January 2018 Monday
A new music venue called Ghost Notes has opened in Peckham. It's located on the fifth floor of the multi-floor carpark that's currently home to Frank's Bar and Bold Tendencies. The like of Dimensions Festival, Worldwide FM, Rhythm Section, On The Corner Records, YAM and First Word Records will throw parties at the space. Ghost Notes is owned and operated by Parched London, which also runs The Montpelier and White Horse. Its says will focus on South London's thriving music community, with a weekly programme of live music during the week and DJs on weekends. Fridays will be overseen by local promoters, while Saturdays are devoted to in-house residents, collectively named SE Discotheque, like Will Lister, FYI Chris, Kiara Scuro, Jess Farley, Sean OD, Danielle Doobay and Danuka. Sunday afternoon events will feature ‘well respected selectors and guests from around the world.’
May 2017 Saturday
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.