Hawker House Hackney night market, bar & music for 6 weekends from 8 NOV – 14 DEC @StreetFeastLDN – indoor haven for lovers of good food (B.O.B’s lobster, Smokestak, Baba G’s, Rola Wala, Morito, etc), booze and music. Inspired by the hawker centres of Singapore, Hawker House has a range of winter warming drinks at the Hot Bar, whiskies galore at the Whisky Bar, good wines at street level prices from Street Vin and the pick of London’s street food traders, chefs and restaurants.
38-50 PRITCHARDS ROAD
According to Peruvians, ceviche is a wholly Peruvian dish and although it’s origin is disputed, it seems most likely that it did come from Peru. But whatever its origins this Peruvian kitchen serves some of the best I’ve tasted. Ceviche is ‘cooked’ using citrus juice. They ‘cook’ raw fish and shellfish with tiger’s milk – a mixture of lime juice, chilli and salt. Try their signature dish Don Ceviche – fresh sea bass in amarillo chilli tiger’s milk, limo chilli, sweet potato and red onions. And their Drunk Scallops – tiradito of thinly sliced king scallops, pisco, pomegranite, limo chilli, lime and coriander and you might just agree. Wash it down with a Peruvian cocktail or two. Their Pisco Sour made with Pisco Quebranta (brandy), lime, sugar syrup, egg white and Amargo Chuncho bitters (variety of Amazonian barks and herbs) is a lot nicer than it looks on paper.
CEVICHE PERUVIAN KITCHEN
17 FRITH STREET, SOHO
LONDON W1D 4RG
T: 020 7292 2040
The London International Animation Festival takes place at the Barbican Centre with over 250 films – gala premieres, workshops, Q&As and screenings featuring the best of the international indie animation scene. From 25th October to 3rd November.
London EC2Y 8DS
TELEPHONE 020 7638 4141
For timetable of events and tickets see http://www.diffordsguide.com for the best pop-ups and parties. Always in the kitchen at parties? Then try Monkey Shoulder’s DIY Drinks Kitchen – they’ve dispensed with the bar and will let you loose in their kitchen to mix your own drinks (with the help of their expert mixologists).
Seven Dials Pop-Up
Monday 7th October – Sunday 13th October
DIY Drinks Drop In 12.00-22.00
53 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 9DG
A Happy Bank Holiday Weekend – here’s an exclusive from the book ‘Peggy Lee Loves London’ at the Notting Hill Carnival where it’s children’s day today and adults day tomorrow. It started off in 1964 as a street festival organised by the West Indian community in Notting Hill and now it’s celebrated every August bank holiday. It’s become a huge Caribbean carnival, which attracts over a million Londoners and tourists and, after Rio, is the largest street festival in the world. Traditionally steel bands, calypso and soca music were the sounds of the carnival. But now it’s more mixed with reggae, ska, drum & bass, hip-hop, and house music from static sound systems and live stages featuring local bands and international artists.
Peggy Lee Loves London is an on and off-the-beaten-track guide to London, with a focus on music, food and drink, street art, city curiosities and open spaces. The authors are Katrina Leskanich, the lead singer from Katrina and The Waves, Sher Harper who is a freelance writer and Peggy Lee, a discriminating toy poodle.
‘I moved to London in 1997 and because I was often away on tour, found it difficult to really get to know the city until I got Peggy Lee, my white toy poodle and then we explored the city together. I took a camera with me and we discovered some cool, fun and off-the-beaten-track places that don’t get a mention in the usual London guides. I took photos and of course it only seemed right that Peggy Lee was in every shot after all it was as much her journey as it was mine. The result is a quirky collection of our favourite London places.’
PEGGY LEE LOVES LONDON: MY LONDON GUIDE
Katrina Leskanich & Sher Harper
Metropoodle Press 13th May 2013 £8.99
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Friday Lates at the National Gallery open till 9pm tonight, the British Museum till 8.30pm and the National Portrait Gallery till 9pm
From the BP Portrait Award 2013 Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery – Mrs. Damon and Mrs. Healey by Teri Anne Scoble
The new Fourth Plinth sculpture has sparked the usual debate as in – what relevance does it have to Trafalgar Square where we celebrate Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar during the Napoleonic wars, etc. The giant matt blue ‘Hahn/Cock’ by the German artist Katharina Fritsch was commissioned by the Mayor for the Fourth Plinth which has stood empty since it was built and now features works from major contemporary artists. The artist insists the work is more of a comment on male posturing and a symbol for regeneration. Love it or hate it – it certainly looks very striking against the muted tones of London architecture and a bit French n’est pas?
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Peggy Lee Loves London supports Independent Booksellers Week #IBW2013
Support your local independent bookseller – take the kids – bring the dog – if we don’t use bookshops we are going to lose them!!!
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London NW6 1QS
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