The Tim Burton classic, Edward Scissorhands has been brought to life by contemporary dance choreographer Matthew Bourne this winter.

 Bourne, famous for re-inventing fairytale classics like the Nut Cracker and Sleeping Beauty, works his magic once more. Captivating until the very last moment; the set design, costumes and score, performed by the New Adventures Orchestra, are otherworldly in their ability to enchant, humour and entertain. An absolute must see.  

 

Tickets available until 11th January 2015 - sadlerswells.com

19/12/2014

Christmas at Kew is an enchanting nocturnal walk through the famous Botanical Gardens. The journey starts in the Kew Christmas Markets to the sound of the in-house Christmas Choir singing all your favourite festive songs.

 

Guided by snowflakes on a mile-long walk through the Gardens, you’ll find impressive light installations, mistletoe moments, and the stunning Tunnel of Lights. A must for the holidays.

www.kew.org 

For the final part of London Nights we will take you on a journey to the furthest corners of London, including beautiful historic sites, cosy log fires and a dose of classic suspense.
 

See –  Wrap up warm and take the long and equally enchanting walk from Richmond to Hampton Court. One of the most scenic walks Greater London has to offer, this stretch is packed with history, culture and gorgeous landscapes. You will pass Petersham Meadows, historic Ham House, Eel Pie Island and Teddington Lock and arrive at the majestic Hampton Court Palace for a well deserved cream tea. richmond-hamptoncourt.com


Read – “Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of the year. But by the morning there was one passenger fewer. Get your hands on the Folio Society’s beautifully illustrated and bound version of Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery Murder on the Orient Express and follow Hercule Poirot on the tension mounting journey to finding not one, but two solutions to the crime.  www.foliosociety.com 


Eat –  Located in picturesque West Dulwich, the Rosendale is a hidden gem when it comes to gastro pubs. Originally a Victorian Coach Inn it offers delicious pub food sourced from their own farm, classic ales and a cosy yet quirky interior. The homemade scotch eggs are a must try. www.therosendale.co.uk

25/11/2014

Mina Milinda

 

Mina Milanda is the beautiful Scandinavian florist hidden away from view in a quiet cobbled courtyard in the Frogner district of Oslo, Norway. During a recent visit we fell in love with their clean aesthetic and use of white floral displays and hand cast pots.

 

Mina Milanda

 

Mina Milanda

 

www.minamilanda.no

Experience London from its glamorous side, with satirical performances, 1930s charm and some of the city's best cocktails.

 

See – Rush to see one of the most talked about West End plays, King Charles III at the small but perfectly formed Wyndham’s Theatre, just off Leicester Square. This satirical outlook of the future monarchy can’t help to amuse but also leaves an undeniable bitter after-taste, with a surprising plot twist.  www.kingcharlesIII.com

Read – Follow governess Miss Pettigrew through her accidental encounter with glamorous night-club singer Miss LaFosse, resulting in a day of unusual incidents and curious conversations. "The sheer fun, the light-hearedness in this wonderful 1938 book feels closer to a Fred Astair film than anything else." Henrietta Twycross-Martin www.persephonebooks.com 

Eat –  Visit one of London’s favourite steak houses. Prime cuts of matured beef and other British classics as well as a list of the most amazing cocktails, all served under the atmospheric arches of an old brewery, make for an unforgettable night out.  www.thehawksmoor.com