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Happy Christmas from the InFormed London team

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas. Hope you enjoy it with loved ones! ❤️ 🎄 🎁

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Art of Patrón @ Village Underground / Thursday 14th April 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 8.30pm – late

@ Village Underground, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PQ

Tickets: Guestlist only RSVP

www.patrontequila.com

Patrón Tequila is launching a new European series of live and immersive events that showcases some of the best artistic talent a city has to offer. Art of Patrón kicks off in East London’s Village Underground and will celebrate the capital’s masters of their craft, featuring performances from Neneh Cherry as well as unique cocktails from some of London’s elite bartenders.

Music and Arts line up:

  • Neneh Cherry (DJ)
  • Darkstar (live) with Tim Head (live visual arts)
  • FAM DJ Collective
  • CKtrl
  • James Massiah
  • Rita Maia

Guests will enjoy specially-created Patrón cocktails from four different bars at this unique event, each one individually curated and hosted by acclaimed bartenders from four of London’s top cocktail bars; Aqua Shard, Callooh Callay, London EDITION Punch Room and Trailer Happiness. Expect to witness the contemporary art of mixology and taste beautiful concoctions.

Art of Patrón London is just the beginning of a series of nights. Visit the Patrón Tequila website to stay tuned for more information about the Paris and Munich events.

Happy Christmas from the InFormed London team

The View from The Shard with Afternoon Tea at Hotel Chocolat @ The Shard / available ongoing

TIME AND PLACE:

Open: seven days a week (check website for details)

@ The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG

Package for two £109 (View from The Shard and Afternoon Tea at Hotel Chocolat)

www.buyagift.co.uk

Take a loved one to the enchanting crystalline world created by Bompas and Parr at the top of The Shard, featuring the best view of London’s unique and constantly evolving skyline. The perfect package for winter exclusively from buyagift.co.uk

You will have access to The Shard’s special sensory winter experience which provides you with theatrical ice crystals, frost and snow drifts.

The Shard is Western Europe’s tallest building and home to London’s highest viewing platform. You and your guest will ascend up through the shard of glass in the building’s high speed lift and arrive onto the observational deck where you’ll be able to enjoy breath-taking 360 degree views of the Capital  for up to 40 miles around.

Once you’ve taken in the fantastic sights, enjoy a short walk to the famous Borough Market next to the River Thames where you’ll enjoy a divine afternoon tea for two at Hotel Chocolat’s Rabot 1745 serving a delectable range of treats from scones, hot chocolate, banana bread and more.  You can even enjoy your treat from the open-air roof terrace or the covered outdoor space with blankets – both overlook the wonderful Borough Market.

Package for two:

  • The View from The Shard
  • Bompas and Parr sensory winter experience
  • Afternoon tea at Hotel Chocolat’s Rabot 1745 in Borough Market
  • Complementary Prosecco with your Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea includes  cacao gin cured salmon and avocado sandwich, rare beef and white chocolate horseradish sandwich, classic chicken club with chocolate aioli, cucumber, dill, cream cheese & cocoa nib. House made banana bread, chocolate and orange scone served with chocolate spread, cocoa nib butter, strawberry jam. Caramelised white chocolate cheesecake, dark 70% chocolate mousse, brittany shortbread. A choice of tea, coffee, hot chocolate or a cocoa infusion.

Opening times for The Shard:

  • Sunday to Wednesday 10am-7pm (last entry 5.30pm)
  • Thursday to Saturday 10am -10pm
  • Closed on 25th December

Opening times for Hotel Chocolat:

  • Afternoon Tea available Fridays and Saturdays from 3pm-5pm

New bottomless brunch menu launching at Jones & Sons

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Thu 6pm-10pm
Fri-noon 3pm/6pm-11pm
Sat 11am-4pm/6pm-11pm
Sun 11am-5pm/6pm-10pm

@ Jones & Sons, 23 – 27 Arcola Street, Dalston, London E8 2DJ

Meal: £30 for a bottomless brunch including cocktails, food, coffee (normal menu also available)

www.jonesandsonsdalston.com

We were enticed to brunch at Jones & Sons in trendy Dalston over the weekend following a busy few days of summer in London, a delectable breakfast and Monmouth coffee seemed like to perfect way to start the day.

From the appetising range we opted for a simple full english (chargrilled!) and challenged the waiter to serve an extra bit of bacon with the avo on toast – which was happily taken care of.

The restaurant sits off Stoke Newington Road nearly opposite the popular Mangal Turkish restaurant, meaning you’re close to the hustle and bustle but sheltered from the mayhem.

