What’s on International: London food and fine wine plus Stonehenge

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In our latest What’s on International article we head for the swinging capital.

28°-50° Chelsea
28°-50° Wine Workshop and Kitchen Chelsea offers French and modern European cuisine, seasonal dishes and an award-winning wine collection. The fashionable set that once strutted the iconic King’s Road has been replaced by… lovers of fine wine and food. It is housed In what was once a late Victorian bank – in the basement there are three huge bank safes, empty unfortunately. The period decor boasts oak and marble, dark velvets and wine crates. Executive Chef, Julien Baris, offers an à la carte menu but if you want something lighter try the charcuterie and cheeses selections. The fresh wines range “from affordable and quaffable to high-end even more quaffable”. They host regular wine tastings, workshops and themed dinners, and the expert sommeliers are always on hand. On the wall hangs a picture of the 28°-50° team harvesting the grapes from the company’s vineyard in the French Alps, a chateau also available on the wine list. 

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Stonehenge – British Museum
This iconic British monument has spurred myths and legends that persist today. In this special exhibition, the British Museum reveals the secrets of Stonehenge, shining a light on its purpose, cultural power and the people that created it. Following the story of Britain and Europe from 4000 to 1000 BC, you’ll learn about the restless and highly connected age of Stonehenge – a period of immense transformation and radical ideas that changed society forever. The human story behind the stones reveals itself through a variety of fascinating objects. Among these are stone axes from the North Italian Alps, stunning gold jewellery and astonishing examples of early metalwork. A remarkably preserved 4,000-year-old timber circle dubbed Seahenge also takes centre stage in the show, on loan for the very first time. 17 February – 17 July 2022. British Museum, London

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