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Jason Allen 29/02/24

Your March Agenda

It’s March! Spring is finally here! At last we can all put away the Big Coat, check the weather, then immediately get it out again – and wear it on the way to one of the many amazing events the city has lined up for us this month…

They include a high-energy rock band who only do covers of ABBA songs; a pair of fantastic art fairs (one of which is actually affordable!); an improvised theatre show that goes on for fifty hours non-stopThe Nudge’s own debut mini festival; a chance to quite literally throw shades at people; an all-new book festival (making it, ahem, a novel experience); a ludicrously ambitious immersive restaurant featuring indoor hot air balloons; plus a popup slinging – get this – burnt Basque cheesecake milkshakes spiked with rum. And that’s just for starters…



David Bowie – A London Day | Unseen ’90s pics in a stunning space

On a single day in late December 1992, photographer Kevin Davies spent the day with David Bowie shooting hundreds of stills for an album promo. They picked out a couple they liked, and promptly forgot about the rest – until now. Those discarded, candid, and expressive images have been unearthed, and put on display for the first time ever in the stunning Fitzrovia chapel, all for free…

Details: 1st-20th March | Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, W1T 3BF | Free

Women Of The RNLI | No buoys allowed

© Jack Lowe / National Maritime Museum

As of this weekend, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is putting on a free exhibition showcasing the vital roles women play in the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The show will feature not just striking portrait photography (using an old fashioned ‘ambrotype’ camera from the 1850s), but also film and personal testimony too…

Details: 2nd March – 1st December 2024 | National Maritime Museum, SE10 9NF

Dancing Scream | Rock covers of ABBA classics

ABBA covers by a rock band, in a pub. That pretty much sums up this gig – and if you think that it sounds anything less than fun as hell, then this will be your Waterloo.

Details: 3rd March | The Fighting Cocks, 56 Old London Rd, KT2 6QA | £10-£14

Orchid Festival & Orchid Lates | Kew the pretty flowers

The Kew Orchid festival is back, and this year they’re celebrating the colourful tropical bounty of Madagascar. And as well as constructing a miniature indoor rainforest, they’re also putting on some Lates, complete with an upbeat & exuberant Malagasy band called the Boriza Brothers, as well as cocktails and some Malagasy food & cooking demos.

Details: Until 3rd March | Princess of Wales Conservatory, Kew Gardens | £17

Classical Vauxhall | Old fashioned music, new fashioned festival

If you google ‘classic Vauxhall’, you’ll have to wade through a lot of old bangers before you get to the proper musical bangers being played this month. It’s all courtesy of Classical Vauxhall, a south London show that seeks to modernise classical music and make it more accessible for all. This year, you’ll see the likes of The Chineke! Wind Quartet, and the Apollo 5 a cappella vocal ensemble, all rounded out by guided walks, dance workshops, and loads more.

Details: Until 3rd March | Venues around Vauxhall | £5+

Letters Live | Famous letters read by famous people

You’ve probably heard of Letters Live, but if you haven’t, the idea is pretty simple: famous performers read great letters from history aloud to an audience. Both the performers & the letters are kept secret until the day itself, and it’s consistently hilarious & touching in equal measure. The show usually sells out instantly, but if you hit ‘select best available seats’ you should still be able to find some for this month. Hopefully.

Details: 6th March | The Royal Albert Hall | £95 | Get tickets here

The Affordable Art Fair | Get great art without going Baroque

Love great art but got no Monet? Well, then get thee down to the Affordable Art Fair this weekend. There’ll be thousands of artworks from dozens of galleries on offer, as well as popup cafes, wine bars, and such and such. As for what constitutes ‘affordable’ art? The explicit price range is £50-£7,500. So the name really isn’t just a load of Pollocks.

Details: 6th-10th March | Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ, UK | £14

The Rebellious Wine Club | Unpretentious Wine Tastings

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This may come as a surprise, but The Rebellious Wine Club likes to do things a little differently. For one, their tasting evenings are distinctly unpretentious. And for two, they’re hosted by trailblazing women in the wine industry. This month Rachel Dixon, a native Californian & 20 year veteran of the Golden State’s wine industry, will be pouring some of her home turf’s finest.

