From Hip Hop Karaoke To Fanny’s Kebabs, How To While Away The Weekend: 12th – 14th October

By Phil Clarke, Editor of The Handbook website Phil Clarke |
11th October 2018

Look guys, it happened again… IT’S THE WEEKEND!! Well, very nearly. It may only be Thursday (spare a thought for me, I’m writing this only on ‘hump day’ Wednesday), but we’re already at Friday 6pm in our minds. So here’s all the stuff we can get up to!

Cadbury Roses Pop-Up

Cadbury Roses Pop-Up

Which is your fave Roses chocolate? Emily in the office favours a hazelnut whirl, Lottie’s more of a strawberry fondant girl. Charlotte’s getting mixed up with Quality Streets. A mistake that would go down very badly at this particular pop-up, Cadbury are launching a special Roses flower shop. The FREE THANKS A BUNCH shop will offer beautifully created flowers, made entirely from Cadbury Roses chocolate. Stop reading now and get down to Soho Square!
Until Saturday 13th October

Where: Soho Square, Soho, W1D 4NR

Tate Modern

Tate Modern

I think that I could get away as a passable Jay-Z, and if you do too then Hip Hop Karaoke is back at Tate Modern! The monthly collab, features Fourpure Brewing Co and the Hip Hop Karaoke team will be continuing their quest to help fulfill the people of London’s rap fantasies while Fourpure Brewing Co will be serving a selection of their unique, hoppy pale ales on tap. Get up on the mic and take on the rhyme!
Saturday 13th October

 

Website: www.tate.org.uk

Fontaine

Fontaine

Who doesn’t like Martini? If you, then skip to the next item. Otherwise, plunge in Stoke Newington’s Art Deco bar, Fontaine’s. Not least because they’re launching their new Martini menu on Friday evening. Their brand-new menu will explore the various flavour combos all in the splendid setting of their sumptuous bar harking back to a bygone age.
Launches Friday 12th October

Where: 176 Stoke Newington Road, Stoke Newington, N16 7UY
Website: www.fontaines.bar

Boom Cycle Battersea

Boom Cycle Battersea

Boom boom! Not the sound of South London on a weekend, but rather our appreciation for Boom Cycle and their event this Saturday. They’ll be hosting a body acceptance workshop with James Lamper from Emotion Matters over at their Battersea studio. Part of their new #CutLoose campaign, the event is designed to challenge what consumers view as #fitspo and to discuss the current climate of the visual perception of fitness and the impact social media has had on the way we workout.
Saturday 13th October

Where: 1 and 3 Arches Lane, Battersea, SW11 8AB
Website: Book tickets here...

Wright Brothers Soho Oyster House

Wright Brothers Soho Oyster House

The home of the oyster (unless you want to count in their shells in the sea) has to be Wright Brothers Soho. And they’re serving up their Ultimate Seafood Feast just for this weekend. The celebration is in aid of the reopening of their Soho restaurant and will see a smorgasboard of mussels, clams, crab claws, prawns, langoustines, squid and monkfish cheeks all served with corn, potatoes, mange tout, brioche roles, fries, salad and homemade sriracha mayonnaise. Wash it down with a bottle of Harbour Helles lager.
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October

Where: Kingly Court, 13 Kingly Street, London W1B 5PW, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Oxford Circus (0.4 miles)
Website: www.thewrightbrothers.co.uk

Sea Containers London

Sea Containers London

And we’re not all about the weekend (though we arguable are all about the borderline smutty titles), which is why we’re already looking forward Tuesday at Rumpus Room at Mondrian London. And as part of their Tuesday takeovers series, Fanny’s Kebabs (yes, really called that) will be taking over the kitchen of the rooftop lounge and will be serving their fantastic kebabs alongside bespoke cocktails. Given Tuesday is the worst day of the week, pop this in your diary and it’ll make the start of the week SO much better.
Tuesday 16th October

Where: 20 Upper Ground, London, UK
Nearest station: London Waterloo East (0.3 miles)
Website: www.seacontainerslondon.com

Company (the play)

Company (the play)

Or why not go to the theatre? Observant Londoners out and about in the city will have seen posters for Company, the latest theatre production running in the West End. Previously based a on a man, the revised London version sees the protagonist’s role of Bobby as a woman (played by Rosalie Craig) with her married friends concerned by her single status at 35. It’s witty, interesting and here for only a limited time so move fast. And you can also turn your night out into a night in with Super Break who offer theatre packages, combining entrance tickets to musicals like Company with a great choice of hotel accommodation.

Where: The Gielgood Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6AR
Website: www.superbreak.com

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