This isn’t that sort of film but, even if it feels a tad incurious in comparison, it’s hard not to come away feeling anything other than warmth towards the DEC and all those who sail in her. Rageh Omaar constructs a potted history of the organisation, interspersed with stirring segments from the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake relief effort and bang-up-to-date insights into its latest campaign – a mission to provide desperately needed humanitarian relief in Syria. Well worth a watch – but don’t forget to put your hand in your pocket afterwards.
Perini & Perini
An atmospheric, subterranean cocktail bar underneath Ponti's Italian Kitchen, Close to Oxford Circus. It's mostly about the cocktails but there's wine too, with bottles sourced mostly from Italy. The room is available for private hire, too. Cocktails include a range of negronis, with an original (Campari, red vermouth and gin) alongside options such as a Parisian Café (with espresso replacing the gin) and a violin (Appleton Estate, Campari, red vermouth, brown sugar and orange zest). Other cocktails include Aperol spritz, Aperol sours, mint juleps and mojitos.
Venue says: “Choose from our extensive wine list, our staff will suggest the ideal drop for your taste and create divine cocktails late into the evening.”