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Issue 57

Getting bored of your bog standard Indian takeaway on a Saturday night? It's time to venture out to this delicious gem in the heart of Soho. Plus, we talk about the future of our homes and what it would be like to spend a night in prison.

The Review: Tamarind Kitchen

Soho, the nucleus of foodie hotspots in Central London. There is without a doubt something to tantalise your taste buds around every corner and the delicious diner that is in the spotlight today is Tamarind Kitchen on Wardour Street.

After opening back in April this year, Tamarind Kitchen has cooked up a storm of spices and sumptuous flavour, making it one of my favourite spots for Indian cuisine that delivers without fail upon every visit.

After stepping foot in the doorway, the luxe interiors of the restaurant already set expectations high with ambient lighting, Pinterest-worthy tableware and lavish velvet seating. Once settled, the menu is nothing but tempting and I can say with no hesitation that the sea bream served with semolina cake and coconut sauce is something you must try, I drool thinking about it now.

Perfect for sharing and trying new and exciting flavours, the food here is seasoned and spiced to perfection and is faultlessly paired with the cocktail menu – how could you turn down some tandoor-grilled tiger prawns with a watermelon martini?

Photo Credit: The Week UK

An Insight into Homes of the Future

Have you ever stopped and wondered about what you think our homes will look like in 100 years’ time? It’s no doubt that home technology is thriving, with smart apps and state-of-the-art programmable home automation systems, our lives couldn’t really get any easier. However, with the population soaring and demand from homes increasing, how is the world going to house all of these people in a resourceful and sustainable way?

1. Skyscrapers to Surpass all Skyscrapers
If you think that the Burj Khalifa is tall, then you are mistaken because in a century, architecture will hit new heights (quite literally) making The Shard look positively minuscule in comparison. These ‘mega-buildings’ are predicted to accommodate a surplus of one thousand people, effectively creating internal cities. I know what you’re thinking: ‘how on earth am I meant to get from top to bottom?’ Fear not, there will be no need to climb umpteen flights of stairs, because transportation drones will be created to carry you to and fro from storey to storey.

2. Under the Sea
You can thank me later for getting that classic ‘The Little Mermaid’ song in your head, but underwater cities are predicted to make up a sizeable proportion of our homes in 100 years’ time. Not only will they be visually outstanding, but they will be extremely ecological by being powered by solar and waves. Plus, just think about the view that you could potentially have out of your window!

3. Down Under
Before you say anything, I don’t mean that the world’s population is going to flock to Australia, I am talking about the phenomenon of ‘Earth-scrapers.’ First coined back in 2011, when architects created plans for the first ‘Earth-scraper’ comprising 65 storeys in Mexico City. On first thought, it is an incredibly cool idea, but on second thought, I’m not sure how I feel about the possible views from those windows.

A Night to Remember - Drinking in Prison

I know what it sounds like, but let me assure you that no one has been badly behaved and arrested on these parts, we just wanted to keep you in the loop about how to get into the Halloween spirit in London this year. In commemoration of the most notorious prison in the US, Shoreditch is proud to introduce Alcotraz to the scene, the first prison cocktail bar that London has to offer.

There are some inmates waiting for you behind bars to serve up some cocktails with the spirits that you manage to sneak past the prison warden, does that sound like an experience to get you in the true spooky mind frame or what? To make it a really unique and complete the experience, you get to wear those classic orange jumpsuits (very orange is the new black) and have your mug shots taken to top it all off. Starting tomorrow, 19th October, it’s time to get your game face on and get ready to spend the night in prison (don’t worry, we won’t tell your parents.)

For more information about tickets, click here: http://bit.ly/2kA38Gm

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