London’s shopping and dining destination St Martin’s Courtyard launches ‘Work It’ – a one day health and fitness festival.
From 1-6pm on Saturday 7 June brands will be offering a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Take part in a selection of free open air yoga classes hosted by Yotopia Yoga, including Dynamic Yoga, Rocket Yoga and Voga. Yoga matts will be provided on a first come first serve basis or participants can bring their own.
The class times are as follows:
Dynamic Yoga: 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Rocket Yoga: 3.00pm – 4.15pm
Voga: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Work out those tense muscles at the outdoor relax massage chairs – the luxury day spa experts will be offering ‘relax and energiser’ treatments with 20% off the normal price. Visit running specialists Runner’s Need who will be offering a physio in-store to give free injury advice and the Specialized Concept Store will provide visitors with free bike check-ups in the courtyard. For a well-deserved pampering session stop by blow LTD to take advantage of its mini outdoor beauty bar for a free five minute beauty fix, as well as first come first serve bookings for hair, nails and make-up at the fast beauty.
For the perfect summer outfit head to L.K Bennett for a complimentary personal styling consultation or The White Company for £10 off with a £50 spend. Jack Wills’ staff members will be scooting around on branded bikes, and stop at the store to receive a free pair of exclusive summer sunglasses when you spend over £50.
Refuel in healthy style at Suda Thai, offering a lemongrass & ginger iced tea together with its signature SUDA fresh rice wrapped with braised duck or tofu and Thai herbs, served from the outdoor food cart. The East India Company is offering a variety of health teas and tea tasting with its very own Tea Master and you can also enjoy free fresh fruit, mini green smoothies and elderflower cordials at Bills. Smoothie lovers will have the chance to enjoy making their very own drink on a pedal powered smoothie maker. As well as the foodie delights, visitors can enjoy live music. Complimentary drinks will be served at the pop-up bar and complimentary fruit pots will be given out from pop-up carts.
‘Work It’ launches ‘Fitness Fridays’, a series of three Fridays in June where visitors can enjoy a free afternoon of open air yoga classes in St Martin’s Courtyard. Hosted by Yotopia Yoga, Dynamic Yoga, Rocket Yoga and Voga classes will take place on 13th, 20th and 27th June from 1.00pm until 7.00pm.
For live updates follow @smccoventgarden on Twitter. www.stmartinscourtyard.co.uk
London’s biggest FREE fashion event is back and bigger than ever on Thursday 1 May, 5 – 9pm. Over 100 fashion brands, restaurants and bars are uniting to create the ultimate shopping party.
It’s all about the experience: live music, DJs, money can’t buy experiences, trend talks, a pop up bar and 20% discount on new season collections.
The capital’s coolest shopping destination has shops and products that you cannot find anywhere else with a mix of flagships, independent boutiques, heritage brands and unique concepts. Brands taking part include Scotch & Soda, American Apparel, Diesel, AQ/AQ Women’s, Barbour, Dr Martens, Paul Smith Soho, Cheap Monday, Lazy Oaf, The Kooples, ELEVENPARIS, Vans and independents such as OTHER, Dahlia and F Troupe. Beauty brands include Pixi, Illamasqua and Benefit.
All ticketholders can enjoy a complimentary Whyte wine spritzer from chicken and egg concept restaurant, Whyte & Brown at the pop up bar in Kingly Court.
Up and coming cool band, The Struts band will be playing 3 sets on the night on the Ganton Street stage or if you fancy something a little more chilled out then head to Fred Perry to hear vintage sounds played on original vinyl with 15 DJs playing in store across the area and Jodie Harsh DJ’ing in ELEVENPARIS.
Look your best on the night and post your outfit ideas on the new carnaby.co.uk integrated hub using @CarnabyLondon #Carnaby. The Grazia style hunter team will be out and about photographing the best dressed, winners will appear on Grazia Daily and win a goodie bag. Get spotted by Premier Models on the night as they street scout. There will be free Grazia Magazines Editor at Large, Angela Buttolph.
