RELAX HERE: Anatomē
Fusing a contemporary aesthetic with the Regency-era Princes Arcade, St James’s newcomer Anatomē is a new wellness destination for those seeking a respite from the busy streets of Piccadilly. The store offers space for visitors to reset, recharge and discover the very best in nutrients and wellbeing. Created by Anatomē founder Brendan Murdoch and aromatherapist Anastasia Brozler, the Apothecary Bar offers customers a bespoke edit of blended therapeutic oils. Upstairs you’ll find the Lithe Lounge – a flexible space that will host salon-style conversations with leading sportsmen and women, mindfulness workshops every Monday and Tuesday and therapeutic massage appointments every Thursday and Friday.
2-4 Princes Arcade, St James’s, SW1 6DS
WORKOUT HERE: BLOK Shoreditch
This Sunday, BLOK instructor and Nike trainer Paleta is hosting a special two-two-hour workshop, open to everyone interested in rediscovering the feeling of ‘moving from a place of freedom’. Using her background in dance and other movement disciplines to guide practitioners through a unique experience of training mobility, dynamics and strength, Paleta’s free-flow class is designed to motivate you to let go of limitations to what your training can be and encourages individuality in all aspects of your movement practice. Be ready to surprise yourself.
2 Hearn Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3BR; 18th November
BE A VIP HERE: Boomcycle
Not just an indoor cycling studio, Boom Cycle engages riders mentally as well as physically through their unique experience. No numbers, no competition, just fun. With the lights low and a world-class sound system, riders are swept away and immersed into the ultimate ‘party on a bike’ experience. Their daily rides are led by expert motivators and cater to all abilities. Until the end of the month, the team is offering all SheerLuxe VIPs £10 off its introductory offer and a further 20% off fitness packages. Find out how to get involved using the link below.
Studios across Holborn, Hammersmith, Battersea and Monument; offer valid until 30th November
FEAST HERE: Claw
Starting this Sunday, casual seafood joint Claw will be offering a weekly ‘Sunday Seafood Feast’. Combining the restaurant’s seafood expertise with a traditional Sunday roast, the feasting experience will consist of roasted day boat fish and shellfish, served with all the typical roast sides, from truffle and raclette cauliflower cheese to roasted potatoes and seasonal greens. Consisting of two courses for £25pp, starters will include a selection of weekly specials, such as taramasalata with sourdough and mixed fish tempura with mojo verde. Sounds delicious.
21 Kingly Street, Soho, W1B 5QA; 18th November
DISCOVER YOUR NEW FAVOURITE GIN HERE: The King Of Soho Pop-Up
To celebrate its fifth birthday, The King of Soho has created a ‘Gin Palace’ – a place to indulge in delicious gin-based drinks, small plates and live entertainment. Open for six weeks, #21Soho will offer an insight into the playground of entertainment legend Paul Raymond, whose legacy was the inspiration behind the brand. Featuring a leopard-print throne, vibrant décor and Soho memorabilia, guests are invited to be seen on ‘the scene’ – on Friday nights, comedy, burlesque, live music and ‘Adult Story Time’ will all be on offer. Throughout the week, gin lovers can also participate in experiential gin masterclasses.
21 Great Windmill St, Soho, W1D 7LB; open now
WATCH DIRTY DANCING HERE: Lost Boys Pizza
Inspired by cult classic vampire movie The Lost Boys and famous for its black charcoal pizza, killer cocktails and a strictly-80s soundtrack, Lost Boys Pizza in Archway is hosting a series of sip-a-long film screenings throughout November and December. This weekend, get ready for the time of your life as the team screens Dirty Dancing. Tickets for each screening cost £35pp and include bottomless prosecco for the duration of the movie as well as a pizza. Later this month, there’ll be viewings of Little Shop of Horrors and The Nightmare Before Christmas. How festive.
