Feast In The Fields is a monthly celebration of the best of London’s world famous sumptuous street food offerings showcased across the summer months and immersed in a perfect environment to kick back and revel in food glorious food!
Continuously supporting London’s best new and unique culinary offerings alongside already established well loved London food ventures, this rolling delectable feast brings something for everyone, all wrapped up in two great days of food, drink, music and merriment.
This weekend’s Feast In The Fields is no exception; as a smorgasbord of tasty talent gets prepped for action for two tongue tantalizing days, this Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June featuring food from the likes of:
Tacochu / Jimmy Garcia Supper Club/ Wild Game / Arancini Brothers
You Doughnut / Vinn Goute / Thanks Cluck
What The Dickens / Rebel Bakery
WHO: Feast In The Fields
WHAT: 2 days of artisan food music and beer
WHERE: The Brewhouse, Railway Arches 369-370 Helmsley Place E8 3SB
WHEN: Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June
TIMES: 12 noon – 2 am
TICKET PRICES: Feast entry £3 / Early bird Beer & food ticket £7 / On the door £9
The East Village will be home to 2,818 new homes which will range in size from one bed apartments to four bedroom townhouses. After going through security (this place is locked down like Fort Knox) We were let loose on the site. The first thing that really hits you about the site is the sheer scale of the project. It really does feel more like a little town than a village with large roads, an orchard, lakes, lots of open space for the kiddies to play, a new school, performing arts venue and a brand new medical centre. Whoever gets to live here will be very lucky indeed!
What I liked was the little squares and how each of the various architects have put their stamp on their plots.
I was recently invited to take a food tour of East London organised by East Village London and I was in the lovely company of fellow London bloggers London on the Inside, The Arburturian and Lady loves Cake. It was beautiful sunny day of eating, drinking, lots of walking and having our eyes opened to hidden gems in the East End. As someone who has spent their whole life living on the East London border I was surprised by how much of Stratford I had never seen. The Olympics really has done a lot for opening up the area and with lots of regeneration happening I can see myself spending more time in Stratford and the surrounding area in the next year to come.
We started the day by meeting Charlie from Walk Talk Eat at the View Tube in Pudding Mill Lane. The View Tube cafe has lovely views of the Olympic site and they serve the most delicious pastries.
We enjoyed delicious buns whilst looking out onto the Greenway. If you are in the area it’s a great place to stop and relax.
We then proceeded to walk along the Greenway stopping to admire photographs of the elderly Olympics on the way. The Greenway is also great for cycling alongside the canal.
We passed the canal as we walked along The Greenway walking towards Hackney Wick.
Some interesting street art I noticed on the side of a bench.
Next stop on our tour was the area next to the canal also know as fish island, all the roads around there are named after fish. We also passed Percy Dalton’s old peanut factory which is now mainly used by artists and local designers as office space.
Next we stopped at The Counter Cafe which has lovely views of the canal and serve the best pies! They also have their own art gallery where you can buy art by local artists.
We ate some lovely:
Washed down with:
After relaxing a little we moved on towards Victoria Park, I have already decided that once I win the lottery I will be buying one of the lovely Victorian terraces overlooking the park.
The last part of the food part of the tour was our arrival in Victoria Park Village which is packed full of lovely boutique shops, pubs, and foodie gems. We enjoyed some lovely scotch eggs from the Ginger Pig butchery before moving onto the The Deli Downstairs for some strawberries and Kingscote Sparkling English Cider.
More to come in Part two which will feature the East Village Tour >>>
British Summer Time Hyde Park presented by Barclaycard is a ground breaking new summer concert series from Friday 5 July – Sunday 14 July 2013. Lionel Richie and Jennifer Lopez will be one of a mega line up of musical artists that will be playing and I am lucky enough to be going to see them on the 14th July!
As well as music across Hyde Park, there will be four themed zones within the Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park site, each with its own specially designed installations and entertainment including:
I recently had the pleasure of dining at Dstrkt London in Piccadilly Circus, a club, bar and restaurant that has become a bit of a celeb haunt. It was my first visit to try their Spring Menu and I was pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. This coupled with their extensive cocktail list makes this place somewhere that I think is worth a visit!
As I entered the rather dramatic doorway and gave my name to the very glamorous receptionist, she showed me downstairs where I was met by another glamorous assistant who took my coat and showed me into the lounge bar.
While waiting for my friend to arrive at the bar I got the chance to sample one of Dstrkt’s lovely cocktails, which had a lovely floral scent and fruity taste. Once my friend arrived we were led to our table to begin our culinary adventure! Dstrkt’s unique selling point is its small dishes which are perfect for sharing. Now, I must warn you that the Dstrkt Spring Menu is no mean feat, this menu was a mammoth 12 dishes each paired with wine. By the time I had finished I practically had to be rolled out of the restaurant!
