What To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend 24.08.18

Wondering how to spend your precious three days off? Let SheerLuxe be your guide in our What To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend round-up.

STUFF YOURSELF WITH ‘NDUJA HERE: Radio Alice

This August Radio Alice, the pizzeria in Hoxton and Clapham known for their sourdough pizzas, will dedicate an entire menu to ‘nduja, the spicy Calabrian salami that hails from the same Italian region as Radio Alice’s founders, brothers Matteo and Salvatore Aloe. To celebrate the annual ‘nduja festival that takes place in Italy each August, the team has created an entire menu spiked with the meat: highlights include its signature sourdough pizza with roasted peppers, ‘nduja, baked potatoes, fiordilatte and pecorino; and a dessert of mascarpone, dark chocolate, ‘nduja, honey and fennel seeds.

16 Hoxton Square, Shoreditch, N1 6NT and 67 Venn Street, Clapham, SW4 0BD; until 31st August

Visit RadioAlicePizzeria.co.uk
 

TRY A NEW BRUNCH HERE: The Ivy Soho Brasserie

The Ivy Soho Brasserie has partnered with luxury Swedish vodka brand Absolut Elyx to celebrate Soho’s history of theatre and entertainment. For six weeks only, guests can enjoy cabaret-themed entertainment over brunch from 11am until 4pm on Saturdays throughout the collaboration. Dancers will greet, host and entertain guests, while brunch is set against the backdrop of tunes provided by the brasserie’s resident DJ. Brunch dishes will include Ivy classics such as hot buttermilk pancakes and their signature chocolate bombe.

26-28 Broadwick Street, Soho, W1F 8JB; until 16th September

Visit TheIvySohoBrasserie.com

STAY OUT TIL LATE HERE: Kricket Brixton

Brixton has gained a late-night bar from the duo behind Kricket, chef Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell. The new, casual Kricket Brixton bar will stay open until 1:30am; nights out will encompass a DJ, Indian-inspired cocktails and late night snacks (we like the sound of the cornflake chevda). Drinks-wise, we’re keen to sample the Old Narangi (cardamom-infused bourbon, marmalade and lemon) and a Dark Matter (a spiced rum cocktail with mango, agave, pink peppercorn and green chilli).

41-43 Atlantic Road, Brixton, SW9 8JL

Visit Kricket.co.uk
 

CELEBRATE ALL THINGS TOMATO HERE: Aqua Nueva

This weekend, contemporary Spanish restaurant Aqua Nueva will bring the famous tomato-throwing festival La Tomatina to London. Festivities begin in the restaurant where guests will enjoy a cocktail and a tomato-based menu created by Head Chef Yahir Gonzalez, who has taken inspiration from the Spanish festival to inform the dishes. Upon arrival, guests start with a Ketel One cocktail and a shot of gazpacho, after which they will choose three dishes from a tapas-style menu. Following lunch, guests will make their way to nearby Downstairs at Carousel in Marylebone for a Bloody Mary masterclass, followed by a tomato-fuelled tussle. Don’t worry – ponchos are provided.

240 Regent Street, Soho, W1B 3BR; 25th August

Visit AquaNueva.co.uk

HEAD TO A NEW CRAZY GOLF SPOT HERE: Peckham Levels

Peckham Levels has become the new home of mini golf hotspot Plonk Golf. The immersive crazy golf institution has moved its newest site into the basement of the multi-story carpark, transforming it into a tropical island-themed space. The new course features nine holes and a mix of loops, ramps, beams, ball drops and more. Following a round, guests will have the chance to explore the rest of the carpark, where you’ll find nine different food traders, cafes and restaurants, three bars (including ever-popular Frank’s) and a club.

95A Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4ST

Visit PlonkGolf.co.uk

PRETEND YOU’RE DITA VON TEESE HERE: Black Cat Cabaret

The Black Cat Cabaret has been captivating London audiences with its dark and daring brand of cabaret entertainment for more than a decade. The team’s newest production, Black Cat: Bohemia is the company’s most ambitious show to date, conjuring up a psychedelic circus world that draws inspiration from the utopian visions of Angela Carter. The show begins this week, with a six-week residency at Underbelly Festival Southbank’s Paradiso Spiegeltent. See you there.

Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, SE1 8XX; from 22nd August for six weeks

Visit TheBlackCat.info
 

CLOSE THE CARNIVAL IN STYLE HERE: Neverland

Neverland is throwing a Carnival Closing Party over the August bank holiday weekend. Attendees will enjoy a fun-filled weekend of carnival festivities away from the crowds of Notting Hill: expect carnival-style acts, a Caribbean steel band, a renowned line-up of DJs, on-site glitter face painting and free entry for the most outrageous outfits. Food will come via Ping Pong Dim Sum, who will be bringing the taste of China to the beach with its first ever pop-up kitchen.

364 Wandsworth Bridge Road, Fulham, SW6 2TY; 24th-26th August

Visit NeverlandLondon.com

SEE THE FULL MOON HERE: Rosa’s Thai Café

A decade after opening its first permanent restaurant in London’s Spitalfields and having served up over one million pad Thais since 2008, Rosa’s Thai Cafe will mark its milestone birthday with an all-weekend Full Moon Party menu over the August bank holiday. As a thank you to its loyal customers, guests will be able to choose from one of ten signature dishes (we’d opt for the butternut red curry) and a jar of Thai iced tea or a Chang Thai beer, for £10. Full Moon weekend guests will have the option to pay a £10 supplement and go bottomless, choosing from a selection of drink options including prosecco or Rosa’s famous boozy Thai iced tea. Cheers!

Various locations across London; 24th-27th August

Visit RosasThaiCafe.com
 

WATCH THIS: BlacKkKlansman

Renowned director Spike Lee teams up with Adam Driver (Girls), and John David Washington (yes, Denzel’s son) for his latest flick, with Get Out’s Jordan Peele on production duties. The story follows the insane true story of an African-American police officer who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan using Driver’s Flip Zimmerman as his avatar. Sounds serious as a heart attack, but Lee delivers this stranger-than-fiction tale with his usual flair of satirical humour.

In cinemas from 24th August
 

BOOK A BRASS BRUNCH HERE: Red Rooster

Red Rooster’s soul food brunch will go into overtime on Bank Holiday Monday with its one-off ‘Bank Holiday Brass Brunch’. Expect to hear horn-driven beats with strong roots in the New Orleans tradition by south London collective, Dat Brass – who meld funk, soul, and pop. Brunch dishes include lip-smacking, all-American classics such as chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits and steak and eggs.

45 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PT; 27th August

Visit RedRoosterLDN.com
 

BOOK THIS NOW: Sunset Cinema: Film Nights With Samsung

John Lewis’ Summer of Sound On The Roof has partnered with Samsung to launch a new Sunset Cinema series, taking place at its Oxford Street rooftop every Wednesday until 26th September. The event will showcase feel-good classics such as Grease and Dirty Dancing, and musical showstoppers like Chicago and Dreamgirls – get ready to warm up those vocal chords. Classic British dishes will be served up by Nanny Bills and guests can take part in cocktail masterclasses with the team from Background Bars. 
 
John Lewis, Oxford Street, Marylebone, W1C 1DX; each Wednesday until 26th September  
 
Visit EventBrite.co.uk

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