What To Do This Weekend 30.06.22
What To Do This Weekend 30.06.22

What To Do This Weekend 30.06.22

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from Pride events and Wimbledon screenings to a new cinema opening, our What To Do This Weekend guide has plenty of options for everyone.
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SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE: The London Edition Pride Fundraiser Brunch

On Saturday 2nd July, designer Henry Holland and DJ Aimee Phillips are hosting a Pride fundraiser brunch at Berners Tavern at The London Edition hotel. Choose between two sittings (11.30am and 2.30pm) to enjoy a three-course drag brunch with live music, a charity raffle and special guest appearances from LA- based collective the House of Avalon. Tickets cost £45pp or £65pp with free-flowing cocktails, £10 of which will go to The Albert Kennedy Trust which supports young LGBTQ+ people who are homeless, living in a hostile environment or in housing crisis; and Switchboard, the LGBTQ+ helpline. Enter the raffle to WIN prizes from Daniel Fletcher, Bimini Bon Boulash, Anastasia Beverley Hills, and UGG. To book, contact Berners Tavern on +44 (0) 20 7908 7979.

10 Berners Street, Mayfair, W1T 3NP

Visit EditionHotels.com

MEET THE GIRLS: Pimm’s on the Piazza, Covent Garden

Covent Garden has opened a pop-up on its piazza where guests can watch Wimbledon matches on a big screen and order Pimm’s from a bar. Open until Sunday 10th July, the pop-up will serve classic Pimm’s as well as the brand’s new Sundowner Spritz made with prosecco, soda and raspberries. Take a seat on a deck chair or picnic bench and order snacks from the bar. Over the next week, shoppers can also visit Polo Ralph Lauren to shop the brand’s capsule Wimbledon collection or dine at Mariage Frères to try a cool dessert in the shape of a tennis ball.

Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 7AR

Visit CoventGarden.London


On Saturday 2nd July Duck & Dry in Mayfair will serve complimentary smoothies with any blow dry. Pop in before heading to Wimbledon to enjoy a strawberry smoothie made with strawberries, bananas, oat milk, and creamy Almond & Peanut Coco Nuccy. You’ll also be given miniature Nuccy nut butters to take home. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a mani or pedi while you’re there.

33 N Audley Street, Mayfair, W1K 6ZQ; 335-337 King's Road, Chelsea, SW3 5ES

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GO TO THE CINEMA: The Ealing Project

The Ealing Project has just opened in Ealing Broadway – the neighbourhood’s first cinema in 14 years. To celebrate the opening, the cinema is selling tickets for just £6 throughout July. During the day, visitors can make use of co-working spaces, meet friends for a coffee, and browse exhibitions by local artists, before settling down to watch a film in the evening. Not sure what’s on? Book tickets to Elvis from flamboyant filmmaker Baz Luhrmann or Top Gun: Maverick to see Tom Cruise back in the pilot seat. 

1 High Street, Ealing, W5 5DB

Visit EalingProject.co.uk

GET YOUR CULTURE FIX: Kensington & Chelsea Art Week

Kensington & Chelsea Art Week is in full swing, and there’s plenty to see and do over the weekend. Taking place at hundreds of venues across the borough, visitors can take part in workshops, see exhibitions and follow the art trail around the streets. Highlights include a poetry corner at the Royal Court theatre, an outdoor art installation by Azarra Amoy on Exhibition Road, and cool windows displays along the King’s Road.

Various sites.

Visit KCAW.co.uk


CELEBRATE PRIDE: Cîroc Iconic Ball at Koko

To celebrate 50 years of Pride, Cîroc is hosting a ball at Koko in Camden tonight – and there’s still time to get tickets. Hosted by Jack Mizrahi (co-writer of Netflix’s Pose), icons from the LGBTQ+ community will come together to battle in an epic ballroom competition across five categories, inspired by the five decades of the UK Pride movement. The CÎROC Iconic Ball will support the work of Not A Phase, a charity which supports trans and gender non-conforming communities across the UK, and will pay homage to three iconic members of the British LGBTQ+ community: activist Ted Brown, DJ Ritu and Vicki Lee co-founder of the Way Out Club – one of the UK’s longest running trans clubs. Tickets are free.

