Here we are, it’s the weekend and here’s a slew of suggestions of what you can be doing with your time. And it looks like you’re going to have the weather for it too…
Why: We love this for the name alone. The home of country music, Nashville, Tennessee, comes to London this weekend as a prelude to Maverick Festival, the Americana festival in Suffolk next month. So from Friday 8th June Granary Square will be taken over with the sounds and tastes of the South. Enjoy “Bayou Biteback” alligator nuggets, S’mores-covered sweet potato waffle fries, Nashville-fried chicken burgers, slow-smoked “Notorious P.I.G” buns, apple pie donuts, KERB Bar’s Dolly Parton’s Melon Margaritas and Cajun-spiked lemonade.
Friday 8th – Sunday 10th June
Where: Granary Square, Kings Cross, N1C 4AA
What: Pre/Post Polo Cider?
Why: If you’re heading to the Chesterton’s Polo in the Park then why not stop off en-route to or from (or both!) at Parsons Green’s latest addition, Pilango Cider. Purveyors of excellent cider, Pilango Cider Vault hosts a veritable treasure trove of fermented-apple-y delights, from their own in-house Pilango cider to one of London’s best ranges of British and international brands. Drink onsite or stock up for home.
Open all weekend
Where: Arch 10 Munster Road, Parsons Green, SW6 4RY
All Young's Pubs!
What: Free Gin (Yes, Free!)
Why: It’s World Gin Day today and to celebrate Young’s Pubs are dolling out free Beefeater Pink this weekend to anyone who’ll listen. More than 100 Young’s Pubs will be joining in, including Old Ship, Hammersmith; Prince of Wales, Clapton and Hope & Anchor, Brixton, offering a glass of the perfect summer serve using this brand new pink gin.
Friday 8th June – Sunday 10th June
Where: Basically across London, but our faves are the Hope & Anchor, Brixton and The Ship, Wandsworth
Why: Brunchers, listen up! Chimaek joint Wing Wing have just launched their brunch and it’s K-Pop themed! The Korean chicken shop will be going all Gangnam Style with their addictive bottomless wings over five hours (five hours!) and with bottomless K-Cocktails including Strawberry Jjiang with Vodka, Yuzo Juice, Lychee Liqueur and strawberry puree. All while the DJ plays K-Pop classics.
Saturday 9th June
Where: 18-20 Broadway Studios, Hammersmith, W6 7AF
Goodge Street (0.4 miles)
What: Gin And Hotel
Why: I know, we can’t escape World Gin Day, right? But at Sanderson this Saturday you won’t want to with their debut Gin & Tonic menu. Enjoy cocktails including The Botanist and Star of Bombay set within their lovely courtyard and surrounded by floral installations.
Saturday 9th June
Where: 50 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NG, United Kingdom
What: Bang, Bang, Bang!
Why: Okay, not quite the weekend, but we can start early, right? Brixton will be banging to the sounds of Salon in Brixton Market tonight as Strictly Bangers takes over with The Clove Club’s Daniel Willis joins as guest sommelier and DJ for the evening. Strictly Bangers is a series combining the Salon team’s passion for banging wine and banging music!
Thursday 7th June
Where: 18 Market Row, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LD
Website: Click here for tickets...
M Restaurants Pop-Up At Polo in the Park
What: Polo And Meat
Why: Given Argentina’s close relationship with steak AND polo, it’s probably a smart move that M Restaurants, purveyors of some of the best meat in London, will be hanging up the cleaver and heading out to Hurlingham this weekend for Polo In The Park. The polo event will host M’s chef Mike Reid as he showcases his signature international style with a menu that including tuna taco, chicken karaage with a chilli glaze or a wood cooked rib eye steak sandwich. M Restaurants will be in the “Grazing Paddock”, head there to find them.
Friday 8th – Sunday 10th June, book by calling 0203 3277 770
Where: Hurlingham Park, Fulham, SW6 3RH
Borough Wines with Pococello
What: Taste The Amalfi Coast
Why: The Amalfi Coast is coming to London this summer in the form of a little yellow van. Limoncello brand Pococello, from Pizza Pilgrims, will be doing the rounds throughout summer and starting out this weekend by rolling up to Borough Wines. Catch a refreshing taste of Italy, with limoncello made from the best Amalfi lemons, which are then peeled, distilled and bottled in Hertfordshire!
Friday 8th June
What: Bring Back The Funk
Why: Soho’s Borderline has a mission to rekindle our love affair with all things funk, soul, disco, motown as well as old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. Think you can manage that? Starting tomorrow, they’ll be running a weekly session of their soul tapping, finger clicking event. Expect amazing lighting (they promise a ‘festival worthy show’), disco balls, confetti, and back-to-back classics until 4am.
Friday 8th June, then every Friday
Where: Orange Yard, off Manette Street, Soho, W1D 4JB
chaYkra x Bhuti Studio
What: Yoga And Brunch (Broga?)
Why: For anyone out west but craving a bit of the east, look no further than the chaYkra x Bhuti studio in Richmond upon Thames, billed as the perfect place to unwind and detox. The Yoga Flow class will take place in the large studio this Saturday followed led by Emily Hughes, aka Instagramer Ballet Yoga Girl, and the session will be followed by a detox vegan lunch bowl with smoothie or juice.
Saturday 9th June
Where: 50 Hill Rise, Richmond TW10 6UB
Website: Tickets available here...