Spare a thought for our American cousins as haggis is still banned for import in the USA. Over here Smith & Wollensky will have a traditional piper piping in the haggis before the traditional Ode to the haggis. £59 per person.
3. CHINESE NEW YEAR –
The Chinese Year of the Pig begins. London’s Chinese New Year celebrations take place across the West End on Sunday 10 February. The New Year Parade kicks off with dragon and lion dances and hand-crafted floats in Charing Cross Road.
LFW returns to 180 Strand and for the first time is opening its doors to consumers with “London Fashion Week: Insiders”. You will be welcomed with a glass of Champagne and will be given full access to the hospitality lounge. Most exciting you can take part in a See Now, Buy Now catwalk show. Insider tickets are £135.
Visit Proud Galleries to see The Dior Collection, an exhibition of fashion photography showcasing the legendary designs of Christian Dior. This exhibition displays the iconic works of Mark Shaw, Norman Parkinson, Jerry Schatzberg and Bert Stern from polished editorial shots to behind-the-scenes studio snapshots.
Enjoy world class opera screened live from the Royal Opera House to your local cinema. Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades explores romantic passion and the dangerous thrill of gambling as this stunning production places Tchaikovsky himself at the heart of the action.
Thursday 7 February La Boheme
London Coliseum, WC2N
7.30pm. Running ’til 22 Feb