TRY A NEW CLASS HERE: 1Rebel
1Rebel has opened a new site in Angel. Here, you can take part in the club’s 45-minute Reshape session, which incorporates sprint and incline intervals on the treadmill, as well as body-sculpting exercises on the floor, so no muscle is left untoned. Sessions focus on upper body and abs, lower body and abs or full body, so expect muscle isolation and focus within your sets. Whether you’re a runner, spinner or HIIT fan, this class will mix up your workout and push you to the next level. It's an experience that will challenge, inspire, burn fat and push you – perfect for a pre-brunch workout.
407 St John Street, Angel, EC1V 4AD
ATTEND A HOT POP-UP HERE: Carousel
Twenty-eight-year-old Chilean Ricardo Verdejo began his career at Boragó, Rodolfo Guzmán’s game-changing Santiago institution. It was there that he really fell in love with food, developing a profound respect for ingredients. After moving across the city to 99, which he helped steer to a place on Latin America’s 50 Best list, he headed to NYC, where he cooked for the Obamas. This month, Ricardo joins rotating restaurant Carousel from Mexico City. His pop-up menu promises to put an imaginative spin on the best British ingredients he can get his hands on: expect wild mushrooms with orange oil; seared scallops with bone marrow, green apples and parmesan water and hazelnut; chocolate and cream sorbet with smoked crème anglaise and burnt vanilla.
71 Blandford Street, Marylebone, W1U 8AB; until 24th August
GET SHOPPING HERE: Depop at Selfridges
Fashion marketplace app Depop has opened a pop-up retail space at Selfridges. Open until the end of October, the one-off shopping experience is located in Selfridges’ third-floor Designer Studio, showcasing different Depop sellers each week who will exhibit a selection of key pieces from their Depop collections – all of which is available to buy. The items include a mix of vintage, luxury, reworked, streetwear and designer, and the collection is also available to shop online.
400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, W1A 1AB; until 31st October
HAVE DRINKS HERE: Fitz’s
This weekend, the cocktail bar at Kimpton Fitzroy London is hosting ‘Fitz’s In Bloom’, a one-off outdoor summer pop-up. The event takes inspiration from Russell Square’s ‘Working Man’s Flower Show’ where in 1868, the park was first open to the public for recreation. Fitz’s will be relocating to an al fresco space set against the backdrop of Russell Square until 17th August, from midday to 8pm. Created in partnership with Select Aperitivo, director of bars Sean Fennelly has put together an exclusive menu of spritzes, many of which are low ABV or alcohol free. We like the sound of the ‘Whamericano’ – Select Aperitivo, Dolin Blanc, white tea and rhubarb soda.
1-8 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, WC1B 5BE; until 17th August
HIT THE CANAL HERE: The Floating Market
Following the success of The Floating Market last year, the canal-side event returns this weekend, transforming the area into a hub of stalls and boat traders. Throughout the event, visitors will be able to purchase items on board the barges and also from the towpath, where there will be street -food stalls and a variety of live music performances from Mandolin Mondays, Wandering Hands, Camili Music and Jazz Mino. A selection of Paddington restaurants such as London Shell Co., Vagabond and Darcie May will be on hand to offer visitors the chance to enjoy seafood, wine tastings and refreshing aperitifs alongside baked goods from Bread Winners and chocolate byNearyNogs.
2 Kingdom Street, Paddington, W2 6AE; until 18th August
DISCOVER NEW TREATS HERE: London Dessert Festival
This weekend, the London Dessert Festival will be popping up at The Truman Brewery for a two-day extravaganza. The event will feature four immersive zones to explore, including a ‘Chocolate Zone’ featuring a foil-covered room, ‘Frozen Zone’ with ice-cream flavoured bubbles to taste, ‘Patisserie Zone’ with oversized doughnut wall, and a ‘Vegan Zone’. In these experiential spaces and scented rooms there will also be a range of creations to sample, such as bubblewaffles, freakshakes and soft-serve cheesecakes. Top pastry chefs will also be hosting workshops and cooking demonstrations over the weekend, including previous Great British Bake Off contestant Dan Beasley-Harling and Helen Clark, Le Cordon Bleu alumni and head pastry chef at P.F. Chang’s.
