LEARN SOMETHING NEW HERE: AI: More Than Human Exhibition
This interactive exhibition at the Barbican is bound to make you fear the future, but it’s totally worth it: bringing together the latest in Artificial Intelligence, this show presents how the smartest thing humans have done during their time on earth is create technology that can outsmart and outlive us all. Experience cutting edge research projects from DeepMind and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and interact with exhibits and installations from artists such as Massive Attack and Mario Klingemann.
Barbican, Beech Street, London, EC2Y 8AE; 16th – 31st May
SEE THE RETELLING OF AN OLD CLASSIC: All My Sons
If you love the works of Arthur Miller then you’re going to love the latest adaptation of his early classic All My Sons. Full of some of the best acting talent the theatre has to offer, the Old Vic’s version has Sally Field, Bill Pullman, Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan telling the story of a thriving businessman who escaped prison time for issuing defective parts to the US air force, only to be suddenly confronted by the consequences of his actions. With stunning reviews, this is a must-see.
The Old Vic, The Cut, Lambeth, London SE1 8NB; until 8th June
TRY SOME NORDIC FARE HERE: Ekte London
Ekte in the Bloomberg Arcade are celebrating Norway Day on Friday 17th May with a live DJ, £5 cocktails and a three course Nordic dinner, for just £35. The DJ will play lounge style music from 5pm with dinner reservations being taken from then onwards. And if you’re curious as to what Etke’s Nordic meal will feature, you won’t be disappointed: cured leg of lamb with fresh peas, broad beans, smoked sour cream and Norwegian flat bread; hot smoked trout with potato and aniseed, and pickled sea purslane: and Ekte’s signature cinnamon bun ice cream. Plus, if you book in advance Etke will treat you to a complimentary glass of aquavit.
2 -8 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR
EXPERIENCE DINNER WITH HISTORY HERE: Kahani
Contemporary Indian restaurant Kahani comes from Peter Joseph, former head chef at the Michelin-starred Tamarind. Opening in September 2018, this hidden treasure is inspired by Peter’s childhood in Tamil Nadu, India, where his mother would cook meals for the whole family as they told stories over the dinner table – in fact, Kahani means ‘story’ in Hindi. What could be better – dinner with history.
And SheerLuxe VIP members can now get up to 25% off food and a cocktail until 31st May 2019 – click here to check out the T&Cs.
1 Wilbraham Place, London, SW1X 9AE
GET YOUR FIZZ FIX HERE: Ridgeview Sparkling Wine Pop-Up
Get your sunglasses on and head down to Market Hall Victoria this Friday for Ridgeview’s pop-up bar on the new roof terrace. Sample the delights of Ridgeview’s Bloomsbury NV from 5pm – and don’t forget to upload your snaps to Instagram with your tipple, as the wine brand will be running an Instagram competition from 1st June, where you could wine a free bottle of Bloomsbury.
191 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1E 5NE
STUFF YOUR FACE HERE: Molo
Fine dining meets street food at MOLO – specialising in gourmet fish buns, the street food bran is launching at Netil Market this weekend. Co-founded by former Novikov Group development chef, Giacomo Uzzo, they’re offering a blend of sustainable seafood, infused with Mediterranean and Asian flavours, and served in a soft, brioche bun. From king crab to salmon to octopus, it will be like nothing you’ve tasted before.
Netil Market, 13 - 23 Westgate St, London E8 3RL
GET SUMMER-READY HERE: Neverland
If you needed proof that we’re on the cusp of summer, head to Neverland in South London. This Thames-side urban beach is back for another year and is perfect for lazy warm days in Fulham, complete with deck chairs, day beds, cabanas and, of course, shed-loads of sand. Plus, if you’re feeling puckish, there will be brunch on Sundays – so grab your bucket and spade and get down there!
364 Wandsworth Bridge Rd, Fulham, London SW6 2TY
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX HERE: Royal Society of Portrait Painters
If you want to get your art fix, you must go see the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Portrait Exhibition – unlike other exhibitions, this one is rigorously selected by professional portrait painters, forming a showcase of recent portraiture from over 100 artists. This year the collection features a specialist display by students from over five Scottish art schools. And not only will you be able to look at some fabulous art, but if you spot an artist you like, you can even commission a portrait.
The Mall, St. James's, London SW1; until 24th May
SWEAT IT OUT HERE: Sweat It
If you love a good, hard workout, you’ll love Sweat It – this high-intensity, treadmill-based group exercise concept can help you make the most out of your run and enhance your fitness levels. Centrally based in Aldwych, this innovative dual concept studio combines intense cardiovascular treadmill interval training with functional strength and conditioning rig-based exercises for optimum results. Whether you want to shred, tone, gain strength, build lean muscle or train for a specific sporting challenge, Sweat It classes are fun, fast paced and challenging and will get your heart pumping, endorphins flowing and help you burn maximum calories.
And VIPs can sweat for less – get 30% off their ‘sweat packs’ with a unique code. To see what kind of sweat pack might be the one for you, take a look here.
4 Kean St, Holborn, London WC2B 4AS; until 31st May
TREAT YOUR POOCH HERE: The Court
Give your pup the VIP treatment at London private member’s club, The Court, where they are hosting a Dog Day Launch in collaboration with Nikki Tibbles and the Wild at Heart Foundation. The event takes place this Sunday and the encourage all dog lovers to join them for lunch – and bring along your four-legged friends. While you’ll dine on a five-course menu designed by head chef, Aaron Harris, your pooch will get a splash of Pawsecco, Dog Beer and personalised dog biscuits. And all for a great cause, too.
9 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5PH
EXPERIENCE IMMERSIVE BEAUTY HERE: The O by NARS
When Francois Nars launched orgasm (AKA, everyone’s favourite make-up range) in 1999, it was an instant hit, spawning numerous products and countless awards. This year, orgasm turns 20 , so Nars is paying homage to the iconic shade with a three-day experience for Londoners, where stimulation meets inspiration. Guests are invited to create their own orgasmic journey, indulging their senses through sight, touch, smell, sound and taste with five immersive rooms.
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL; 17th – 19th May
COME TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY HERE: The Shop at Bluebird
The Shop at Bluebird turns one. The luxury concept store is celebrating its first year at its Covent Garden location, and to honour this momentous occasion, they will be hosting four days of celebration with 15% off everything, along with London-based soft scoop Bears Ice Cream offering blueberry, lavender meringue swirl ice creams and Ohlala’s champagne flavoured macaroons accompanied by a glass or two of prosecco. So, get your party hats on – celebrations start today until Sunday 19th May.
Carriage Hall, 29 Floral St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DP; until 19th May
FEEL FABULOUS HERE: What’s the Tea?
Get ready for some fabulousness – The Perception at W London has launched a new and glitter-filled ‘What’s the Tea?’ afternoon tea, inspired by the decadent world of drag queens and featuring the fierce drag collective, Globe Girls. Presented in a pink cosmetics case, the tea invited guests to explore the different tiers, which feature a selection of edible cosmetics and brightly-bejewelled cakes. What’s the Tea? is £39 per person and will be served daily in The Perception from 1pm-5pm, with a ‘tease’ afternoon coming up from this Sunday. Tickets will be £55 for the show, afternoon tea and a glass of prosecco.
W London – Leicester Square, 10 Wardour St, London W1D 6QF
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