Google Curiosity Rooms, Piccadilly (all weekend)
To celebrate the launch of the Google Pixel 3, Google is creating a unique hub of discovery in Piccadilly Circus to encourage Londoners to unlock their curiosity. Coined the Google Curiosity Rooms, the unique space is hosting free talks, workshops and thought-provoking events, which bring together a variety of topics spanning fashion, music, art, gender and identity. Fearne Cotton will be there this weekend for a live recording of her podcast ‘Happy Place’, while further speakers include activist Karl Lokko, presenter Laura Jackson and chef Jackson Boxer.
Date: 15 November-16 December Time: 12pm-9pm (Thursdays-Saturdays), 12pm-6pm (Sundays) Price: Free with a donation to Google’s chosen charity, Crisis Location: 55 Regent St, W1B 4DY Closest Station: Piccadilly Circus
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Desmond and Dempsey pop-up boutique, Mayfair (all weekend)
Luxury British sleepwear brand Desmond and Dempsey has opened a pop-up boutique on South Molten Street in Mayfair. The curated space showcases the brand’s printed sleepwear in soft cotton, as well as cosy accessories. Personalisation and wrapping services are also available, making it the perfect pitstop for Christmas presents.
Date: From 21 November Location: 20 South Molton Street W1K 5QY Closest Station: Bond Street
Truffle and champagne lunch at Salt Yard, Fitzrovia (Sunday)
Renowned Fitzrovia restaurant, Salt Yard, will be celebrating truffle season with a decadent new truffle and champagne lunch, available this Sunday only. The five-course menu, which includes dishes such as white truffle risotto and truffled pecorino, will be accompanied by Veuve Clicquot Champagne and wine pairings.
Date: 25 November Time: From 12.30pm Price: £120 Location: 54 Goodge Street London W1T 4NA Closest Station: Goodge Street
Scripts for Supper, Shoreditch (all weekend)
Scripts for Supper is a theatrical dining experience created by Masterchef semi-finalist, Annie McKenzie. The event, which had critical acclaim for its productions of Twelfth Night and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, presents a unique production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll & Hyde. Running Thursday to Saturday evenings for just under a month, the actors will double as waiters and immerse you in the crazy world of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde as you enjoy a generous Victorian-style banquet. A standard ticket includes a welcome cocktail, canapés and a four-course meal, alongside the show.
Date: 15 November-8 December Time: 7pm Price: From £60 Location: The Tab Centre, 3 Godfrey Place, E2 7NT Closest Station: Old Street
The Greatest Snowman, Whitechapel (all weekend)
All aboard this weekend for a train journey with a festive twist. Following the success of The Murder Express, Funicular Productions launches its newest experiential dining adventure, The Greatest Snowman. Travel from Pedley Street station with Ed Snow, who has forgotten the wonder of Christmas. Immerse yourself in the show while enjoying a four-course meal catered by Masterchef finalist, Louisa Ellis, served alongside pairing tipples and plenty festive cheer.
Date: 21 November-23 December Time: 6.30pm and 8.30pm (Wednesday-Friday), 1pm, 3.30pm, 6.30pm and 8.30pm (Weekends) Price: From £57 Location: Pedley Street Station, Arch, 63 Pedley Street, E1 5BW Closest Station: Whitechapel
HUGO Pop-Up, Westfield White City and Stratford (all weekend)
Hugo Boss is launching a special four-day pop-up this weekend, next to the newly-opened Hugo Boss branch in Westfield White City. Those who buy a HUGO Reversed T-shirt or sweatshirt from the permanent shop can visit the pop-up boutique for a free piece of bespoke clothing, personalised with a name of their choice in the same iconic HUGO Reversed style.
Date: 22-25 November Price: Reverse Capsule collection from £45 Location: Westfield stores Closest Station: Stratford and White City