Things to do in London this weekend

From the latest exhibition to catch to enjoying a slice of cake next to Charlie Mackesy’s influential illustrations, we’ve put together a guide of the best things to do in London this weekend.

 

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Don’t miss this rainbow-influenced exhibition

Add some colour to your day and venture over to the NOW Gallery to explore their latest commission. Ribbons, created by Matty Bovan, is an immersive installation that explores the York-based designer’s textile-rich work and the raw craftsmanship that was taken to make such a masterpiece.

Having been awarded NOW Gallery 2022’s Fashion Commission, RIBBONS looks at the creativity beyond the garment and creates its own world.

Expect to find giant towering structures, cosy cove-like areas and multi-sensory designs.

When: Until 05.03.2023 

Where: NOW Gallery, The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 0SQ

Website: www.nowgallery.co.uk

Enjoy a slice of cake with Charlie Mackesy

If watching the BBC’s The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse adaptation over Christmas has left a Charlie Mackesy hole in your heart, fear not as he’s only gone and partnered up with Sotheby’s for a special selling exhibition and pop-up café. 

Mackesy has teamed up with the fine arts company to auction off some of his original works from his award-winning book. As you can expect, the majority of these works have already sold but you can still get your Mackesy fix at their pop-up café located on New Bond Street.

Running until 13th January, Sotheby’s Story Café has been transformed with an immersive hand-drawn mural that brings his heartwarming tales to life. Head down for a cup of tea and a slice of cake, soaking up the enchanting illustrations. Mole would most certainly approve.

When: Until 13.01.2023

Where: 34-35 New Bond Street, W1A 2AA 

Website: www.sothebys.com

 

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Whizz around Somerset House one last time

We may have already waved goodbye to Christmas but Somerset House’s ice rink is still in full swing until the 15th of January. 

Perfect for budding ice skaters or for just making a fool out of yourself, the ice rink is arguably the best in London and is complete with a giant 40ft Christmas tree. You’ll find food and drink offerings waiting for you at the finish line too from the king of pop-ups, Jimmy Garcia, helping to warm you up with comforting favourites.

When: until 15.01.2023

Where: SOMERSET HOUSE, STRAND, WC2R 1LA

Website: www.somersethouse.org.uk

Cosy up inside with Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia 

Looking for things to do in London this weekend but don’t fancy venturing out into the cold? Cosy up with the return of Netflix’s hit series, Ginny & Georgia. 

Coming to the streaming giant this Thursday 5th, the series will be bringing with it just as much small-town drama as we can handle. It’ll pick up where it left off, with Ginny discovering her mum’s hidden murderous secret. Antonia Gentry (Ginny) and Brianne Howey (Georgia) will return in their captivating roles. Aaron Ashmore is set to be this season’s newcomer, starring as Gil Timmins, Georgia’s ex.

Release Date: 05.01.2023 

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Sing-a-long to a musical classic before they close

It’s always a sad day when a theatre production that’s been around for years draws the curtain for the final time. 2023 sees many new shows on the horizon, so it means we must wave goodbye to some West End classics.

From The Woman in Black to Get Up, Stand Up: The Bob Marley Musical, click here to find the West End shows ending soon.

Get inspired at this immersive art exhibition

Immersive art exhibitions are everywhere and this year’s instalment is inspired by the Catalonian artist, Salvador Dalí. 

One of the most influential 20th surrealist artists, this new Brick Lane exhibition takes us on a journey through the artist’s mind. Expect to be completely enthralled by the blown-up versions of Dalï’s surrealist masterpieces.

Journey from room to room, soaking up the 360-degree projections, VR experiences and state-of-the-art technology.

When: Until 25.02.2023 

Where: The Boiler House. 152 Brick Lane, London, United Kingdom. E1 6RU

Website: www.immersive-dali.com

Tacking Veganuary? Take a tour around London’s best vegan restaurants

Finding restaurants that serve vegan options isn’t as difficult as it once was. Even all of the major fast food chains have an option on their menu these days. Finding somewhere that thinks outside of the box and doesn’t serve up deep-fried alternatives is a little more tricky. For those wanting something fresh, original and completely delicious, look no further as we’ve rounded up our favourite vegan restaurants making waves in London. 

From all vegan Chinese restaurants to the fine dining destination from Alexis Gauthier, here are 14 of London’s best Vegan restaurants

Get your glow on at Holland Park’s luxury ‘super-clinic’

Think you’re long overdue for some well-deserved ‘me-time’? Holland Park’s The Clinic offers a variety of quality treatments that makes them one of London’s top luxury wellness destinations.

Whether you’re suffering from severe acne or require laser eye surgery, their in-house team of medically trained experts ranging – from nutritionists and holistic therapists – is ready to help. From microneedling and the famed ‘vampire’ facial, to menopause therapy and hair treatments, the options are endless.

Where: The Clinic Holland Park, 142-144 Holland Park Ave,
London, W11 4UE

Website: www.theclinichollandpark.com

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