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Issue 62

Discover some of London's hidden gems and support Amnesty International at Gallery 46 in December with their Totem exhibition

London's Hidden Gems

Wilton’s Music Hall
What would you say if you heard that the world’s oldest standing music and arts venue was in East London? This Victorian hall of wonder in Whitechapel is first on the list of many who want to be immersed in London culture. Housing a charming bar and a selection of performance spaces, this will undoubtedly become your local arts and culture haunt once you’ve discovered it.

Maltby Street
When in Central London, you can guarantee that the market on everyone’s lips is Borough Market. Well, let me tell you that these people have not yet been to Maltby Street Market. Boasting a more secretive location within the Bermondsey arches, this market sees less hustle and bustle than its renowned counterpart but if you like top-notch street food, casual yet cool cafés and choice vintage furniture then this place is calling your name.

Hidden Bar at The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club, we all know it, we all love it, what could be wrong about pancakes at any time of the day? However, did you know about the concealed bar behind the Smeg fridge door in the Shoreditch branch? Or even the hidden location behind the shutter at Battersea Rise? Well if you give the password to a member of staff, they will escort you to these undercover watering holes, so it will be bye-bye pancakes and bacon and hello to innovative cocktails and ambiance.

Barbican Conservatory
Imposing brutalist architecture and unparalleled cultural offerings are just a couple of the things that the Barbican Centre is known for. But what a lot of people don’t know is that it is also home to London’s second biggest conservatory and over 2,000 types of exotic vegetation – bet you wouldn’t expect to find that in the centre of London?! A day of exploring this exceptional setting coupled with afternoon tea is my idea of a great weekend.

The Review: Pix Pintxos Soho

Working near Soho has many advantages, but one of the main ones has to be the choice of restaurants come lunch or dinner time. Having looked over the last few restaurant reviews on the blog over the past few months, a review of something Spanish is something that is severely lacking. So, let’s put an end to that now – enter Pix Pintxos…

If you aren’t familiar with the Soho area, then this quaint and humble looking restaurant might be something that you would just stroll past and not think twice about. But don’t be fooled because this tapas and wine bar is one that you will return to time again, believe me. The bar/counter area is surrounded with a variety of tasty tapas bites, including Salted Cod Croqueta, Chorizo & Manchego Bocadillo and Four Cheese Fritters…excuse me while I drool. Each tapas has either a long stick or short stick and your bill is calculated on your stick count, so there is no need to hang around and wait for the bill, bonus!

This restaurant has such a cool vibe and it's a great spot for a catch up with friends, especially if you get the window seat so you can people watch the Soho crowd.

Totem Exhibition at Gallery 46

In the summer, we introduced you to Totem, the artistic exhibition that They Made This created in collaboration with Londonewcastle and East London’s Protein Gallery to support Amnesty International.

Original pieces have been created by some of the best names in the industry, including Morag Myerscough, Damien Poulain and Rude, and now is your chance to win one because the raffle is now officially open! All the money that gets raised in the raffle goes towards supporting human rights worldwide for Amnesty and the winners will be drawn on 20th December. Londonewcastle is proud and excited to be hosting this event in their artistic space, Gallery 46 in Whitechapel from 14th-20th December, so put that date in your diary and don’t miss your chance to win one of the exceptional Totems that are up for grabs!

To buy your raffle tickets, please visit https://www.amnesty.org.uk/totems

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