Beyond the Pantry: What's on this Week

Barbican Christmas Market | Now until 21 Dec


Enjoy 10 days of festive browsing as the Barbican Christmas Market returns for a second year at the Barbican Centre. Pick-up unique gifts and vintage and designer pieces as well as exploring the stalls from local food traders and exhibitors; tucking into the usual festive fare such as mince pies and mulled wine.

Tenu, Finnish Winter Pop-up | Now until 31st Dec


No doubt it’s a controversial decision but this Soho pop-up which launched last week is serving reindeer to its guests. Not seen to be an endangered source of meat in Scandinavia, they feel quite comfortable serving it amongst a host of other Nordic winter specialities. You’ll find a hostt of fish on the menu and the drinks list has some classic Helsinki botanical gins as well as natural wines. Dishes should be shared between a few. Read more here.

12 Days of Christmas with Biscuiteers Boutique | Wed 17th Dec


If you’re short on gift ideas and you’ve got the spare time to attend, this would make for a purely festive fun day and will save on more Christmas shopping. Send your loved ones delicious iced biscuits which have been decorate by your fair hand. Come to this class and learn how to ice each of the twelve days of Christmas, from the partridge in a pear tree to the drummers drumming and everything in between. Buy tickets here.

Coors Light Pop-up Ice Bar in Brixton | Now until Thurs 18th Dec


Its fair to say that while its been cold, conditions haven’t been artic this winter. Well if you’re missing the upper lip frost, Coors Light, have opened their very own alpine lodge with ice bar so you can challenge yourself to sit in -5 degree temperatures. You’ll also be able to enjoy one of their ice cold beers, as is or in a range of cocktails but be sure not to leave the glass to your mouth too long! Read more here.

Bite Street Food Market | Fri 19th Dec


Undoubtedly one of the final independent street food markets of this year, we’ll be down to enjoy the global cuisines on offer at Chrisp street in East London before its just turkey and sprouts for us all for the next few weeks. Grab yourself small bites, like the delicious savoury dosas or from £1 to something more substantial like a traditional gumbo. Read more here.