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October 2015
£25.00

Wine Tasting at the prestigious Somerset House

October 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at the beautiful bar at Pennethorne’s (located in the recently refurbished New Wing of the prestigious and iconic Somerset House) for a fabulous evening of wine tasting. You’ll enjoy a Prosecco reception before we retire to their private Drawing Room, where Caroline Brangé – former Head Sommelier at 28-50 Mayfair – will guide you through the tasting. Prepare to learn about grape varieties, production and focus on the different aromas; identifying the different flavours of each wine. There…

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£17.00

The Old Operating Theatre Museum: After Hours

October 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Operating Theatre,
9a St Thomas St
London , SE1 9RY United Kingdom
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Imagine a life without anaesthetic. Now step back in time to when that was the case. Join The Side Room at our After Hours museum visit to The Old Operating Theatre – the most unusual museum in London and the oldest in Europe. Hidden in the timbered Herb Garret (the space under the roof where the St. Thomas’s Apothecary used to store and cure herbs), and part of the old St Thomas’s Hospital, few museums have such a strange and…

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£10.00

The Spotlight Debates: The US Election – Part 1

October 28, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Castle,
34-35 Cowcross Street
London, EC1M 6DB
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Hooked by House of Cards, but don’t know your Primaries from your Caucuses? This month we’ll be debating US politics with three high-profile women; a Democrat, a Republican and The Guardian’s former Open Editor in New York.   OUR PANELISTS ARE:   KARIN J ROBINSON: Vice Chair of Democrats Abroad, UK and ex Regional Field Director for Americans Abroad in the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign. She has frequently appeared in the media discussing Democratic politics, including appearances on Sky…

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November 2015
£24.00

Tequila or not tequila – it’s all in the tasting!

November 11, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lacey Contemporary Gallery,
8 Clarendon Cross
London , W11 4AP United Kingdom
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Join The Side Room for a unique evening of tequila tasting – the perfect introduction for anyone wishing to learn a little more about tequila; its history; production; tradition and why you should never shoot it! Our fabulous expert – Melanie Reeves – will guide you through the best way to taste it (and not a shot glass, slice of lime or worm in sight!); understand the different classes/types; texture; aroma; subtlety of flavour and what the effects of barrel…

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£22.00

It’s Beaujolais Nouveau Time! CANCELLED

November 19, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Castle,
34-35 Cowcross Street
London, EC1M 6DB
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It has long been a French tradition to celebrate the release of the new Beaujolais wine – just a few weeks after the grapes have been harvested – on the third Thursday in November.  And we at The Side Room love a good tradition, especially when it involves wine! You will be in the capable hands of our fabulous wine expert Melanie Reeves (previously a senior Sommelier at Vinopolis) who will guide you through the tasting of this new vintage…

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December 2015
£15.00

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: After Hours

December 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Petrie Museum,
Malet Place
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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The Petrie Museum of Egyptology: After Hours The Side Room presents a rare opportunity to join a private viewing of a most fascinating Egyptian collection at the thoroughly unique and quirky Petrie Museum. There are more than 80,000 objects mainly collected by women archeologists in the early 20th Century, making it one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese artifacts in the world. Arrive to a champagne reception before being treated to a talk and tour by Museum Curator Dr. Alice…

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March 2016
£13.50

The Spotlight Debates: Sex & Sexuality – SOLD OUT

March 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Petrie Museum,
Malet Place
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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SEX! Now that we’ve got your attention we will be celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) with a Spotlight Debate Special exploring sex and sexuality – from Egyptian times to present day – with three women, who don’t ‘hold back’ when it comes to sex talk but always put women at the forefront of whatever they do. Sip champagne whilst wandering around our fabulously quirky venue – The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology – before taking your seat for the discussion;…

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£20.00

The Art of Gin Tasting

March 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lacey Contemporary Gallery,
8 Clarendon Cross
London , W11 4AP United Kingdom
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THE ART OF GIN TASTING Now that dry January is over why not treat yourself (or a friend) to a unique evening of gin tasting that’s perfect for novices and experts alike? Our fabulous gin expert will provide the gin-formation on different styles – classic and contemporary – and their reputation from mothers ruin to fashionable tipple du jour, whilst you delight in the marvellous botanical alchemy that goes into making it. We will be returning to the stunning Lacey…

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April 2016
£24.50

Wine Tasting at the Prestigious and Iconic Somerset House – SOLD OUT

April 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pennethorne’s,
West Wing, Somerset House
London , WC2R 1LA
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WINE TASTING AT THE PRESTIGIOUS AND ICONIC SOMERSET HOUSE Join us in the beautiful Pennethorne’s Drawing Room (located in the recently refurbished New Wing of the prestigious and iconic Somerset House) for a fabulous evening of wine tasting. Prepare to learn about grape varieties, production and focus on the different aromas; identifying the different flavours of each wine. There will also be a selection of cheeses to accompany the tasting. This evening is for wine experts and novices alike and…

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£10.00

The Spotlight Debates: Women in STEM: The Gender Imbalance

April 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Castle,
34-35 Cowcross Street
London, EC1M 6DB
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The Side Room | Women in STEM | Events for Women in London |

THE SPOTLIGHT DEBATES: WOMEN IN STEM; THE GENDER IMBALANCE Join us for the next in our series of debates exploring Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM); the gender imbalance Our panelist are:- BETTY AZARELLI: Vice-chair of Women in Nuclear (WiN) UK and member of International Women in Engineering and Science (INWES) DR EMILY GROSSMAN: Science communicator, broadcaster, educator and expert in molecular biology and genetics JACQUELYN GUDERLEY: Co-founder of the Stemettes (a social enterprise inspiring girls to pursue careers in STEM),…

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