If you’re back in the office after at least a week (or even just the four day weekend), this week has definitely been a struggle. But you’ve made it through in one piece and this weekend is packed with delights that you can book to make it one to remember.
From wellness retreats in Richmond and charity art exhibitions to brunch experiences and outdoor swimming, read on to get inspired.
Catch this charity art exhibition
Head to Mall Galleries this weekend to catch the last few days of Hannah Shergold’s solo exhibition, The Sovereign Collection, in support of wildlife conservation charity Tusk.
Showcased through 15 giant colourful canvases and previous work, Hannah sets out to raise £100,000 for Tusk, the charity that helps to amplify the impact of progressive initiatives across Africa.
Expect big cats sprinting across canvas, grey elephants brought to life in rich blues, greens and reds, and Hannah’s stunning dripped paint movement effect brought to life.
When: Until 11.06.2022
Where: Mall Galleries, The Mall, SW1
Take a trip down memory lane at this nostalgic foodie experience
Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair has launched a brand new foodie offering that celebrates classic British food and cocktails at their finest. The Supper Club invites you to experience an evening of home comforts in a home-away-from-home environment.
Taking place in the recently redesigned Drawing Room’s, Chef Director Adam Byatt has crafted a menu that champions British comfort food, paired with cocktails and aperitifs created by Director of Mixology, Federico Pavan.
Book in and look forward to dishes of soft boiled eggs with caviar soldiers; omelette Arnold Bennett; and Welsh rarebit. Each dish will take you on a sensory journey back to your childhood.
Where: Brown’s Hotel, 33 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1S 4BP
Take a dip in one of London’s lidos
Make quite the splash this weekend as you dive into one of London’s chilly yet refreshing outdoor swimming pools.
With summer kicking off a little temperamentally this year, it is looking as though there’ll be only a few weekends where we can make the most of London’s outdoor delights, with this weekend being one of them! Spend this one taking a dip in one of London’s best lidos, from The Serpentine Lido to Brockwell Lido.
Let your stress float away at this wellbeing retreat
Muscles feel tense and need some way to destress? This weekend sees The Richmond Club, Richmond’s first private members’ club, host a wellbeing and yoga retreat with Harriet MacMastersGreen.
Taking over the Club’s garden, the retreat is open to club members, Intuitive Soul Sanctuary members and non-members, and will see Harriet guiding you on a morning journey that connects mind, body and soul. Open to all abilities, regardless of experience, bring your yoga mat, breathe and let your stress float away.
When: 11.06.2022 & 25.06.2022
Where: The Richmond Club, 115 – 117 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 2PN
Head to London Bridge’s new climate crisis exhibition
This month sees global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright and Save the Children charity partner to launch a powerful new exhibition in London Bridge.
On display along More London Riverside until Monday 27th, the exhibition documents the lives of children living through the climate crisis. The exhibition explores award-winning photographer Lim Sokchanlina’s work when he met the children and families living around Tonle Sap Lake, one of the most impoverished and ecologically fragile areas of Cambodia.
His work combines science and art to tell their stories through a series of experimental photographs. Some negatives have been tarnished to represent the impact of climate changing weather, extreme heat and pollution of those living in the region.
When: Until 27.06.2022
Where: More London Riverside, London Bridge City
Get into the summer spirit with this new Italian dining experience
With prime location sat next to the Thames and views over Tower Bridge, Tavolino is the ideal spot for summer dining in the city. This week sees them launch a brand new menu to celebrate the change in season, offering everything from summer cocktails to light menu bites.
Sip on cocktails like the White Peach Spritz, made with creme de peche, peach, Prosecco and soda; Superbloom, a mix of Italicus, chamomile cordial and light tonic; or go classic with an Aperol spritz. Kick off the weekend by making the most of their 2-4-1 on all cocktails, Monday to Friday 3-6pm.
Soak up the sun (and alcohol) and order the table a round of small plates, from garlic and oregano pizzettas and zucchini fritti to Italian cured meats.
Where: 2 More London Riverside, SE1 2DB
Lose yourself in the magic of outdoor theatre
Escape the constraints of London and head to the seaside city of Brighton and their open-air theatre. This Sunday 12th sees Scratchworks Theatre Company’s production of The Grimm Sisters come to life.
We’ve all heard of the Brothers Grimm, so now it’s time to learn about the real influences behind the books, Brunhilda and Mitzi. This story is determined to set the record straight, through twisted tales packed with comedy, singing and lots of fun.
Where: BRIGHTON OPEN AIR THEATRE, DYKE ROAD, HOVE, BN3 6EH
Put your painting skills to the test at this art class & brunch
Belgravia’s mindful art studio MasterPeace returns to The Gantry this weekend for another art class and brunch session.
Taking place on Sunday 12th in the hotel’s restaurant Union Social, prepare for a bespoke art class guided by one of MasterPeace’s resident teachers. This week’s theme is ‘Golden Landscape’ so expect to be painting everything from a cityscape of London’s iconic skyline to a sun-drenched countryside painting.
Brunch will follow featuring a cocktail and main dish of your choice, from the Turkish cilbi to seven herbs risotto and free range buff orpington chicken schnitzel.
Where: The Gantry, 40 CELEBRATION AVE, EAST VILLAGE, E20 1DB
One to book: A Night With Ruby Bhogal
Make this June one to remember and book in for this special chef residency with Ruby Bhogal at Mayfair’s AllBright members’ club.
Kicking off on Wednesday 15th June, head chef Carlos Pinerez will be teaming up with Bake Off royalty Ruby Bhogal for a special month filled with feasting and fun at the club’s first floor restaurant.
Expect a royal influences menu of coronation chicken with mint and cucumber rice and Earl Grey cake with an orange and earl grey syrup with white chocolate cream.
where: 24-26 Maddox Street, Mayfair, W1S 1PP
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Get your groove on at the Hampton Court Palace Festival
Hampton Court Palace’s annual summer concert season has arrived, bringing with it a mega line-up of memorable acts and performances from big names.
The festival kicks off with British reggae legends UB40 and Ali Campbell, before making way for indie rock heroes Elbow for two nights of classic tunes and partying.
Future performances include McFly, George Benson, Jack Savoretti, Kacey Musgraves and The Human League.
When: Until 25.06.2022
Where: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
Immerse yourself in beautiful jewels at this exhibit
Marking Tiffany & Co.’s 150th anniversary in London, Saatchi Gallery debuts a stunning exhibition dedicated to the jewels, craftsmanship and creativity.
On display until 19th August, Vision & Virtuosity brings over 400 objects from the House’s archives. Expect to take a journey through the history, from founder Charles Lewis Tiffant’s legacy to the brand’s heritage centred around love and commitment, introducing the iconic Tiffany Setting engagement ring in 1886.
When: 10.06.2022 – 19.08.2022
Where: Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, SW3 4RY
Get prepped for wedding season
Now that we’re in June, the inevitable influx of weddings -some 2 years in the works- are finally here. With back to back nuptials lined up, or maybe even your very own celebrations kicking off, there’s no better time to relax and refresh with a pre-wedding package at Young LDN.
Their specialised treatments include Emsculpt sessions, an Aqua Pure Hydro Facial and manicure; the perfect way to get ready for the big day- all in Notting Hill’s trendiest salon.
Where: 228 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, W11 2RH