From Christmas markets to indulgent truffle menus, ceramic exhibitions to fireworks over Alexandra Park, read on to find out the best things happening in and around London this weekend.

Try this season’s best truffle menu

It’s truffle season and One Aldwych’s restaurant Indigo is serving up a tasting menu to remember. Drawing on executive chef Dominic Teague’s 30 years of experience, this new Champagne & Truffle menu has been created to showcase the quality ingredients in his kitchen.

This season’s menu takes a look at ingredients he has loved cooking with throughout his career, and truffles were obviously a natural choice to take centre stage. 

Created in partnership with Billecart-Salmon, look forward to a selection of canapés followed by an autumn vegetable salad with truffle mayonnaise and foraged herbs; steamed Cornish turbot with scallop mousse, truffle, celeriac and wood sorrel; tenderloin of Suffolk pork with Roscoff onion, crackling and truffle jus; and chocolarder bitter chocolate with roasted hazelnut, caramelised orange and meringue to finish. 

Opt for a wine pairing and enjoy a glass that compliments each dish beautifully. There’s a vegan menu too, filled with innovative flavours and ingredients used in unusual ways.

When: Until 30.12.2022 (excluding Christmas Day) 

Where: Indigo at One Aldwych, 1 Aldwych, WC2B 4BZ

Website: www.onealdwych.com

Installation of Betty Woodman
Installation of Woody de Othello

Ignite your creative spark at this exhibition

If the impending winter months have got you wanting to curl up inside and channel your inner creativity, head over to the Southbank Centre to get inspired at their new ceramics exhibition. 

Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art, on display until 8th January 2023, is a brand new exhibition exploring how contemporary artists have used clay in unexpected ways, from architecture to lifesize human-esque sculptures.

The collection features 23 international artists’ work, each tackling different topics – think the body, the domestic, the organic and social justice – and taking this medium to a whole new level.

When: Until 08.01.2022

Where: Hayward Gallery at Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX

Website: www.southbankcentre.co.uk

 

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Get inspired at the Digital Art Week London

Digital Art Week has arrived in London, bringing with it a mass of mesmerising displays, talks and live events. Taking over various London locations, expect to uncover a range of exhibitions and installations from some of the leading artists in the digital sphere. 

The week kicks off with a launch party on Thursday 3rd at W1 Curates showcasing 33NFT & The Medici Collection’s new works that include the grails of the crypto and digital art movement. On Saturday 6th, head over to Charing Cross Road for Smashtoshi Presents ‘Artists to Watch,’ a showcase of up-and-coming artists and some of the leading names in the digital space.

When: Until 10.11.2022

Where: Various locations

Website: www.digitalartweek.io

Book in for a supper club with one of the world’s most creative chefs

Heading over to Carousel, the collaborative kitchen that sees the world’s best creative chefs showcase their distinct style with bespoke supper clubs, is Facundo Gallardo. Having spent over a decade refining fine dining techniques in iconic kitchens, including Santiago’s multi-award-winning Boragó and Copenhagen’s two Michelin-starred Kadeau, Facundo has returned to his roots and gone rustic in the Patagonian town of El Bolsón.

Alongside his partner Gretel, Facundo hosts small foraging trips that specialise in hyper-seasonal and hyper-local tasting menus, littered with wild ingredients, unusual techniques and flavours you won’t find anywhere else. 

He’ll be bringing his expertise to Carousel this November, offering a menu that includes the likes of wild mushrooms, rosehip Sriracha and Chilean myrtle; dry-aged beef with pine nuts and smoked bread miso; and peaches, cultured cream and Jerusalem artichoke milk caramel.

Looking for more supper clubs? Check out our autumn list here.

When: Until 05.11.2022

Where: 19-23 CHARLOTTE STREET, FITZROVIA, W1T 1RL 

Website: www.carousel-london.com

Get into the festive spirit with Stick Man

If your little ones are obsessed with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man, make their Christmas magical with a trip to the theatre to see the chirpy little tale on the big stage. 

Follow the misadventures of Stick Man as he goes on a rather wild journey to find his family again. From playing fetch with a dog to a swan using him to build a nest, will he ever get back to the family tree?

WHEN: 22.10.2022 – 02.01.2023

WHERE: LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE, 6 LEICESTER PLACE, WC2H 7BX 

WEBSITE: WWW.SEETICKETS.COM

Peruse this chic homeware pop-up

Eager to kickstart your Christmas shopping? Head over to Wild by Tart’s Belgravia store to shop products from homeware designer Issy Granger’s debut pop-up. 

Popping up until Sunday, the store will showcase some of Issy’s classic pieces, including her popular glassware collection of candlesticks, carafes and glasses. As well as her brand-new linen range of lampshades, table lamps and ceramics trios, all inspired by the designer’s love for antiquity.

When: Until 06.11.2022

Where: Wild by Tart, 3-4 Eccleston Yards, Belgravia, SW1W 9AZ

Website: www.wildbytart.com

Catch some fireworks for Bonfire Night

It’s officially November, which means Bonfire Night is almost here. This year it’s handily on a Saturday, meaning there’s even more chance tickets will be booked up. To avoid disappointment, we’ve rounded up the best London firework displays taking place. 

Find out which London fireworks display you can still book here.

David Shrigley, I'm Dead, 2007, © David Shrigley. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Get spooked at Somerset House’s new exhibit

Halloween might be over but that isn’t stopping Somerset House from pulling out some spookies this autumn-winter.

Titled The Horror Show!, this new exhibit takes a look at the horror phenomenon and how it has informed the last 50 years of creative rebellion in Britain. Showcasing over 200 artworks and culturally significant artefacts from the country’s most provocative artists, deep dive into Somerset House’s exhibition that charts everything from 1970s punk to modern witchcraft and everything in between.

When: until 17.02.2023 

Where: Embankment Galleries at Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA

Website: www.somersethouse.org.uk

Wander around London’s first Christmas Market of the season

Those eager to get their Christmas on, head over to the Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival. Wrap up in your winter coat and wander around the various stalls, pop-ups and festive lights to get into the spirit. 

The Thames will be lit up from Thursday 3rd, offering you the chance to indulge in the best of the winter season. Expect to find pop-ups from Jimmy’s, alpine-themed curling at the Curling Club and goodies from Beltane and Pop, Choco Fruit and Grays & Feather. 

When: Until 08.01.2023

Where: Southbank, Waterloo, SE1

Website: www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Head to the hottest restaurant in Mayfair

If you haven’t been down to INCA, you need to add it to your list. The restaurant is inspired by the cultural diversity of South America and mirrors the brand’s passion for the entire continent’s identity.

Guests are invited to enjoy a completely new dining experience with a luxurious and gastronomic menu, and every evening from 8pm the restaurant comes to life with amazing performances from performers all around the globe.

Signature dishes include delicious tiraditos and raw Peruvian ceviches; the perfect end to a ‘treat yourself’ kind of day.

Where: 8-9 Argyll St, London W1F 7TF

Website: incalondon.com

Check out a new opening

We may be inching towards Christmas but November openings are going full speed ahead. This month is stacked with an array of restaurant openings, from Fadi Kattan’s homage to Palestine to Robin Gill’s new restaurant influenced by the Amalfi Coast.

Click here to find out the best openings landing this month…


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