We’re on the final countdown until hospitality can reopen its doors for indoor dining and activities. It’s so close we can almost touch it! Until Monday 17th, we’ve rounded up the best things going on in London, from farmers markets to beauty pop-ups. 

Here’s what to do…

Head to Greenwich Peninsula’s farmers market 

For those on the hunt for local, seasonal and high quality produce, head on down to Greenwich Peninsula’s new farmers market, Flow. 

Inspired by the area’s riverside location, Flow brings together traders from the local area, from fresh and sustainable produce to takeaway treats that’ll keep you coming back for more. Expect the likes of Big Wheel Cheese, Pick’s Organic Farm and Rodgis Bread to be popping up fortnightly along the riverside destination. 

Running every other Sunday until mid September, spend your summer strolling the vendors and stalls at Greenwich Peninsula’s farmers market.

Running this Sunday, 10am3pm – Every other Sunday until 19th September
The Tide, Greenwich Peninsula
www.greenwichpeninsula.co.uk

Tap your foot to the beat of the drum at Hicce’s Sundowners Sessions 

Get your groove on (while sitting down) at Hicce’s Sundowners Sessions this Sunday. Located in the bustling Coal Drop’s Yard, the restaurant will play host to a live DJ who will be spinning the deck while guests enjoy dinner and cocktails on the two part terrace.

Hicce’s will see out the weekend in style with a little funk, soul, reggae and rare groove.

Running every Sunday evening, Hicce’s will see out the weekend in style with a little funk, soul, reggae and rare groove.

Every Sunday from 4:30pm – 8:30pm
102 Stable Street, Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross, N1C 4DQ
www.hicce.co.uk

Catch the art exhibition inspired by internet memes, Context Plz – Sebastian Chaumeton 

This month Maddox Gallery will be showcasing a new collection from British artist, Sebastian Chaumeton. 

Named Context Plz, the exhibition explores the consequences of internet culture and how in a world where we are bombarded with information but ultimately have grown detached from each other, context is king.

Drawing on aspects of The Twelve Labours of Hercules, Chaumeton reimagines the Greek myths through cartoon characters and internet memes. It’s a fun viewing experience for those who love art, Greek mythology and Tom & Jerry alike.

As part of the exhibition, the artist will be making a live appearance across six days to paint two large amphoras within the gallery space taking cues from what the gallery guests want to see.

Running until 20TH MAY
MADDOX GALLERY, 112 WESTBOURNE GROVE, W2 5RU
WWW.MADDOXGALLERY.COM

Check out Harrods’ new chocolate hall 

Have cravings for chocolate? Live out your Charlie and the Chocolate Factory dreams at Harrods’ new chocolate hall.

The long awaited arrival for Harrods’ chocolate hall is finally over! Last week saw the dedicated chocolate hall open to the public, bringing with it mountain upon mountain of cocoa filled shelves.

Launching in celebration of 150 years of chocolate, the Chocolate Hall boasts a wide selection of handcrafted chocolates, as well as celebrated confectionary partners and brands from around the world. Customers can expect live demonstrations by top chocolatiers to dazzle them throughout the hall too.

87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7XL
www.harrods.com

Pose in front of London’s best wisteria covered houses 

If you hadn’t already noticed, it’s wisteria season. Which means hoards of ‘grammers, influencers and tourists will be queuing up outside anywhere that boards the purple stuff. 

Get your ‘gram in quick and head down to one of these six streets to really soak up the spring floral season. 

From cobblestone streets to Chelsea’s finest restaurant, here’s where to head to get a piece of the wisteria pie. 

Get your ‘gram in quick and head down to one of these six streets to really soak up the spring floral season. 

Top up your beauty cabinet at The BLOMMA Beauty Pop-Up

If your beauty cabinet is looking a little sparse or you just fancy giving yourself a beauty treat for making it through the working week, head on down to the BLOMMA Beauty pop-up running at Brent Cross. 

The BLOMMA Beauty team set up community pop-up events and lively skincare evenings pre-COVID and this month sees the return of the BLOMMA Beauty Experience, with their first standalone store in Brent Cross Shopping Centre.

Expect facial treatments, workshops, classes and a beauty bar...

Running until 31st May, BLOMMA Beauty will boast facial treatments, workshops and classes, a beauty bar for face-to-face consultations and a hand-picked selection of independent brands that customers love from the website.

Running until 31st May
Unit E1, Ground Floor, Brent Cross, NW4 3FP
www.blommabeauty.com

Watch our TV series of the week, Halston

We’re a generation that’s grown obsessed with biopics that delve deeper into stories, often based on celebrities or celebrated individuals. Netflix is set to release another this Friday, with the release of Halston, a limited series following the rise and fall of designer, Roy Halston Frowick. 

One that the fashion set are already obsessing over, the series follows the American fashion designer’s life as he rockets to fame before slowly losing grasp on what really matters.

Release Date: Friday, 14th May
Stream on Netflix

Listen to our album of the week, St Vincent – Daddy’s Home

Whether you adore her music or simply remember her from the pop-up Champagne bar she hosted with Veuve Clicquot, St Vincent’s new album is one to watch. 

Renowned for her creativity and vision, St Vincent’s new album Daddy’s Home, arriving onto the scene this Friday, will see her take on a whole new look. Teasers have been shared all over her Instagram and her singles are littered with 70s sounds. This wouldn’t be the first time she’s stepped out of her comfort zone; she’s a shapeshifter, morphing her sound across each album. 

Fall in love with the new look and sound this Friday. 

Release Date: Friday, 14th May
Listen on Spotify

When? Wednesday 19th May, 6:30-9pm
Book tickets here

One for the diary: The Court’s Comedy Night

Private members’ club, The Court will finally reopen its doors on Monday! To celebrate their returny, they’ll be bringing back their popular comedy nights next Wednesday 19th. 

The Court’s resident funny man Tom Webb is ready to bring the laughter back onto the Jimi Hendrix Stage. This month’s line-up includes the likes of Joe Sutherland, Nathan Caton and James Sherwood. 

Book your tickets now before it sells out. 


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