What To Do This Weekend 12.01.2023

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from pop-ups and new openings to a cool exhibition in Mayfair, our weekend guide has options for everyone.

GET CREATIVE:

Liberty Fabrics Sample Sale

For the first time ever, Liberty is hosting a fabric sample sale, featuring a selection of its prints and in-house designs. On Saturday 14th from 10am to 8pm, shoppers can visit the fourth floor to shop Liberty’s signature Tana Lawn Cotton, silk satin and silk crepe de chine, all at 70% OFF – starting from just £7.95 per metre. A great excuse to start a New Year craft project. 

Regent Street, Carnaby, W1B 5AH

Visit LibertyLondon.com

TREAT YOURSELF:

Birley Bakery

Birley Bakery is the newest Instagram-friendly bakery to have on your radar. Headed up by pastry chef Vincent Zanardi, this Chelsea spot has a selection of classic French treats like croissants, madeleines and sablé biscuits, as well as fresh sourdough loaves, seeded baguettes, olive bread, rye bread and tapenade rolls. On the patisserie counter you’ll find Paris-Brests, tarte tropéziennes, a New York-style cheesecake with a mango glaze, and banoffee pie, made with compote-soaked banana bread, vanilla salted caramel and a mascarpone. Don’t forget to browse the savoury selection – we hear good things about the onion quiche and tasty hot dog cravats. 

28-30 Cale Street, Chelsea, SW3 3QU

Follow @BirleyBakery

GET YOUR FORTY WINKS:

The Sleep Store at Anya Hindmarch

Anya Hindmarch’s first concept store of the year is all about sleep. Head to the designer’s Village to discover the luxury sleep collection that includes silk pyjamas, pillowcases and eye masks, soft lambswool blankets and the new sleep loose pocket, which stores all your bedtime essentials. Other sleep products include wearable tech, Lumie lights, supplements and beds. Look out for workshops over the next few weeks to hear from sleep professionals on how to get a full eight hours.

Village Hall, 11 Pont Street, Knightsbridge, SW1X 9EJ

Visit AnyaHindmarch.com

GET YOUR CULTURE FIX:

Dan Flavin Exhibition At David Zwirner Gallery

This new exhibition at the David Zwirner gallery features some of Dan Flavin’s most famous fluorescent tube creations, which were first on display in 1970s New York – and considered way ahead of their time. Set across two floors, the exhibition features nine of Flavin’s signature colours, showcasing his minimalist approach to light and sculpture. Don’t miss the cool ‘sculpted’ windows.

24 Grafton Street, Mayfair, W1S 4EZ

Visit DavidZwirner.com

MARK VEGANUARY:

Gopal's Corner x Market Halls Pongal Feast

On Saturday 14th January, Malaysian kitchen Gopal's Corner is hosting London’s biggest ‘Pongal Feast’ at Market Halls Oxford Street. At this joint celebration of Veganuary, Tamil Heritage Month and Thai Pongal (the Tamil harvest festival), guests can expect feasting, live music and Tamil-inspired entertainment at various sessions throughout the day. Gopal’s Corner will serve banana leaves with four vegan or vegetarian curries and all the trimmings, including poppadoms, dried chillies, relishes and vadai (a spicy savoury snack). There’s Pongal rice pudding for dessert, too. Tickets cost £15.

9 Holles Street, West End, W1G 0BD

Visit Eventbrite.co.uk

HEAD TO THE CIRCUS:

Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall

Cirque du Soleil returns to the Royal Albert Hall this weekend with a new production. With acrobatics, trapeze acts, musicians, dancers and performers from around the world, Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities will transport audiences to an ‘invisible world’, where the craziest ideas and grandest dreams await. This year’s theme tells the story of a seeker, in between an alternate yet familiar past, striving to discover the marvels that lie below the surface of his imagination. A collection of otherworldly characters suddenly steps into his makeshift mechanical world and jump to life one by one before his very eyes. Tickets start from £45. 

