Fortnum Live Music

FORTNUM’S LIVE MUSIC NIGHTS

12 Feb - 28 Mar

Join Fortnum & Mason at The Royal Exchange every Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm for a series of exciting live music acts. Among the performers will be soulful singer Dee and her band – luring guests with mellow acoustics of old school R&B, jazz and blues – and the finely groomed The Gents.

Accompanying the launch of live music nights will be an array of new delicious dishes on the dinner menu.

To start, seared scallops paired with cauliflower, crispy pancetta and sprinkled with raisins and capers. Elsewhere on the menu, meat lovers will rejoice at tender Grouse Wellington and pappardelle with venison ragu, served with red cabbage and pecorino. To add a bit of theatrics to the dining experience, carabineros prawns are flambéed tableside before diners’ eyes.

 To end on a sweet note, diners can feast on caramelised crêpe Suzettes prepared and flambéed tableside, or indulge in a decadent alcoholic float, such as The Queen and Henry, a sweet concoction of Fortnum’s London Gin, pineapple and honey syrup, maraschino, strawberry ice cream and black olive, topped with soda.

Open all day Monday to Friday, 7am – 11pm

218-11-29 C&S Royal Exchange-6404

CHOCOLATE CAKE DECORATING MASTERCLASS

11 Jan - 21 Mar

Learn from the master bakers of Cutter & Squidge in this cake decorating masterclass, hosted by Cutter & Squidge at The Royal Exchange. This class will show you how to get more out of your baking, literally. You’ll learn how to assemble and decorate the iconic Chocolate Squidge Cake – affectionately known as the Kitchen Sink Cake – and discover how to use delicious brownie offcuts, spare toppings, biscuits and more to reduce your food waste in the kitchen and make an eco-conscious chocolate masterpiece!

At the end of the class, you can take home your finished creation to enjoy with friends and family.

Saturday 11 January – Saturday 21 March
Unit 23, The Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LL

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Fortnum’s Tea Adventure

15 Jan - 26 Feb

Experience 300 years of worth of Fortnum’s tea traditions and secrets with Fortnum & Mason at The Royal Exchange. In this special series of limited-availability masterclasses, Fortnum’s in-house tearistas will take you on a journey from leaf to the shop floor, giving you tips and tricks on tea-drinking ‘etiquette’ and the history of tea. Be prepared for tastings – and since no tea is an island, you’ll also discover their perfect biscuit pairings served alongside. Fortnum’s tearistas also won’t be afraid to answer those necessary, hard-hitting questions: how do you dunk a biscuit properly?

Following your exploration into the world of Fortnum’s tea, you’ll have the chance to enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant in the stunning courtyard at The Royal Exchange. Just ten spots are available, so if you’re thirsty for knowledge – or perhaps simply for an expertly made cup of tea – we recommend you book your spot swiftly.

Wednesdays until 26 February 2020
4-7 The Courtyard,London, EC3V 3LR

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

12 Feb - 31 Mar

In a series of original artworks commissioned especially for The Royal Exchange, illustrator Justyna Stasik explores the myriad forms of love in her distinctive, playful style. Stasik’s work expresses the emotion and energy of human activities and interactions, featuring bright colours, exaggerated proportions, relatable characters and familiar icons. Abstract shapes and squiggles add an element of the surreal in scenes that cleverly convey the duel reality of the physical and the imaginative worlds we all inhabit.

Visit The Royal Exchange to see Stasik’s The Closer We Get brightening up our main entrance until the end of March, and keep an eye on our journal and social channels to see the rest of the series as we unveil each piece throughout February and March.

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WHERE LOVE IS

14 Feb - 31 Mar

Explore The Royal Exchange with our LOVE IS… trail. Discover an array of love-themed products and experiences within our specialist boutiques, from sweet treats and uplifting artworks to personalised purchases and specialist workshops

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Modern Love Is…

25 Mar

Join us at The Royal Exchange on 25 March for a fascinating panel discussion event on the topic of Modern Love. Co-presenters of the Project Love podcast, Selina Barker and Vicki Pavitt, author and love expert Laura Mucha and journalist and broadcaster Mariella Frostrup will be joining us to discuss how we perceive love, how to build impactful and lasting relationships and the science behind love. Tickets for this event are on sale now via the link below.

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Complimentary gift wrapping at Cutter & Squidge

16 Mar - 22 Feb 2020

Visit Cutter & Squidge at The Royal Exchange from Monday 16 March and receive complimentary gift wrapping – with a ribbon and mother’s day gift tag – for any Mother’s day selection boxes, biskies or full cakes purchased.

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LEICA WINTER PHOTO WALK WITH JOSH EDGOOSE

15 Feb - 15 Feb 2020

Join London based street photographer, Josh Edgoose (aka spicy.meatball) for a winter photo walk, looking at how to get great images even on grey days. Starting at the Leica Store City at The Royal Exchange, Josh will lead you through Leadenhall, St Dunstan with a final stop at Borough Market.

