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After being the talk of the town throughout summer, the truly unique Magic Roundabout has raised the bar once more with exciting plans to transform the site for winter, into a tented, heated, ‘Decades’ inspired wonderland.

Stepping through Old Street tube station you’ll take the stairs through Time and Space and pop up into a homage to the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. The brand new themed areas include a slightly bonkers version of Woodstock with some serious flower power and a super sexy 1970s Playboy lounge, complete with sheepskins and log fire. The Main Bar will be an all out 80s disco with futuristic art and palm trees and finally, the VIP Area will take you right back to the early 90s; oh the patterns, oh the Fresh Prince colours!  

The winter relaunch also sees Smokin’ Lotus take the reins from White Men Cant Jerk who are off to pastures new. Smokin’ Lotus is the creation of Rosalind Chick who uses old family recipes as inspiration for her BBQ menu. In just two years Smokin’ Lotus has risen through the ranks and was voted no 42 in Time Out’s top 50 street food traders 2017. The main ingredients are smoked in Rosalind’s home-built smokehouse and the 11 hour slow smoked beef brisket with hoisin sauce and Japanese-style creamy potato salad mash cannot be recommended highly enough. Smokin’ Lotus will complete the award winning street food offering for winter which already includes Skins and Burger Bear.

Throughout Autumn and winter the venue will play host to a huge range of events, highlights include an immersive Halloween party on 28th October in collaboration with Budweiser, a Liquid D&B party from Sine with Commix headlining on 4th November and our Wasted Chic Christmas Market on 5th December. The venue is also available for private hire throughout the season and makes a very original Christmas party venue for groups of up to 500. You can check out the full line up of events and the Christmas Brochure, plus make enquiries via the website:


The Magic Roundabout,
16 St Agnes Well,
London, EC1Y 1BE

Located INSIDE Old Street Tube Station, just walk along the shopping concourse and our staircase is opposite Nincomsoup.


Sunday 28th February marks the return of the Homeslice Slice & Spritz Party with unlimited pizza for £10 a head and £5 a go Aperol Spritz. Following January’s Old Street party, Homeslice will be bringing Fitzrovia a slice of the action with the next event taking place at their Wells Street branch, just 5 minutes from Oxford Circus.

From 12pm-5pm the whole Wells Street menu will be available by the slice for unlimited Sunday feasting. Alongside the classics of Margherita and Salami, Rocket & Parmesan, guests can choose from signature combinations including Pulled BBQ Brisket with Pickles and Pumpkin, Broccoli, Pecorino & Crispy Onions.

Recover from the revelry of the night before with unlimited slices accompanied by Spritz made with Homeslice’s on-tap frizzante prosecco, Aperol and a splash of sparkling water.

Places can be booked in advance for 1.5 hour slots by emailing info@homeslicepizza.co.uk with last sittings at 3.30pm. Plenty of space will be saved for walk-ins, with tables offered on a first in, first served basis.


This Sunday 31st January Homeslice, Old Street will be hosting their first Sunday Slice & Spritz Party, which I thought might be of interest for WJLondon. For £10 a head customers can enjoy unlimited pizza at Homeslice’s most recent opening at 374-378 Old Street, Shoreditch accompanied by £5 a go Aperol Spritz.

From 2pm-6pm the whole menu will be available by the slice including some of Homeslice’s signature creations, such as the latest addition of Haggis & Charred Radicchio with Leek & Potato and Goat Shoulder, Savoy Cabbage & Sumac Yoghurt.

Situated next to Shoreditch Town Hall and opposite Hoxton Square, Homeslice Old Street is the perfect place to recover from Saturday night or just keep the party going with unlimited slices accompanied by Spritz made with frizzante prosecco, Aperol and a splash of sparkling water.

Places can be booked in advance for 1.5 hour slots by emailing oldstreet@homeslicepizza.co.uk or calling 02031511121, walk-ins will also be welcome with tables offered on a first in, first served basis. 


Roy’s People ‘Little Hero’ hunt

Artist ‘Roy’s People’ will distribute 50 Little Heroes around Hoxton, Shoreditch and Bricklane

Artist Roy’s People will be hiding his ‘Little Heroes’ in Hoxton, Shoreditch and Brick Lane for people to find over the duration of his solo show at Curious Duke Gallery, using #LittleHeroes to give clues as to where they are. 

Each hero will be posted on The Curious Duke Gallery and Roy’s People social media with a photo clue, finders are then asked to respond on social media with their finds with #littleheroes.

People who find the Little Heroes will be able to take home a free and original piece of art.

Each little hero’s comes with a heroic story.




IMG_2129 Kopie copyWe've all got just a little more into our health over the last few years haven't we? Ok, a lot more. And those of you following this healthy trend will know that this week is London Health Week!

There's a fair old amount of stuff happening to get you in tip top bodily condition and this is just one of them - a pop up giving you the chance to drink Birch tree sap.

Sibberi is a new natural food brand that’s shaking up the alternative water scene with their natural, unsweetened Birch water. Containing only pure birch sap, collected drop by drop fresh from mature silver birch trees each April; Sibberi is popping up at Old Street station every day from 8am to 7pm from now until the 26th April.  Visitors will be able to see first hand how the birch sap is tapped from the trees (log stroking ensues), they’ll be able to try the refreshing tonic whilst chatting to the founders.

With London Health Week also running from the 20th – 26th April, Sibberi has partnered with the festival to offer anyone with a wristband 50% off Sibberi when they come down and visit! East London’s finest will be the supporting acts: Mae & Harvey will be on hand creating beautiful cold pressed juices packed with refreshing Sibberi and Yeast Bakery will be providing Kouign-Amann - ravishing little Breton cakes - for those who might find the detox-station all a bit virtuous. 

We’ve all seen how massive coconut water has become in the last couple of years, but now maple water and even cactus and artichoke waters are piquing interest, not only because they’re an interesting alternative to water but also as they’re seeing endorsements from health professionals, top athletes and models.

Birch water has long been favoured across Nordic folk cultures as a spring tonic to rejuvenate the body and soul after a long, harsh winter. It tastes a little sweet – from naturally occurring xylitol – and beautifully crisp, with a delightful aftertaste of the forest. A rare and prized ingredient, birch sap can only be harvested during the first two weeks of April, when the nutrients stored in the roots travel through the thawing tree to swell the buds to bloom.

A longstanding Scandi beauty secret, birch water has an ever-expanding list of health and beauty benefits. Sibberi is naturally diuretic making it a powerful cleansing and cellulite reduction aid. It contains a mere 5 calories per 100ml (four times less than coconut water) and has a rich nutritional profile, boasting high levels of electrolytespotassium as well as vitamins B and C.  Moreover, Sibberi contains naturally occurring Xylitol, Saponin and Betuloside, which are proven to help strengthen teeth, lower cholesterol and detoxify the body.

Launched into As Nature Intended, Partridges, Amazon and a raft of independent food stores across London and the South East, Sibberi retails at £3.29 per 300ml bottle but will be reduced to £3.00 for the pop up