10 things to do this weekend

This weekend is all about “Love, Eat… Exercise”. From new pop ups to discounted dinners, ditch the takeout and go for a meal out. And then, why not swing by our suggested exercise spots for an unconventional Sunday? Not convinced? Here’s – guaranteed – 10 of the best things to do this weekend.

1. Camden Town Brewery Tank Party

Fancy getting tanked up? Well this might just be the party for you! Camden Town Brewery is having a Tank Party…a free to enter, all-day event! And this year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever as they’ve extended it to a weekend affair. There’ll be live music, street food, arts and crafts, and of course, a LOT of beer. If you’re the type that likes to plan ahead, you can buy a ticket bundle for a tenner, which includes guaranteed entry before 5pm and three pints of tank fresh beer.

Sat 13th & Sun 14th October 2018
55-59 Wilkin Street Mews, London, NW5 3NN

2. Chips & Gravy Pop Up

A chips & gravy pop-up is opening in Spitalfields but this isn’t any old chip shop job, this is Canadian poutine – chips topped with cheese curds AND gravy. The pop-up won’t just serve up the classic poutine either, but lots of other specialities will be on the menu too. You’ll be able to wash all that down with Canadian beer and wine, and as well as all proceeds going to Great Ormond Street Hospital you could also win Air Canada flights. Count us in.

Sat 13th & Sun 14th October 2018
Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, London E1 6EW

Esquire Townhouse

3. Esquire Townhouse Returns

Esquire is jumping off of the page and into real life this October with the Esquire Townhouse with Breitling pop-up member’s club. You get FREE access (just make sure you register online) to the club, an entire floor of the townhouse, as standard but there’s a packed programme of speakers, events, experiences and masterclasses that you absolutely won’t want to miss. From bespoke furniture and blend of vintage and modern design elements, to the LG Signature Clubhouse, a sports bar with match screenings and the LG Signature Screening Room complete with Netflix, films and video games, there’s a lot to experience across the different floors. Sounds good right? Well, it gets even better because you can get 15% OFF tickets, across all events for the week, with the promo code LOTI15.

Fri 12th – Sun 14th October 2018
10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

Popies at Weeping Window The Imperial War Museum

4. The Poppies are back with ‘Weeping Window’

Remember the epic poppy installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ at the Tower of London back in 2014? Well, it’s coming back to London to coincide with the centenary of the end of WW1. Many of the 888,246 were auctioned off to raise money for military charities but the remainder were turned into two smaller installations, ‘Wave’ and ‘Weeping Window’, which travelled the country. And now ‘Weeping Window’, where the poppies fall down from a window and spread out, will be installed at the Imperial War Museum in what is set to be another beautiful and moving exhibit.

Sat 13th & Sun 14th October 2018
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ

Photo of model in Timberland boots for the Timberland Studio activity

5. The Timberland Studio Opens

Cosmopolitan and ELLE are teaming up with Timberland to open up a real-life space and they’re inviting all of you over to check out their new pad. Popping up in Covent Garden for three days, The Timberland Studio will host everything from dance sessions to styling sessions and so on. You’ll also be able to get involved yourselves with the art, mandala and self-confidence workshops and after all that you can cosy up with movies like Wonder Woman and a double bill of Bridget Jones, which will be screened across the weekend.

It’s totally FREE to get into The Timberland Studio, so you can pop in and kick back with some complimentary coffee, and all the events are free too – just make sure you book a spot!

Fri 12th – Sun 14th October 2018
9-11 Shorts Garden, London, WC2H 9AT

Food Platter at Caribbean Smokehouse

6. 25% off Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse

The weather is definitely getting colder but Levi Roots is turning up the heat at his Caribbean Smokehouse restaurant. As well as modern versions of Caribbean classics like curry goat and jerk chicken, Levi has put a spicy twist on burgers with the likes of the Star Bwoy, flame-grilled sirloin steak, BBQ burnt ends, and many more.

We’ve hooked up with Caribbean Smokehouse to offer you lot 25% OFF your bill plus a FREE Levi’s Reggae Rum Punch – that’s a mix of Wray & Nephew overproof rum, orange, pineapple, lime juice and strawberry syrup. Want in? Just drop your email in below and wait for the voucher to get pinged back to you.

Fri 12th – Sun 14th October 2018
Westfield, The Street, Montfichet Rd, London E20 1EJ

Thai Pizza

7. Yardsale Pizza x Farang

The Thai Society pizza combines that bangin’ Yard Sale double-fermented base with Farang’s sticky soy pork belly, burnt chilli sauce, sesame-lime ricotta, spring onions, pickled ginger and toasted pumpkin seeds. Errr YES PLEASE. This Thai-inspired beauty will be available for a whole month at all four Yard Sale Pizza locations in both 12″ and 18″… but you probs won’t wanna share it.

Fri 12th October – Sun 14th October 2018
Various locations

Actors in a scene from Journey to the Underworld

8. Take a Journey to the Underworld

Fresh off the back of their immersive Murder Express experience, Funicular is back at Pedley Street Station with their new dining adventure Journey to the Underworld. Claude the conductor and his assistant Gordy are on quest for redemption and eternal love, and you’ll have to help them along the way by trying to outsmart some rather frightening characters including the Gatekeeper, the Harbinger and the Dark One. During this dark fairytale, you can feast on a three-course menu designed by 2017 MasterChef The Professionals finalist Louisa Ellis, featuring black garlic gnocchi with wild mushrooms, guinea fowl breast with celeriac and chocolate ganache with honey ice cream.

We have 15% off tickets for you to use on the following dates and times:
Tuesday & Wednesday 6pm & 8.30pm
Saturday 1pm
Sunday 1pm
Get 15% off using code LOTI15.



Fri 12th October – Sun 14th November 2018
Arch 63 Pedley Street, London, E1 5BW

Ballet Class

9. Become a Prima Ballerina with BLOK

Always wanted to be a prima ballerina? Now’s your chance, minus the pink tutu, thanks to BLOK’s ballet technique workshop in Shoreditch. Run by Ellya, the two-hour class focuses on developing strength, flexibility and co-ordination using classical ballet techniques with a modern twist, including that all-important barre work, and ending with a routine enchaînment worthy of any prima ballerina. You’ll learn to execute a plié, arabesque and pirouette with proper technique and flair, all to a soundtrack of rhythmic contemporary music. Places are limited, so if you want in you’d better get booking!

Sun 14th October 2018, 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Principal Place, 2 Hearn Street, EC2A 3BR

10. Take a Ride at Peloton Pop Up

It’s been a big hit across the pond and now Peloton has landed in London, and you can try out the indoor cycling experience totally FREE. Peloton allows you to experience the excitement of a live ride in your own home thanks to their 14 daily live classes and 10,000+ on-demand classes, led by some of the world’s best instructors. And you can give it a go, for the first time in the UK, at Peloton House, an immersive home cycling pop-up with themed rooms and dual bike areas.

Until Sat 13th October 2018
11 Floral St, London, WC2E 9DH

Want more? Here’s what’s on in London.