What To Do This Weekend 12.10.2017 | sheerluxe.com

What To Do This Weekend

Friday 13th – Sunday 15th September

Wondering how to spend your precious two days off? Let SheerLuxe be your guide in our What To Do This Weekend round-up.


PARTY HERE: Glitterbox

Fresh off the plane from Ibiza’s summer party season, this confetti-laced, disco balled bonanza will return to Elephant & Castle with a headline set full of disco/house classics from Masters at Work’s Louie Vega.

103 Gaunt Street, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6DP; 14th October; tickets £26

Visit MinistryOfSound.com



The first chicken wings food truck to land in London is setting up a permanent location at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen this week, and to celebrate, will be offering hungry diners up to 50% off their food bill. Gorge on succulent Buffalo-style chicken wings slathered in their own homemade signature spicy sauce. We guarantee they’ll be finger lickin’ good.

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, N1 6NU; 50% OFF from 11th-25th October

Visit TheOrangeBuffalo.com


GET PAMPERED HERE: #takingfive Pamper Pop-Up

Get ready for the weekend early with the Café Rouge pamper salon. Taking a tour of London, the pampering Airstream will be popping up in various spots in the city, encouraging everyone to make room in their busy schedules to indulge in a little ‘me time’. Be sure to switch off and take some time out of your day for a much-needed mani and chilled glass of prosecco,

Various London locations, Thursday 12th October

Visit CafeRouge.com


Following the success of their bustling Soho spot, Suvalki Shoreditch is the second London outpost, nestled on Brick Lane. Specialising in the same rustic Greek cuisine, food is fuss-free and down to earth, but with an array of fabulous flavours. Look forward to succulent grilled meat skewers cooked up on Josper and robata grills, served either on the stick or packed into a fluffy pitta, alongside small plates of wild boar sausage with smoked aubergine, spicy king prawn with rose aioli, and Gloucester old spot pork served with grated tomato, tzatziki and red onion. There’s also must-try mezze sharing boards and hearty Greek dishes, alongside a superlative selection of Greek wine and craft beers sourced from Greek microbreweries.

161 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, E1 6SB

Visit Suvlaki.co.uk

CELEBRATE HERE: Diwali in London

Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Trafalgar Square this Sunday with a bubbling cocktail of Asian food, music and arts. Look forward to a mix of religious performances, contemporary Asian dance and the chance to take part in uplifting yoga and meditation classes.

Sunday 17th October; Trafalgar Square; FREE entry

Visit DiwaliInLondon.com


RAISE A GLASS HERE: Hixter Bankside Cocktail Masterclasses

As part of  Bankside’s School of Food and Wine month this October, cocktail lovers will get the chance to recreate Mark’s Bars’ renowned cocktails, with a helping hand from the talented team at Hixter. After a Hix Fix on arrival, shake and stir your way through the next 90 minutes with a hands-on class in the relaxed atmosphere of Mark’s Bar. Hear about the history of the cocktail, the flavour combinations and techniques used in cocktail making and of course, the provenance of the spirit.

16 Great Guildford St, Southwark, SE1 0HS; classes run Monday – Saturday; tickets £45

Visit HixRestaurants.co.uk

TREAT YOUR POOCH TO THIS: Pizza Pilgrims Lunch For Dogs

Pizza Pilgrims is rolling out the red carpet for canine guests this weekend, to host a one-off lunch for dogs and their owners. Dogs can spend the day meeting new pals at Pizza Pilgrims Exmouth Market, before being served a slap-up supper of mince ragu pizza and dog ice cream for dessert. Expect 'doggy bags' filled with a selection of dog-friendly treats, as well as dog-themed playlists and an ‘Italian Haute Cature’ fancy dress competition, where dogs can strut their best fancy dress get-up.
Pizza Pilgrims Exmouth Market, 15 Exmouth Market, Islington, EC1R 4QD; 14th October

Visit PizzaPilgrims.co.uk

WATCH THIS: Loving Vincent

An all-star cast lead this extraordinary feature-length animated film made entirely of oil paintings on canvas, retelling the life and mysterious death of legendary artist Vincent Van Gough. Starring Douglas Booth, Saoirse Ronan and Chris O'Dawd.

