What To Do This Weekend 07.07.22
What To Do This Weekend 07.07.22

What To Do This Weekend 07.07.22

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from beauty pop-ups and summer menus, to a new fashion exhibition, our What To Do This Weekend guide has plenty of options for everyone.


Africa Fashion at The V&A

The V&A has just opened an exhibition about African fashion to celebrate its creativity, ingenuity and global impact. The most extensive exhibition of African fashion to date, it celebrates the vibrant scene through 250 objects on display, from garments and sketches to photography and film. Several pieces have been loaned from the personal archives of iconic mid-20th century African designers, including Shade Thomas-Fahm, Chris Seydou, Kofi Ansah and Alphadi. The exhibition explores how fashion, alongside music and visual arts, formed a key part of Africa’s cultural renaissance, laying the foundation for today’s fashion revolution. It also celebrates a new wave of African designers like Imane Ayissi, IAMISIGO, Moshions and Sindiso Khumalo. Tickets cost £16.

Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL

Visit VAM.ac.uk


Cointreau x Bar 31 at Shangri-La The Shard

Shangri-La The Shard has teamed up with Cointreau for its new summer terrace at Bar 31. Open throughout the summer, the ground-floor terrace is decorated with tropical orange flowers, Cointreau parasols on each table and a mobile bar where guests can hop on a margarita bike to whip up their own frozen margaritas. Choose from frozen cocktails or Cointreau’s specials like the ‘Litchi’ made with Cointreau, Ancho Reyes, lychee and fresh lime; or the ‘Calle De La Torre’ featuring Havana 7, Cointreau, Pimento Dram, apricot liquor and lime juice.

31 St Thomas Street, London Bridge, SE1 9QU

Visit Bar31.com


The Ivy Café

The Ivy Café in Wimbledon has created a new dessert and two new cocktails to celebrate the Wimbledon fortnight. Still available until this Sunday, diners can enjoy the restaurant’s signature dishes as well as a special ‘Centre Court Melting Bombe’ featuring a white chocolate dome served with fresh strawberries and shortbread. Order a Wimbledon-themed cocktail like the ‘Williams Sisters’ (in homage to Serena and Venus), made with Pimm’s, Tanqueray 10 Gin, Crème de Peche, lime, mint, cucumber and Fever-Tree Ginger Ale; or the ‘Rafa’s Serve’ with Tanqueray 10, bergamot liqueur, honey, lemon and The Ivy Champagne​. 

75 High Street, Wimbledon, SW19 5EQ

Visit TheIvyCafeWimbledon.com


Beauty Pie Warehouse of Dreams, Covent Garden

Regular readers will know how much we rate Beauty Pie’s affordable, results-driven skincare and make-up, so we were excited to hear the brand has opened a pop-up in Covent Garden. Open until Sunday 10th July, shoppers can browse the full Beauty Pie range at The Warehouse of Dreams, from skincare and hair products to make-up and fragrance – ideal if you want to try out the products before you buy and ask the experts any beauty questions. You don’t have to be a member to shop, but it’s worth signing up in store to get up to 70% OFF the RRP. 

James Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8BT

Visit BeautyPie.com


Eve Bar x Little Red Door

Tonight, Eve Bar under Adam Handling’s Michelin-starred Frog, will welcome Little Red Door – one of Paris’ best bars – for a cocktail takeover. From 7-11pm, guests can try the bar’s signature drinks from its new Flourish menu, made by the bar's very own award-winning Parisian team. Choose from cocktails like the ‘Raspberry’ made with raspberry vermouth, Tanqueray 10 and H Theoria Electric Velvet Liqueur; the ‘Citrus’ made with citrus liqueur, Gooseberry Sake, Tanqueray 10 and Verjus; and the ‘Olive’ featuring olive spirit, Tanqueray, Broad Bean Cordial and soda. You can also try Eve’s signature ‘Three Cherries’ cocktail – a twist on a Manhattan.

