Connect North London: FREE Monthly Networking Events!

Connect North London is a new FREE monthly Networking Event brought to you by NLCCE in partnership with Workspace Commerce.
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Christmas at the Crab Tavern

Have Fun at London’s Fanciest Christmas Party:

Fancy celebrating the festive season somewhere a bit different this year? Well then why not head to Broadgate Circle, one of the City’s most dynamic food and drink leisure hubs, where you’ll find our vibrant seafood restaurant and bar that merges New York style with classic west coast American fare.

The ideal spot to make merry with friends or colleagues, we can offer a variety of menus for parties large and small.

Available from 13th November until 31nd December, our festive set menu is a steal at only £27.50 for two courses or £35 for three. Fancy a lighter option? Then how about our unbeatable canape selection?

Whatever you choose, one thing’s for sure – it will be a celebration without equal at Crab Tavern.


Choose to host your party in the main restaurant or head downstairs to the Crab Tavern, with private bar, tailor-made for all private events where you can get together with all the trimmings.

Main Restaurant covers: 75

Private Dining covers: 8

Private Hire of Crab Tank 20 (including private bar)

Live Music at the Crab Tavern Provided by Music for LONDON

The Lord Mayor’s Show 2017

The Lord Mayor’s Show 2017 – 11th November – London.

The Lord Mayor’s Show 2017

The Lord Mayor’s Show is a procession of more than 6500 people, 165 horses, 20 bands and 35 carriages. Fully assembled it would measure over three miles long but it never is, as the route from Mansion House to the Royal Courts covers less than two miles.

The procession will set off from Mansion House at 11:03am, after a silent Remembrance. It is led away by the Band of the Coldstream Guards and at a steady marching pace they will take 27 minutes to get to the Royal Courts. The procession that follows is over an hour long, so the City’s sanitation department (who always bring up the rear) will reach the courts at around 12.30.

The return leg leaves Temple Avenue at 1.15pm and the tail of the procession arrives back at Mansion House at around 2.45.


Where To Watch
The procession travels out via St Pauls, then returns by Victoria Embankment. The liveliest crowd is from Bank to St Pauls between 11 and 12.30. For a less crowded viewpoint we suggest somewhere between Blackfriars and Mansion House station between 1.15 and 2.30.

Roads Closed For The Show
The Lord Mayor’s Show shuts down the City of London for most of the day. There is no road access at all, either in or out, and many bus services are diverted or interrupted. We regret the inconvenience this causes but the security of the Show is taken very seriously and no exceptions can be made.

Regent Street Motor Show 2017

Regent Street Motor Show 2017 – 4th November – 10.30am – 4.00pm – Regent Street, London, UK.

Regent Street Motor Show

A unique free-to-view London motor show in one of the Capital’s most famous streets. Displaying over 300 cars spanning 125 years of motoring from the earliest 19th Century veterans to the 21st Century cars of the future.

What is The Regent Street Motor Show?

– A showcase of 125 years of motoring including veteran, vintage, classic, and modern-day cars.

– Something for everyone with lots of things to see and do including interactive displays and entertainment throughout the day from 10.30am until 4pm.

– A family friendly environment with the Street pedestrianized from Piccadilly Circus to Oxford Circus.

– The usual shopping appeal of the “Mile of Style” with a great opportunity for some early Christmas shopping too!

…and best of all… It’s all completely free to view!

Under the Smoky Roof

107 mins
in Persian with EN subs
IRN | 2017 | dir. Pouran Derakhshandeh, with Merila Zarei, Farhad Aslani, Abdolfazl Miri, Behnoush Tabatabaei, Shahram Haghighat Doost
To say the least, Shirin, her husband and son don’t get on like a house on fire. Actually, a crisis follows another as resentment and regret haunt this family under the smoky roof. But will they manage to reconnect and find some sort of happiness again?

7 Things You Need To Know About Modern Britain #19: The Secret Life of Cyclists

The House of St Barnabas and BUG are excited to announce the next discussion in the 37 Things You need to Know about Modern Britain series.

Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott, Boris Bikes, Fixies – it’s never been cooler to be a cyclist. But what does the popularity of bikes and the way we ride say about us? The Secret Life of Cyclists is a panel discussion looking at the tribes and tensions surrounding modern cycling.

