Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial
If you’ve been hooked on the celeb scandal of the decade that is the Wagatha Christie trial involving Colleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy, this new play will be right up your street. Originally set for a one-off performance at Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End, it’s been extended due to popular demand, with extra dates added in November, December and January. Written by Liv Hennessy, the script has been adapted from the trial’s high court transcript in which both women were embroiled in sting operations and sensational headlines that turned social media sleuthing into high drama. Audiences will see first hand, and in the words of Vardy and Rooney, how the extraordinary week in court played out. Tickets start from £10.
Charing Cross Road, West End, WC2H 0DA; various dates
START THE WEEKEND RIGHT:
Los Mochis Breakfast
Los Mochis fuses Mexican and Japanese cuisine at its Notting Hill restaurant. Now, diners can tuck into a new Mexican breakfast menu. Available every day from 8am, start the weekend right with chicken and waffles with honey-truffle fried chicken, maple syrup and whipped butter; corn fritters topped with smashed avocado, pico de gallo, poached eggs and chipotle hollandaise; or ‘El Taco Rey’ with scrambled eggs, spring onions and fresh truffle. Share a plate of chocolate churros or cinnamon toast for dessert, then treat yourself to tequila brunch cocktails like bloody mezcalitas or micheladas.
2-4 Farmer Street, Notting Hill, W8 7SN
GET YOUR NAILS DONE:
Petit Townhouse, Notting Hill
Townhouse has opened a salon in Notting Hill. Loved by the A-list, the brand is known for its quality nail colours and relaxed atmosphere. Petit Townhouse is a smaller, neighbourhood concept where visitors can enjoy express treatments, as well as luxury treats for a more indulgent experience. To celebrate the opening, customers will receive complimentary gift bags featuring a selection of beauty products from Slip, 111Skin, Clé de Peau, Eve Lom, Caudalie & Malin+Goetz (on select treatments, while stocks last), as well as a complimentary glass of Maison Mirabeau rosé during their treatment.
4 Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, W11 3BG
WORK OUT & SWITCH OFF:
Urban Retreat by Psycle x Lululemon
To celebrate World Kindness Day on Sunday 13th November, Psycle is hosting an urban retreat in collaboration with Lululemon at its Oxford Circus outpost. From 1pm to 5pm, guests can enjoy a series of workshops and fitness challenges. The afternoon will start with a 45-minute spin class led by instructor Alana, before instructor Tom will join the group for a 75-minute ‘Revival’ – a hybrid yoga class which includes an energising workout and calming mat exercises. Stop off for a shower and shake before finishing the day with a journaling workshop focused on cultivating self-compassion.
76 Mortimer Street, West End, W1W 7SA
MEET THE GIRLS:
Maison Cointreau Townhouse Takeover
Maison Cointreau has taken over a four-storey Soho townhouse for an immersive cocktail evening. Tonight until Saturday 12th November, guests can discover the world of Cointreau through sight, taste, touch, smell and sound, before visiting the top floor of the townhouse for cocktails and music. Guests will be met at the entrance and given a complimentary ‘edible cocktail’ before heading upstairs to the first floor, which has been infused with the smell of fresh oranges. There’s also an interactive light tunnel in the shape of a Cointreau bottle, while the second floor will look at the brand’s past with images of old bottles, posters and advertorial campaigns. Then, there’s an apothecary-inspired area with scents of the drink’s flavour profile, followed by the top-floor bar with live DJs. Guests are entitled to two complimentary cocktails from a menu of margarita twists and classic Cointreau cocktails. Tickets cost £15pp.
19 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 4DT
STOCK UP ON ESSENTIALS:
Another Pantry Pop-Up
Another Pantry is hosting a three-week pop-up at Seven Dials this weekend. From Friday 11th November, visitors can shop a range of artisan goods from some of the capital’s best independent restaurants, bakeries and food businesses. Pick up loaves of Café Cecilia’s Guinness bread; tableware, candles, coffee and cider from Merlin-Labron Johnson’s Somerset restaurant Osip; banana bread and salted caramel rum loaves from Violet Bakery; noodles and Hot Man Sauce from Bao; and fresh seasonal produce from Natoora. Other names on the shelves include Coombeshead Farm, 26 Grains, The Good Egg and Chatsworth Bakehouse. Look out for events and workshops at the pop-up over the next few weeks.