34 Southampton Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7HF

Visit LRDParis.com


Barry’s Bootcamp x The Standard London

The Standard London has teamed up with Barry’s for a new workout package through which overnight guests can take part in a bootcamp session. The high-intensity workout promises to tone and torch up to 1,000 calories in just one session. Book one of the standard rooms for great city views and make the most of the hotel’s restaurants and bars, including Decimo which regularly hosts some of London’s coolest DJs. In the morning, make a beeline for Barry’s to put your fitness to the test.

10 Argyle Street, King’s Cross, WC1H 8EG

Visit StandardHotels.com


Pink City Prints Sample Sale, Knightsbridge 

On Saturday 9th July from 10am to 6pm, Pink City Prints is hosting a sample sale at St Columba’s Church in Knightsbridge with Smart Works, a charity that helps women find the confidence they need to secure employment. We love the brand’s pretty womenswear, all of which is handmade by artisan textile designers in Jaipur, India. Shoppers can browse a selection of maxi dresses, midi skirts, blouses, quilted jackets and beach bags – perfect for injecting some colour into your holiday wardrobe. 

Upper Hall, St Columba’s Church, Pont Street, Knightsbridge, SW1X 0BD

Visit PinkCityPrints.com


Lisa Eldridge Carnival of Colour Pop-Up

In the run up to Christmas, beauty guru Lisa Eldridge opened a pop-up in Covent Garden where shoppers could browse her eponymous make-up collection. Now, the pop-up is open again to celebrate new lipsticks in the Luxuriously Lucent collection – plus, six new sparkling eyeshadow colours. As well as trying out the new products, visitors can be matched with their perfect shade of Seamless Skin Foundation, and ask for make-up advise from the Lisa Eldridge artists. We’ve got our eye on the suits-all lipstick shade ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’.

Unit 10, Market Buildings, Covent Garden, WC2E 8RB; from Saturday 9th July until Sunday 4th September

Visit LisaEldridge.com



Restaurant and bar Treehouse@51 at St James’s Court hotel has installed a free-flowing Tanqueray negroni fountain in its courtyard. Tonight, and every night from 5-6pm until the end of the summer, diners in the courtyard can fill up a glass from the fountain as many times as they like for £19. You’ll be given a glass with ice and fresh orange slices to take to the negroni fountain to try the refreshing cocktail made with Tanqueray gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth.

St James's Court, St James’s, SW1E 6AF

Visit StJamesCourtHotel.co.uk


Veronica Beard, Mayfair

Here at SL, we love Veronica Beard’s quilted jackets, floral maxis and tailored separates, so we were excited to hear the designer brand has opened a new store on Mayfair’s Bruton Street. Shoppers can browse the new SS22 collection on the ground floor, then visit the haberdashery and stop for drinks at the upstairs bar. There’s also a homeware section with a curated edit of furniture and wallpaper from European designers.

27 Bruton Street, Mayfair, W1J 6QN

Visit VeronicaBeard.com


108 Brasserie x Maison Mirabeau

108 Brasserie at The Marylebone Hotel has opened a new al fresco terrace designed to transport guests to Provence with new seasonal recipes and a selection of rosés by Maison Mirabeau. Open until September, the terrace will serve dishes inspired by the Côte d'Azur like hazelnut saucisson and cornichons, pissaladière (a light tart from southern France), and goat’s cheese with confit tomato and herbs de Provence. Order a few glasses of Maison Mirabeau rosé – we love the sparkling rose La Folie. On Monday 11th July, there’s also special supper club where guests can enjoy signature Provençal dishes with a glass of Mirabeau Sparkling Rosé (£70pp).

108 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, W1U 2QE

Visit 108Brasserie.com




Pastaio Slushy Series 

Soho restaurant Pastaio has created a new slushie menu, inspired by some of London’s best cocktail bars, restaurants and florists, like Dalston-based florist My Lady Garden, coffee brand Climpson & Sons, Burmese restaurant Lahpet, and design studio Campbell-Rey. Available at the brand’s Carnaby site, this month, there’s a fresh ‘Myanmar Sling’ slushy by Lahpet, made from gin, pineapple, custard and masala-infused syrups. Keep your eyes peeled for the peach, mezcal and lime slushy in September, inspired by Campbell-Rey’s beautiful glassware. 

19 Ganton Street, Carnaby, W1F 9BN

Visit Pastaio.co.uk

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