What To Do This Weekend 13.04.23
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RENT A NEW DRESS:
Rixo’s Flagship Opening
Regular readers will know the SL team loves Rixo’s flattering silhouettes and feminine prints, so we were excited to hear the brand has opened a flagship store on the King’s Road. Shoppers can discover the SS23 collection and use the new rental service – prices start from £39 for a four-day rental, with sizes covering UK 6-20. There’s also a pre-loved service so shoppers can buy pieces at a more affordable price, plus you can bring in old Rixo pieces to exchange for a voucher to spend on a new piece. The pre-loved pieces will then be refreshed and sold in store at a lower price point. You’ll also find one-off vintage pieces, wedding dresses at the bridal suite, an alteration service, a coffee kiosk and a cocktail bar on site.
114-116 King's Road, Chelsea, SW3 4TX
CATCH A FREE GIG:
Futuretense at Southbank Centre
Southbank Centre’s free gig series returns today. Featuring performances from some of London’s most exciting underground and emerging artists, Futuretense takes place fortnightly on Thursdays from 6pm, with two artists playing each night in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer. Anyone can drop in for free, so there’s no need to book ahead. Previous series have showcased artists in the early stages of their career like Erika De Casier, Wu-Lu, Ego Ella-May, Kai Whiston, Sinead O'Brien, Lex Amor and Afronaut Zu, so we’re expecting good things. Tonight, British rapper Tay Jordan will take to the stage, followed by south-east London rapper and producer Monét.
Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX
LEARN FROM THE PROS:
Bobbi Brown Artistry Studio at the Trafford Centre
Today until Sunday 16th April, Bobbi Brown is hosting a series of masterclasses at the Trafford Centre. Head to the brand’s live studio for beauty services, masterclasses, polaroid pictures and more. Choose from 20-minute beauty makeovers to achieve various looks like a golden-hour glow, minimal make-up and soft smokey eyes. You can also book slots to help you look less tired or add a flush of colour to cheeks. Tickets are free.
TRY A NEW LUNCH:
The Experimental Sandwich Shop at Vinegar Yard
Bad Boy Pizza Society has opened its first sandwich pop-up at Vinegar Yard. Inspired by the team’s recent trip to New York, American-style sandwiches are available from the takeaway hatch on St Thomas Street or to eat on Vinegar Yard’s terrace. On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for the next few weeks, diners can choose from hot and cold fillings like meatball subs, grilled chicken Caesar, and aubergine parm. There will also be specials including chicken bruschetta, porchetta and salsa verde, and vodka chicken parm.
72-82 St Thomas Street, London Bridge, SE1 3QU
PREP FOR THE MARATHON:
Onetrack London Pop-Up
If you’re gearing up to run the London Marathon next week – or taking on your own challenge – head to Onetrack London’s pop-up performance studio. Open until Thursday 27th April at Orchard Place, visitors can try physiological testing, as well as undertake intrinsic biomechanical assessments and other tests that top athletes swear by. You can also take part in XRun treadmill classes (£15 per class), free hour-long run club sessions, and private coaching to help achieve your goals (£115 per hour).
Orchard Place At The Broadway, Westminster, SW1H 0BN
ENJOY A TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN:
Chef Tee x Jackson Boxer at Brunswick House
Caribbean cook Chef Tee will join Jackson Boxer on Sunday 16th April to host a four-course dinner at Brunswick House. To celebrate Tee’s new cookbook Chef Tee’s Caribbean Kitchen, he’s bringing a taste of the West Indies to the capital, with fresh flavours from Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and beyond. Guests can enjoy a welcome drink and selection of snacks on arrival, before tucking into dishes like roti flat breads with ‘Pumpking’ soup and garlic prawns; curry goat served with jerk rice, coleslaw topped with desiccated coconut; and plantain and banana cake with rum custard for dessert. Tickets cost £90pp.
DISCOVER NEW BEAUTY:
Wellness shop Raye the Store is hosting a pop-up in Notting Hill until Thursday 20th April. Shoppers can browse over 50 new health and wellness brands – some of which you won’t find elsewhere – plus food, drinks and beauty products. Look out for Mirror Water, Ally, Yan Yee, BEAUTÉ, My Skin Feels, House of Jiriki, Point Zero and The Self Love Lab. Over the next couple of weeks, you can also take part in free events like candle-making workshops, makeup masterclasses, face yoga, and healing and sound bath meditations. Book your session at the link below.
2 Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill, W11 1NN
GET DATE NIGHT RIGHT:
The Maine has reopened its terrace just in time for spring. A perfect spot for lunch and drinks with the girls, the space overlooks Mayfair’s Medici Courtyard with striped awnings, stylish wicker furniture and plenty of greenery. Lunch highlights include oyster platters; lobster rolls with aioli and homemade potato chips; crab and avocado salad; chargrilled octopus with puttanesca sauce and chorizo oil; and short rib croquets with jalapeno aioli. Meanwhile, the classic cocktail menu features margaritas, spicy palomas and martinis.
Unit 6, Medici Courtyard, 20 Hanover Square, Mayfair, W1S 1JY
BOOK A GIRLS NIGHT OUT:
Magic Mike Live
Magic Mike Live is returning to the Hippodrome on Leicester Square for another season. Perfect for a girls night out or fun hen do, the show is based on the original Channing Tatum Magic Mike film. It offers an immersive experience with up-close-and-personal dancing, acrobatics, aerial artists and a classic soundtrack – think Ginuwine’s ‘Pony’ and other R’n’B tunes. Arrive early to check out the Permission, a new lounge and bar where you can order cocktails and snacks while live musicians set the scene before the main show. Tickets start from £39.
Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7JH
FIND HIDDEN GEMS:
King's Cross Classic Car Boot Sale
On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April, the Classic Car Boot Sale returns to King’s Cross. Taking place across Granary Square and Coal Drops Yard, shoppers will be able to browse over 100 stalls of fashion, homeware, art, accessories and vinyl. Browse vintage stalls from brands like Herbie Mensah, Woowoo Boutique and Hang Up Vintage, all of which will be trading from a line-up of classic cars, vans, scooters and motorbikes. Be sure to check out the Routemaster Bar Bus, where live DJs will play soul, funk, reggae and disco from across the decades, then stop at the street food vendors for pizza, burritos, waffles and vegan burgers. Tickets cost £7 and kids go free.
Stable Street, King's Cross, N1C 4DQ
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX:
Southway Studio Exhibition at Cob Gallery
Marseille-based artist collective Southway Studio has opened an exhibition at Camden’s Cob Gallery. Southway Studio comprises six multi-discipline artists who work across ceramic, metal, glass and stone sculpture as well as textile and painting, video and performance. Open until Saturday 6th May, the exhibition includes a varied selection of artwork, from Van Gogh-inspired paintings to sculpture and beautiful furniture. Tickets are free.
205 Royal College Street, Camden, NW1 0SG
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