It’s the weekend again… well, actually it’s Thursday but we’re putting this out early so you can roll up your party sleeves and get ready! This time around we’ve got a tonne to offer but, let’s face it, all you really want to do is grab a cocktail and sit on a sun terrace. However, if you’re pushing the boat out and fancy something like a booze cruise or bottomless brunch then we’ve ticked that box below. Ooo, the weekend has never tasted so good…
Bringing a slice of Mexico to our home city is Ella Canta with their new new Tulum brunch series. Launching this Saturday, you’ll be partying into the afternoon with free flowing margaritas, Mayan dancers and a resident DJ who has teamed up with the party venue Coco Tulum to help add some rhythm into your grooves. If you can’t make it this time round, then fear not because it’ll be running every third Saturday of the month throughout the summer.
Saturday 18th May, 11:30am-4:00pm
Where: 1 Hamilton Place, Park Lane, Mayfair, W1J 7QY
And, as a nod to the new film Rocketman, VIVI is calling all tiny dancers, island girls and, yep, rocket men too, for a limited-edition cocktail and bar bite pairing. It looks flippin’ delicious and boasts a delectable pop of candy floss and ingredients inclusive of Havana Club 7-year-old rum, house-made lemon balm syrup, elderflower, lime, dried mint, orange and egg white.
Where: 11 St Giles Square, London WC2H 8AP
Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road (0.1 miles)
You won’t need a Sunday roast before this one that’s for sure! Executive Chef Alex Dilling at The Greenhouse in Mayfair is teaming up with 2* chef Paul Liebrandt, whose flying over from New York especially, to create a spring day to remember. Feast upon an eight course lunch or dinner created by Dilling and Liebrandt. Both are known for their modern approach to traditional French cuisine with the menu showcasing their signature dishes, alongside canapés and petit fours. Not to mention homemade chocs’ and a signer menu to take home with you!
Sunday 19th May
Where: 27a Hay’s Mews, Mayfair, London, W1J 5NY, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Green Park (0.5 miles)
Pandering to our post-work aperitif and glass-clinking dreams is the much-adored Dalloway Terrace. They’ve created a tree-mendous jungle terrace for all to see featuring a ‘Jungle Lunch’ menu set amongst the flora and fauna of a re-imagined Sri Lanka. Find out more here
Where: 16-22 Great Russell Street, Fitzrovia, WC1B 3NN
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You’ll be all aboard for this one. Throughout the summer disco groovers, karaoke hooligans and brunch lovers will come together for Tunes on The Thames, a summer of music events being held on board City Cruises newest boat, the Erasmus. Jump on board the floating dance floor and enjoy the stylish top deck whilst taking in the panoramic views of London. This Saturday, there will be a groovy hip-hop karaoke session happening on board.
Hip Hop Karaoke; Saturday 18th May, other events run at weekends until August 25th.
Where: Tower Pier, EC3N 4DT
In honour of Queen Victoria, The Milestone Hotel has created a limited afternoon tea for all to indulge in. The very English afternoon came into fashion during Victoria’s reign and to celebrate, they’re offering some of her favourite delights including finger sandwiches, scones with all the toppings and a selection of other treats to feast upon throughout the afternoon.
Served daily at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm until June 2nd
Where: 1 Kensington Court, London W8 5DL, UK
Nearest station: High Street Kensington (0.4 miles)
At this house party, you’ll be leaving your preconceptions about whiskey at the door. Haig Club invites guests to experience a house party to remember, hosted by a group of eclectic and theatrical ‘housemates’, leading you through four immersive floors whilst sipping on whiskey cocktails with a twist.
Where: 19 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 4DT
The weekend means cheat day, right? Well, let’s hope so because we’re about to tuck into one of these devilish pizzas at Pizza Pilgrims. Celebrating the asparagus season, they’re serving up their English asparagus and pancetta pizza throughout the month of May across all ten of their locations. Can you think of a better way to spend your weekend?
Available throughout May
Where: Various locations
What’s the tea? A drag night out, that’s what’s! The Perception at W London is launching a brand new glitter-filled afternoon tea inspired by the world of drag. Presented in a bright cosmetic case, What’s The Tea? is inviting you to unpack and explore its tiers with at the option to tuck into a selection of edible cosmetics and bejewelled cakes or bite-size sandwiches fit for a queen. On Sunday 19th, The Globe Girls will be taking over, bringing you one of the best drag acts in the city so you can be entertained while you enjoy your tea!
Sunday 19th May and What’s The Tea? will be served up daily at The Perception from 1pm-5pm
Where: W London, 10 Wardour Street, London, W1D 6QF
If you’re in need of a trim, then Ruffians Barber Shop has you covered. In celebration of World Whiskey Day on Saturday, J&B Rare Whiskey has teamed up with the barbers for an exclusive pop up event. Customers will have the opportunity to enjoy a twist on the classic gimlet cocktail, helping you to relax and enjoy your sunny afternoon.
Saturday 18th May
Where: 27 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, WC2E 7JS
Ramadan is upon us, and we’ve put together a beginner’s guide to delicious Middle Eastern restaurants for you explore…
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If it’s a cocktail fix you’re in need of, then it’s time to get on board with celebrating World Whiskey Day. To mark the occasion, Quaglino’s is fully promoting the age-old idiom it’s 5 o’clock somewhere and is making this a reality for all Londoners. Collaborating with 12 bars across the world, in all 12 of the different time zones, Quaglino’s will be joined to help create an all-day cocktail hour. Each will be serving the world renowned cocktail, the old fashioned, as part of the project.
Partaking bars include: Clumsies (Athens); Aer Rooftop Terrace, Four Seasons (Mumbai); Il Locale (Florence); The Baxter Inn (Sydney); and of course, Quaglino’s Bar itself, plus more exciting local haunts around the world.
Saturday 18th May
Where: 16 Bury Street, St. James's, SW1Y 6AJ
As the sunnier climes begin to warm up London for summer, we’ve got one thing and one thing only on our minds. Ice-cream! And, with this quite literally in mind, we’ve put together a scrumptious guide to some of the best places to indulge in it! Ice, ice, baby…
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It’s National Vegetarian Week – wahoo! Lettuce show you how it’s done by guiding you to some of the bars selling Vedett – the ultimate of all vegan beers. The delicious beer is available in four different flavours, including extra blond, extra white, extraordinary IPA and VedettSession IPA. It’s a vegan delight and you can get your hands on some at bars including The Lockhouse, Boro Bistro, Riding House Cafe, The Dovetail, Searcys St Pancras, The Royal Oak (Twickenham), Lillie Langtry Fulham, Village East and Behind This Wall. It’s definitely time to veg out on Vedett…
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