GETTING HYGGE WITH IT
A new independent coffee lounge and event space has opened in Brixton. Created with the Chartwell Cancer Trust, House of Hygge is a destination dedicated to the Scandi art of slowing down. There’s free wifi, great coffee, beverages, and snacks, as well as yoga and wellbeing events. The charity café directly supports and funds the Chartwell Cancer Trust, and is currently raising funds to cover the full cost of the Virtual Conferencing System linking Kings College, Guy’s, St Thomas’s and The Princess Royal University Hospitals for the oncology teams.
41 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5TN. Phone: 0207 274 2374. www.hohlondon.com
SOUTH LONDON, SO HOT RIGHT NOW
During the last TimeOut Love London Awards, north London dominated the votes –and this must be remedied! The big celebration of small businesses returns with votes open from March 6-April 10, across 13 categories, including: the most loved local restaurant, bar or pub, LGBTQ hangout, cultural spot and others. Voted for entirely by Londoners, the winners will be revealed on 2 May. Cast your votes, and put Southwark and Lambeth on the map: timeout.com/lovelondon
GLASS HALF FULL
For a grown-up Easter treat, you can’t beat Il Gusto’s premium liqueurs and spirits, artisan vinegars and oils. Decanted into the bottle shape and size of your choice, all products bear a personalised message.
Easter Bunny with Chocolate Cream liqueur (created from a traditional Italian recipe): £12.40 for 200ml. Chocolate Cream with Old Calvados in a 2-in-1 egg-shaped bottles: £37.25 for 500ml. Order at: www.ilgusto.uk.com
The legendary Burt Bacharach is performing live with a full symphonic orchestra at Royal Festival Hall.
In his first London performance in two years, the musician is bringing to life some of his most iconic hits, including Alfie, Anyone Who Had A Heart, The Look Of Love, That’s What Friends Are For, and I Say A Little Prayer.
July 6 and 7 at Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX. Tickets: £40-£100. www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Tickets to Robert Smith’s Meltdown are already going like hotcakes. For the festival’s 25th anniversary year, the lead singer, guitarist, lyricist and songwriter of the Cure curates a who’s who of some of the most influential artists of the last 40 years of alternative popular music, including the Psychedelic Furs, the Church, Placebo, the Libertines, Manic Street Preachers, Nine Inch Nails, My Bloody Valentine, and many more. Meltdown is at the Southbank Centre from 15–24 June.