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Today – Sat 23rd Aug: Free Savoury Ice Cream in Soho

London is bored of delicious ice cream, apparently. That’s why Jacobs (of cream cracker fame) have come up with a novel idea – a savoury ice cream parlour.

 

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That’s right, a whole ice cream parlour stocked exclusively with savoury ice cream. This three day pop-up parlour will include all the favourite Jacobs flavours (twiglets, mini cheddars etc) but in icy, melty form. There’ll also be ‘Blue Cheese & Crackers’ and ‘A Pint of Ale & a Packet of Twiglets’.

 

Are you brave enough?

 

P.S. It’s free. Tweet your pics with #snackhappy.

 

When:

Thurs 21st Aug, 7pm – 9pm,

Fri 22 Aug – Sat 23rd Aug, 2pm – 8pm

 

Located in a truck parked at:

15 Bateman Street,

Soho,

W1D 3AQ

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Exploring the John Lewis Roof Garden

To celebrate turning 150 years old John Lewis has opened a lovely little roof garden, at the top of its gargantuan Oxford Street store.

 

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The rooftop is fully covered in turf, and fitted out with deck chairs, gazebos and little conservatories full of random garden objects. Even ruined radios. Everyone’s got a ruined radio knocking about in their garden, haven’t they?

 

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You can also refuel on the roof with fresh juices and snacks from “Joe and the Juice”.

 

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It’s all down to the work of Designer Tony Woods, who takes an innovative approach to traditional garden design by utilising British landscape features with the zeitgest of today. Planting has been carefully selected to ensure that the garden provides an abundance of colour and scent throughout John Lewis’s 150 celebrations, and gardeners from the store’s own Longstock estate also helped transform the space.

 

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The plants are nectar-rich and include favourite plants of yesteryear, such as roses and lavender. More contemporary planting includes blocks of textural grasses, peppered with wild flowers, and living wall schemes to encourage biodiversity.

 

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Tony Woods became the RHS Young Garden Designer of the Year 2013 for his ‘Escape to the City’ urban garden. His winning design conveyed how you can achieve tranquillity and escape, even in an urban garden. Tony is founder and owner of The Garden Club London.

 

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John Lewis Roof Garden Opening Times: 

The John Lewis Roof Garden is accessible through the shop and open daily 10am – 4pm (Sunday 11.30am – 4pm) until 31 August .

 

John Lewis Roof Garden,
John Lewis

300 Oxford St,
London
W1A 1EX

 

johnlewis.com

URBAN FOOD FEST “SUPERHEROES” NIGHT, SATURDAY 24TH MAY

This Saturday (24th May 2014) Urban Food Fest will be hosting a most incredible Superheroes night, complete with heroic street food, costumes and a fully themed bar. 

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Lego Robots at Drink Shop Do, King’s Cross

First let me begin by issuing a most humble apology for the recent neglect of London Grump. You see I have just moved into a brand new dwelling in London town, and due to the complete ineptitude of Orange/EE/whoever they are these days, I am entirely WITHOUT internet. A fate worse than death, you’ll understand.

 

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When Mac Met Cheese Pop-Up Restaurant, Bayswater

When Mac Met Cheese claim to make the best mac n’ cheese in the world – and they might just be right. Their new pop-up restaurant is now open; you can pay them a visit in Bayswater until the 4th June.

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