Details: 7th March B&H Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, EC1R 0HU £39


The Time Is Always Now: Artists Reframe The Black Figure | One Of London’s Hottest Exhibitions 

If you hadn’t already heard, The Time Is Always Now: Artists Reframe The Black Figure is one of the most highly praised exhibitions on in London right now.

And aside from the 20+ Black artists whose brilliantly varied work you can enjoy in the show itself, the gallery’s also bringing a few more artists into frame for ‘Our Aliveness’.

Head down to the National Portrait Gallery on 8th March and you’ll discover this after-hours cultural happening, featuring a screening of Rosa-Johan Uddoh’s short film Black Poirot (followed by a discussion with the artist herself), soulful dance sets with DJ Tone, and audio-visual performances from Damsel Elysium. And of course, you can access the exhibition after hours, with more space to soak up the artwork – you’ll want to make time for that too.

Details: 8th March | National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin’s Pl, London WC2H 0HE | Exhibition £16/£5 for 25 and under, screening £10, performances free

WOW – One Night In London | Women Of The World Festival is back

The WOW Festival (Women of the World, to you and us) is back. Only this year, instead of a full-on blowout at the Southbank, it’s going to be a one-shot, single evening at the Shoreditch Town Hall. You’ll get to see speakers like Annabelle Hirsch (the author of A History of Women in 101 Objects) and Martha Wainwright, and it’s happening on International Women’s Day…

Details: 8th March | Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St, EC1V 9LT | £22

The 50 Hour Improvathon: The Wedding Party | At Wilton’s Music Hall

Ever watched a show, and through that they were making it up as they go along? Well, for The Wedding Party, that’s exactly what they’re going to do. Nonstop. For fifty hours. It’s all starting on Friday night, and continuing though to Sunday evening, and you can expect a live band, some bouquet throwing, and several speeches. And just to reassure: the team (including members of the Play That Goes Wrong cast) have done this kind of thing before, and they’re really, really good at it.

Details: 8th-9th March | Wilton’s Music Hall, Graces Alley, E1 8JB | £8+

Stand Up Sounds | We’re holding a mini-festival

No big deal… but that’s because this is a huge, massive deal. At least, it is for us. You see, in honour of International Women’s Day, we’re launching Stand Up Sounds: an utterly glorious one-day mini festival that is going to HAVE. IT. ALL. We’ve got an all-female, all-amazing lineup of comedians, DJs, and chefs to go with boatloads of complimentary margaritas and free tequila tastings, thanks to our sponsor Cazabel.

Details: 9th March | Peckham Arches, Blenheim Grove, SE15 4QN | £30/£15 (get tix here with password THENUDGEXIWD).

A Pinch of Vault | Microdose a theatre festival

A Pinch of VAULT, aka mini VAULT Festival, is back, taking up venues across the city. Like its big brother, the festival is an all out feast of the performing arts with many of the country’s on-the-rise stage talent – both comics and theatre acts – trying out work-in-progress and debut shows. Hence the ‘A Pinch of VAULT’ name. And this month, you’ll get to see shows with promising titles like How To Belong Without Joining A Cult; Farm Fatale (pictured above); and Lady Chatterly’s Liver.

Details: Until 10th March | Various venues

Rollerscape | Roll Up, Roll Up


Theatres are used to a little roll play. But Rollerscape’s taking it up a notch, by transforming Wembley Park’s Troubadour Theatre to a giant, glitzy roller rink, with DJ sets, well-stocked bars and a ceiling full of disco balls. It’s only in place until Starlight Express opens this summer (the only musical to be performed entirely on roller blades)… so if you want to get in there, you’d better get your skates on.

Details: Until 10th March Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, 3 Fulton Road, HA9 0SP £14+ (2-4-1 Wednesdays)

Are We Alone? The Search For Life | A Nudge Talk

Are we alone in the universe? Well, either we are or we aren’t, and frankly either answer is equally terrifying.

But one thing’s for sure, you won’t be alone if you head along to the next in our series of Nudge Talks, because you’ll be joined by astronomer Hannah Banyard who will try to come as close to an answer to the Big Question as is reasonably possible for a regular ol’ human. It’s all happening on March 13th at The Parakeet, one of London’s best and most popular gastropubs, and we’re taking over the private room on the top floor of the place… meaning that, yes, technically speaking the talk isn’t taking place on earth.

