Final Lockdown Phase Postponed

The dreaded news has finally arrived, after many whispers and rumours, the restrictions that were due to be lifted on June 21st have been pushed back. Boris Johnson revealed in a news conference that there will be a delay in the next phase of England’s reopening on Monday, extending the Covid restrictions. The lockdown restrictions will be delayed by four weeks, from 21st June to 19th July. 

Recent figures delivered from Public Health England, reveal that 42,323 cases of the ‘Delta variant’ of the coronavirus that was first identified in India, have been confirmed across the U.K.. This is an increase of 240% from just last week.

Johnson has declared that the delay allows for more people to receive their second COVID-19 jab before all restrictions are due to end. It is expected that around two-thirds of adults will have been offered two doses of the vaccine by 19th July.

There has been a social media outcry of petitions and uproar surrounding the decision, with the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) providing figures that 700,000 jobs have been lost within the nightclub industry and that billions of pounds have also been lost in revenue. Michael Kill, NTIA CEO, has said, “Night time economy businesses have waited patiently for there opportunity to open for over 15 months, many have not survived, some are on a cliff edge, hundreds of thousands of jobs have been lost, a huge pool of talent has been swept away and left to suffer extreme financial hardship.”

Nightclubs aren’t the only events having taken a hit, with many festivals and live music events having also been canceled or postponed, disappointing festival-goers, organisers, artists and staff- costing tens of thousands of pounds in fees and lost income.

To hear more from Michael Kill on all things London Nightlife, make sure you sign up for the Hospitality Titans’ Breakfast with Champions: Breakfast with Champions – Hospitality Titans

Of course, it goes without saying that all eyes have been on the Euro 2020 Football Championship, with many sports fans holding their breath to be able to attend a full stadium. The postponed date will continue the limited capacity venues, with large outdoor venues capped at 10,000 or just 4,000 for smaller venues.

Tips to help you get through lockdown:

Get Outside!

With the summer days approaching, now is the perfect time to walk with your family, friends or pets. Attend outdoor events and keep your calendars full, keeping in line with the COVID social distancing restrictions, making memories and staying safe.

Support Local Businesses

By supporting a small business, you’re supporting a vital part of your local community that will keep businesses afloat and thriving, ready to continue back as normal once restrictions have been lifted.

Focus on the Facts

There is so much overwhelming information online surrounding the coronavirus, with many false facts or speculation spread across social media. Stay informed and keep updated by looking at the NHS or official Government guidance website.

The History of Brunching

One of life’s pleasures that the pandemic took away from us was brunching. Who didn’t miss gathering with friends, sipping Mimosas and enjoying a wide range of delicious dishes?

Thankfully, we are now able to spend our weekends brunching with friends, instead of laying down on the couch for the whole day, gazing longly out of the window.

We all love a good brunch, but not many people know the history behind this original meal. For this, we should all thank Guy Beringer who coined the term in Britain in 1895 to describe a Sunday meal for “Saturday-night carousers”. 

The author was inspired by his own hangover to write the essay “Brunch: a Plea!”. The term was a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch, which was described very similarly to the concept of brunch we are familiar with: rising late, gathering your mates and chatting the afternoon away. 

Brunch in 2021

We all know that Londoners love brunch. From bottomless prosecco to beach brunch and karaoke, brunch themes are ever-growing.

Temakinho London is no different. With the help of the Posh Cockney team, Temakinho will kick off its brunch offering on Old Compton Street on the 26th of June, before taking the party to Tower Bridge the following week.

Temakinho gives a new meaning to the concept of traditional brunching by adding a touch of Japanese and Brasilian culture. Forget the traditional eggs benedict and be ready to immerse yourself into a vibrant atmosphere. 

“Brunch … is cheerful, sociable, and inciting. It is talk-compelling,” Beringer claimed in his essay. The Posh Cockney team definitely agrees with him, therefore, we made sure to build a dynamic and entertaining space where to spend your Saturday with family and friends. 

