MEET THE GIRLS FOR BRUNCH:
Town Hall Hotel
Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green has created a Sunday brunch menu at its restaurant Corner Room. Diners can sit in the light and bright dining room lined with indoor plants from 11.30am to 2pm to enjoy classic brunch dishes, coffee and cocktails. Menu highlights include burrata with sundried tomatoes and herbs; grilled kippers with spinach and butter; and pancakes with berry compote, crème fraîche and maple syrup. You can also choose order full English or vegetarian breakfasts.
Patriot Square, Bethnal Green, E2 9NF
HAVE A PICNIC:
Grey Goose Essences x Annie’s Ibiza Season of Spritz Series
Grey Goose Essences has teamed up with Annie’s Ibiza to host a special picnic at Fulham Palace on Saturday 31st July. To celebrate National Picnic Month, ticketholders can try four cocktails each, all made with the new Grey Goose Essences range, and enjoy grazing platters from Grape & Fig. You can also take part in garden games like skittles and explore the palace grounds. All ticketholders will also receive a handbag from the brand’s collaboration with Annie’s Ibiza. There are three time slots to choose from: 12.30-2.30pm, 3-5pm and 5.30-7.30pm. Tickets cost £260 for a four-person table or £390 for a six-person table.
Bishop’s Avenue, Fulham, SW6 6EA
WATCH A BALLET AT HOME:
Royal Opera House Cinema Season
Royal Opera House is screening 13 productions at cinemas around the UK this summer. As part of its biggest cinema season ever, you can watch productions from the Royal Ballet and the Royal Opera at over 1,300 cinemas around the world over the next few months, including Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. Later in August, tune into operas including La Traviata, Rigoletto and Madame Butterfly.
BOOK YOUR TICKET:
Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show at Roundhouse
This new show celebrates the weird and wonderful world created by fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Featuring performances from actors, dancers and circus artists, the show charts Gaultier’s journey to becoming one of the fashion world’s most significant icons. By way of a soundtrack, there’s disco, funk, pop, rock and new wave punk that has inspired Gaultier over the years. Tickets start from £15.
Chalk Farm Road, Kentish Town, NW1 8EH
DISCOVER NEW BRANDS:
Raye the Store Pop-Up, Covent Garden
Wellness shop Raye the Store is hosting a pop-up in Covent Garden until Saturday 31st July. Shoppers can browse over 100 new health and wellness brands – some of which you won’t find elsewhere – plus food, drinks and beauty products. Look out for SuperGood chocolate, Pep & Lekker snacks, Onsuri extra virgin olive oil, Flex Keto porridge, and supplements by The Herbtender.
18 Floral Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9DS
GET A HAIR CUT:
Timothy David Hair Pop-Up
Celebrity hair stylist Timothy David has opened a pop-up salon in a vintage 1969 Airstream trailer in Paddington’s Merchant Square. Timothy has worked on a few A-listers’ hair over the years (like Gillian Anderson) so this is your chance to get a trim from an industry legend. Book a slot for a cut and colour, blow dry or styling session. Prices start from £35.
Timothy David Studio, Merchant Square, Paddington, W2 1BF
BRING THE KIDS:
Earls Court Open-Air Cinema
Underbelly Festival Earls Court has turned itself into an outdoor cinema for the rest of summer, complete with its own beach, street food traders and pop-up bars. Screenings will run at 4pm and 7.30pm every day until September with additional showings at 12.30pm at weekends. The best part? All films are free and there’s even complimentary table service as you watch classics like Blade Runner or The Goonies – or take the kids to watch Paddington 2 or Encanto. Enjoy deckchairs as you sip G&Ts from Tarquin Cornish Gin’s pop-up, while kids can choose from soft drinks and smoothies.
Empress Place, Earls Court, SW6 1TT
ENJOY FRIDAY-NIGHT DINNER:
For authentic dishes served in a seriously cool venue, Polentina in east London is the name to know. This small canteen-style restaurant is housed on the first floor at eco clothing factory ApparelTasker in Bow. On Tuesdays to Fridays, diners can try simple Italian and Austrian dishes served in the dining room – and the team host regular supper clubs every month. On Fridays, there’s a dinner service until 11pm when guests are treated to dishes like ricotta and pea salad; aubergine parmigiana; zuppa di pesce with mussels, prawns and monkfish; and citrus custard crostata.
1 Bowood House, Empson Street, Bow, E3 3LT
TOAST TO THE WEEKEND:
Aqua Nueva x Veuve Clicquot Terrace
Spanish restaurant Aqua Nueva has created an outdoor terrace with Veuve Clicquot to celebrate the champagne house’s 250th anniversary. Available for reservation and walk-ins, the terrace has an exclusive drinks and tapas menu – ideal for Friday nights with the girls. There’s also a VIP lounge for special occasions. Order a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label or Rosé, and treat yourself to small dishes like tomato bread, wild mushroom croquettes and spicy fried chicken with paprika aioli.
5th Floor, 240 Regent Street, Soho, W1F 7EB
Quo Vadis & Friends: Part 2
Soho members club and restaurant Quo Vadis (headed up by chef Jeremy Lee) is hosting another series of monthly chef takeovers. On Wednesday 3rd August, Dalston grill Mangal 2 will take to the kitchen to showcase a selection of Turkish dishes. Open to members and non-members, the supper will take place in the private dining room on the restaurant’s second floor, before guests move down into the QV Club for the evening. If you can’t make it next week, book ahead for the next supper on Wednesday 28th September to try dishes by Hang Fire, followed by Jackson Boxer on Wednesday 19th October. Tickets cost £X.
26-29 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 3LL
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