MEET THE GIRLS:
Soho Food Feast
Soho Food Feast kicks off on Friday night – giving you the chance to try dishes from some of the neighbourhood’s best restaurants. On Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June, visitors can buy food tokens to order small plates from restaurants like Ducksoup, Lina Stores, Rochelle Canteen, Brat, Kricket, Flat Iron, St. John and Caravel. You can also use tokens for wine, beer, Pimm’s and soft drinks. On Friday 9th June, there’s a preview dinner from 6pm, when a number of chefs will cook a course each, all paired with wines from Top Cuvée. Find out the locations for each event after purchasing tickets, which start from £15.
WATCH CULT CLASSICS ON STAGE:
Hammersmith’s Riverside Studios opens an immersive experience this weekend. Running for the next ten weeks, Tarantino Live is a chance to see some of the great director’s most iconic scenes on stage in a two-hour live-concert event. The show features famous moments from Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Reservoir Dogs, Death Proof and Django Unchained – all performed by West End and Olivier award-winning actors. A live rock band will set the tempo with music from the films’ soundtracks. Tickets start from £29.
101 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9BN
GET DATE NIGHT RIGHT:
Asma Khan's Biryani Supper Club
Indian chef Asma Khan is hosting another of her famous supper clubs on Sunday 11th June. It’s at her Carnaby restaurant Asma Khan Darjeeling Express – you might have spotted one of the previous nights on Netflix’s Chef’s Table. Sunday’s dinner is all about the street food staple biryani, which will be served in the traditional ‘dawaat’ style where everyone eats at the same time. Asma will prepare her family’s lamb and paneer biryanis alongside six other dishes, including tangra prawns, saag pakoras, and bhel puri – puffed rice, potatoes and papri with tamarind chilli chutney. Dessert will be coconut ladoo (Indian sweet balls) with masala chai.
Kingly Court, Kingly Street, Carnaby, W1B 5PW
GRAB A SLICE OR TWO:
London Pizza Festival
Pizza lovers, this one’s for you. London’s annual pizza festival returns to Hackney Wick this weekend. Make the trip to try slices from five restaurants: Peckham’s 081 Pizzeria, Detroit Pizza London, Oi Vita, Brighton’s Fatto a Mano and Euston’s tray pizza institution, Quadrata. Tickets cost £28 and includes five pizza slices, while kids go free. You’ll also find cocktails, coffee and affogato from the bar while DJs Anna Lovell and Michael Brophy spin a mix of soul and R&B tunes.
Studio 9294, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN
CELEBRATE PRIDE MONTH:
Queer Britain x Canopy King's Market
The UK’s first LGBTQ+ museum will take over part of Granary Square’s Canopy Market at King’s Cross from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June. Ten queer vendors will join Queer Britain to sell original artwork, jewellery, ceramics, wine and coffee. You can also pop into the museum to learn about Britain’s queer community over the decades. Look out for Madame F, a range of vegan wines created in collaboration with Queer Britain.
2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4BH
CATCH A FREE SHOW:
River Stage by National Theatre
The National Theatre opens its River Stage this weekend. Featuring a series of free shows and events on a pop-up stage by the Thames, it’s London’s largest free outdoor arts festival. It runs until Sunday 2nd July, with drag performances and lip sync battles, short plays, dance shows and workshops. Highlights include an afternoon of sketching and singing with Drag Life Drawing, the immersive We Are As Gods dance production, and performances by Hackney Empire’s Young Producers. Find street food and drinks at Kerb’s riverside pop-up.
The Queen’s Walk, South Bank, SE1 2AA
La Piñata Tequila & Mezcal Festival
Tobacco Dock is hosting a tequila and mezcal festival from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June. You can try a range of spirits from over 20 producers, order cocktails and book masterclasses. Sample drinks from brands like Tapatio Tequila, Ilegal Mezcal, Los Siete Misterios Mezcal, Don Amado, Pensador, Mirror Margarita and Pimentae – then order margaritas, palomas and micheladas from the Hacha Agavería bar. Ticketholders can also tune into talks, take part in cocktail masterclasses, and order Mexican street food. Tickets cost £26.80 and include a sample glass to try drinks from each stall.
Wapping Lane, Wapping, E1W 2SF
SEE A SPECIAL SHOW:
The Royal Ballet x Burberry
The Royal Ballet has teamed up with Burberry on the costumes for choreographer Wayne McGregor’s latest work. Designed by Burberry’s chief creative officer Daniel Lee, costume details remain tightly under wraps, but if the designer’s AW23 debut show is anything to go by, they’ll be quite special. Guests can see the new ballet – which is yet to be named – at the Royal Opera House from today until Saturday 17th June. Tickets start from £9.
Bow Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9DD
ENJOY A FAMILY DAY OUT:
Marylebone Summer Festival
Marylebone is hosting a summer festival on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June. On Saturday visitors can watch an outdoor screening of Disney’s family friendly Encanto or Elvis. Snuggle up with blankets and order drinks from 108 Brasserie’s pop-up bar. On Sunday, there’s a dog show hosted by Jo Good and Anna Webb; fun family activities like a Ferris wheel, photo booth and circus acts; live music; a charity tombola with over 100 prizes from local brands; and a pop-up fashion bus from Rixo. Visitors will also have the run of at least 80 street food stalls.
The Monthly Digestif at The London Edition
Journalist and model Sydney Lima has a new series at The London Edition in which she hosts monthly events to discuss all things pop culture. In the basement of the hotel, she’ll be joined by comedians, journalists and artists to chat everything from the rise of AI to Boris Johnson's plan to knight his father. On Tuesday 13th June, you can hear comedian Sophie Duker, filmmaker and drag artist Amrou Al-Kadhi and artist Jake Chapman share their take on the biggest news stories of the month. Tickets cost £15, which includes a Grey Goose cocktail.
10 Berners Street, Soho, W1T 3NP