March is here and spring is within sight! It's time to put a stop to the winter hibernation and free yourselves from your scarves and gloves. Yes, that's right, it's time to embrace a little March madness (in a good way!). To set yourself off for a busy month ahead, we're here to remind you of key dates (the start of daylight savings and Mothers day) and the hottest activities and events in and around London!
Have a fantastic month!
Jane, Lucy and the RSG Team x
The hit immersive 'theatre extravaganza' returns!
Les Enfants Terribles and ebp in association with Creature of London are delighted to announce the smash hit Alice's Adventures Underground will return to The Vaults in 2017 and to celebrate the return we have 3 pairs of tickets to be won!
“There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of Wonder, Mystery and Danger”
Lewis Carroll, 1865
With even more twists and turns for 2017, “ALICE’S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND” invites you deep into The Vaults, hidden beneath Waterloo station, to lose yourself in a land far removed from our own. Tumble down the rabbit hole falling fast into Wonderland and experience immersion like never before in this interactive, puppetry-packed, fusion of storytelling, music, circus and spectacle…but this isn’t Alice's adventure, it's yours...
Make a series of choices; Eat or drink? Grow or Shrink? And find yourself at the centre of the story as you wander through Wonderland, piecing together the puzzle as to what has happened to Alice who is lost in the looking glass. Be careful as your choice leads you down a completely different path into Wonderland; you might grow to enormous proportions and become one of Wonderland's elite rubbing shoulders with the highest of playing card suits; or you might shrink to be so small that even boarder control can't detect you; take tea at the biggest un-birthday party with the maddest of Hatters; let the Cheshire Cat take you hither or thither or you could even find yourself playing a key part in an underground resistance movement to rise against the fearsome Queen. “ALICE’S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND” is written by Oliver Lansley and Anthony Spargo and directed by Oliver Lansley and James Seager.
To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to the immersive Alice's Adventure's Underground simply click the link above to be redirected to the competition page where you will find one very simple question to answer… Good Luck!
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Spoiler alert ... You are going to break into the Tower of London!
A completely immersive experience, The People's Revolt, is set in the near future and the event will begin at a secret location that will be emailed or texted to you a few days before the event. Once you arrive on the night prepare for a night of outdoors adventure as you and your team attempt to break into one of London's most secure locations.
If you think you have what it takes sign up for an evening of desperate choices, impossible negotiations and thrilling scenarios!
Near Tower Hill Station, London, EC3N 1JL
Serving cocktails and delicious dishes Six Storeys is our hottest new restaurant, bar and events venue find in Soho. Located in a lavish seventeenth-century building this restaurant is a must-visit for all interior admirers!
Although Six Storey's is an exclusive members club, the first two floors of the restaurant are open to non-members and its a great visit for those who want to have a first hand experience of what it's like to be part of a members club ... without paying the fee! With a lively drinks menu and an extensive choice of delicious dishes Six Storeys is an interesting and fun date night choice!
Not in London? They try out these top-rated restaurants: Cin Cin Brighton / Dishoom Edinburgh / Maray Liverpool / The Botanist Leeds / The Potted Pig Cardiff / Yellows Norwich / Yuzu Manchester / Peace & Loaf Newcastle
11 Soho Square London W1D 3QE
The Classic Car Boot Sale
is a treasure trove of beautiful vintage pieces and finds that is an ideal playground for the interiors god or goddess! Spend the day at the Classic Car Boot Sale and you are bound to find unique and one-of-a-kind pieces that will add a little charm to your home and Instagram page!
If treasure hunting is not your thing then you can spend hours hitting the food trucks for delicious street food, coffee, cocktails and craft beers! Whatsmore this event is a must for Vintage car lovers featuring a whole host of cars, buses and bikes ... this car boot sale has something for everyone!
On from Saturday the 22nd of April to Sunday the 23rd of April the Car Boot Sale will be held near Kings Cross Station ... arrive early to source the most coveted vintage finds!
Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4UG
Set to be the Tate Moderns largest exhibition David Hockney's extensive artwork collection
is to be showcased this month until the end of May. Spanning an impressive sixty-year career the extensive exhibition will feature David Hockney's most iconic paintings and finishes off with his new and previously unseen artwork of Hockney's garden from the 1970s.
Hockney is thought of as 'Britain's greatest living painter' so this is really an exhibition not to be missed. You can book tickets for this epic art exhibition online and whats more the exhibition is free to Tate members!
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG
Brilliantly quirky why not head over to The Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea Party
in the Courtyard of the Sanderson Hotel this month? Serving afternoon tea year round this is a fun experience for all lovers of Lewis Carroll's classic: Alice in Wonderland!
On the day of your visit find menus hidden inside vintage books; teapots with etchings of kings and queens and beautiful sandwich plates decorated with birdcages, carousels and ticking clocks. The spread is simply divine featuring classic cucumber sandwiches, cornish crab and herb eclairs, wonderland magic marshmallow mushrooms and red velvet ladybird cake! Wash the delicious spread down with our boozy favourites, Down The Rabbit Hole Cocktails and Perrier-Jouët Champagne to finish the afternoon off with a bang!
RSG Top Tip: Rather than opting for a generic card and flowers on Mother's Day why not treat the special lady in your life to a totally unique twist on traditional afternoon tea? The Sanderson are running a special Mother's day deal that is guaranteed to delight!
The Sanderson, London, W1T 3NG
This month we've come up with our top five reads for those rainy spring days...
1. Lion: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
. Now a major motion picture that has been nominated for six Oscars, Lion is a story of triumphant survival against all odds. Beautifully written this is a must read.
2. Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land.
Dark and gritty Good Me, Bad Me is the psychological thriller telling the story of the daughter of a serial killer. Full of dark suspense and a gripping storyline: is the protagonist really her mother's daughter?
4. Hot Mess by Lucy Vine.
Written by the fabulous freelance journalist of publications such as Grazia, Heat and Stylist, Lucy Vine has rejected the happily-ever-after cliche in favour of a real-world depiction of a single twenty-something heroine.
6. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
. From the author that brought us 'Eat, Pray, Love' comes an endearing read of creativity. Whether you are looking to create art, address challenges in our work, give ourselves permission to embark on a dream long deferred, or simply to infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.
7. The Secret by Katerina Diamond
. Another gripping thriller that will keep your blood pumping from the start, The Secret is a story of twisted deceit and demons.
8. Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty.
Now a hugely popular BBC series, Apple Tree Yard is a psychological thriller that will grip you from the start. A brilliant page turner the book maps the journey of a woman who begins an impulsive and passionate affair that ultimately ends in an act of violence.
*Bonus Book No.11* Now We Are 40 by Tiffanie Darke
. What happened to Generation X? Now that millennials dominate social media, where are the kids that never thought they would grow up? The ones that are sandwiched between the baby boomers of the 60s and the millennials? To find out Tiffanie Darke interviews some of the most iconic Generation X'ers to see how Gen X live their life between being young and old. Released on the 23rd of February 2017, this book is on the top of our must-read list!