What To Do This Weekend 02.05.24
What To Do This Weekend 02.05.24

What To Do This Weekend 02.05.24

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from a Self-Portrait pop-up to a Sicilian food festival, our guide has options for everyone…

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Self-Portrait Pop-up

For summer event shopping, Self-Portrait is a go-to. To mark the debut of its pre-fall collection, the brand is hosting its inaugural UK pop-up, aimed at bringing the fashion house's latest campaign to life. Inspired by the recording studio backdrop of its recent campaign starring Korean musician Jisoo, the pop-up will immerse visitors in the same setting. Showcasing the brand's freshest collection, the event invites fans to step into Jisoo's world and capture their own self-portraits. 

11-13 Duke of York Square, Chelsea, SW3 4LY; 3rd-6th May

Visit Self-Portrait.com



Within a historic railway arch, and just moments from Battersea Park, Archway provides a cosy, intimate dining atmosphere – complete with panelled wooden walls and candlelit tables. Enjoy a menu of seasonal dishes and a wine list that spans the old and new worlds. This month’s menu features whipped cod roe on grilled focaccia, and one of the restaurant’s trademark flatbreads topped with parmesan sauce, asparagus and guanciale. We’ve got our eyes on the pistachio bomboloni, too.

Arch 65 Queens Circus, Battersea, SW8 4NE

Visit ArchwayBattersea.co.uk


My John Lewis Members Weekender

SL’s Nana Acheampong is hosting a masterclass for John Lewis this weekend. Exclusively for John Lewis members, Nana and renowned personal stylist Emily Savage will be leading sessions and taking a first look at the season’s must-have pieces – including some tips on how to wear them. Members can also enjoy a YSL Beauty masterclass to refresh their summer routine.

White City Westfield, Ariel Way, White City, W12 7FU; 4th May

Visit JohnLewis.com



This weekend, you can experience a bit of ‘la dolce vita’ in London, as SicilyFEST returns for another year. The pop-up food market features the best of the island’s cuisine – think gelato, arancini and, of course, pizza. There will also be live performances by local artists and interactive classes led by world-class Italian chefs.  

52 Upper Street, Islington, N1 0QH; 2nd-5th May

Visit BusinessDesignCentre.co.uk


Nadine Merabi

Now is the time to stock up on looks for the upcoming wedding season. While not strictly happening this weekend, you need to have this one in your diary. Next Wednesday, occasionwear brand Nadine Merabi is hosting a one-day-only sample sale. Attendees can save up 70% across womenswear – expect lots of sparkles and feathers.

Showcase, 12 Regent Street, St James's, SW1Y 4PE; 8th May

Visit Showcase.co

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Swan Lake

To close the English National Ballet’s 2023/24 season, Swan Lake in the round is returning to the Royal Albert Hall. This large-scale production is one of the biggest spectacles in ballet and features over 100 performers. It will feature Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, performed live by the English National Ballet Philharmonic, with the audience encircling the stage for an unparalleled viewing experience.

Kensington Gore, South Kensington, SW7 2AP; 12th-23rd June 

Visit Ballet.org.uk


Decimo At The Standard

This year, Cinco De Mayo – one the biggest celebrations in Mexico – falls on a bank holiday weekend. Whether you’re of Mexican heritage or just appreciate the cuisine and culture, the festivities are a great time to get stuck into the Mexican culinary scene. This weekend, it's all going on at The Standard’s restaurant Decimo. Thanks to Michelin-starred chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, guests can enjoy a brunch menu full of Spanish and Mexican flavours – dishes include fish tacos, huevos flamenca, chilaquiles and huevos rancheros.

10th Floor, 10 Argyle Street, King’s Cross, WC1H 8EG

Visit Decimo.London


And After Pop-Up

The second-hand market continues to boom, and a new venture to keep an eye on is And After. To kick things off, the brand is hosting a one-off pop-up in Barnes this Saturday. Attendees can expect pieces from big-name brands ranging from Ganni to Stine Goya, Ulla Johnson to Zimmermann, Stella McCartney to Isabel Marant. 

Rose House, Barnes High Street, Barnes, SW13 9LD; 4th May, 10am-3pm 

Follow @AndAfter_Preloved on Instagram


The Cavendish

Just last month, The Cavendish Pub in Marylebone launched an upscale dining experience courtesy of Chef Laura de Filippis, formerly of Oyster Shed. With roots dating to 1779, this historic venue honours its past while serving standout dishes crafted with local ingredients and creative flair. The rotating menu is made up of European small plates, such as lobster tortellini and nori and sesame taco. Plus, the pub regularly hosts art exhibitions, with work by British photographer Samuel Ryde from Degreeart Gallery currently on show. It’s also dog-friendly, with a menu for furry friends.

35 New Cavendish Street, Marylebone, W1G 9TR

Visit 35NewCavendish.co.uk


4th & Reckless Pop-up

4th & Reckless knows what stylish women want to wear and this weekend, the brand is hosting its first ever London pop-up, from 3rd-4th May. There, customers will be able to browse the new ‘Postcards from Paradise’ swimwear and summer clothing collection, as well as take part in styling consultations and receive exclusive discounts and prizes, including a chance to WIN a £500 voucher to spend in store.

19 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 4DT

Visit EventBrite.com

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