April is finally here, which means longer, warmer evenings and much more time (and energy) for socialising. This also means the start of the summer events in London. From Spring gin pop-ups and Iftar celebrations to supper clubs and rooftop takeovers, here’s what to look out for in April. 

The Searcys’ Bubbly Show

On Friday 26th April and Saturday 27th April, Searcys is inviting guests to indulge their tastebuds and toast the weekend in style at the Bubbly Show 2024, at Carlton House Terrace.
 
Not only will the two-day event be a celebration of all things Champagne and English Sparkling Wine (among the 25 exhibitors includes Hollywood star Idris Elba’s own luxury wine brand, Porte Noire), but it will also satisfy your appetite, from light-bites and traditional English afternoon teas to extravagant three-course dinners, sure to leave guests feeling inspired.

when: 26.04 – 27.04

where: 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, St. James’ London

website: searcys.co.uk

Malfy Gin Spring Pop-up at Mama Shelter

Quirky East London hotel Mama Shelter has partnered with the vibrant brand Malfy Gin to bring a taste of la dolce vita to Mama’s ethereal Garden Bar. 

Running until 30th April, the activation is the perfect way to defrost with a taste of spring for a series of exclusive Malfy serves.

when: until 30.04

where: 437 Hackney Rd, London E2 8PP

website: mamashelter.com

The Andaz Wedding Show

We’re entering into wedding season, and catering to every dream wedding, Andaz is offering soon-to-be-weds a preview of its wedding experience on April 13th.

Running from 11am to 4pm, the 2024 wedding show is free to the public and will include a number of displays from London’s best suppliers and expert talks from wedding planners, florists, venues, and more.

when: 13.04.2024

where: Andaz Hotel, 40 Liverpool St, London EC2M 7QN

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Umai x Counter 71 Fried Chicken

Counter 71 is one of London’s best new openings of the past year, and now they are putting on a tasting evening based on an unusual food partnership; fried chicken and caviar.

Celebrating a new era of caviar consumption, N25’s Umai range will be brought to life through a welcome masterclass, before guests are invited to choose a 20g tin of caviar to pair with Counter 71’s exclusive six-course tasting menu (£65 per head).

when: 11.04

where: 71 Nile St, London N1 7RD

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10 Years of Fashion Revolution

Fashion Revolution, the world’s largest fashion activism movement, marks its 10th anniversary this April with Fashion Revolution Week. Featuring 10 days of citizen events, the week brings together communities from around the world through a series of engaging local events across 75 countries, including a Mend in Public Day, taking place in London on 20th April.

The London Mend in Public Day will take place in Islington and aims to get the local fashion community to learn to repair their garments, and stand up against disposable fashion. Under the theme of ‘How to be a Fashion Revolutionary’, the free events will feature repair stations, interactive workshops, woven art, and panel discussions.

when: 20.04

where: 21 Parkfield St, London N1 0PS, UK

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Ixta Belfrage takeover at The Standard

This exclusive menu takeover at Isla, The Standard’s laid-back all-day restaurant, comes from ex-Ottalenghi test kitchen chef and best-selling author Ixta Belfrage, and draws inspiration from the culinary traditions of Italy, Brazil, and Mexico, where Ixta’s culinary influence comes from.

On the menu the star of the show is the king prawn lasagne with habanero oil – the first opportunity to eat the dish in a restaurant setting. Other mains include guava roast duck tacos with chipotle crema; and crisped sticky rice stuffed aubergine.

when: until 22.05

where: 10 Argyle St, London NW1 2ST

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Hash Hut Brunch Takeover at All Star Lanes

Bowling isn’t traditionally associated with brunch, but All Star Lanes are on a mission to change that through their partnership with Hash Hut.

