1. MUSIC (££): The Social. Wednesdays Hip Hop Karaoke Night – anyone can participate and rap on stage in front of a fun and casual crowd. This almost hidden, place right off Soho and Oxford Street is very unexpected and entertaining.
2. MUSIC (£) The Electric Ballroom, Camden. Spend a Friday night at the #1 voted metal night in London. Expect to hear alternative rock and classic old school metal!
3. MUSIC (FREE) The Old Blue Last, Shoreditch – March 21. “Punktastic” at the Old Blue Last – Say goodbye to BRITISH TEETH at their last ever gig! Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/588699877891330/
4. SHOPPING/FASHION (FREE-£££) Karl Lagerfeld’s debut store on Regents Street. Check out the newly opened store for Chanel’s creative director – includes bobbleheads!
5. ART (FREE) The Bookbed – March 20. See artist, Ruth Beale as she explores the role of the book in our lives and imagination.
6. ART (££) The National Gallery – March 19-June 15. Explore Renaissance art through Paolo Verones
7. SHOPPING/MARKET (££) Dandy Lion Market until March 22. Visit the Dandy Lion Market for vintage goods and affordable arts and crafts, for the hipster in you.
8. ART (£) Martin Creed Exhibit, Southbank Centre. “What’s the point of it?” allows visitors to walk through a forest of balloons. What more could you want?
9. FOOD (££) Cinnamon Kitchen. Award winning Indian food after your Holi celebration!
10. FOOD (££) Lucky Chip. The perfect cure for that mid-semester homesick feeling. Get your Britainized all-American lunch on.