One of the things I love most about London is the carnival atmosphere that pervades the city during summer and winter alike with endless festivals, markets and exhibitions. Perhaps that is why January feels so much darker when the bright lights come down and the markets close up for the season. In my quest to chase away the dark nights, I’ve been looking for cheery and unusual things to do in London. I’ve discovered the Boisdale of Canary Wharf and thought I’d tell you about some of the more interesting events they have coming up in the next couple of months.
Burns Night at Boisdale, 24 & 25 January 2013
Robert Burns was an 18th century poet and lyricist, long considered Scotland’s favourite son and national poet. Each year on 25 January, Burns Night is celebrated to honour his birthday and copious amounts of haggis and Scotch whisky are consumed. You might be unfamiliar with Robert Burns but you are surely familiar of his best known poem of all, “Auld Lang Syne”.
Boisdale consider themselves to be Scotland’s unofficial embassy in London and they promise a fantastic Burns Night on 24 & 25 January complete with Scottish pipers and speakers who will recite Burns’s work.
Booking is essential and you can contact Boisdale of Canary Wharf on 020 7715 5818.
Cocktail Making with Bacardi Rum, 18 February 2013
I love interactive food and drink experiences where I get to play with my food or take part in preparing it. Note, this is not the same as getting in a kitchen and cooking, which I’m sure many of you know I dislike! That is why I really like the sound of this Valentine’s week event where you’ll get the chance to make your own cocktails.
The event costs just £15, although Boisdale members go free.
Single Malts and Cheese Tasting, 18 March 2013
Wine tasting is so last century! Whisky tasting is all the rage now and following their successful whisky events last year, Boisdale present an evening of single malts and fancy cheeses. I visited some whisky and cheese shops when I was up in Scotland and I’m quite certain this will be a delicious evening.
Once again, the event costs just £15, but Boisdale members go free and can bring one guest.
So, if you’re looking for restaurants in Canary Wharf, look no further than the Boisdale. I’m quite eager on attending either the cocktail making or whisky tasting event, so let me know if you’d like to join us!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post but as always, all opinions and enthusiasm are entirely my own.