The count-down is nearly over as the clock ticks ever-closer to 6pm on Friday, that magical moment when the weekend begins and finally you can relax into all the plans you’ve been making since 9am on Monday!
Art and Barbecue
Fancy a little culture with your weekend eating? Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa Piccadilly has teamed up with the Royal Academy so that you can have a three-course set menu with either a G&T or a glass of sparkling wine and entry to the Royal Academy’s Jasper Johns exhibition for just £45 per person. Then once you’ve filled up on brownies, trot over the road to have a look at the exhibition, which is the first survey of Jasper Johns’ work to be held in the UK in the last 40 years.
Available Now Until the 30th November
Where: Barbecoa Piccadilly, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus (0.3 miles)
Taste Of London: The Festive Edition
Taste Of London is back, this time in the guise of Taste Of London: The Festive Edition! Expect all your favourite Taste features, an impressive selection of restaurants serving their delicious wares, including Kricket, Jamavar and Barrafina while on stage chefs like Ollie Dabbous, Jackson Boxer and Sebby Holmes will be strutting their stuff. All this is accompanied by the usual array of artisan food and drink producers and popups.
Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th November
Where: Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping, E1W 2SF
Not Quite Jazz
Taking place during London’s Jazz Festival, Pop Brixton is hosting a two day festival, Not Quite Jazz. It’ll be two days of alternative jazz with a mix of hip hop, afro beats, soul and jazz and bringing together renowned artists with up and coming talent.
Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November
Where: 49 Brixton Station Road, Brixton, SW9 8PQ
Whisky And Bow Tie Pairing
Pairing events have become somewhat derigeur, or so think the guys over at Hyde Bar at The Park Tower Knightsbridge because they’ve got a unique take on the concept. Instead of pairing their whiskys with, say, various haggises, they’ve gone more surreal with a whiskey and bow tie pairing menu. ‘Attire’ showcases a number of British and international brands of of bow ties and cravats with whiskys and whisky cocktails using Macallan whisky. For instance Macallan Sherry Cask, cacao liquer, gingerbread syrup and ginger beer, paired with an Alexander McQueen silk patterned Bow Tie.
Until Sunday 7th January 2018
Where: 101 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RN
Beaujolais Nouveau Day
Happy Beaujolais Nouveau day! You didn’t know? Well in France it’s an institution with fireworks, music and festivities and so to celebrate the end of the grape harvest. And so Youngs are spending the next four days celebrating in true French style, decked out in red, white and blue with staff donning breton shirts and moustaches, it’s going to be the Frenchest thing since Allo Allo. Along with the decor and outfits there will be a series of Beaujolais Nouveau samples as well as mini games and activities which will be popping up at various venues, The Fentiman Arms, will even be hosting a French accordionist called Stephanie Mair aka “Fifi La Mer”.
Thursday 16th November until Sunday 19th November at The Windmill, Mayfair; The Narrowboat, Islington; The Fentiman Arms, Oval and The Lamb, Bloomsbury
Where: 64 Fentiman Road, Oval, SW8 1LA
Eat For a Good Cause
The crew behind #BakeforSyria are back to host their second bake sale. All you have to do, is turn up and eat cake and bread from the likes of Fatties Bakery, Bread Ahead, Lily Vanilli and The Good Egg and help raise money for the #CookforSyria campaign. Other traders in the market will also be taking part with Happy Endings, Sood Family, Dumpling Shack and Yum Bun all serving up a Syrian inspired twist on one of their dishes.
Saturday 18th November
Where: Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, E1 6EW
Charleston At The Waldorf
Take a box-step back in time at The Waldorf Hilton at their Charleston Tea Dances. Taking place in the sumptuous Palm Court relive the glamour of the past with the a Charleston Twist. Ideal for newcomers or seasoned dancers guests are led by professional dance duo and twin sisters, Jessica and Emily, “The Twin Swing”, who performed at the 2012 Olympic closing ceremony and The Berkeley Square Society Band who have worked on more than 100 West End musicals between them. Of course there’ll also be a delicious tea to devour after your dancing’s over.
Sunday 19th November
Where: Aldwych, Covent Garden, WC2B 4DD
Brunch at Merchants Tavern
Merchants Tavern, the Shoreditch tavern brought to us by Angela Hartnett and Head Chef Neil Borthwick, has a new weekend brunch and a la carte menu launching this Saturday. Along with their signature Bloody Mary and pick-me-up the Corpse Reviver #2, they will be serving an all-new dirty bacon sandwich, ricotta pancakes with berry compote , waffles & fried chicken and roast beef sandwich with horseradish and fries. The perfect way to start putting your life back together after a heavy night out.
Launches Saturday 18th November
Where: 36 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PG
Bottomless Beer and Lunch
Camden Town Brewery have not only launched a visitor centre at their Enfield Brewery, but they’ve also got a bottomless brunch to share with us! One Saturday a month they’ll open up for a tour and a £20 guests not only brush up on their beer knowledge, but also can enjoy delicious beerhall dishes from the chefs at gastropub Horseshoe Kitchen next door, plus unlimited Hells!
Where: Morson Road, Enfield, EN3 4TJ
Christmas has arrived on Albemarle Street and it’s time to go shopping! Starting tonight (16th November) the Mayfair street will be coming together for the first time for an evening of festivities, with all the street’s outlets opening until late and offering experiences like Christmas wreath making and fine jewellery cleaning. If you’re at a loose end why not start the weekend early with an evening’s shopping at the likes of Tiffany & Co, Cartier or Boodles ?
Thursday 16th November
Where: Albemarle Street, Mayfair