Details: 13th March | The Parakeet, 256 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2EN | £15

BFI Flare | LGBTQ+ Film Fest

BFI Flare is the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ film festival, and this will be the largest BFI Flare yet. Not only will there be dozens of feature films & shorts, but you’ll also get a talk by Elliot Page, a discussion by a film set intimacy coach, and something called Mr Ted’s Big Fabulous Interactive Quiz.

Details: 13th to 24th March | BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XT

Beats & Boards | Music & board games at the Tate Modern

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Haseeb Iqbal is a broadcaster, DJ, writer, and now the man in charge of the Tate Modern’s newest alliterative series of Lates. It’s called Beats & Boards, and it takes place at The Corner. Head down, and you’ll be able to play board games (From scrabble, ludo and chess to Ghanian board game Oware and South Asian tabletop game Carrom) while being delightfully entertained by the live DJing.

Details: 14th March | The Corner at Tate Modern, SE1 9TG | Free

Festival Of Colours: Holi 2024 | Throw some shades

Get ready to paint the town red. And yellow. And blue. And orange. And pink. And green.Because Cinnamon Kitchen are setting up an all-white party pod to help celebrate India’s festival of colours, Holi. It’s basically a huge, all-white play pod in the middle of Devonshire Square, meaning it’s completely weather-proofed too. You’ll be given a set of all-white overalls to put over your regular clothes, then let into the main space with a virtually limitless supply of paint-powder for a 30-min rainbow fight.

Details: 15th-25th March | 9 Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YL | £15+

Sunday Papers Live | Talks, roasts, quizzes, and relaxation

If relaxation was an art form, then Sunday Papers Live would be its Louvre. You see Sunday Papers Live takes everything great about Sundays – roasts, long walks, quality sofa time, those gloriously oversized newspapers, etc. – and distills it all down into a kind of serenely laid-back pop up utopia. And it’s landing in the gorgeous One Marylebone this month…

Details: 17th March | One Marylebone, NW1 4AQ | £20-£39

It’s Always Sunny On St Paddy’s Day | The gang throws a party

For one night only The Windmill in Brixton will be turning into Paddy’s Irish Pub from It’s Always Sunny, only better. Because this one will have a whole bunch of live acts, and everyone will be doing Charlie-esque things. If you’re a fan of the show, you won’t want to miss it. You know, because of the implication.

Details: 17th March | 22 Blenheim Gardens, SW2 5BZ | £10

The Great Murder Mystery | A Night at 221b

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Finally, stepping into a Sherlock Holmes story isn’t just a pipe dream anymore.

Because The Lost Estate – the exceptionally talented team behind sell-out experiences like The Greatest Night of the Jazz Age and The Great Christmas Feast – have just announced their latest show: The Great Murder Mystery. Set in the midst of Victorian London, it’s an evening that promises to immerse you in one of Sherlock’s most remarkable cases, with live music and first-class storytelling from a troupe of spellbinding performers. And while they conjure the desolate moors of Devonshire and the study at 221b Baker Street before your very eyes, you’ll be tucking into a three course Victorian feast…

Details: From 19th March | The Lost Estate, 9 Beaumont Avenue, W14 9LP £149.50+, book here

London Original Print Fair | Get some fresh prints

Looking for some fresh prints? Then head to Somerset House and check out the London original print Fair. If you can believe it, it’s the longest running art fair in London, now celebrating its 39th edition. You’ll get to see (and possibly buy) prints by everyone from Rembrandt & Picasso to David Hockney & Grayson Perry.

Details: 21st – 24th March | Somerset House, The Strand, WC2R 1LA | £18

North London Book Fest | Ally Pally’s first literature festival

Alexandra Palace is holding its first book festival meaning that, yes, it’s a novel event. You can expect dozens of the nation’s best writers (Natalie Haynes, Peter Hain, Lemony Snicket, etc) holding readings, panel discussion, Q&As, and more.

Details: 21st -24th March | Alexandra Palace | £6+

Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] | A murder mystery with a twist

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The team behind Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] have found a way to put on a show without the hassle of doing rehearsals for it, and made it into a selling point. Laziness or genius? Maybe it’s both. But either way it looks amazing, and will probably sell out. The idea is that it’s a murder mystery with a twist, in that new celebrity guests star as the detective each night, without having seen a script beforehand. Hilarity ensues.

