FIND SOME INTERIORS INSPO HERE: Affordable Art Fair
Having spent more than two decades providing original artworks of all shapes and sizes to thousands of visitors every year, Affordable Art Fair is still the go-to place for experienced collectors and first-time art buyers alike. This weekend, the Spring Fair descends once more on Battersea Park, where visitors can browse thousands of contemporary artworks priced between £50 and £6,000 from over 100 galleries from all over the globe. Two Benugo cafés will provide food, drinks and snacks in the marquee, and dogs are also welcome.
Battersea Park, Queenstown Road, SW11 4NJ; 12th-15th March
WELCOME SPRING HERE: Dalloway Terrace
The arrival of longer days and slightly warmer weather means it’s time for Bloomsbury restaurant Dalloway Terrace to be transformed, this time into a whimsical overgrown greenhouse. Evoking the sights of Virginia Woolf's tranquil garden at her 16th-century Sussex retreat, Monk’s House, the idyllic setting will transport guests to the surroundings of a quintessentially English garden complete with an abundance of cascading roses, sweet peas and tulips entwined around terracotta pots, courtesy of McQueens Flowers. Alongside the display, a list of botanical cocktails will be on offer, inspired by the flowers of an English country garden, as well as new spring dishes and a seasonal afternoon tea.
16-22 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3NN
STAY IN AND WATCH THIS: Elite
The addictive series returns for a third outing, following the lives of privileged students at one of Spain's most prestigious and exclusive schools. Polo's return generates tension among the other students, resulting in a new tragedy in Las Encinas. As the friends face their last months at the institute, a stage in which they will have to make decisions that can change their future forever, jealousy, secrets and the desire for revenge threaten to destroy lives that were only just beginning.
Available from 13th March.
TOP UP YOUR BEAUTY STASH HERE: Beauty Pie Pop-Up Shop
Just in time for the weekend, exclusive buyers’ club Beauty Pie will launch its first pop-up shop on the cosmetics floor of celebrated retail mecca Harvey Nicholsto give members (and the public) the first chance to shop the brand’s product line-up, and meet founder Marcia Kilgore and her team. Similar to the online model, existing Beauty Pie members will be allowed to shop at up to 80% off typical retail prices, while drop-in pass holders can enjoy a 50% discount. The pop-up will run for 12 weeks (or as long as stocks last) and a limited number of £20 drop-in passes will be available online and useable via digital download in-store.
109-125 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ
ENJOY BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH HERE: LIDO At The Curtain
Set to be east London’s hottest new brunch spot, five-star hotel and members club The Curtain is offering non-members exclusive access to its rooftop brasserie LIDO for the very first time. Guests who book in advance can enjoy up to 90-minutes of free-flowing prosecco or bloody marys, while a DJ spins strictly Balearic poolside tunes. The menu includes brunch signatures such as avocado on toast with poached eggs and eggs benedict. Or, for those with a sweet tooth, choose from french toast with chantilly cream and summer berries; or buttermilk pancakes with blueberries and maple syrup. Available every Saturday from 12:30pm to 3pm, the bottomless brunch is priced at £45pp.
45 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PT; 14th March
WATCH THIS: Misbehaviour
Starring Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley and Keeley Hawes, this film follows the events of the 1970 Miss World competition, at that time the most-watched TV show on the planet. Claiming that beauty competitions demean women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.
In cinemas from 13th March
PLAY NEW-AGE BEER PONG HERE: Queens Skate Dine Bowl
Officially west London’s biggest beer-pong zone, Queens Skate Dine Bowl, offers guests an interactive new twist on the classic drinking game, bringing beer and prosecco pong into the modern age. Expect plenty of neon and Meat Liquor burgers. This month, SL VIPs get two free games of pong when purchasing a bottle of prosecco or four pints of beer per table for a 30-minute session. Not yet a member? Sign up using the link below.
17 Queensway, Bayswater, W2 4QP; offer valid until 31st March
SEE THIS: The Seven Streams Of The River Ota
First staged at the National Theatre in 1996, Robert Lepage’s masterpiece returns to the iconic London venue for just nine performances. Presented as part of a world tour, this new staging marks 75 years since the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. Tracing survivors and their descendants across five decades, this giant theatrical journey through time and space explores the way in which a few kilograms of uranium falling on Japan changed the course of human history. With a legendary running time of seven hours (including two intervals and a 45-minute break), it’s not to be missed.
Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PX; until 22nd March
HAVE AFTERNOON TEA HERE: Vintry & Mercer
Vintry & Mercer’s ‘Guilds of the City’ afternoon tea is now available at the Mercer Roof Terrace Winter Igloos, overlooking London’s skyline. Taking inspiration from the historic trades, guilds and the Great Fire of London that started nearby, the city hotel has created a selection of pastries based on these themes, served alongside homemade scones and savouries. The afternoon tea can be enjoyed on its own or with a glass of champagne or matching cocktails and is served every Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 5:30pm. This month, the team is offering SL VIPs 20% off afternoon tea, plus a glass of champagne. Not yet a member? Sign up using the link below.
19-20 Garlick Hill, City, EC4V 2AU; offer valid until 31st March
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