Well done, you made it through the long old four day week. Your reward? Another weekend packed with everything from Champagne cafés, G&T pop-ups, pooch-friendly brunches and Lady Gaga club nights. Read on to find out how you can get involved.

Enjoy eggs sunny side up at this Champagne café

How do you like your eggs in the morning…? If you like yours with a side of Champagne, you’re in luck. This weekend sees the iconic Champagne house, Veuve Clicquot launch a café pop-up to celebrate its 250th anniversary. 

Located at 59 Greek Street from Friday 22nd until Saturday 30th April, the Sunny Side Up Café will bring vibrancy and chic-ness to the classic greasy spoon. Celebrated chef and TV personality Andi Oliver will be bringing her flare and flavours to the café’s hero dish. Named ‘Andi’s Waffles’, it’s a new take on the breakfast favourite, served with a fried egg, streaky bacon, confit cherry tomatoes and Andi’s spiced maple syrup. 

Other stand-out dishes include eggs and marmite soldiers; curried tofu scramble; and a selection of crispy bacon coco bread rolls. Pair the experience with a glass or bottle of Veuve Clicquot of course.

When: 22.04.2022 – 30.04.2022 

Where: 59 Greek Street, W1D 3DZ 

Website: www.veuveclicquot.com

Get spring ready at the first flower show of the season

Returning this April, Harrogate Spring Flower Show is the perfect spring event to get you ready for the flower show season. The show, held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, will have an exciting roster of entertainment and gardens to explore, from talks and demos spread across four theatres to plant nurseries from across the country showing off their talent.

From talks and demos spread across four theatres to plant nurseries from across the country showing off their talent…

WHEN: 21.04.2022 – 24.04.2022

WHERE: 6 THE STABLES, NEWBY HALL, RIPON, NORTH YORKSHIRE, HG4 5AE

WEBSITE: WWW.FLOWERSHOW.ORG.UK

Snag a bargain at this classic car boot sale

Car boot sales don’t come classier than this. The hugely popular Classic Car Boot Sale is set to return to Granary Square this April with an engine-revving bang. 

The car boot sale, running 23-24 April, will take over Granary Square and Coal Drops Yard, bringing with it over 100 market stalls specialising in fashion, homeware, art and accessories. 

Over 100 market stalls specialising in fashion, homeware, art and accessories. 

Peruse the stalls, scanning for that one special vintage item you’ve been longing for. Expect everything from vinyl records, collectibles, homewares and designer collections, prints and artworks. As the name suggests, there’ll also be vintage cars dotted throughout the market, with appearances from the Afro Classics Register and Dream Cars, as well as DJs blasting soul, funk, reggae and disco tunes spanning the decades.

When: 23.04.2022 – 24.04.2022 

Where: King’s Cross, N1C 4DQ 

websitE: www.kingscross.co.uk

 

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Venture back to the roaring 20s at this cabaret night

Fancy escaping the stresses of reality? Head back to the roaring 20s at Ricco Lounge’s flamboyant cabaret night.

Taking place every Saturday, Chic Easy instantly transports you away from the present day and thrusts you into a world of theatre. Expect stunning vocal performances, burlesque dancing and sensational cocktails.

Set in the Art-Deco inspired lounge, the party continues late into the night with live DJ sets.

When: Every Saturday

Where: 11 Russell Gardens, W14 8EZ

Website: www.riccolounge.com

Take your dog-loving friends to this pup-friendly brunch

What could make brunch even better? Adding pooches and a beauty contest into the mix. That’s exactly what The Happenstance has achieved with their red-carpet worthy Beauty Contest Dog & Drag Brunch. 

Yup, this weekend sees the popular cocktail bar launch a four-legged friendly brunch packed out with West End drag queens, foodie feasts and bottomless Pawsecco. 

Head down and expect to tuck into the likes of avocado and chilli poached eggs on sourdough bread; crispy duck salad; and beer-battered haddock and chips, while your little furry friends can enjoy a ball pit, Pawsecco and doggy snacks courtesy of Furmily and Baby Grand Collective. There’s also a Furmily photobooth that you can take advantage of, snapping Insta-worthy pics and the human with the best dressed dog will win a £50 voucher to spend at any Drake & Morgan bar.

