Top of the Pops: October Week Two

9 Oct 2015

The Lodge

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If you’re not lucky enough to be heading down to the Alps this winter then don’t fret because the King of pop-ups, Jimmy Garcia, is back with his cosy ski-inspired restaurant. Inspired by the lodges in the French Alps, this is an unmissable dining experience filled with heartwarming dishes and authentic decor. The best bit is, you don’t have to fall over on your ski’s to sample the likes of wild boar scotch eggs, venison and cheese fondue.

Location: 409 Clapham Road, Clapham, SW9 9BT
Opening Dates: 8th October- 17th March
Opening Times: 5pm-11:30pm


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SUITCASE Magazine takes a unique approach on the traditional travel magazine offering its readers information on a range of topics from fashion to food, music to culture. It has been created by travel fanatics to bring a stylish and informed look at the treasures of travelling. For the first time, SUITCASE Magazine will be selling its quarterly magazine in the world famous, Topshop Oxford Circus so be sure to grab your copy when you’re shopping in the area.

Location: Lower basement level, 214 Oxford Street, Oxford Circus, W1W 8LG
Opening Dates: 5th-18th October
Opening Times: 9am-8pm

Feed Me Film

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Feed Me Film brings together three of the best things in life; film, food and alcohol. For two evenings this October, you can watch The Big Lebowski in a truly retro setting at Rowan’s Tenpin Bowling. After you’ve shown off how amazing you are at bowling, you get to relax and watch an old classic accompanied by four surprise treats. With cocktails, beer, pizza and nibbles, this is a blast from the past you’ll definitely want to experience. Apparently, the only rule is, when the Dude drinks, so do you.

Location: Rowan’s Tenpin Bowl,10 Strand Green Road, Finsbury Park, N4 2DF
Opening Dates: 15th and 29th October
Opening Times: 6:30pm- 10pm

Madam Roxy’s Erotic Emporium Felt Sex Shop

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This pop-up exhibition, from artist Lucy Sparrow, isn’t one for the faint hearted but it is definitely one for the curious. Once a worker in the adult entertainment industry, the aim of Lucy’s Soho emporium is to respond to the government’s new laws on the adult industry. But don’t be getting hot under the collar just yet, the entire space, including its 500 objects, are made of felt. From toys to contraceptives, magazines to DVD’s, Lucy has stitched up hundreds of pieces which, if they were not made of felt, would be illegal. This is not suitable for children, but it is a thought provoking pop-up for grown-ups.

Location: Scissorhand Barber Shop, 2 Greens Court, Soho, W1F 0HB
Opening Dates: 7th-17th October
Opening Times: 12pm-8pm

BBQ Dreamz

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Back in 2014, Sinead and Lee showed the streets of London the delights of the Philippines with their menu of regional dishes created to be shared. Having appeared at several market stalls including Broadway Market, BBQ Dreamz are setting up indoors in The Hop & Berry pub in Islington. With in house favourites to choose from such as hand rolled squid and prawn spring rolls and satay duck hearts, it’s a chance to try a cuisine full of rich flavours and exciting ingredients.

Location: The Hop & Berry Pub, 209-211 Liverpool Road, N1 1LZ
Opening Dates: 3rd-31st October
Opening Times: Thursday-Friday 5pm-10pm/ Saturday-Sunday 12pm-10pm