We are 1/12 of the way through the year already. Here are LondonOnTheInside‘s top 5 things going on in London during the shortest month of the year.
Miss Cakehead’s Anatomical Heart Pop-up, Shoreditch, Feb 8-10
‘Miss Cakehead, maker of sweet vaginas, returns this month with a three-day Valentine’s Day-themed pop-up, and isn’t that what everyone wants for V Day? Not only will there be sweet treats on offer, there will also be a whole host of quirky, unique gifts such as t-shirts, cushions and paintings. We’re sold on the rather real-looking heart in a box, because well… we’re a little sick like that.’
The Clove Club, Shoreditch, opening end of Feb
‘Following a cracking residency above The Ten Bells, Issac McHale (one third of The Young Turks), Daniel Willis and Johnny Smith are all set to open their new venture in Shoreditch this month, The Clove Club. Taking over Shoreditch Town Hall the venue will be split into two areas with a formal dining space serving a 5-course menu and a bar where small plates to share will be knocked up. Food wise think Buttermilk Chicken & Pine Salt and Razor clams Baked in Hay. Expect big things and a big waiting list too!
Urban Outfitters, Marble Arch, open now
‘Urban Outfitters has followed in the footsteps of Zara and opened a massive, brand new, uber flashy store in Marble Arch. The concept is ‘UO on view’ which means there will be a lot of glass, including a glass fronted fully functional display workshop and a walk-in glass shoe environment. We’re not quite sure what that means but it sure does sound impressive. What’s more there is a huge Topshop planned for just down the street. Does this mean us Londoners can finally avoid Oxford Circus and the mental queues? We can but dream…’
Sushinho and The City, Devonshire Square, opens 18 Feb
‘Sushinho, the Brazilian-Japanese restaurant, opens its second London branch this month. How the hell did Brazilian-Japanese come about? Well actually São Paulo has the largest Japanese population outside Japan. FACT. The restaurant will be located in a listed building and has a 10 foot sushi bar, cocktail lounge and private dining space. No doubt the city boys will lap it up!’
TOY, The Scala, 12 Feb
‘Psychedelic noise rockers TOY have erupted since we first caught their mass of hair and sonic explosions back in 2010 in the dingy depths of East London. So we’re excited to see the band are now set to play an NME Awards show at the Scala and it’s £12.50 – bargain. Their self-titled debut made our top 20 albums of 2012, and if you’ve not seen this lot before, you’re in for a treat, your heart might skip a beat…’