GET YOUR NAILS DONE HERE: House of Lady Muck
Founded by nail aficionado and entrepreneur Laura Southern, House of Lady Muck has become a go-to pop-up nail destination, with previous temporary spaces in Farringdon and Gizzi Erskine’s Mare Street Market. To mark its first birthday, the nail studio has opened its only permanent salon on the lower ground floor of Topshop Oxford Circus. The team behind this beautifully decked-out space work exclusively with CND products, and offer manicures and pedicures (we like the ‘No Mucking About’ express pedicure), all complete with cuticle work and hand massages. A perfect post-shop pick-me-up.
214 Oxford St, Marylebone, W1C 1DA
EXPERIENCE THE ULTIMATE THROWBACK HERE: 100 Wardour St
We can’t deny that the nineties is one of our favourite decades of all time – it birthed the Spice Girls, Oasis and bucket hats (ok, forget that last one). And now, 100 Wardour St is making us feel all nostalgic with their new club night, Throwback Thursdays. The weekly throwback sesh will bring old-school R&B, pop and indie from the nineties and noughties back to life. And if you get down there tonight, legendary DJ Trevor Nelson will be there to serenade you with plenty of nineties hip-hop. Now, where did we leave that union jack dress…
100 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 0TL
GET A NEW PIERCING HERE: Astrid & Miyu
Big fan of Astrid & Miyu’s delicate jewellery? The brand’s St Christopher’s store now offers ear piercings. Lobe piercings start at £45, and cartilage piercings begin at £55 – and your jewellery is included in the price. Say goodbye to the ugly, clunky styles of yore: the starter hoops and studs on offer at Astrid and Miyu match the same intricate, on-trend style that the brand’s main collection is known for. Make sure to book ahead.
4 St Christopher's Place, Marylebone, W1U 1LZ
PLAY BINGO FOR A CAUSE HERE: Bongo’s Bingo
Dig out your double denim: Bongo’s Bingo is back this Friday for a one-off show where money will be raised for Jeans4Genes Day, an event that provides grants for projects aiming to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders. Taking place at the The Grand in Clapham, for this special edition of Bongo’s Bingo show, everyone is encouraged to dress in denim and get behind the charity. Away from the Canadian tuxedos, guests can expect confetti, glow sticks, a Henry Hoover and gallons of Buckfast.
21-25 St John's Hill, Clapham, SW11 1TT
TRY A NEW BRUNCH HERE: Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea
Chef Vivek Singh has put together a glorious spread of East-meets-West sharing brunch dishes at his newest Cinnamon Kitchen site in Battersea. Served every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm, friends should opt for the Power Station Feast at £29pp. A veritable banquet for groups of four or more, sharing dishes include chicken tikka and cheese naan; followed by sea bream kedgeree; and railway-style lamb curry with sides of rice, house black lentils and pomegranate raita.
4 Arches Lane, Battersea, SW11 8AB; 22nd-23rd September
TRY ‘SHUFFLE BRUNCH’ HERE: London Shuffle Club
Since opening in July, London Shuffle Club has welcomed thousands of guests onto its open-air shuffleboard pitch on the terrace. This weekend, the team is launching its debut Shuffle Brunch. Ticket prices will include two hours of bottomless beer, prosecco and pizza, and at least 30 minutes of shuffleboarding time so you can give the hottest new game in town a really good go. You’ll also get access to a private table for you and your pals.
4 Ebor Street, Shoreditch, E1 6AW; 22nd-23rd September
WORKOUT WITH EDITH BOWMAN HERE: Fabletics x POPFit Equinox Party
This Friday, Fabletics and POPfit will host the final session of its summer series, with a workout DJ set from the legendary Edith Bowman (who’ll be spinning the best dancefloor bangers from this year’s festival and Ibiza seasons), a goodie bag of Fabletics freebies and refreshments during the evening. Forget sluggish autumn days, dropping temperatures and claustrophobic commutes, POPfit founder Steph Burrows has created a unique routine, combining dance, yoga, HIIT and pilates, to compliment Edith’s music and get everyone energised for the weekend.
19 Sidworth Street, Hackney, E8 3SD
HAVE A NEW SUNDAY ROAST HERE: The Royal Oak
The man behind sky-high hotspot Duck & Waffle launched his own high-end pub in Marylebone earlier this year. Now Dan Doherty has opened up the Royal Oak for Sunday roasts – and they look delicious. Plates include roast pork belly with crispy crackling, homemade Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, creamed celeriac, carrots, cavalo nero and apple sauce; and a sharing whole roast chicken, served with stuffing, bread sauce and all the trimmings. The menu also features Dan’s decadent cauliflower cheese (a must-try), along with dishes from the already-popular a la carte menu.
74-76 York Street, Marylebone, W1H 1QN
PUT YOUR PET BEHIND THE LENS HERE: The Hoxton
The Hoxton in Shoreditch is going dog friendly (yes that means they can join your sleepover), and to celebrate the team is hosting a Pooch Portrait Studio this Sunday. London-based pet photographer Rachel Oates will be on hand to snap your dog and create the perfect mantlepiece filler. Guests can grab a drink while they wait for their session, and pups won't be forgotten as they’ll walk away with a goodie bag full of treats to take home from the likes of Lily's Kitchen, Fetch and Follow, Aesop Animal and Pet Teezer.
81 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3HU; 23rd September
GET YOUR HANDS ON A BARGAIN HERE: Three Floor Sample Sale
From feminine silhouettes to dramatic styles, British brand Three Floor has been worn by some of the fashion world’s elite including Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Jamie Chung, Jessica Alba, Alessandra Ambrosio, Jolin Tsai and Taylor Swift. And this weekend, fashion house is throwing a sample sale at New Inn Yard in Shoreditch. The discounted wares will be available in sizes 4-14, and will include rails upon rails of must-have pieces. See you there.
31 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, EC2A 3EY; 21st-22nd September
BE A VIP HERE: La Bodega Negra
La Bodega Negra Cafe is offering SheerLuxe VIPs an exclusive six-taco menu, plus a hibiscus margarita, for £15 per person. The tasty tacos on offer include crispy pork belly with mango and chipotle salsa; duck and tamarind salsa; crispy chicken with serrano ham, chilli and alioli; fish and chips with salsa criolla and coriander alioli; Al Pastor with pina and salsa verde; and huitlacoche with salsa serrano. Each Friday and Saturday, DJs spin sets that are pumped up to the cafe from the restaurant: tacos, tequila and tunes – what more could you ask for? To get involved, sign up to be a SheerLuxe VIP below.
16 Moor Street, Soho, W1D 5NH
GET FIT FOR CHARITY HERE: South Place Hotel
This Sunday, Oitoo Fitness and South Place Hotel are pairing up to host a health and wellness day to raise funds for the mental health charity Mind. The event will take place in the hotel’s Secret Garden, where palm trees, waterfalls and a retractable roof will set the scene for a morning of stress-busting exercises and vinyasa flow yoga. In between classes, a handful of local brands will provide products to try and expert advice from the likes of Anatome oils, healthy drinks specialist Botanic Lab and Fresh Fitness Foods.
3 South Place, City, EC2M 2AF
WATCH THIS: Crazy Rich Asians
The first film in Hollywood for 25 years to feature an entirely Asian cast, this glossy rom-com has been on everyone’s radar since it was first announced. An adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel of the same name, Crazy Rich Asians takes the classic fairytale love story of a poor girl who falls for a prince and revamps it for the modern age – this lucky lady is thrown into the glamorous but bitchy world of the Singapore elite. It’s currently smashing the US box office, and with very good reason. Make sure to catch it yourself.
In cinemas now