Details: 27th March – 4th May 2024 | Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, N4 3JP | £15 (standing), £57-£100 (sitting)

The Boat Race | Current score: Cambridge 86 wins, Oxford 81 wins

Although it’s not quite as prestigious as the Spitalfields City Farm’s annual Goat Race, that’s not on this year, so the Oxford-Cambridge boat race all just have to do. Roughly a quarter of a million people will line the banks of the Thames to watch as the two universities duke it out. The women’s race will start at quarter to three, the men’s shortly after at quarter to four. Find a nice pub, grab a drink, pick a side, and join the throngs…

Details: 30th March | The Thames (from Putney to Mortlake) | Free

The Moonwalkers | The closest you can get to the lunar surface without rocket fuel

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If you have even the slightest curious inclination to see The Moonwalkers – a new immersive show about the moon landings, narrated in the soothing baritone of Tom Hanks – then you should just lean into that feeling and book the tickets, because it’s an absolutely beautiful, enthralling, and genuinely quite moving experience. You will get goosebumps. And the less you know going in, the more blown away you’ll feel coming out.

Details: Until 21st April 2024 | Lightroom, 12 Lewis Cubitt Square, N1C 4DY | £25

TT Cinema | Cult Films & Cocktails

TT cinema at TT Liquor

What with the cocktail bar housed in the old Victorian police cells, the Australian-Greek fusion restaurant, the rare bottle shop, the cocktail workshop and the rooftop bar, it might have escaped your attention that TT Liquor also has its own tiny little cinema, too. So consider this a timely reminder that if you can snag one of its 50-odd seats, you’ll be treated to a cult film (this month’s flicks include Fatal Attraction, Sexy Beast, Jackie Brown, and Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom) and a themed cocktail to go with it.

Details: Throughout March TT Liquor, 17b Kingsland Road, E2 8AA £15

Check out an Exhibition

As much as you probably love staring at your own walls, there are some pretty first-class bricks propping up the ceilings of London’s many galleries. And here’s what’s adorning them this month… Check out our guide to the best exhibitions in London right now.

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Chuck’s | Smashed burgers at Carousel

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The incubator space at No.23 next to Carousel has finally said goodbye to Poons (noooo) and is now saying hello to Chuck’s (yaaay), an NYC-styled joint coming all the way from Milan to sling its signature smash burgers. That means flattened patties topped with cheddar, pickles, white onion, and house-made special sauce on a potato roll with “no modifications”. The pickles stay on the burger.

Details: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 1st – 16th March | 23 Charlotte Street, W1T 1RL

Untapped at The Sea, The Sea | £75 tasting menus from rising star chefs

The Sea, The Sea have decided to lend their beautiful alien steampunk spaceship style chef’s table space to some up & coming chefs. And by ‘up & coming’ they mean people like Joshua Dalloway (The Laughing Heart, 107 Wine); Adam Quireshi (Kol); Ricciardo Manca (Ikoyi); and Tan Sarhane (Brooklands, Bibnendum, Cycene).. But the best bit? The full tasting menu is only £75, which is a bargain for what you’re getting…

Details: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th March | The Sea, The Sea, 337 Acton Mews, E8 4EA | £75

Fat Whyte Slims | A preorder only, weekend burger bar from Whyte Rushen

When Whyte Rushen does a burger bar, he smashes it. And that’s not just a semi-intentional pun on the smash-burger he’s serving (alongside ones with prawn patties & grilled pineapple, or pork with hot sin Bbq & crispy seaweed), but it’s mostly about the fact that he’s serving a – get this – burnt Basque cheesecake milkshake spiked with rum. Oh yes.

Details: Weekends from 3rd March | Unit 3, 143 Mare St, E8 3RH

Helen Graham x Oranj | Bubala’s head chef hits a wine bar

Helen Graham has managed to turn a vegetarian restaurant – Bubala – into one of the hottest places in town. No mean feat. And now she’s flexing some more of her meat-free culinary muscle at the East London wine bar Oranj, where she’ll be serving up an array of Middle Eastern dishes that all go well with wine.

