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Gaucho has launched a brand new terrace on the roof of its stunning Piccadilly restaurant. With sparkling lights and selection of Argentine-inspired drinks and bar snacks, it’s the perfect place to enjoy the longer summer nights as you’re transported to an evening under the Argentine stars.Gaucho piccadilly new roof terrace

An intimate space, the new roof terrace is perfect for post or pre-dinner cocktails, or simply a relaxing and luxurious area to take a break from the bustling city below.  For those chillier evenings the area not only has a sliding roof, but a real wood fire and warm blankets to keep you cosy.

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Hidden away on Swallow Street, just off Regent Street is on of a few Gaucho's in London. Brimming with cow hides, golden lighting and shiny surfaces, Gaucho is somewhere you'll want to keep in mind if you need some sustenance mid shopping spree.

Specialists in Argentinian steak (and wine!) you are sure to get you belly filled with one of their many cuts of excellent meat. They also however, do roasts, which is something you may not have known.

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The Roast menu offers a number of different meats, and vegetarian option, and even a shepherds pie which is a nice change with two courses for £23.

Gaucho is a great roast option when you have had enough of pubs - this is far more up market in surroundings (of course) and will feel like a real treat as your enormous roast is put down on it's wooden block in front of you.

Staff are very knowledgable and will explain meat cuts to you if you wish, they will also guide you through their extensive wine list.

We must put in a special mention for the caramelised pineapple and rum and raison ice cream though.

 

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Art on the Underground is set to launch its first ever pop-up retail space at Piccadilly Circus Underground station. From 8th to 19th April 2014, commuters and passers-by will be able to purchase fifteen sets of signed and numbered, limited edition prints from top international artists at Print Shop, a specially purposed booth in the station’s main concourse.

The artists who have created works are (in alphabetical order): Pablo Bronstein, Melissa Gordon, Runa Islam, Idris Khan, Sarah Lucas, Goshka Macuga, Robert Orchardson, Martha Rosler, Nedko Solakov, Frances Stark, Corin Sworn, Wolfgang Tillmans, Gillian Wearing, Lawrence Weiner and Haegue Yang.

Launching in collaboration with Own Art, an initiative that offers budding collectors interest-free loans to purchase contemporary artworks, the Art on the Underground pop-up shop presents a rare chance for the public to acquire affordable art in a non-gallery setting. Print Shop has been designed by APFEL and Simon Jones, who previously created the House of Voltaire pop-up for Studio Voltaire in 2012 and 2010.

The fifteen works on sale are special commissions by Art on the Underground for 15 for 150 – fifteen underground artworks by fifteen leading artists for London Underground’s 150th anniversary. Revenues from the sales of prints will help support Art on the Underground’s programme in the future.

Rebecca Heald, Art on the Underground Curator, says: "Print Shop presents a fantastic opportunity, in a unique and alternative setting, for commuters and collectors alike to own works inspired by the Tube from some of the world’s greatest contemporary artists." 

Helen Bonar, Programme Manager for Own Art, says: “We are delighted to be partnering with Art on the Underground to make it possible for more people to own a limited edition print from the 15 for 150 collection by enabling them to spread the cost of their purchase with Own Art.”

Print Shop

Tuesday 8 - Saturday 19 April 2014

Piccadilly Circus Underground station

Opening hours:  Tuesday to Friday 11-7pm; Saturday/ Sunday 11-6pm

 

piccadilly cath kidstonCath Kidston gets a new large flagship in Piccadilly this December. Housed at 180 Piccadilly the flagship will offer an in-store Christmas house installation, exclusive upholstery service and 124 unique prints

This will be the the largest ever Cath Kidston store, the Modern Vintage hub of everything interiors, accessories and fashion.

To coincide with the new shop  a brand new Piccadilly print has been launched especially to celebrate. Conveying all the buzz and excitement of a trip to London's Piccadilly Circus, the new print pays homage to double decker buses, black taxis and pigeons! In fact, if you find yourself 'fowl' of London's pigeons, Cath Kidston's flagship store will replace your top for free.

The new flagship will also have a number of new featured -

Introducing...The Cath Kidston bespoke furniture upholstery service. For the first time customers can browse their favourite prints, old and new and create a unique sofa or chair for their home.

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Introducing...The Piccadilly Print range. Capturing the bright lights of the big city and new home of the brand the hand-drawn Piccadilly Print range pays homage to the Big Smoke’s icons - including double decker buses, black taxis and pigeons of London.

Introducing...The Christmas House. 1 in 4 women aged between 18 and 65 own at least one piece of Cath Kidston, making it the UK’s most popular destination for Christmas gifting. The Christmas House is a treasure trove of gift suggestions with over 860 Christmas products for all ages easily available.

Cath Kidston, founder and Creative Director of Cath Kidston Limited, said: "Twenty years ago, when it first began, in a small shop in Holland Park, I never imagined that we would have over 100 stores across the UK, Europe and Asia. We are so excited about the London flagship launch and delighted that we have found this perfect landmark site in Piccadilly. It fits our brand perfectly."

During the festive period the store will be filled with all sorts of customer activity including Christmas carolers and chances to make a Christmas wish for your favourite products, while customers will be given tips on wrapping and present purchases. NB. If you are ‘lucky’ enough to get pooped on by a pigeon the 180 Piccadilly store team will brighten up your day with a brand new t-shirt!

external-popup-piccadilly-vinyl-designed-by-iri_660If you are looking to some exposure and the chance to sell or show your wares this Christmas in London then you are in luck. Start Up Britain is re-opening the shared Pop-up Britain shop in Piccadilly, just in time for Christmas.  Like the other shops, it's to be used by a rotating group of new businesses, keen to sell face to face in a physical location.  If you're a start-up you can apply for a space the shop here

PopUp Piccadilly is reopening the shop in The Crown Estate’s St James’s Gateway redevelopment that ran for six weeks over the summer. During that time 50 start-ups gained a week’s worth of experience trading from one of central London’s premier retail destinations.

The £100 million St James’s Gateway redevelopment, a joint venture with the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, is the first scheme to be delivered as part of The Crown Estate’s £500 million investment programme for the St James’s, designed to enhance the area’s reputation as a destination for quality shopping. The scheme is set to welcome internationally renowned fashion brands such as Tiger of Sweden, Royal Warrant holder Grosvenor Shirts and Barbour International over the coming months.

James Cooksey, head of The Crown Estate’s St James’s Portfolio said: “A really important element of our strategy to ensure the long term success of St James’s as a destination for quality shopping involves incubating the talent of emerging retailers.”

Pop up Britain offers short-term opportunities to start-ups and micro businesses from all over the UK.  It is part of a pioneering initiative aimed at matching online retail start-ups with empty high street shops. The scheme, which is backed by private sector funding, also has places in the run up to Christmas at its shops in Ashford in Kent, Chard in Somerset and Dunstable in Bedfordshire.

Mark Williams, head Intuit UK Business, said: "The UK’s economic recovery will be driven by the success of our small and medium sized businesses but they need the tools to succeed. That's why Intuit is supporting PopUp Britain and supplying these ambitious businesses with Intuit Pay, the latest mobile payment technology, so that they never miss a sale."

The scheme is also being supported by leading high street retailer John Lewis, which is supplying £ furniture and expertise.

Opens Thurs 7th November (today!), then open every day until after Christmas

213 Piccadilly, W1J 9HL