If only every week could be a four day week… Spoiler alert, last weekend is the final one until the end of August! To make up for the fact, take solace that this is, at least, payday weekend. So here’s where to go and splurge this weekend…
By the time Sunday rolls around everyone’s in need for a little TLC. At Savage Garden they’re offering just that with their dog brunch. Bring your pooch and you can enjoy their savagely food brunch dishes while your pooch gobbles down a dog-friendly pup-cake, that’s both delicious and nutritious for your little friend.
Sunday 2nd June
A Scottish-Caribbean carnival is on its way to London? No, we didn’t think it was possible either but ARDBEG day is coming to Regent’s Park on Saturday. You can expect a fusion of island games, unlimited street food, music and tonnes of fruity summer cocktails, inspired by whiskey. They’ll definitely leave you feeling refreshed and wanting more. Although you might not get the beautiful landscapes and seashores of the Caribbean, you can guarantee the festival will bring a Caribbean twist to the heart of London.
Saturday 1st June
Although Chelsea in Bloom might be over, you can still relive the floral days at The Ivy Market Grill this weekend whose collocation with Jo Malone is still running until June 5th. Paying homage to the iconic British brand’s latest spring collection, gaze in awe at the floral installation inspired while sipping on their silk blossom cosmo. Or if you’re feeling a little fragile from the night before, try the non-alcoholic orange blossom bloom.
Running until June 5th
If life gives you lemons, make… a lemon inspired menu and colourful installation? Alright then. Well that’s exactly what you’ll find at Harry’s Bar on James Street who are celebrating the traditional Italian festival, Festa Dei Limoni. Filling your day with a splash of yellow, guests can enjoy a picture-perfect moment with their terraced decked with bright yellow floral garlands and fragrant Amalfi lemons.
Running until June 2nd
Blow away those Sunday hangover cobwebs and indulge in one of London’s best roasts! Whether you’re after British beef, slow roasted lamb shank or even a vegan number, it’s time to ditch the diet, even if it’s just for the afternoon.
In hope of reinstating the pineapple as a staple in hospitality and decadence, That Boutique-y Gin Company is hosting a pop-up dedicated to the fruit. From a pineapple museum, curated by food historian Tasha Marks to group cocktail masterclasses with Gareth Waughington, spend your weekend celebrating the fruit that makes their multi-award-winning spit-roasted pineapple gin so great.
Running Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd, midday until late
Up there with Easter and Christmas is National Fish and Chip Day, we know you’re been counting down the days and so are we (sort of). It’s next weekend but why not get in the mood with a practice run this weekend and head out to a chippy. There’s a number of specials going out, but if you want to be super-relevant check out the vegan offering from By CHLOE, according to their press release nobody’s told them that the celebration’s on 7th June not the 1st so you may be the only person gorging on the stuff. Otherwise, check out our guide to London’s posh chippies, or just head down to your local joint and order the cheapest and tastiest meal you’ll enjoy this week.
Website: Check out our Posh Chippies guide...
It definitely All Points East over at All Points East. The festival carries on into this weekend and we just checked that there are still some tickets left. Taking place in Victoria Park over in Hackney, it’ll be a blast.
Rather than taking to the stage, these dancers will descent from East Village E20’s brand-new 107-metre-tall building, Victory Plaza, performing a beautiful vertical dance show. It’s to mark the opening of the first homes in former Athletes’ Village since 2013 thanks to Get Living, the UK’s leading build-to-rent landlord. If you get down there early, you’ll be in chance of nabbing one of the free ice-creams being handed out!
Saturday 1st June, from midday
Want to check out the top designers of the future? The newest batch of Steve McQueens, Alice Temperleys and Vivienne Westwoods will be showcasing their fashion innovations over a four day event at East London’s Old Truman Brewery. Supported by the likes of Diane Von Furstenberg, Victoria Beckham and Nick Knight, it’s a who’s-who of the future.
Sunday 2nd until Wednesday 5th June