HOT things to do this weekend: 27th – 29th July

HOT things to do this weekend: 27th – 29th July

Not sure if you’ve noticed but it’s H.O.T… Given none of us have aircon at home, we’re all probably going to be sitting in a cold bathtub trying to escape the heat all weekend, but if you’re physically capable of donning a pair of flipflops then here’s what’s in store for you this weekend.

BrunchFIT

What: Champagne Super-yoga

Why: Don’t just get fit, get BrunchFIT. BrunchFIT, from the folks at Not Just Yoga, is not only a great opportunity to get some serious yoga-ing in, but also enjoy a healthy brunch. Taking place this Sunday at Paddington’s Floating Garden look forward to a 45 minute yoga sesh, followed by a Champagne brunch. This Sunday there’s also an afterparty with live music plus summer food and drinks.
Sunday 29th July

Where: Floating Garden, Paddington, W2 1JX

Website: www.notjustyoga.co.uk

The Magic Roundabout

What: Hey Jude: Get To Old Street

Why: Fifty years ago this weekend The Beatles went on their ‘Mad Day Out’ round some of London’s most iconic locations, documented by photographer Tom Murray who has now released a book about the day. One of the locations, Old Street Roundabout, will be commemorating the anniversary this weekend with a new sculpture inspired by Murray’s photograph from the same spot, plus there’ll be drinks, and celebrations including one of the country’s best Beatles cover bands. This is the last summer that the famous plinth will be on show as The Magic Roundabout will be clearing out to make way for the roundabout’s redevelopment, so it’s a chance to experience a piece of history.
Saturday 28th July

Where: 16 St Agnes Well, Old Street, EC1Y 1BE

Website: www.magicroundabout.co

St James's Market

What: No Reason To Whine

Why: Car boot sales, dusty old records and second hand bathroom suites, a world of tat. But not at Wine Car Boot. St James’s Market will be taken over this weekend by the event that showcases the best of London’s independent wine retailers. At Wine Car Boot visitors can sample, they can shop and they can learn from wine experts and producers. It really is the car boot with a difference.
Saturday 28th July

Where: St James Market, St James's, SW1Y 4AH

Website: www.winecarboot.com

Hotel Indigo London - 1 Leicester Square

What: Dress To Impress

Why: Hotel Indigo at 1 Leicester Square (is that the best address in London?) have teamed up with Wear The Walk create a ‘red carpet ready’ experience for guests. Given its iconic location at the heart of film land, the experience offers a personalised service where you can dress in the sort of clothes only Hollywood stars normally wear. Liz Hurley or Marylyn Monroe, it’s up to you.

Where: 1 Leicester Square, West End, WC2H 7NA

Website: www.ihg.com

Last Days Of Shoreditch

What: Last Last Days

Why: It’s last days for Last Days Of Shoreditch, which is on the cusp of closing for good to make way for a hotel (yawn). So it’s also a last chance to make the most of one of East London’s most fun venues. Head down this weekend for musical performances from Phil Mison (Balearicos), Nancy Noise, Geddes and others, for a massive send off in the form of a real night to remember.
Sunday 29th July

Where: 288 Old Street, Clerkenwell, EC1V 9LA

Website: www.lastdaysofshoreditch.co.uk

100 Wardour St

What: Whoopie Doo!

Why: To Soho where 100 Wardour Street are hosting the first ever Sister Act Bottomless Brunch! Taking the audience through the story of Sister Mary Clarence and the nuns the West End choir will make sure you enjoy the classics while you tuck into a three-course brunch menu AND bottomless bubbles!
Saturday 28th July

Where: 100 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TN, United Kingdom

Website: www.100wardourst.com

Mindful Drinking Festival

What: Drink, Mindfully

Why: Don’t get me wrong, we all love alcohol (it’s sort of a prerequisite with this job), but there are times when you just don’t feel like a boozy night out, and if that’s you this weekend then head down to the Mindful Drinking Festival. The festival celebrates zero alcohol everything, including the likes of the excellent Nirvana Brewery.
Saturday 28th July

Where: Spitalfields Market, Spitalfields, E1 6EW

Website: www.mindfuldrinkingfestival.com

Manor

What: To The Manor Borne

Why: Manor is a boutique gym based in flexible working spaces in Victoria, Old Street, Oxford Circus and, as of last month, Vauxhall. Rounded by a group of ex-professional fighters and athletes they offer a very straightforward approach to training, no egos, no pretence, false promises or empty mantras, just sweat and a work ethic. Their motto: Train. Fight. Recover.
Catch their classes all week round, and why not call into their Victoria gym this Saturday 28th July

Where: Tintagel House, 92 Albert Embankment, Victoria, SE1 7TY

Website: www.mymanor.london

Alexandra Palace

What: Free Food and Beer (Sort Of)

Why: If your ears prick up at the sound of the words ‘free street food and craft beer festival’ then you’re probably already grabbing your Oyster Card and running out the door toward Alexandra Palace. Okay, so sadly it’s just the event that’s free, not the actual food and drink, but still worth it. The Ally Pally event, courtesy of Steatlife, will feature more than 30 London street food traders plus a wide selection of craft beers, cocktails and (of course) Pimms plus a DJ set from Scratch Perverts.
Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th July

Where: Alexandra Palace Way, Muswell Hill, N22 7AY

Website: www.streatlife.alexandrapalace.com

The Drift

London Liverpool Street (0.1 miles)

What: Get The Drift?

Why: They should be installing these things in the streets, The Drift has opened the UK’s first Negroni fountain. The inspired invention celebrates the launch of new orange flavoured gin, Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla, and will be going on tour throughout the country. It’s your last chance to catch the fountain at The Drift this weekend. And why wouldn’t you?
Last chance on Saturday 28th July

Where: 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY, United Kingdom

Website: www.thedriftbar.co.uk

It's A Vegan Ting

What: You'll Never Want To Leaf

Why: Vegans ahoy, get your plant munching selves down to Waterloo for It’s A Vegan Ting from events company BLAX-UK. Over 30 traders will pack into 26 Leake Street to tout their 100% vegan wares while a DJ plays some meat free tunes. The roll call includes pizzeria, Picky Wops, The Pleasing Vegan, Bears Dough and The London Vegan Bakery. Food aside there’ll be vegan candlemakers and organic clothing makers.
Saturday 28th July

Where: 26 Leake Street, Waterloo, SE1 7NN

Website: Get advance tickets here...

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