Saturday 15 February 2020
10:30am – 1:30pm
Unit 18, The Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LL

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Valentine’s Speed Dating at Fortnum’s

11 Feb - 13 Feb 2020

This Valentine’s Day. Fortnum’s at The Royal Exchange teamed up with leading speed-dating company, Original Dating, to bring like-minded individuals together over three themed evenings over your favourite tastes and tipples. Whether you abide by a plant-based diet, favour the Fortnum’s classics or have a passion for cheese and wine, Dining with Strangers promises a glittering setting, a convivial atmosphere, and Fortnum’s specially curated food and drink to help you navigate any lulls in conversation.

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VEGAN CAKE DECORATING MASTERCLASSES FROM CUTTER & SQUIDGE

11 Jan - 25 Jan 2020

Have your (vegan) cake and eat it too with a series January-friendly masterclasses from Cutter & Squidge at The Royal Exchange. Enjoy a glass of prosecco whilst you create your own masterpiece – you will have the chance to recreate the design of Cutter & Squidge’s signature vegan blueberry and lemon cake, as well as honing your culinary skills and learning how to bake and decorate with all-natural ingredients!

12pm – 2pm
Saturday 11 January – Saturday 25 January
Unit 23, The Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LL

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Fortnum’s Burns Inspired Dinner

23 Jan - 23 Jan 2020

Join Fortnum’s at The Royal Exchange to celebrate the life of the Scottish bard with a traditional and delicious Burns-inspired supper. In the Royal Exchange’s glittering central courtyard, you and your guests can tear the tartan over a four-course menu of traditional and delicious Scottish dishes, including Fortnum’s Piccadilly Smoked Salmon with Soda Bread; Haggis, Neeps and Arran Victory Tatties with Whisky Sauce; a traditional “Atholl Brose” cranachan; and Lanark Blue, Handmade Oatcakes with Fig and Fellen Chutney.

Start your Scottish feast with a Glenmorangie Whisky Sour or a glass of Fortnum’s Champagne, and enjoy each course paired with Fortnum’s wine or Glenmorangie whiskies. Finish with Fortnum’s classic tablet, tea and coffee.

Thursday 23 January
4-7 The Courtyard,London, EC3V 3LR

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Urban Veda Pop-Up at The Royal Exchange

21 Nov - 24 Dec 2019

Join Urban Veda as it opens its Ayurvedic doors to the streets of the City, joining the Royal Exchange’s exclusive collection of boutiques for the Christmas period. The skincare pop-up will also stay open until 8pm on 12 and 19 December. Shoppers who make purchases between 6-8pm on this date will receive a goody bag full of delicious vegan snacks, Indian spices and some Urban Veda skincare miniatures.

Thursday 21 November – Tuesday 24 December
29 Threadneedle Street, The Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LL

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Rococo Chocolates Pop-Up

10 Dec - 23 Dec 2019

Perfect for the season of giving, Rococo Chocolates joins The Royal Exchange this December.

The luxury chocolatier, known for its award-winning fresh truffles, caramels and ganaches, has an exquisite selection of confectionery to choose from presented in handmade gift boxes that come ribboned and ready for Christmas Day. From festive nibbles and aromatic limited-edition Christmas artisan bars to decadent truffle boxes, there is something to please all the family.

Tuesday 10 December – Monday 23 December
Unit 20, The Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LL

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Isabell Kristensen opens at The Royal Exchange

20 Nov - 23 Dec 2019

Fashion designer Isabell Kristensen comes to The Royal Exchange this December.  Browse a show-stopping selection of evening and cocktail dresses perfect for the party season at the exclusive Christmas boutique, and receive a festive 10% discount when making a purchase from the pop-up until 23 December when you quote ‘Royal Couture.’

20 November – Monday 23 December
Unit 14-15, The Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LL

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Christmas Masterclass at Cutter & Squidge!

07 Dec - 21 Dec 2019

Join London’s favourite all-natural bakery for a masterclass in cake-making at Cutter & Squidge at The Royal Exchange. Enjoy a glass of prosecco whilst creating your masterpiece, recreate one of the brand’s signature Christmas naked cakes, and hone your culinary skills as you learn how to bake and decorate delicious Christmas treats with all-natural ingredients.

Saturday 07 December – Saturday 21 December
Unit 23, The Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LL

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THE ROYAL EXCHANGE CHRISTMAS CHOIR SERIES

28 Nov - 19 Dec 2019

Throughout the festive season, the front steps of The Royal Exchange will be graced by an array of choral performers bringing cheer and goodwill to all, singing a range of musical genres. All-male ensemble Meantime Chorus, directed by British composer Simon Arnott, will kick things off on Thursday 28 November delighting audiences with its spectacular a capella renditions, followed by The London Gay Men’s Chorus who will take centre stage on Thursday 5 December, performing a diverse range of music to the highest technical standards. As well as their vibrant performances, the London-based ensemble is known for its outreach programme helping to eradicate homophobic bullying in schools.

On Thursday 12 December, audiences can enjoy a more soulful grove with the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir, whose contemporary gospel music has contributed to a number of charitable causes. And, in the final performance before Christmas, London City Singers ­– the award-winning women’s barbershop chorus, also directed by Simon Arnott – is sure to leave everyone feeling suitably festive on 19 December.

5.30pm – 7.30pm
Thursday 28 November – Thursday 19 December
The Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LL