What To Do Over The Easter Weekend
TUCK INTO DIPPY EGGS:
Mr Lyan’s Seed Library is known for its cool collaborations and avant-garde specials, and this Easter is no exception. The bar below the One Hundred Shoreditch hotel has come up with a limited-edition take on traditional eggs and soldiers, with a dish featuring French fries dipped in a warm Creme Egg. You can add on the paired ‘Ramos’ cocktail made with vodka, Empirical Symphony 6, Creme Egg, lemon and cream for extra decadence. Created as a nod to the legendary ‘How do you eat yours?’ 1980s ad campaign, the dish and drinks pairing is available until Sunday 9th April.
100 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, E1 6JQ
CATCH A NEW DOC:
Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields
In this two-part documentary, Hollywood actor and model Brooke Shields tells her life story. Through film clips and archival footage, she opens up about coming of age in the public eye and the troubling experiences she went through in the film industry as a child, including filming sexual scenes with an adult actor when she was just 11 years old, and becoming a sex symbol when she was barely a teenager. One of the most recognisable faces of 80s America, Brooke reflects on her relationship with her mother, her rise to stardom, and starring in some of Hollywood’s more controversial movies.
ENJOY A SLICE OF LA DOLCE VITA:
Prada Caffè at Harrods
Following on from the Dior Café and Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama pop-up, Harrods has opened the Prada Caffè on its ground floor. Until the end of the year, guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and aperitivi surrounded by the café’s chic mint green interiors and black-and-white chequered flooring. Inspired by Prada’s most famous stores – including its first ever boutique at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – the café menu includes Italian brunch dishes, cakes and pastries, sandwiches and more substantial mains like ricotta and spinach cannelloni, fish of the day with sun-dried tomatoes and capers, and saffron and parmesan risotto. Come evening, there will be cocktails and Italian wines.
87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7XL
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX:
Ai Weiwei at the Design Museum
Ai Weiwei is one of China’s most vocal political commentators. The contemporary artist is also known for his large-scale sculptures and Monet-inspired paintings. On Friday 7th April, an exhibition opens at the Design Museum, featuring large-scale works in the gallery’s grounds and huge installations across five ‘fields’. Some are made from Weiwei’s personal collection of Lego bricks, others from tiny fragments of porcelain sculptures or ancient ceramics. Look out for the ‘ordinary objects’ crafted from precious materials, and the huge ‘Coloured House’ sculpture in the gallery’s garden. Tickets start from £15.
224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 6AG
Tony’s Chocolonely x Big Mamma
Big Mamma Group has partnered with Tony's Chocolonely to create a special Easter dessert. Available until Wednesday 12th April at Gloria, Circolo Popolare and Ave Mario, the indulgent chocolate mousse is finished with a Tony's chocolate bar. A great way to conclude your Italian-inspired meal, the dessert also comes with an additional chocolate bar to enjoy at home. Plus, £1 from each dish will be donated to the Chocolonely foundation, which funds projects to eradicate modern slavery in West Africa.
GO OUT OUT:
The Cause '5 Years' Part III
The Cause at 60 Dock Road is hosting an all-day rave on Good Friday – and there are still tickets left. Taking place from 10am-10pm, the venue will peak at lunchtime across multiple indoor and outdoor areas. The line-up includes acts like Jayda G, Tarzsa, Karl Karlson, Jack Hughman, Evan Baggs and Hiroko Yamamura, whose recent Boiler Room has racked up over 1m views online. Brunch will be served until the afternoon alongside breakfast cocktails including £5 bloody marys and mimosas.
60 Dock Road, Silvertown, E16 1YZ
COOK UP A STORM:
Clarence Court x Pasta Evangelists Pasta Academy
Pasta Evangelists has joined forces with Clarence Court for a series of pasta-making masterclasses over the Easter weekend. Guests will learn how to select and work with different egg varieties to take their fresh egg pasta-making skills to the next level, from mastering the perfect egg dough to crafting egg yolk fillings. Guests will use two types of Clarence Court eggs: Old Cotswold Legbars, known for their blue shells, and Leghorn Whites. Tickets cost £65pp and include a two-hour pasta class with a private chef, a fresh pasta meal and a Clarence Court goody bag to take home. Classes are available at various times on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.
62-63 Long Lane, Farringdon, EC1A 9EJ
SAMPLE A NEXT-LEVEL HOT CROSS BUN:
The Laundry, Brixton
The Laundry in Brixton is celebrating Easter by putting a new spin on the traditional hot cross bun. From today until Easter Monday, it’s serving hot cross buns from Wandsworth bakery, filled with bacon and maple butter. Diners can relax at the Parisian-inspired terrace with blankets and heaters, or sit inside by the bar. Complete your meal with brunch dishes like acai bowls and Turkish eggs, or book a table in the afternoon on Easter Sunday to enjoy a roast with all the trimmings.
374 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8PL
WORK OUT WITH A VIEW:
Sky Garden Yoga
London’s highest green oasis has just launched its summer series of yoga classes with TruBe. Offering panoramic views of the city, classes will take place among Sky Garden's luscious tropical greenery. Participants can enjoy a one-hour session of vinyasa flow yoga, Pilates or meditation, suitable for all levels and abilities. With a focus on breathwork, the TruBe instructors will guide you through a range of postures designed to boost energy levels and rejuvenate. After the class, grab a coffee at Sky Pod Bar or have breakfast at the Darwin Brasserie before taking a stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens. Daily classes take place from Tuesdays to Sundays; tickets start from £22pp.
1 Sky Garden Walk, City, EC3M 8AF
DISCOVER NEW FOOD & DRINK:
Following its pop-up at Brixton Village, mobile food and drink marketplace Delli has opened another one at the Truman Brewery, featuring a line-up of events that can be booked through its app. Delli, from the team behind Depop, has wrapped the kitchen building in photographs of its community; you’ll also find food and drink stalls and event spaces showcasing independent makers from the capital and beyond. The space will host a series of supper clubs and live podcast recordings. Tonight, vegan chef Ben Rebuck is hosting his first ever supper club to celebrate Passover, with a five-course menu of Jewish classics like chopped liver, latkes, chicken soup, hummus, and apple strudel. On Sunday 16th April, Londis N16 will host an Indian brunch. Tickets start from £30.
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, E1 6QR
TRY NEW FLAVOURS:
LPM Restaurant & Bar
Mayfair’s LPM Restaurant & Bar is celebrating the Easter weekend with a limited-edition dessert. Tucked away in Mayfair Mews, the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant has a buzzy atmosphere with live music. The à la carte menu includes sharing dishes like scallop carpaccio, octopus with lemon and green chilli dressing, gnocchi with cherry tomatoes, roasted turbot with barigoule sauce and chorizo, and pappardelle with veal ragout. This weekend, you can also try the chocolate and hazel croustillant with meringue and covered with vanilla cream.
53-54 Brook's Mews, Mayfair, W1K 4EG
MEET THE GIRLS:
Bank Holiday Brunch at 100 Wardour Street
100 Wardour Street is throwing a fun bank holiday brunch on Sunday 9th April. Kicking off with ‘Girl Power Edition’, the new DJ-led brunch series includes nostalgic tunes from the Now That’s What I Call Music albums and celebrates the very best hits from the past two decades. While dancing along to your favourite songs from Celine Dion, Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus, Kylie and Beyoncé, you’ll be served brunch dishes, bottomless bubbles and Ciroc cocktails. Two courses cost £30 and three are £35pp. Dishes include smoked salmon with scrambled eggs, buttermilk pancakes, and coconut panna cotta with passionfruit.
100 Wardour Street, Soho, W1F 0TN
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