What's On


11th August - 24th September 2023
Somerset House, Strand, London

My Runway Group, the community-led organisation that provides a platform for Black talent and business owners, is popping up at Somerset House with the Black In Carnaby Concept Store. The pop-up will showcase fashion, homeware, art, beauty products, literature and more from over 200 Black-owned businesses as well as hosting a series of talks, workshops and events designed to support and empower creatives in the Black community.


Until September 2023
310 Portobello Road, London

Two Notting Hill faves, The Pelican and Straker’s, have joined forces to take over the former Pizza East site on Portobello Road for the summer. Running Weds – Sun until September, at 310 Portobello you can get some of Thomas Straker’s famous wood-fired flatbreads, with toppings including lobster, fennel & chilli butter, Vesuvio tomato & oregano and girolles, garlic & parsley, alongside dishes like fritto misto, burrata & tomatoes, aubergine parm, and chicken schnitzel, all to be washed down with Aperol Spritzes, frozen margs and Palomas.


Until 6th September 2023
22D Ebury St, London SW1W 0LU
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

To accompany the release of Daphne Guinness’ latest music video ‘Hip, Neck, Spine’ directed by Nick Knight CBE, SHOWstudio is hosting the Drawing Daphne exhibition. The video features a range of looks from Daphne’s collection, chosen by fashion critic Alexander Fury, to reference Marlene Dietrich and Old Hollywood, including pieces from Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, John Galliano, Jon Paul Gaultier, Azzedine Alaïa, Christian Lacroix, Chanel and Philip Treacy. During the shoot Knight had twelve artists drawing Daphne live on set over three days of filming, with another eleven artists producing their own takes on some of the looks worn in the video, and a selection of these works are on display at the exhibition.


Brussels Wharf, Glamis Rd, London E1W 3TD
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

The Wapping Docklands Market is open every Saturday, located along the edge of the Shadwell Basin. As well as stalls packed with fresh produce, there are indie brands selling specialty coffee, flowers, wellness products, fresh bread, cheese, craft German beers, wine, cocktails and more. Plus, there’s seating for up to 100 people, live music and a range of street food vendors so you can really make a day of it.


10th July - 2nd August 2023
337 Acton Mews, London E8 4EA

Ana Gonçalves and Zijun Meng, the pair behind TĀTĀ Eatery, are in residence at The Sea, The Sea in Haggerston, taking over the chef’s table for four weeks. The duo will be showcasing their East meets West style of cooking, blending Mediterranean and Asian flavours using produce from The Sea, The Sea. TĀTĀ will be doing dinners on Mon – Weds evenings, with guest chefs coming in to cook on Mondays – Calum Franklin will be there on 17th July, Jan Ostle from Wilson’s in Bristol is cooking on 24th July, and Niall Davidson will be in the house on 31st July.


18th July - 3rd September 2023
1 Priestley Way, London E17 6AL
  • Monday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 10:30 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM

You don’t need to go to the seaside this summer (well, unless you want to of course) because it’s coming to you. Walthamstow is becoming ‘Walthamstow-on-Sea’ until September as Big Penny Social is transforming its terrace into a British seaside resort. Kitted out with deckchairs, sand pits and private beach huts, the pop-up beach is open all week for Londoners to soak up the sun with classic fish & chips, soft-serve ice cream, draught beers and frozen cocktails. There’ll also be a programme of family-friendly entertainment during the day and live DJs in the evening.


16th September 2023 - 11th February 2024
224-238 Kensington High St, London W8 6AG
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The Design Museum is teaming up with the British Fashion Council to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its NEWGEN programme by hosting one of the largest surveys of contemporary fashion in the UK. REBEL: 30 Years of London Fashion will showcase the work of young designers, like Molly Goddard, Wales Bonner, Christopher Kane, Simone Rocha, Erdem and JW Anderson, who have changed the fashion landscape in the UK and beyond. Over 100 garments will be on show, including Bjork’s iconic swan dress, a Steven Stokey Daley outfit worn by Harry Styles in his ‘Golden’ video, and a replica of the HARRI inflatable latex suit worn by Sam Smith at this year’s BRIT Awards, alongside films, drawings, memorabilia and archive material from a range of UK-based designers.


