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The weekend is in reaching distance and after the turbulent week we’ve all had, we’re in need of a little fun to soften the Coronavirus news.

From new arty exhibitions to the new posh kebab you’ll want to try, we’ve rounded up the 11 best things to catch this weekend.

Try the Le Bab x Big Zuu Collab 

London’s favourite kebab house, Le Bab, have teamed up with London grime artist and TV host, Big Zuu to create the ultimate hangover cure in the form of the humble kebab. 

Named the ‘Big Zuu’, it’s essentially a poshed up shish kebab. It’s packed with barbecue grilled chicken shish, doubled-fried southern-style chicken, salt and vinegar cassava chips, scotch bonnet barbecue sauce, garlic mayo and topped with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. 

Kick off your weekend with this hearty, flavour packed kebab.

Available from Le Bab and Maison Bab from 24th September – 31st October
www.eatlebab.com

Walk down the catwalk with this new afternoon tea

Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square have relaunched their fashion focussed retrospective, Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows, a series of photographs by the renowned fashion photographer Simon Procter. Visitors will be able to embark one-on-one private tours around the exhibition, making it all the more personal and almost like a catwalk… 

To coincide with the display in the Rotunda Lounge, you’ll be able to delight in a seriously chic afternoon tea experience, inspired by the exhibition. Think monochrome – a black sesame and orange pastry, inspired by Lagerfeld Above Logo, Fall/Winter 2006 and Rocket – a coconut, chocolate and yuzu pastry, inspired by Chanel Ultra Rocket Fall/Winter 2017.

10 Trinity Square, Tower EC3N 4AJ
www.fourseasons.com

Get your culture fix at the new Reimagining Trump’s America exhibition

Amidst the pandemic and Trump-era, America is a very strange place to live right now. American landscape painter, Lisa Sanditz has crafted a body of work exploring humanity’s impact on the natural world during Trump’s time. 

Created during lockdown, Sanditz incorporates her signature rich colours and captivating style while also reworking the traditional view of the Romantic landscape. Plus, there will be an additional seven smaller scale works from her Upside Down Series.

Running 22nd September – 24th October

Huxley-Parlour Galler, 3-5 Swallow Street, W1B 4DE
www.huxleyparlour.com 

Sing your heart out at Lucky Voice Holborn

This weekend you’ll be able to finally get your karaoke fix courtesy of Lucky Voice Holborn, as they’ve just reopened!

Grab your lucky five friends and head on over to Holborn for a night of singing, dancing and drinking inside one of Lucky Voice’s private karaoke rooms. 

Keep your eyes peeled for other Lucky Voice venue opening dates coming soon. 

84 Chancery Lane, Holborn WC2A 1DL
www.luckyvoice.com

Fall in love with Fall at Dalloway Terrace’s autumnal makeover

Tuesday marked the Autumn equinox, meaning of course, that Instagrammable restaurant Dalloway Terrace has been transformed into an autumnal paradise for the fall season. 

Cosy up in your jumpers and head on down to catch a glimpse of Dalloway Terrace’s newly transformed enchanted woodland, curated by McQueens Flowers. 

This season they’ve teamed up with Scottish whisky brand Johnnie Walker Black Label to bring you five tempting seasonal cocktails, including our favourite the TIKI Walker, created with caramel cream and cinnamon tincture. The menu has also seen a seasonal spruce up, channeling the best of autumnal ingredients and boozy whisky hints too.

16-22 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury WC1B 3NN
www.dallowayterrace.com

Book a table for your dog loving friends at Skylight’s Dog Day 

Dog lovers, we’ve found the ultimate weekend plan that incorporates your favourite furry fluff balls. 

Skylight’s annual Dog Day is returning this weekend, bringing with it dog-themed cocktails, fun activities and treats for your four legged friends. In collaboration with Dogs On The Streets, a UK charity that supports rough sleepers and the homeless community with dogs, the day is the perfect chance to soak up the last few sunny rays before Autumn really kicks in.

Sunday 27th September, 12-4pm

PENNINGTON ST. CAR PARK ENTRANCE, TOBACCO DOCK, WAPPING E1W 2SF
www.tobaccodocklondon.com

Try COYA’s new flamboyant Inca Trail brunch

COYA isn’t one to hold back on flamboyance, and their newly launched Inca Trail brunch experience is no exception. 

Launching this Saturday, COYA’s Inca Trail brunch, sponsored by Veuve Clicquot, allows you to head on a sensory journey through the smells, tastes, sounds and sights of the Peruvian Inca Trail. Channeling the restaurant’s heritage, you’ll be guided through four hours of street food style cuisine, bottomless cocktails and live entertainment. 

Book in now to try out their infamous Pisco Sours and tuck into tantalisingly delicious dishes and their killer dessert platter. Not forgetting the free-flowing Veuve Clicquot Champagne.

118 Piccadilly, Mayfair W1J 7NW
www.coyarestaurant.com

Reopening of the week: Searcys at The Gherkin

At long last, Searcys at The Gherkin has reopened, reuniting Londoners with sensational sky-high dining. 

The Helix restaurant will boast a new menu, playing homage to London’s iconic food markets, including Billingsgate and Borough Market, featuring dishes with fresh, seasonal produce. For the fizz lovers, Searcys has partnered with Lanson Champagne, allowing you to enjoy a sparkling glass while looking out over London’s glorious skyline.

They’ve also got a tempting new afternoon tea on offer, featuring all of the usual classics and more, including a passionfruit mousse, black forest gateaux and lemon macaroon. Yum.

30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8EP
www.searcysatthegherkin.co.uk

Catch the new Liz Markus exhibition Unit X 

This weekend hop over to Seven Dials to catch Los Angeles-based artist and celebrity favourite, Liz Markus’ glorious new exhibition Unit X. 

The retrospective features a series of her signature styled pieces, including her colourful ‘Super Disco Disco Breakin’ canvases and her coveted T-Rex body of work. One to take the kids to for sure. 

Located on an exclusive courtyard on 40 Earlham Street.

40 Earlham Street, Seven Dials
Find out more at: www.sevendials.co.uk

Album of the week: Fleet Foxes – Shore

We love a surprise album drop and Fleet Foxes executed the drop of their fourth album Shore in such a beautiful way.

Earlier this week, Fleet Foxes asked fans to join them, from 13:31 universal coordinated time, to stream their new album. With yesterday marking the Autumn Equinox, the band’s soft, folk-rock sounds blended perfectly with the seasonal change. Shore is a beautiful upbeat folk epic full of lush harmonies and crisp production.

Their album is slotted alongside an epic 55-minute, Super-16mm film Shore, which was filmed and directed by Kertsi Jan Werdal.

Book ahead: Opium Cocktail Club

Grab your tickets for Opium’s Cocktail Club, the cosy speakeasy tucked in the heart of Chinatown. 

This Tuesday sees another of Opium’s spectacular Cocktail Club nights, only this time it’s dedicated to Bacardi Dark and Aged Rums. Learn from the experts, craft the perfect cocktail to suit your palette and sample new flavours in the testing too. Perfect for getting you through the midweek slump.

Book your tickets at: www.opiumchinatown.com


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