What To Do This Weekend 15.02.24
What To Do This Weekend 15.02.24

What To Do This Weekend 15.02.24

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from a fashion pop-up to a Yoko Ono exhibition, our guide has options for everyone…
By Eleanor Magill


The Palomar

Soho eatery The Palomar has launched a lunch set menu. On Monday to Friday from noon to 5:30pm, guests can enjoy three courses of Palomar’s ‘modern Jerusalem’ plates. Among the old favourites, there are some new additions – like chicken labanieh with yoghurt sauce, chilli butter and burnt onion, as well as Persian oxtail stew. Finish with a pine nut tart. Plus, it’s £24pp.

34 Rupert St, Soho, W1D 6DN

Visit ThePalomar.co.uk


Yoko Ono: Music Of The Mind

Yoko Ono, the multifaceted artist and cultural icon, has often been overshadowed by her fame – not least thanks to her relationship with John Lennon – so much so that her pioneering experimental art of the 20th century remains somewhat unacknowledged. From performance to music, drawing to activism, she has consistently challenged the norms of the time. The Tate Modern is correcting this oversight with an exhibition showcasing her works, including instruction pieces, films and interactive installations that invite audience participation. Among her pieces is ‘Wish Trees For London’, which urges visitors to contribute wishes for peace.

Bankside, Southbank, SE1 9TG; 15th February-1st September 

Visit Tate.org.uk



Under an old railway arch by Battersea Park, Archway is a great date-night spot thanks to its chic, minimalist dining room and buzzy atmosphere. Headed up by chef and young talent Lorenzo Nigro, there’s a regularly changing menu showcasing the best local and seasonal produce. New dishes this month include flatbread with wild mushrooms and rocket, crab tagliolini, roasted prawns with ’nduja butter, and cavolo nero and gorgonzola risotto. Leave room for a slice of tiramisu or ricotta, chocolate and pear cake for dessert. 

Arch 65 Queen's Circus, Nine Elms, SW8 4NE

Visit ArchwayBattersea.co.uk


Orchids After Hours

Back for another year, Kew Gardens orchid festival is taking its inspiration from Madagascar this year – plus, it’s staying open late. Head to the Princess of Wales Conservatory and enjoy cocktails, Malagasy cuisine and music from the Boriza Brothers. Plus, you can watch an authentic cooking demonstration and hear experts talk about the flowers. Tickets start from £17. 

Kew Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, TW9 3AB; 16th-24th February

Visit Kew.org


This & That

Looking for something to entertain the kids during half term? The duo behind this show, Phil Soltanoff and Steven Wendt, blend shadow puppetry, animation, music, and projection to captivate their audiences. One of them casts the shadows, while the other orchestrates the live music and atmospheric sounds – a slight upgrade from making swan shadows on the kids’ wall. Tickets start from £18. 

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DS; 13th-17th February 

Visit Barbican.org.uk

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Anisa Sojka x Juliet Angus Pop-Up

While it might not be happening this weekend, this luxe jewellery pop-up is one to mark in your calendar for a mid-week treat. The fashion set-approved brand, Anisa Sojka, and the ever-stylish Juliet Angus are hosting a shopping event at the Veronica Beard store in London on 21st February. Explore their stunning jewellery collection from 2pm-4 pm – plus, the first ten customers will receive a free piece and the next ten a free hair accessory.

27 Bruton St, London W1J 6QN

Visit AnisaSojka.com


Claridge’s Sunday Lunch

Claridge’s restaurant has introduced a Sunday roast menu. The starters are classics: ham hock terrine, gratinated French onion soup, and seabass and crab fishcake. For the main course, you can pick from Norfolk black leg chicken, roasted Herefordshire rib of beef, or porchetta. Expect all the trimmings, including cauliflower and cheese gratin. Desserts include baked meringue tart and apple crumble.It’s £75 for two courses and £90 for three.

Brook Street, Mayfair, W1K 4HR

Visit Claridges.co.uk 


My Wardrobe HQ

1 Warwick, a members club in Soho, has partnered with My Wardrobe HQ to create an exclusive pop-up shopping experience as part of the British Fashion Council’s City Wide Celebration 2024. Offering a curated selection of luxury looks and accessories, the pop-up is promoting fashion that’s good for the planet and for your wallet. Visitors can browse pieces that are available to rent from C.Nicol, Jakke, Lily and Lionel, Monique Singh, Lisou and others. There will be refreshments and cocktails on offer while you shop.

1 Warwick Street, Soho, W1B 5LR

Visit MyWardrobeHQ.com


Ascot's Spring Family Raceday

Ascot is back and to kick off the season it’s hosting a Spring Family Raceday on 24th March. There will be a seven-race card featuring runners from Cheltenham festival, as well as a return of some old favourites during the Veterans’ chase. Alongside the races, there will also be fun for the children, with an appearance by The Gruffalo, as well as face painting, and arts and crafts. Adult tickets start from £30, with free entry for under-18s.

High Street, Ascot, SL5 7JX

Visit Ascot.com


1664 Blanc x Selfridges

In celebration of its new citrus-flavoured 1664 drink, Blanc is taking over the iconic London department store as part of London Fashion Week. Visitors can expect CGI installations, samples and a host of fashion talks in the iconic Selfridge’s cinema – all whilst sipping on a cold 1664. 

400 Oxford St, Mayfair, W1A 1AB

Visit EventBrite.co.uk

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