By Charlotte Cox
Kitsch and cool dining, wall-to-wall raving and cocktails in the sky. Your weekend just got brilliantMore
DRINK: Snow Globe in the Sky
Anyone fancy getting high this Christmas? In the literal sense, we mean: 40 storeys up (not sure what you were thinking). Well, here’s your chance, at this gorgeous new festive pop-up at the top of The Gherkin. Its famous glass dome has been transformed into a real-life snow globe – think twinkly lights and powder-covered pines – as the private members’ club Searcys throws open its doors to the public. I.e. You. And best of all? This snow globe has cocktails – truffle and chocolate espresso martinis, egg nog – and is serving an afternoon tea full of puddings and macaroons. Which is just our kind of (sugar) high.
30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP searcysthegherkin.co.uk
NIGHTLIFE: RBMA Secret Rave
If there's one thing that Red Bull know how to do (other than keep us caffeinated), it's throw a party. And the good news is, they're at it again this Friday. Taking over a mystery location somewhere within the M25, the Red Bull Music Academy (the project devoted to all that’s beat-filled and brilliant) has come over all old-school, harking back to the day of underground raves by keeping not only the location, but the line-up under wraps until the day of the event. In fact, there are only three things about this that aren’t top secret: 1. That it’s happening this Friday (because we just told you). 2. That you can be there by tweeting #0800R1NG2RAV3, and checking Twitter for further details. And 3. That it will involve a mighty dance names. And perhaps caffeinated mixers.
4 Dec; free London location TBA redbullmusicacademy.com