What To Do This Weekend 27.10.22
What To Do This Weekend 27.10.22

What To Do This Weekend 27.10.22

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from pop-ups and shopping events to day parties at a seriously cool nightclub, our weekend guide has options for everyone.


Objects Of Desire: Surrealism & Design At Design Museum

Design Museum has just opened the UK’s largest ever exhibition on surrealism. Featuring over 350 artworks, sculptures and curios created between 1924 to the present day, it also shows how the movement influenced design, from decorative arts and furniture to fashion, photography and film. Visitors can see some of the world’s most famous surrealist paintings and sculptures – like Dalí’s ‘Lobster Telephone’ and Man Ray’s ‘The Gift’ – alongside dozens of contemporary pieces of art and design. Many of the objects on show are on loan from the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, with other pieces on loan from private collections. Don’t miss Magritte’s innovative painting and sculpture ‘This is a Piece of Cheese’. Tickets cost £16.80.

224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 6AG; until 19th February

Visit DesignMuseum.org


The Beams

You might have already spotted it on Instagram, but if you’re late to the party, The Beams is the new venue to have on your radar. Created by Broadwick Live – the same team behind Printworks and Drumsheds – the 5,000-capacity venue is set in an impressive industrial space that revolves around a stage lit up by a huge light construction that ‘beams’ down on the DJ booth. There’s an exciting line-up of day parties and DJ performances to look forward to, including The Haçienda (Saturday 29th October); Jamie Jones featuring Chris Stussy and Manda Moor (Saturday 19 November); and MK with special guests (Saturday 10th December). Tickets start from £24.50.

Thameside Industrial Estate, West End of Thames Refinery, Factory Road, Silvertown, E16 2HB

Visit TheBeamsLondon.com



Bun House’s Spiced Pumpkins

Inspired by 1960s Hong Kong, Cantonese restaurant Bun House has created a limited-edition steamed bun for Halloween. Available for delivery or collection, the sweet spiced buns are filled with roasted pumpkin cream with star anise, cinnamon and cloves, cased in a soft pumpkin-shaped bun – perfect for a spooky tablescape or sweet treat. We recommend booking ahead to order a takeaway consisting of sticky savoury buns, dumplings and wontons.

26-27 Lisle Street, Chinatown, WC2H 7BA 

Visit Bun.House


Stranger Sings! The Musical

If you were hooked by the last series of Stranger Things, this one’s for you. This new musical is a parody of the Netflix show – and it’s just opened at Waterloo’s The Vaults theatre after a successful Broadway run. The sci-fi spoof features an original Stranger Things storyline set in 1980s Hawkins, Indiana, with a mix of original and parody songs, dancing, heavy synth, and plenty of pop culture references. Visitors can even buy themed cocktails, including ‘Dem-Eggo-Gorgons’ ‘Tootsie Rolls’ and 80s-inspired frozen banana slushies. To make the musical accessible for everyone, visitors will be asked to pay what they can every Wednesday to Sunday, with tickets starting from just £3.

Launcelot Street, Waterloo, SE1 7AD; until Sunday 15th January

Visit TheVaults.London


Rose Inc x Space NK Pop-Up

Regular SL readers will know we love Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s beauty brand
Rose Inc, so we were excited to hear it’s opened a pop-up in Covent Garden in collaboration with Space NK. Visitors can shop a range of the brand’s new make-up and skincare products, take part in beauty masterclasses and even have products personalised by illustrator Nina Fuga. Make-up artist Katie Jane Hughes will also be in store from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th October, while Rosie herself will be dropping in throughout the week. Look out for the refillable lipstick shades and eyeshadows.

7 James Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8BH; until Sunday 30th October

Visit RoseInc.com


Candlelight: Hans Zimmer's Best Works At Central Hall Westminster

Tickets have just gone on sale for a special candlelit performance of Hans Zimmer's music at Central Hall Westminster. Perfect for a romantic date night, guests can listen to a range of songs by the German composer on Saturday 5th November, performed by a live string quartet. Expect to hear soundtracks and songs from Hollywood films like Pirates of the Caribbean, The Holiday, Inception and The Da Vinci Code, as well as other well-known classics. If you can’t make it next week, there are also performances in December and January. Tickets start from £25pp.

Storey's Gate, Westminster, SW1H 9NH

Visit FeverUp.com


Prêt-À-Portea At The Berkeley

Treat yourself this weekend to the Berkeley’s AW22 Prêt-à-Portea collection – a playful selection of couture cakes inspired by fashion houses and brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier and Harris Reed. Available as part of the hotel’s afternoon tea menu (£75pp), diners can try catwalk-inspired creations including a vanilla cheesecake in the shape of a Christopher Kane floral gown; a black forest gateau in the shape of a Ralph Lauren coat; and a cassis bavarois with a blackcurrant filling made to look like Gaultier’s denim couture gown. The tea also includes a selection of classic canapés and sandwiches, plus a selection of loose-leaf teas.

Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RL; until Monday 2nd January

Visit The-Berkeley.co.uk


A Place To Call Home By London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off a music series at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall this week. Over the coming months, there are several shows to choose from, each following the theme of ‘A Place to Call Home’, which explores the idea of home in relation to refugees, homeless people and displaced families. On Saturday 29th October, there’s a Richard Strauss violin concerto performed by Arabella Steinbacher, followed by a saxophone concerto on Wednesday 2nd November, when soloist Joe Lovano will perform a special piece written by Douglas J Cuomo – the composer of the Sex and the City theme music. Tickets start from £14.

Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX

Visit LPO.org.uk



Veronica Beard Haberdashery Pop-Up

Veronica Beard only opened the doors to her Mayfair store a few months ago, but she’s now launched a haberdashery pop-up with V V Rouleaux, where customers can create bespoke pieces using the brand’s trims, ribbons and flowers. Choose a piece from the AW22 collection – including coats, jackets, and jeans – before visiting the haberdashery and getting a drink at the bar while you wait for your creation to be made. There’s also an edit of vintage t-shirts sourced by stylist and pre-loved fashion guru Bay Garnett, all of which are available to customise.

27 Bruton Street, Mayfair, W1J 6QN; until Wednesday 30th November

Visit VeronicaBeard.com

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