Hidden just behind Fleet Street is the St Bride Foundation, home to a theatre for up to 150 guests. At the end of the month the theatre will be playing ‘Earth – A Children’s Story Written for Adults’. Written and directed by Kashyap Raja, it tells the powerful story of a young boy’s connection with the earth.BOOK NOW
Burn’s night is sounding hot at The Oyster Shed! Celebrate in style with a four course menu featuring Scottish delicacies, such as Aberdeen Angus steak tartare, Scottish mussels and haggis. All courses have been created by MasterChef winner and winner of Best Pub Chef vote, Natalie Coleman. It will even be accompanied with readings of Robert Burns’ poetry.BOOK NOW
Some of our eagle-eyed city-goer followers may have already spotted this joyous installation which has emerged at the Leadenhall Building. Named Evanescent, this iridescent bubble-like installation has been created by Sydney-based design studio Atelier Sisu. At 7.5m this is a larger-than-life installation and visitors can walk under it, around it and watch the colour change from cyan blue to magenta pink in the light for a fully immersive experience.
True to its name (meaning the state of being impermanent and fleeting) Evanescent will be on display at the Leadenhall Building for just one month, until mid-February. Whether you work in the City of London or are just visiting, be sure to catch it before it is too late!BOOK NOW
Channel your inner Emily in Paris by visiting CORD Café. They offer a scrumptious selection of artisan breads, the finest French pâtisseries, viennoiseries, gourmet sandwiches and more. Opening at 7:30 am for early risers, it’s the most elegant way to spend the first part of your day.BOOK NOW
Tick off an adventurous New Year’s resolution by going bouldering in Aldgate East this January! It’s an activity so fun you’ll be sure to keep it up throughout the year. Activities range from social nights to help Londoners to meet new people, to weekly sessions and private coaching.MORE INFO
Dance the night away in the sky… literally. This year Sky Garden Music Nights are back, with live DJ music, classic drinks and a stunning panoramic view of the London skyline. Tickets include entrance and a glass of champagne, making it the perfect activity for post-work drinks, a date or catching up with friends.BOOK NOW
Is history and wine your thing? If yes, this tour of medieval London with Oxford alum, historian and broadcaster Dr Matthew Green is the perfect event for you. You will be taken on an immersive journey, crossing paths with actors and musicians posed as characters from centuries ago. The tour includes several glasses/coconut shells of wine.BOOK NOW
For a meditative experience this January, visit ‘The English Cathedral’ at St Paul’s. The exhibition showcases the legacy of late Magnum photographer Peter Marlow and his work photographing the interiors of all 42 Anglican Cathedrals in England. Set within London’s iconic cathedral, this exhibition is truly unique … and arguably rather meta.
Entrance to the exhibition is included in the cost of a ticket to St Paul’s Cathedral.
Does Christmas dinner get any better than purveyors of French classic cuisine, Le Cordon Bleu? Have your fix at Fleet Street restaurant CORD, who are serving up a Christmas-Eve-Eve (23 December) set meal of hand dived scallops, beef filet wellington, chocolate coffee Baileys tart, and more – with plant based options available. Joyeux Noel!BOOK NOW
Just a stone’s throw away from St Paul’s Cathedral is Paternoster Square Christmas Market. Temporarily the home to dozens of traditional Christmas cabins and trees, it’s truly an impressive display. It’s no surprise to us that it’s considered one of the best in London.MORE INFO