What To Do This Weekend 04.04.24
What To Do This Weekend 04.04.24

What To Do This Weekend 04.04.24

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from a luxury sample sale to Michelin-starred chef residency, our guide has options for everyone…
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Chiave Cocktail Bar

Shoreditch’s bar scene is always going to be a cut above the rest, and its latest addition, Chiave, is testament to its cool-girl reputation. The name, meaning ‘key’ in Italian, is an indication of how you feel when you step inside. Split across two floors, there’s homeware, books, magazines and vinyl available to purchase on the ground level, as well as a cocktail bar serving mixologist-approved drinks. Downstairs, in the basement, you’ll find an intimate dance floor space where both renowned and up-and-coming DJs will be spinning house, electro funk and hip hop. 

36 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, E2 7DP 

Follow @Chiave.Shoreditch on Instagram.


Jerwood Survey

Kicking off this weekend is an exhibition showcasing the freshest artistic talent. The Jerwood Survey is a biennial show of new commissions by ten emerging artists from the UK. It's organised by Southwark Park Galleries, with artists selected by a panel including previous participants and leading figures in the arts community. This year, names include Che Applewhaite, Aqsa Arif, MV Brown, Philippa Brown and Alliyah Enyo. 

1 Park Approach, Southwark Park, Surrey Quays, SE16 2UA; until 23rd June

Visit SouthwarkParkGalleries.org


Arkestra Residency

Michelin-starred Istanbul restaurant Arkestra is making its debut in London with a residency at Carousel in Fitzrovia. Founded by Cenk Debensason and Debora Ipekel, Arkestra is known for its innovative cuisine and unique jazz-inspired listening bar, with Cenk blending influences from nouvelle cuisine and Californian supper clubs. Expect dishes like duck breast with apicius sauce, seabass with sushi rice ice-cream, and yoghurt panna cotta with baklava crisps. Debora will soundtrack your evening with an eclectic playlist. The residency is only running this week, so grab a table while you can.

19-23 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1RL; until 6th April

Visit Carousel-London.com


Sign Of The Times Sample Sale

On Saturday 6th April, Sign Of The Times is having a bumper sample sale. Attendees can enjoy up to 90% OFF retail prices on a range of pre-loved luxury items including bags, ready-to-wear, footwear and accessories from designer names like Chanel, Gucci and Prada. Race you to the checkout.

The Music Room Mayfair, 58 Davies Street, Mayfair, W1K 5JF 

Visit Chicmi.com


Capturing The Moment

When photography emerged in the 19th century, it quickly became an artform, but it also changed the nature of art itself. Featuring big names from Picasso to Warhol, this popular Tate Modern exhibition – which has just had its run extended – explores the relationship between the two.

Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG; until 28th April

Visit Tate.org.uk



Taking inspiration from grand café culture, Norma on Charlotte Street has become known for its old-school Italian-style hospitality. From this weekend, it’s now open on Sundays, serving a Sicilian-inspired lunch menu. Look for antipasti including spaghettini fritters with parmesan sauce and courgette, and prawn arancini with chilli aioli. Primi include a signature pasta alla norma, and could be followed by secondi like mamma’s beef lasagne. Available from noon to 5pm, the menu is £40pp for two courses.

8 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 2LS

Visit NormaLondon.com

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The Velveteen Rabbit

Running just this Friday and Saturday, London’s Sadlers Wells is putting on a children’s classic – The Velveteen Rabbit. Inspired by Margery Williams’ heart-warming story of a stuffed rabbit and a grown-up boy pondering the reality of getting older, a mix of dance and theatre explores how the two question what it means to be loved, and discover what it might take to be real. Tickets start from £18 and all shows are relaxed performances.

Rosebery Avenue, Islington, EC1R 4TN

Visit SadlersWells.com


Hostem Sample Sale

East London boutique Hostem is hosting a two-day stock sale, featuring designer pieces from luxury and independent brands at discounts of up to 80% OFF retail prices. Featured brands this weekend include ARTS&SCIENCE, Dries Van Noten, Prada, John Alexander Skelton, Lanvin, Phoebe English, Meadham Kirchhoff and SL favourite Loewe.

41-43 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, E2 7DJ

Visit Chicmi.com



Combining the mindfulness of yoga and the burn of Pilates, Heartcore is the class you need to mix up your workout regime and mix strength with cardio and flexibility. On 7th and 28th of this month, the classes will be led by the studio’s founder and fitness aficionado, Jessie Blum, who will be there to support you through the practice. 

Bayswater Studio: 57 Ossington St, London W2 4LY; 7th April: 4pm-5:30pm, 28th April: 4pm-5:30pm

Visit WeAreHeartcore.com

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