What To Do This Weekend 14.07.22

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from pop-ups and new restaurant menus to a sample sale from one of our favourite brands, our What To Do This Weekend guide has options for everyone.

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GET DRESSED UP:

J Sheekey

J Sheekey has transformed its terrace into an impressive train-inspired installation. Until the end of August, diners can enjoy J Sheekey’s signature dishes on the terrace, inspired by the golden age of travel – picture a glamorous art-deco design that looks like something from an Agatha Christie novel. There’s also a new cocktail menu in collaboration with Plymouth Gin with drinks like the ‘Devon 75’ made with Plymouth Navy, calvados, lemon marmalade and Sassy Rosé cider; and the ‘Brighton Royal’ featuring Plymouth Falernum, Nyetimber Classic Cuvee and sugar.

28-32 St Martin's Court, Covent Garden, WC2N 4AL

Visit J-Sheekey.co.uk 

WATCH THIS PLAY:

Hungry

This new play has just opened at the Soho Theatre. A timely release in light of Pride events up and down the country, Hungry by playwright Chris Bush explores themes of class, queerness, cultural appropriation and the cost of gentrification. Lori is a chef. Bex waits tables. The two lock eyes in a walk-in fridge in the restaurant they work in – the rest is history. Lori wants to teach Bex about the finer things in life, but Bex has a complicated relationship with herself and society in general. It’s a powerful story about what it means to be queer and working class in Britain today. Tickets start from £12.  

Until Saturday 30th July; 21 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 3NE

Visit PainesPlough.com

COOL DOWN:

Magnum Ice-Cream Pop-Up

Just in time for this week’s heatwave, Magnum opens its immersive pop-up today. Inspired by the ice-cream brand’s new Remix range, Magnum Studios puts visitors’ senses to the test with interactive tasks involving music, art, and of course, ice-cream. Make your way through the ‘Classic’ rooms to test your music knowledge, before entering the ‘Remix’ booths where you can record one of your favourite songs or put your own remix spin on a selection of tracks. During both, you’ll try a range of free Magnums, each served in retro cassette boxes. On Sunday 17th July, don’t miss an acoustic performance from singer Cat Burns. 

133 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, E2 7DG

Visit MagnumIceCream.com

 

WATCH A FILM ON THE BIG SCREEN:

Greenwich Peninsula Summer Film Festival

Greenwich Peninsula is hosting a summer film festival throughout July and August. The Design District has been transformed with a huge outdoor cinema where guests can sit on a blanket or deck chairs to watch a movie on the grass. Choose from recent blockbusters like Dune or West Side Story, then head to the Canteen for street food and cocktails. If you’ve got kids in tow, take them to see Cruella or The BFG. Tickets cost £6pp.

Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 OSQ

Visit Eventbrite.com 

SHOP SECONDHAND DESIGNER:

Lampoo, Chelsea

Luxury resale platform Lampoo has opened its first store on the King’s Road. A more conscious way to shop your favourite brands, each second-hand piece has been carefully restored and authenticated by the team’s experts. Shoppers can browse clothing, shoes and accessories from some of our favoruite brands like Chanel, Gucci, Anya Hindmarch, By Far, Frame, Hunza G and Loewe – to name a few. You can also sell your used items at the store – book an appointment to have your items valued and the Lampoo team will list your item in store or on its website. 

31 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 4RP

Visit Lampoo.com

UPDATE YOUR SUMMER WARDROBE:

Self-Portrait Sample Sale

Self-Portrait has long been an SL favourite, so we were excited to hear that the brand is hosting a sample sale today until 7pm at Showcase on Regent’s Street. Shoppers can take up to 80% OFF the brand’s signature ready-to-wear pieces, as well as shoes, swimwear and accessories. We’ve got our eye on the colourful maxis and wicker basket bags. Entry costs £2 cash or £3 on card (which is donated to charity) – book your shopping spot at the link below.

Showcase, 12 Regent Street, St. James's, SW1Y 4PE

Visit Chicmi.com 

BOOK AHEAD:

Live Screening of Prima Facie at The Soho Hotel

On Thursday 21st July at 7pm, The Soho Hotel is hosting a live screening of the National Theatre's production Prima Facie, starring Jodie Comer, the Emmy and Bafta-winning star of Killing Eve, Free Guy and The Last Duel. Guests can enjoy a two-course dinner and welcome cocktail at the hotel’s Refuel Bar & Restaurant, before settling down in the screening room. Prima Facie is a gripping, one-person play which takes audiences to the heart of where emotion and experience collide. Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister who loves to win. She has worked her way up from working-class origins to be at the top of her game; prosecuting, cross examining and lighting up the shadows of doubt in any case. Then, an unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge. Tickets cost £60pp, which includes dinner and a cocktail.  

4 Richmond Mews, Soho, W1D 3DH

Visit FirmdaleHotels.com 

TRY SOMETHING NEW:

Wander x Friends, Stoke Newington

Neighbourhood restaurant Wander in Stoke Newington is hosting a series of summer pop-ups and events to shine a light on local businesses. Throughout July and August, local brands will collab with Wander for kitchen takeovers – and diners can get £10 OFF their bill. On Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th July, mother-daughter duo Azam will serve authentic Pakistani street food like crispy aloo tikki, pakoras and freshly made rotis with daal makhni, sabzi and other curries. Later in the summer, expect collabs with New South Wales Wine and Finley’s.

214 High Street, Stoke Newington, N16 7HU

Visit WanderRestaurant.com

MEET THE GIRLS:

Scott’s

Regular SL readers will know Scott’s is one of our favourite spots in the city, so we were pleased to hear it’s opened a new terrace in partnership with Krug Champagne and home décor brand de Gournay. At ‘Midsummer on Mount Street’, diners can enjoy dishes and drinks from the new menu under the exotic-inspired awning created by de Gournay. Order the Girolle Risotto special paired with a glass of the Krug Grande Cuvée 170th Edition, or choose from Scott’s signature dishes like fruits de mer platters, whole fish for sharing, and sashimi and carpaccio.

20 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K 2HE

Visit Scotts-Restaurant.com

ENJOY THE SUNSHINE: Häagen-Dazs Disco Ice-Cream Van in Boxpark 

From Friday 15th to Saturday 16th July, Häagen-Dazs is hosting an ice-cream van pop-up at Boxpark Shoreditch. The takeover includes DJ decks on the rooftop, a huge ice-cream disco ball and – wait for it – a sparkling scoop-shaped seesaw. On Friday night, singer Pixie Lott and DJ Woody Cook will set the vibes with up-tempo dance tracks while guests tuck into Häagen-Dazs ice-cream, including the new Duo collection which has two flavours in each pot – think Vanilla Hazelnut & Caramel Crunch. We like the sound of the Belgian Chocolate & Strawberry Crunch for something fruity and refreshing. 

2-10 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, E1 6GY

Visit Haagen-Dazs.co.uk

 

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