38 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, WC2H 9LH
HAVE BRUNCH AT HOME:
It’s Bagels makes some of the tastiest bagels in the capital, so we were pleased to hear there are now weekly Sunday deliveries in London. Each week, you can choose from a selection of classic bagels (£1.50 each) topped with ‘everything’ (sesame seeds, onion granules, garlic, and poppy seeds) or cinnamon raisin bagels. You can also order various cream cheese flavours, including dill, horseradish, jalapeño or sundried tomato. Order a dozen bagels, and you’ll receive an extra one on the house. You can also find It’s Bagels at Caravan Coffee Roasters & Brewbar in Islington from Monday to Saturday, with fillings like wasabi-dill cream cheese, pickled ginger and smoked salmon, or jalapeno-coriander cream cheese with pink pickled onions.
Lambworks, North Road, Islington, N7 9DP
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX:
Elephant at Bush Theatre
Elephant is a powerful new one-woman play, written by and starring Anoushka Lucas (Oklahoma!). Lucas is Lylah, an awkward teenager who would rather play her piano all day than socialise with the kids at school or make friends at the weekend. At school, she can’t ask questions – she has to behave or else she’ll lose her scholarship. At home, she can’t ask questions either. Her cousins say she talks weird, and her parents are distracted, so she asks her piano: where did you come from? Why are you here? And their shared history tumbles into the light. Tickets start from £30.
7 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, W12 8LJ; until Saturday 12th November
TRY NEW FLAVOURS:
Argentinian chef and restaurateur Fernando Trocca has launched a six-month pop-up in Shoreditch for all-day dining. Bringing Latin America food to the capital, he’s doing dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, from delicious salads to baked treats. Menu highlights include Mostrador French toast or scrambled eggs for breakfast; butternut squash salad with honey, kale, feta, lime and a cinnamon vinaigrette for lunch; or roasted beetroot with goats’ cheese, hazelnut and white peaches. Don’t forget the Argentinian croissants or walnut and pear frangipane.
61-67 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3HU
PLAN DATE NIGHT:
Lady Petrol Wine Club at The Stratford
On the first Thursday of every month, the Stratford hotel now hosts a wine club. The first event takes place tonight at 7pm in its stylish Lounge. Guests will hear from Porte Noire, the wine bar and brand from actor-DJ Idris Elba, and learn about its new champagne. Expect a selection of fizz alongside Exmoor Caviar, plus DJs spinning disco vinyl on the decks. Tickets cost £20pp.
20 International Way, Stratford, E20 1FD
HIT THE SHOPS:
Morley’s Brixton reopens its doors on Friday 11th November after an extensive renovation, with a new look and plenty of new brands. The beauty hall now includes names like Chanel, Tom Ford, Kiehl’s, Jo Malone, MAC, Estée Lauder and Bobbi Brown, which is next to the Kurt Geiger shoe concession on the ground floor. On the first floor, you’ll find womenswear including Mango, Nobody’s Child, Mint Velvet, Free People and Whistles, followed by homeware on the second floor. From tomorrow until Sunday 13th November, expect DJs all weekend, pop-ups from local drinks brands, and in-store events, including a fashion talk on Saturday and Sunday from influencer Robyn Poppy and beauty masterclasses at Nars. This weekend, SL readers can get 10% OFF across all departments – just screenshot the barcode and show it at any of the till points.
472-488 Brixton Road, Brixton, SW9 8EH
SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE:
Ukrainian-born Duck & Dry founder Yulia Rorstrom is hosting a special pop-up at two of her salons to showcase and support more than 20 Ukrainian fashion brands. Curated with Ukrainian fashion stylist Eka Kapanadze, visitors can drop by Duck & Dry’s outposts in Mayfair and Chelsea today until Sunday 4th December to shop a range of womenswear – a great way to support local designers during these challenging times. Even better, 50% of sales will go directly to the designers, with the other 50% going towards a charitable foundation that supports initiatives on the ground in Ukraine.
33 North Audley Street, Mayfair W1K 6ZQ; 335-337 King's Road, Chelsea, SW3 5ES
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