What To Do This Weekend: 26.05.22
What To Do This Weekend: 26.05.22

What To Do This Weekend: 26.05.22

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from pop-ups and shopping events to a new exhibition, our weekend guide has options for everyone.


The Maine has unveiled a terrace just in time for summer. Open for lunch, dinner and drinks, the space overlooks Mayfair’s Medici Courtyard with striped awnings, stylish wicker furniture and plenty of greenery. Menu highlights include oyster platters; lobster rolls with aioli and homemade potato chips; crab and avocado salad; chargrilled octopus with puttanesca sauce and chorizo oil; and short rib croquets with jalapeno aioli. Meanwhile, the classic cocktail menu features margaritas, spicy palomas and martinis.

Unit 6, Medici Courtyard, 20 Hanover Square, Mayfair, W1S 1JY

Visit TheMaineMayfair.com

FIND YOUR PERFECT SHIRT: With Nothing Underneath

Regular SL readers will know we love With Nothing Underneath’s boyfriend shirts and cotton sets for easy summer dressing, so we were excited to hear the brand has opened its first store in Belgravia this week. Customers can browse the new High Summer collection to shop oversized boyfriend shirts in soft pastel colours, new ‘Weekend’ shirts in seersucker fabrics, and matching linen two-pieces. We’ve got our eye on the striped blue sets. 

47 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, SW1W 9PP

Visit WithNothingUnderneath.com

TRY A NEW WORKOUT: The Rogue Room, Fabric

The Rogue Room has a new residency at Fabric nightclub in Farringdon. Set up by yogi Rozana Hall, the wellness brand offers classes for all abilities. The ‘Deep Redemption’ vinyasa yoga series starts on Saturday 28th May at 2pm, followed by classes on Friday nights, set against a backdrop of high-octane dance music. There are two sessions to choose from – the 6pm class is better for beginners, while those with some experience can book a slot at 7.15pm. Ideal if you like working out to up-tempo music, classes focus on breathing, meditation and moving the body to the sound of the beat. A great way to kick off the weekend, prices start from £28pp, although first timers can get £5 OFF their first class by subscribing to The Rogue Room. 

77A Charterhouse Street, Farringdon, EC1M 6HJ

Visit TheRogueRoom.com


This Welsh literary festival will bring together hundreds of speakers, writers and authors from across the world for a week of events and talks. In the foothills of the Brecon Beacons, guests can browse pop-up bookstores and watch Shakespeare plays by the Globe on Tour at Hay Castle. Other highlights include talks from author Elizabeth Day, influencer and writer Candice Brathwaite, and actors David Harewood and Benedict Cumberbatch.

26th May-5th June; The Drill Hall, 25 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5AD

Visit HayFestival.com

TRY GREAT VEGAN FOOD: Turnips Pop-Up At Galvin At Windows

This is your last chance… Galvin at Windows’ head chef Marc Hardiman has teamed up with Turnips chef Tomas Lidakevicius on a new vegan menu showcasing the best of seasonal veg. Only until Sunday 29th May, diners can enjoy a six-course meal at Mayfair’s Galvin at Windows featuring dishes like asparagus, morel mushrooms and nettles; celeriac ribbons with mint and capers; and macerated berries with lemon verbena. Available for lunch or dinner, the menu costs £99pp including wine pairings.

Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 1BE

Visit GalvinAtWindows.com


BOOK AHEAD: Nureyev Legend & Legacy

Tickets have just gone on sale for Nureyev Legend & Legacy at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, celebrating the legendary dancer Rudolph Nureyev. Over five nights from Monday 5th to Monday 12th September, the opening performance will be introduced live by former ballet dancer Dame Monica Mason and actor Ralph Fiennes. Then, 22 international dancers will pay homage to a different aspect of Nureyev’s life and work, from world-famous dancer to choreographer extraordinaire. Tickets start from £25.

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 5JF

Visit NureyevLegendAndLegacy.com

DINE AL FRESCO: Frank’s Café At Bold Tendencies

Bold Tendencies is a non-profit organisation based in Peckham that champions local artists and emerging talent. Its rooftop bar, Frank's Café, has just reopened for summer with an all-day menu featuring dishes like brown sugar hot wings; deep fried mackerel buns with paprika aioli and shaved cabbage; lamb kebabs with hot sauce and chill yogurt; and chicken thighs with pesto and ricotta. If you’d rather go for brunch, we recommend the peaches, ricotta and honey on toast, or Turkish fried eggs with a fresh juice or iced coffee.

7th-10th Floors Multi-Storey Car Park, 95a Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4TG

Visit BoldTendencies.com


Eve Lom is opening a pop-up store in Covent Garden to celebrate the launch of its Foaming Cream Cleanser. Customers can walk through an urban garden to try products from the range, take part in skincare masterclasses, and enjoy a complimentary skin consultation. You’ll also receive three personally prescribed travel samples to try at home. The first ten customers who visit the pop-up each day will also have the chance to WIN a free cleanser, and you’ll receive a FREE Travel Essentials Kit if you spend £150 in store. Don’t forget to post a picture on Instagram using the hashtag #LoveMeEveLom to enter a competition to WIN a product bundle worth £300.

18 Floral Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9DS

Visit EveLom.co.uk

LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC: Wembley Park x Busk In London 

Wembley Park has teamed up with grassroots initiative Busk In London for a series of live performances. Taking place every weekend until the end of September, guests can listen to music hosted by BBC Introducing – look out for up-and-coming acts from across London like Charlotte Campbell, Beth McCarthy and songwriter Sam Walwyn who’s previously performed for Sofar Sounds. Each act will perform on the new Sound Shell stage, inspired by Wembley Stadium’s design. Tickets are free.

Visit WembleyPark.com

GET GARDEN INSPO: Chelsea Barracks Spring Fair 

Chelsea Barracks is hosting its annual Spring Fair until Friday 27th May. This year’s theme is the 'Best of British', with garden seminars, an artisan market, sustainable flower installations and a food and drink market. Highlights include a talk from Chelsea Flower Show gold medallist Jo Thompson, floral and plant installations by Shane Connolly, and a ‘soil to table’ talk by The Land Gardeners. Stop by the artisan market to shop ceramic pots, British-grown plants and garden sculptures. Over in the food market, Nyetimber are taking care of the drinks. Tickets start from £10.

Visit ChelseaBarracks.com

VISIT THIS EXHIBITION: Best Of British At Maddox Gallery 

‘Best of British’ is a new group exhibition at Maddox Gallery, curated by Damien Hirst. It features works from a group of British artists who emerged in the 80s and went on to become award-winning names. Visitors can see David Hockney’s famous spring paintings, plus oil paintings by Harland Miller, Damien Hirst’s butterflies, and light installations by Chila Kumari Burman. Admission is free.

Until Sunday 19th June; 9 Maddox Street, Mayfair, W1S 2QE

Visit MaddoxGallery.com

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