Forgotten How To Make Plans? Here Are 11 Things To Book This Weekend

Forgotten how to make plans? Can’t find anywhere that isn’t fully booked for the next two months? We’ve scoured the web, delved deep into our unread emails and searched high and low to find you the best activities going on this weekend.

Read on to find out our top picks…

Challenge your friends to a game of crazy golf at Coal Drops Yard 

Put your swinging skills into action and challenge your friends to a game of crazy golf at Coal Drops Yard. 

The mini club golf has returned for another season, bringing with it a fluorescent nine-hole course that’s perfect for family entertainment, day dates or just general weekend fun. The course has been designed by artists Baker & Borowski and is inspired by the King’s Cross rave culture of the 80s and 90s.  

Available to play until 9th May, don’t miss out on your chance to whack the ball around the famed shopping and dining destination.

Running until 9th May
Lower Stable Street, Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross

Check out Maddox Gallery’s latest exhibition, Spring Contemporary 

To celebrate the reopening of their galleries, Maddox Gallery has a brand new exhibition that champions the best of art in a whole new way. 

Available to catch at their flag-ship gallery on Maddox Street, the exhibition ‘Spring Contemporary’ will boast a range of work from a roster of talented artists. Expect to be exploring the works of Banksy and Stik to Jean-Michel Basquiatand KAWS. You’ll find vibrant colours and striking subject matters throughout.

Running until 20th May
9 Maddox Street, W1S 2QE

Try out The Distillery Bankside’s new brunching menu 

If, like us, you’re always on the search for new brunching spots in London, we might have found you a great new addition to add to your list.  

Enter The Distillery Bankside and their new ‘drunch’ menu. Located within the design-led Hilton London Bankside, the menu boasts new feasting plates, small dishes and bottomless drinks that can be enjoyed out on the terrace. 

Available Saturday and Sunday until 16th May, choose between a meat, fish or vegetarian option and sample a range of tasters on offer. The meat platter includes Spanish ham, figs, toasted walnuts, goat’s curd and truffle vinaigrette, chicken thigh, provincial vegetables, homemade pappardelle, tomato vinaigrette and pesto. For the veggie plate, look forward to tomatoes, grilled asparagus, mozzarella, pesto, shallots and baby leaves, butter beans, bab artichoke, piquillo pepper and tomato ragout, hummus and coriander crisps.

Available until 16th May
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 0UG

Enjoy a steak from The Stafford’s new courtyard grilling menu

The Stafford, home of London’s finest courtyard, is celebrating the summer season with a new courtyard fire barbecue series. Culinary Director Ben Tish and Executive Chef Jozef Rogulski have enlisted the help from a roster of talented chefs to cook up a storm from the outdoor grilling area in The Courtyard at The American Bar. 

Matt Brown, the Group Executive Chef from Hawksmoor, kicked off the series last month with an indulgent menu, including short rib and Ogleshield nuggets with kimchi ketchup and a Native lobster roll. Other talented chefs to join, include chef, author and barbecue aficionado Genevieve Taylor, and founder of Singaporean kopitiam Mei Mei London, Chef Elizabeth Haigh.

16-18 St James’s Place, SW1A 1NJ

Get your sporting fix at Sixes Cricket Club

Whether you adore cricket or just fancy trialling out a new sport, Sixes Cricket Club is a brand new venue in London that provides guests a place to play cricket and dine. 

Taking the sport to new heights, the venue is home to the Sixes Cricket Simulator. Styled as batting news, the team have drawn influences from Top Golf, Flight Club and Puttshack to take the sport to whole new heights. 

The venue is co-founded by Mac and Wild’s Andy Waugh and Calum Mackinnon, so you can expect to be dining in indulgence too. Boasting a gastro-pub inspired menu, expect dishes such as Sixes Sausage Roll, classic Prawn cocktail cups with king prawn, baby gem and avocado; Dorset cider steamed mussels creamed with shallots, leeks and herbs; and lemon fried chicken with kiev butter dip.

18 Farm Lane, Fulham, SW6 1PP 

Take part in London Original Print Week

Last Saturday marked the beginning of London’s annual Original Print Week. Running until 8th May, why not take a stroll around your favourite parts of London and dip in and out of the art galleries taking part. 

Seventeen galleries will be taking part, including CCA Galleries, Frederick Mulder, Gilden’s Art Gallery, Hanga Ten, Pangolin London and Zuleika Gallery. 

Check out the London Original Print Week’s map before planning your route.

Running until 8th May

Forgot to book your favourite pub & resto? Here are ten that are taking walk-ins

If you’re scrambling to find somewhere with a free booking, fear not as we’ve rounded up ten of London’s top restaurants and pubs that are still accepting walk-ins. Meaning those of you who didn’t spend March booking up your calendar for the summer months have somewhere you can head to – hooray!

Check out this new pop-up exhibition, Sisters, Sisters, Sisters – Hattie Malcomson

For those on the lookout for a new exhibition to catch this weekend, make a beeline for New Art Projects and their new exhibition, Sisters, Sisters, Sisters by artist, Hattie Malcomson. 

Having recently graduated from the University of Brighton, this is Malcomson’s first solo exhibition which explores the process of women empowerment within the constraints of contemporary society. 

With emphasis on strong female protagonists, each painting tells a story while also hoping to question the traditional expectations of beauty in today’s world. One to catch to uncover a new rising star in the art scene.

Running until Saturday 26th June
New Art Projects, 6D Sheep Lane, E8 4QS

Listen to our album of the week, Squid – Bright Green Field

Having formed in the sunny seaside city of Brighton, Squid now reside in London and are set to release their debut album, Bright Green Field this Friday. 

Defined as a post-punk band, Squid have been busy releasing singles on and off for the last few years but this Friday will finally see the release of their debut lp. The album will feature the likes of heady lyrics, string ensembles juxtaposed against heavy drumming and even a choir of 30 voices lingering in a few of the hits too.

Release Date: Friday, 7th May
Listen on Spotify

Watch Netflix’s latest superhero series, Jupiter’s Legacy

On the hunt for things to watch while you wait for Black Widow to finally drop? We’ve found the next best thing. And no, sorry it isn’t an extra episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. It’s Netflix’s latest superhero series, Jupiter’s Legacy.  

Based on the comic book series by Mark Millar and Frank Quietly, Jupiter’s Legacy is one for those who have always longed to embark on their own superhero adventures as it’s follows super-powered kids who long to live up to their superhero parent’s expectations and well, legacy (clue’s in the name really).

Release Date: Friday, 7th May
Stream on Netflix

One for the diary: Burlington Arcade’s drinks evening 

To celebrate their reopening, Burlington Arcade will be hosting a drinks evening this May in partnership with Ruinart by LVMH Moët Hennessy, and the award-winning Savile Row Gin – a London dry gin crafted from a blend of 12 botanicals.

Held at the Arcade’s newly-renovated Globe-Trotter flagship boutique, the space will be decked out with a bar and Arcade DJ set by Loren Oakley, the resident DJ at Blake’s Hotel. Alongside the evening, the event will also see the launch of Globe-Trotter’s new ‘Burlington Arcade Edition’ luxury luggage. 

The date is yet to be announced but stay tuned on Burlington Arcade’s Instagram account.

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