What To Do This Weekend 10.10.20

Wondering how to spend this Saturday and Sunday? Here’s our What To Do This Weekend roundup…

BOOK INTO THIS EXCLUSIVE SUPPER CLUB: Selfridges x Anna Barnett

Selfridges is teaming up with guest chef and author Anna Barnett to launch a string of exclusive supper clubs. Anna will take over The Corner restaurant at the London department store, with a menu inspired by fresh seasonal produce. Taking place on Thursdays for three weeks from 8th October, with tickets bookable in advance, dishes will all feature quintessentially Mediterranean flavours – including a tomato consommé side; spent hen ‘kiev’ with rillette stuffing and greens; and a creamy buttermilk panna cotta with fresh mission figs, wild honey and thyme. Located on the second floor of Selfridges’ Oxford Street headquarters, expect to dine in elegant art-deco interiors, in a light and airy space. In line with current government guidance, tables can be booked for up to six guests.

400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, W1A 1AB

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TIME WE’RE LIVING IN HERE: Science Museum Lates

Tickets are now on sale for a special-edition run of late-night evenings at the Science Museum – all of which are designed to explore our world in the time of coronavirus and the research happening right now to help fight the pandemic. Visitors to the adults-only event are now required to pre-book tickets online to help manage numbers, although late bookers will have the opportunity to attend socially distanced talks and workshops throughout the evening. Have a go at making your own facemask while taking part in the museum’s #MaskSelfie campaign or explore its vast galleries, including the newest, Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries, spanning over 500 years of history through 3,000 objects and rich personal stories reflecting on humanity’s relationship with health and medicine. General admission tickets are free and permit entry from 6:45pm. VIP tickets are £10, with entry from 18:30pm, and include a free drink as well as 15% off in the museum shop. 

Exhibition Road, South Kensington, SW7 2DD

 Visit ScienceMuseum.org.uk

BOOK A TABLE ON THIS OPEN-AIR TERRACE: Arenella, The Chapel Bar

Arenella, a new autumnal alfresco terrace from the same team behind Lena in Shoreditch, has now launched at The Chapel Bar in Islington. Every weekend from 12-5pm, guests can enjoy a southern Italian-inspired bottomless lunch, comprising a two-course meal and free-flowing spritzes and prosecco. Bordered by plants and hedges, the heated terrace is a relaxing oasis and is named after the seaside town in Sicily near to where the owners’ mother grew up and where the family’s love affair with simple honest food originated. The all-day weekend lunch menu will feature various seasonal dishes – think warming stews and freshly made pasta, with an additional starter or dessert course thrown in.

29 Penton Street, Angel, N1 9PX  

Visit TheChapelBar.co.uk

GET IMMERSIVE HERE: Cahoots ‘Allo ‘Allo Bar

Soho’s 1940s-themed speakeasy, Cahoots, is launching a new immersive dining experience, inspired by the much-loved British wartime sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo! Available from 7th October, the original Cahoots Underground space (known for its life-size vintage tube carriage) will play host to a 40s feasting experience inspired by the cult comedy classic. While tucking into a three-course menu, guests will be treated to a nostalgic dose of escapism, as a talented team of actors seek to revive the most memorable characters and storylines from the wartime spoof. As the evening unfolds, the Cahoots staff will be on hand to ensure the drinks never run dry, as they serve up a selection of signature cocktails. Meanwhile, the food menu will include a starter of french onion soup with crusty bread, followed by a classic main of coq au vin with sautéed potatoes and a vegetable medley, then a mille-feuille with fresh berries. Tickets start from £60.

66 Wilton Road, Pimlico, SW1V 1DE

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TAKE IN SOME STUNNING ARTWORK: Kensington & Chelsea Art Week

There’s still time to head to Sloane Square to take in the art installations put up in honour of Kensington & Chelsea Art Week. Available to view until 10th October, ‘Through’, is an interactive walk-through glass installation by British artist Liz West. The multi-coloured structure exudes positivity through the rainbow colours that have become synonymous with hope in recent months. Meanwhile, ‘In Bloom’ is a large-scale geometric sculpture and light installation created by a London-based design collective toystudio. The title of the pearl-gold sculpture evokes memories of Chelsea in Bloom, the neighbourhood’s floral art celebration that takes place each May as an extension of the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show.

Duke of York Square, Chelsea, SW3 4LY

Visit KCAW.co.uk

CREATE TASTY DISHES AT HOME: Honest Burgers At-Home Kits

Following the success of its 'Honest at Home' lockdown kits, Honest Burgers have added two new kits to its repertoire – the vegan ‘Plant’ and signature ‘Tribute’ – with nationwide delivery available seven days a week. The vegan kit includes everything you need to replicate Honests’ bestselling vegan burger: plant-based patties, vegan smoked gouda, Rubies in the Rubble chipotle 'mayo', mustard, red onion and homemade pickles. Meanwhile, meat-eaters should opt for the latter, which contains beef patties, homemade relish and pickles, smoked bacon, burger sauce, French's mustard and American cheese. All kits are sold exclusively via the Honest website, and come in packs of two or four, with gluten-free buns available on request. Even better, each kit comes with a reusable Honest tote bag and homemade rosemary salt.

