As the weekend rolls around once more, we’re here to help banish those bank holiday blues and show you that there’s still an abundance of awesome things to do. From whole festivals of food to ravishing rooftops, there’s something for one and all…
The brainchild of vintage dealer Clemmie Myers and artist Selena Beaudry, this immersive installation allows shoppers to become part of the story at the art, fashion and interior design installation, Mrs and Mr Bateman. Immerse yourself in the unique world, meeting the Bateman relatives along the way through the rooms and one-of-a-kind creations.
Including works from: Clio Peppiatt, Zoe Jordan & Natalie Ballout.
Where: 2 Blenheim Crescent, W11 1NN
Marylebone Food Festival is back for its second year, taking place from the 24th to the 28th of April. The festival celebrates the abundance and variety of food and drink in Marylebone, from top Michelin star restaurants and artisan cafes to speciality food shops and quirky cocktail and wine bars.
‘Sisyphus in Retrograde’ showcases five artists whose work references ancient knowledge and features sculpture through performance, movement and sound. Curated by Aindrea Emelife of Aindrea Contemporary and Gabriella Sonabend of London Curotorial, the exhibition explores themes surrounding technology and the environment – posing the important questions challenging human behaviour.
Running until the 4th of May
Where: Regent's Place
Smash hit improvised murder mystery Show, Murder, She Didn’t Write, will continue their West End residency at Leicester Square Theatre with with shows each month from January through to May 2019. Audience participation is key in this show, as they become both author and sleuth, being invited to help to create their own Agatha Christie-inspired masterpiece and then watch it unfold on stage.
Where: Leicester Square Theatre, Leicester Place
It certainly will be TGIF this week, as The Other Gin Palace will hold a free, yes FREE, night of live music music and a whole load of gin! The event comes as part of a series in association with MÓR Irish Gin, happening on the fourth Friday of every month. Alas, the 26th of April will see you having a ginny good time as you whet the whistle with gin highlights, including refreshing and bold wild berry gin, or a unique pineapple gin. This Friday, you’ll enjoy music from The Chelsea Chantelle Trio and tipples galore – what’s not to love?!
Friday, April 26th, FREE entry
Where: The Other Palace, 12 Palace Street, SW1E 5JA
If you hadn’t already guessed, we love a rooftop here at The Handbook, and we suggest you get on board. The Prince of all rooftops is reopening to distract us from the fact that the four day bank holiday is no more! Equipped with flora, fauna and a whole load of booze, the rooftop will boast a sexy retractable roof and brand new food traders, including Homeslice and Jefferies from the hugely popular Patty & Bun, who will also be in attendance alongside Edu. Reach new heights this summer and grab a seat at The Prince.
Plus, if you’re a sucker for a deal how does 2-4-1 drinks sound during ‘The Royal Hours’, happening Every Monday to Friday, between 4 and 7pm!
Where: 14 Lillie Road, SW6 1TT
For a cocktail menu that rivals the rest you’ve simply got to get yourselves down to The Perception at W London this weekend. Cocktails boast names like ‘Get Wasted’ – a box we’re sure most of you will be ticking – alongside an avocado and chili infused Margarita, popping pink candy floss wonder and more quirky, Baz Luhrrman-esque concoctions!
Where: 10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, London, W1D 6QF, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus (0.2 miles)
It’s time to go upstairs, no literally. Playing host to a sensational Sunday Lunch Club, Upstairs is the restaurant that quite literally resides upstairs, above Michelin-star studded Trinity and chef Adam Byatt is the genius behind it. And, because we’re all suckers for a Sunday roast and a Yorkshire drenched in gravy we’re raving about this menu that, this weekend, includes highlights of warm spring vegetables dressed in aged gouda cream, a loin of old spot pork stuffed with prunes, and soft French meringues. Yep, our mouths are watering!
The Sunday Lunch Club will run every Sunday
Where: 4 The Polygon Clapham, SW4 0JG
It’s the banquet we’ve all been waiting for; Banquet of Hoshena launched on the 19th of April, right in time for Easter and offers an immersive dining experience that is filled with all things fairies, Kings, Queens,and volcanoes jumping out at you on the plate. Cutting edge 3D visual technology is at the helm of this must-visit experience with guests embarking on an immersive journey through the senses. Plus, we reckon you’ll be able to snap some pretty sexy photos!
19th of April – 7th of August at Westfield and 8th August – end of 2020 at TT Liquor
Where: Westfield, Ariel Way, W12 7GF