Details: 5th – 30th March | Oranj, 14 Bacon Street, E1 6LF

All The Skewers | Empire Empire

Empire Empire – which is undoubtedly the best Bib Gourmand winning disco-style Indian restaurant in Notting Hill – is kicking off a new series of skewers cooked up by a series of excellent guest chefs. They’ll include Lorcan Spiteri of Caravel (pressed lamb shoulder with cherry harissa, etc); Jane Alty of The Begging Bowl (marinated grilled pork neck with tamarind & chilli, etc); Joshua Ralphs & Jack O’Connor from Big Night (lamb heart & kidney, etc); and Douglas Faulkner, Ronit Rana & Stephen Tozer of Le Bab (whose kebabs speak for themselves).

Details: 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th March | Empire Empire, 16 All Saints Road, W11 1HH

Gingerline’s The Grand Expedition | The OGs of immersive dining are back

For anyone who’s feeling out the loop, Gingerline was the pioneering immersive dining experience when it started out back in 2010. The set-up was always the same: the night’s events would be a complete mystery to guests, who were only texted the location on the day itself. Guests were then variously rolled through flavour machines, pushed through paintings, dipped into ballpits, sat in airplane seats, and more. All while eating a tasting menu. With cocktails.

And now, they’re back.

Details: 6th March – 12th May | The Launchpad, Miller’s Avenue Entrance, Arcola Street, Dalston, E8 2DJ | £99+

Alba Women’s Day Supper Club | A candlelit banquet on long tables

The Alba Cafe is run by a small, female-led team, so in honour of International Women’s Day they’re putting on the first of four seasonal supper clubs, with a view to getting people together to meet, and chat over some nice food. They’ll all take place on their long candlelit banqueting tables, and you can expect sharing style dishes of mussels & wild garlic, slow roast spring lamb with agretti, and an Italian twist on ‘rhubarb and custard.

Details: 8th March | Alba Cafe, 28 Commercial St, E1 6AB | £55

Mother’s Day At The Painted Hall | Mamma mia

The mother of all venues is about to hold a Mother’s Day afternoon tea. It’ll be inside the Painted Hall in Greenwich, which has been described as ‘Britain’s answer to the Sistine Chapel’, and it’ll involve all manner of delicate little sandwiches, pastries & teacakes, along with Prosecco and a live harpist.

Details: 10th March | Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9NN | £65

HOKO Wonton Noodles | Hong Kong style east in Soho

Wun’s Tea Room and Bar

HOKO has come to Soho. The Hong Kong-style diner that opened in Shoreditch last year has moved into the space left vacant by Wun’s Tea Room. It’s apparently staying just for the next two months (though that’s what they said about the last so-called pop up, and that’s still here), and they’re serving up wonton-style noodles, thick-cut French toast, milk tea, and more.

DetailsThroughout March | 23 Greek St, W1D 4DZ

essi | Australian-Greek fusion in a cocktail bar

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If you’ve never had Australian-Greek fusion food before – and we’ll take a wild, stab-in-the-dark guess here and say no, you probably haven’t – then get ready to say an Aegean g’day to the current popup restaurant at TT Liquor. It’s called essi (the lower case is intentional), and it’s the work of head chef Sal Galasso, who’s spend the last decade working at some of Oz’s finest restaurants. Now, he’s cooking up ‘straight-off-the-coals’ pork souvlaki, twice-cooked lamb ribs with Australian ‘desert dust’ spice mix, and smokey aubergine with brown butter & fried peanuts…

Details: Throughout March | TT Liquor, 17B Kingsland Rd, E2 8AA

Fowl | A popup chicken shop from the Fallow peeps


The guys at Fallow have opened an all-chicken popup restaurant. And when you consider that their last pop up restaurant won a Bib Gourmand, expectations are, well, high. And for this one, poultry is involved in every part of the menu. Even dessert.

Details: Throughout March | Norris St, St. James’s Market, SW1Y 4RJ

Jackson Boxer at Selfridges | Uberchef meets department store

Chef Jackson Boxer has taken over The Corner in Selfridges this winter for a popup (albeit one with no end date) to fill the gap while he sorts out another of his own restaurants. His first couple – including Orasay and Brunswick House – weren’t too shabby, so this ought to be a belter. Dishes include smoked butter noodles with Madagascan pepper, XL diver scallop with artichoke, and a fried veal sandwich. Yes please.

