10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND

Restaurants, pubs, bars, rooftops and cinemas have been allowed to open again – with social distancing measures in place of course – and so have London’s galleries and museums. There’s lots of food and drink to be had, pop-ups to visit and exhibitions, so check out all these things to do this weekend.

1. Peter Pilotto Sample Sale

Peter Pilotto is known for its digital prints, bold colourways and sculptural pieces and is a brand beloved by the likes of Beyonce, Carey Mulligan and Kristen Stewart. Princess Eugenie even got the designers to do her royal wedding dress, so they’re kind of a big deal. And now you can have some Peter Pilotto in your wardrobe too thanks to this rare sample sale with up to 90% OFF. A wide variety of unique catwalk pieces, one-off production samples and excess ready-to-wear, accessories, bags, shoes and jewellery in a range of sizes will be on sale, as will some exclusive runway show pieces in sizes 8, 10 and 12. These have never been available to the public before, so this is a chance to snap up some real special garments – just make sure you book a time slot.

Sat 8th August 2020, 11am – 5pm
The Music Room, 26 South Molton Lane, London, W1K 5LF
themusicroom.co.uk
peterpilotto.com


2. Sauce de France Supper Club

Chef Nick Stuart, who’s worked at the likes of Hix and Perilla, is celebrating the best of French food with this Sauce de France supper club at Ridley Road Social Club in Dalston. After being inspired by a year in France where he worked in the mountains, in the South during summer and in a Michelin-starred Paris kitchen, Nick is ready to show off French food through the medium of sauce. The five course menu will focus on the sauce, with dishes including brioche stuffed comte, confit duck and asparagus hollandaise; red snapper with bisque; and roast chicken with drip pan potatoes, salad and mayo. SAUCY INDEED. It’s £35 for the set menu, it’s BYOB and you can book for dinner or lunch by dropping them an email here.

Sat 8th August 2020, 7pm
Sun 9th August 2020, 2pm
First Floor, 89 Ridley Rd, Dalston, London E8 2NH
@saucedefrance


3. Bike to Camden for Free Beer

Being out in the fresh air, getting some exercise and avoiding public transport are all excellent reasons to be out on a bike but in case you needed one more, Camden Town Brewery is giving away FREE BEER to anyone who cycles to their pop-up garden in Kentish Town. The giveaway is in honour of the low-ABV Ride On Ginger Radler, a new collab brew with MOJU which sees Hells Lager blended with their ginger and lemon juice. And if you’re not able to cycle down to the pop-up, you can buy the limited edition Radler online.

Sat 8th & Sun 9th August 2020
55-59 Wilkin Street Mews, London, NW5 3NN
camdentownbrewery.com


4. Jamii at Boxpark

Jamii, the online marketplace and discount card for Black-owned businesses in the UK, is running a pop-up for the first time at Boxpark Shoreditch. Over 20 Black British brands, including Diaspora Socks, Everyday Froday, Kiya Cosmetics, Afrocenchix, Bespoke Binny, Tihara Smith and Lanji Candles, will be showcased at the shop with discounts of up to 20% for those who have a Jamii Card (you’ll also be able to sign up for one in store too). Check out even more Black-owned businesses here.

Sat 8th & Sun 9th August 2020
2-10 Bethnal Green Rd, Hackney, London E1 6GY
lovejamii.com


5. Check out Farm Girl

West London cafe chain Farm Girl is heading East, popping up on Hoxton Street of all places. The Aussie inspired all-day breakfast, brunch, and lunch spot is taking over the site that previously housed The Bach. With 5 sites already and insta-hyped dishes, pink coffee machines, colourful plates and rose lattes it’s an interesting choice of location, given Hoxton Street is still pretty gritty. No word on how long the pop-up will last…

Sat 8th August 2020
98 Hoxton St, Hackney, London N1 6SG
thefarmgirl.co.uk


6. Among the Trees at Hayward Gallery

Among The Trees at the Hayward Gallery brings together works from various artists to explore our relationship with trees, how they are intertwined with human life and how they make us think about time, during a period where many of the world’s forests are being destroyed at an alarming rate. The exhibition features a cardboard forest of trees by Eva Jospin; a cinematic portrait of a 30m spruce by Eija-Liisa Ahtila; a sculpture cast from a 2000 year old olive tree by Ugo Rondinone; and many more installations, photographs and paintings.

Sat 8th & Sun 9th August 2020
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX
southbankcentre.co.uk


7. The Old Car Wash in Homerton

Get the bevs in at an abandoned car wash in East London as The Old Car Wash in Homerton opens for the summer. The cocktail bar has a huge (and covered) outdoor space with seating for 70, and it’s all socially distanced so there’s plenty of space for everyone. The drinks menu will feature a mix of classic and bespoke cocktails as well as beers from Camden Brewery.

Sat 8th & Sun 9th August 2020
24 Ponsford Street, London, E9 6JU
oldcarwashinhomerton.co.uk


8. StreetEat at Victoria Park

As well as popping up on the South Bank and in Wimbledon Park, the Underbelly team is taking StreetEat to Victoria Park, with traders like Cyprus Kitchen, Ces’t Cheese, The Coffee Bug, Seawise, Rainbo, Uncle G’s Gourmet Fried Chicken and Eat the Village, plus free live music and cabaret.

Sat 8th & Sun 9th August 2020
Victoria Park, London, E3
underbellyfestival.com


cheese conveyor belt – pick n cheese

9. All-You-Can-Eat Cheese at Pick & Cheese

Pick & Cheese, the conveyor belt restaurant in Seven Dials Market, will be doing bottomless cheese and charcuterie for £20pp. The menu will include the likes of Rosary goats’ cheese in a mini doughnut with rosemary honey; Spenwood with cherry & amaretto jam and Fen Farm’s Baron Bigod with marinated sweet garlic.

Sat 8th & Sun 9th August 2020
Thomas Neal’s Warehouse, London WC2H 9QW
thecheesebar.com


10. Eat at Tacos Padre

Located in Borough Market, Tacos Padre is the Mexican spot from hot Irish chef Nick Fitzgerald who earned his stripes at Pujol, Mexico City (on the World’s 50 Best don’t ya know). The stall serves tacos by day as well as homemade bottled sauces and cocktails, but come evening things get turned up a notch for the ‘All My Friends’ dinner pop-up. This is when the food offering becomes more of a sit down do rather than smash and grab, with a full restaurant-style menu featuring some amazing small plates like crab tostada and bream ceviche with fish coming from Fin & Flounder on Broadway Market. Also look out for the macha chicken wings (not to be confused with matcha!) and larger sharing dishes like short rib and lamb barbacoa served with salsa and fresh tacos. There are some banging natural wines too including a very smashable Reisling and mezcal margs.

Sat 8th August 2020
The Borough Market Kitchen, Winchester Walk, Jubilee Place, SE1 5AG
tacospadre.com