Don’t miss the free beauty trend talks in Benefit and head to Illamasqua to see the first look of the new SS14 collection with live models in the windows. Spend £50 at Cowshed on the night and receive a complimentary manicure while guys can head to Pankhurst for free beard trims and a glass of whisky while relaxing on the red leather Bentley chairs – make sure you book in advance. Don’t miss free make up touch ups from the resident make-up artist in the registration room on Carnaby Street.
All ticketholders can enjoy a complimentary Whyte Wine Spritzer at the Whyte & Brown pop up bar in Kingly Court. Keep a look out for the Cha Cha Moon team as they dish out prawn crackers and the newly refurbished Wright Brothers will be doing Prosecco for £3 and oysters for £2 with complimentary drinks in various stores.
Head to uber-cool nightspot Disco for a cocktail and see their pop up street art exhibition. The flagship Lomography store will host free workshops on the evening, book in at the gallery store to reserve your spot and be shown the ways of the super cool La Sardina camera, given a roll of film and sent off into the night to snap away whilst enjoying the offers and discounts in Carnaby.
All who register on carnaby.co.uk will be entered to win £500 shopping vouchers, a goodie bag, front row seats for the trend talks, a Benefit makeover at the Instagram shoot, a signed T-shirt by The Struts, a magnum from Whyte & Brown as well as a year subscription to Grazia Magazine.
Bolongaro Trevor will host an in store treasure hunt with prizes to be won!
Tweet your favourite item from the shopping party using #Carnaby with 10 winners winning their item or post your best photo from the night on Instagram using #Carnaby with the most likes winning £100 to spend in Carnaby.
A night that no fashion shopper should miss.
Register for a free ticket now at www.carnaby.co.uk
We all know that London is an amazing place for food - with new openings of bars and restaurants every week it's no wonder why standards are high.
The only issue however is the price - if we wanted to try all these new restaurants our bank balances just couldn't take it and they don't seem to be getting any cheaper with Camden's latest opening charging £14.50 for a burger.
So here are our top 5 suggestions for great grub that's under a tenner and we've not included any burgers as in our opinion a burger should never be over a tenner - that's just wrong.
1. Bone Daddies - order the T22 (£9), lovely soy ramen from this hot soho eatery with, chicken, cock scratchings
(chicken bone broth).
31 Peter St, London W1F 0AR
2. All those street places - you know where we mean - Street Feast, Kerb, Hawker House - here you will find numerous dishes under a tenner - some of which will be more expensive in their solid brick and mortar establishments. You just have to brave the weather...
3 Clockjack Oven - Grab four pieces of beautifully cooked rotisserie chicken for just £8.95 with a choice of sauce. Or grab some BBQ wings and chips for a bargain £8.20.
14 Denman St, London W1D 7HJ
4 Chicken Schnitzel at the Blue Legume is a filling main for £9.95, fried chicken fillet with panko bread crumbs, salad and chips.
101 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0UD
5 Pizza from Icco on Goodge Street - you can grab a pizza here starting at £3 and going up to about £8 - maybe this called for an under a fiver food list!
46 Goodge Street, London, W1T 4LU
In celebration of Vans’ new ready to wear women’s apparel and accessories, the original Californian lifestyle brand will be opening up their doors for ladies to check it out and get creative.
In a series of events taking place in selected Vans stores across the UK, guests are invited to pick out your favourite pieces from the new Spring range and create their very own ‘Must Have’ collection. Each masterpiece will be presented to Vans Design Team, who will select the most inspired outfit, which will win an exclusive £500/€500 Vans Shopping Spree!
To ensure that no one goes home empty handed, each person who takes part will receive a 15% discount, redeemable during the event.
What’s more, Vans has teamed up with The Impossible Instant Lab, bridging the gap between digital and analog instant photography. The Impossible Instant Lab is the first device to convert digital images into real analog instant photographs, so guests can bring along their favourite snaps on iPhone and take them home as a Polaroid.
On top of this there will be plenty of sweet treats plus a Minx Nail Station, where guests can have your nails adorned with patterns inspired by the Vans Women’s Collection.
Join the Vans Ladies Night Out in the following London locations:
Thursday 13th March, 6pm
Vans Westfield Stratford, Ground Floor.
Friday 14th March, 6pm
Vans Bluewater, Upper Rose Gallery.
Further cities participating include Liverpool, Manchester & Sheffield.