For many, this weekend will see the results of months of pounding the pavements, physio sessions and some last-minute carbo-loading but for those of us who aren’t taking part in the London Marathon, this weekend offers a wild new brunch, Earth Day cocktails and a huge new photography exhibition. Marathon or no marathon, we’ll race you to the bar…
The London Edition
Oxford Circus (0.4 miles)
What: Earth Day
Why: This Saturday is Earth Day, a day for us to focus on saving the environment and protecting our planet, something all of us should take seriously living in a polluted city, plus you know without the earth we wouldn’t be alive. Taking part in the day is The London EDITION who have selected three special cocktails and every time one is ordered they’ll donate £2 to Greenpeace. The cocktails are The Smashing Pear of Melons, Let Forever Bee and Enotria Punch and you’ll also be given a packet of London EDITION seeds for you to plant.
Saturday 22nd April
Where: 10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP
What: Celebration of Photography
Why: Think your Instagram’s pretty impressive? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but it’s time to take a step back and see how the pros do it at this year’s Sony World Photography Awards. Launching on Friday, the exhibition will showcase jaw-dropping photos across the themes of daily life, portraiture, landscape and sports as well as a section dedicated to the candid work of Martin Parr.
Launches Friday 21st April
Where: Strand, WC2R 1LA
Mac & Wild Fitzrovia
What: Wild Brunch
Why: Mac & Wild are getting on board the brunch train with the arrival of their new Wild Brunch. Dishes include crushed avocado with toasted sourdough; cured salmon and scrambled eggs with béarnaise; toasted candied bacon sandwich with béchamel sauce and spiced bone marrow gravy; banana and pecan pancakes with sweet cream and honey and smoked haddock potato pancakes with caramelised mustard onions and poached hen’s eggs. Of course, if you need something even more substantial then there is the Scottish breakfast: home-cured bacon, tattie scone, white pudding, mushroom, black pudding, Lorne sausage and scrambled eggs. Most likely you’ll want to go bottomless, meaning you have two hours to drink as many brunch cocktails as you can like the Bloody Scotsman made with whisky. It is the wild brunch after all.
Every Saturday and Sunday – also available at Mac & Wild Devonshire Square
Where: 65 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 7PS
Drink Factory, then Untitled
What: Behind the Scenes Bar Tour
Why: Bar legend, Tony Conigliaro, recently launched his imaginatively named bar, ‘Untitled’ and is, this weekend, opening the doors to his Hackney drinks laboratory to the public. After being given a tour of the space and getting a glimpse into the Willy Wonka-esque world of Tony, guests will get to drink cocktails in Untitled which is just round the corner.
Saturday 22nd April, 3-5pm
The Kitchen Counter
What: Deliciously Ella's New Cafe
Why: Deliciously Ella has come to South London. This weekend will be your first chance to visit The Kitchen Counter in Herne Hill and sample Ella’s signature wheat-, dairy- and refined sugar-free foods, across brunch, lunch and dinner. A children’s menu will be available as will coffees, salads, smoothies and energy balls.
Where: 288-290 Milkwood Road, Herne Hill, SE24 0EZ
The Roof Gardens and Babylon
High Street Kensington (0.1 miles)
What: Gardening Club
Why: If you fancy doing something a little different this Sunday morning, then get up, get up nice and early and head to The Roof Garden for their Gardening Club. You’ll start with a glass of Buck Fizz and breakfast before listening to Nigel Dunnett discuss smart and sustainable contemporary eco-gardening, planting methods, his upcoming Chelsea garden and past medal-winning gardens. Afterwards, Head Gardener Pilar Medrano Deli will be giving a tour of the gardens.
Sunday 23rd April
Where: 6th and 7th Floor, 99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 5SA
Website: Get Tickets Here
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