Until 30th July 2023
8 Market Street, London E1 6DT

Founded by Nicole Compen, raye the store is a concept grocery store that showcases products across food, drink and wellness that all have a clear purpose and strong design. The latest edition of the pop-up shop in Spitalfields features products from a whole host of innovative brands, 80% of which are vegan and 90% of which are from the UK, including TCHA, The Oh Collective, Wear ‘Em Out, Candour Wine, Radiant Foods and Sunny & Luna. There’s also an ice cream bar from Araw London, stocked with a range of the brand’s inventive flavours such as Puto Bumbong (a traditional Filipino rice dessert), Ube Halaya (purple yam), Basque Cheesecake and Roasted Banana with Tahini Fudge.


29th July - 23rd September 2023
Open Air Theatre Inner Circle, London NW1 4NU

Tim Sheader is reviving Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein’s classic musical La Cage aux Folles for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. The production (based on the film of the same name) tells the story of a gay couple, drag nightclub owner Georges and his partner Albin, and their son Jean-Michel, who causes chaos when he brings home his fiancé and her ultra-conservative parents.


Until October 2023
23 Charlotte Street, London

Following the Poon’s supper club at Carousel for Chinese New Year, Amy Poon is popping up at No. 23, its incubator space next door, with Poon’s Wontoneria. At lunchtimes, the Wontoneria will be serving up a range of Poon’s signature handmade wontons in chilli vinegar dressing, including pork & bamboo shoot; chicken thigh, woodear mushroom, water chestnut & ginger; and jackfruit, tofu, cabbage, carrot, woodear mushroom & water chestnut, with a wonton noodle bowl on as a daily lunch special. You’ll also be able to pick up some of those cult Poon’s sauces, like the WO Sauce, Chilli Vinegar Dressing and Extraordinary Chilli Oil. From 21st June, the Wontoneria will be running a dinner service, featuring the wontons (of course) plus dishes like wok-fried wind-dried pork sausage; piggy ear terrine with garlic vinegar; youtaio (Chinese churros) with Poon’s WO Sauce; pickled carrot, cucumber, radish & rice wine vinegar; and Ode to Fuschia, chilled silken tofu, avocado & century egg. You’ll be able to pair those with Pooña Coladas, yuzu chilli crystal margs and sparkling Darjeeling whisky highballs.


10th - 30th July 2023
400 Oxford St, London W1A 1AB
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Selfridges has teamed up with online clothes exchange community LOANHOOD to launch a Swap Shop at their Oxford Street flagship. From 10th July, Selfridges shoppers can drop by with their pre-loved clothes and trade them in for tokens which they can then use to ‘shop’ a curated selection of secondhand pieces. A team of experts will be at the totally circular concept to value the items brought in by customers, and you’ll be able to exchange up to five pieces worth a value of £50 – £300. This will mark the first time Selfridges has ever run an initiative like this and it may be the last; the pop-up is on for just three weeks, so don’t miss out.


11th - 31st July 2023
199-206 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BD
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: Closed

It’s the city’s favourite meme account and essential reading for anyone spending time in East London, and now @real_housewives_of_clapton is becoming really real with a limited-time collab at La Cave in Holborn. The subterranean bar that specialises in low-intervention wine has teamed up with RHOC to put together a menu inspired by the Instagram account’s tongue-in-cheek, satirical posts about London in the 2020s. Expect to see the likes of the Housewives’ Dinner (skewered Perelló olives, pickle chilli, Ortiz anchovies), Crisp Sandwich (focaccia, truffle mayo, Torres truffle crisps, prosciutto, rocket, fresh mozzarella), and Beans On Toast (sourdough toast, Mutti tomato, white beans, garlic & herbs) on the menu. Of course, there’ll be plenty of orange and biodynamic wines to pair it all with – chin chin!

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