What To Do This Weekend 10.08.23
What To Do This Weekend 10.08.23

What To Do This Weekend 10.08.23

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

Janette Beckman


Janette Beckman at The Pilgrm Hotel

The Pilgrm Hotel in Paddington has opened a free exhibition by Janette Beckman. The British photographer has selected some of her best work to be showcased in the communal space of the hotel. Beckman has shot countless artists on both sides of the Atlantic during her 30-year career, including LL Cool J, Sade, Salt-N-Pepa, The Clash, Run DMC and Beastie Boys. Once you’ve seen the display, stop at the bar to try out the new summer cocktail menu. 

25 London Street, Paddington, W2 1HH 

Visit ThePilgrm.com


Pizza Pilgrims Party

To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Pizza Pilgrims is hosting London’s biggest ever pizza party at Camden Beer Hall on Saturday 12th August. The restaurant will bring a slice of Naples to the capital with its street food and pizzas, limoncello, cherry negroni shots and a special collab beer from Camden Town Brewery. DJs will play while guests can take part in pizza-making masterclasses. There are ten new pizza flavours to try including ‘The Carbonara’ with crispy guanciale bacon, pecorino romano, al dente spaghetti, egg yolk and mozzarella, and ‘The Fiorentina’ with creamed spinach, fior di latte mozzarella, parmesan and crispy onions. There are two time slots to choose from: 1pm to 4pm and 6.30pm to 10pm; tickets cost £29.50.

55-59 Wilkin Street Mews, Camden, NW5 3NN

Visit DesignMyNight.com


One Hundred Shoreditch

One Hundred Shoreditch is the place for cocktails and a boogie out East. This week, it reintroduces Lobby Lates every Thursday and Friday, featuring a roster of DJs and £10 cocktails to kick off the weekend. This Friday, Donnie Sunshine will play a range of house and disco remixes – plus, for the next six weeks, the hotel’s rooftop bar will host ‘Mr Lyan & Friends’ with mixologist takeovers each week. On Sunday 6th and Monday 7th August Mr Lyan himself will create cocktails from his bar Lyaness. 

100 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, E1 6JQ

Visit OneHundredShoreditch.com


Morley's x Heinz at The Standard

South London’s best chicken shop chain Morley’s has teamed up with Heinz for a pop-up at The Standard hotel. At the hotel’s ground-floor restaurant Double Standard until 3rd September, diners can try Morley’s decades-old chicken recipe with new Heinz sauces. Choose from fried chicken, popcorn chicken, cauliflower bites, hot wings or chicken drumsticks topped with caviar – served with waffles or fries. Heinz has even created a fried chicken sauce and a truffle mayo for the occasion. Make sure to save room for desserts like caramelised apple donuts or chocolate sundae sprinkled with ketchup sherbet.

Ground Floor, The Standard, 10 Argyle Street, King’s Cross, WC1H 8EG

Visit StandardHotels.com

Caitlin Isola


Valentina Deli Fun Day

Valentina Deli in Sheen is hosting a family fun day on Saturday 12th August with Italian music and games, complimentary gelato and Sicilian treats. A favourite among locals (including Stanley Tucci) the deli has a great selection of Italian produce and snacks to choose from. On Saturday, little ones can have their faces painted while adults appreciate music from a live accordionist and opera singer. There will also be food, wine and gelato tasting all day, as well as complimentary coffee and pastries. 

210 Upper Richmond Road West, Sheen, SW14 8AH

Visit ValentinaDeli.co.uk


Dreamland, Margate

If you missed London and Brighton Pride, Margate has its celebration on Saturday 12th August. Hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant River Medway, the line-up of performers includes B*witched, Claire Richards, Duncan James and So Solid Crew’s Lisa Maffia, as well as Margate’s own Social Singing Choir. The Pussycat Dolls’ Kimberly Wyatt will host the official afterparty with the ‘Don’t Cha Disco’ at Dreamland’s Hall by the Sea – so expect dancing until the early hours. Get to Margate early to take a spin on the vintage-inspired rides and have fun in the amusement arcade.

49-51 Marine Terrace, Margate, CT9 1XJ

Visit Dreamland.co.uk

Caitlin Isola


Sweet Dee’s Jerk

Award-winning Caribbean kitchen Juici Jerk recently rebranded as Sweet Dee’s Jerk and has now opened an outpost at Selfridges. Diners can order tasty and flavoursome Caribbean dishes like curry goat bowls served with rice and peas, plantain and homemade coleslaw; jerk chicken wraps; jackfruit bagels; and rum-based slushies. 

400 Oxford Street, West End, W1A 1AB

Visit SweetDeesJerk.com


Dinosaur World Live at Regent’s Park Open-Air Theatre

Dinosaur World Live returns to Regent’s Park with its action-packed show that brings the prehistoric world to life. Kids can meet a range of giant creatures, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus. After the show, there’s a meet and greet with the dinosaurs on the theatre lawn where kids can quiz the explorers who discovered the dinosaur kingdom. Tickets start from £17.

Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, NW1 4NU; 11th August-3rd September

Visit OpenAirTheatre.com


Discodelic at The Mandrake Hotel

The Mandrake hotel in Fitzrovia has launched a new night on Thursdays, when guests can listen to disco music while trying a selection of limited-edition cocktails made with Crystal Head Vodka. Each week until September, ‘Discodelic’ at the hotel’s Waeska Bar will welcome special guest DJs to play disco and house tunes mixed with newer releases all night. Tonight, Canadian DJ duo Diana Boss will play a selection of soul and disco tracks until 1am. 

20-21 Newman Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1PG

Visit TheMandrake.com

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