RumFest, free food, and a pop-up cinema in a courtroom

London Freebie of the Week
Now in its seventh year, this Saturday, RumFest returns bigger, badder, and rummier than ever, with two days worth of tastings, presentations, food, music, and cane hooch. They’ve got over 400 different rums, and if you Tweet @Rumfest with the hashtag #AllTheRum, you could get a pair of tix absolutely free. More details here.

Thursday, October 9th: Having survived Carnival and Street Feast, Dub Plates Kitchen is back and giving away food. Really. Head to The Hoxton Pony tonight for Caribbean dishes with a bit of a London twist, like curry goat sliders, smoked jerk duck & pancakes, and crispy rice & pea balls. Just register for a table here, and be sure to wear stretchy trousers. Continue Reading

Friday, October 10th: Regular pop-upper Kome LA Streetfood is bringing its Korean/Mexican plates to the Dead Dolls Club. Grab Kimchi Quesadillas, Bulgogi Fries, and Kome Ssäm tacos late into the night while sipping on DD cocktails. Check out the whole deal, here.

Sunday, October 12th: Pop round to the Bussey Building where guys from Frank's rooftop cafe are starting up a new winter Sunday residency, which they're calling Roast on the Rye. With two- & three-course options for £10/£15, can you afford NOT to check this out?!

Sunday, October 12th: We are officially encouraging you to drink in court. Press Play is showing a screening of the classic law flick 12 Angry Men in the former council chamber at the Bethnal Green Town Hall, complete w/ New York-style edibles, boozy milkshakes, and leather armchairs. Get tickets and details here

Booking ahead: Ever wanted to see behind the scenes? Well, immersive theatre production, Backstage Tour, is taking over the brand-new Holborn branch of the Hoxton Hotel for one crazy night, taking you through the kitchens, restaurants, guest rooms, backyards, and more, and promising A-list celeb involvement. It includes all food, and a night in the hotel itself, too. Book now or regret it forever.