What To Do This Weekend 08.02.24
What To Do This Weekend 08.02.24

What To Do This Weekend 08.02.24

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from a new theatre show to a fashion pop-up, our guide has options for everyone…

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Cefinn Sample Sale

Tonight, you can grab up to 70% off everyday and occasion pieces at Cefinn’s sample and archive sale at The Music Room in Mayfair. Expect to find dresses, tops, skirts, trousers and knitwear in sizes 6-16. We’re eyeing up the brand’s suiting and cashmere. Entry is free.

The Music Room Mayfair, 58 Davies Street, Mayfair, W1K 5JF; until 8pm

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Standing At The Sky's Edge

After a sell-out run at the National Theatre, Standing At The Sky’s Edge hits the West End on Friday 9th February. Through the lens of three generations living on Sheffield’s Park Hill housing estate, it tells the story of the nation's changing political tapestry, from Thatcherism to Brexit. Tickets start from £20.

Gillian Lynne Theatre, 166 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2B 5PW; until August 

Visit NationalTheatre.org.uk


Nomad London

Set in Covent Garden, within the historic former Bow Street Magistrates' Court, NoMad Hotel is an SL favourite. It recently launched its first afternoon tea menu. Expect classic dishes done with style – imagine egg salad with black truffle and chives, smoked salmon on an ‘everything bagel’, plus a nod to NoMad’s New York heritage in the form of a pastrami, daikon and mustard sandwich. There are also six new tea cocktails – we’ve got our eye on the yuzu-based ‘Arnold Palmer’ with iced tea and lemonade. From £55pp, including tea.

28 Bow Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7AW; available Thursday-Saturday, 2pm-4pm.

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Freak Scene

After garnering rave reviews at its Fulham outpost last year, Freak Scene has landed in Balham. Run by Aussie Scott Hallsworth (ex-Nobu head chef), the new neighbourhood spot has a pan-Asian menu with dishes like grilled hispi cabbage with beurre noisette, ponzu, dried miso and truffle, and Singapore chilli crab. There’s a strong sake list, with a selection of zingy late-night cocktails to carry on the party.

1 Ramsden Road, Balham, SW12 8QZ

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London Tide

With a story based on Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend, this thriller is centred around the city and the river that runs through it. The minds behind the production are impressive: it is directed by Iran Rickson (Translations), adapted by Ben Power (The Lehman Trilogy) and accompanied by original music from the legendary PJ Harvey. The cast is loaded with up-and-comers like Bella Maclean (Sex Education) alongside more established stage and screen actors like Scott Karim (Dracula, Othello). Tickets start from £20.

Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 9PX; 10th April-22nd June 

Visit NationalTheatre.org.uk


Damson Madder Pop-Up

It may not seem like it, but spring is on the way. To help you get ready, Damson Madder is holding its first ever pop-up this weekend in Soho. From this Friday, attendees will get an exclusive in-store preview of the brand’s SS24 collection – and you’ll be able to shop the line before it launches on site. Next week, there are more surprises in store, including a two-day floral pop-up – with Lady Garden – on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th February.

25 Marshall Street, Soho, W1F 7BE

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Pavilion Knightsbridge

Ready for a raucous night out with a romantic twist? At Pavilion Knightsbridge, drag queens Orange Gina and Ariel Bold are back for a special Valentine’s Day edition of Drag Bingo. Held on the members’ club’s pretty terrace, attendees can expect fun games and karaoke – plus there are special prizes to be won. Each ticket includes a burger and a beer. To find out more about membership, which starts from £250 a year, click here.

64 Knightsbridge, Belgravia, SW1X 7JF; 15th February

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Malorie Blackman: The Power of Stories

It’s been said ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’ – and the British Library’s new exhibition aims to affirm this. Visitors will be taken on a journey through the career of one of the UK’s most influential YA authors, Malorie Blackman. From the original synopses of her landmark series Noughts & Crosses to the literary inspirations who paved the way for her, guests can explore how she defied expectations to become one of the most prominent YA writers of this generation, and how books can shine a light on different ways of seeing the world. A great way to keep the kids occupied during February half-term, entry is free.

96 Euston Road, Kings Cross, NW1 2DB; until 25th February

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The Berkeley

Designed for mother-and-daughter getaways, romantic escapes and the ultimate catch-up with friends, The Berkeley’s new Self-Care Sundays package is a wellness-focused overnighter with luxury in mind. The experience begins with a transformative facial by 111SKIN in the hotel spa. Back in your room or suite, a self-care minibar will be filled with 111SKIN-powered face and eye masks, along with green juice and (for balance) champagne. The next morning, we suggest starting the week right with a daybreak swim in the rooftop pool before heading back to your room for breakfast pastries courtesy of Cédric Grolet’s in-house patisserie. The experience also includes personalised, monogrammed Frette robes (yours to keep), plus a chauffeur-driven ride in the hotel’s new electric BMW, so you’ll arrive at the office refreshed and relaxed.

Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RL; every Sunday until end of March

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Compete by Rowbots

‘Compete’ is a new class at Rowbots featuring interval training using various equipment – including the rower, ski erg and bike – as well as cardio and floor-base strength training and bodyweight movements. It’s high octane – you can burn up to 800 calories during a 50-minute session – and it’s all about competing against yesterday’s version of you. Rowbots has studios in Fitzrovia and the City, and classes run every Friday at 1:15pm – perfect to break up a WFH day. One class credit costs £24, with memberships starting from £120 per month.

6 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 8BB; Unit 3, Snowden Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 2DQ

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Raffles London At The OWO

The capital’s hottest new hotel – Raffles London at The OWO – is celebrating its first Valentine’s Day in style. The hotel has partnered with handwriting specialist Emma Bach to help couples add a special twist to a romantic evening. One of the UK’s leading experts, her extensive work has seen her examine the handwriting of the royal family and world leaders – and she’ll be able to offer an insight into each couple’s relationship. Next, guests will be served a five-course tasting dinner at the hotel’s signature restaurant Mauro Colagreco – expect dishes such as hibiscus and oyster; and roasted lemon john dory and purple potato with honey espuma. After dinner, guests can opt for late-night martinis in the intimate Spy Bar and, the following morning, The Guerlain Spa awaits. One of London’s largest luxury pools, guests can have a swim, rejuvenate in the sauna and book in for one of Guerlain’s luxurious treatments.

57 Whitehall, Westminster, SW1A 2BX; 14th February

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