Sure, you might be busy preparing for next week’s bumper four day weekend but that doesn’t mean you can’t still head out and soak up some of London’s latest installations, hot cross bun cafes and pooch friendly rooftops. Which is why we’ve rounded up all of the best right here. Read on to get inspired.
Visit Saatchi Gallery’s latest show, RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show 2022
Ahead of attending one of the RHS flower shows, get your floral fix taken care of at the Saatchi Gallery’s RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show 2022.
Following the success of last year’s show, you’ll be able to explore beautiful botanical artwork and garden photography at its finest. See works from artists from around the world, all who are competing to get an RHS Medal.
When: 09.04.2022 – 19.04.2022
Where: Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, SW3 4RY
Get into the spirit of spring with 34 Mayfair
Spring has finally sprung and so has 34 Mayfair’s striking ‘Spring Dawn’ campaign. Created in collaboration with Perrier-Jouët Champagne and KI NO BI Gin, the restaurant has been transformed into a mustard yellow, floral haven, complete with fresh seasonal dishes and live instrumental jazz evenings.
Celebrate the longer days with a special menu of spring dishes. Highlights include burrata with charcoal-roasted beetroot, walnut and pedro ximénez dressing; scallop and sea bass ceviche with finger lime, yuzu and green apple; and surf & turf with native fillet and grilled tiger prawns served with lobster bordelaise sauce.
There’s also a stunning cocktail menu too, including a signature sip , ‘Something CLassic’, made with Ki-No-Bi Navy Strength gin, Lillet Blanc, Noilly Prat and a blue cheese olive, served ice cold.
Get your hot cross bun fix at this dedicated cafe
We’re team hot cross bun in The Handbook office so we were ecstatic to find out that Tesco is launching the UK’s first restaurant dedicated to the fluffy sweet baps this Easter.
Available for one week only, Londoners are invited to head down to Shoreditch to try out their exciting Easter themed menus, from brunch and afternoon tea to an adults-only five-course hot cross bun fine dining experience.
Expect a whole menu dedicated to the buns, including vegan ‘hot cross bangers and smash’; hot cross scones; hot cross bun steak tartare; and even hot cross bun espresso martinis. We hope you’ve got a sweet tooth…
All proceeds will be going to Tesco charity partner, the Trussell Trust who are helping to provide emergency support and food to people in crisis.
Explore the Science Museum’s new gaming exhibition
Whether you’re an old school gamer or you’re just obsessed with Mario, video game nights with friends are always fun. This April sees the Science Museum launch an interactive exhibition spanning the last five decades of video games and consoles for all ages to explore.
Grab your friends and have a multiplayer showdown or fall back in love with your childhood favourites.
When: Until 19.04.2022
Where: Basement Gallery at Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, SW7 2DD
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Explore this striking solo exhibition by Rana Begum
Head somewhere new this weekend and visit Rana Begum’s solo exhibition at the Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery. On display until September, the exhibition, titled Dappled light, explores the perception of light, colour and form, blurring everything we know about sculpture, architecture, design and painting.
On display will be a selection of Rana’s work, including a new large-scale multicoloured mesh installation that’s suspended from the ceiling.
When: Until 09.2022
Where: Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, Mattock Lane, W5 5EQ
Keep the kids entertained with our bumper Easter guide
From Easter egg hunts to petting zoos, adorable afternoon teas to stunning stage productions, we’ve rounded up the 16 best things to do with the kids this holiday season. Expect copious amounts of chocolate, themed activities and a whole lot of fun.
Take your pooch to the best rooftop bar in the city
London’s favourite rooftop, Skylight Tobacco Dock is welcoming friends, families and dogs this weekend for their very special day dedicated to pooches.
This Sunday is ‘Dog Day’ at Skylight, offering Londoners with pets the chance to capture unrivalled views across London’s skyline with their furry friend in tow.
Where: Skylight, Tobacco Dock, London E1W 2SF
Check into this Disney exhibition
One for the Disney fans… This spring sees The Wallace Collection’s new exhibition dedicated to Disney’s animation, offering a space for lovers of the franchise to explore the magic come to life like never before.
On display from April until October, the exhibition explores the connection between American 20th-century hand-drawn animation and French 18th-century art. You’ll be able to see how some of your favourite characters and narratives were first brought to life, from idea through to the present-day animations.
When:06.04.2022 – 16.10.2022
Where: The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, W1U 3BN
Enjoy Easter treats delivered straight to your door
Easter might not be until next weekend but that hasn’t stopped luxury food and beverage delivery service, SUPPER London begin the festivities early. Partnering with the likes of Fortnum & Mason and Rococo Chocolates means they have exciting goodies that can be delivered direct to your door.
Choose from the likes of Fortnum’s Six Eau de Dark Chocolate Praline Eggs or Rococo Chocolates’ adorable ‘Fuffle’ of cocoa rabbits. Or, go for 3-Michelin Star chef Alain Ducasse’s french twist, like the French Hen and sea-shaped creations including The Crab.
And if that hasn’t convinced you, we’ve teamed up with them to offer The Handbook readers 20% off orders of £50 or more with the code SUPPERBUNNY. The code is redeemable until Easter Monday 18 April and is valid for 1 use per person.
Order via www.supper.london
Head back to high school at this musical
It’s time to go back to your school days with the Turbine Theatre’s production of But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical. Already receiving rave reviews, the narrative follows your typical high school cheerleader Megan whose life appears to be perfect in every form. That is, until her sexuality is questioned and her friends and family send her to a rehabilitation camp…
PRODUCTION DATE: UNTIL 16.04.2022
WHERE: TURBINE THEATRE, ARCHES LANE, CIRCUS WEST, SW11 8AB