So, we’ve made it through the first week of the new year and its back to business as usual but if you’re starting to feel restless following the busy party season, we’ve got just the places that you need to visit this January to re-fuel, relax and socialise in style..
Eat at.. Homeslice
If you’re all about going large or going home, Homeslice is the restaurant for you. Served fresh from wood-fire ovens, these are pizza’s on a giant scale! With a choice of innovative new topping combinations, including pumpkin and orange zest, alongside our tried and tested favourites for the less adventurous amongst us, Homeslice delivers on the ultimate choice of flavour combo’s. A 20-incher (£20) is certainly enough to feed you and your friends but if you’re going it alone, Homeslice’s thin crust delight’s are also available by the slice (£4). Great value and delicious quality in three London locations means that there’s no excuse not to grab at least a slice from Homeslice this weekend!
Watch.. Lumiere London – 14th-17th Jan 2016
Today see’s the launch of Lumiere London, proving that lights are for life, not just for Christmas. This four day long spectacle see’s light installations brightening up the streets of London as illuminated stick men descend upon the buildings of Regent Street and a show-stopping elephant hologram prepares to march across Piccadilly Circus. Neon dogs will take over Trafalgar Square and a Mayfair phone box will be transformed into a glowing aquarium housing live fish. With 30 exhibits taking place across London this is a sparkling showcase that is not to be missed as neons, projections and performance art descend on the capital to brighten up a dull January in style!
Visit.. EPIC Dalston – 17th Jan-21st Feb 2016
Bought to you by the team behind Hackney Flea Market and the DIY Art Market, The Old Dalston Market plays host to EPIC Dalston for one month only. Over 50 hand-picked stalls from across the country will set up shop in Dalston, offering an eclectic selection of one-off pieces and hand-made crafts. From hand-crafted jewellery to vintage home-wares, if you’re going on a treasure hunt, be sure to make this your first stop! It’s guaranteed to be London’s latest haven for vintage lovers and bargain babes!
Drink at.. Coffee Works Project
Dry January calls for that extra coffee fix and we have found just the place to enjoy some of the best coffee that London has to offer this week. Coffee Works Project, located on Upper Street in Angel boasts a changing selection of three filter coffees including Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, a sweet blend complete with delicate floral notes which is definitely worth a taste! For a full-on caffeine hit opt for the flat white for the perfect combination of a strong and smooth coffee that will be sure to hit the spot! Accompany your coffee with a tasty choice of sandwiches, salads and cheese or charcuterie boards. For those of you with a sweet tooth, Coffee Works Project also offers a mouth-watering selection of cakes including ginger and cardamom flavoured treats and their highly recommended banana and chocolate cake, the perfect place for a spot of coffee and maybe even a little sweet treat too!
Read.. Deliciously Ella
Bought to us by the founder of super-popular healthy eating blog Deliciously Ella, the namesake has penned a book crammed with 120 plant-based, dairy and gluten free recipes complete with vibrant coloured photographs demonstrating the beautiful and tasty results of cooking with all natural ingredients. Ella guides us through the best ingredients, preparation and cooking methods for easy to achieve, exciting and healthy meals. Proving that clean-eating doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on your favourite treats, Ella shares her all-natural recipes for sweet potato brownies and silky chocolate mousse to home-made fries and even ketchup! This is the only book you’ll need this January to look great, feel great and eat great!