We’re back with our monthly update of what to do, both in North London and the centre too. Here are a few ideas we’ve come up with…
It will focus on many of the many influential women who have lived and thrived in this historic village, coming here to fulfil their creative and professional desires. From writers and poets to artists, politicians and medical researchers, Hampstead has been home to a huge variety of incredible women. Come and take a look at paintings, photographs and sculptures from the Victorian period to the present day. Entry is free and the exhibition runs until the end of March 2019.
2. London’s theatre scene is just as vibrant in the winter as the summer, so head down to Hampstead Playhouse to see the acclaimed “Cost of Living” make its UK debut. Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Martyna Mojok’s play takes a look at what happens when four different lives collide…and asks a few interesting questions about how and why we care for each other.? It runs until 2nd March so don’t waste time – book your tickets no
3. Pop down to Waterstones Bookstore at the O2 Centre on the Finchley Road for a book signing by the Michelle Harrison, the author of children’s book “A Pinch of Magic”.
Three sisters are trapped by an ancient curse. Three magical objects have the power to change their fate. Will they be enough to break the curse or will they lead the sisters even deeper into danger?
4. Make a visit to the British Museum (arguably one of London’s top attractions), which is only 15 minutes on the Northern line tube from Hampstead. Full of things to see, we’d recommend the no-cost exhibition currently showing that is devoted to Captain Cook.
To mark the 250th anniversary of his first voyage,this is a re-examination of the explorer’s relationship with the people of the Pacific. “Pacific Perspectives” looks at the ways Cook’s explorations are viewed in the places he visited and by descendants of the people he encountered. Objects from the British Museum’s collection associated with Cook’s voyages are displayed alongside contemporary artworks made by artists from the region.
5. Banish the winter blues with some ethical shopping at Wolf & Badger in King’s Cross (photo courtesy of Hipshops.com)
It’s full of offerings, and not just women’s and menswear – there’s also beauty and lifestyle brands and plenty of homeware and over 600 independent brands on offer. Wolf & Badger are definitely committed to social responsibility – they don’t sell anything made in a sweatshop, and neither do they believe in animal testing. Always anxious to showcase independent designers. this is a great way to help out the small business instead of the high street.
COVID – 19 UPDATE
LA GAFFE RE-OPENING 4th JULY 2020
There is light at the end of the tunnel!
After three very trying months of lockdown, which have been disastrous for all businesses, but necessary for public health, we now have Government permission to re-open our premises to the public.
However, Covid-19 has not gone away and we must all be responsible in our daily lives to help stop the further spread of the virus.
We have followed Government guidelines to ensure that we are ready to welcome our lovely clientele back to La Gaffe. Our already high hygiene standards have been enhanced to make sure that all our staff and guests can work and socialise in a safe environment.
Our restaurant and bar areas have reduced seating with the recommended gap between tables. There are hand sanitiser stations upon entry and we will be doing our best to reduce unnecessary contact. Seating will be staggered and reservations are preferred as we take part in the track and trace program.
We are taking reservations for our rooms. For the continued safety and wellbeing of our staff and guests, once a room is occupied, it will not be serviced on a daily basis. If your requirements are just a bed and you are happy to use the same towels and sheets for a few days, we are happy to help. Obviously, in this scenario, our rates will be reduced and we are here to help with any requests. Once a room is vacated, they are sterilised with products especially for Covid-19 and left empty for a minimum of 24 hours. This way we can provide peace of mind for all concerned.
We look forward to a time when we can return to what we were very fortunate to call normal.
Thank you to all and we look forward to welcoming you