Hero & Leander class the USA as their second home and so to celebrate Thanksgiving it is only right that we find out what London has to offer. For Americans pining for the holiday season back across the pond, and for those just simply looking for an excuse to start the festive feasting early, we have a roundup of some of the best Thanksgiving events and suppers taking place across the capital this Turkey Day.
Thanksgiving Dips at HIPCHIPS
London’s first crisp and dip cafe, HIPCHIPS, has created a selection of sweet and savoury dips to get into the spirit of thanksgiving. Playing on the traditional components of Thanksgiving dinner (think cranberry sauce, sticky honey glazed parsnips, pecan pie and pumpkins) HIPCHIPS’ freshly cooked, handcrafted heritage crisps will be served with dips including Cranberry, Cheese & Pecan and Pecan Pie & Creme Fraiche.
For more information please visit www.hipchips.com/
Raise A Glass With The Thanksgiving cocktail created by Long bar at Sanderson Hotel
The 1621 (named after the day it is thought Thanksgiving was first celebrated) is a fun celebration of the tastes of Thanksgiving served in a carved pumpkin and will be available to customers over Thanksgiving weekend, from the 23 – 26 November for £14 at Long Bar.
For more information please visit www.morganshotelgroup.com/originals/originals-sanderson-london/eat-drink/long-bar
THATMuse ‘Festive Feasting’ Treasure Hunt
Treasure Hunt innovator, THATMuse (which stands for Treasure Hunt at the Museum) has designed a brand-new themed hunt with all the indulgences of the holiday season in mind – ‘Festive Feasting’. On Saturday 25th November, Londoners are invited to embark upon a gluttonous gallivant around the V&A in search of foodie treasures from throughout history. The challenge is simple: scavengers must compete to find and photograph themselves with as many of the bacchanalian delights on their clue list as possible, within a given time.
For more information please visit www.thatmuse.com/en/about/
Celebrate the Finer Things in Life this Thanksgiving with Young’s
Whether you’re one of the many expats living in London or just looking for an excuse to indulge US-style, join Young’s in one of their Thanksgiving celebrations from 21st – 23rd November. Choose from a host of pub events, each one brought to you by a different premium bourbon brand, from a festive turkey feast and all the trimmings with Maker’s Mark; through to Bulleit Bourbon master classes with perfectly paired canapés; and a Thanksgiving themed creative cocktail mixology class, courtesy of Four Roses.
For more information please visit www.youngs.co.uk
Thanksgiving Dinner at Devonshire Club (20th – 24th November)
An opulent offering from one of London’s newest private members clubs, Devonshire Club will be serving a Trans-Atalantic feast to members and non-members alike throughout Thanksgiving week. This traditional feast will open with a rich New England Clam Chowder with Cornbread followed by a classic Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, Cranberries, Velvet Mashed Potatoes & Collard Greens. Dessert will be a suitably seasonal Pumpkin & Marshmallow Meringue Pie.
For more information please visit www.devonshire.club/
Give Thanks at The Savoy
With panoramic views of the River Thames, the stunning Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill, will be offering diners a luxurious yet informal dining experience this Thanksgiving on Thursday 23rd November. Whilst enjoying the lively atmosphere of the Art Deco-inspired interior, guests will be able to enjoy two or three courses from a set menu, featuring Beetroot Marinated Cured Salmon, Roasted Norfolk Turkey, and Traditional Pumpkin Pie, all to be washed down with a special Martini.
For more information please visit www.fairmont.com/savoy-london/
Turkey Day at The Imaginarium
Thanksgiving does not have to be solely about indulgence, it is a time to think of what we are thankful for and celebrate all the goodness in the world. This November, The Imaginarium will be hosting thankful thanksgiving feast with live music, ancient stories from Andrew Begay. The entertainment will be accompanied by the 12 dishes of soul food – 8 of which are vegan – created by Slap Ya Papa and inspired by the plentiful plates of Louisiana. Andrew Begay is of the Mud Clan, born from Red Streaking into Water People. A rare opportunity to experience the richness of Native American Culture directly, with a man who serves as bridge between his ancient, living culture and a modern experience of life. Andrew will be playing his flute as well as sharing the stories of his ancestors. The Imaginarium will be sharing proceeds of the night with three charities supporting indigenous communities and their rights and culture (Standing Rock, Del Pueblo Para el Pueblo and Cultural Survival).
For more information please visit www.designmynight.com/london/event-space/london-bridge/christmess-at-the-imaginarium/a-thankful-thanksgiving