What To Do This Weekend 16.05.24
What To Do This Weekend 16.05.24

What To Do This Weekend 16.05.24

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from a polo event to a vintage furniture sale, our guide has options for everyone…

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Tavola Pop-Up

Fortnum & Mason has collaborated with cookbook author Skye McAlpine on a beautiful pop-up space showcasing her own homeware line – Tavola. Drawing inspiration from McAlpine's passion for Venetian craftsmanship, Tavola brings a bit of timeless Italian class to any table it touches. We’ve got our eyes on the pink bellini jug.

181 Piccadilly, St James's, W1A 1ER; until 4th June

Visit FortnumAndMason.com


Chestertons Polo In The Park

One of the biggest events of the summer season, Chestertons Polo In The Park returns to the Hurlingham Club from 7th to 9th June. Across the weekend, there will be polo matches between teams from around the world, as well as VIP hospitality. Guests can enjoy live music, a luxury shopping village, plus gardens and bars created by Mahiki, Champagne Lanson and more. Fulham Food Festival will be hosting some of London’s most popular restaurants and street food vendors, including Gaucho, Made of Dough and Truffle Burger. Plus, there is a special Ladies Day, presented by SheerLuxe, on the Saturday. Tickets start from £54.

17 Broomhouse Lane, Fulham, SW6 3DP; 7th-9th June

Visit PoloInTheParkLondon.com



The Hills Of California

This one’s had rave reviews, and there’s just a month left to see it in the West End. After the success of The Ferryman, writer Jez Butterworth teamed up with director Sam Mendes again on this show at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Known for directing The Lehman Trilogy, Mendes has taken on a very different project here – Hills of California is set in 1970s Blackpool. It has been the driest summer for 200 years, the beaches are packed, the hotels are heaving and, in the sweltering backstreets far from the ice-creams and donkey rides, the Webb sisters are returning to their mother’s run-down guest house, as she lies dying upstairs. 

Panton Street, West End, SW1Y 4DN; until 15th June

Visit ATGTickets.com


Raye Soho Berwick Street

Raye The Store is a travelling retail concept that showcases the best in emerging food, drinks, beauty, wellness and nutrition. Its spring London pop-up features over 80 brands and more than 200 new-to-market products – and it’s brought in BEAM Beauty to offer immersive experiences like personalised make-up tutorials.

96 Berwick Street, Soho, W1F 0PH; until 5th June

Visit WeAreRaye.com



Vintage Supermarket Merchant & Found

Pre-loved and vintage isn’t just good for your wardrobe, it’s a great way to source pieces for your home. Merchant & Found specialises in sourcing 20th-century vintage furniture, lighting and accessories from across Europe and beyond. This week, in association with London Craft Week and Vinterior, it’s hosting a one-of-a-kind Vintage Supermarket. There will be 6,000sq ft of original vintage furniture and interiors for guests to shop.

51 Poland Street, Soho, W1F 7ND; until 18th May

Visit MerchantAndFound.com


Café Lapérouse

Summer is on the way, and Café Lapérouse at Raffles at The OWO is bringing back al fresco dining. Blending French cuisine with British flair, it's open for lunch and dinner, offering the choice between sunny terrace days and chilled evenings at the cocktail bar. Guests can expect classic dishes like onion soup and beef tartare with matchstick fries. Interiors take inspiration from the French restaurant scene and the explorer Lapérouse's island adventures – think shell-adorned bars and plush velvet furnishings.

7 Horse Guards Avenue, Embankment, SW1A 2EX

Visit Laperouse.com



Fragile Beauty

The V&A has teamed up with Gucci for a sequel to Tate Modern's 2016 exhibition The Radical Eye. Opening this weekend, the exhibition features pieces is borrowed from the private collection of Sir Elton John and David Furnish. Visitors will be able to view over 300 prints by more than 140 photographers spanning the 1950s to the present day – including David LaChapelle, renowned for his pop surrealism, and Herb Ritts, celebrated for his fashion photography and nude compositions.

Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL; until 5th January

Visit VAM.ac.uk

Charlotte Tilbury


Charlotte Tilbury Fragrance Pop-Up

Charlotte Tilbury has expanded her beauty range to include an assortment of fragrances. To celebrate their launch, the beauty maven is hosting an interactive pop-up where you can get a closer look at the new products. Visitors can immerse themselves in the six new scents – which are centred around emotions of love, happiness, seduction, energy, serenity and empowerment – and enjoy a fragrance profiling session to receive a tailored sample. 

Protein Studios Shoreditch, 31 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, EC2A 3EY; until 19th May

Visit CharlotteTilbury.com




Bakery and restaurant, Toklas, has a lot lined up this summer – including the launch of its own-label wines and a full programme of events. This weekend, a lunch with Rosa Jackson will mark the launch of her cookbook, Niçoise. For £75 per person, guests can preview the recipes – prepared by head chef Chris Shaw – with wines from Provence’s Valerie Courreges. Hosted by Rosa, the lunch menu includes pissaladiere, salade Niçoise, petits farcis, chicken bouillabaisse, and a strawberry tart. Also on the summer events schedule is a ‘meet the author’ cookbook fair with an appearance by Kattan, the Franco-Palestinian chef and author of Bethlehem and a visit from Masterchef finalist Alexina Anatole. As well as browsing their recent cookbooks, you’ll also be able to sample limited edition bakes from Nicola Lamb – author of baking book, Sift.

Toklas (restaurant), 1 Surrey Street, Temple, WC2R 2ND; Toklas (bakery), 9 Surrey Street, Temple, WC2R 2ND; 18th May

Visit ToklasLondon.com


Selfridges Car Boot Sale

The Women For Women International x Alex Eagle #SheInspiresMe car boot sale is back. Now spanning the fifth and sixth floors of the Selfridges Car Park on Oxford Street, it’ll be supported by luxury resale brand Sellier Knightsbridge, RESELFRIDGES and Mini. There, guests can shop pre-loved and new Chanel, Hermès, and Dior items donated by Sellier, as well as pieces from brands like Jimmy Choo, Ganni, Rixo, and Manolo Blahnik. All proceeds support Women For Women International's work with female survivors of war. Advance tickets are now sold out, but there will be a limited number of tickets available on the door – the event starts at 10am.

Orchard St, London W1H 6HL; 18th May

Visit WomenForWomen.org.uk

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