I always judge a restaurant by the state of the bread that they serve and Dstrkt’s selection of bread passed the test, fresh and spongy, we had to stop eating it all before we even had our first dish.
This is what we ate:
Our first course consisted of two dishes the Yellow fin tuna and caviar blini. The tuna was tender, moist and had a lovely Umami flavour.
This was served with a glass of Viognier 2011
Off to a great start we were continuously impressed by the array of dishes that followed:
Final course of dessert, my favourite had to be the pannacotta with raspberry flakes that were slightly sharp and tangy.
Looking back, I can’t believe that I ate all of this! However I enjoyed every minute of it. If you’re up to the challenge then please visit DSTRKT London, 9 Rupert St, Leicester Square, London W1D 6DG
One of my favourite places to shop is Spitalfields Market in East London, it has lots of boutique shops and stalls selling clothes you won’t find anywhere else. It’s where all the cool kids go ha! A new fashion focused SaturdayStyle Market will be launching in Spitalfields E1 this weekend on Saturday 15th June.
To entertain shoppers there will also be there will be a regular programme of exciting and varied events including, Spitalfields Music Free Lunchtime Concerts, Okinawa Day in June, Spitalfields Arts Market, classic car shows, the East End Film Festival in July and annual Christmas celebrations. The Royal British Society of Sculptures will also be showing pieces in the space.
London is great but sometimes its nice to leave the big smog for different climes. The London Perspective in conjunction with IDBUS is offering you the chance to win one return ticket from London to Paris, Lyon or Lille at any time.
SNCF has created iDBUS, a long-distance coach service that links the major European cities. With its latest generation regular lines. On board passengers will find comfort and accessibility, attention and information.
No more crammped coach journeys! On the iDBUS you can expect to travel in comfort with lots of space, WiFi, electrical outlets and geolocation in real time.
To win a return trip all you have to do is enter the competition by liking The London Perspective facebook page and answering a simple question.
After a one year break, Live by Lake is back and will be held once again in the stunning grounds of Kenwood House in Hampstead heath. Who says that festivals mean you have to get dirty? 🙂
Concert goers are in for a treat this year with a line up that will feature indie gods Suede, an epic Choral Greats concert, established rock giants Keane supported by Laura Mvula, a stunning outdoor live screening of Singin’ in the Rain featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Opera Alfresco. It’s sure to be an event that everyone will enjoy. Bring your own picnic or order one before and enjoy the last days of the summer in style.
If you’re lucky to live in one of these postcodes: N6, NW1, NW2, NW3, NW5, NW6, NW8, NW11 you will qualify for a residents discount! Click here to get yours now.
The line up:
Friday 23 August
With special guests (tba)
Saturday 24 August
Choral Greats Firework Spectaular
With The Royal Choral Society & The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Plus Fireworks Spectacular
25th of August
supported by Laura Mvula
Friday 30 August
Singin’ in the Rain
Live Musical Score and Film Screening
Featuring The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Saturday 31 August
Featuring English National Opera Orchestra
With special guests (tba)
Sunday 1st September
Summertime: An evening of Gershwin
Starring Michael Ball Gina Beck, Kerry Ellis and David Shannon
Calling all you dance lovers! Sadler’s Wells is launching Sadler’s Sampled a brand new pop-up festival for London featuring dance, live music, art, films and workshops – from Saturday 22 June – Sunday 7 July 2013 with tickets starting from just £8.
With productions from some of the world’s leading dance makers the programme includes a showcase of three of Sadlers own productions in Made at Sadler’s Wells, contemporary dance from Rosas, hip hop, ballet and tango in Sampled, and Hofesh Shechter’s epic production Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut, as well as talks, classes and films going on around the building.
Sadler’s Sampled offers audiences the opportunity to watch a range of dancestyles including contemporary, hip hop, ballet and tango. The festival also features interactive art installations, pre-show discussions, live music,
films, and post-show contemporary, tango and break dancing classes.
Bloom Gin will be hosting a ‘Pick Your Own Strawberries’ pop-up from Tuesday 11th June to Thursday 13th at 19 Earlham Street in Seven Dials. The pop-up will recreate the simple charm of the English countryside with rows upon rows of real strawberry plants ready to be picked, to the sounds of country birds chirping and the smell of freshly cut grass.
Entry to the event will be complimentary, and gin connoisseurs will be able to enjoy a Bloom Gin & Tonic with Strawberries for just £6.50.
To visit the BLOOM pop-up Pick Your Own Strawberry Field please visit the Seven Dials website for more information.