London Lovin’: New Theatre Releases 2014

Now who’s excited?! 2014 will see a brand new season of remakes, rebrandings and new theatre releases in the London theatre scene. Grab your passes, 2014 is set to be an exciting year on the stage!
Here’s a few to get started:



From December 17 to March 8, Almeida Theatre’s acclaimed production of Ghosts transfers into the Trafalgar Studios. Directed and adapted by Richard Eyre from Henrik Ibsen’s play, Lesley Manville, Jack Lowden, Brian McCardie and Charlene McKenna will reprise their roles with Adam Kotz joining them as Pastor Manders.




The international cast for 2014 includes Jon Jon Briones as ‘The Engineer’, Eva Noblezada debuting as ‘Kim’, Alistair Brammer as ‘Chris’, Tamsin Carroll as ‘Ellen’, Hugh Maynard as ‘John’ and Rachelle Ann Go as ‘Gigi’. MISS SAIGON returns to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre.




The stage premiere of Shakespeare in Love, the acclaimed film that won seven Academy Awards, will open at London’s Noel Coward Theatre in the summer of 2014. Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall from the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love will be produced by Disney Theatrical Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions.



The Duchess of Malfi

Running from 14th January to 11th February at the Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Gemma Arterton plays The Duchess Of Malfi. Shameless’s Sean Gilder and Ripper Street’s David Dawson also joins this Jacobean tragedy – a production that is an ideal curtain-raiser Sam Wanamaker Playhouse’s first season.




Opens 8th February to 29th of March, Almeida Theatre reproduces George Orwell’s 1984 in its depiction of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance and incessant public mind-control. This ‘radical new staging’ explores surveillance culture, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.


London Lovin’: Wafflemeister

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Amidst the London rush hour, the lost tourist a.k.a Viktoria Jean was trying to get to the ice-cream store just across the street on South Kensington. At 6pm in the evening, walking against the crowd is no easy feat. Everybody seems to be dashing somewhere, moving fast ahead with their lives, going with the incessant flow. Meanwhile, the lost tourist stops for a Stracciatella gelato.

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Viktoria Jean

26 Cromwell Place
London SW7 2LD
United Kingdom

London Lovin’: St Christopher’s Place

The plethora of alfresco dining choices had me drawn in. The colourful interior beyond its ‘landmark purple clock’ delivered its promise of an eclectic shopping mix, right up the alley where London’s best bars and restaurants laid in wait. St Christopher’s Place sits at the heart of the West End and can be found between Selfridges and Bond Street station. I’m still a big fan of Pret A Manger’s latte, salad and sandwiches.

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Viktoria Jean

London Lovin’: 3 Cafès to try along Oxford Circus

Of many the indie and chain coffee joints along Oxford Circus,
I’ve made a list of 3 cafès I have to try when I’m back
(because seriously, I want to but can’t be downing too much caffeine)

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281 Regent Street
London W1B 2HE
Neighbourhoods: Fitzrovia, Marylebone

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11 Little Clarendon St

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40 Margaret Street, Marylebone
London, W1G 0JH

London Lovin’: Salads Galore

In an attempt to eat healthy, after weeks of body-damaging food & activities,
I’m (finally) faithfully eating my greens!

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The variety of salads at Pret A Manger is staggering.
Besides being so darn fresh this salmon couscous is actually very yummy!
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Also, my mom will be glad I’m not just eating chips, chocs and cereal for dinner in the hotel.
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Number One reason to love London: MARKS & SPENCER