What To Do This Weekend: 19.05.22
What To Do This Weekend: 19.05.22

What To Do This Weekend: 19.05.22

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from beauty events and charity exhibitions to a cool fitness brunch, our weekend guide has options for everyone.

BOOK A FACIAL: Sunday Riley Pop-Up At Browns East Beauty Studio

To celebrate the launch of its beauty department, Browns East in Shoreditch has teamed up with skincare brand Sunday Riley for a beauty takeover. Today until Sunday 22nd May – then from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th May – customers can indulge in 30-minute facials to de-stress tired-looking skin (£75). Choose from the ‘Ice Lift Express’ which includes an AHA-infused cleansing mask and a red-light LED or cryotherapy treatment; the ‘Ice Clear Express’ using salicylic acid for a deep cleanse and a blue-light LED or cryotherapy treatment; or the ‘C.E.O. Glow Express’ featuring a vitamin C and antioxidant-infused cleansing mask. You’ll also receive a free goodie bag (worth £38) when you spend £75 or more on Sunday Riley products in store. 

21 Club Row, Shoreditch, E2 7EY

Visit BrownsFashion.com

TRY AUSSIE WINES: Penfolds Pop-Up At Harrods

Australian wine brand Penfolds has opened a retro-style pop-up at Harrods. Running until the end of May, shoppers can try free samples of wine and take part in an immersive experience. Start in the interactive cockpit to learn about the new bottles, before visiting the gifting station and finishing with a wine tasting of three Penfolds wines: Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz, Bin 311 and Bin 8. The whole experience has been designed by illustrator Jason Solo for those all-important Instagram shots.

5th Floor, Harrods, 135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7XL

Visit Penfolds.com

TRY A NEW WORKOUT: FloatFit HIIT & Recovery Brunch At Haymarket Hotel

On Sunday 22nd May at 10.15am and 11.15am, water-based fitness group Aquaphysical will host two workout sessions at Haymarket Hotel’s pool. Designed for all fitness levels, the FloatFit HIIT works to build aerobic fitness and increase muscular strength. During the 30-minute session, you’ll perform a range of exercises on a floating exercise mat, followed by a ‘recovery brunch’ at the hotel’s Brumus restaurant. Tuck into dishes like granola with yogurt and berries, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on rye toast, and sweetcorn chilli fritters with avocado and poached eggs. If you can’t make it this weekend, there are also sessions taking place on Saturday 5th and 19th June. Tickets cost £45pp.

1 Suffolk Place, West End, SW1Y 4HX

Visit FirmdaleHotels.com

MEET THE GIRLS: BOB’s Lobster Terrace At The National Theatre

Street food kingpin Kerb is taking over the National Theatre’s terrace for a six-month pop-up. Ideal for pre or post-theatre meals, Bob’s Lobster celebrates the best of British seafood, from bar snacks to larger dishes. Menu highlights include smoked salmon blinis, Dorset crab tostadas, crayfish croquettes and Bob’s signature toasted brioche roll filled with lobster, crayfish, mayo and butter. Order East London Liquor Co cocktails from the bar.

Level 2, National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 9PX

Visit NationalTheatre.org.uk

VISIT THIS COOL EXHIBITION: Charlie French At Fair Shot Café

Fair Shot, the social enterprise café that provides training and employment for young adults with learning disabilities, has opened an exhibition by Charlie French – a 30-year-old artist with Down’s syndrome. The show will help increase awareness around equal employment opportunities and all works are available to purchase to raise funds for the Fair Shot charity. Celebrated for his colourful abstract paintings, Charlie has installed eight paintings in the café, all inspired by his trips to Paris. 

17 South Molton Street, Soho, W1K 5QT

Visit FairShot.co.uk

DINE AL FRESCO: Yauatcha City x Whispering Angel Summer Terrace

Yauatcha City has teamed up with Whispering Angel for its new summer terrace. Open this weekend until the end of September, diners can enjoy Cantonese dim sum alongside Whispering Angel rosé. We recommend the ‘Dim Sum Experience’ menu for a bit of everything (£45pp), including drunken chicken and prawn wontons, prawn and bamboo shoot dumplings, sticky rice in lotus leaves and venison puffs. 

Broadgate Circle, Liverpool Street, EC2M 2QS

Visit Yauatcha.com/City

ORDER SUSHI: Magic Of The Blossom Dragon At The Ivy Asia

The Ivy Asia has created a menu to celebrate Japan’s cherry blossom season. Until Tuesday 7th June at Ivy restaurants in Chelsea, St Paul’s and Guildford, diners can try sushi dishes with sake pairings, plus limited-edition cocktails. The menu includes yellowtail sashimi and truffle salad, seared wagyu beef barbecue glazed rolls, spicy tuna and sesame rolls, and salmon tartare with nigiri and sushi rolls. Order the ‘Japanese 135 Spritz’ (made with gin, rhubarb puree, raspberries and elderflower tonic) and treat yourself to the blossom-themed cherry cheesecake.

Various sites.

Visit The-IvyAsia.com

GET YOUR CULTURE FIX: Grin by Mele Broomes At Battersea Arts Centre

After a successful run at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, artist Mele Broomes will be performing her dance show at Battersea Arts Centre today until Friday 27th May. Grin explores the complexities of Black love through traditional African and Caribbean dance, immersive sound and glistening costumes. As part of the Art Centre’s ‘Pay What You Can’ scheme, you can make your own donation, or pay £16 for a full-price ticket.

Lavender Hill, Battersea, SW11 5TN

Visit BAC.org.uk


SHOP PRE-LOVED FASHION: Sign Of The Times X Anna Mason

Resale brand Sign of the Times has partnered with British designer Anna Mason to pull together an edit of pre-loved, unworn designs. Available to shop online and at the Sign of the Times Chelsea store, shoppers can browse floaty maxi skirts, silk dresses, floral blouses, embroidered trousers and occasion dresses – we love the off-the-shoulder styles, perfect for wedding guest outfits. Don’t forget to look at the handbag selection – you’ll find quilted Chanel shoulder bags, Dior saddle bags and Prada totes, to name a few.

5 Elystan Street, Chelsea, SW3 3NT

Visit WeAreSOTT.com

GET COOKING: The Sea, The Sea Seafood School

Regular readers will know we love The Sea, The Sea, so we were excited to hear it has just launched a cookery school at its Hackney site. Taking place every Saturday from 11am to 2pm, masterclasses include a welcome drink, a tour of the restaurant, a cooking demonstration and a three-course lunch with wine. Participants will create delicious seafood dishes and learn about the importance of zero waste cooking, how to cook raw fish and shellfish, and prepare some of the lesser-known gems from British waters. Tickets cost £100pp.

337 Acton Mews, Hackney, E8 4EA

Visit TheSeatTheSea.net


GO OUT OUT: Pandora’s Box By Honey Dijon At Koko

Koko in Camden has just reopened its doors, and that’s where DJ Honey Dijon will take to the decks tonight for a one-off performance. During ‘Pandora’s Box’, you can expect an immersive show with neon lighting, dancers, special effects and house tunes all night. One of only a few British DJs to still mix with vinyl, Honey fuses European dance influences with a distinct New York edge – expect upbeat tunes you can dance all night to. If you can’t make it this evening, head to the venue on Friday or Saturday nights for electronica and tunes from the resident DJs. Tickets cost £24.15.

1A Camden High Street, Camden, NW1 7JE

Visit Koko.co.uk

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