The last weekend of January and it’s a great one, most of us get paid this weekend, there’s one final push if you’re doing Dry January and we’re almost out of the bleakest month which means the evenings will start to get lighter soon and next month we have the likes of Valentines, Galentines and Shrove Tuesday to look forward to! Make the most of this weekend with yoga, brunches, free pizza, work out classes and doughnuts. It’s all about a balanced life.
New Year Wellbeing
Looking for a health boost? You might not immediately think of Regent Street, but you should and you should quickly, because this is the last weekend to make the most of their New Year Wellbeing series. The likes of Apple, Liberty London, Kiehl’s, Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre and Murdock London are hosting a series of events all designed to help you on your way to peak health in 2018 and to banish any winter blues that might be lingering. Learn something new, get a treatment and enter February feeling much better than you did on January 1st.
Where: Various Throughout Regent Street
Saying Goodbye to the Brixton Rooftop
It’s with great sadness that this weekend we have to say goodbye to Brixton Rooftop. The reason? Sports Direct has bought the Popes Road buildings the Brixton Rooftop occupies, planned works to be carried out on the roof has in turn prematurely ended their five year lease less than half way through their tenancy. Yep we’re not happy either. Fingers crossed they’ll be able to move back, but until then we have to say goodbye to them. Of course they’re going to go out in style with massive parties on Friday and Saturday night. It’ll be the biggest party they’ve ever thrown with performers, their favourite DJs plenty to drink and incredible food. Hope you’re happy Sports Direct.
Thursday 25th – Saturday 27th January
Where: Pope's Road, Brixton, SW9 8JH
To say goodbye to January, STK London, will be hosting a wild retox brunch. We’re talking DJs, plenty of Prosecco and performances from burlesque queen Miss Polly Rae. To eat you’ll find American style pancakes, steak duck egg and chips and if you’re into eggs then there the is the eggy platter: duck scotch egg, truffled scrambled egg, eggs Benedict and baguette soldiers. And for the first time, STK London will be offering bottomless Prosecco, because that’s the sort of farewell they want to give to January.
Sunday 28th January
Where: ME London, 336-337 The Strand, London WC2R 1HA, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Temple (0.3 miles)
Top London Chefs Collaborate
Salon is celebrating its fifth birthday this weekend and to celebrate Chef and Founder, Nicholas Balfe has invited five of his close friends who also happen to be top London chefs (handy that) to create a one-off celebratory feast. The line-up includes Lee Tiernan from Black Axe Mangal, Josh Katz of Berber & Q, John Chantarasak from som saa, Silo’s Dougie McMaster and pudding queen Ravneet Gill from Llewelyn’s. And in charge of the drinks, none other than Mr Lyan. Sundays are made for eating and this is going to be one heck of a feast.
Sunday 28th January
Where: 18 Market Row, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LD
Doughnut Time is continuing to take London by storm, because funnily London can’t get enough of their excellent doughnuts. They’re already launching their third store here and this time they are going to Notting Hill. New additions will include the Anna Scott, a limited-edition brownie, named after Julia Roberts’ character. To celebrate the opening they will be handing out two hours’ worth of free doughnuts from 12pm – 2pm – isn’t that just the best news you’ve heard?
Saturday 27th January
Where: 15 Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill, W11 2EE
Pizza Party and Free Pizza
Not only can you get free doughnuts this week, but you can also get free pizza! What a time to be alive! Pizza Union is saying goodbye to January by saying hello to their new restaurant in Dalston. You can’t get tickets, it’s first come first served, so make sure you’re there at 6pm if you want to be one of the first 100 guests, if you are, then you’ll get free pizzas and limoncellos. There’ll also be 50 indulgent dolce pizza rings to share. Cancel any plans you already have and head to Dalston.
