Britain’s smallest rooftop pub
Britain’s smallest rooftop pub has officially launched with panoramic views across London. Measuring just 6ft by 8ft The Gardener’s Arms sits above John Lewis’s flagship Oxford Street shop, capturing all the charm of a favourite watering hole, whilst offering respite from the hustle and bustle of Britain’s busiest shopping street below. The snug little den will only allow space for one member of staff, but anyone with a thirst won’t be disappointed as it is surrounded by its own garden and has a much larger bar and restaurant just yards away. The space also includes bookable Summerhouses, each with a bespoke summer scent and their very own private front garden with white picket fence. Each Summerhouse hosts a different theme, including one inspired by the culture and music of the 70’s, one with a nod to travel and motoring and one a creative artist’s workshop space. The largest house ‘The Pavilion’, will accommodate up to 10 guests and, come the evening, will be available to book for larger celebrations and gatherings.
Chinese New Year at Hutong
Hutong, the award-winning Northern Chinese restaurant on level 33 of The Shard will celebrate Chinese New Year on 28th January with a menu drawing inspiration from Chinese traditions. The restaurant will serve a special ‘Double Happiness’ set four course menu priced at £88, eight being considered the luckiest number in Chinese tradition. Hutong will also be ‘cleaning the restaurant’ in preparation for the New Year. All of the red lanterns will be re- hung to signify a new start and to bring good luck for the year to come.