1A High Street, Camden, NW1 7JE

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HEAD TO THE THEATRE: Flamenco Festival at Saddler’s Wells

After a three-year hiatus, the Saddler’s Wells flamenco festival takes place this week until Sunday 3rd July. To celebrate 50 years of Pride, this year’s festival is a joyous celebration of gay identity – a refreshing contrast to traditional representations of masculinity in flamenco. This weekend, there are four shows to choose from, including An Ode to Time performed by María Pagés; Y Su Troupe, a flamenco show featuring the world renewed El Yiyo and a troupe of male dancers; and Los Voluble: Flamenco Is Not a Crime, a DJ set by Lilian Baylis Studio featuring dance and flamenco music.

Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, EC1R 4TN

Visit SadlersWells.com


WeTransfer has made a new documentary about the Olsen Twins. Before they became the powerhouse duo behind designer label The Row, Mary-Kate and Ashley were household names as children, starring in 90s shows like Full House and The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley. Created by award-winning documentary maker Zara Meerza, the film highlights the twins’ impact on millennial women, the resurgence of early 2000s pop culture, and a time when celebrities could retain mystery – unlike the social media era of today. 

Visit WePresent.WeTransfer.com


TRY NEW FLAVOURS: Carnaby Street Eat

Carnaby is hosting a street eat festival this weekend until Sunday 3rd July. There are over 60 participating restaurants offering special menus, promotions and masterclasses. Visitors can learn how to make cocktails at the 1940s-inspired bar Cahoots, make homemade dishes at Ugly Dumpling, and take part in a mixologist masterclass at Le Bab. Over the weekend, take advantage of special promotions like £5 dishes at Korean Dinner Party, The Good Egg, Marsha, Kolamba and Flare – to name a few – and 20% OFF at Bar Crispin and The Ganton Arms. 

Visit Carnaby.co.uk


Fitzrovia restaurant Lore of the Land has opened an al fresco pop-up on the banks of the River Thames for Henley Royal Regatta. The riverside spot will be open until Sunday 3rd July where diners can enjoy seasonal dishes while watching the race under a spacious canopy. Diners can enjoy wine, champagne and cocktails in the afternoon before DJs from London Disco Society and The House of Angels play music into the evening. On Sunday, guests can also enjoy one of the restaurant’s signature roast dinners. Tickets cost £50pp for all-day access; private riverside tables start from £200pp.

Visit LoreOnTheLam.com

SHOP UNIQUE ART: The Other Art Fair By Saatchi Art

The Other Art Fair by Saatchi Art is returning to King’s Cross this weekend. Taking place from Thursday 30th until Sunday 3rd July at West Handyside Canopy in King’s Cross, there’s an exciting line-up of independent and emerging artists to browse. With something for every budget, there are more than 100 exhibitors. On the day, you can even book an impromptu tattoo from one of the stalls, get involved in a range of immersive installations, and enjoy music from a series of DJs. Tickets start from £11.

1 Wharf Road, King’s Cross, N1C 4BZ

Visit TheOtherArtFair.com

VISIT THIS EXHIBITION: In the Black Fantastic Exhibition at Hayward Gallery

In the Black Fantastic at Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery is the UK's first major exhibition dedicated to the work of Black artists who use fantastical elements to address racial injustice and explore alternative realities. Showcasing new works through painting, photography, video, sculpture and mixed-media installations, it aims to bring the viewer into a world that bridges the gap between real life and the imaginary with elements of folklore, myth and science fiction. Exhibiting artists include Nick Cave, Ellen Gallagher, Rashaad Newsome, Chris Ofili, Tabita Rezaire and Wangechi Mutu. 

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX; until Sunday 18th September

Visit SouthbankCentre.co.uk

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