Turn your frown upside down, it’s the weekend! Get stuck into a ravishing house party at Hello Darling’s new quirky quarters, or bag yourself a free cinnamon scroll whilst wandering around Notting Hill. Whatever the weather, we’ve got you covered…
Look, it’s OK, just because summer is over (insert crying emoji) it doesn’t mean you can’t still do fun stuff! Like, for example, the Festival of Food & Wine Racing Weekend at Ascot Racecourse! Foodies and racegoers alike can fill their (riding) boots with creative culinary flavours, rustled up during live chef demonstrations by none other than Raymond Blanc OBE, TV chef James Tanner and more. Plus, if that builds up your appetite then delight in the 40 scrumptious stallholders, or masterclasses from Fortnum & Mason and Cunard.
You can whet your whistle a’plenty too! Cheval Regal and Jameson will be hosting their ever-popular Scotch vs Irish whiskey tasting and Hallgarten & Novum Wines will be saying chardon-HEY! to all who pass, with their delectable Italian wine tasting. For the mane event, if you will, Ascot’s early autumn race meeting is set to feature two highly competitive seven-race cards, with highlights of the Lavazza Handicap Stakes on Saturday. In addition, there are two-year-old contests where stars of tomorrow could be setting hooves onto the racecourse.
There’s so much going on, and there’s neigh time like the present to find out more…
Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September
Website: Book Here!
Hello darling, how’s it going?
If you do anything this weekend, make it a visit to this epic, balmy, eccentric restaurant-cum-party. Hello Darling resides just next to Waterloo and has just introduced Darling House, which words really don’t do justice! The two-storey residence is crammed full of artwork and oddities, and boasts various rooms (each different). It is, essentially, the classiest, yet Alice in Wonderland-esque house party you’ll ever attend thought up by Darling & Edge.
The futuristic cocktail bar immerses you in bucketloads of fun and, having opened on 5th of September, there’s no time like the present to give it a whirl!
Where: 131 Waterloo Road
Did someone just say FREE cinnamon scrolls? Heck yes they did! Set to make anyone’s weekend, Swedish bakery ‘Pappa Johan’s’ (which, if you hadn’t guessed, is the new Swedish take on Papa John’s) will be handing out thousands, yes thousands, of FREE cinnamon scrolls in Notting Hill this weekend to celebrate the addition of the Swedish inspired treat to its dessert menu. Find out all here!
Friday 6th September – Saturday 7th September
Where: 95 Golborne Road, Ladbroke Grove, W10 5NL
Website: Cinnamon Scrolls This Way...
We’ve all been there. We’ve gone for a day trip, got carried away on the tipple front and ended up needing a place to rest our weary (soon to be pounding) heads! Well, how about in the luxury of Sofitel London St. James’ brand spanking new guest rooms? Designed by Pierre Yves Rochon, the rooms ooze French apartment vibes, and feature Sofitel MyBedTM, as well as amenities that reflect the hotel’s luxury status. Find out more here…
Where: Sofitel London St James, Waterloo Place, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus (0.3 miles)
The nights are drawing in, layers are needed, and supermarkets are filling the aisles with Christmas themed choccies, which can only mean on thing: winter is coming. But, to stop autumn slipping through your fingers, we’ve rounded up the very best of the city’s pop-ups happening throughout September, enjoy!
Website: Pop(Up) This Way...
The Portobello Film Festival returns with a selection of independent local, London, UK and international movies. As well as film, the Festival includes street art, sculpture, comedy, poetry, theatre, performance, and music. It reaches its climax with the Grand Awards Ceremony when awards for the Best Overall Film will be handed out.
Runs until 15th September at various venues across London
Where: The KPH, 130 Ladbroke Grove, W10 6HJ
Get shaking that tail feather of yours! The Leaf and Cane are offering those who watch Strictly with their mouths wide open, the chance to finally take to the stage! They’re offering a Latin inspired sip and savour hour, every Wednesday and Friday, where you can indulge in authentic Latin bands, tropical cocktails and signature dishes.
Where: 19 New Bridge Street, London, UK
Nearest station: London Blackfriars (0.1 miles)
One of the UK’s favourite pub proprietor will be bringing his chef mates along to celebrate some of the biggest names in food and music. At each exclusive venue, there will be award-winning pubs and restaurants serving their favorite signature dishes.
Friday 6th- Sunday 8th September
Where: Chiswick House
The Concours of Elegance is more then proud to announce that Champagne Charles Heidsieck is the Official Champagne to the 2019 event! The champagne will be served throughout the three-day exclusive event and guests will have the opportunity to sign up for a tasting.
Where: Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, KT8 9AU, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Hampton Court (0.2 miles)
The summer nights are drawing in and we’re super excited for cosy nights in front of the telly with a hot cuppa Joe. But in a bid to not fully turn into a hermit now that the cooler weather is fast approaching, why not escape the sofa and head to one of London’s finest theatres for an evening of theatrics. We’ve rounded up eight of London’s very best theatre shows coming this Autumn, enjoy!
Website: Find Them Here!
If our exhaustive list of to-do’s hasn’t got you covered, then why not head to the newly opened Fashercise Store which launched this week? Seven Dials will be your go-to, where you can discover the store in all of its newly opened glory, alongside a booming fitness wear range loved by many.
Where: Fashercise, 46 Monmouth Street, WC2H 9LE