The Handbook
The Handbook

With the country in uncertainty over what the result in the COBRA meeting will be, now’s the perfect time to make the most out of the weekend, because it could be the last weekend of freedom for the foreseeable. With that said, there’s still a whole lot to look forward to from catching Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke’s West End debut to partying it up at an Abigail’s themed ’70s party.

Here’s how to use your potential last week of freedom…

OPENING WEEK: The Seagull

Oh Game Of Thrones fans, do we have some exciting news for you…

Here making her West End debut is Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke as she stars in Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. The narrative follows a writer and actress desperate for fame, fortune and a way out of her mundane life.

When: Wednesday 11th March – Saturday 30th May
Where: Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N 5DE
Website: www.londontheatredirect.com

Explore The Best Of London Design Week

Catch the last few days of London Design Week as they bring a whole mix of original collection and specially commissioned installations for all to enjoy. Uncover the best talent around the world and prepare to be in awe of the marvellous installations before your very eyes.

When: Running until Friday 13th March
Where: Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road, Fulham, SW10 0XF
Website: www.dcch.co.uk

Learn More About Veganism At Veganlife

Showcasing a wealth of information for both newbie vegans and vegetarians alike, Vegan Life Live will shine a spotlight on the current trends. Bringing the very best of all things vegan, including clothing, cosmetics, household products and the most delicious food and drink for the cruelty-conscious consumer.

When: Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th March
Where: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY
Website: www.eventbrite.co.uk

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Discover A Whole New Decade At Innerworld

OTHERWORLD is paving the way for a whole new immersive concept, combining two rather unusual concepts: virtual reality technology and hypnotherapy. Working in collaboration with award-winning Harley Street hypnotherapist Malminder Gill, the new innerworld brings together hypnotherapy approaches with immersive environments, spatial audio, infrared muscle therapy lamps, and breeze and vibration effects. Yes, it might sound a little peculiar but the thirty-minute experience has been created to target three of the most common issues many Londoners face today. Intrigued? Grab your tickets here.

WHERE: 336 ACTON MEWS, HAGGERSTON, E8 4EA
WEBSITE: WWW.innerworld.london

Where: Whitehall Place, Westminster, SW1A 2BD
Website: www.corinthia.com

Try The Northall’s Tempting Set Menu

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that we all love a good deal. 

Nuzzled inside Corinthia London sits The Northall, a grand restaurant rich in history, and adorn burnt orange leather banquette seating and floor-to-ceiling windows with natural light flooding in from outside. This weekend why not experience the restaurant’s offerings for yourself and delight in their tempting set menu.

Indulge in starters such as artichoke velouté with hazelnut and winter truffle, duck liver parfait with mushroom brioche and Marsala jelly, and mains of Romney Marsh lamb chump with salt baked beetroot, compressed pear, caper and raisin; chalk stream trout, confit Charlotte potato, avruga caviar and chowder sauce; and baked semolina gnocchi, hen of the woods, hispi cabbage and wholegrain mustard.

Grab A Bargain At Beauty Pie’s Pop-Up

Beauty lovers, prepare yourselves because this might be the biggest, and best, beauty pop-up to have graced the city for a long time.

Beauty Pie, having only been available online if you sign up to their membership service, will be making their way to Harvey Nichols for a 12 week takeover. Products range from candles and fragrances from the world’s leading ‘noses’ to skincare based on technology, research and products for the world’s leading Korean and Japanese skin experts.

when: Running for 12 weeks from Thursday 12th March
where: HARVEY NICHOLS, 109-125 KNIGHTSBRIDGE, BELGRAVIA, SW1X 7RJ
website: www.harveynichols.com

Sample Angie Mar’s  New Street Grill Takeover

For those who think BBQing is just for the boys, shame on you! New York chef and owner of one of the Big Apple’s coolest dining spots, The Beatrice Inn, is heading over to London this March for a residency that will see her put her signature flame-grilled meats that are big on flavour to an exclusive menu at Shoreditch’s New Street Grill.

Taking inspiration from dishes served at The Beatrice Inn, expect big, bold cuts of meat, paired with delicate, fragrant herbs and fruit. Highlights on the menu include: Roast Duck Flambé with Cherry Jus and Fingerlings Lyonnaise; Poutine with a Duck Egg, Brown Gravy and Rosemary; and the unexpected pudding of Bone Marrow and Bourbon Crème Brulée.

When: Monday 9th to Saturday 14th March
WherE: NEW STREET GRILL, 16A NEW ST, LONDON EC2M 4TR
WebsitE: WWW.NEWSTREETGRILL.CO.UK

Venture Back To The 1970s At This Party Pop-Up

Can you remember the hit televised play, Abigail’s Party? No? Well, that’s probably because you’re too young to even remember anything past the ‘90s, but if you do remember this satirised classic, there’s a pop-up coming to London this weekend that’ll thrust you back to a time of lava lamps, retro records and spider plants. 

Last year saw a bar inspired by the British cult show rock up at London’s Bridge Vinegar Yard, also named Abigail’s Party. For this weekend only, they’re playing host to fellow London Bridge bar Nine Lives for the pop-up of all pop-ups. The decor is extremely ‘70s retro but the pop-up will be focusing on the 2020 theme of sustainability. Think cocktails made from discarded pomegranate husks, lemon rinds and leftover mint stalks. Sounds odd but the three bespoke cocktails have been based on three bestselling dishes from Vinegar’s Yard’s neighbouring vendors.

When: Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th March
Where: 72-82 St Thomas St, Bermondsey, SE1 3QX
Website: www.vinegaryard.london

Indulge In One Of London’s Poshest Toasties

Forget the soggy toastie layered with the plastic cheese strips, we want to draw your attention to London’s posh toastie scene. From Dishoom’s Bombay-inspired bloomer to London’s gooiest, three cheese delight, here’s where to indulge in the comforting classic:

Discover The Neon Lights Of God’s Own Junkyard

God’s Own Junkyard is a whole world of its own.

Essentially an industrial unit abrim with flashing lights and neon signs, it’s become a spot for Londoners to snap up a selfie or two among the glistening walls. Wander down this weekend and uncover a plethora of colour and stellar signage that you won’t be able to resist but take an Insta or two.

wherE: Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall Street, E17 9HQ
Website:
www.godsownjunkyard.co.uk 

Enjoy Nordic Classics At Ekte’s Saturday Supper Club

Fancy indulging in an eight course tasting menu this weekend? Of course you do! 

This weekend, London’s leading Nordic kitchen, Ekte, will be hosting another one of their decadent supper clubs highlighting the best of Nordic cuisine. Expect dishes such as langoustine with toasted almonds, wild garlic mayonnaise and langoustine oil; mushroom tart and smoked egg yolk; aged breast duck with pickled rhubarb and blackberry jus.

When: Saturday 14th March
Where: 2-8 Bloomsberg Arcade, EC4N 8AR
Website: www.ektelondon.co.uk

OPENING WEEK: Andy Warhol at Tate Modern

We’ve all seen his work splattered across billboards, magazines and secondary school art classes like there’s no tomorrow, but have you ever had the privilege of catching his work in person? 

Andy Warhol comes to London this Spring so now’s your chance to catch his iconic Marilyn Monroe feature in person.

When: Running until Sunday 6th September
Where: Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG
Website: www.tate.org.uk

Wander Around London’s Best Farmers’ Markets

With supermarket stacked shelves diminishing by the day and sustainability at the forefront of every Brits mind, why not explore the best of London’s market scene and support the local businesses. To help you on your way, we’ve rounded up seven of our favourite farmers’ markets to ponder around this weekend.