April 2017 Saturday
Pigmy Hippos at Duke of Sussex
Waterloo is getting its very own petting zoo housing pygmy hippos. The Duke of Sussex, one of Hippo Inns’ ventures, is turning its outdoor terrace into a petting zoo for the summer. Any traveller with time to spare before their train can walk up the road and hang out with some mini hippos whilst wallowing in the sunshine on the Duke of Sussex terrace, making their wait a lot more enjoyable. For guests who are a little scared to pet the actual hippos, the Duke of Sussex will have lots of Hungry Hippo’s games on hand to be played through the months meaning everyone can get in on the hippo action. The Duke of Sussex will be swapping out regular bacon for hippo bacon in their signature cheese burger, and will also be having a hippopotamus dedicated weekly pub quiz.
March 2017 Saturday
The best facial in London
The beauty rooms at the top of the Liberty department store in Soho are a well kept secret. Frequented by discerning fashion and beauty editors who pop in from nearby Vogue House and Hearst Magazines during their lunch hours, this is where those who are serious about skincare come for serious results – and the most sought-after treatment? The QMS facial. There’s an interesting story behind the brand, as founder Dr Erich Schulte is an ex-surgeon, who was working in the fields of trauma and cosmetic surgery when he began developing his own collagen products in order to help patients with significant scarring. He went on to create a full range of scientifically founded serums, masks, cleansers and treatments, and today these are used in all manner of ways in the Liberty facial, as well as sold in store and online. Including everything from moisturising collagen and exfoliating dermabrasive gels, to a nourishing clay mask and an oxygen gun to plump and freshen skin, the pop-up facials happen every season, and usually sell out within the first few hours. Now’s the time, then, to get April 23rd-29th in your diary and start loitering around the QMS counter in the cosmetics hall. Just don’t tell everyone else...