Kensington Gore, South Kensington, SW7 2AP; Friday 13th January-Sunday 5th March 

Visit RoyalAlbertHall.com

CATCH A FILM:

Empire of Light

Sam Mendes’s latest film has just hit the big screen. Set in 1980s Margate, Empire of Light tells the story of Hilary (Olivia Colman), a cinema manager who has suffered a breakdown and is battling personal demons. When a young Black man, Stephen (Michael Ward), gets a job at the cinema, despite differences in their ages and backgrounds, the two embark on a romance. It’s not a smooth road in a Thatcherite society rife with racism and plagued by political and social upheaval, but both are determined to have a slice of happiness. Also stars Colin Firth.

Visit Picturehouses.com

CELEBRATE DRY JAN:

Maya’s Pop-Up

Non-profit café Kahaila has opened London’s first non-alcoholic pop-up bar. Whether you’re taking part in Dry January or looking to cut back this weekend, there’s a menu featuring a range of classic cocktails (without the booze), plus a selection of 1% ABV wines and beers. Until the end of January, expect to find drinks like virgin margaritas, mojitos and negronis made with brands like Rebels, Ish and east London-based Kahol. The pop-up is the first in a series this year, before the brand finds a permanent outpost. 

135 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, E1 6SB

Follow @MayasBarLondon

LOUISE LONG

BOOK AHEAD:

Florence Knight x Niklas Ekstedt at Sessions Arts Club

From Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st January, chef Florence Knight will welcome Swedish chef Niklas Ekstedt (of Ekstedt at The Yard fame) to Sessions Arts Club for a three-night collaboration. Bringing his influential old Nordic cooking techniques to Sessions’s fire terrace, Niklas and Florence will serve a collaborative four-course menu prepared over burning coals and accompanied by paired wines and a cocktail on arrival. The menu remains under wraps until the event, but we’re expecting good things. Tickets cost £150pp.

Old Sessions House, 24 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, EC1R 0NA

Visit SessionsArtsClub.com

BOOK A SPECIAL STAY:

The Prince Akatoki & Harrods Package

Japanese-inspired hotel The Prince Akatoki in Marylebone has created a special package with Harrods. It includes two nights in one of the hotel’s rooms or suites with an upgrade on arrival; a welcome box to honour the Japanese tradition of gift giving, featuring a bottle of sparkling sake, a vegan candle, origami and other special surprises; the choice of a traditional Japanese or English breakfast; and a visit to Harrods. Once you’ve explored the department store’s seven floors, you’ll be treated to a three-course à la carte dinner for two with champagne at Harrods Social. The perfect weekend treat. 

50 Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone, W1H 7FD

Visit ThePrinceAkatokiLondon.com

UPDATE YOUR 2023 WARDROBE:

Yolke Sample Sale

We love Yolke’s silk sleepwear and ready-to-wear pieces, so we were pleased to hear the brand is hosting a sample sale today and tomorrow at its pop-up in Belgravia. Shoppers will find a selection of sleepwear, dresses, suits and outwear at up to 70% OFF, with prices starting from just £10. There will also be an edit of Little Yolke pyjamas for boys and girls. 

75 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, SW1W 9PJ; Thursday 12th-Friday 13th January 

Visit Yolke.co.uk

WATCH THIS NETFLIX DOC:

Break Point

The team behind F1: Drive to Survive will drop five episodes of this new sporting series on Friday. Break Point follows a select group of top tennis players on and off the court as they compete in gruelling tournaments all over the world. Their dream: lifting a trophy and becoming number one. As some of the game’s legends reach the twilight of their careers, this is the chance for a new generation to claim the spotlight. Break Point gets up close and personal with these players over a year of competition in the ATP and WTA tours. From career-threatening injuries and emotional heartbreak to triumphant victories and personal moments off the court, viewers will get an insight into the pressure-tested lives of some of the world’s best tennis players.

Visit Netflix.com 

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