Christmas season is now in full swing, and with just a couple of weeks left at work, there are events popping up (quite literally) all over the place.
How are you meant to figure out which ones to pick and which restaurants to visit when there are so many to choose from? Well let Sauce give you a helping hand…
If you find yourself in Covent garden tomorrow morning then the Christmas pudding race is a must. As the name suggests, the participants of this event have to quite literally balance a Christmas pudding on a plate, but to add to the fun, they are festively dressed. All the money raised goes to Cancer research UK. The official ‘Royal’ opening is at 11.45 but the grand final sprint doesn’t take place until an hour after that so rock up when you like and enjoy the charity raising antics.
Details: 7th December | Covent Garden Market, Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 8RF | Free to watch!
In the mood for thick animal-skin blankets, antique skis, fondue and a selection of special hot cocktails? Then venture up to the rooftop restaurant Coq d’Argent which has transformed its terrace into a chalet-inspired winter wonderland aptly named ‘Lodge d’Argent’. Here at Sauce we think it is the perfect escape in the heart of the city, probably due to the fact that there are miniature polar bears tucked inside some the snow globe style jars on the table.
If you post your favorite #LodgeDArgent moments on Facebook and Twitter you will also have a chance to win amazing prizes like complimentary après work cocktails and nibbles for two.
Details: Now until the end of February | Coq D’Argent 1 Poultry, London EC2R 8EJ
Another rooftop option (aren’t they great) is Platterform’s new space, the Skylodge, which is inspired by the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. Here, a Hackney Hothouse has been transformed into a cosy heated rooftop lodge equipped with a series of heated dining booths and sofas around a fire. Events are being run throughout December, ranging from experiential cinema nights to festive feasting evenings where you can toast your own rocky mountain marshmallows. If that isn’t enough to tempt you then lest not forget the array of vibrant characters that you will meet inside (examples above!)
Details: 14th November onwards | Hothouse Rooftop, Martello Street, London E8 3QW | £20
Bluebird has teamed up with Belvedere vodka, to bring a festive ice rink to the courtyard over the winter months – but for one night only, the rink is being transformed into a roller disco extravaganza! The 80s inspired, neon clad event will take place on Wednesday 11th December and you would be crazy to miss it.
Kicking off at 7pm, guests will have two hours to maneuver their way across the dance floor, and plenty of time to indulge in a Belvedere cocktail or two. The partnership with Bluebird marks the re-introduction of (BELVEDERE)RED, a Special Edition bottle that will raise proceeds for The Global Fund, fighting HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Details: 11th December | Bluebird, 350 King’s Road, London SW3 5UU | £20
If you want to celebrate winter in style then here is an insider’s tip from us at Sauce. The new City bistro and bar, The Sign of The Don, is offering guests a Magnum of Laurent Perrier champagne for the same price of a bottle right now, saving you a massive £44. The offer is available in the bar from 5-6pm Monday to Friday but only until the 20th so get down there quick!
Details: Now until 20th December | 21 St Swithins Lane, City of London, EC4N 8AD