Our mates at LondOntheInside have rounded up five things they’re pretty damn excited about this month.
Street Kitchen 'Hatch', London Fields, open now
We're big fans of the fast, fresh breakfasts and lunches that Street Kitchen serves up – those shakshuka pots have cured a fair few of our hangovers. So we're happy to hear they're opening a new 'hatch' in London Fields AND, what's more, there's 50 percent off until Feb 14, which given their prices is pretty cheap. Grab the voucher from their Instagram.
NME Awards, various venues, Feb 1–15
Not digging the cold weather? Then get amongst it at one of these NME gigs, guaranteed to be hot and sweaty. There's a whole host of exciting bands all over town – highlights include Kid Wave at Oslo, Spring King at The 100 Club and Swim Deep at the Tufnell Park Dome. Long live the fire!
Frenchie, Covent Garden, opens Feb 2
One of our favourite restaurants in Paris is crossing the channel, opening in London this month. Frenchie Covent Garden will have a menu just like its Parisian counterpart and a wine list to match.
Heart Preservation Workshop, Queen of Hoxton, Feb 6
Ever wondered what it would be like to rip your lover's heart out of their chest and preserve it? Us too. Which is why we'll be attending this one-off evening lead by professional mortician and pathology museum curator Carla Valentine.
Quadrophenia, Eventim Apollo, Feb 11
Like us, do you wish you'd been around in the '70s and rode Vespa along Brighton beach? Then check out this fully immersive, mod-tastic screening of 1979 cult movie 'Quadrophenia'. The show features the original cast, Vespas and even the clothing. Now you just need to choose your side – mods or rockers.