WIN AN OVERNIGHT STAY:
The Mondrian X Jack Irving
To celebrate its first anniversary, the Mondrian has partnered with British fashion designer Jack Irving on a large inflatable sculpture at the front of the hotel in the shape of a rocket. There’s something in it for you, too – snap a photograph of yourself with the display using the hashtag #MondrianBirthdayBlast and you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win an overnight stay at the hotel’s penthouse suite, complete with breakfast at Laurel’s on the roof, dinner at its BiBo restaurant and welcome cocktails.
45 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PT
BOOK FOR A BOOZY BRUNCH:
Market Halls Bottomless Brunch
Bottomless brunches don’t get much better than this. Head over to Oxford Street’s Market Halls on Saturday at 2pm for a fun-filled afternoon. The party-style brunch offers St Germain elderflower cocktails on tap, plenty of delicious food – think cheese toastie lasagne, tacos and pork belly-topped eggs – and fun performances from in-house musicians that are guaranteed to get you dancing. You can also be in with a chance of winning a year’s supply of free brunches – just take a picture on the branded step at Market Halls and tag @DesignMyNight using the hastag #BrunchWeekender.
9 Holles St, Fitzrovia, W1G 0BD
REST & RECUPERATE:
Equinox Gong Space
Guaranteed to ease anxiety, improve sleep and boost your mood, this sound healing experience is a great way to reset. Hour-long classes can be booked from today. Throughout the session you’ll be lying on the floor with blankets and bolsters while being bathed in the healing vibrations of a gong. Think of it like a fast-track meditation session that will help you switch off. Spaces are limited, so be sure to book your spot.
Frameless Immersive Arts
Everyone will enjoy this sensory experience, but it’s a particularly good day out for the kids. Fun, vibrant colours and bold patterns will keep little ones distracted while you roam around this vast exhibition and take in work from the likes of Cézanne, Monet and Rembrandt. Separated by four themes, you’ll find rooms dedicated to ‘Beyond Reality’, ‘Colour in Motion’, ‘The World Around Us’ and ‘The Art of Abstraction’ – with each one showcasing different styles of art and graphics through the ages. Finish off at the Frameless Café Bar, where you can enjoy coffee, breakfast, sandwiches and sharing boards.
6, Marble Arch Place, Mayfair, W1H 7AP; from 7th October
GET YOUR FASHION FIX:
The Art of Elegance by Bil Donovan
Renowned fashion artist and illustrator Bil Donovan – best known as Christian Dior’s first ever artist in residence – has his own show in South Kensington. Head over to the Gray MCA gallery to see ‘The Art of Elegance’ exhibition showcasing some of his exceptional drawings – from special Estée Lauder commissions to Dior paintings that haven’t been seen before. The perfect way to spend a slow weekend.
4 Cromwell Pl, South Kensington, SW7 2JE
Release & Rise Wellbeing Day Retreat
Taking place on Sunday 9th October from 10am to 4pm, this wellbeing day retreat is ideal for weary souls in need of a boost. In East London, you’ll pick up tips and sample dishes from naturopathic chef Ally Weller, as well as taking part in movement and meditation workshops designed to help you refocus your mindset. Finally, a sound bath therapy session will leave you feeling totally relaxed and refreshed, and there’s even a wellness gift bag to take away.
161 Northwold Road, Clapton, E5 8RL
GET TICKETS FOR HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT:
Adventure Cinema – Spooktacular
Adventure Cinema is getting ready to celebrate all things ‘spooky’ at Osterley Park. Screenings will take place from 29th to 31st October, but tickets sell out fast, so get yours now to avoid disappointment. Choose your food and drink from one of the many stalls, then cosy up under blankets to watch the movie. The first film is The Lost Boys – a vampire classic starring Kiefer Sutherland and Corey Feldman – and it’s followed by Hocus Pocus and The Shining. As for the location, it more than makes for a creepy evening – you’ll be surrounded by an eerie house dating back to the 1570s.
Osterley Park, Isleworth, TW7 4RB
TRY A NEW WORKOUT:
Haymarket Hotel With Aqua Physical
If you’re bored of traditional high intensity interval training (HIIT), give FloatFit a go this weekend at the Haymarket Hotel. Combining yoga-inspired moves with popular HIIT moves, everything happens on the water – on top of a specially designed board called the Aquabase. It’s not for the fainthearted, but it’s guaranteed to work your entire body. Classes are only 30 minutes, and should be followed by a post-recovery brunch in the hotel’s Brumus restaurant – think poached eggs, baked waffles, sweetcorn chilli fritters and fresh fruit.
1 Suffolk Pl, Piccadilly, SW1Y 4HX
UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY:
Bloomsbury Flowers Workshops
Fancy getting creative this weekend? Drop by the Charlotte Street Hotel for a Bloomsbury flower workshop. In the session, you’ll pick up lots of tips on everything from placement to how to pair colours together, and you’ll also be given a demo of how to create your own hand-tied bouquet. There’s even a vase to take home with you to set up your creation at home. Once you’ve finished, you’ll be treated to a champagne brunch at the Oscar restaurant. A perfect way to spend time with your friends, your mum or a close relative.
15-17 Charlotte St., Fitzrovia, W1T 1RJ
LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC
Tom Misch at House of Vans
On Thursday 29th September at 7pm, British singer-songwriter Tom Misch is performing an exclusive gig at House of Vans. Fans can listen to some of Tom's most popular songs from his award-winning albums, including Geography, What Kinda Music, and Quarantine Sessions. The best part? Tickets are free – all you need to do to secure your spot is enter the ballot which closes at midnight on Saturday 24th September. If you can't make it to the venue, you can livestream the event on the Vans Europe Twitch channel from 9pm on Thursday 29th September.
House of Vans London, Arches, 228-232 Station Approach Road, SE1 8SW
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