In cinemas 13th October


TAKE THE KIDS HERE: Hello Kitty at Tombo

If you didn’t catch Tombo’s Hello Kitty pop-up last month, fret not, they’re extending the residency for another two weeks, until 22nd October. There will plenty of Kitty-inspired dishes to choose from on the menu including Hello Kitty poké bowls, ice cream sundaes and the cutest Kitty cupcakes, as well as matcha drinks served in dainty Kitty crockery, and a selection of limited edition merchandise available to buy in-store.

4 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 2JL; running until 22nd October

Visit TomboPoke.com

DRINK HERE: Super Lyan

The legendary Hoxton cocktail bar has swung open its doors with a fab new look and whole new list of supercharged cocktails – think Silverleaf Fizz with vodka, Le Poire, lemon, sugar snap pea, garden stock and soda; and Dog’s Nose Clover with Chambord, botanical sherbert, Guinness and lemon. This has Friday night session written all over it.

155 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, N1 6PJ

Visit SuperLyan.com

BOOK THIS: The Crystal Maze Live Experience

Indulge your 90s nostalgia and challenge your friends to a game of mental and physical ability in The Crystal Maze. A cult classic, this impressive gameshow replica will transport you right back to your mum’s living room. Teams of eight will compete in a series of complicated tasks, making their way through four mystical zones collecting as many crystals as they can before diving into the final challenge head on – the gilded confetti-filled Crystal Dome. Will you start the fans please…
The Crystal Maze Live Experience, 10-14 White Lion Street, Angel, London N1 9PD; various dates; tickets from £50

Visit The-Crystal-Maze.com



Chocolate lovers are in for a treat this weekend as The Chocolate Show holds its fifth annual event. Look forward to over 100 fine chocolatiers, chocolate brands, pastry makers and artisanal producers from all over the globe, as well as a Chocolate Bar; where you can pair delicious spirits and wine with perfectly paired chocolates – think Yorkshire Dry Gin and Paul A. Young’s fabulous handmade fancies. Look forward to a dazzling line-up of top culinary talent including GBBO’s Nadiya Hussain, TV chef and food writers John Whaite and Edd Kimber.

National Hall, Hammersmith Road, Olympia, W14 8UX; 13th-15th October; tickets from £12.50

Visit TheChocolateShow.co.uk


FEAST HERE: Old Spitalfields Market

To mark to launch of Old Spitalfields Market, this weekend will welcome a stellar line-up of talented chefs cooking up a drool-inducing feast of the senses. Bringing together the most creative minds in food and drink, look forward to slap-up suppers from the likes of Berber and Q, Breddos Tacos, Dumpling Shack, Flank (from Brighton), Happy Endings, Rök and Yum Bun. Head there for the launch this Friday, and be sure to arrive hungry…

Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, London E1 6EW

Visit OldSpitalfieldsMarket.com


RAISE A GLASS HERE: Happy Hour Monty’s Deli

Ease yourself into the weekend at Hoxton’s Monty’s Deli, who will be handing out two-for-one drinks during their happy hour, from Tuesday until Friday between 6 and 7pm. Discerning drinkers can mix and match, choosing house wines, lager or cocktails including the team’s favourite Rum and Shrub with rum steeped in fresh lime juice, demerara sugar and orange peel; a warming Whisky Mac with scotch and ginger wine for the colder nights; the classic pre-dinner Americano or the spicy Bloody Mary. Team that with the smoked chicken with house mixed pickles and you’ll be onto the start of a winning weekend.

227 - 229 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, N1 5LG

Visit Montys-Deli.com


SEE THIS: Basquiat Boom for Real

Discover the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene. This unprecedented exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of more than 100 works from international museums and private collections.

Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8DS; running from 21st September 2017 until 28th January 2018

Visit Barbican.org.uk


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