Why is it so popular? Why is it so dominated by middle aged men in lycra? Is it indicative of our modern obsessions with mindfulness and freedom? Is it the new golf? Featuring smug cyclists, vexed motorists and astute social observers, The Secret Life of Cyclists aims to sort out the psychopaths from the cycle paths.

Speakers include Tyres the cycle courier from Spaced Michael Smiley, broadcaster and cycling expert, author of ‘Get On Your Bike’, Rebecca Charlton, in a debate chaired by writer and journalist Stephen Armstrong.

The talk will take place on Wednesday 1st November in the beautiful chapel at The House of St Barnabas. Doors open at 6:30pm, the event will start at 7:30pm. Guests are invited to stay in our not-for-profit members’ club afterwards, to socialise in the bar and continue the discussion.

This will be the 19th event in the ongoing series, 37 Things You Need To Know About Modern Britain, which is a partnership between BUG and The House of St Barnabas, forged from a mutual desire to examine modern life and popular culture.

The House of St Barnabas is a charity whose vision is to create a future where lasting work is a reality for people affected by homelessness and social exclusion.

Italy Italy

110 mins
in Persian with EN subs
IRN | 2017 | dir. Kaveh Sabaghzadeh, with Hamed Komeili, Sara Bahrami, Homayoun Ershadi
Nader, a man obsessed with Italy, sings and dances his love to Barfa, from their encounter to their wedding in this delightful Iranian musical comedy adorned with references to cinema, literature music and, of course, Italian culture.

Drag Queen Halloween at The Ivy Soho Brasserie

Back by popular demand, The Ivy Soho Brasserie Drag Queens dining experience is returning for one day only this Halloween! Guests who dine for dinner at the Ivy Soho Brasserie on the 31st October will be hosted by two fabulous drag queens – Tiffaney Wells and Adora Dix. The entertainment and outfits that will be on show throughout the evening are sure to provide a spook-tacular experience. The Ivy Soho Brasserie is the only place to hide from the cold, dark night of all Hallows eve this year.
Tiffaney Wells and Adora Dix will be the Maître D’ for the evening, dressed in boo-tiful outfits and performing their special interpretation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show that is sure to give you a frightfully good time. This exclusive theatrical performance is available for one evening only. Consumers can book The Ivy Soho Brasserie’s Drag Queen Brunch online at or over the phone at 0203 301 1166.

The Ivy Soho Brasserie A la Carte menu will be available for dinner, from 6.30pm – 11:30pm, featuring an array of The Ivy Collection classic dishes from our Autumn Menu, such as Wild mushrooms on toasted brioche with grated truffle and Slow-roasted lamb shoulder with a mustard and herb crust, served with creamed potatoes.

The Ivy Soho Brasserie, situated on Broadwick Street in the heart of London’s Soho opened on 7 February 2017. With approximately 200 covers making up the main restaurant, bar and outdoor terrace, the restaurant is open seven days a week, offering sophisticated and friendly all-day dining to local businesses, residents, shoppers and visitors alike. As with its sister sites, The Ivy Soho Brasserie offers an all-encompassing, contemporary British menu serving breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks, cocktails and dinner.

House of Paper

97 mins
in Persian with EN subs
IRN | 2017 | dir. Mehdi Sabaghzadeh, with Parviz Parastui, Tina Pakravan, Setareh Eskandari, Mehdi Pakdel, Soraya Ghasemi, Alireza Kamali Nejad
House of Paper tells the story of a father and daughter, who are both journalists but from two different generations. Amirali has given up on work and love, tired of the unjust system he has had to endure throughout his career; while his daughter Sara is still idealistic and wants to pursue risky stories. A shadow from Amirali’s past reappears to bring him back to life, and put him back to work. But having two loud voices in the same house writing on sensitive political subjects attracts its share of danger.

The Human Comedy

100 mins
in Persian with EN subs
IRN | 2017 | dir. Mohammad Hadi Karimi, with Arman Darvish, Leyla Zareh, Hasti Mahdavifar, Niki Karimi, Bahareh Kian Afshar, Alireza Shoja-Noori
Following four stages of a man’s life, from childhood to old age, The Human Comedy tells a thrilling story of nostalgia and alienation, a story of a man who cannot be truly himself under the weight of Iranian society.