The Handbook
The Handbook

The weekend has come round again and so we have another epic pick of stuff to fill your two days off with.

From the  new and must-see Grayson Perry exhibition to the designer sample sale that’s almost too good to be true, Negroni hot spots and a sun trap, Japanese terrace to eek out the last drops of summer in, here’s where to make plans this weekend.

Book a staycation for £100 at South Place Hotel

London’s South Place Hotel has reopened with a bang and they are spoiling us with an almost too good to be true offer.

Yep, bed down for the night in September or October and only pay £100 for a room – a near impossible price to find in London. Make the most of their deep luxurious baths, large king-size beds, and stunning Secret Garden for drinks, and you’ll forget that trip to Ibiza was even cancelled.

South Place Hotel, 3 South Place, Finsbury, London EC2M 2AF

www.southplacehotel.com

Tuck into a tasting menu by TV favourite Kerth Gumbs at Ormer Mayfair 

Launching this weekend is a decadent tasting menu from Great British Menu finalist and Executive Chef at Ormer Mayfair, Kerth Gumbs.

The exclusive six-course tasting menu will be served at the chic restaurant and showcases some of Kerth’s dishes he cooked on the show, from a pretty garden-inspired starter to ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ – a fish dish teaming with lobster, coconut, cauliflower and cockles – to the intriguing pre-dessert titled Snozzle, Cucumber and Frobscottle.

The Great British Menu Tasting Experience is priced at £95 per person. Available 17th September until 19th December 2020.

Ormer Mayfair, 7-12 Half Moon Street, Mayfair London W1J 7BH

www.flemings-mayfair.co.uk

Milk the last drops of summer at Angelina’s new outdoor terrace grill

The thought of not being able to dine alfresco for the next eight months fills us with dread, so we’ll be heading to Dalston’s Angelina restaurant – the incredible Japanese/Italian hybrid – to bask in the Indian summer September rays.

They’ve just opened an outdoor grill serving up Yakitori and Piadine dishes, including their famous Karaage with Taleggio Cheese and Yuzu Kosho Mayo.

Drinks are just as interesting with Yuzu Lemonade, Yuzu Shandy, Negroni and Montanaro Madness on offer, too.

Get your giggle on with Milton Jones at Peckham’s Bussey Rooftop Bar

Southeast hipsters have long loved Peckham’s Bussey Rooftop Bar for cheap cocktails and bleary eyed nights, but this weekend they’re putting on a special comedy show with Mock the Week regular  and one-liner slinging oddball, Milton Jones.

Taking place on Sunday, the comedy night will take happen outside and is the perfect way to end a weekend of unexpected sunshine with some much needed laughter.

Sunday 20th September 2020

Bussey Rooftop Bar, Roof B Bussey Building, 133 Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST

www.plosive.seetickets.com

Catch this free Grayson Perry exhibition opening in London this week

British artist, perhaps known better for this whimsically doll-like dresses (which he wears when he’s not in old T-shirt and jeans) and thought-provoking Channel 4 documentaries, Grayson Perry has opening an exhibition in Hoxton.

It’s entirely free and looks at his love-hate relationship with American. Titled The MOST Specialist Relationship, catch it at the Victoria Miro Gallery in Hoxton and take in some of his intricate ceramics work and references that span everything from Elvis to Walt Disney, Ray Charles to Trump.

Victoria Miro Gallery at 16 Wharf Road, Hoxton N1 7RW

www.online.victoria-miro.com

Book before it books up to try Jack Whitehall’s Food at Provisioners

From a famous London artist to a famous London comedian. Well, comedian/actor/presenter and now /food blogger, as Jack Whitehall has launched an exclusive menu with London restaurant, Provisioners, off he back of his lockdown blog, FoodSlut.

Dishes are a celebration of American-inspired, deep fried, dripping in guilt comfort food, from the Slutty Burger to the ​Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwiches and the ​Korean Style Cauliflower Bites for a nod to something healthy.

The menu will be available from 25th September but with Jack’s name attached to it, we’re sure it will be a huge success so book now.

FRIDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER TO SUNDAY 18TH OCTOBER.

PROVISIONERS, THE DIXON, 4 QUEEN ELIZABETH ST, LONDON SE1 2LL

WWW.PROVISIONERS.CO.UK

Celebrate National Negroni Week across the capital

What better way to finish the working week or welcome in the weekend than with a stiff negroni?

If you’re a fan of the classic cocktail that can add hairs to your chest – it’s basically pure alcohol – you’ll be pleased to hear it’s National Negroni Week all week. And whether you’re after a twist on the favourite or you prefer yours authentically mixed, there are plenty of places getting involved, from Italian favourite Polpo to the Insta-worthy Coral Room.

Check out the best 12 places celebrating here.

www.thehandbook.com

Bag a bargain at the JOSEPH sample sale

Fashion fans, you are not going to want to miss this. Sample sale mecca, The Box, are spoiling us with a JOSEPH sample sale this weekend, with up to 80% off the designer brand.

There will be an opportunity to shop discounted Womenswear, Menswear, Shoes & Accessories from JOSEPH and their many designer brands to upgrade your AW wardrobe before the cold spell even hits. 

FRIDAY 18th – SUNDAY 20th SEPTEMBER

THE BOX, 4–6 Ram Place, London E9 6LT

www.thebox-london.com

Join The Four Seasons Hampshire & The Terry Fox Run virtual event 

Back in 1980 Terry Fox, a 22-year-old athlete who lost his leg to osteogenic sarcoma, made worldwide headlines for running 3,339 miles over 143 days in aid of Cancer Research.

Now celebrating the 40th anniversary of Fox’s heroic Marathon of Hope, celebrate with Four Seasons Hampshire and The Terry Fox Run on the 20th of September by participating in a virtual run, walk or bike ride and help raise vital funds for Cancer Research.

The event is free to take part and is open worldwide. Share your run, walk or bike ride on social with the hashtag #TerryFoxFunUK to celebrate and honour Fox’s legacy.

20TH SEPTEMBER 2020

REGISTER HERE


Want to receive more great articles like this every day: sign up here