Live music to keep the spirit high, original nipo-brasilian dishes and plenty of tropical cocktails. What’s not to love? 

If you are interested in joining our party, don’t forget to pre-book a ticket as we will only accept reservations on that day.

Posh Cockney is always in search of exciting and original ways to market their clients. The Temakinho brunch is only one of the many initiatives we have developed this year. If you are interested in finding out more about the campaigns Posh Cockney could develop for your business, get in touch today.

Taste of London

Food Festivals to look forward to this summer

Summer 2021 is fast approaching and we want to share with you some of the most exciting and highly anticipated food festivals that are coming our way. We no longer have to witness those empty streets, closed businesses or cancelled events- it’s time to fill those calendars. You don’t want to miss out on these perfect foodie days out!

London Festivals

London Craft Beer Festival

When: 13th, 14th and 15th August 2021

Where: Tobacco Dock, London


London Craft Beer Festival


Picture being sat in the sizzling heat, surrounded by friends, funk soul disco beats and a cold glass of world-class beer. London Craft Beer Festival is the capital’s favourite celebration of craft beer with over 100 world-class breweries expected to pour 100s of heavenly beers. Beer is not the only thing to be excited about at this event, with many pop-up kitchens full of delicious food and headliner music acts including Hip Hop Karaoke. 

For more info:

Taste of London

When: 7th-11th July and 14th-18th July 2021

Where: Regent’s Park, London

Taste of London

It really is all in the name with this magnificent food festival as it sets out to provide a next level food-fuelled garden party, welcoming the biggest of foodies and London businesses to indulge in 10 days of feasting. The festival is renowned for a huge mix of the most popular London restaurants, future food heroes and an overall vibrant atmosphere. This festival brings the best of food, tantalizing your tastebuds and so much more.

For more info: Home – Taste of London: The World’s Greatest Food Festival in London (


National Geographic Traveller Food Festival

When: 17th-18th July 2021

Where: Business Design Centre, Islington, London

National Geographic Traveller Food Festival

This prestigious festival is making an unmissable comeback, offering foodies an action-packed two-day event from a celebrated publication that promises an unforgettable culinary experience. Where else will you be given the opportunity to be a part of such an extraordinary and immersive occasion that welcomes you to taste food and drink from across the globe. You are invited to hear from experts in the field including your favourite chefs and cookbook authors as well as, join masterclasses to take home with you food inspiration and top tips.

For more info: Home – Food Festival 2021 | National Geographic Traveller (UK) (


If you’re wanting to venture a bit further outside of the streets of London, there are also some impressive food festivals across the UK that you will most certainly want to get your teeth stuck into. 


Festivals in the UK

Bigfoot Festival

When: 18th-20th June 2021

Where: Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire

Bigfoot Festival

The Bigfoot Festival is making its debut this year and we can’t wait to welcome it with open arms! It sets out to take place in a picturesque destination, by a beautiful lake and the grounds of Ragley Hall. It is the world’s first craft beer music festival that is open to all, equipped with a diverse programme that offers bundles of family-friendly fun from day to night. The ethos stating indy, artisan, small food and drink business are all at the heart of the Bigfoot festival.

For more info: Bigfoot Festival — 18-20.06.21


Paul Ainsworth’s Travelling Feast

When: 6th-20th August

Where: Cornwall (from Boconnoc to Padstow)

Paul Ainsworth’s Travelling Feast

Paul Ainsworth, the Cornwall-based celebrity chef, has created a new and exciting roadshow that has been described as the ultimate staycation and festival this summer! The festival will be setting up shop across idyllic views across the Cornish coastline, accompanied by award-winning chefs, mouth-watering grub and intimate gigs. The perfect opportunity to be a part of an impressive food journey where you are able to pick as many routes as you please. Camping has never sounded so good!

For more info: Travelling Feast

And of course, it is important to mention that the festival’s above are following Government guidelines to ensure that everyone attending is safe and secure. Oh and make sure you arrive hungry!