It’s the weekend AGAIN. Where did that week just go, can anyone tell us?! Anyway, we’re so not complaining because it means we can indulge in all of these fabulous things to do…
Have a blast!
Well isn’t this just craic-ing! London’s grooviest piano bar, aptly named The Piano Works, has a lot going on for St. Paddy’s Day this weekend. The buzzy venue is throwing in glitter artists, bottomless brunch and pints of Guinness for just £3 – it’d be rude not to, right?! If you’ve got the luck of the Irish on side, you’ll wow fellow revellers by dressing in the Emerald Isle theme and boogying to Irish classics such as The Pogues and Dropkick Murphys. It’s going to be grand, green and very, very Irish.
Enjoy the shenanigans at both Piano Works venues, in Farringdon or the West End. Farringdon will wrap up the partying at 1am and then why not head to West End where 3am will be doors closing time.
Where: 47 Whitcomb Street, London WC2H 7DH, UK
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus (0.2 miles)
Website: Grab Your Tickets Here
We can’t deny that a weekend bouncing about to international DJ acts sounds pretty hot! The Perception at W London know that sometimes you need to push back the office chair, throw the keyboard in the bin, delete all your e-mails and do nothing but party… you might return to a cardboard box of belongings and no job come Monday, but it’s worth it right?
The incredible MOODS music series gives late night revellers the chance to grab some London glamour, a cocktail or two and enjoy artists such as llyus & Barrientos, Glaswegian dance music’s biggest stars, as well as Space Ibiza, Ministry of Sound,XOYO, The Arches and more. Inviting you to dance until you drop, W London and its bustling, electric atmosphere will make for the perfect party paradise this weekend, with a further event happening on Saturday 20th of April. Party on!
Enjoy Ilyus & Barrientos at MOODS on Saturday 16th March
Where: 10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, London, W1D 6QF, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus (0.2 miles)
Website: Get Your Tickets Here
Saatchi Gallery presents a new exhibition featuring the work of nine international contemporary artists working across a variety of mediums, including Laura Buckley’s interactive large-scale Fata Morgana.
Running until 5th of May
Where: Saatchi Gallery, King's Road
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend by paddying hard with live music, rugby, and of course, lots of alcohol courtesy of Cellar Boys Brewery. Additionally, there will be a Guinness bar where you will learn how to master the art of pouring your own stout and even draw a clover in the foam. I don’t know about you, but Irish I was beer already!
You can find our St. Paddy’s Day guide in full here
Where: 178 Hoxton Street, N1 5LH
Check out some of these floral venues…
Floral venues don’t fall into that category of either love ’em or hate ’em like marmite, because let’s face it, everyone is a sucker for a bit of flora and fauna. In fact, if you haven’t seen a photo of some brightly clad influencer candidly stood by a lilac-filled Aubaine or drinking a coffee by an EL&N flower wall then do you even gram?! Floral embellishments are blooming marvellous and are, quite noticeably, something that Londoners cannot get enough of.
Website: Check Them Out Here
Fun and run are two words that we rarely put together, but the opportunity to take part in a live-reenactment of our favourite childhood illustrative puzzle and you may just convince us that sweat stains on a horizontally striped shirt does sound like a grand time. Participants have the choice of a 5km or 10km course in Clapham Common, where they are encouraged to walk, jog, or run at their own pace.
Where: Clapham Common
The established and much-adored Fitzdares has created a totally luxe sports club to celebrate the Cheltenham Festival and our hearts are racing! Fitzdares is perhaps better known as one of the world’s oldest and finest bookmakers, located in stylish Mayfair. The event will see brokers on hand to help novices understand the races whilst the pro’s can sit, cocktails and bar snacks in hand, and watch the action unfold on giant sexy screens. Place your bets from the comfort of a cosy armchair instead of a bumpy barstool and, hopefully, gallop off with some winnings!
It’s the place to be this weekend, and we’re not horsing around when we say that! You can grab lunch to accompany the unfolding events, or enjoy afternoon tea and wine from one of the city’s most coveted cellars.
Giddy up and get yourself down to The Fitzdares Club this weekend. The Club will open be open 12pm-6pm for the Cheltenham races until Friday 15th March.
Where: 46 Charles Street, Mayfair, W1J 5EJ
The month-long showcase of the rising talent within the London arts and entertainment community is coming to a close this weekend. While the festival is coming to a close there is still much to be seen with highly-anticipated acts still on the lineup, such as, Séance, an immersive experience that explores the psychological effects of group stimulation, The Talented Mr. Ripley, a stage-adaption of the 90’s film, and Greyscale, an interpretation of the dating scene during the #metoo era.
Where: Leake Street, Waterloo
Pass me that coconut bikini and a grass skirt, I’m going to limbo over to the bar and grab me some pina colada.
