LONDON — the british fashion awards are happening in London on Monday as the city prepares for Christmas with a host of new diversions to follow, from store and restaurant openings to the Art exhibitions organized by the city.
Here is everything you need to know if you plan to visit London this December.
Where to eat
London health food spot Atis is taking the city by storm with locations in Victoria, Notting Hill, Old Street and the newly opened Canary Wharf residence. The minimal interior space is perfect for salad lovers with a build-your-own station featuring a selection of greens, grains, and veggies.
French Palestinian chef Fadi Kattan has opened his first restaurant in Notting Hill. It is traditional Palestinian cuisine with local ingredients. Kattan’s menu hits the spot with slow-cooked lamb; skate kufta in vine leaves to roasted eggplant and pickled cucumbers.
from boston and The Angels to Mayfair: The American seafood restaurant is luring customers for a counter-style dinner of spicy tuna tartare; New York-Style Smoked Fish and Crab Toast with Artisanal Bagel, Horseradish Cream Cheese and Cucumber Salad.
what to see
“Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art”
the Hayward Gallery has brought together the ceramic works of 23 international artists, from larger than life objects to small abstract creations with the aim of exploring architecture, social justice, the body, the domestic and the organic.
Performers on the show include Aaron Angell, Salvatore Arancio, Leilah Babirye, Jonathan Baldock, Lubna Chowdhary, Ken Price, Brie Ruais, Betty Woodman and more.
The Royal Academy of Arts dedicates its most recent exhibition to the women of German art of the early 20th century with 65 works on display. Artists in the show include Paula Modersohn-Becker, Kӓthe Kollwitz, Gabriele Münter and Marianne Werefkin with a variety of subjects from self-portraits, still lifes, the female body to landscapes.
“The Midnight Child” by Marcel Dzama
It’s the third lucky time for Canadian artist Marcel Dzama in David Zwirner. The latest of his “Child of Midnight” focuses on the apocalypse of climate change with motifs of the moon, stars and nature. The show has been inspired by John Milton’s poem “Paradise Lost”; Portraits of Francis Picabia in the 1940s and “The Book of Miracles”.
what to see
A Greek tragedy in dance. the royal ballet returns with the Lost Dog theater and dance company in “Ruination,” based on Medea, daughter of King Aeëtes of Colchis and niece of Circe. Art director Ben Duke takes a new perspective on the story, one in which Medea doesn’t murder her own children.
Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando” has had many interpretations over the years. It has been the subject of the 1993 Sally Porter film with Tilda Swinton; the 2020 Met Gala theme song “About Time: Fashion and Duration,” and will now have a stage production at the Garrick Theater directed by Michael Grandage, the man behind “Othello” and “Red.” Emma Corrin and Deborah Findlay will travel through time on stage, in search of their identity.
Playwright Joe Wright and director Guy Jones bring a love story and potions to the Hampstead Theater against the backdrop of an AA meeting, where two people meet: a spark instantly fuses between them as they try to sober up together and travel through love and heartbreak. and alcoholism. Alex Austin stars as the frail introvert drawn to the flamboyant Rebecca Humphries in her shearling-trimmed coat.
where to buy
begg x company
Cashmere knitwear brand Begg x Co has opened its first brick-and-mortar store in London’s Burlington Arcade with three floors dedicated to clothing, housewares and accessories. The space was designed by Storey Studio to replicate the rural landscapes of Ayr, Scotland, with soft, contrasting materials throughout.
oh my cream
Clean French beauty concept store Oh My Cream has landed in London with two locations, one in Westbourne Park and another opening in late November on the King’s Road with in-store skin consultations and facials available. Juliette Lévy founded the brand in 2012 and has expanded to more than 20 stores in Paris.
The brand formerly known as Swaine Adeney Brigg is now just Swaine. As one of Britain’s oldest brands, it is undergoing a transformation with its new location at Burlington Arcade. The storied brand, synonymous with James Bond leather goods, headwear, umbrellas and briefcases, will launch the Bond Girl bag on Friday, a feminine take on the men’s style in a smaller size with hot pink and orange interiors.
where to treat you
A hairstylist to the stars including Tom Holland, Jared Leto and David Gandy, Larry King’s salons in South Kensington and Notting Hill are a mecca for a transformative cut. King and his team have worked on fashion shows for Erdem and Ralph & Russo. Fabz Raja is the salon’s choice for men’s haircuts and hairstyles.
1Rebel is the Mickey Mouse Fitness Club in London with its five concepts spread across the city including reformer Pilates, ride, reshape, rumble and rig. The fitness boutique has expanded to Australia and the Middle East with spaces in Kuwait and Dubai.
psychic sisters in selfridges
In the basement of the luxury department store, it’s a spirit lair run by Jayne Wallace, the clairvoyant behind the Psychic Sisters. Wallace and her team offer tarot, palm and astrology readings. In their little corner they have incense sticks, amethyst facial rollers, crystals and affirmation mists.