What To Do This Weekend 11.08.22
What To Do This Weekend 11.08.22

What To Do This Weekend 11.08.22

Looking for things to do this weekend? From new openings and pop-ups to an evening of live music straight from Ibiza, our What To Do This Weekend guide has plenty of options for everyone.


By Rotation Pop-Up, Belgravia

Regular SL readers will know we love rental platform By Rotation, so we were excited to hear the brand has opened a pop-up in Fitzrovia. Until Tuesday 20th September, shoppers can browse fashion and accessories which can be loaned out this summer. There’s also a ‘rotation station’ where you can drop off and pick up rented looks in store. Book in for a styling session through the website to curate a look for your summer event, then browse the rail dedicated to independent and new designers. You can also expect to find some of our favourite brands there, including Rixo, The Vampire’s Wife, YSL and Cult Gaia. 

75 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, SW1W 9PJ; open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm.

Visit ByRotation.com


Let's Get Fizzical Wine Evening at Maison François

French restaurant Maison François in St James’s pays homage to the grand brasseries of Paris, Lyon and Alsace. Now, diners can book weekend wine tasting events to discover new varieties and learn more about old favourites. On Saturday 13th August at 6.30pm, the team is hosting an evening dedicated to the best fizz that isn’t champagne. You’ll try five different cavas and crémants, before moving onto English sparkling wine, including Maison François’s own fizz. Tickets cost £35pp.

Visit MaisonFrancois.london 



Sky Garden's Ibiza Summer Party

On Friday 19th August from 7pm until late, Sky Garden is hosting an Ibiza-themed summer party. For one night only, the rooftop venue will be transformed into a Balearic-inspired party destination where guests can listen to live music by The Ibiza Live Orchestra Band. Expect to hear iconic tracks by Pete Tong, Carl Cox and other big-name DJs, as they take the party into the early hours. Tickets start from £55 and include a welcome drink.

1 Sky Garden Walk, Monument, EC3M 8AF

Visit DesignMyNight.com 



UK Black Pride

Show your support at UK Black Pride which takes place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 14th August. Expect performances on the main stage from DJ Stacey Bee, NYJA and Mina Rose (to name a few), plus workshops and talks in and around Stratford. If you can’t make it on Sunday, there’s a special drag show on Saturday 13th August at 8pm at The Stratford hotel, hosted by queen Yshee Black (£15pp, which includes a Crystal Head Vodka cocktail). Donate here to one of the many charities which supports LGBTQ+ people from ethnic minority backgrounds. 

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 2ST

Visit UKBlackPride.org.uk


At Your Beat Disco Classes at The London Edition

Looking for a fun workout to try with the girls? The London Edition has just welcomed a new fitness residency in the form of At Your Beat. Known for its high-impact disco-themed dance workouts, guests learn fun moves to a series of up-tempo beats with strobe lighting – all of which target a different muscle group for your legs, arms and glutes. All equipment is supplied during each class, including yoga mats, water and towels; classes are held from 11:30am to 12:30pm every Sunday. 

10 Berners Street, Soho, W1T 3NP

Visit AtYourBeat.com



Holy Carrot Pop-Up at Bicester Village

Fine dining vegan restaurant Holy Carrot has opened a pop-up at Bicester Village. For the next six months, shoppers can try plant-based dishes from its Airstream kitchen. Once you’ve hit the designer outlet stores, make a beeline for the pop-up to try signature vegan dishes like Holy Burgers featuring oyster mushrooms, caesar wraps with smoked tofu pastrami and tempeh bacon, and a Japanese-inspired maki set made with veg. There’s also a small breakfast menu which includes overnight bircher pots and vegan pastries.

50 Pingle Drive, Bicester, OX26 6WD

Visit HolyCarrot.co.uk


Squid Game Experience

Squid Game is coming to the UK. Book ahead to be one of the first to experience the game which lands at Immersive Gamebox sites in Southwark, Wandsworth, Essex and Manchester on Wednesday 21st September. Thanks to this collaboration with Netflix, fans of the South Korean drama will be transported into a life-sized digital Squid Game where players race against the clock to complete six mini games – without the execution part, of course. There’s a giant ‘red light, green light’ doll, a honeycomb challenge and a tug of war. Each games uses projection mapping and 3D motion tracking to transport you into the game. Suitable for up to six players, tickets cost £34.

Various sites

Visit ImmersiveGamebox.com


The Laslett Summer Terrace

The Laslett is one of our favourite boutique hotels in west London, so we were pleased to hear it’s opened a summer terrace. Hotel guests and visitors can now enjoy al fresco cocktails or order dishes from the new daily brunch menu. Order a section of plates to share with friends like whipped feta and truffle hummus with toasted sourdough, before tucking into larger plates like gazpacho, heritage tomato salad, grilled asparagus and poached eggs with parmesan, and French toast with mascarpone and passionfruit. Don’t forget to order a bottle of fizz for the table. 

8 Pembridge Gardens, Notting Hill, W2 4DU

Visit Living-Rooms.co.uk



La Veranda by Patrón at Rosewood London

Patrón has opened an outdoor terrace at Rosewood London hotel in Holborn. A stylish spot for post-work cocktails with friends, the terrace is decorated with rattan lampshades and linen ceiling drapes that look like something from a cool Mexican beach club. Diners can try a selection of Patrón’s signature tequilas in cocktails like spicy margaritas, palomas and picantes – order a glass of Wild Idol for something non-alcoholic. With a selection of Mexican-inspired plates on offer, menu highlights include softshell buttermilk chicken tacos; seabass ceviche with watermelon, quinoa and mint; pork shoulder quesadillas; and grilled corn. 

252 High Holborn, Holborn, WC1V 7EN

Visit RosewoodHotels.com




A few months ago, chefs Jamie Butler and Lewis Spencer reopened Richoux in St James’s to a string of excellent reviews. Now, the 100-year-old institution and French-inspired brasserie is offering diners breakfast. Browse the selection of freshly baked pastries from the counter (including its delicious signature cruffins) then stay for a potato brioche bun filled with soft scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, melted cheese and kimchi mayonnaise. There’s also a small menu of classics such as eggs florentine and omelette with emmental – best washed down with coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice. 

172 Piccadilly, St James’s, W1J 9EJ

Visit Richoux.co.uk

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