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Winter at Skylight in Tobacco Dock: It’s Starting to Feel like Christmas

Well, who would have guessed it? When SEEN heard that Skylight, a delightful rooftop pop up we had enjoyed in the summer was to transform itself for the colder months, we were frankly sceptical. We are, however, more than happy to be proved wrong. The levels have adapted spendidly, bringing a rink, comfy fur-covered chairs and stools and loads of tables, a small ice hockey goal and transparent windbreaks to shelter guests. We were pleased to note lots of warm blankets around. London twinkled over the wall, as the DJ bathed our ears in the latest sounds and skaters showed off their moves.

There was fondue and Greek street food available for the hungry. SEEN confined herself to an Apple Crumble cocktail, which was sweet and spicy and had ACTUAL CRUMBLE on it. It was delicious. As they approach Christmas, mulled wine and ciders are on offer, along with beer and cocktails. It’s free to get in and special events are promised later in the season. Great fun.

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Pennington Street
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Wapping
London
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CABBAGE: ‘POSTMODERNIST CALIGULA’

Lucky Manchester! Soon to be treated to Cabbage, hailed by everyone from The Daily Mirror to Q Magazine… May they appear in London again, soon. “…a muscular sound that weaves funk between menacing riffs, rumbling bass and thunderous drums….Nirvana meets early Happy Mondays” The Sunday Times, Debut Of The Week “Riffs and lurching grooves come …

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Veggies and Vegans rejoice: Galvin La Chapelle launches 7-course menu

SEEN is thrilled to hear that popular French Restaurant Galvin La Chapelle has introduced a 7-course Menu Gourmand especially designed for vegetarians and vegans. Jeff and Chris Galvin have noted the importance to cater for diners’ needs, whether dietary requirements or lifestyle choices. “In the past we’ve seen a few dishes on menus that cater …

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Sound of the Summer: ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO’s “ONCE IN A LIFETIME”

Global pop star and three-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo has unveiled the music video for her re-imagined version of Talking Heads’ iconic song “Once In A Lifetime” – from the 1980 landmark album ‘Remain in Light’. Her radical new version of the album will be released June 8 (Kravenworks Records) and Angélique performed “Once In …

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Les 100 Ciels

SEEN has always been an admirer of Ready-to-Wear label Les 100 Ciels, whose latest collection showcases elegant yet simple chic for Spring. The name is French for ‘The Hundred Skies’ and their London branch, in the pedestrianised St Christopher’s Place, is well worth a visit. Their luxurious cashmere designs are created to last for a …

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Legendary Cocktails from 100 Wardour Street

Leave it to Soho stalwart 100 Wardour Street to come up with a new cocktail menu based on bygone decades – all with a modern twist, of course. Bar manager Massimo Bosio and his talented team promise guests Prohibition staples, Disco Fever and lots more besides. The four themes are: The Golden Era; It’s Tiki …