What To Do This Weekend 03.08.23
What To Do This Weekend 03.08.23

What To Do This Weekend 03.08.23

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from beauty pop-ups to family friendly events, our weekend guide has plenty of options for everyone.


Powerplant x Sofar Sounds

Sofar Sounds brings intimate concerts to everyday spaces around London, including shops, galleries and even living rooms. On Friday 4th August from 7.30pm to 10pm, it’s putting on a special event at vegan and veggie restaurant Powerplant in Camden. Guest can expect live music from three diverse acts (names will be revealed on the night) while enjoying canapés, plant-based pasta dishes and Italian cocktails. Tickets cost £25pp.

89 Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1 8AR

Visit Selina.com


Battersea Power Station Yoga & Breakfast

Battersea Power Station has created a yoga series, giving guests the chance to work out on the rooftop while the sun rises. Each class is taught by yogi Jinis who will lead the 60-minute session against backdrop views of the power station. Post-class, guests can visit Tozi Grand Café to fuel up on a healthy breakfast with a hot drink and smoothie. Breakfast will be served until 9am and guests are asked to arrive ten minutes before the class is due to start. Tickets cost £50pp.

Electric Boulevard, Nine Elms, SW11 8BJ; 7am-9am

Visit DesignMyNight.com


Frameless Lates

Frameless, the UK’s biggest immersive art experience, is hosting a late-night event on Friday 4th August. The gallery will open the first solo exhibition by emerging digital artist Cem Hasini. The artist will transform the gallery’s immersive space ‘Blank Canvas’ with three floor-to-ceiling digital screens with large-scale projections. Once you’ve seen the new exhibition, explore other rooms dedicated to masters like Van Gogh, Cézanne, Dalí, Kandinsky, Klimt, Monet and Rembrandt. DJs from Soho Radio will be playing, and there will also be complimentary nibbles and drinks. Tickets cost £13.50.

6 Marble Arch, West End, W1H 7AP; 6pm-10pm

Visit Frameless.com


Tatiana Alida Sample Sale

We love Tatiana Alida’s prints and fun illustrations, so we were excited to hear she’s hosting a sample sale at her Bermondsey studio on Friday 4th August. Visit the Biscuit Factory to shop framed prints, ceramics, original artwork, stationery and vintage homeware. There will also be refreshments and snacks, and Tatiana has even created a map of Bermondsey if you want to make a trip of it and visit a few galleries and cocktail spots. We’ve got our eye on her original food prints.

Block B Unit 202.1, Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey, SE16 4DU; 8am-8pm

Visit TatianaAlida.co.uk



Rooftop Hip Hop Brunch at Skylight Peckham

Skylight Peckham is always a fun spot with the girls. On Saturday 5th August, the venue will host its next hip hop brunch with Hennessy cognac. Guests can choose from brunch dishes like crispy Belgian waffles with Hennessy syrup; smoked salmon with poached eggs and dill; and chicken karaage with a sweet chilli pickle. You’ll also get 90 minutes of bottomless Hennessy cocktails. DJs will play a selection of hip hop bangers, as well as afrobeat and dancehall tracks. Tickets start from £9.

Theatre Walk, 120 Peckham Hill Street, Peckham, SE15 5JT

Visit SkylightBars.com


Summer on the Square at The National Gallery

The National Gallery kicks off ‘Summer on the Square’ this week – a free series of creative sessions and activities to inspire you to create your own masterpieces. Adults and children can sit in the drawing tent with an easel or drawing board to sketch, paint or draw, while little ones can use a range of media to bring their life to work – think crayons, cardboard, tissue paper and more. Families can also take part in creative workshops, from drawing to creating toys with bamboo, and bring picnics to eat on tables outside the tent.

Trafalgar Square, West End, WC2N 5DN

Visit NationalGallery.org.uk



Camden Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe kicks off this weekend, but if you haven’t managed to get tickets, Camden is hosting its own month-long fringe festival. A little closer to home, visitors can choose from over 300 shows put on by actors, comedians, playwrights, poets and dancers in venues across the area. Highlights this weekend include ‘All That Glitters’, a comedy and love letter to female friendship (2nd-5th August); a dance show by Lourdes Fernández Flamenco Company (2nd-6th August); and ‘Our Father’, a performance by actor and playwright Mo Korede on absent fathers. Tickets start from £10.

Various sites

Visit CamdenFringe.com


Sessions Arts Club Summer Rooftop Terrace

Housed in the restored Grade II-listed Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell, Sessions Arts Club is one of our favourite restaurants in the capital. It’s just opened its rooftop terrace for summer with a new menu from head chef Florence Knight and a selection of spritz cocktails. Available through to late evening, the terrace menu includes plates like radishes with butter and sea salt; honeymoon melon with prosciutto; brown crab with sea purslane and chilli; and almond cake with lemon curd and cream. Cocktails include a pisco collins.

24 Clerkenwell Grange, Clerkenwell, EC1R 0NA

Visit SessionsArtsClub.com


The Spotlight Market at Selfridges

Co-founded by siblings Katie and Sam Ridges, The Spotlight Market has opened a pop-up shop in Selfridges where more than 20 dealers will showcase antique furniture and decorative accessories. You can also meet one-to-one with one of four high-profile interior consultants, who can advise and source pieces of furniture for your home. Confirmed names include Lucy Williams (5th-6th August), Rebecca Sicardi (12th-13th August), and Jessica Horton (19th-20th August). After the consultation, you’ll receive an exclusive tailored shopping list of pieces from the Spotlight Market’s little black book of dealers.

400 Oxford Street, West End, W1A 1AB

Visit TheSpotlightMarket.com


Stripe & Stare x Anthropologie

Sustainable British lingerie brand Stripe & Stare opens a pop-up at Anthropologie on the King’s Road today. Shoppers can browse underwear, loungewear, pyjamas and classic briefs made from sustainable Tencel that’s 95% biodegradable and three times softer than cotton. Look out for the new striped pyjamas and colourful print knickers.

131-141 King's Road, Chelsea, SW3 5XR; until 3rd September

Visit StripeAndStare.com


Smart Works Summer Shop

Smart Works is one of the UK’s fastest-growing charities that dresses and coaches women to help them succeed at job interviews. Today, it opens a new summer shop in Covent Garden where shoppers can find discounted designer fashion and beauty products. The selection of brands this year is better than ever – expect to find pieces from Rixo, Ganni, Pink City Prints, Free People, Seraphina, Frame, Hunza G, Anthropologie and Astrid + Miyu, as well as make-up from Bobbi Brown. All profits will go directly to Smart Works and the women they support.

62 Neal Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9PA; until 23rd August

Visit SmartWorks.org.uk

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