Arguably the most sophisticated bar in London, Artesian serves the capital’s crème de la crème of cocktails in an intimate bar setting. For those feeling experimental, why not explore Artesian’s innovative cocktail menu and try the Snake Charmer (carrot, sesame, elderflower and orange blossom); Dreamquest (cashew, caramel, dulse, verjus and tonka); or Chameleon Crystals (Tanqueray No.ten, pisco, lime, perilla, chilli and soy). Wash it all down with one of the equally experimental bar snacks. Expect hybrid delights such as Japanese Bloody Mary macaroons and kalamansi-mango marshmallows.
The long-awaited equestrian extravaganza returns to London on Tuesday 13 December 2016. This year’s show promises to be as exciting as ever, with world-class dressage and show jumping sessions, the Shetland Pony Grand National and of course the famous Olympia finale. As well as welcoming over 400 horses through its doors throughout the week, The Great Hall will also house an array of boutique stores and exhibitors to keep guests occupied during intervals.
1C Portland Place, London, W1B 1JA www.artesian-bar.co.uk
13-19 December 2016 Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX www.olympiahorseshow.com
Sky POD BAr Sky Pod Bar, located in the renowned Sky Gardens, offers unrivalled views of the capital framed by its floor-toceiling glass frontage. Cafe by day, bar by night, this venue has left no dining opportunity unturned. Daytime snacks include sandwiches, salads and fruity smoothies. When the night draws in, enjoy a cocktail while indulging on a delicious sharing board. The venue welcomes guests throughout the day to its sky-high gardens, and for good reason – this flourishing oasis in the clouds is as close to dining in heaven as you can get. Visit in time for sunset for a truly spectacular evening. Sky Garden, Sky Garden Walk, London, EC3M 8AF www.skygarden.london/sky-pod-bar
Cinderella at THe LONDON PALLADiUm No trip to London is complete without paying a visit to one of the capital’s extraordinary stageshows. London has a decorated history of playing host to the best of global stage-show talent, with over 100 performance venues stationed around London. This Christmas, the enchanting rags-to-riches tale of Cinderella will be returning to the West End after a 29-year absence. 10 December 2016-15 January 2017 8 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF www.londontheatres.co.uk/london-palladium