What To Do This Weekend 25.01.24
What To Do This Weekend 25.01.24

What To Do This Weekend 25.01.24

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from a cocktail masterclass to a new play, our guide has options for everyone…

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Ki Yoong & Studio West


The Blush Upon Her Cheek at Studio West

Notting Hill gallery Studio West champions cool up-and-coming artists. The gallery’s latest show, The Blush Upon Her Cheek, is a multidisciplinary exhibition of work by the likes of Florence Reekie, Ki Yoong and Leo Costelloe – with the latter known for their avant-garde jewellery that’s loved by insiders and the fashion set. The art is luminous, feminine and seriously cool. 

Unit 1, 216 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, W11 1NR; 25th Jan-22nd Feb

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Theo Randall’s Negroni Masterclasses at InterContinental London Park Lane

On Saturday 27th January, Theo Randall is hosting a 90-minute masterclass to teach you how to make the perfect negroni (£110 pp). Learn how to differentiate a sbagliato from a classico while nibbling on traditional Italian snacks like zucchini fritti and bruschetta mozzarella, followed by a couple of pasta dishes. If you can’t make it this weekend, drop into another masterclass next month. 

InterContinental London Park Lane, One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, Mayfair, W1J 7QY

Visit TheoRandall.com

Luke Hayes


BFI’s Woman With A Movie Camera Summit

The BFI’s annual summit returns with a bumper programme of events and talks. The programme reflects some of the past year’s most talked about topics, from romcoms and girl memes to the Lolita trope and Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour and film. Guest speakers include writers and actors Susan Wokoma, Joanna Scanlan and Alice Lowe, filmmakers Jeanie Finlay, Jane Giles and Simisolaoluwa Akande, composer Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, and film critic Ellen E. Jones. Plus, there’s a panel discussion hosted by Muslim women filmmakers – featuring Warda Mohamed, Shaheen Baig, Myriam Raja and Sara Harrak – who will address the challenges they face in the industry. Tickets start from £13.

0 Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XT

Visit WhatsOn.BFI.org.uk

Support A Good Cause:

Lily Vanilli Birthday Project

With a client list including Kate Moss and Lady Gaga, it’s safe to say baker Lily Jones knows about good cake. Her new charitable initiative aims to get birthday cakes to those who otherwise wouldn’t have one. To do so, she’s teamed up with the Mayor’s Fund for London, a charity that champions opportunities for young Londoners from diverse communities and low-income backgrounds. To get involved, you can contribute anything from £1 to £40 for a whole cake, which will be delivered to people on their birthday. 

6 The Courtyard, Ezra Street, Hackney, E2 7RH

Visit LilyVanilli.com


Othello at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Go and see a classic at the Sam Wanamaker playhouse, London’s only theatre illuminated by candlelight. Directed by Ola Ince, this is a fresh take on the tragedy, as 16th-century Venice becomes modern-day London. Othello grapples with some of the same issues that successful Black people have faced for centuries. More relevant than ever, it’s the journey of one man as he battles against the toxic systems that surround him. Standing tickets cost £5, and seating tickets start from £25. 

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 9DT; until 13th April

Visit ShakespearesGlobe.com



Clap is the latest addition to the thriving high-end Japanese dining scene in London. As it does at existing locations in Dubai, Riyadh and Beirut, the restaurant showcases modern and classic Japanese cuisine, featuring standout dishes like Hokkaido scallops and roasted king crab legs, as well as ceviche, tataki and tiradito. If you really need to impress, authentic omakase dining is available. There’s also a rooftop lounge and bar with panoramic views of the capital.

6th & 7th Floors, 12-14 Basil Street, Knightsbridge, SW3 1AJ

Visit ClapRestaurant.com


Adanola Movement Studio 

Regular readers will know the SL fashion team are big fans of Adanola, thanks to its inclusive sizing and stylish leisurewear and workout sets that will get you in the gym. The brand has launched its first pop-up exercise studio in east London, offering a mix of classes such as reformer Pilates, yoga, barre and more. Attendees will also be able to grab a shake on the brand after their class. 

Principal Place, 2 Hearn Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3BL

Visit Adanola.com



St. John x Fortnum & Mason's Field

Foodies, this is the residency to have on your radar. While St. John’s kitchen at Smithfield gets an overhaul, the team will relocate to Fortnum & Mason’s in-house restaurant Field next month. The space on Fortnum’s ground floor will be transformed with St. John’s signature look – think pared-back, minimalist interiors. The restaurant will be open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday to Sunday, as well as dinner on Thursdays and Fridays. Pop in for a classic St. John bacon sandwich in the AM, or there are dishes like bone marrow and parsley salad, suet-crusted pies, and a selection of comforting desserts later in the day.

181 Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1A 1ER; 6th-22nd February

Visit StJohnRestaurant.com

Jonathan Stewart


Great Central Pub at The Landmark London

The Landmark London has launched a Sunday roast menu at its Great Central Pub. Head chef Matt Fletcher and his team will serve the full works: roasted British beef sirloin, seasonal veg, roast potatoes, horseradish sauce, and gravy ladled over a giant Yorkshire pudding. Since his appointment at the hotel back in 2022, Fletcher has impressed guests with an unpretentious menu of British classics – think scotch eggs and fish finger sandwiches – and we expect this new roast will be more of the same: comfort food done well. 

222 Marylebone Road, Marylebone, NW1 6JQ

Visit LandmarkLondon.co.uk

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