This year’s InTransit arts and culture festival in Kensington and Chelsea kicks off on Friday 18th July (running until the 27th July) – and what a better way to celebrate than at the official launch party, hosted by Shotgun Weddings!

Taking place in Acklam Village under the Westway on Portobello Road, this quirky wedding themed club night will see a night full of laughter, glamour and love! Come down to be a guest at the wedding…where you might even be in with a chance of being married off to someone else!

Shotgun Weddings

That’s right – two beautiful strangers will be (illegally and unofficially) married on the hour, every hour, celebrating in style with a full wedding package – that’s with a tiara and veil, bridesmaids, cake, mother of the bride, a trophy, free drink and wedding presents.

Will it be you racing up the aisle, or will you be present at the “wedding” of your nearest and dearest? Either way, put your best frock on and experience a proper wedding party – with cake, confetti, champagne, a best man speech and weird uncle Alvis: the in-house marriage counsellor and borderline alcoholic.

Come join Shotgun Weddings this Friday to celebrate a wedding spectacular, and the launch of the InTransit Festival!

Tickets for the night cost £12 in advance (£10 concessions), or £15 on the door. Tickets can be booked in advance online at www.shotgunweddings.org.uk.

Shotgun Weddings
8.30pm – 12.30am, Friday 18th July 2014
Salvage City at Acklam Village
3 Acklam Road
W10 5TY

We’ve written in the past about some of the exciting menus and events taking place at La Sophia – a local favourite on Golborne Road – which most recently included their New Year’s Eve festivities.

La Sophia

For Valentine’s Day this year, they’re also not disappointing their loyal regulars – as well as welcoming newcomers to come and enjoy this romantic day in their restaurant!

For Valentine’s Day evening, there’s a special three-course menu on offer, priced at £35 per person.

The menu:


Soup: Jerusalem artichoke soup, roasted shallots & white truffle oil & foie gras

Aubergine mille-feuille, grilled halloumi, chilli, tomato concasse, pecan & parsley pesto (V)

Hand-dived Scottish scallops, beef chorizo, parsnip & vanilla puree, lemon oil & parsnip crisps


Steamed wild sea bass fillet, spiced cauliflower, spinach, gremolata & aged balsamic

Herbs crusted lamb saddle, roasted butternut, saffron potato, black olives & tomato sauce

Three cheese ravioli, spinach, poached in basil pesto broth, fried heritage tomato & truffle crumbs (V)


Warm chocolate fondant & vanilla ice cream

Raspberry cheesecake, raspberry sorbet & mint coulis

Selection of sorbets or ice-cream


The will also be live jazz in the restaurant throughout the evening, from 6.30pm to after 11pm.

To book, please contact La Sophia direct on 020 8968 2200 or by emailing contact@lasophia.co.uk. For more details on La Sophia, please see www.lasophia.co.uk.

La Sophia
46 Golborne Road
W10 5PR

Chic family-run French restaurant La Sophia (46 Golborne Road, W10) are offering a very special Valentine’s Day menu over which you and your loved one can celebrate this most romantic of days. For just £40, this three-course menu offers a wonderful selection of starters, mains and desserts and truly reflects the restaurant’s philosophy of offering seasonal French cooking – with some Middle Eastern influences – based on carefully sourced, esoteric ingredients.

Take a peek at what’s on offer below, and be sure to make an advanced booking via La Sophia’s website or by calling 020 8968 2200 – spaces are filling up fast!

La Sophia’s Valentine’s Day Menu

Soup: Jerusalem artichoke with roasted shallots & white truffle oil (V)

Oven-roasted aubergine with fried halloumi, chilli, lemon garlic & mixed baby leaf salad (V)

Pan fried prawns with fresh chillies, tomato & basil

Potted Salt Beef with sourdough bread, rocket leaves & horseradish cream


Pan fried sea bass fillet with fried scallops, quinoa & saffron, lemon beurre blanc

Lamb two ways- roasted fillet & braised shoulder, gratin dauphinoise & its own braising jus

Grilled Beef fillet with hand cut chips & peppercorn sauce

Oven baked aubergine stuffed with ratatouille & goat cheese, served with yogurt lime sauce & mixed leaves (V)


Mixed Berries with creme fraiche & chocolate fondue

Apple tarte tatin with vanilla ice cream

Selection of sorbets

La Sophia

La Sophia
46 Golborne Road, W10 5PR
Website: www.lasophia.co.uk