141 Junction Road, Archway, N19 5PX; 16th-18th November
GET SOULFUL HERE: Madison
Boasting the best views of St Paul's in all of London, Madison's rooftop restaurant is the place to eat on a crisp, sunny Sunday. Its new brunch menu includes classics such as banana and pecan waffles and poached Arlington white eggs, as well as more offbeat breakfast choices like lobster Croque Monsieur and courgette flower stuffed with scallop and crab – both of which we attest to being absolutely delicious. And if that wasn't enough, 'Soul Sundays' means your meal will be accompanied by the sweet sweet sounds of live soul music – what could be better than that?
Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, London EC4M 9AF; 18th November
GET SPICY HERE: Santo Remedio Pop-Up
Top Mexican chef Pedro Evia has teamed up with Borough restaurant Santo Remedio for a month-long pop-up celebrating all things Mexico. The award-winning K’u’uk founder has devised a five-course tasting menu, showcasing his modern take on traditional Yucatan cuisine: think scallop ceviche negro, made with dried chillies, annatto, allspice, cloves and cinnamon; and venison in a Yacatan plum pipian. Traditional Mayan herbs will be used to create cocktails to pair alongside the dishes.
Tooley Street, Borough, SE1 2TU; until 30th October
WATCH THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS HERE: Seven Dials
Tonight, Seven Dials invites shoppers to celebrate the start of the Christmas season with a festive light switch-on and shopping event with live music, free wreath-making workshops, a curling rink, al fresco Christmas cocktail bar and a host of exclusive brand experiences and discounts. The switch-on will take place around the Seven Dials monument at 6:30pm, with contemporary renditions of Christmas classics and chart hits from EP Orchestra. Elsewhere, shoppers can enjoy exclusive 20% discounts, promotions, activations and limited-edition menus from more than 80 brands and restaurants including Kiehl’s, Farah, Diesel, Benefit, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Wildwood Kitchen, Tredwells, Hotel Chocolat, Tatty Devine, Hawksmoor Seven Dials and The Escapologist.
Seven Dials, Covent Garden, WC2H 9HD; 15th November
BE A VIP HERE: Soane’s Kitchen
Soane’s Kitchen, the latest project by London’s go-to catering company Social Pantry, has launched a bottomless musical brunch each Sunday. The new menu offers dishes such as bloody Mary beans with labneh and poached egg; and eggs benedict croissant with rocket. Alongside bottomless drinks and a bloody Mary station, guests can expect views across the restaurant’s kitchen garden and the grounds of Pitzhanger Manor. This week, Virgin Radio DJs and Love Island’s The Mac Twins will be hitting the decks, and SL VIPs are able to get 2-for-1 tickets; follow the link below for details.
Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing, W5 5BE; 17th November
GET REBELLIOUS HERE: Veuve Clicquot’s Widows Series
This weekend, Veuve Clicquot presents ‘Rebels’, the fourth instalment of the Widow Series – an annual creative event which pays homage to the revolutionary founder of the House, Madame Clicquot. Launching tonight and taking place over three evenings, the event celebrates and explores radical moments in British culture under the creative narration of Tom Hingston. Brought to life across six rooms, Rebels will host collaborations from photographic and filmmaking duo Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones, installation artists Rebecca Louise Law and Anna Burns, James Lavelle, and Joe Goddard of Hot Chip. Framed as a metaphorical nightclub, Rebels embraces music, fashion, film and installation to tell the story of a revolution. We’re truly intrigued.
Bargehouse, South Bank, SE1 9PH; 15th-17th November
GET CURIOUS HERE: Google Curiosity Rooms
To celebrate the launch of the new Google Pixel 3 smartphone, Google is creating a hub of discovery in Piccadilly Circus, aimed at encouraging Londoners to unlock their curiosity via a string of free talks, workshops, podcasts and special events. From today until 16th December, Google will take over the three-storey 55 Regent Street and invites visitors to use the Pixel 3 to unveil a series of interactive experiences, where fashion, food, music and art collide in a familiar yet unexpected way.
55 Regent Street, West End, W1B 4DY; 15th November-16th December