What To Do This Weekend 04.08.22

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from restaurant openings and art exhibitions to alfresco activities, our What To Do This Weekend guide has options for everyone....
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BOOK A TABLE HERE:

Miznon London

Tel Aviv-born, cult-classic Miznon has opened its doors in Soho. Founded by celebrity chef Eyal Shani, the fast casual spot is known for its fresh Israeli food – think lamb kebabs filled with grilled onions, tahini and pickles; its famous whole roasted cauliflower; and minute steak, flashed and served with tahini, salsa and fresh parsley. Located on Broadwick Street in the heart of Soho and with plenty of tables available for walk-ins, Miznon is the perfect spot for a chilled Friday dinner with friends or a midnight snack on a Saturday – it’s open until 11pm.

8-12 Broadwick Street, W1F 8HW

Visit Miznon.co.uk

GET YOUR CULTURE FIX:

Feminine Power

The British Museum’s summer exhibition, Feminine Power, explores the women we’ve worshipped throughout the ages, from witches and evil temptresses through to goddesses. From Sekhmet, the ancient Egyptian goddess of annihilation, whose amulets were carried for protection, to Guanyin, the Buddhist embodiment of compassion, discover the spiritual forces who have influenced our lives for millennia. The exhibition – for which tickets must be bought in advance – is enhanced with insights from the likes of Mary Beard, Elizabeth Day and Bonnie Greer.

Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG

Visit BritishMuseum.org

BOOK A FUN NIGHT OUT:

Halcyon Nights

From 6th August, Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zédel will transform into The Halcyon, a 1950s, after-hours world inhabited by acrobats, dancers and a live band. Halcyon Nights is the first new production from The Black Cat Cabaret since 2018 – since then, the group has been dazzling the world with residencies at The Ned, Café de Paris and Hotel Café Royal as well as some of Monaco’s chicest spots. Snacks and drinks – including 50s-inspired cocktails created by the in-house mixologist – will be on offer throughout the show.

20 Sherwood Street, W1F 7ED

Visit TheBlackCat.info & BrasserieZedel.com

GET SOME HEADSPACE:

Ham Yard Hotel Yoga

What better way to kick off the weekend than with an outdoor yoga class on the roof of Ham Yard Hotel? Launching this weekend and running through to September, Third Space will be hosting Pilates and vinyasa yoga classes every Saturday and Sunday at 9.30am, followed by a decadent brunch spread, including chia and mango smoothie bowls, salmon and cream cheese bagels and crushed avo on rye bread. Available to both members and non-members of Third Space.

1 Ham Yard, W1D 7DT

Visit FirmdaleHotels.com

TAKE THE GIRLS:

Townhouse x Caudalie

Home to IG-worthy manicures, stylish nail art and chic interiors, Townhouse is the nail bar that gets our vote. For a limited time, Townhouse has joined forces with iconic French beauty brand Caudalie to create a range of summer-ready nail art. Choose from two pastel designs and enjoy Caudalie treats with your manicure for soft hands and groomed cuticles. While you’re there, be sure to stock up on Caudalie’s iconic Beauty Elixir – a firm favourite on the SL beauty desk. 

Available at all four Townhouse salons

Visit MyTownhouse.co.uk

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HAVE A MOVIE NIGHT:

Summer Showtime

With this summer’s never-ending sunshine, we’re looking for every excuse to spend time outside. Enter Battersea Power Station’s Cinema in the Arches, which will be showing a host of much-loved classics over the next few weeks, including Dirty Dancing and Back to The Future. While you’re there, swing by the recently opened Megan’s on the Jetty for a frozen cocktail or check out Wright Brothers’ summer pop-up. There’s also two hours of free parking for every cinema booking. Come the autumn, the boutique cinema will be opening a new cinema and private members club inside the Power Station itself – you heard it here first.

22 Arches Lane, SW11 8AB

Visit BatterseaPowerStation.co.uk

GET YOUR GROOVE ON HERE:

Old Street Records

Looking to make some fun plans this Saturday night? Head to Old Street Records. After performing sets at Glastonbury and Tomorrowland, BBC Radio 1 DJ Charlie Tee will be headlining the event alongside electronica duo Arkell LDN. From 10pm, an array of London’s top DJs will be taking to the decks over both floors of Old Street Record to deliver a mix of house, techno, bass and more. 

350-356 Old Street, EC1V 9NQ

Visit OldStreetRecords.com

ENJOY A DAY OUT:

Sundaes On The Pier

Taking over Hastings Pier this Saturday, Ben & Jerry’s is hosting Sundaes On The Pier. Hear live music from electronic music duo Maribou State and iconic R&B collective Soul II Soul as well as Poppy Ajudah and Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn. Festival goers will also get free ice cream throughout the day, including unlimited scoops of new flavours, and if you fancy a break from the music, there’s also the chance to scale the Cookie Dough climbing wall and frolic in the Banoffee Pie ball pit. Proceeds from the tickets – just £5 each – will go to local Hastings charity, The Refugee Buddy Project.

1-10 White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JY

Visit GoodLifeEvents.org

DISCOVER IMMERSIVE POP-UPS:

This Bright Land

This summer, This Bright Land will be transforming the courtyard at Somerset House into a colourful wonderland complete with pop-ups, street parties, live music and a giant Ferris wheel. Celebrating London culture and community, this month-long event has something for everyone. During the week, little ones will be entertained with parties and treasure hunts while come the weekend, open-air Vogue Balls and parties hosted by creative collectives Daytimers and Nine Nights will keep adults happy. There will also be street food from Black Eats LDN, which champions Black-owned businesses, and Bombay Sapphire cocktails. 

Somerset House, Strand, WC24 1LA

Visit SomersetHouse.org.uk

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