Top London hot spots to watch the FIFA World Cup 2018

Football. Love it or hate it. The World Cup is here. Howling and cheering crowds of people dressed in different national colors, the beer flows in streams and even football haters risk a glance or two at the screen. From June 14th to July 15th the Fifa World Cup 2018 takes place in Russia. Here’s our top pick of best pubs, bars and rooftop gardens in London to enjoy football with your colleagues, friends or family.

Pitch, Stratford

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At the Pitch you can tuck into some fantastic street food and wash it down with a wide selection of craft drinks while watching the World Cup. The best thing about the Pitch: Entry to most games will be absolutely FREE and, even the most popular games will be ticketed at just £5 a head, including a drink on arrival.  But don’t forget that the England games will sell out quick so get your bookings in now.

Boxpark, Shoreditch

Boxpark, the world’s first pop-up mall is famous for creating its mini foodie villages out of refitted shipping containers but did you know that they are also going to broadcast the World Cup? Get your tickets here.

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The Merchant Square Big Screen, West London

The Merchant Square Screen in West London will screen a number of the FIFA World Cup matches on their Pavilion Big Screen over June and July. Support your team and chill out on comfy seating whilst enjoying from the amazing retailers or street food vendors!

More information here.

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The Bud Boat, River Thames

We all know the problem. Your girlfriend wants to go on a romantic boat ride but you want to watch the World Cup. Why not watch the World Cup on a boat? Budweiser’s “Bud Boat” will set sail down the Thames for 14 games during the tournament, with DJs keeping the party going long after the end of the game. Pre-booked tickets start at £10, find them here.

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How to Nail an Office Move with no Digital Disruptions

We spoke to Telco Solutions last week and were posed the question on how businesses can best deal with office moves without the disruptions.

The reality is that no businesses should ever suffer from this in this new day and age, as we have access to all the latest tools to assist us to always stay connected and productive.

For us, it’s about one single easy solution: book adhoc work spaces and work anywhere, anytime.

You can read our latest Ellyot POV here

Virtual exhibition: The Jackson Art Open Painting Prize

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The Jackson Open Painting Prize is to recognise excellence in original 2D fine art or drawn media. The competition which excludes art generated through computers, manipulated artwork, 3D works and photos offers an online showcase and prizes for contemporary and traditional visual artists, both established and emerging.

Interestingly, although the competition excludes digital art, the exhibition itself is all hosted online. It also means there are no barriers to international entrants, entries from artists in any countries and of any age are welcomed to the Jackson Art Open Painting Prize.

2016 saw Jackson’s run its inaugural major art prize. The competition (JOAP 2016) saw 300 entries submitted from all over the world, with many of the entrants submitting exceptional and original pieces.

The JOAP awards have a 2 tier selection and judging process, with the Jackson selection panel selecting a long list, then a panel of experts (made of Curators, gallerists and artists)  go on to select a short list and then the winners.

There are 4 category prizes (Watercolour, Acrylic, Oil and Drawing/dry media), each winning the prize of £1000. With an overall first place prize of £5000, 2nd place prize of £500 and £500 worth of Jacksons Art Gift vouchers, and third being the same

For more on the JOAP competition, click on the link: https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/jacksons-open-painting-prize-2017/

Bumpkin with Marissa Hermer from Ladies of London

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Marissa Hermer and her husband Matt Hermer are owners of one of Ellyot’s most A-list venues – Bumpkin. They have three branches in London located across Chelsea, South Kensington and Stratford (Westfield). Marissa is also a cast member on Bravo TV’s “Ladies of London” and Bumpkin features prominently in the popular reality series. Series two kicked off with an explosive confrontation when Marissa chose to host her annual Thanksgiving dinner in the Private Dining Room at Bumpkin South Kensington to the dismay of another cast member who hosted her own duelling event at home. Fans from around the world continue to visit Bumpkin and try her signature cocktail and favourite sticky toffee pudding.

Bumpkin offers a comfortable home-from-home for city folk who like a little country living.

Check out the space on ellyot.com/

Vibey work-space in King’s X – Generator London

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“I think the highlight for me as the Events Coordinator for Generator London is always working with such an eclectic mix of clients. Everyday is a new vibe, from creative start up and social influencer events, right through to massive global brands and companies.

Our biggest event was for 500 people from one of the UK’s leading health and fitness companies and it was a massive success with so many good memories forged. On the flip reverse of that the day after I was hosting 20 people from a small tech start up, so it’s incredibly varied but just such fun.” (Nathan Roberts)

Generator is located in the heart of Central London, next to King’s Cross station. Unlike any other hostel, it’s a really creative environment with tons of little quirks and features and no matter what you’re up to there’s a space for it.

You can book this space – Search Ellyot for iOS on the appstore or head to ellyot.com.

The Workers’ Cafe – Hackney, London

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“There was this one time where we were too cool for Harry Styles of One Direction (or more likely the other way round). Back before we made sandwiches and all the other things we make now, we only sold soups that are made by an amazing French/Iranian chef. Anyway, Harry waltzed in with his mate and bluntly asked “Do you do food?” to which I replied affirmatively and offered him a sample. One of our customers, a friendly Scottish girl, saw he was hesitant and encouraged him to try the sample as she’d just had the soup and loved it. He mumbled something to his mate, declined just as bluntly as his introduction, and they left. After a short pause, the girl asked me, “…was that Harry Styles?” I said, “Yeah, I think it was.” and we both carried on with our evening. And that was that. I must say though, I was much more starstruck when the storyboard illustrator for my favourite cartoon The Amazing World of Gumball came in to try out our co-working space for the day! I’ll admit I fanboyed pretty hard that day.” (Mike, manager of The Workers’ Cafe)

The Workers’ Cafe is located in Hackney, London. As well as their fascinating, creative, professionals with diverse careers and backgrounds, they are the only place that offers the setting of a cosy, independent cafe with the purpose of a co-working space.

You can book this space with Ellyot. Download the app and check us out on ellyot.com/

modern tree house – LA

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This is a Modern Tree House Inspiration by RPA architect. Located in Nichols Canyon, Los Angeles, California, Banyan Tree House, compact design house including art studio and holiday weekend with a view of downtown Los Angeles. It is inspiring – and inspired! – A tree house made of wood and glass sanctuary from the hustle of everyday life. Wooden structure is 12 meters on steel supports, and on the basis of a large pine tree. In keeping with the theme of course, this study was completed in luxury organic range of ready-tree branches, mahogany windows and roof Rheinzink. RPA

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Haus B | Germany

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In a heritage listed environment at the foot of the vineyards on the Rotenberg, this new home for a young family has been created. The historic building law with cultural heritage constraints and the difficult dimensions of the building grounds were initially quite an obstacle and did restrict the wishes of the building owners. Within these narrow constraints a pure home is created, a home with frugal details and apt quotes of past building traditions.

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The shell of the home is all white. It is intended to trace the historical setting demanded by preservation of historical monuments and to illuminate it in it´s new glace. A single format for the windows with clean shutter elements opens up the facade and acts as frame for the desired vistas of the vineyards. Narrow frame profiles and flush windows give the home`s shell a skinlike apearance. The shutters` design contains historic ornaments, creating a connection to the building`s predecessor.

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