Tempus Hot List: November 2023
For those of us not quite ready to succumb to the festive season, Tempus has curated some of the hottest new openings, exhibitions and collaborations to enjoy throughout November, with not a whiff of Christmas in sight
Do some responsible shopping at Maker’s Mark x Phoebe English (Re)Made to Party Boutique
Combating the excess of the festive season and taking a stand against fast fashion, Maker’s Mark have teamed up with Phoebe English to create its pop up (Re)Made to Party Boutique and Bar, which will be open from 16-18 November on Shoreditch High Street. The boutique and bar – serving a range of festive Maker’s Mark cocktails, including Maker’s Mark Clarified Gold Rush, Kentucky Bubbly and Mint Julep – will be home to a limited eight piece capsule collection, inspired by Maker’s Mark distillery, Star Hill Farm, and created entirely using upcycled clothing and deadstock. Encouraging people to repair and not discard worn items, a complimentary tailor service will also be available on site to mend loved items and for those pieces in your wardrobe that are ready for their next home, a drop off donation point in partnership with Love Not Landfill will see your items go to charity.
149 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JQ
Book a stay at Broadwick Soho
London has been awash with new luxury hotels in late 2023, but bringing something a little more eclectic to the table is the brilliantly bold Broadwick Soho which has just opened its doors to much excitement. Flanking the entrance, its whimsical elephant mascots. Embracing the spirit of its vibrant neighbourhood, this 57 room independent hotel has been designed by industry favourite Martin Brudnizki whose signature, ostentatious aesthetic has injected a wonderful balance of glamour and playfulness to the eclectic townhouse style hotel. Guests can choose from four dining outlets – the intimate Dear Jackie serves up modern Italian cuisine, its little sister Bar Jackie is a street level café bar and terrace, Flute is its elegant rooftop bar, with wraparound terrace, inspired by a notable flutemaker who formerly lived on Broadwick Street, and The Nook is the hotel’s residents only lounge, complete with coffee, cocktails and a selection of vinyl records to choose from, curated by its Berwick Street record-store neighbours.
20 Broadwick St, W1F 8HT
Indulge in Afternoon Tea by Chef Patissier Benoît Blin at The Cadogan
Fans of two Michelin starred Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons in Oxfordshire will know the man behind its incredible sweet creations, Chef Patissier Benoît Blin, who has been working closely alongside Raymond Blanc at the restaurant for over 20 years. Now, for the first time, he is bringing a slice of that Le Manoir magic to London. Keeping it in the Belmond family, The Cadogan in Chelsea has unveiled ‘The Cadogan Lounge by Benoît Blin, offering guests an elevated Afternoon Tea Experience. Alongside exquisite sweets such as Blin’s signature ultra lemon cake and his flan vanille, pistachio and raspberry tea cake, savoury items include salmon gravlax croissant with quail egg, dill and cream cheese, a Cornish lobster roll with caviar, and an egg mayonnaise and Italian truffle sandwich with a parmesan crisp. Complement the experience in style with a crisp glass of Ruinart.
75 Sloane St, SW1X 9SG
Check out renowned fashion illustrator David Downton’s latest exhibition at Cromwell Place
This month, Gray M.C.A gallery returns to Cromwell Place with its exhibition ‘Theatre de la Mode’, a two week installation that celebrates one of the world’s most illustrious fashion artists, David Downton. With over a quarter of a century sketching haute couture under his belt, the exhibition curates a series of sketches produced for John Galliano for Dior, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Christian Lacroix, and Valentino, and will feature 20 new works that capture the theatre of fashion. Fans of Downton’s work can buy tickets to ‘It’s All True’ one off evening on 23 November with the artist himself, where he will take the audience through his life in fashion. ‘Theatre de la Mode’ is open now until 26 November.
4 Cromwell Pl, SW7 2JE
Indulge the senses at Tayēr Studios new pop up
Frequently placed high on the coveted The World’s 50 Best Bars list, Old Street favourite, Tayēr + Elementary, has announced the launch of its new hybrid concept, Tayēr Studios, merging gallery, shopping experience, and of course, cocktail bar, in collaboration with three of its favourite creatives. Showcasing works from perfumer Maya Njie, designer Martin Kastner and calligrapher Oscuro, the pop up is an exploration of natural ingredients and the use of raw ingredients across different disciplines. Each piece has been expertly paired with a limited edition ready to drink cocktail created by Tayēr’s award-winning team. Open from 15-26 November, Tayēr Studios is located on Shoreditch’s Redchurch Street at 7 Club Row and is open from 12pm-8pm.
7 Club Row, E1 6JX