 per person. Click here to book.
13 Get your java fix at The Coffee Festival
If you love coffee, don’t miss out on this annual coffee festival. Bursting with demonstrations, workshops, tasting sessions, talks, pop-up cafes and plenty more, it’s not one to be missed.
When: 12 – 15 April
Where: Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QR
Wallet: Starting from £14.50 per person
Tickets: Click here to book
14 Dig in at Wellbourne Brasserie
Acclaimed chefs Ross Gibbens and Michael Kennedy are set to open a new modern British brasserie in White City Place this April.
The pair have worked in some of the UK’s leading kitchens including Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Launceston Place, The Square and The Vineyard in Berkshire. More recently Ross was Head Chef at Dabbous and Michael his Sous Chef.
Their latest venture, Wellbourne Brasserie, will feature a unique all-day dining menu that is simple, restrained and affordable yet aims to exceed expectations with the quality of ingredients and attention to detail Gibbens and Kennedy will bring.
The menu will include the likes of homemade crumpets served with Wellbourne Brasserie’s own hot smoked mackerel for breakfast and mains such asVeal Holstein; hens egg, lilliput capers & smoked anchovy.
For more information visit www.wellbournebrasserie.com