Hi there, old sport, are you up for a night of lovely food, dressing up, dancing and theatre? Then you’ll love Immersive Gatsby!
Immersive Gatsby is a theatrical immersive experience based on Scott’s Fitzgerald novel ‘The Great Gatsby’. If you haven’t seen the movie or read the book, I encourage you to do so before visiting. It will be more fun to be able to relate the characters to what you know. If I have to be honest, I did not know what to expect of this evening but as an immersive experience lover I knew I had to live it.
The Grid is another creation from the Lollipop team described as “an immersive Black Mirror/Dystopia inspired escape experience”. Having enjoyed ABQ and The Bletchley I knew I was up for a very fun evening.
We arrived at its location close to Southwark and were given our attire for the evening: futuristic silver jackets.
Our role was to play a member of The Grid; a secret society of individuals working to safeguard humanity’s future against machines. Our job was to infiltrate the NeoSight, the company responsible for the AI.
London is one of the most amazing places to visit every Christmas. The list of things to do just gets longer and longer every year, so prioritisation is key! Below are the most beautiful and therefore instagrammable Christmas spots in London for this year. Many of this are reopen every year for the time around Christmas but some don’t so I’ll make sure to keep the list updated!
Every year Winter Wonderland, London’s biggest Christmas market, opens in Hyde Park. The market has a multitude of festive food stalls, restaurants, fun rides, and over 200 wooden cabins selling Christmas gifts and crafts. Amongst the rides, there is a giant observation wheel where you can get great views of London, an outdoor ice rink, rollercoasters, carrousels, and more. There is also a Bavarian village which is a German style Christmas market.
I have Winter Wonderland at the top of the list because it’s one you must not miss. Best time to visit is early morning and late evening on weekdays. Entrance is free, but food and rides are paid.
This is a Nordic inspired Christmas pop up in London within Broadgate Circle in Liverpool Street. Its layout changes every year but it always has beautiful snow covered pine trees and a lighted arch. It gets really busy on weekdays after work as there are lots of offices around.
Disclaimer: I wrote this article on the Bermondsey Beer Mile as I was starting my travel + London blog and it became insanely popular. As such, I will update it every 2 months as there are more and more breweries appearing in the area by the minute. The last updated date is at the top of the article.
Are you a beer fan and a londoner? Or maybe just a beer fan visiting the city? Then you must not miss the Bermondsey Beer Mile!
Turns out that Bermondsey has become the hub for microbreweries in London. And the good news for you is that they open as taprooms so you can go taste their golden liquid right from the brewery. What’s even better is that they are conveniently located in a straight line over a mile. Hence why it’s called the Bermondsey Beer Mile. That, my friend, makes the perfect beer crawl.
Scared of getting hungry? Well fear not. There are also three food markets conveniently located along the Bermondsey Beer Mile. I’ve created a map for you to follow and I’ll walk you through the whole thing.
Don’t want to do this on your own? Luckily the folks at UK Brewery Tours have got you covered with three amazing tours of the Bermondsey Beer Mile area:
Bermondsey Microbrewery Experience: My top pick! Visit a number of breweries on the Bermondsey Beer Mile, learn about how beer is made, tour the equipment, speak to the brewers and sample the beers straight from the taproom. It’s been going on since 2014 and the guides are super knowledgeable: I did it with beer writer Des de Moor.