Yes, we’re in the world of tiki, that magical part-Polynesian, part-supreme-kitsch, place where it’s Hawaii every day of the year. They may all look TOTALLY IDENTICAL but I swear these are all different bars! Say aloha to some of the best tiki places in London…
Website: Find Them Here
There’s a chap called Milo running about town and he’s got a bull… OK, not really but there is in fact a gym called Milo and the Bull and it’s just opened so, lazy bones, get yourself down there this weekend. Whilst we know Netflix can often be an easier option, this gym has incentives that could drag any sofa surfer out into the fresh air.
Milo and the Bull offers all sorts from rowing and strength, through to restorative yoga, to offer a holistic approach to fitness. Coar is the signature class worth a work-out at; combining cardiovascular work on the rowing machines, with intervals of strength training on the floor it’s a fast-paced, go, go, go kind of affair that will help tonnes when it comes to strength and stamina building.
What’s more, the gym is just a two minute walk from Clapham Junction station so really you’ve got no excuse!
Find a list of some of our other favourite London gym’s here
Where: 62 - 64 St. Johns Hill, SW11 1AD
Check out London’s new afternoon teas…
Afternoon tea is a truly marvellous, quintessentially British experience that we can’t get enough of. Which is why ANY excuse for a scone and cuppa is most welcome, even patriotic. Yet it goes without saying that the old, much-adored tradition sometimes needs a little tinker with and a sprucing-up to make that classic egg-and-cress-sarnie that little bit more desirable.
So sprinkling magic onto their afternoon teas are a number of intrepid restaurants and hotels, creating wonders out of classics including a London Landmarks tea, a teddy bear picnic offering for the kids and a tea which comes equipped with coveted city views.
Website: Find Them Here
King’s College School will host the first spring weekend of the Wimbledon BookFest. Lovers of literature should gear up for an impressive line-up, which is headlined by the most recent Costa Book of the Year author, Bart van Es, who will discuss his award-winning Holocaust story The Cut Out Girl.
Where: King's College School, Wimbledon & Southside House
Calling all shopaholics- Urban Makers East is back and better than ever this Spring, gathering a multitude of designers that will be selling sustainable clothing, skincare, and art pieces. After you shop till you drop, head on over to feast on cakes, coffee, and delicious seasonal cocktails.
Where: Mile End Park Clinton Road, E3 4QY
Our favourite seafood go-to has launched a brunch – hurrah! Those who know J Sheekey Atlantic Bar well will know that a brunch was something we were always yearning for, and it looks like our fishy wishes have been granted. The brunch will feature highlights of shellfish and oysters to start, followed by a brimming Surf & Turf offering. Feast your eyes, on crab and avo eggs Benedict, hens egg and fried hash browns with Togarashi mayonnaise and memory-evoking desserts including raspberry knickerbocker glory.
Fear not, we know brunch is often eaten as a helping mechanism after a whopping night out, so hair of the dogs will be on offer in the form of Bloody Mary cocktails and classic and contemporary cocktails. Acoustic duo Harry and Rosalee will be the soundtrack to your brunching this Sunday, with live music performances running as an accompaniment every Sunday. Brunch on!
Where: 33-35 St Martin's Ct, London WC2N 4AL, UK
Nearest station: Leicester Square (0.1 miles)
Looking to escape the wild St. Paddy’s Day festivities for a bit? Head on over to Homeboy, where you will find the clique that celebrates with class and a whole lotta glass filled with drinks. They’re a dab hand at a Guinness and, rumour has it, their whiskey is both strong and sharp and will certainly have you lepre-gone.
Where: 108 Essex Road, N1 8LX
Take a peek at eccentric pieces by artists, Maja Djordjevic, Paul Kindersley, and Claire Pearce this weekend and become amazed… or appalled at the sights before you. Between a giant ice cream cone with a foolish-looking nude and a take-over of fitting rooms that project distorted films and gifs with the use of monitors, you will decide whether bizarre art styles suit your fancy.
Where: 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB
Have a wander around London’s most colourful streets…
If you’ve ever scrolled through Instagram – so, er, everyone – then you’ll definitely have been subject to an influencer posing amongst coloured houses, cherry blossom wrapped around the surrounding trees and not a rubbish bin in sight. Colourful streets are quite the attraction when it comes to a pose nowadays, and turns out London has its fair which is why we’ve had a scout for all of the most attractive ones in London, proving you don’t need to venture all the way to Balamory to add a bit of colour to your life.
Website: Find Them Here
Enter a dazzling world of adventure at The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice! Join Mickey and Minnie for a colourful celebration of magic and family fun. Be enchanted by beloved characters like Dory and Nemo; Anna and Elsa; Buzz and Woody; and the Disney Princesses.
Where: The SSE Arena, Wembley, Engineers Way
The BAFTA award-winning BBC series, Blue Planet II, is bringing the captivating experiences of the planet’s wildlife to the O2 for a special live event. The London arena will be transformed by the City of Prague Orchestra, who will be accompanied by a visual display and Anita Rani, BBC reporter who will be narrating the performance. The experience will teleport the audience from the Polar ice-caps to heavily-precipitating tropical rainforests, and back to London, where you will leave your seats mystified by the miraculous world we live in.
Where: The O2 Arena