What To Do This Weekend 20.04.23
What To Do This Weekend 20.04.23

What To Do This Weekend 20.04.23

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from food and drink festivals to an AI exhibition, our weekend guide has plenty of options for everyone.


00.thestore Pop-Up

Sustainable collective 00.thestore has opened a pop-up at Rathbone Place where you can shop a range of eco-friendly brands and products. Acting as a platform for online businesses, it aims to leave people feeling excited about sustainability and inspired to move to a more waste-conscious lifestyle. Visitors can shop beauty, wellness, fashion and home accessories by brands like Carbon Theory, Mirror.Water, Charlotte Dunn, House of Elie and Frizbee Ceramics. Over the next few weeks, you can also take part in wellness workshops and sustainability talks.

9 Rathbone Place, Soho, W1T 1HW

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AYO Collective at Oranj

For the next two weeks, African food collective AYO will take over the kitchens at Shoreditch bar and bottle shop Oranj. Ayo translates to ‘joy’ in Yoruba, paying homage to its Nigerian roots. Until Sunday 30th April, chef Victor Okunowo and sommelier Henna Zinzuwadia will prepare a selection of African dishes and drinks, including smoked and minced goat belly served with scent leaf, leek hollandaise and fiery scotch bonnet chimichurri; beef tartare with suya bone marrow butter, tart pickled shallots and gherkins; and rum soaked fruitcake with caramelised figs, almond crumbs and blackberry ice-cream.

14 Bacon Street, Shoreditch, E1 6LF

Visit Oranj.co.uk


Dr.Jart+ x Frameless

Dr.Jart+ has released its Premium BB Beauty Balm, a BB cream containing SPF50, niacinamide to minimise redness and glycerine to seal in moisture. To celebrate the launch, the brand is hosting an immersive art experience at Frameless tonight. Guests can try the Beauty Balm, get shade matched by the experts, then explore the gallery, which features a Dr.Jart+ art experience created for the occasion. Tickets cost £15pp and include a full-size Cicapair Calming Gel Cream (worth £32), and a goodie bag of a sheet mask and five travel minis. The ticket value is also redeemable against a purchase of the new Premium Beauty Balm.

6 Marble Arch, West End, W1H 7AP

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Bombay Sapphire x Baz Luhrmann at the Design Museum

Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and Bombay Sapphire have teamed up to create an installation at the Design Museum that’s set to be the world’s largest mass participation AI art event. Visitors can interact with Ai-Da, the world's first ultra-realistic robot artist. Head to the AI studio to explore how AI will transform the way we interact with technology and what’s to come in the future. You can also buy limited-edition bottles of Bombay Sapphire gin with labels created by Ai-Da. On Friday 21st April, the Design Museum will host a special Museum Lates (6-9pm), serving Bombay Sapphire cocktails.

224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 6AG; 21st-24th April

Visit DesignMuseum.org


Rituals Pop-Up

Rituals will open a two-day pop-up on Friday 21st April. Customers will have the chance to shop a range of its products, including the new Ritual of Sakura collection which features a foaming shower gel, body cream, hair and body mist, and reed diffusers. You can also spin the wheel to win prizes, enjoy complimentary hand massages and pick up a limited-edition tote bag with personalised calligraphy (when you spend £40 or more). Tickets cost £10pp and are redeemable against £15 worth of Ritual of Sakura products.

4 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8P 

Visit RitualOfSakura.Eventbrite.co.uk



London Coffee Festival

After a two-year hiatus, London Coffee Festival returns to the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane this weekend. From Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd April, visitors can book tasting experiences and masterclasses, and try a range of blends from over 150 brands. Expect to find stands from Lavazza, Barista & Co, Alpro, Canacoffee, Curve Coffee, DeLonghi, Illy, Dualit, Nespresso, Sage and Pact. There will also be live latte art workshops, a Smirnoff bar for coffee-based cocktails and a coffee masters battle judged by a panel of industry insiders. Shop reusable coffee cups, visit the ‘Roasters Village’ and enjoy live acts and DJs on the music stage. Once you’ve tried a few samples, make a beeline for The White Label Kitchen pop-up restaurant for brunch or lunch. Tickets cost £21.

The Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QR

Visit LondonCoffeeFestival.com


Soho Wine Festival

The first ever Soho Wine Festival is now on. Today until Saturday 22nd April, visitors can try some of the world’s best wines and champagnes. The event spans three venues – The Piano Bar Soho, The Shed Soho and the Champagne bar at the Boulevard Theatre – and you can pick up a ‘festival passport’ which will guide you to various wine flights. If you’re not sure where to start, book a 90-minute guided tasting session with wine master Richard Household. For £42pp, you’ll sample a selection of wines, enjoy nibbles and listen to the live jazz band. 

