Nessa Pride Party
Newly opened Soho members club 1 Warwick is hosting a Pride party on Saturday 1st July at its ground-floor restaurant Nessa. Guests can look forward to cocktails, DJs on the deck and dancing into the early hours. From noon, there will be a line-up of DJs curated by drag queen Mars Montana, as well as ‘shot queens’ on hand with drinks. Special cocktails include ‘Give Me Love’ featuring vodka, redcurrant puree, hibiscus syrup and blood orange and elderflower tonic. In partnership with Casamigos and 1 Warwick, Gay Times will be hosting its Post Pride Parade Party at the venue’s rooftop – Yasmin – with a host of LGBTQ+ VIPs and allies, and DJ sets from Absolute and friends. If you’re passing by on Brewer Street, there will be a pop-up bar serving cocktails from East London Liquor Co.
86 Brewer Street, Soho, W1F 9UB
BRING THE GIRLS:
Park Fair Shopping Festival
Shopping festival Park Fair will return to Great Tew Estate in Oxfordshire this weekend. From Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July, visitors can shop fashion and lifestyle brands like Seraphina London, Jigsaw, Pink City Prints, Pom London, Natasha Hulse Design, Albie & Pearl and Fermoie. Bobbi Brown is hosting a glow-up space for makeovers and masterclasses, while stylists will be available for quick hair dos and nail art. Visitors can also expect live music, street food and drinks, while little ones will be entertained with unlimited fairground rides and other activities. Tickets start from £18.
The Great Tew Estate, Ledwell Road, Great Tew, OX7 4AF
WORK OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE:
lululemon Yoga Class at BST Hyde Park
On Tuesday 4th July from 7pm, lululemon will be hosting an outdoor yoga event at BST Hyde Park. Grab your tickets for an evening of exercise, meditation and live music from special guests. The session will be led by lululemon yoga ambassador Sanchia Legister, with ambassador Charlie Dark on the decks. Tickets cost £10 and all proceeds will be donated to Global Mental to raise awareness and increase support for mental health services around the world.
Hyde Park, West End, W2 2UH
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX:
Barbiecore Exhibition at ME Hotel, Strand London
UK pop artist Emma Gibbons, who’s worked with the likes of Damien Hirst, opens a ‘Barbiecore’ exhibition today at ME Hotel, Strand London. A nod to Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie movie, the show includes some of Emma’s signature pop art prints (Margot Robbie even owns one) as well as a huge glitter pill sculpture made from over 100,000 handmade glitter and resin-filled pills – encouraging visitors to reflect on consumerism and addiction, the latter being present throughout Emma's life both personally and within her family.
336-337 The Strand, West End, WC2R 1HA, until 29th August
CATCH A FREE FILM:
Everyman Pop-Up at King's Cross
Everyman’s Screen on the Canal by Jaguar returns to King's Cross for another series of free outdoor screenings. Over the next few weeks, guests can sit on beanbags or picnic blankets by the canal to watch films on the big screen. Family favourites include Matilda, Lyle Lyle Crocodile, Jumanji, Beauty and the Beast, Moana and Fantastic Mr. Fox, while other films include Dreamgirls, Elvis, Mamma Mia!, Mean Girls and Bend it like Beckham. There will also be live screenings of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, film-themed fitness classes and breathing workshops throughout the summer.
King's Cross Canal Side Green Steps, Regent's Canal Towpath, King’s Cross, N1C 4PQ; until 6th August
ENJOY A DAY BY THE RIVER:
Chinawhite x Christabel's at Henley Royal Regatta
Members club Christabel's has teamed up with nightclub Chinawhite for a VIP enclosure space at Henley Royal Regatta. From today until Sunday 2nd July, dozens of teams will race along the river – with semi-finals and finals taking place at the weekend. On Friday 30th June, Christabel's is throwing a party with Moët & Chandon featuring welcome drinks and live entertainment. General tickets throughout the week (£75pp) include access to five bars, food stalls and luxury bathroom facilities.
White Hill, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2LY
PARTY IN SOHO:
Israeli restaurant Miznon is teaming up with queer Jewish collective Buttmitzvah for a special Pride party on Saturday 1st July. Between 11am and 4pm, guests can expect drag queens, klezmer music, chair-lifting, and lots of pita bread and hummus. Choose brunch dishes from the menu before performances from Buttmizvah residents Gaye Rimmer and Ash Kenazi. There’s also a special cocktail, ‘The Proudest Grapefruit’, made with East London Liquor vodka, grapefruit, sage and prosecco – 50% of all proceeds from the cocktail will be donated to a trans-led grassroots charity Not A Phase. You don’t need a ticket to get involved – just turn up on the day.
8 Broadwick Street, Soho, W1F 8HW
LEARN ABOUT THE FUTURE:
Who's Looking After Me?
King’s College London’s Science Gallery has opened an exhibition that explores artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on our lives – both today and in the future. Created by artists, researchers, patients, young people and technologists, the free, interactive exhibition is a nuanced look into the parts of life that are already informed by AI, from the justice system and healthcare sector to love, politics, pet care and the daily commute. Look out for an inflatable, huggable robot that responds to human behaviour using AI…
Great Maze Pond, Borough, SE1 9GU
MEET THE GIRLS:
Peckham Arches is the new south London opening to have on your radar. The al fresco spot has launched a Middle Eastern-inspired BBQ menu featuring meat, fish and veg cooked over the grill. Grab a table with the girls in the sunshine to try dishes like charred squash with yellow courgettes, beetroot, feta and zaatar; roasted chicken with ’nudja sauce and roasted tomatoes; lamb koftas with tzatziki, harissa and homemade flatbreads; and grilled whole sea bream. Pop into Skylarking, its sister venue next door, for DJs every Friday and Saturday night and the pub quiz on Tuesday nights.
Unit 4-5 Dovedale Trading Estate, Peckham, SE15 4QN