JOURNEY TO THE UNDERWORLD LONDON

JOURNEY TO THE UNDERWORLD LONDON

Journey to the Underworld was the first Funicular Productions immersive experience I went to. As an immersive experience lover, I have this itch to attend all of them and Journey to the Underworld had great reviews. Also, I had peeked the menu in their website and it looked amazing. And they are able to cater for vegans!

I arrived to Pedley Street Station in Hackney where the experience was to take place and was greeted by a rather zombie-like man in the ticket office who gave us the ticket so that we could shortly board the train. His assistant monsters took our coats and bags.

JOURNEY TO THE UNDERWORLD LONDON

We moved into the train platform to get some drinks before boarding our train. By how the waiting area looked, we knew it was going to be a rather scary train ride!

Soon after we were introduced to the why we were there by one of the main characters of the story, Claude. We then boarded the train in his instruction and were sat on our carriage. To give you an idea of what kind of train I’m talking about, we were surrounded in fog and helpless beings where warning us to get out by writing in the windows from outside!

JOURNEY TO THE UNDERWORLD LONDON

Soon we were brought our amuse bouche: butternut squash volute, toasted pumpkin seeds & chive oil. It was delicious, but the portion was a big spoon. It was so good I wished I could have had more.

The story continued to unfold with different characters being brought in and out. My favorite scene involved the gatekeeper of the Underworld, a very tall, handsome, androgynous man who stripped and danced to Velvet Underground’s Venus in Furs.

JOURNEY TO THE UNDERWORLD LONDON

The next course was black garlic gnocchi, sautéed wild mushrooms, truffle and nasturtium. I might be biased by the fact that I love mushrooms and truffle but it was also absolutely amazing in terms of taste and textures.

The main was salt baked celeriac and leek pearl barley served with potato crisp and an apple foam. This dish was OK. I liked it, but I wasn’t really a fan of this one partly because I’m not really fond of celeriac but also because I thought it was too puree-y for a main in my opinion.

JOURNEY TO THE UNDERWORLD LONDON

The loved story based plot continued to unfold and the public continued to be engaged in order to finish our mission which was to get Claude’s lover, and us, back to the land of the living.

Luckily we made it and we did so right on time for dessert. My dessert was a chocolate ganache and ice cream. As a vegan the desserts in set menus I tend to get are sorbets and this one was a ‘real dessert’ the one I kind of wish I always get but almost never do. And also, I don’t think an omni would have noticed it was vegan.

JOURNEY TO THE UNDERWORLD LONDON

Dessert marked the end of our train ride and meant we were back in the land of the living.

Looking back to this experience, I must say I truly enjoyed it. The food is delicious and almost already worth it by itself. The decoration is perfect, acting is OK and it has just the right balance of immersiveness to also allow you to enjoy your food.

You can book Journey to The Underworld here. Hurry! It finishes November 10.

JOURNEY TO THE UNDERWORLD LONDON

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LONDON’S MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE STREET: BELGRAVIA’S ELIZABETH STREET

LONDON'S MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE STREET ELIZABETH STREET

Looking to take many gorgeous pictures in London in little time? Then definitely hit up Elizabeth Street in Belgravia by Victoria Station, London’s most instagrammable street!

So what makes Elizabeth Street in Belgravia the most instagrammable street in London? Well, it might have started with patisserie Peggy Porschen making cute cakes and cupcakes as well as calling everyone’s attention with it’s pinkness and floral displays. Many other stores followed making this Belgravia street the go-to one for London’s influencers and Instagrammers.

So here’s the run down of the most insta-worthy places on Belgravia’s Elizabeth Street.

Note: most of my outfits featured in this post can be found in my 21buttons account.

Dominique Ansel Bakery

This bakery in Belgravia is responsible for inventing the Cronut and is on this list because of its seasonally changing flower arch and flower terrace. It also does innovative afternoon teas that are so incredibly instagrammable. Book an afternoon tea, or pop in for a take away item, everything they do is extremely instagrammable!

LONDON'S MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE STREET: BELGRAVIA'S ELIZABETH STREET
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DEAD MAN’S HAND REVIEW

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DEAD MAN'S HAND - LONDON

Dead Man’s Hand is the newest production of A Door in a Wall in which attendees need to investigate and resolve a poker related murder case by gathering clues in the streets of Farringdon in London.

I decided to try it out, unsure of what to expect. Myself and the two friends, who joined me gathered in The Castle pub in Farringdon and sat on one of the upstairs tables. The different teams attending on the day were sitting on the different tables across the room.

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ABQ LONDON REVIEW

abq london
ABQ LONDON REVIEW
Pablo infusing the “CRT Fix” with Rosemary & Thyme at ABQ London

ABQ is the world’s first immersive molecular cocktail bar where you get to make and infuse your own drinks in an RV, Breaking Bad style.

Although I haven’t watched Breaking Bad (yes, guilty!) I was still intrigued about the concept of cooking cocktails and I was sure I was going to love it because, as you must already know, I’m an avid fan of immersive experiences.

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