BOING! Brings you a magical Christmas

BOING! made it as one of London’s debut performances at the Lilian Baylis Studio last year and returns this year promising a bigger and better performance at the Sadler’s Wells. BOING! is a children’s dance theatre production based on the magical moments in which two brothers experience leading up to one of the most special days of the year. Sadler Wells Boing

The play is cleverly set out on a huge bed in the centre of the stage which miraculously turns into a giant trampoline helping engage the younger audience throughout the show. However, do not be fooled to think this is child’s play as adults are also expected to be astonished with the performances. Offering a variety of comedy, break dancing and acrobatics it will keep both younger and older generations enticed till the very end. The play is directed by one of the best in children’s theatre Sally Cookson, and performed by the award winning Wilkie Branson and Joel Daniel so you are guaranteed to experience one of the best acts in British theatre to date.

This fast paced play is fun, festive and an all round exciting show making it the perfect entertainment for the kids and the family. It is one theatre production not to miss! So if you are interested do not miss out on a chance to witness a wonderfully animated Christmas show tickets are on sale now.

After building up an appetite watching an exhilarating theatre performance, why not head over to our THIRTY SIX by Nigel Mendham restaurant to try the capital’s finest cuisine? You can try our Dinner menu from just £42 for two courses or only £60 for three. Your dining experience will start at the Perrier Jouet Champagne lounge where you can sit back and relax with an exquisite glass of champagne and try some of our complementary canapés.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

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Try the Christmas markets for something different

London is possibly one of the finest cities to spend the Christmas holidays on the planet. Christmas is when our impressive city really does come to life. Offering entertaining days out like ‘Winter Wonderland’, Christmas markets and special festive events from music, arts, and the lively West End there is always something to enjoy at this time of year.

This season is an excuse to pile on a few extra pounds and take pleasure in the finest food and drink around. So if you are looking to experience food with a difference this Christmas then look no further as we have gathered together a few places which are worth a visit this December.

The bustling markets always provide a great opportunity to get up and personal with street cooking, to buy some tasty ingredients, to try locally prepared wines or simply to absorb their fantastic atmospheres.

The Real Food Christmas market which is held weekly (Friday-Sunday) on the South bank offers you an amazing variety of ingredients to use in your food this winter. “Straight from the fisherman, buying your ingredients from markets can give you tasty food at unbeatable value”. Surely food can’t get any fresher than this unless you grow it yourself! So if you want to get your hands on some of the best ingredients in the capital then head down to the Real Food Market.

If you fancy showing off your culinary skills and adding the wow factor to your Christmas dinner, then why not take a Carving Class at Hix Mayfair. The talented Chef Mark Hix will be hosting a session that will include a cheese course, dessert, and a bottle of wine per person and to top it off a cookbook signed by Mark Hi (which could also be a handy present for a Hix lover).

The Gingerline Clandstine winter dining experience is an exclusive Christmas dining experience which offers a great atmosphere and awesome food for those who are looking for something different. The menu is still to be confirmed, however the event promises five course meals, and lively entertainment. It could definitely become a highlight of your holiday, so be sure to consider giving it a try.

However, if you really want to treat yourself with some of the finest cuisine in London, why not pay our own THIRTY SIX by Nigel Mendham restaurant a try? We have an early-bird menu that is ideal for theatre, or in this case, market-goers. The early dinner meal has a choice of two starters, two mains and two fantastic desserts. It is only available from between 6-7pm Monday to Saturday. Prices are £31 for two courses and just £36 for three courses.

DUKES Wins World’s Leading Classic Boutique Hotel 2012

Last night DUKES LONDON picked up the award for the World’s Leading Classic Boutique Hotel with Outstanding Service 2012, in front of
hundreds of guests at a packed out World Travel Awards in Delhi, India.

Debrah Dhugga, our General Manager said “Wow, what a team I have! I am the proudest lady in hospitality. DUKES is very special and it is really an honour to be recognised and awarded both personally and for our team; they are the most important people without whom I am no one”