What’s On This Week

5  great things to explore this week! By Kaitlin Dunning.
shard-660Where To Take Her – View From The Shard

Watch out London Eye, it seems there is a new “view” in town. This brand new attraction just opened on the 1st of February. It is comprised of a multi-level deck. On nice days, you can go out onto the open deck, that is partially exposed to the elements. On less than pleasant days, you can enjoy the jaw dropping view from the enclosed deck. These decks are on the 68 and 72 floors of the Shard. This is the best view in town, with 360-degree stunning views of the city. Don’t worry, you won’t have to climb any stairs or ask Rapunzel to let down her long hair to travel to the top of this tower, there are high speed lifts that carry you to the top in 30 seconds. Beam me up, Scotty! If your Valentine’s day was less than impressive, this is the way to make up for it!

boisdale-660Where to Drink / Eat – Boisdale of Canary Wharf

Whether you are in search of a smart diner-esque bar with a brasserie menue, or the opposite vibe of a Scottish gentlemen’s club, you will enjoy your meal, drink, and entire evening at this strategically juxtaposed restaurant in Canary Wharf. It is brimming with Scottish cliches. Your favorite cliche will most likely be the waitress’s flirtatious tiny tartan miniskirts. Whether you are in the mood for cigars, a fine whiskey, canapes, steak, oysters, or something sweet, you are sure to find something on their menu that strikes your taste buds‘ fancy. Special events like cigar tastings are often on the calendar, and private dining is also available.

ansel-adams-wilderness-660Where To Go – Ansel Adams Photography Exhibit

Ansel Adams is an incredible twentieth-century landscape photographer. Calm seascapes, rippling rapids, cascading waterfalls, unpredictable geysers and the natural elements of ice and snow are all characteristic of his work. Adams is most fascinated with water, and its various forms of movement. Because of his work, the rugged American terrain has been able to be brought into homes all around the world. Adam’s photographs are mostly enjoyed and appreciated due to their pure and raw natural nature. At this exhibition, viewers will be able to experience some of his most famous photographs as well as his lesser known pieces.
frontline-660What To Watch On TV – The Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline

On Thursday evening, make sure to tune in to Channel 4. They will be playing Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline, a documentary about photographer Giles Duley. In 2011, this remarkable man was working in Afghanistan when he stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device, badly injuring him, and causing him to lose both his legs and one of his arms. After being hospitalised for a year, he has now received prosthetics to replace his lost limbs. He now plans to return to the same scene that left him so badly injured to document Afghans that have had similar injuries to his own due to bombs, landmines, and IEDs. This is not a lighthearted, warm-fuzzy kind of a documentary, it is serious and revolves around a devastating topic. However, it’s very well done and informative, showing both the character and strength of humanity.

A-Good-Day-to-Die-Hard-660What to Watch – A Good Day to Die Hard

Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney co-star  as father and son in this action-packed film. A Good Day to Die Hard didn’t skimp on any of the attributes of a good action film. Featuring terrorists, nuclear weapons, mass explosions, fancy gadgets, and a family business, this flick is sure to thrill all action lovers. We will let it slide that in previous Die Hard films, no one even knew John Mclane (played by Willis) even had a son. But, as it seems he does, ( Jack is played by Courtney) we will go with it. Just like its predecessors  this Die Hard film #4 is a smash hit, it’s explosive and it’s on fire! Ok enough with the action film puns…it’s a good watch.

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