Founded by Chef James Sharp, ex-Masterchef: The Professionals contestant, Hash Hut takes hash browns from a much-loved side dish to the main character. Chef James has created 7 loaded hash brown brunch specials available exclusively at All Star Lanes Brick Lane, from the ‘Hash Hut Benni’ topped with streaky bacon and poached eggs to the ‘Hash N Avo’ with a herb and pea shoot salad.

when: until 05.05

where: 95 Brick Ln, London E1 6QL

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Rich Woods takeover at Sotto

Soho’s cocktail scene is about to get even more exciting with a new collaboration between award-winning mixologist Rich Woods (aka The Cocktail Guy) and Sotto, the subterranean speakeasy bar situated beneath luxury Italian restaurant Bocconcino Soho. Woods has created a unique ‘Modern Italian Classics’ menu, reimagining classic cocktails with innovative Italian twists.

From classics with a twist like the Med Martini with lemon gin, bergamot, and Amalfi lemon to his creations like the Blackcurrant Negroni with added British eucalyptus and blackcurrant, there are creative combinations for everybody.

when: 12.04

where: 59 Great Marlborough St, London W1F 7JY

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Dishoom’s Iftar Celebrations

April marks the holy month of Ramadan this year when Muslims across the world fast daily from dawn until dusk. It is also a time for shared feasting: both at suhoor, the pre-dawn meal, and at iftar – the evening meal to break one’s fast. In honour of these traditions, Dishoom will be hosting an Iftar celebration on April 7th, at Camley Street Natural Park near Dishoom King’s Cross.

The call to prayer will be led by Imam Hassen Rasool, before the day’s fast is opened with traditional iftar snacks. An abundant buffet including delicacies such as Baida Roti, Biryani, and Keema Pau will follow alongside live music by Chand Ali Khan.

when: 07.04

where: Camley Steet National Park, 12 Camley St, London N1C 4PW

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The Mandrake’s Artist in Residence

The Mandrake has announced the latest collaboration in its Artist in Residence Programme, hosting Scottish artist, director, and multi-instrumentalist Magnus Westwell.

Next week the hotel’s Masha Hari Theatre will become Magnus’ personal laboratory for sound and movement, composing and recording long-form ambient soundscapes, individually crafted for the hotel’s unique and immersive spaces and representing The Mandrake through Magnus’ own lens.

when: 08.04 – 14.04

where: 20-21 Newman St, London W1T 1PG

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Dinner Ladies Makan Malaysian Supper Club

Dinner Ladies – the female-run team known for their supper clubs – is presenting a Malaysian special at Studio Z. Inspired by Head Chef Nikika Marino Parlanti’s Malaysian heritage, guests are invited to ‘Makan’ (Malay for ‘come eat’) as the team hosts a huge feast of family recipes and childhood favourites, with a couple of fun twists along the way. 

The Brixton archway at Studio Z will be transformed into a jungle paradise for an evening of family-style feasting along banquet tables. Expect a vibrant spread served on banana leaves, and lots of punchy Southeast Asian flavours such as beef rendang, chilli crab, satay, and kaya.

when: 18.04

where: Studio z,  537 Brixton Station Rd, London SW9 8QB

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Smiths of Smithfield Rooftop Restaurant reopening

April means it’s finally warm enough to start venturing back up to the rooftops of London. To start, Farringdon spot Smiths of Smithfield is celebrating the relaunch of its No.3 Rooftop Restaurant with an exciting seven-course tasting menu experience in collaboration with MasterChef 2013 winner Natalie Coleman.

Natalie will take to the stove alongside Head Chefs, Stan Marshman and Tim Dela Cruz, for an evening overlooking the London skyline. 

when: 19.04

where: 67-77 Charterhouse St, London EC1M 6HJ

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Embellished Talks workshop at One Hundred Shoreditch

Fancy some fashion DIY? Join a relaxing hand embroidery workshop in collaboration between One Hundred Shoreditch Hotel and Rebeckah Kemi Apara of Embellished Talk.

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned seamstress, all are welcome to learn about the wonderful world of stitching, as Rebeckah guides you through how to personalise a bag with unique embroidery motifs. All materials are thoughtfully supplied, allowing you to delve into this timeless craft with ease.

when: 11.04

where: 100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ

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The Organic Pharmacy at Westfield London White City

Performance-driven skincare brand The Organic Pharmacy will open its first immersive pop-up next month to showcase its new identity, hero products and latest innovations.

