Highlights from this week in London. Read about everything from architecture to food and delve a little deeper into London's culture.


Issue 70

This week, we have found our new favourite place to go out for dinner, look forward to up and coming events in London and take a look at what London's skyline will look like in 10 years' time.

Mortimer House Kitchen

Having graced the pavements of Fitzrovia at the end of 2017, Mortimer House Kitchen has made quite the impression already. As part of the new members’ club Mortimer House, which offers office space, Pilates classes and access to an array of lounges, Mortimer House Kitchen is located on the ground floor and is accessible to both members of the club and London local foodies alike. Designed by New York architects, AvroKO, this restaurant has a swanky vibe but is modest and inviting at the same time, as is the menu which concentrates on organic produce and overall wellbeing, delivering flavour and class.

One of the signs that a restaurant is a good one is when it’s a little on the difficult side to choose something from the menu, the struggle was real, people. The menu boasts a Mediterranean vibe with a Middle Eastern flair…we’re talking Prawn Ceviche, Hummus with Chorizo, Grilled Octopus and all of the Tahini….yes please. The Halva Sorbet in particular was a delightful culinary experience.

So, if you’re tired of visiting the same old place for dinner after work in Fitzrovia then give Mortimer House Kitchen a try and you will not be disappointed.

The 2026 London Skyline

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but London’s skyline is inundated with cranes and building sites, don’t get me wrong that’s a positive sign, but it does slightly spoil the view. However, it will all be worth it by the time 2026 rolls around because a fair few additions to the City skyline will be complete. In fact, over the next decade there will be 13 extra skyscrapers across the horizon.

It has been predicted that over the next 30 years or so, the amount of office workers in The Square Mile and the surrounding area will increase by approximately 100,000, so it is imperative that more office space is delivered so that London continues to be a competitive city and holds up its reputation as one of the world’s leading financial centres. The chair of the planning committee at the City of London Corporation has stated: ‘The City, best known as the hub of the capital’s financial districts has become more diverse as it has expanded upwards.’ It is clear that the addition of these skyscrapers is essential for the growth and evolution of London.

Out of the 13 proposed high-rise buildings that we can expect to see constructed in the financial district, around six are due to be complete by 2026, one of which will be TwentyTwo by PLP Architects, which is set to be a diverse new business community which will tower over the City with an impressive 62 storeys.

So, take in the view while you can because the City skyline as we know it is going to transform.

Kaleidoscope Festival 2018

I know we can all get stuck in a rut at this time of year, but for us it’s a time for looking forward and knowing that sunshine and warmth will be upon us again soon (kind of). One thing that we have on our radar to get excited about this summer time is Kaleidoscope Festival in Ally Pally.

Starting on Saturday, July 21st, this one-day festival is celebrating everything arts, culture and music in North London’s Alexandra Palace. Expect live performances from the likes of Mystery Jets and The Flaming Lips as well as DJ sets by Don Letts and The 2 Bears, where you can expect to party the weekend away.

Aside from musical offerings, there is also a range of spoken word performances, comedy stints, and an assortment of family goings-on that will be held as well, the science museum activities sound particularly enticing and something that the whole family can enjoy together!

Worried that you might get struck by the hangries? Fear not, because there will be an abundance of food options there that will be sure to tickle your fancy. Have a nibble at The Vegan Corner or sample the best of London’s food scene on Gastro Avenue.

So, what are you waiting for? Buy your tickets now and look forward to some July festival fun! https://kaleidoscope-festival.com/tickets/

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