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The Spice Market London has a new sushi bar, "Sushi Bar @ Spice Market” in honour of Executive Chef Peter Lloyd’s travels to sister restaurant Spice Market Doha.

Sushi Bar @ Spice Market enables diners to savour popular offerings from Doha such as: crispy shredded crab; spicy tuna; shrimp tempura and the signature Spice Market roll. The menu will also offer a selection of handcrafted classic sushi and sashimi such as; BBQ eel (unagi), tuna (maguro), salmon (sake) and shrimp (ebi), in addition to classic items from its Raw Bar.

A selection of beers and innovative sake cocktails, including: a sake-infused “Cucumber Ginger Punch” made with aromatic ingredients, such as: cucumber, ginger, mint, along with Akitabare ‘Koshiki Junzukuri.’ An alluringly dry sake with a mild mixture of earthy notes on the nose, the choice expertly complements the sushi bar menu. Spice Market’s signature cocktails include a Spicy Thai Mary, Ginger Margarita and Kumquat Mojito and beers from Tiger, Asahi, Singha, and Kingfisher will be available to enhance the debut of the popular sushi menu.

Located in the W London – Leicester Square hotel, Spice Market was created by Michelin starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and is the sister restaurant of the iconic Spice Market in New York’s Meatpacking District. The menu is inspired by Jean-Georges’ travels around Southeast Asia and their vibrant street food scene.

The striking interiors of Spice Market offer a unique mix between the ethnic authentic old world feel of Spice Market NY and the contemporary architecture of the new building on Leicester Square. Featuring warm shades of gold, copper, chrome and wood, the eclectic and intimate design includes a striking 24 metre-long wall of colours, flavours and fragrances of the Southeast Asian dishes served at Spice Market, as well as over 600 custom-designed shimmering wok lamps. Set over two floors, Spice Market also hosts a cocktail lounge and private room which can accommodate 40 covers.

To book please call 0207 758 1088 or book online at www.spicemarketlondon.co.uk.

W-London-W-Film-ClubAs awards season truly gets underway, film buffs looking for a glamorous location to watch this spring’s most hotly-tipped releases need look no further than W London – Leicester Square. On Tuesday 14th January, the hotel kicked off the new season of its renowned W Film Club with a stellar line-up of new releases. The fortnightly screenings include highly anticipated films such as Wolf Of Wall Street and American Hustle, alongside a screening of Gravity in 3D.

W Film Club provides the ultimate film experience by combining the latest in film technology, mouth watering food and a great location. W London’s luxurious 39-seat Screening Room is perfect for sharing a film with friends or for a cozy date and it is right next to the square that puts London on the film premiere map.

There are a variety of packages available at W Film Club including:

Seat, including a complimentary box of popcorn - £15.00

Seat and Sip, including complimentary popcorn and a drink from the W Lounge bar - £20.00

Seat, Sip and Eat, including popcorn, a drink and a W Burger - £35.00

Seat, Sip and Share (for two), including popcorn, drink and a delicious Spice Market platter to share - £50.00

W Film Club’s Spring seasons:

28th January 2014                                Gravity (2013)

W Film Club’s Oscar tip is the sci-fi spectacular that follows a medical engineer and an astronaut working together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

Starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris

11th February 2014                             American Hustle (2013)

This crime comedy-drama is based on the true tale of a brilliant con man and his British partner who are forced to work for a wild FBI agent who pushes them into a world of New Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.

Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper.

25th February 2014                             Out of the Furnace (2013)

In this thriller, Russell Baze takes matters into his own hands to find justice when his brother, Rodbey, mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn't follow through fast enough.

Starring Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana and Willem Dafoe.

11th March 2014                                  The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

This film is based on the true story of Jordon Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life, to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey.

25th March 2014                                  Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Set between the wars, this comedy explores the life and adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at one of Europe’s most famous hotels, and his friendship with a lobby boy, Zero Moustafa.

Starring Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law and Bill Murray.