Saturday 27th January
Where: 14 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, E8 2JP
Live Jazz Brunch
Is it really a weekend if you don’t have a brunch? The answer is no. Luckily, we have no shortage of brunches in London but if you want a new brunch then you need to try out the Chess Club, as they have just launched their Saturday brunch with live jazz. On the menu you’ll find sweetcorn fritters with poached eggs, raw spinach and chilli sauce; steak and eggs with potato hash and hot sauce, buckwheat pancakes with berries and maple syrup and kedgeree with smoked haddock, poached egg and lemon pickle. That should set you up for the day.
Saturday 27th January and then every Saturday
Where: 1a Chesterfield Street, Belgravia, W1J 5JF
Fresh + Fit Fest
Taking place at both The Hoxton Holborn and Shoreditch, Fresh + Fit Fest is the boost you need to maintain (or kick start) those January resolutions of becoming fitter and healthier. It’s a day packed with exercise classes, kitchen demonstrations, talks, workshops and food, with everything from hiit classes and yoga to have to revamp your lunch box and the importance of not burning out. With over 100 brands involved, you’ll find the likes of lululemon, Gymbox, Harry Judd, 1Rebel, Kirk Miller, Pollen + Grace and AJ Odudu all taking part.
Saturday 27th January
Where: 199-206 High Holborn, Holborn, WC1V 7BD
Big Brewery Bottomless Brunch
January is almost over, which means Dry January is almost over, if you haven’t given up then keep going, it’s no mean feat to navigate London for a month without having a cocktail or beer. If you didn’t quite make it, well done for trying and here’s something you can go to instead. Camden Town Brewery is hosting its Big Brewery Bottomless Brunch. Sit down to a brunch of buttermilk pancakes or skillet-baked eggs with unlimited coffee, croissants and sourdough toast and two hours of bottomless Hells Lager – you’re going to need all that sourdough toast. Then when you’re suitably merry the brewery will also be hosting tours run by the expert brewers at Camden.
Saturday 27th January and then monthly
Where: Enfield Visitor Centre, Morson Road, Enfield, EN3 4TJ
Boom and Brunch
Boom + Brunch is your ticket for an ideal Sunday. Step 1) have a lie in as you don’t need to be at Boom Cycle until 12pm. Step 2) Head over to Boom Cycle in Circus West Village for one the ultimate workout, it’s more like a party than an exercise class. Step 3) Freshen up using the finest REN products. Step 4) Head to Fiume to refuel and feast on brunch with a glass of bubbles. Step 5) Head home with a REN Evercalm gift-set which will nourish your skin for days to come. Step 6) Know that a Sunday well spent leads to a week of content. #MotivationalQuotes.
Sunday 28th January
Where: Unit 24 Circus West, Battersea Power Station, Battersea, SW8 5BN
Nearest station: Battersea Park (0.4 miles)
Yoga, Brunch and Floristry
Yoga, brunch, floristry three things that are perfect for a Sunday, because there is more to Sundays than Netflix. Created by Xylem and Phloem (aka Tash Richards and Freddy Owen), the monthly events combine these three things starting with an hour and half yoga and meditation. Then once you’ve left the stress of week behind, you can tuck into an indulgent brunch created exclusively for the day by Sophie Gordon with kombucha provided by Jarr Kombucha. Then you’ll learn how to make a floral disco ball, which is sure to brighten up even the most miserable January weekends.
Sunday 28th January and then monthly.
Where: Flat 27, Park Lofts 63 Lyham Road, Brixton, SW2 5EB
Website: Get Tickets Here
Forget happy hour, it’s all about the aperitivo, that time of day when you meet for cocktails and something light to eat before you go for dinner. And today sees the launch of Quaglino’s Q Aperitivo cocktail menu. Accompanying tomato arancini and smoked beef carpaccio, will be cocktails such as the La Scala made with Campari and Martini Rubino, Cynar and Amer Picon and the Il Pupo made with Oregan infused Belvedere, Averna and homemade orange marmalade with spiced ginger ale. That’s your after work plans tonight sorted!
Launches Thursday 25th January
Where: 16 Bury Street, London, SW1Y 6AJ, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Green Park (0.3 miles)