Islington's The Old Queen's Head is hosting London's largest bake sale, with help from baking pros such as Meringue Girls, Bea's of Bloomsbury, E5 Bakehouse and Beigel Bake. There will also be DJs and a raffle.
The bake sale is in aid of International Women's Day, and all proceeds will go to charity Refuge, which helps sufferers of domestic violence.
I've had the pleasure of trying all of the aforementioned bakers, so I can tell you how wonderful this will be. The Meringue girls are the recently formed bakers who only use free range egg whites, British sugar and 100% cocoa, to mention a few of their ingredients. The result is flawless; meringues which taste amazing as well as looking incredibly pretty - they won me over at first bite.
Now I don't think Bea's of Bloomsbury needs an explanation. Their cakes are simply wonderful. Famously situated in Bloomsbury, their cupcakes are some of the best London has to offer.
E5 Bakehouse reminds me of a little coffee shop in Birmingham, which I regularly haunt when in need of a catch up with my girlfriends. E5 shop is fragranced with that familiar doughy and pastry-like scent which makes me go weak at the knees. Try their Wholemeal Miche - a 100% wholemeal sourdough bread. It keeps incredibly well, and it is divine spread with a little butter and served alongside soup.
I've yet to try Belgel Bake, but with the standard set so high by the former bakeries listed I've no doubt their baked goods will match up.
If you're a bit of a foodie I don't think it will take much to get you down to The Old Queens Head, but if you need any persuasion, just think of all the freshly-baked, local bites you'll get to try, buy and take home - I'm drooling already.