The cosiest “night in” night out
Everyone just wants to curl up and stay in bed during this time of the year, so imagine if there was a place which allows you to stay in bed while watching films and go out at the same time? Well…Pillow Cinema is your answer. This fluffy affair takes place in Shoreditch’s unique former tube station, which is filled with monster-sized beanbags, blankets, mountains of pillows – all centered around a huge screen, showing classics like Fight Club, Lost in Translation and Boyhood. Pillow service will of course be in operation to fulfill your boozy needs during the screenings. This is a perfect way to spend the evening both with a date to snuggle with, or friends to have a laugh and veg out with. A BYOP (bring your own pillow) policy will be in operation, so make sure you remember yours, as it’s “no pillow, no entry”.
Longing for that Zen moment and atmosphere? Then the Kyoto gardens in Holland Park will bring you right out of the hustle and bustle of your busy life, into the relieving Japanese tranquility. The garden is not only filled to the brim with stunning flowers, waterfalls and greenery, but also with beautiful peacocks. Bring along some peanuts and you’ll have some furry friends crawling up your arm as well. Leave your stress at home and enjoy the scenery in this fantastic peaceful Japanese bubble.
Urban food fest
Heaven on earth for every foodie out there is the Urban food fest in Shoreditch. Based at an old car park, this tasty shebang will be having its annual kick off at five o’clock this Saturday evening. No need to go to bed early when you can stay up and attend this nightly food fest. With over 15 street food trucks and stalls (which change every week) serving gourmet global street food accompanied by craft beers, premium cider, specialist urban cocktails, wine, champagne and lots of entertainment whilst you enjoy this tummy warming meal. They’ve even got their very own vegan corner if that’s what you prefer. The drinks trucks & stalls include converted horse-boxes, 60s French Citroen H vans, caravans, pick-up trucks, Italian Piaggios, Thai tuk tuks and US ambulances. Eat and drink till you fall over, this is a guaranteed tasty destination.
A Valentine’s Day to remember
Valentine’s Day is coming up and why not make this one, one to remember with the pop up “Broken Hearts & Promises”. The award-winning creative events bureau Meredith Bespoke is taking over the regal Bloomsbury House and filling it with love, laughter, cocktails and disco. Bring a date, a group of friends or come alone. This decadent townhouse pop up promises something for everyone. Confess your heart’s desire at the Love Confessions Wall, dive into the Lulu Guinness Kissing Booth, beat the passion out of the night with Heart-shaped piñatas and sip on a ‘Greedy Pug’ Rose and Pomegranate & Prosecco slush ‘love’ puppies at the Lanique Rose Liqueur lounge. Also make sure to take a break from the disco and snuggle up in the Broken Hearts cinema with the screening of Quentin Tarantino’s 1993 iconic film True Romance.