5 cool date ideas this week 14/1 – 20/1

We hope you enjoyed last weeks suggestions, partied in the forest, rummaged through the retro-ness of the flea market and brunched to your hearts content. This week we’ve got a contemporary art fair, a secret garden, a pub quiz of sorts and we’re warming up to Burns Night.

Art Attack

London has the greatest collection of Art Fairs and kicking it off for 2019 is the London Art Fair. Returning to the Business Design Centre, the fair connects with galleries across the globe and brings them all to the capital. Contemporary and modern artists will be exhibiting their works on a range of mediums, to leave you brimming with creativity and artistic inspiration.

The Secret Garden

This little-known botanical haven will whisk you away to tropical lands! Stoll amidst some 200-plant species in the Barbican conservatory; open this weekend and selected Sundays throughout January and February. With a host of restaurants, bars and coffee shops in the Barbican, you can make a day of it.

A Megatron of a Quiz

Do you live, breathe and sleep Peep Show? The Jez and Mark kind of show – before you get carried away! Thank goodness for Netflix allowing us to get our fix of their awkward banter. This Wednesday you have the chance to put your knowledge to great use, in the Annual Peep Show Quiz of the year at MOTH club.

Oh Bonny Scotland

As we near Burns Night, people everywhere will be digging out their kilts, dusting off their finest whisky and practicing their Scottish dancing, ready for the West Norwood Ceilidh this weekend! A winter wonder that will warm your cockles with mulled wine and fill your bellies with haggis, neeps and tatties, and is set to be a Scottish spectacular.

Winter Lights

Blink and you’ll miss it – well maybe not! Canary Wharf will be lit up with masses of light installations and artworks this week. Sustainability and waste reduction are this year’s theme. Make sure you catch Floating Islands, a piece made from recycled plastic bottles with the help of the children from Tower Hamlets.