Various locations

Visit Soho.Wine


With Nothing Underneath Sample Sale

We love British brand With Nothing Underneath for its quality, timeless shirts and separates. On Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd April, it will host a sample sale at its flagship store on Elizabeth Street. Browse a selection of striped shirts, denim shirts, matching sets, exclusive samples and off-pieces you won’t find elsewhere – and look out for the accessories and cool denim caps, too.

47 Elizabeth Street, Fitzrovia, SW1W 9PP; 10am-6pm (Fri), 11am-6pm (Sat)

Visit WithNothingUnderneath.com



La Punta takeover at Kol Mezcaleria

La Punta Expendio de Agave, one of Rome’s best tequila and mezcal bars, will take over London’s Kol Mezcaleria on Sunday 23rd April for one night only. La Punta houses one of Italy's best collections of mezcal, offering a taste of Oaxaca in the Italian capital. The special menu will feature six cocktails created by La Punta and Kol, using three agaves available from The Lost Explorer Mezcal. The drinks will remain under wraps until the night, but we’re expecting good things. There will also be bar snacks like buñuelo (fried dough fritters) and wagyu empanadas. Tickets cost £15pp, which includes a welcome cocktail. 

9 Seymour Street, Mayfair, W1H 7BA

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Hilma af Klint & Piet Mondrian: Forms of Life at Tate Modern

Today, Tate Modern opens an exhibition of two of the most imaginative artists of the 20th century – Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian. Exploring their shared connection to the natural world and desire to understand the forces behind life on earth, the exhibition features 250 works, including paintings, drawings and archival materials. It will reveal how Klint’s and Mondrian's art reflected radical new ideas, theories and scientific discoveries in an era of rapid social change. It’s the largest exhibition of Klint’s work in the UK to date and the first major Mondrian exhibition in the UK for 25 years. The gallery’s restaurant has created a menu inspired by the exhibition, showcasing beautifully presented dishes featuring the artists’ colours and shapes. Tickets cost £20.

Bankside, SE1 9TG; until 3rd September 

Visit Tate.org.uk


Stephen Lawrence Day

It’s 30 years since 18-year-old Stephen Lawrence was murdered in an unprovoked racist attack while he waited at a bus stop in south-east London. On Saturday 22nd April, there will be a series of events to mark the anniversary, including a music concert and a private memorial service. The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation will also announce a series of scholarships, research initiatives and career schemes for marginalised young people.

Visit StephenLawrenceDay.org




British Library Food Season

The British Library kicks off its annual Food Season this week. Bringing together the most influential names in food, the festival includes talks and events from some of the UK’s biggest chefs and food writers. Over the next two months, guests can listen to talks on everything from the joys of African and Caribbean takeaways to the challenges around food production and access, led by speakers including Nigella Lawson, Sara Cox, Nadiya Hussain, Andi Oliver and Jimi Famurewa. Highlights include a talk on food and social media with TikTok star Poppy O’Toole; the culture and future of Caribbean food with Andi Oliver; and a talk on cooking for joy with Angela Hartnett and Ravinder Bhogal. Tickets start from £3.

96 Euston Road, Euston, NW1 2DB

Visit BL.uk


Brunswick House

From this weekend, Jackson Boxer is opening Brunswick House for breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays, serving coffees, juice, pastries, doughnuts and other delicious-sounding things. To celebrate, for this weekend only, he’ll be creating a lobster benedict with grilled lobster tail, poached egg, toasted potato bread, ‘lobby butter’, spinach and XO hollandaise. There will be 40 available per morning, priced at £15 each. We recommend booking your space at the link below.

30 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, SW8 2LG

Visit Resy.com


The Oarsman X Bouchon Racine

The next exciting event in the Great British Pub Series at The Oarsman in Marlow is with one of the capital’s most exciting new restaurants, Henry Harris’s Bouchon Racine. Taking place this Monday, Henry will be bringing his twists on classic French dishes to the pub, with many of his signatures making it onto the menu – think bayonne ham with celeriac remoulade, and creme caramel with armagnac prunes, alongside comte gougeres, shallot croquettes and warm asparagus with black pepper hollandaise, cured egg yolk and wild garlic. In addition, there will be an optional wine flight from The Oarsman’s impressive 200+ wine list and for this evening only, Henry is bringing a selection of digestifs straight from Harris Vintners, the family business run by him and his wife Denise. 

46 Spittal Street, Marlow, SL7 1DBs

Visit TheOarsman.co.uk

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