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, E1 6QR; 17th-18th August
HEAD TO A STREET PARTY HERE: Regent Street Summer Series
This weekend marks Regent Street’s third ‘Summer Streets Sunday’: a one-day festival where the road is closed and a selection of shops and restaurants that call the street home come outdoors to celebrate. This Sunday, food influencer and author Melissa Hemsley will host a food waste recipe demonstration and talk with restaurants Hawksmoor and Frescobaldi. Upcycling workshops will see highly skilled repair artists Molly Martins and Fabrications showcase ways to upcycle clothing – visitors are invited bring pieces that need mending and learn how to fix them. Elsewhere, models Felicity Hayward and Kelly Knox will be discussing inclusivity in fashion with artist Annalise Dayes, and men's style will be debated by designer Charlie Casely-Hayford and sartorial expert Jim Chapman.
Various locations around Regent Street; 18th August
BOOK AHEAD FOR THIS: The Old Place by Ronnie Scott’s
In celebration of its landmark 60th anniversary, legendary jazz club Ronnie Scott’s is hosting a pop-up at Gerry’s club on Dean Street. ‘Ronnie Scott’s – The Old Place’ will run for two-weeks only from 19th-31st August and will offer the opportunity to step back in time to experience the club as it would have been when it was opened by Ronnie Scott and Pete King in 1959. Guests can expect an immersive trip as the club is retrofitted with flat boards from the original venue, artwork and photos. As guests step into the venue, they will hear the voices of performers past and present as well as friends of the club recounting highly entertaining tales and memories from decades gone by – all alongside some memorable cocktails.
52 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 5BJ; 19th-31st August
CONTINUE PRIDE HERE: Sink The Pink Street Party
Sink The Pink’s Street Party will return to Finsbury Park this weekend following the success of its sell-out 2018 debut. Located on a tree-lined street within Finsbury Park, the team behind Mighty Hoopla will showcase a host of famous drag queens, performers and DJs in classic Sink The Pink style. Set to be bigger and better than its first outing, pop star Nadine Coyle will join the line-up for the one-day extravaganza. Nadine will perform a setlist of solo numbers and a selection of Girls Aloud’s mammoth hits, while DJs play a mix of fan-favourites and forgotten gems throughout the day.
New River Path, Finsbury Park, N4 1HN; 17th August
PICK UP A PICNIC HERE: Theo Randall at the InterContinental
Fine-dining Italian restaurant Theo Randall at the InterContinental has launched a ‘Prosecco Picnic’ hamper. Filled with a selection of his favourite summer dishes, Theo has created a menu that allows guests to indulge in the fineries of Italian cooking while embracing the English summer in one of the nearby parks, all accompanied by bubbles from Villa Sandi. The menu offers the choice of ten dishes including prosciutto di Parma with melon; grilled and marinated aubergines, zucchini, fennel and red peppers; thinly sliced Aberdeen Angus beef fillet with rocket, aged balsamic vinegar, parmesan and pine nuts; and Amalfi lemon tart. For families, Theo has also crafted a ‘Piccolo Picnics’ menu, offering smaller dishes at £15 per child.
InterContinental London Park Lane, Mayfair, W1J 7QY; until 30th September
WATCH THIS: Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognise anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age. Also stars Margot Robbie.
In cinemas now
GET A FACE-MAPPING TREATMENT HERE: Destination Dermalogica
Skin care brand Dermalogica is launching a two-day immersive pop-up, Destination Dermalogica, this Friday and Saturday. The cult skincare brand promises a multi-sensory experience that will touch on Dermalogica’s key principals: Education, Personalisation and Human Touch. Dermalogica fans and beauty junkies alike will have two floors to explore, where they'll learn about Dermalogica’s passion for skin health and be the first to see the brand’s most innovative product launch for 2019, as well as a sneak peek at what’s to come for the rest of the year. Complementary refreshments will be available at the juice bar.
Short's Gardens, Seven Dials, WC2H 9AT; 16th-17th August
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