This Week in West London: 13th – 19th November 2023

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Ainu Stories: Contemporary Lives by the Saru River

Japan House London

101-111 Kensington High St, W8 5SA

Running from: 16th November 2023 – 21st April 2024

If, like us, you like to take advantage of London’s free events, then why not pay a visit to Japan House London this weekend? A new exhibition, Ainu Stories, opens on Thursday and allows visitors to experience Ainu culture for themselves. Ainu culture predominantly exists in the south of Hokkaido, an area within the Biratori region of Japan. This exhibition will highlight some of the culture’s most distinct traditions, as well as analyse language and policy, providing exhibition goers with a well rounded and informative display of the culture’s core values and practices.

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Como Garden

37- 45 Kensington High St, W8 5ED

We simply adore tapas restaurants — ordering a selection of small plates to create the perfect meal is the best way to satisfy your taste buds while allowing you to sample a number of dishes from the menu. Como Garden is a modern and chic Italian tapas restaurant in the heart of Kensington, which offers mouthwatering, traditional favourites as well as a stunning interior, making it an excellent location for dinner with friends or a romantic date night.

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The Owl & Monkey

19 Harrington Gardens, South Kensington, SW7 4JS

For a beautifully decorated and opulent drinking experience, head down to The Owl & Monkey for an end-of-the-day tipple. This venue boasts a lengthy cocktail menu, which showcases a number of classic and signature cocktails, including The Night Owl. This cocktail combines blended whiskey, pomegranate molasses and strawberry and raspberry coulis with rich dark chocolate to create a sweet and flavourful drink.

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