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12 Spectacular Things To Plan This Weekend

Can you even call it a weekend if you aren’t sashaying your way through chocolate cocktails, waltzing around the latest exhibition, or channeling your inner Audrey Hepburn in Harrods? Well, this weekend will see you doing all this and a whole lot more. Here’s to one mega classy weekend ahead!

Explore Greenwich’s Coolest Art Exhibition, Slices Of Time

Forget the dreary, drizzling rain you see outside your window and go explore a literal rainbow at NOW Gallery’s latest exhibition. Emmanuelle Moureaux has worked her magic in her new exhibition, Slices of Time, filling the gallery with multicoloured paper cutouts inspired by the vibrant shades of Tokyo. Each layer is said to represent the past, present and future, and individuals are encouraged to write down a significant date and express what makes it so special to them. It’ll become part of a timeline that’ll help create a kaleidoscope of colour.

Wednesday 5th February – Sunday 19th April

Grab A Bargain At Diesel’s Sample And Clearance Sale

Fashionistas, you’ll be jumping with joy as you rummage through Diesel’s exclusive sample and clearance sale! It’s your chance to nab up some of your favourite items from their iconic range from jog jeans to leather jackets, sweaters to stylish skirts. And, when we say sale, we quite literally mean up to 90% off, eek!

When we say sale, we quite literally mean up to 90% off, eek!

Friday 7th – Saturday 8th February 

© Kew Gardens

Once And Flor-al Explore Kew’s Orchid Festival

One plant that’s supposedly easy to keep alive season after season is the orchid. Maybe I’m a bad plant mum but I’m yet to witness it. Groans aside, we want to draw your attention to a festival dedicated to the pretty little bloom. This weekend explore the wonderful Indonesia in Kew’s annual orchid festival. Indonesia is home to over 5,000 species of orchids and you can see them in all of their glory at Kew.

Saturday 8th February – Sunday 8th March

Enjoy A Choccie Cocktail At The Chocolate Cocktail Club

Chocolate lovers, this one is entirely for you.

The weekend is all about indulgence and where better place to overindulge than The Chocolate Cocktail Club. Think creamy, think dreamy, and you’ve got one hell of a chocolate cocktail experience. Their signature tipple is the chocolate chocotini, a sweet treat twist on the classic martini, and it’s simply sensational. If choctails aren’t your style, there’s a whole array of chocolate beers, choccie wine, choco shots, even chocolate Prosecco!

Running until 25th April 

WHERE: 96 LEATHER LANE, FARRINGDON, EC1N 7TX
WEBSITE: WWW.THECHOCOLATECOCKTAILCLUB.CO.UK

Find Out Why Dalston Is Our Favourite Foodie Spot

Forget Central, we’re headed to Dalston.

Dalston has always been a seriously food hub, boasting some of London’s poshest chicken shops to restaurants turning the tasting menu on its head. It’s certainly rising up the ranks on the food ladder and we’re all over it! Here’s where to head. 

Brides-To-Be, Follow Us To Kimpton Fitzroy London’s Winter Wedding Showcase

The day you’ve been dreaming of your entire life is around the corner. It’s an exciting but slightly stressful time, but here to help you on your way is Kimpton Fitzroy London’s Winter Wedding Showcase. Begin your afternoon with cocktails and canapés created by executive pastry chef Thibault Marchand, winner of Bake Off: The Professionals 2019, before exploring a plethora of handmade dress retailers, luxury wedding photographers, and talks with tips on planning, trends and fashion. The ballroom will even be set to the Pantone colour of the year, classic blue.

Friday 7th February 

OPENING WEEKEND: Meet Vincent Van Gogh

We don’t mean to be barking your ears off but we might have found the very best art exhibition to have graced the city so far…

Introducing Meet Vincent Van Gogh, an all new immersive exhibition which will see Londoners getting up close and personal with mahoosive recreations of Van Gogh’s iconic works, climbing up high on the glistening hay bales in Arles and even snapping a ‘gram in his very own bedroom, and it’s making its way to South Bank this February. Throughout the experience, Van Gogh’s narration will guide you around, retelling his life, friendships, loved ones and techniques, created from the Van Gogh Museum’s private collection of personal letters. And, if you do fancy your hand at recreating his exceptional Starry Night scene, you can channel your inner artist and give it a go for yourself.

Friday 7th February to Sunday 31st May

Where: 99 Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PP
Website: www.meetvincent.com

Catch The High Table On The Stage

It’s high time you watched The High Table. Catch the limited run performance while you can and uncover the story of two women, Tara and Leah, preparing for their big wedding day. Things take a turn for the worse when Tara’s parents aren’t quite as happy about the whole parade.

Running 8th February to 21st March

Have A Slice National Pizza Day

Is there anything more comforting than indulging in a slice o’pizza in your sweats in front of the telly? With London’s brimming food scene, you could do this every day for a year and still not make your way around every pizzeria in the city. That in mind, we’ve clubbed together our top ten favourite pizzerias just in time for National Pizza Day on the 9th, here!

BOOK NOW: The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe at Harrods

Get your bookings in pronto for The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe at Harrods!

Harrods has opened up a brand new pop-up dedicated to Audrey Hepburn’s 1961 classic Breakfast At Tiffany’s, serving up breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner for excited fans eager to nab up a piece of the Tiffany’s experience.

Bookings open on a weekly basis on Friday mornings for the upcoming week

Uncover One Of London’s Hidden Speakeasies

We are a city obsessed with the speakeasy thanks to a swathe of ‘secret’ bars popping up in basements, behind fridge doors and through floor to ceiling velvet curtains. We’ve rounded up London’s best secret speakeasies that’ll see you enjoying some of London’s finest cocktails that you’d be a fool to miss…

Catch A Show At Vault Festival

In true elaborate London style, the city is boasts the UK’s wildest curated arts and entertainment festival every year and this year is set to be its biggest and best yet. From comedy dates to hilarious theatrical performances, expect to be wildly entertainment this weekend at Vault Festival.

Running until Sunday 22nd March 


Looking for other cool stuff to do?
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