Every other Tuesday at 8.00pm from 14th January 2014

The Screening Room, W London - Leicester Square, 10 Wardour St, W1D 6QF

W London Christmas Rock Tea

W London – Leicester Square transforms its Rock ‘n’ Roll Afternoon Tea with a Host of Christmas Number Ones

As the days get colder and shorter W London in Leicester Square unveils a festive remix of its renowned Rock Tea to bring some festive cheer to Soho. The special menu, inspired by famous Christmas number one singles, will see W London serving up a seasonal twist on the classic British Afternoon Tea, from Friday 29th November until Christmas Eve.

All elements of the menu have been designed to add sparkle to the festive countdown, with every treat taking inspiration from past Christmas hits to tie in with the rock ‘n’ roll theme. The angelic indulgences include: All I Want For Christmas is Choux, a cream-filled choux pastry neatly wrapped in paper and tied with a ‘W’ ribbon; Rocking Around The Christmas Tree, a selection of red velvet and vanilla butter-cream cupcakes shaped as Christmas trees; Jingle Bell Rock, a rocky road cake topped with fluffy marshmallow and a sugar candy cane; Angels, a take on the Rock Tea’s original Cherry Bomb, decorated with silver meringue wings; and The Holly & The Ivy, a sweet jam-filled cookie dusted with glitter.

To accompany these festive fancies, a seasonally-inspired selection of sandwiches will be served, including turkey and cranberry, traditional roast beef, spicy butternut squash and luxurious smoked salmon. Afternoon Tea aficionados can rest assured that the W Rock Tea’s opulent English scones, served with fresh cream and jam, will also feature on the Christmas Rock Tea table.

As part of the festive transformation, W London has also created a menu of exclusive Christmas tipples, available from the W Lounge and its nightclub, Wyld. The Fairy Tale of New York blends raisin-infused BLOOM gin, with Chataigne liqueur, Grand Marnier, lemon juice and egg white; Let it Snow! is a rich combination of Johnny Walker Black, Mozart chocolate liqueur, sweet vermouth, and mandarin juice, topped with fresh chilli, and garnished with red currants and finally, the Santa (Teresa) Baby is made with Santa Teresa rum, Mozart chocolate liqueur, Chambord, cranberry juice and raspberry puree.

The W Christmas Rock Tea will be served in the W Lounge at W London – Leicester Square between 2pm-5pm daily, from 29th November until 24th December 2013, at £25 per person, or £35 with a Christmas cocktail. For more information or to book, visit www.wlondon.co.uk or call 0207 758 1060.

W London cocktail lollipop

Want to try something different this weekend? How about W London's new cocktail lollipop? W London always come up with exciting new twists on the norm and this glacial, pink tinted lolly cocktail is yet another thing that makes us want to grab out Oyster and get on down there.

The cocktails have been designed by British designer Bethan Laura Wood who teamed up with W London – Leicester Square and sugar specialist Fernando Laposse to create this unique and pioneering cocktail experience. The cocktail infuses to create a floral and fruity cocktail, and as this is a new creation for W London.

We think they are pretty beautiful and will be trying one ourselves this weekend so you should too!

10 Wardour St  Leicester Square, London, Greater London W1D 6QF
020 7758 1000

W hotel London

What a lovely match - W London and WJ London - it was almost meant to be! Here at WJ London we think that the W London is a brilliant hotel offering everything you could want from an uber trendy but still approachable, desperately cool place to rest your head. And that's why we wanted to pick their brains.

Of course, something that a great hotel in central London has to have is a great knowledge of what's going on in and around the capital and so we asked if W London would team up with us for a month to let you in to a little insider knowledge of what's going on both with them and with London as they see it.

Throughout August both WJ London and W London will be running a series of Tweets that include short local knowledge updates and all the things that the concierge at the W Hotel will be suggesting to any guests that ask for cool things to do and see.

Our hashtag throughout will be #WdoesLondon so follow that and follow us and them to get some great tips that cover food and drink, design, fashion, film and music in our wonderful home town(city) of London.