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Lockdown Live Jazz Sessions

Lockdown Live Jazz Sessions

DATES & TIMES

27 Mar - 1 May 2020
9.00 pm

Lockdown Live Jazz Sessions

Spend the Lockdown weekend watching intimate jazz performances by talented artists like Jelly Cleaver and Jay Phelps, as they stream live with Ninety One Living Room’s Lockdown Sessions. Streaming from the music venues’ YouTube channel, the project aims to not only bring entertainment to those of us in isolation, but also to support freelance artists who have been left with no income from cancelled live shows during the Coronavirus outbreak. Find the full schedule of upcoming performances below.

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DATES & TIMES

27 Mar - 1 May 2020
9.00 pm
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Home Workouts

Home Workouts

DATES & TIMES

23 - 30 Mar 2020
8.00 am

Home Workouts

Worried being stuck inside means you won’t have the chance to get fit? Not to worry – there are plenty of home workouts from the best City studios and gyms being streamed live into your living room via IGTV and YouTube. Below, find this week’s schedule, updated as more information comes in. Yoga mats at the ready!

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DATES & TIMES

23 - 30 Mar 2020
8.00 am
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Crosstown Collective Food Delivery

Crosstown Collective Food Delivery

DATES & TIMES

25 Mar 2020
8.00 am

Crosstown Collective Food Delivery

If you’re finding it difficult to get your hands on essential veg, milk and bread at your local grocer, an unlikely initiative by Crosstown Doughnuts might just be the answer to your frustrations. The doughnut purveyors are partnering with The Estate Dairy, Millers Bakery and local fruit & veg suppliers to create two curated boxes of essential foods with a vegan option to boot. Deliveries are being dispatched across London seven days a week, find the details below.

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DATES & TIMES

25 Mar 2020
8.00 am
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Gin Pack Delivery

Gin Pack Delivery

DATES & TIMES

1 - 6 May 2020
12.00 am

Gin Pack Delivery

Expert City gin makers The City of London Gin Distillery is stocking an exclusive selection of Isolation Packs that will take care of all your mixology endeavours throughout the Lockdown. The Premium Pack includes 70cL City of London Authentic Dry gin, 2 x Lamb & Watt Original tonic waters, 2 x Lamb & Watt Naturally Light tonic waters and a selection of essential dried fruit garnishes. Each order also comes with a £5.00 off voucher for your next purchase, available through their online shop at the link below.

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DATES & TIMES

1 - 6 May 2020
12.00 am
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5 Little Known Facts about St. Paul’s

5 Little Known Facts about St. Paul’s Cathedral

DATES & TIMES

25 Mar - 1 Jun 2020
12.00 am

WHERE

St Paul’s Cathe...

5 Little Known Facts about St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral: landmark of London, highest point of the City, and a Grade-I visual wonder that never gets old when taking a stroll across Millennium bridge. Pretty much everyone knows the world-famous English Baroque-style cathedral opened in 1708 and was designed by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London in 1666 (fourth time lucky for the site). But St. Paul’s is a marvel of other, lesser known facts as well, that will make you want to plan an especial visit.

  1. The crypt is the largest in Western Europe. Extending the entire length of the cathedral above, St. Paul’s designer, i.e. Sir Wren, was also its first occupant. In 1723, he was buried in his creation, his gravestone reading, “If you seek his memorial, look about you.” Very apt, very succinct; we like it.
  2. As stunning as it is, it’s no wonder that St. Paul’s has caught the eye of many an artist (think Canaletto, think Shepherd, even Turner). So too the location scout’s notice, having become the setting for scenes from Mary PoppinsHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Thor: The Dark World, among others. St. Paul’s has star quality.
  3. The cathedral prides itself on being a gallery of sorts for various artworks as well. In 2010, the Anthony Gormley sculptureFlare II was installed in the Geometric Staircase, while in 2014 Gerry Judah was commissioned for an installation (to commemorate the centenary of WWI) in the nave. Even Yoko Ono has had an installation in the cathedral. And, of course, Henry Moore’s 1943 limestone carving of the Mother and Child rests in the north choir aisle (while Moore himself rests in the crypt below).
  4. As any cathedral worth its name does, St. Paul’s has bells, glorious bells. And its two largest bells have names: Great Tom and Great Paul. While the latter hasn’t rung for many years (and needs fixing), Great Tom is sounded for a royal death (the last was the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, in 2002), or that of the Bishop or Lord Mayor of London. However, a rare exception was made for the US President James Garfield, who was assassinated in 1881.
  5. Obviously, we can’t discuss St. Paul’s without mentioning the Dome. Reached internally by around 560 steps, it’s still the second largest in Europe (to Rome’s St. Peter’s). Supported by eight arches, it weighs 66,000 tonnes, reaches up to 111 metres, and its internal façade is decorated in the frescoes of Sir James Thornhill. It has three galleries(the well-known Whispering Gallery, the external Stone Gallery, and the narrow Golden Gallery). From this top platform, the views of the City are simply divine.
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DATES & TIMES

25 Mar - 1 Jun 2020
12.00 am

WHERE

St Paul’s Cathedral
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