Located at Westfield London White City, the Skin Rescue Lab aims to drive brand awareness and conversation around clinically proven, organic, and natural skincare. Visitors will benefit from complimentary 1-2-1 consultations and will be able to dive into the brand’s story, learn about the brand’s 4-step routine, and test all its products, from global bestsellers to the latest innovations. 

when: 19.04 – 21.04

where: Westfield London, Ariel Way, London W12 7GF

Sake Supper Club at Dalloway Terrace

Dalloway Terrace will be hosting a Sake Supperclub, offering a unique introduction to the artistry that underpins the creation of sake and shochu as guests try each sake paired with a dish created by Dalloway Terrace’s head chef, James Harrison.

Hosted by a Sake Samurai who will guide you through the tasting, the menu will feature grilled enoki mushroom, kombu dashi, truffle, and yuzu,  corn-fed chicken yasai zuke, and a miso and butterscotch tart with walnut ice cream.

when: 15.04 – 21.04

where: 16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN

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Michelin-starred Istanbul restaurant Arkestra is making its way to London after announcing a residency at Carousel in Fitzrovia.

Established by husband-wife duo Cenk Debensason and Debora Ipekel, Arkestra is known for its genre-defying, bold cooking, and Istanbul’s first jazz-kissa inspired listening bar, dedicated to hosting international and local talent.

Guests can expect dishes like Duck breast with apicius sauce, seabass with sushi rice ice-cream ginger ponzu, and nori chips, and a yoghurt pannacotta with baklava crisps and sumac. 

when: 02.04 – 06.04

where: 19-23 Charlotte St., London W1T 1RW

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Growing Herbs with Hackney Central and Toast

Toast is known for its great creative events, and this one comes just in time to get you in the mood to start gardening for summer.

Join social enterprise Hackney Herbal as they demonstrate creative methods of growing herbs in urban spaces using pots and containers. During the session, you will have the opportunity to plant a set of coriander, rocket, and calendula seeds to take home – everyone knows fresh herbs taste better than the usual supermarket fare

when: 19.04

where: 59 Lamb’s Conduit Street London WC1N 3NB

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Oranj Presents Evelyn Aloupas

Jeremy Allen White claims Chicago-based Smyth inspired season 2 of The Bear, and now it’s coming to London – or, at least a chef who worked at the three-starred restaurant is.

Evelyn Aloupas is heading to natural wine bar Oranj for a four-week-long residency this month, delivering a vibrant seasonal menu full of dynamic flavours. Stand-out menu items include; roasted red beets, black garlic, horseradish-cashew butter, and radicchio; Mussels, kohlrabi, brown butter broth, and chive, as well as Scallops, rice koji allium broth, spring pea, and dill.

when: 02.04 – 27.04

where: Oranj, 14 Bacon St, London E1 6LF

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Aberfeldy pop-up at Alba Silverleaf

The team from Silverleaf at Pan Pacific London has curated three bespoke cocktails for Alba X Aberfeldy. The three cocktails showcase three highlighted tasting notes of Aberfeldy: peach, honey, and coconut. Each cocktail also pays homage to Argentina, the country of origin for the Malbec French Oak wine casks used to finish the Aberfeldy 21-Year-Old.

Argentinian small plates will accompany the exclusive drink menu.

when:

where: 3rd Floor, Devonshire House, 3 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4JX

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Cue Point Ldn Iftar Supper Club At The Gantry 

The Gantry Hotel in Stratford is teaming up with award-winning inclusive British Afghan Smokehouse Cue Point Ldn for an Iftar Saturday Supper Club, to coincide with Ramadan and Solar New Year. 


Cue Point takes quintessentially British classics and infuses them with Afghan flavour profiles using global BBQ methodologies. Now coming to Stratford for the first time, it is taking over the hotel’s first first-floor restaurant, Union Social, serving sharing-style BBQ feasts.

when: 09.04

where: 40 Celebration Ave, East Village, London E20 1DB

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