Our mates at LondOntheInside have rounded up five things they’re pretty damn excited about this month. Over to them...
Shuang Shuang, Shaftesbury Avenue, opens Jan 4
A trip to Asia turned us into huge hot pot heads, so we’re happy as larry that Shuang Shuang, the specialist hot pot spot, is finally opening. Pork and crab wontons, fresh oysters and queen scallops dunked in a big bowl of Herbal River broth. Hell yes.
Lucky Chip Burgers & Wine, Ridley Road, opens early Jan
Lucky Chip are finally doing it, going from pop-up to perm in Dalston. Branching out from just burgers and fries, the new spot will have a bigger menu and a very extensive drinks list – we’re talking over 100 bottles of wine here – happy New Year indeed.
Crap Christmas Present Swap Shop, Stories, Broadway Market, Jan 11
We hope you got everything you wished for this year but chances are you got at least one Christmas pressie that should've stayed in the shop. Enter Stories, who are helping people swap trash for treasure. Get down there early and give your gifts a good home.
An Evening with Rockett St George, The Hoxton, Holborn Jan 19
Now that Christmas is over and those decorations are down, why not have a little revamp. If, like us, you find yourself buying everything you like rather than what actually works in your house, you might want to get a little help from the experts at this interior design Q&A with expert Ellie Tennant. Goodie bag included.
Think you can just about claw your way through Jan? Well then check out the new Claw brunch pop-up taking place every Saturday and Sunday. What’s more, a little seahorse told us there’s a 25 percent off soft launch on Jan 24.Share the story