Order here 

CHECK OUT THIS NEW SOCIAL DESINTATION: The Tramshed

A collaboration between entrepreneur Dominic Cools-Lartigue and some of London’s biggest names in food, drink and entertainment, The Tramshed Project is the new east London destination to know. Housed within the iconic Tramshed in Shoreditch (previously home to renowned British chef Mark Hix’s restaurant of the same name), and launching this Friday, the founders are hoping the new project will build on the spirit of community fostered during the pandemic to bring people together, safely, at a time of uncertainty. Featuring a modern workspace, kitchens serving a diverse range of food from around the world, and a 185sq m basement gallery which will play host to a line-up of curated events, residencies, talks and workshops, think of it as your new social home away from home during the socially-distant era. 

32 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3LX

Visit TramshedProject.com

TAKE A PASTA WORKSHOP HERE: Burro e Salvia

London ‘pastificio’ Burro e Salvia is gearing up to host another round of its famous fresh pasta workshops following a necessary lockdown break, with dates now available. Hosted at the restaurant by Burro e Salvia founder and trained ‘sfoglina’ Gaia Enria and her team of skilled pasta makers, the interactive weekly workshops will teach guests a brief history of pasta followed by a step-by-step lesson on how to make the perfect fresh pasta from scratch – from long shapes such as tagliatelle and tagliolini, to more unusual filled pasta shapes such as cardinali or cappelletti. Guests will then be able to take away the pasta they’ve made during the workshop to enjoy at home. A price of £50 per person includes all pasta made during the session, as well as a welcome glass of wine on arrival, or espresso and biscuits in the morning. Due to current social distancing guidelines, space on each workshop is limited, so booking is recommended.

52 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, E2 7DP

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TAKE A PASTA WORKSHOP HERE: Burro e Salvia

London ‘pastificio’ Burro e Salvia is gearing up to host another round of its famous fresh pasta workshops following a necessary lockdown break, with dates now available. Hosted at the restaurant by Burro e Salvia founder and trained ‘sfoglina’ Gaia Enria and her team of skilled pasta makers, the interactive weekly workshops will teach guests a brief history of pasta followed by a step-by-step lesson on how to make the perfect fresh pasta from scratch – from long shapes such as tagliatelle and tagliolini, to more unusual filled pasta shapes such as cardinali or cappelletti. Guests will then be able to take away the pasta they’ve made during the workshop to enjoy at home. A price of £50 per person includes all pasta made during the session, as well as a welcome glass of wine on arrival, or espresso and biscuits in the morning. Due to current social distancing guidelines, space on each workshop is limited, so booking is recommended.

52 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, E2 7DP

Book here


ENJOY A SAFE AND SECURE NIGHT OUT HERE: Skylight Igloo Bubbles

As of today, Skylight's terraces will be transformed into an autumnal haven of warm igloo-bubbles, designed to keep out the cold and keep people safe as they enjoy the views and atmosphere at this rooftop destination venue. A total of 18 igloo-bubbles will be spread across the top two levels, allowing groups of up to six people to enjoy cocktails, sharing platters and street food, while knowing they are protected from the elements – and others. Determined to keep up the London festive spirit, Skylight will also create a magical igloo forest just in time for Christmas. Prices range from £30-£90 for standard igloos and £60-£120 for the premium mezzanine level options. Both include six welcome drinks (mulled wine, canned lager or house wine) per igloo and guests can upgrade to a bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut for an additional £50.

Tobacco Dock, Wapping, E1W 2SF 

Visit SkylightLondon.com

BOOK IN FOR THIS BRUNCH WITH A DIFFERENCE: The Ivy Asia ‘Blossom Brunch’

Make sure you book in for The Ivy Asia’s three-week ‘Blossom Brunch’ series, which will see a host of performers and DJs create an exciting atmosphere to elevate Saturday afternoons. Choose from a range of dishes, all of which take their inspiration from a number of Asian cuisines. To start, opt for a selection of small dishes, including the restaurant’s signature crispy duck salad and grilled tiger prawns. There’s also an extensive sushi and sashimi selection, including tuna three ways; seared beef fillet tataki; and yellowtail sashimi; as well as large plates such as the much-loved black cod; duck massaman curry; wagyu beef tataki; and Thai sea bass. No brunch would be complete without a range of sips to complement the meal – so choose from an extensive selection of sakes, Japanese whiskies and Chinese baijiu, as well as signature cocktails. Available until 17th October.

20 New Change, St Paul’s, EC4M 9AG

Visit TheIvyAsia.com

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