What To Do This Weekend 20.06.24
What To Do This Weekend 20.06.24

What To Do This Weekend 20.06.24

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from a rooftop Pride party to a hot new restaurant, our guide has options for everyone…
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GRAB THE GIRLS:

Archive & Myth

Last week a new speakeasy, Archive & Myth, opened in London’s West End. Accessible through a password-protected door on Cranbourn Street, this secret haven has an innovative cocktail programme crafted by award-winning mixologist Jack Sotti. The menu beldns modern techniques with high-quality ingredients and adventurous options, including a whiskey sour, an Ammazzacaffe – a fresh take on the espresso martini – and a bold Absinthe frappé.

The Hippodrome Casino, Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7JH 

Visit ArchiveAndMyth.com

CELEBRATE PRIDE:

12th Knot Pride

It’s Pride Month, and we plan to celebrate at the 12th Knot rooftop bar. On Saturday, 22nd June from 4pm until late, at the top of the iconic Sea Containers building which offers unparalleled views over London, guests can enjoy ice-cold drinks, delicious snacks and one of London’s hottest DJ line-ups. Chris Jammer, Joel Mignott, Gucci Girl and Dimi Lynch will be mixing house, soul and underground tracks well into the night.

20 Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PD

Visit SeaContainersLondon.com

Archive & Myth
Archive & Myth

TRY A NEW SPOT:

Henri

Renowned Chef – and SL favourite – Jackson Boxer and the hospitality pioneers behind the Experimental Group have opened Henri, a Parisian-inspired restaurant. This collaboration follows their success at Cowley Manor Experimental in the Cotswolds and puts Boxer’s experience from leading London restaurants like Brunswick House and Orasay into practice. Designer Dorothée Meilichzon has reimagined the space with a blend of French brasserie and British pub elements, featuring botanical shapes and Art Nouveau accents. The menu, drawing on Boxer’s knowledge of British suppliers, offers a range of snacks, entrées, and dishes from the charcoal grill. Highlights include fried pieds de cochon, seaweed canelé, grilled snails, globe artichoke, roast duck and brixham cod. Meanwhile, the drinks menu offers cocktails like the Marie-Antoine and Gaston, and there’s also curated wine list.

Henri, 14 - 15 Henrietta Street, Soho, WC2E 8QH

Visit HenriettaHotel.com

FIND A BARGAIN:

Rixo Sample Sale

If your summer events calendar is looking busy, you’ll be pleased to hear Rixo is hosting its biggest ever sample sale. This is your chance to snap up never-before-seen Rixo styles, as well as last-chance pieces, with sizes 6-22 available and stock replenished hourly. Just turn up – there’s no need to book a ticket or a time slot. The sale runs Thursday 20th June, 8am-6pm; Friday 21st June, 9am-6pm; Saturday 22nd June, 9am-5pm; and Sunday 23rd June, 10am-4pm.

1 Dimes Place, Hammersmith, W6 0QP

Visit RixoLondon.com 

Henri
Henri

BOOK A TABLE:

Villa Minuty @ Rosewood Hotel

Beloved rosé wine estate Minuty is bringing the French Riviera to the luxury hotel Rosewood London, transforming its terrace into Villa Minuty, a coastal restaurant inspired by the Côte d’Azur. Set in the hotel's Edwardian courtyard, this summer-long suntrap is the perfect place to enjoy long lunches and warm evenings, with rustic-chic décor featuring ceramics, wicker lamps, rattan furniture and earthy linens. Minuty’s delicate rosé wines, influenced by the sea air, will be expertly paired by Rosewood’s Head Chef Liam Fauchard-Newman with dishes like octopus carpaccio, bouillabaisse, feta-stuffed courgette flowers, and tarte tropezienne. Guests can enjoy selections such as Château Minuty ‘Rose et Or’ 2023 and the exclusive Minuty ‘Blanc et Or’ 2023. 

252 High Holborn, Holborn, WC1V 7EN; until September

Visit RosewoodHotels.com

SEE AN EXHIBITION:

Royal Academy

Running annually without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition showcases art in all its various forms – from prints, painting, film and photography to architectural works and sculpture by invited artists, Royal Academicians and emerging talent. Anyone can submit work for the exhibition, so expect to see up-and-coming names alongside some of the best working artists in the world. Most of the works will also be available to buy.

Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD; until 18th August

Visit RoyalAcademy.org.uk

Minuty At Rosewood Hotel
Minuty At Rosewood Hotel

BOOK AHEAD:

Pub In The Park

Tom Kerridge’s annual food festival is almost here again. As it tours the country, each weekend will feature Tom’s Michelin-starred pub, The Hand & Flowers, plus a selection of other UK restaurants and chefs serving up some of their most popular dishes – look out for the likes of Simon Rimmer and Atul Kochhar. You can also expect live music, chef demonstrations and family friendly activities. The first one is on 28th-30th June in Chiswick, before it hits Reigate on 12th-14th July and St Albans on 6th-8th September.

Chiswick House & Gardens, Burlington Lane, Chiswick, W4 2RP

Visit PubInTheParkUK.com

UPDATE YOUR HOME:

Vitra Sample Sale

This Saturday, for one day only, Swiss furniture brand Vitra is holding a sample sale in its Shoreditch showroom. Get over there between 9am-2pm to take advantage of big discounts on ex-display chairs, accessories and more from classic names like Verner Panton, Charles & Ray Eames and Jean Prouvé.

32 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3LX

Visit Vitra.com

Pub In The Park
Pub In The Park

SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE:

Too Many Critics

Having raised more than £100k last year, Too Many Critics returns next week for its 17th edition in support of Action Against Hunger. At Nine Elms restaurant Darby’s, top food critics like Tom Parker-Bowles, Leyla Kazim and Giles Coren will switch roles to cook up three-course meals that will be judged by chefs such as Francesco Mazzei and Vivek Singh. An auction will run alongside the dinner, offering prizes like a private dinner at Kolae, a table at The Devonshire, and a trip to Dubai. Tickets are £250, including dinner and drinks.

Darby’s, 3 Viaduct Gardens, Nine Elms, SW11 7AY; Tuesday 25th June, 6pm-10:30pm

Visit EventBrite.co.uk

Celebrate the Summer Solstice:

Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels

Grab the girls and toast to longer days with Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels. The Neal’s Yard spot will be celebrating the Summer Solstice with an all white affair, a Blanc de Blancs Party held on its terrace. Guests can expect an evening of champagne by the glass, a bespoke wine list, and a selection of specially curated dishes. 

8-10 Neal's Yard, Soho,WC2H 9DP; 20th - 22nd June

Visit CompagniedesVinsSurnaturels.com

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