Details: Throughout March | Selfridges, Oxford Street, W1A 1AB

Pamir Zeydan at Kebab Queen | Tasting menus in a secret space

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Kebab Queen, everyone’s favourite secret-tasting-menu-only-restaurant-within-a-restaurant, just got a new chef. That chef’s name is Pamir Zeydan, and it’s one you’re going to want to remember. His culinary style has been imbued with Kurdish and Mediterranean influences from his upbringing in Turkey, as well as the fine dining techniques he’s picked up working in some of the world’s most elegant restaurants. And his tenure is going to mark a brand new direction for Kebab Queen, infusing the menu with echoes of classic Turkish and Mediterranean dishes in a one-of-a-kind, super-intimate dining experience served to just eight people at a time…

Details: Throughout March | Kebab Queen, Downstairs at Maison Bab, Mercer’s Walk, WC2H 9QE

Tiella at the Compton Arms | Italian food in a classic North London boozer 

The Compton Arms always gets in great residencies. The last two – Four Legs and BELLY – both impressed massively, so they took a slight risk with Tiella because a) it’s not named after a body part, which seems to be the theme here, and b) it’s the debut of Italian chef Dara Klein, who has not yet helmed her own restaurant. But luckily, it turns out that she almost literally grew up in her family’s restaurant kitchen, and soaked up experience the whole time, then worked her way up through the ranks at places like Brawn, Trullo, and Sager + Wilde. So – surprise surprise – that risk has paid off…

Details: Throughout March (Weds-Sun) | Compton Arms, 4 Compton Avenue, London, N1 2XD


Common Ground | Newcomer Wines x Carousel Wine Bar

Newcomer Wines is holding a big ol’ wine tasting event at Carousel this month – there’ll be 8 winemakers pouring new vintages at the carousel wine bar, with classic Carousel dishes coming out from the team in the kitchen.

Details: 4th March | Carousel Wine Bar, 19-23 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1RL

Silverleaf International Women’s Day Takeover | Girl Pour-ers

In honour of International Women’s Day, Silverleaf is assembling a team of International women – and they’re going to get you hammered. Each is at the top of her game in the bar scene, and they’ll be creating a bespoke menu of cocktails for the night…

Details: 7th March | Silverleaf, 80 Houndsditch, EC3A 7AB

Bar Night at Novelty Automation | Pop up bar in a surreal arcade 

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Novelty Automation has some truly weird arcades. There’s a Money Laundering cash drop, an ‘Auto Frisker’ that will pat you down like a mechanical bouncer, and a ‘Small Hadron Collider’ among many others. It’s like satire meets surrealism meets stainless steel. And for one night a month, there’s a pop up bar there too.

Details: 7th March, 5-9pm | 1a Princeton St, Holborn, WC1R 4AX

Prelude | A pop up bar from the team at Oriole


Oriole, the excellent cocktail bar & live music venue that spent three years in the World’s 50 Best List, is coming back later this year. It’s getting a three month popup called Prelude to road-test some new ideas (like a food menu, for one) and pave the way for the official relaunch in a gorgeous space at The Yards in Covent Garden. It’s like a teaser trailer, but for booze. And Nudge Members are getting an exclusive preview…

Details: From 13th March (Nudge Member previews on 7th & 8th) | 23 Slingsby Place, Covent Garden, WC2E 9AB

Midnight Apothecary St Patrick’s Day Special | Toast to St Pat, toast marshmallows

Okay, bear with us for a moment.

According to legend, St. Patrick used the shamrock (aka the three leafed clover) to teach people about the Holy Trinity. The earliest written version of that story was given by Caleb Threlkeld in 1726 – who was a botanist. The Midnight Apothecary serves up botanical cocktails. Cocktails are often served with ice cubes, which in bar-speak are referred to as ‘rocks’ – making them sham rocks.

Now we’ve either blown this sh*t wide open …or we’ve just found an odd coincidence that explains why The Midnight Apothecary is a great place to celebrate St Pats.

Details: 16th March | The Midnight Apothecary, Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, London, SE16 4LF | £8

St Paddy’s At The Sun Tavern | Other places are green with envy

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The Sun Tavern already has London’s largest Irish Whiskey collection, so it seems like a pretty decent place to celebrate St Pats. And frankly, it is. Because they’re also throwing in special £9 cocktails, complimentary oysters from Oyster Boy, a live Cèilidh band, a DJ, and more.

Details: 17th March | 441 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 0AN

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