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Bermondsey Beauty: The Wedding Shop and Jensen’s Gin Distillery

Last Wednesday SEEN attended a lovely event that in many ways epitomises the history and heritage of the great city of London. The Wedding Shop, whom you can visit in Selfridges (another great London institution), Fulham Road, Chelsea and also online, for beautiful and unusual wedding gifts, was showcasing a fun and singular experience on their books.

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With many couples already having the material goods with which to furnish a home, the award-winning Wedding Shop specialises in experiences that make a wedding truly unique, and one of those is at the Jensen’s Gin Distillery, where guests can have a tour of the distillery, sample the excellent Old Tom and London Dry gins in which Jensen’s excels, hear a history of gin itself and of the origins of Jensen’s and sample a gin and tonic dispensed by the fascinating Hannah Lanfear, a former bartender at Milk and Honey who truly knows how to make a fabulous gin and tonic (the secret is the temperature: chill the glasses and the gin to -3 degrees).

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Guests also partake of some delicious and hearty street food, courtesy of the nearby Maltby Market. Hannah took us through the botanicals that Jensen’s uses to produce their gin. Easy to forget that many Londoners used to live on gin and beer as the water was so bad; indeed gin was held to be good for general health back in the day. The distillery itself was like the equipment out of Breaking Bad – all gleaming steel and copper piping. SEEN would have loved to see it all in action.

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The railway arches in which Jensen’s resides has just the right cool ambience for gin production. Jensen, a Dane, collected vintage gins and was keen to recreate the taste, finding it lacking in modern commercial brands. So, all round, a fabulous experience from a small bespoke business recreating an almost magical substance synonymous with London. It’s a renaissance of sorts, giving the big brands a run for their money and taking the mundane out of wedding lists. Congratulations, cheers and good health.

www.bermondseygin.com

Jensen’s Gin Distillery
55 Stanworth street
Bermondsey
London
SE1 3NY

www.weddingshop.com

Chelsea Showroom
171 Fulham Road
London
SW3 6JW

Selfridges Showroom
400 Oxford Street
London
W1A 1AB

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Fever-Tree’s Very Own Gin School 

London has always had an enthusiastic relationship with gin; right from the days when the water was undrinkable, gin has become the city’s tipple of choice. Imagine SEEN’s joy therefore, when we heard that this month, gin and tonic experts, Fever-Tree, is launching its very own Fever-Tree Gin School.

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Bufle: Launch of the Bubble-Waffle

SEEN has heard much of the phenomenon of the Asian Bubble-Waffle and thus was very keen to sample this Hong Kong import for herself. My guest and I found ourselves in a bright, buzzy bar/café with tables and plenty of counters and high stools. It’s in Rupert Street, between Soho and busy Leicester Square.

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Arthur Hooper’s Weekend Brunch

SEEN has been a huge fan of Arthur Hooper’s since their May opening. It’s handily located close to Borough Market (where much of their ingredients are sourced), so it is with great delight that we hear weekend brunches are now on the menu too.

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Adam Prince King’s New Single

SEEN has been enjoying the latest offering from London native and lyrical pop artist Adam Prince King, who has announced the release of his new single ‘Before The Sun Goes Down’. The single is the follow-up to his debut hit ‘Flamingos’, which went viral upon its release in 2016.

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Arclinea and B&B Italia at the London Design Festival 2017

SEEN keenly anticipates this year’s London Design Festival, taking place from 16th – 24th September. Not least because B&B Italia will launch their partnership with Arclinea high-end designer kitchens. The brand will also celebrate the UK debut of its 2017 collections, including the 20th anniversary edition of the iconic Charles seating system; all to be revealed with a new look for its B&B Italia London store on Brompton Road.