CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY HERE: Wander Women
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Alexis Noble’s Stoke Newington restaurant, Wander, will host a series of events from 1st-8th March, largely revolving around a series of dinners with influential women from the hospitality industry, personally invited by Alexis. On Saturday, Anaïs of Bao will be creating an Australasian menu, infusing some of her ‘Vietflow’ flavours she’s best known for, while Sunday sees Alexis, Freddie Janssen (Snack Bar), Elizabeth Haigh (Mei Mei) and Maxine Thompson (Polka Pants), Anna Higham (Lyles/Flor) each contribute a dish, as well as one of Mandy’s and one of Anaïs’ dishes from the previous nights’ events.
214 Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington, N16 7HU; until 8th March
DRINK FOR A GOOD CAUSE HERE: Four Hundred Rabbits
On this year’s International Women’s Day, head down to pizza restaurant Four Hundred Rabbits for a special bloody mary. For every cocktail sold, the restaurant will donate £1 to female sanitation charity, Period Link, a non-profit youth-run organisation aiming to empower women and keep girls in education by providing them with reusable sanitary items. Currently, the charity works mainly in Ghana but hopes to expand its work to areas of London, soon. An added bonus: Four Hundred Rabbits will match all donations made on International Women’s Day in the fight against period poverty. Finally, SheerLuxe VIPs get 25% off all pizzas and a glass of frizzante until 31st March. Not a member yet? Sign up here.
Various locations across London; 8th March
IMPROVE YOUR SWING HERE: Coal Drops Yard
A new nine-hole crazy golf course is now open at Coal Drops Yard, the up-and-coming shopping and dining district in King’s Cross. Designed by artists Baker & Borowski, the course is inspired by the King’s Cross rave culture of the 80s and 90s and is a celebration of iconic warehouse clubs such as Bagleys, The Cross and The Key, all of which resided in Coal Drops Yard. Open until the end of March, putters can take to the course anytime between midday and 8pm (or 6pm on Sundays). Bookable in advance, walk-ups are available on the day, with tickets costing £5 per person.
Lower Stable Street, King's Cross, N1C 4DQ; until 31st March
ENJOY BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH HERE: Grind
Founded in Shoreditch in 2011, Grind is an eclectic group of café-bars and restaurant-bars in London – all of which open early and close late. Serving delicious coffee, food and cocktails to a great soundtrack, the all-day-brunch menu includes a selection of sweet and savoury dishes, such as the house-cured beetroot salmon, with eggs on toast or buttermilk pancakes, as well as fresh blueberries and cream. Even better, Grind offers 90 minutes of free-flowing prosecco and bloody marys for £15 if you who want to make it a boozy affair. The signature pink neon wall art, extended marble bars and pink colourings in each site make it a favourite on the interiors front, too.
Various locations across London
UPDATE YOUR WORKOUT GEAR HERE: Gymshark Pop-Up
On until the end of the month, pay a visit to Gymshark’s latest pop-up store in Covent Garden. Not only will you find a full range of the brand’s best-sellers, there’ll also be a selection of pre-release product dropping every week. The store will also play host to a series of events, from celebrating International Women’s Day to supporting mental health via a free ticketed panel discussion with The Man Talk. Gymshark has also partnered with Gymbox to offer a range of classes led by Gymbox’s master trainers via an in-store studio. From HIIT classes and circuits, to dynamic yoga flow training, there’s something for everyone. With 20 spaces per class and two classes a day until 16th March, sessions run every morning and evening and are available to book for free here.
19-20 Long Acre, Covent Garden, WC2E 9LD; until 31st March
GET 25% OFF FOOD PLUS A WELCOME DRINK HERE: Liv
Located in Belgravia, Liv is a neighbourhood restaurant and café offering contemporary dining in a relaxed, vibrant space. Menus for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner are complemented by its bespoke coffee blend, which is roasted in Naples, plus cocktails and fresh juices, which are all on offer at its downstairs bar. This month, SL VIPs get 25% off food and a welcome glass of prosecco with any dinner booking. Not yet a member? Sign up using the link below.
18-22 Holbein Place, Belgravia, SW1 W8NL; offer valid until 31st March
SEE THIS: Meat
A new play from Irish playwright and dramaturg Gillian Greer, Meat is a story of consent, class and how modern-day Ireland reckons with transgressions surrounding harassment, sexual assault and consent buried in its past. When Max (India Mullen – Normal People, Red Rock) pays Ronan (Sean Fox – Holby City) a visit at his restaurant in Dublin, Ronan is determined to prove to her how far he’s come. But Max has something bigger to discuss; a revelation which will set them on a collision course like neither of them have experienced before. Can one couple navigate their shared history when their memories don’t match up? With a strong, sharp script that avoids stereotype and fearlessly dramatizes truth, Greer’s frank play follows individuals all trying to do their best in a situation which tests their own biases, perspectives and beliefs about how sex and power can operate in the modern world.
503 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, SW11 3BW; until 14th March
ENJOY A TASTE OF NEW YORK HERE: New Street Grill
New Street Grill is joining forces with Angie Mar, owner and executive chef of one of the most coveted dining spots in New York, The Beatrice Inn. From 9th-14th March, Mar will apply her unconventional, cool approach to cooking to the New Street Grill kitchen, with a limited-edition menu created just for the residency. Dishes include roast duck flambé; poutine with duck egg and bone marrow; and bourbon crème brulée. Combining Mar’s innovative take on the preparation and presentation of meat, with New Street Grill’s focus on provenance and quality of produce, this is one to book in advance.
16 New Street, Liverpool Street, EC2M 4TR; 9th-14th March
DISCOVER SOME INSPIRING FEMALE LITERATURE HERE: Peter Harrington Rare Books
In honour of International Women’s Day, head down to Peter Harrington Rare Books on Dover Street to peruse the specially curated collection on display. Highlights include a rare but complete run of Sylvia Pankhurst’s strikingly illustrated revolutionary socialist journal Germinal dated 1923, which provides insight into the complex artistic, literary and political influences on this prominent women’s rights campaigner, as well as Jennifer Dawson’s 1961 novel, The Ha Ha, an early and lesser-known look at women’s mental health, which pre-dates Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar by two years.
43 Dover Street, Mayfair, W1S 4FF; until 18th March
GET 30% OFF BRUNCH & A FREE COCKTAIL HERE: Fallow
Fallow, the sustainability focused restaurant, has launched at 10 Heddon Street, right off Regent Street. Launched by chefs Jack Croft and Will Murray, formerly at Dinner by Heston, Fallow serves a weekly changing menu of ‘root to stem’ and ‘nose to tail’ dishes, with at least 50% of the menu plant-based and every bit of an animal and vegetable used. Dishes like hen keema, pullet egg and kohlrabi; salmon and horseradish with bone marrow and parsley; whole flamed hispi cabbage with breadcrumbs and hazelnuts; dairy cow with smoked beetroot and ox tongue trencher; and pink fir potatoes with black garlic and chervil are on the menu. This month, SL VIPs get 30% off brunch and a free cocktail. Not yet a member? Sign up using the link below.
10 Heddon Street, Mayfair, W1B 4BX; offer valid until 31st March
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