When: 24.04.2022 

Where: The Happenstance, 10 Paternoster Square, EC4M 7DX 

Website: www.drakeandmorgan.co.uk

Enjoy a tipple at this G&T pop-up

Looking for somewhere to sip into the night? Enter The Gantry, London’s hot new hotel and their exciting partnership with South African gin brand, Inverroche. 

This weekend sees the hotel launch a pop-up menu that celebrates the change in season and encapsulates the regenerative nature of the UK summer. Launching on World Earth Day (Friday 22nd), the menu will be presented on plantable seeded paper menus, coast and tag garnishes that can be taken home and planted to create bee friendly wildflowers in the garden – how adorable?

When: Launching 22.04.2022 

Where: THE GANTRY, 40 CELEBRATION AVENUE, STRATFORD, E20 1DB

Website: www.thegantrylondon.com

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Learn more about your favourite artists at this exhibition

Eager to delve into the minds of your favourite artists? Charleston Trust’s new exhibition, ‘Absent Artists’ explores artists’ studios in which the artists themselves are conspicuously absent. 

‘Absent Artists’ explores artists’ studios in which the artists themselves are conspicuously absent. 

Curated by Langlands & Bell, the exhibition includes works by David Hockney, Annie Leibovitz, Michael Craig-Martin, William Hogarth and James Ensor, showcased through a range of mediums including paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture and print.

When: Until 29.08.2022 

Where: Charleston Trust, Charleston, Firle, Lewes, BN8 6LL 

Website: www.charleston.org.uk

 

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Book Ahead: Eataly’s Italian Sparkling Wine Festival

It’s never too early to get prepared for a weekend of wining and dining so now’s the time to book for Eataly’s Italian Sparkling Wine Festival.

Taking place Friday 29th April until Sunday 1st May, Eataly will welcome London’s biggest Italian sparkling wine festival, allowing Londoners the chance to sample 60 types of wine from 15 wine specialists. 

Travel to Italy through your tastebuds, as you indulge in a unique list of Italian sparkling wines, from producers such as Villa Sandi, Bisol, Ferrari, Barone Pizzini and Fontanafredda.

Each ticket includes a bespoke Eataly wine glass and limited-edition pouch to take home, alongside the tasting. 

When: 29.04.2022 – 01.05.2022 

Book here

Journey to the jungle at this Latin American fusion restaurant

Kensington’s Latin American fusion restaurant, Zuaya has been at the top of every foodie influencers list since opening in 2018, and rightly so, it’s a culinary delight. Taking inspiration from Brazil, Peru and Mexican, they boast a tapas style dining experience, offering everything from lamb tacos to wagyu beef short rib bao, sea bass ceviche to marinated lemon chicken. 

Located across two floors, Zuaya’s interiors don’t disappoint either, reflecting the jungle landscape of Latin America where brightly coloured exotic flowers, and evergreen foliage is brought to life via a chic and immersive interior. Close your eyes while you sip on a cocktail and food and you can imagine you’re anywhere but London.

Where: 35B Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 5EB 

Website: www.zuaya.co.uk

Book in for brunch that even the kids will like

If you’re looking for somewhere for brunch and to keep the kids entertained, you’ll want to stop by The Arber Garden. 

The latest edition to the Open House collection, the Fitzrovia pub offers a complimentary supervised kids corner for over 3s every Saturday so the adults can enjoy decadent brunch dishes while the kids are entertained with mess-free arts and crafts.

Or, if you’d rather celebrate with Sunday roast, check out their sister venue, The Broadcaster in White City, who also have a kids table.

When: Every Saturday, 12:30-4:30pm at The Arber Garden | Every Sunday, 12:30-4:30pm for roasts at The Broadcaster 

Where: The Arber Garden, 1 Pearson Square, W1W 7EY | The Broadcaster, 89 Wood Lane, W12 7FX 

Website: www.thearbergarden.co.uk | www.thebroadcaster.co.uk

Party into the night with this Lady Gaga club night

Little Monsters, the UK’s only all-Lady Gaga club night is coming to the capital this weekend. Prepare for Born This Way, a night dedicated to the pop icon. 

This Friday, the club night will take over Colours, and will be packed out with everything from singalongs, floor bangers and back-to-back Gaga tunes. The DJ will be spinning the deck late into the night, so you can rest assured that your favourite Gaga tune will be on at least once in the night…

When: 22.04.2022 

Where: Colours, 2 – 4 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU 

Book tickets here


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