Another weekend is on the horizon and we’re certain you’ll be on the hunt for things to do inside now that the weather has turned rather autumnal. To help you out, we’ve rounded up the best things to do this weekend.
From firework displays this Guy Faukes Night to Gucci’s new pop-up venue, here’s what to explore this weekend.
When: 14th October – 13th November
Where: Mall Level -1, Canada Place, Canary Wharf, E14
Is there anything more Instagrammable than a swarm of neon lights? You might have seen this exhibition popping up on your TikTok feed over the past couple of weeks, but why not head down to visit Canary Wharf’s neon exhibition for yourself this weekend?
Don’t Cry Over Spilt Milk is an immersive exhibition by Eve De Haan, presented by Half a Roast Chicken & Creative Debuts. Running until Saturday 13th November, the exhibit fills the space with an abundance of hot pinks and purple lavenders, exploring the power of positivity.
Finding time to unwind after a busy week or a stressful period is always challenging, but we’ve found an exhibition that might just help add some balance back into your daily routine. Introducing the Wellcome Collection’s Tranquility exhibition, a retrospective helping to reconnect its visitors with themselves and their surroundings.
Running until January, the exhibition offers visitors the chance to step back and delve into reconnecting with feelings of peace and balance. Expect new commissions from Jasleen Kaur and Chrystel Leba.
When: Until 9th January 2022
Where: 183 Euston Road, NW1 2BE
Makeup lovers, keep your eyes peeled here… Renowned celebrity make-up artist Lisa Eldridge has launched a stunning pop-up studio in Covent Garden this week. Popping up until the end of the year, the experience will feature a range of Lisa’s already loved products, as well as exclusively debuting the release of the highly anticipated, Seamless Skin Foundation.
Makeup services will be available throughout the Instagrammable studio, with Lisa’s expert team on hand to transform visitors’ look in an instance.
The beauty obsessed will also be able to view Lisa’s curation of over 1,000 pieces through the ‘History in your Handbag’, a make-up museum spanning favourites including Audrey Hepburn’s cartier lipstick holder and one-off vintage pieces.
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Celebrating British youth culture in 2021, Instagram has opened up an exclusive pop-up exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in collaboration with @hervisions_. Running only from 4th until 9th November, don’t miss your chance to explore ‘Yours To Make: Fluid Imaginarium’. It’s a visual 3D journey of self-exploration that’s been made using modern technology – aka Instagram Reels – from 50 rising British creators.
Experimental and unique, it’s one to check out for those seeking creative inspiration in a whole new way.
When: 4th – 9th November
Where: Gallery 3 at Saatchi Gallery, King’s Road, SW3 4RY
Remember, remember the fifth of November…. And this year, 5th November miraculously falls on a Friday! After cancellation after cancellation of last year’s displays, don’t miss out on all of the fireworks, sparklers and fun this Guy Fawkes night!
From Alexandra Palace’s annual display to Battersea Park’s unmissable night, we’ve rounded up the best six displays taking over London this weekend.
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Interested in learning more about the environmental issues currently faced around the world? Check out the UK Green Film Festival, a festival dedicated to screening the best films from around the world that explore the bigger issues going on right now.
Running from 3rd until 14th November, the festival will be taking place across the UK, with London’s venue being Dalston’s Rio Cinema. Catch films including Journey To Utopia, Now, Wood and Nuclear Forever.
When: 3rd – 14th November
Where: Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, E8 2PB
East London’s quirkiest hotel, nhow, is back with another cracker this weekend and it comes in the form of a DJ night!
The Macclesfield Road hotel is inviting guests to boogie on down this Friday 5th November to show off their dance moves and shake off another week of work. DY Whitez will be spinning the decks from 8pm until late. Plus, it’s free entry!
When: 5th November
Where: 2 Macclesfield Road, EC1V 8DG
It might only be the first week of November but it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Get into the spirit of it all this weekend at Selfridges Christmas Market on the Mews.
Launching this Friday 5th, the Market on the News is back for a second year – and prepare yourself for an even bigger event than last year. Expect everything from sustainably grown Christmas trees from Moyses and wreaths from Your London Florist, to festive gifts and the giant Helter Skelter. Santa will even be popping up over the festive season too.
Alongside the traders, there’ll be food vendors from Street Feast, including Gully, Utter Waffle, Calamari Canteen, The Tramshed Project and Chin Chin.
When: 5th November – 24th December
Where: Selfridges Oxford Street, London (Entry via Duke Street)
Celebrating 100 years of Gucci, the iconic Italian brand has launched a multi-sensory pop-up in Shoreditch. Impossible to miss, the exterior of the building is quite literally branded with Gucci’s iconic G print.
Fashion lovers should head inside to really soak up the full extent. Upstairs there’s a Gucci cafe awaiting to be found, helping to fuel all of its visitors’ caffeine needs. Downstairs, there’ll be a selection of 100 ready-to-wear, footwear and accessories, as well as a bookshop spanning art, fashion and photography.
WHEN: RUNNING UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR
WHERE: WHITBY STREET, E1 6JT
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London’s hotel scene just got even hotter… Introducing The Westin London City, a brand new arrival overlooking the River Thames, Shakespeare’s Globe and Tate Modern.
Perfectly located, the hotel is home to 222 luxury rooms and suites, each modernly designed. For those looking for a new dining destination to explore, check out Hithe + Seek, home to plush furnishings and an extensive wine list of up to 80 wines. It’ll be hosting a monthly wine club that Londoners can join too, think wine tastings and exclusive discounts. The food menu will pair perfectly alongside the wines, from grilled Galatian octopus with rice and saffron aioli to wild trout tiradito with crispy quinoa.
For the wellness lovers, there’s a brand new spa to visit too. The Heavenly Spa by Westin will offer guests the chance to take back control of their wellness routine, even when they’re travelling. The spa features a 12m indoor pool that’s positioned around the archaeological remains of the Huggin Hill Bathhouse below. Expect an array of treatments too, from facials to body wraps, massages to pedicures.
Opens 1st November
Where: 60 Upper Thames Street, EC4V 3AD
Kensington’s 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel has launched live music nights! Nuzzled inside on the lower ground floor, ESQ is a secret hideaway bar that’s perfect for intimate nights with close friends and catch-ups. They’ve recently launched Musicians Inc live from the bar, running Thursday to Saturday evenings.
Expect to dance into the night – or for those less inclined to dance, tap your toes to the beat – to three world-renowned solo musicians, including a mix of solo pianists and a Cuban guitarist.
When: Every Thursday – Saturday, 7:30pm – 10pm
Where: 100 Queen’s Gate, Kensington, SW7 5AG