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Whether you’ve been back in the office this week or you’re still working from home, there is no doubt you’re looking forward to kicking back and enjoy the weekend. We’ve handpicked some of our favourite events, openings and releases arriving this weekend to help inspire your time off.

From boogying to Katy Perry at Tomorrowland’s virtual festival to uncovering London’s new eco conscious market, here are ten activities to get stuck into this weekend.

Get Your Culture Fix At Somerset House’s Mushrooms: The Art, Design & Future Of Fungi Exhibition

Art galleries and museums across London have gradually started to reopen, one being Somerset House. This weekend explore the wild and wacky world of the ‘shroom at the Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi exhibition. 

The retrospective brings together over 40 artists, designers and musicians works to explore the humble mushroom in a fun, new way. You’ll even have the chance to explore some of the experiments made using mushrooms, from up-cycled agro-water to sustainable shoes. It’s going to be a wild ride. 

Running until 13th September
TERRACE ROOMS, SOUTH WING SOMERSET HOUSE, STRAND, WC2R 1LA
www.somersethouse.org.uk

Roam Selfridges New Outdoor Market

Selfridges have recently launched their first outdoor market, bringing together a rotating mix of food, drink, plants and more. Running every Saturday and Sunday, ‘Market on the Mews’ provides the perfect opportunity for locals to get their weekend essentials, from a fresh bouquet of flowers to a loaf for the week ahead. 

Weave between the stalls and enjoy live entertainment and activities throughout the day.

Running every week until 30th August
www.selfridges.com

Explore London’s Best Brunch Spots

Heading out for brunch when you’re veggie has never been easier. London is home to some of the world’s best brunching spots so we’ve sieved through to pick out our eight favourite spots to head for a vegetarian brunch date.

From COYA’s interactive Peruvian brunch, which relaunches this weekend, to London’s fluffiest pancakes at Lele’s, here are about favourites.

Get Your Boogie On At Tomorrowland’s Virtual Takeover

Is anyone else missing singing and dancing to their favourite musicians, knee high in mud and covered in glitter? We certainly are, but for now we’ll soak up the best of the music in virtual form and this weekend we’ll be dancing the hours away to Tomorrowland’s virtual takeover. 

Over 60 artists will be joining in, including David Guetta, Steve Aoki and headliner Katy Perry. As well as boogying away, you’ll be able to join in with virtual games, webinars, DJ workshops and a few secret extras. It’s time to belt your heart out to Katy P… 

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th July
www.tomorrowland.com

Explore The New Camden Hideout For Food & Drink

Buck Street Market was hot in everyone’s lips back in March when it opened up shop for the first time and then the pandemic hit and shut off life after just 10 days of trading. Now thankfully it’s reopened, meaning you can explore the foodie spot once more. 

If there’s one thing that all of the brands, bars and restaurants have in common it’s sustainability. In a bid to promote recycling, there’s multiple recycling bins on site, as well as a dedication to create and sell sustainable and eco-friendly products. We’d recommend heading to Adrian Martin’s new restaurant, Wildflower, a fine dining restaurant with zero waste policy. The menu is designed to use the best produce from the UK’s farms, wildlands and shores, and it doesn’t disappoint. Try it for yourself this weekend.

180-188 Camden High Street, Camden Town, NW1 8QP
www.buckstreet.market

Celebrate National Tequila Day With The Margarita Moped 

Feeling lucky? Premium drinks mixer brand, Two Keys, have partnered with tequila brand Patrón to launch The Margarita Moped to bring one lucky Londoner a complimentary delivery of ice cold Margaritas and Palomas right to their door. 

Liam Cotter, former bar manager at Hawksmoor, will be zooming straight to your door on the trusty moped and using his cocktail expertise to whizz up you Two Keys Margarita and a Two Keys Paloma in under two minutes, plus you’ll be given a bundle of goodies too. Head to their Instagram to find out how to enter.

Have A Date Night At Home With Patty & Bun’s X Swingers Date Night Kit

Looking for a way to spruce up your at-home date nights? Patty & Bun have teamed up with crazy golfing spot Swingers to bring you a date night kit special. The kit comes packed with two burger patties and all the toppings you could dream of, as well as providing you with the ingredients to whizz up a summer citrus daiquiri. 

If you’re not so dab handed in the kitchen, fear not because all of the cooking requirements along with cocktail tips are included helping you to achieve the ultimate date night at home.

Available nationwide
www.pattyandbun.co.uk

REOPENING OF THE WEEK: nhow London

Forget your worries and woes when you book in for a night at nhow, London’s quirkiest hotel opening of the year. The bold, brightly designed hotel has reopened for business after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic, bringing with it summer offers and new health and safety regulations, including social distancing, digitalisation of hotel services and water purification and air quality protocols. 

Throughout the summer, nhow London is running a summer guest offer, including complimentary breakfast, late check-out, free stay for kids and up to 25% off, so if you’re on the search for somewhere to staycate this summer, make nhow your next stop.

WHAT TO WATCH: A Suitable Boy 

Based on Vikram Seth’s novel, BBC’s new six part series A Suitable Boy is set in 1951, recently after India’s independence, and follows literature student Lata Mehra (Tanya Maniktala) as she embarks on her future and arranged marriage.

Adapted by Andrew Davies, the show is the first time the BBC has an entirely PoC cast and gives a real insight into what it means to grow up with the expectation of arranged marriage, from an authentic and true perspective. Follow Lata as she journeys through university, while under constant pressure from her mother to marry a suitable man.

Release Date: Sunday 26th July on BBC One
More Info Here

ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Courtney Marie Andrews – Old Flowers

If you’re looking for a heartbreak album, country singer songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews’ new album Old Flowers is filled with big piano ballads, emotional refrains and moody mixes. In the lead up to the release, Andrews has opened up hugely about the meaning behind her lyrics and the emotional break up that the album is built on. It’s strong, powerful and a must-listen this weekend.

Release Date: Friday 24th July
Stream Here


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