What To Do This Weekend 23.05.24
What To Do This Weekend 23.05.24

What To Do This Weekend 23.05.24

Looking for things to do this bank holiday weekend? Look no further – from Chelsea Flower Show to a south London music festival, our guide has options for everyone…

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Wildsmith Pop Up

Luxury skincare brand Wildsmith draws its inspiration from the healing trees of Heckfield Place, emphasising natural ingredients for luminous skin and inner tranquillity. Now, Liberty has introduced The Wildsmith House, showcasing ‘radical botany’ facials inspired by William Walker Wildsmith’s estate arboretum, available until the 27th May. The brand will then be moving into Liberty's treatment rooms, where guests can book a 60-minute facial twice a month on selected Tuesdays starting from June 18th. The cost is £120, redeemable with booking through bookings@wildsmithskin.com. You can continue your self-care routine at home with Wildsmith Skin products, available at the famous old department store’s Beauty Hall. 

Regent Street, Carnaby, W1B 5AH; until 27th May

Visit Liberty.com


Cross The Tracks

Cross The Tracks returns for its fifth edition this weekend. A heady mix of soul, funk and jazz, the 2024 line-up includes Erykah Badu as the headliner, as well as Eve, BADBADNOTGOOD, En Vogue, Ama Lou and Madlib. It’s the perfect way to spend the Sunday of a bank holiday weekend. Tickets are on final release at £79.50pp.

Brockwell Park, Norwood Road, SE24 9BJ; 26th May

Visit XTheTracks.com


Rixo Pop-Up

Thanks to Chelsea Flower Show, there are lots of flower-themed goings-on this weekend. Our pick is occasionwear go-to Rixo’s ‘British royal tea’ display. Freddie’s Flowers has created a floral display of scones, cake stands, sandwiches and more outside the label’s King’s Road store. Inside, Black Lines will be serving an exclusive elderflower collins, alongside classics like negronis and margaritas. Plus, Jenki will be serving rose & collagen matcha iced lattes at the bar for an afternoon pick-me-up. The two have also collaborated for a Black Lines and Jenki special: the ‘Matcha-rita’.

114-116 King's Road, Chelsea, SW3 4TX; until 26th May

Visit RixoLondon.com



People, Places, Things

Denise Gough made a splash in 2015 in her breakout role as Emma in People, Places & Things. Now, she's reprising her Olivier award-winning portrayal of the booze-fuelled character in a new staging of the play – directed by Jeremy Herrin and with set design by Tony award-winner Bunny Christie. Emma, a struggling actress, finds her life spiralling out of control as she navigates rehab and confronts harsh truths. In a world where intoxication seems like the only escape, Emma grapples with her demons and searches for truth amid chaos.

Trafalgar Theatre, West End, SW1A 2DY; until 10th August 

Visit NationalTheatre.org.uk


Viola’s Room by Punchdrunk

Punchdrunk is one of the premium immersive theatre companies in the capital. After the success of its previous shows, The Burnt City, Sleep No More, its new show Viola’s Room offers something new. Featuring a pre-recorded narration from Helena Bonham Carter, Viola’s room is a new gothic story which will guide guests in small groups of six across a labyrinth-like installation – barefoot and wearing headphones. Through the journey, the unseen narrator reveals a story of innocence lost and obsession unleashed…Tickets start from £37.

The Carriageworks, 5 Carriage Street, Woolich, SE18 6DJ

Visit Punchdrunk.com


Antler Pop-Up

It's nearly time to put your ‘out of office’ on and, conveniently, Antler has a pop-up installation at Selfridges. Coinciding with the heritage luggage brand’s 110th anniversary, the event will showcase its new Icon Collection – we’ve got our eye on the green Stripe case for long-haul trips. Visitors can also personalise their luggage and travel accessories, making the baggage reclaim scramble a breeze.

400 Oxford Street, West End, W1A 1AB; until 28th June 

Visit Antler.com


Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show is back in full swing. This year’s theme is ‘Floral Feasts’ and visitors can expect to see gorgeous displays, as well as enjoy fun dining and shopping experiences. Ticket prices for RHS members start at £47.85. For non-members, they go from £55.85.

 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, SW3 4SR; until 25th May

Visit RHS.org.uk


Moulin Rouge! The Musical

After a decade of development, a Broadway run and a pandemic delay, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is finally on the West End. Alex Timbers’ adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film stays true to the original: penniless writer Christian falls for courtesan Satine, but they must keep their love under wraps as nightclub owner Harold Zidler seeks funds for the venue's transformation. With iconic tunes like ‘Come What May’ and ‘Lady Marmalade’ plus hits from Whitney Houston, The Rolling Stones, Beyoncé, Adele and Lady Gaga, it’s the ultimate jukebox musical.

Piccadilly Theatre, Denman Street, Soho, W1D 7DY; until 15th June 

Visit MoulinRougeMusical.co.uk



Electric Diner

Although it may not feel like it, summer is on its way. The Ned’s American-themed Electric Diner has launched a new ice-cream parlour in partnership with Jefferson's. You can order ice-cream and sorbet made with natural ingredients, along with sundaes, milkshakes, and freshly baked ‘fronuts’- donuts filled with soft serve. The best part? It’s open till 10pm to satisfy late-night sugar cravings. 

27 Poultry, City, EC2R 8AJ

Visit TheNed.com


Il Gattopardo

Mayfair’s new Il Gattopardo is celebrating its first summer in style. The restaurant is throwing open the roof, quite literally. The new terrazzo, featuring a fully retractable glass roof, is the perfect dining spot for cloudless days. The chic yet playful interiors are inspired by la dolce vita with trellised walls, climbing vines and leopard print details. The summer menu also evokes the Italian Riviera with dishes like seafood stew with Amalfi lemon, tortellini stuffed with ham and mascarpone, and prosciutto e melone. There’s a seasonal cocktail menu, as well as magnums of Italian rosé – poured by the glass – perfect for a long day in the sun. To round off, we’ve got our eye on the negroni ice-cream.

27 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1S 4HZ

Visit Gattopardo.restaurant


Double Exposure: David Bailey & Mary McCartney at Claridge’s ArtSpace

Claridge’s ArtSpace is known for its cool exhibitions. The latest is Double Exposure: David Bailey & Mary McCartney, which brings together the two iconic British photographers for the first time. Curated by Brandei Estes, this exhibition spans from the 1960s to today. David Bailey has photographed the rich and glamorous for over 50 years, and is known for his joyful images of even the most photographed faces. Mary McCartney made a name for herself with pop culture pillars like Kate Moss and Harry Styles. She blends a theatrical flair with everyday moments, finding joy and art in the everyday.

Brook’s Mews, Mayfair, W1K 4HR ;until July 2024

Visit Claridges.co.uk

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