Update October 15th – This article was written before the new Tier 2 restrictions were announced. Events featured should still be on, but please check relevant websites before heading there and adhere to the new rules.
The weekend is fast approaching and London has an abundance of goings-on to spoil us with, whether you’re a foodie, film buff or fashion fiend.
Here are our top 10 – all COVID and curfew approved, of course.
If the weekend means jumping off the wagon for you may we suggest taking a trip to Daylesford, where they are offering bottomless, we repeat bottomless pizza and prosecco.
Available at the restaurant and deli’s Brompton Cross outpost near Sloane Street, diners can pay £26 for non-stop pizzas with toppings such as Truffled Mushroom or Tomato, Chorizo, Olives and Wild Garlic Pesto AND free-flowing Prosecco.
Saturday lunch just became the new Saturday night.
Sneakheads, listen up. Iconic London shopping destination, Burlington Arcade, are adding a new destination to their luxury portfolio this weekend – shoe boutique, Kick Game.
Offering limited edition footwear from the most sought after brands in the trainersphere – think Off-White, Yeezy, Nike and Adidas – the boutique is a must-visit destination for anyone mad about kicks. There will also be collections exclusive to Burlington Arcade’s customers, including the largest Air DIOR collection in the UK, sellout Supreme x Louis Vuitton footwear, the renowned Air Jordan Satin Bread (the only 501 pieces in the world), and collections of Jordan Banned AirShip Pro.
In short: trainer porn for those so inclined.
Trainers not your bag but like to spend your weekends ticking another brunch off the London list? Say hello to The London Brunch Experience, the capital’s most lavish bottomless brunch.
The theme is "1950’s Havana," so expect incredible live beats, vibrant decor and Instagram ops a plenty.
Taking place in a secret Central London location, the brunch won’t just leave you belly-full and a little giddy from cocktails, but fully immerse you in live music, energising dancers and much more.
The theme is “1950’s Havana,” so expect incredible live beats, vibrant decor and Instagram ops a plenty.
The London Brunch Experience will take place every Sunday from 18th October. Tickets from £95.
Secret Central London location.
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I Am Greta Film Release
You know her name, you know her message and now you’ve got a front row seat to learn all about her story.
Greta Thunberg has taken the world by storm with her politically charged environmental activism, and now you can watch all of her dedication and inspiring work come to life on the big screen in a brand new documentary film, I Am Greta, hitting cinemas this Friday.
The film documents her journey, from school girl protesting in front of parliament to one of the most famous faces on the planet.
I AM GRETA HITS UK CINEMAS 16TH OCTOBER 2020
London’s music and restaurant scene might seem worlds away from what it was this time last year, but there are a few glimmers of hope shining through, bringing music and food lovers alike some special events amidst all the doom and gloom.
TheChesterfield in Mayfair are kicking off an exclusive supper series this Saturday 17th October, in partnership with none other than the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Set within the beautiful Butler’s Restaurant, guests will be treated to a decadent seven-course tasting menu alongside the music of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s string quartet. The menu will not disappoint, with highlights including hand-dived Orkney scallops, truffled fillet of turbot, Japanese waygu or butter roasted cauliflower steak and Valrhona chocolate. And the whole evening will be a treat for classical music fans as Huw Davies, Deputy Managing Director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, will be taking to hosting duties. Plus, there will be a special Q&A session with the musicians themselves post-dinner.
Tickets for the RPO Supper Series at The Chesterfield Mayfair start from £215 per person (minimum booking of two people).
35 Charles St, Mayfair, London W1J 5EB
You can love fashion and, dare we say it, shopping for new clothes and live a sustainable life all at once – the two are not mutually exclusive as long as you’re savvy about it. If that sounds like you, head to the Hackney Clothes Swap Shop, in partnership with Hackney Council, Loanhood and The Seam, this Saturday 17th October for some retail therapy with a conscience.
LoanHood will create a ‘shop’ experience (adhering to COVID guidelines of course), with swap-shop assistants to help you restyle and exchange items, extend the life of unworn garments and reduce the need for clothes headed to landfill.
If you’re not in the market for a new look but are keen to give some love to tired pieces, The Seam will be on hand for clothes repairs and customisations all day.
Booking in advance is required.
Saturday 17th October 11am – 5pm
St Barnabas Church, Shacklewell Row, Dalston, E8 2EA
You can always trust Sexy Fish to offer up an experience not to be forgotten, full of good food, tunes, excellent people watching and general revelry, and even in these COVID-19 times, the Mayfair restaurant are doing their bit to bring a bit of magic back to London.
This weekend, the Berkeley Square hotspot launches its Fantasy Brunch series in collaboration with Japanese craft spirits producer The House of Suntory.
Guests will be invited to step inside a world of reimagined reality every Saturday throughout October from midday to 10pm – just in time for crucial kicking out curfew time.
This Saturday, world-renowned DJ Kaz James will be taking to the decks from 3pm – 5pm, brunch will be served, as will an array of creative cocktails (Sexy Fish do some of the most imaginative tipples in the capital) including the Aegir, featuring Haku Vodka, jasmine, coriander, strawberry and soda; the Sirena, incorporating a sumptuous blend of Roku Gin, strawberry, jasmine, pineapple and lime; and Nāmak, with Toki Whisky, coconut, pineapple, yuzu, Campari and soda.
Sexy Fish’s Fantasy Brunch in collaboration with The House of Suntory will take place on Saturday 17th and 24th October from 12pm – 10pm.
Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 6BR
If you’re looking for something to entertain little ones with this weekend, they are going to love this.
The UK’s best biscuit brand Biscuiteers are putting on five minute tutorials on how to design your own Halloween treats every day throughout October.
Simply book a space at the Biscuiteers cafe like you would for a normal table (they also accept some walk-ins) and treat your little witches and wizards to an afternoon of creativity and some goodies to take home. Sugar highs imminent.
The restaurant, opened by Great British Menu chef Pip Lacey, is based in Coal Drops Yard and will be offering 50% off the food bull for two weeks.
Tuck into dishes that include mushroom and emmental croque monsieur and beetroot cured smoked salmon on rye, served with a wasabi mayo. There’s also the pastrami and tomme de savoie served on toasted sourdough or a choice of pancakes from the cheesy taleggio and spinach potato pancake to the indulgent pancakes served with maple syrup rum bananas, bacon, chocolate, whipped cream.
Launching Sunday 18th October with a special 50% off food only, available Sunday from 10am-4pm.
Unit 102, hicce x Wolf & Badger, Stable St, London N1C 4DQ