What To Do This Weekend 01.06.23
What To Do This Weekend 01.06.23

What To Do This Weekend 01.06.23

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from new openings and exhibitions to a fashion sample sale, our weekend guide has plenty of options for everyone.


Tandoor Chop House x Two Hot Asians

Indian restaurant Tandoor Chop House has teamed up with chef duo Two Hot Asians to create a king prawn and kaffir lime coriander naan. Available throughout June, the special is a fragrant coriander naan topped with king prawns, kaffir lime leaves, bird’s eye chillies and mango yoghurt glaze. Other dishes on the menu we recommend include Chop House’s whole sea bream, crispy lamb chops and black daal. 

8 Adelaide Street, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HZ

Visit TandoorChopHouse.com



QIPCO King George Weekend at Ascot

Get your outfit ready for Ascot’s QIPCO King George Weekend on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July. One of the biggest events of the season includes world-class racing across the weekend and an after party at the bandstand on the Saturday evening. Showcase your outfit on the SheerLuxe Green Carpet before relaxing at one of the enclosures for the best viewing spots and access to bars, restaurants and on-site entertainment. SheerLuxe readers can take £5 OFF a Queen Anne Enclosure ticket on Friday or Saturday using the code SL5OFF. The offer includes up to four tickets per person and must be booked before midnight on 27th July.

High Street, Ascot, SL5 7JX

Visit Ascot.com

Adam Scott


London Festival of Architecture

London’s Festival of Architecture kicks off tomorrow, celebrating some of the capital’s most innovative architecture and stand-out designers. This year’s theme is ‘In Common’, focusing on the architecture Londoners share and the spaces most important to the city’s communities. Visitors can drop into exhibitions, listen to talks and see large-sale installations across the capital. Highlights include installations at Royal Victoria Dock by Yinka Ilori, the ‘Farm-to-Fork’ factory in Woolwich where crops will be grown at scale (a fascinating look at the future of farming), and guided tours of the Supreme Court in Westminster. Take the kids to a big Lego build where they can build a house or garden for prizes, or sign them up to a ‘Little Architect’ workshop for an afternoon of drawing. Most events are free, otherwise tickets start from £10.

Various locations

Visit LondonFestivalOfArchitecture.org


Pizza Pilgrims Masterclasses

Pizza Pilgrims is now offering cooking classes at its West India Quay restaurant. Guests can learn how to make a classic Neapolitan pizza while enjoying Italian street food like carciofi fritti and mac ’n’ cheese with a glass of prosecco and beer. You’ll make your own pizza from scratch and throw on toppings before sliding them into the pizza oven. Afterwards, the chefs will make their signature ‘Nutella Ring’ for dessert. Tickets cost £30.

Unit E, 12 Hertsmere Road, West India Quay, E14 4AE

Visit DesignMyNight.com



The Last Word Festival

The Last Word Festival at Camden’s Roundhouse celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Today until Sunday 18th June, visitors can see celebrated and up-and-coming poets reading on stage, including Cecilia Knapp, James Massiah and Maureen Onwunali. Poetry collective Speakers Corner Quartet will also perform songs from their debut album, while Jordan Stephens (of Rizzle Kicks fame) will host an evening of music and conversation with poets and friends on Saturday 17th June. Tickets start from £5.

Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, NW1 8EH

Visit Roundhouse.org.uk



Regular SL readers will know we love Soho’s Gelupo, so we were excited to hear the Italian gelateria has reopened its doors following a makeover. With bright and light interiors, the space has chocolate-coloured leather banquettes and a letterboard wall menu to showcase its new drinks menu – you can now order Italian spritzes and sparkling wine alongside your ice-cream. Current gelato flavours include kiwi, gin and elderflower; strawberry sherbet; mascarpone; yogurt and lemongrass; and alphonso mango. 

7 Archer Street, Soho, W1D 7AU

Visit Gelupo.com


Opera Holland Park

Holland Park’s opera festival kicks off this weekend at its canopied open-air auditorium, surrounded by beautiful formal gardens and woodlands. There are seven classic productions this summer, including Rigoletto, Hansel & Gretel, La Bohème, Itch and Ruddigore, as well as family friendly performances of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There will also be performances by the Royal Ballet School, plus ‘Songs on the Steps’ – a series of free performances every Friday at 1pm. Tickets start from £20.

Opera Holland Park Theatre, Ilchester Place, Holland Park, W8 6LU; until 12th August

Visit OperaHollandPark.com

Bob Colacello


London Gallery Weekend

London Gallery Weekend kicks off on Friday 4th June for three days of exhibitions, talks and events. Over 150 of the city’s contemporary galleries will host special events and late-night openings, including Bosse & Baum, Hauser & Wirth, Cecilia Brunson Projects, Grosvenor Gallery, JD Malat Gallery, and Pi Artworks. Our top pick is American photographer Bob Colacello’s first solo exhibition in London at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery, which documents his long-standing collaboration with Andy Warhol and includes candid shots of stars like Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall. Each area of London has a curated neighbourhood map, so you can hit up your local galleries, too.

Various locations

Visit LondonGalleryWeekend.Art


Hoppers King’s Cross

Hoppers King’s Cross has opened a summer terrace in partnership with Italian vermouth and aperitivo brand Cocchi. Guests can expect Cocchi aperitivi and spritz cocktails, a menu of Sri Lankan small plates, and DJ nights throughout the summer. New drinks include the ‘Serendip Fizz’ made with Passionfruit Cocchi Rosa, agave and lemon tonic, and the ‘Pomelo Sbagliato’ with Cocchi Vermouth Di Torino, pomelo and prosecco. Add on the likes of mutton rolls and hot sauce, plantain chips, hot butter squid, pol roti and sambal, and devilled paneer. 

Unit 3, 4 Pancras Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4AG

Visit HoppersLondon.com


Temperley London Sample Sale

SL favourite Temperley London is hosting a sample sale at The Box from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June. Shoppers can take up to 80% OFF a selection of party dresses, evening gowns, and everyday pieces like blouses, tailored trousers, jackets and knitwear. There will be a mix of seasons and sizes so keep your eyes peeled for winter heroes, too. Tickets are free – simply book your hour-long shopping slot at the link below.

4-6 Ram Place, Hackney, E9 6LT

Visit TheBox-London.com



Fancy a dinner party without the faff of cooking? &dine is the name to know for restaurant-quality food at home. There are hundreds of home cooks and independent food businesses on the platform – you just select the dishes you like the look of. Place your order and wait for the dishes to arrive – all you have to do is heat them up and garnish at home. Whether you’re in the mood for Caribbean, Thai, Chinese, French, Greek, Portuguese or Mexican, there’s something for everyone – as well as dessert specialists for cakes and patisserie treats.

Visit AndDine.co.uk

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