Inside we shared the modern shabby chic interior with pleasant families and groups of friends. Staff were all casual, attentive and friendly which ensured the ideal atmosphere for our meal.

Coming back to the food; the bacon was unbelievable. Those little grill streaks on the bacon (see photo below) combined with the chef’s magic touch left us commenting on the taste for the rest of the day, my fresh grapefruit juice was so refreshing I almost finished it in one gulp. Good thing this brunch is bottomless, you’ll be wanting more…

Bottomless brunch costs £30 per person, available weekends and Friday (Sat 11-4, Sun 11-1, Fri 11-3). Normal menu is also available, including £5 avo on toast or £10 full English. Very affordable and supremely delish.

Win a pair of tickets to Taste of London with Casa Havana Mojito bar pop-up

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Taste of London festival and Brixton Market

www.havana-mojito.co.uk

Learn how to create the authentic taste of Cuba at the Casa Havana Mojito bar!

London’s markets are getting that authentic Cuban flavour. Until August a series of pop-up Casa Havana Mojito bars will offer you a chance to mix your own mojitos for free, expertly guided by trained ‘Cantineros’ (the word for ‘barmen’ in Cuban Spanish). All guests will be gifted a rustic Havana tin cup to take away too. Simply swing by at Taste of London festival or Brixton Market and learn how to create the perfect mojito quicker than you can say salud!

Pop-ups:

Taste of London festival (festival ticket holders only)
17th–21st June

Brixton Market
25th-28th June
2nd-5th, 9th-12th, 9th-12th July

Win two tickets to Taste of London by emailing competitions@informedlondon.com by the end of Monday 15th June. Tell us who you will share your mojito with!

Sponsored by Diageo – Cocktail Crashers vs the weeknight #letsCOCKTAIL

We’re excited for summer and as only modest cocktail makers we’re always on the lookout for exciting new recipes that are easy to understand.

Our favourite venues across London this summer for cocktail drinking include Frank’s rooftop over in Peckham based in a car park, it’s not a big secret (sometimes the queues go for down a couple of floors in the car park!) but it’s also a fantastic vantage point and the food is amazing. Don’t expect burgers and chips, the chefs serve up a tasty selection of meaty and veggie options. Brixton Village, under the railway arches, is another amazing venue which isn’t a secret… The market houses dozens of independent restaurants and bars ranging from far-east Sushi to South American feasts. Market Row is the extra bit across the road, also under railway arches, including Seven at Brixton, which serves up trendy tapas and cocktails.

Having enjoyed the delights of London’s amazing cocktails we’re desperate to make them at home and show off at summer BBQs.

To get us into the spirit (pun intended) The Cocktail Crashers show us how to make a pimped up G&T for after work!

From favourites cocktails from thebar.com include:
– The ‘No Problemo’ Mojito
– The Pimm Daddy
And of course, the
– The OMG&T

You can find loads of easy to make cocktails on their website, also see how to make cocktails from just the ingredients left over in your kitchen and get involved on social media by sharing what your’re up to on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #letsCOCKTAIL

Get started now! Use these tips:
1. If you don’t have sugar syrup replace with sugar or honey
2. Experiment by adding your favourite fruit
3. Chill your glasses for a few minutes

This post was sponsored by Diageo for the campaign Shake it Up and is recommended by InFormed London.

Win an amazing Goodmans Go portable radio and music player with the ability to recharge your phone

Goodmans GO provides crystal clear digital radio, streaming from your phone and the ability to recharge it up to 3 times! Providing an extra boost when you’re at the park or beach.

It plays for up to 10 hour, the display is easy to reach all conditions so you can tell how much battery is left and it’s rugged and splashproof so you can take it anywhere.

www.goodmans.co.uk

Win the music player by emailing competitions@informedlondon.com and telling us where you will use it this summer.

The competition is open to over 18s, you must live in London or nearby and you have until midnight Wednesday 10 June 2015 to enter. Good luck!

Win the ultimate running experience for you and a friend! Nike Women’s 10K

This summer, London will be one of 20 cities around the world to host a race as part of the Nike Women’s Race Series – the world’s largest race series for women, which will unite female runners and enable them to experience and celebrate the power of sport.

Win entry to the now sold out event and £50 to spend at LifeStyleSports.com

Simply enter your details on LifeStyleSports.com to be in with a chance of winning! Terms and conditions apply.

Winners will be announced on June 13th. Good luck!

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