What To Do This Weekend 22.06.23
What To Do This Weekend 22.06.23

What To Do This Weekend 22.06.23

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from pop-ups and sample sales to a new immersive exhibition, our weekend guide has plenty of options for everyone.


My Wardrobe HQ Sample Sale

Luxury rental platform My Wardrobe HQ is hosting a sample sale in Notting Hill with thousands of clothes, accessories and homeware items on offer – most of which are priced under £50. Visit St Peter’s Church today until Saturday 24th June to shop brands like Love Shack Fancy, Harmur, Perfect Moment, Aspiga, Lisou, Chinti and Parker, Serena Bute, Bottega Veneta and Rotaro. You’ll also find a selection of homeware, lifestyle, beauty and food brands there, including Addison Ross, Pow Food and Iraye Skincare. Don’t forget to enjoy free refreshments at the Farm Girl pop-up either. 

St Peter’s Church, Notting Hill, W11 2PN; 10am-5pm

Visit MyWardrobeHQ.com


Aldi Wine Tasting Experience

Aldi has won numerous awards for its wines, so we were pleased to hear the supermarket is opening the doors to one of its English vineyards for wine tastings. On Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September, Lyme Bay Winery in South Devon will welcome visitors for a special tour and tasting. To celebrate English Wine Week, you have until Sunday 25th June to purchase tickets which cost – wait for it – just £2.67 (the price of a glass of their award-winning English Sparkling). Tickets include a tour of the vineyard, an Aldi English wine-tasting, and a goody bag which includes a full-size bottle of fizz and some nibbles to accompany it.

Shute Road, Axminster, Devon, EX13 7PW

Visit Aldi.co.uk



Scott’s, Mayfair

Scott’s in Mayfair has opened a summer terrace in partnership with Bird in Hand Wine. The terrace has been decked out with beautiful floral displays and there’s a limited-edition Bird in Hand wine list featuring a selection of white and rosé wines. Enjoy a glass with Scott’s signature dishes which includes plates from the raw bar, shellfish platters and a selection of seafood dishes.  

20 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K 2HE

Visit Scotts-Mayfair.com


Häagen-Dazs Pop-Up

Häagen-Dazs recently closed its Leicester Square store, so if you’ve missed your West End ice-cream fix, you’ll be pleased to hear the brand has opened a pop-up at John Lewis’ flagship store on Oxford Street. Visitors can choose from flavours like salted caramel, strawberry cheesecake and cookies and cream, as well as tubs from the new Häagen-Dazs x Pierre Hermė Macaron collection. You’ll also find exclusive flavours not usually  in the UK, including cookie dough chip, and a selection of sorbets.

300 Oxford Street, West End, W1C 1DX

Visit Haagen-Dazs.co.uk


National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery closed its doors in 2020 to undergo a major refurbishment but it will reopen on Thursday 22nd June with an exciting line-up of exhibitions and new portraits of some of Britain’s most recognisable faces, from King Charles III to rapper Stormzy. Four exhibitions will run this year, including one centred on the life and career of 20th-century female photographer Yevonde Life, who pioneered the use of colour photography in the 1930sThere will also be an exhibition on Paul McCartney, featuring rediscovered archival images taken from 1963 to 1964 (from 28th June). Other exhibitions later in the year will focus on David Hockney and the Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize.

St. Martin's Place, West End, WC2H 0HE

Visit NPG.org



Bimini Bon Boulash x House of Trash

Iconic drag queen Bimini Bon Boulash will host The Standard’s inaugural pre-Pride Apéritif party on Friday 30th June with House of Trash to raise funds for trans-led, grassroots charity, Not A Phase. Guests can head to the hotel’s tenth-floor bar Sweeties to party under the disco ball. DJs Hilit Kolet, Grace Sands and Fidel will play music until the early hours. Tickets cost £10, which will be donated to charity. 

10 Argyle Street, King’s Cross, WC1H 8EG

Visit Dice.fm


The Henley Regatta Hidden Garden

Henley Regatta kicks off next week. Plan ahead and get your tickets now for a fun day out with the girls. Drinks brand BZZD Energy Tonic can be found at Hidden Garden pop-up along the river bank. Guests can watch he regatta from the comfort of a sofa on the terrace. Book private areas or pop in for drinks. Visitors can look forward to live music and evening entertainment throughout the week. 

Remenham Lane, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 3DA

Visit FindTheHiddenGarden.com


Heal’s x Create Academy Workshops

Furnishing brand Heal’s has teamed up with Create Academy for a series of workshops at its newly opened Tottenham Court Road store. Guests can try everything from pottery to floral arranging, all led by experts in gardening, decorative arts, interiors and food. On Saturday 24th June at 11am, there’s a workshop with block printer Molly Mahon, where attendees can learn how to experiment with colour and pattern using carved floral wooden blocks. You’ll use motifs taken from Molly’s latest collection of block prints, featuring dahlias, mughlas, vases and wide stripes. You’ll also learn how to create your own set of hand-printed stationery to take home. Tickets cost £55.

196 Tottenham Court Rd, West End, W1T 7LQ

Visit CreateAcademy.com


Planet Summer

Southbank Centre kicked off its climate activism festival yesterday. The summer-long programme incudes talks, events, workshops, performances and DJ sets centred on the climate emergency and how we can make positive changes that lead to a big impact. On Friday 23rd June from 7pm there’s a talk on activism and art making, followed by a key-note presentation on Saturday 23rd at 3pm, reflecting on the context of the UK’s Illegal Migration Bill. On Sunday 31st July, there’s a talk from climate activist Greta Thunberg. Tickets start from £10.

Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX

Visit SouthbankCentre.co.uk



Illusionaries is the new immersive experience to have on your radar. Opening on Thursday 22nd June in Canary Wharf, the event’s theme is ‘Memories of a Dead Poet’ featuring a 40-minute multisensory art exhibition set across three galleries. All the work on display is by artist and poet Arash Irandoust – a former monk who now creates video installations to challenge ideas on perspective through light, sound and movement. Tickets cost £38.

Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf, E14 5AR

Visit Illusionaries.com

Fashion. Beauty. Culture. Life. Home
Delivered to your inbox, daily