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What’s On in London This Week? The Town Culture Diary

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What’s on in London this week? From the hottest show openings, new art exhibitions in London, restaurants to book into and tickets to buy now. Here’s your culture guide to the month ahead…

     

What’s on in London? June 2019

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1 June

Misha Nonoo Marylebone Pop-Up Shop

Misha Nonoo

Acclaimed designer and sustainable fashion advocate, Misha Nonoo will be opening up a new pop-up shop in Marylebone for just one month. Alongside Misha’s products, you’ll find similarly sustainable (and chic) brands like Stay Wild Swim and Aurelia Probiotic Skincare. More than just a go-to shopping destination, the shop will also be hosting masterclasses, beauty experiences and intimate workshops where guests can learn calligraphy, receive a facial, participate in a sound healing class, and hear from sustainable experts like the Chief Brand Officer at Eco-Age. 1 June – 1 July, mishanonoo.com

Ardberg Scottish-meets-Caribbean Day Carnival

Ardberg Festival Regents Park

An unexpected mix we didn’t even know we wanted, Scottish and Caribbean culture meet to produce an Islay carnival tradition with an island twist. Courtesy of renowned whisky label, Ardberg, the village-style jamboree will be taking place in Regent’s Park where a fusin of Island games (including whisky bingo and muddy tug o’war), unlimited street food, live music and summer cocktails provide all-day-and-night fun. Prep ahead to take part in the Ardberg Parade where guests can build and race their own colourful floats in a high-speed, action-packed parade. Tickets are £38 per person (over 18s only) and include two cocktails, three drams of whisky and as much street food as you can eat, more information and tickets available at clos19.com

30 Days Wild Begins Today

30 Days Wild

Photo by Matthew Roberts

Running for its fifth consecutive year, 30 Days Wild is taking over June. The annual challenge invites partakers to do daily Random Acts of Wildness for the month, whether that’s a spot of wild swimming in Hampstead Heath, an excursion to Somerset for some bird watching or simply heading to the park for a day not spent checking emails. To kick things off Essex Wildlife Trust will be serenading commuters with the song of nightingales at all c2c stations (excluding Fenchurch Street) during the morning and evening rush-hours. So far here is a record number of 60,000 people taking part, and with reported benefits including mental health, why not join them? More information and a free starter pack at action.wildlifetrsuts.org

2 June

‘Learn Self Love’ at South Place Hotel, with Coco de Mer, Anatomē and Oitoo Fitness

South Place Hotel

Every month should include a fair amount of self-care but if you need an added incentive, this is it. For all of June, South Place Hotel will be hosting events around the topic of embracing sensuality and self-love. First up is the ‘Learn Self Love’ workshop, an event exclusively designed for women to promote body confidence. Oitoo Fitness will be demonstrating how strength and flexibly, yoga and mindfulness is crucial for mental and physical wellbeing, followed by a workshop on natural health led by Anatomē, before concluding with a salon led by Coco de Mer on female gratification and empowerment – hosted by Allison England, dream maker at Coco de Mer. You’ll walk away feeling empowered, educated and confident. Tickets from £56 from designmynight.com

Covent Garden In Bloom

Covent Garden - Fleurs de Ville

The buzzy area of Covent Garden will become even more so this week with floral installations taking over flagship stores, botanical menus spotlighted in dining spots and floral activations popping up all around. Fleurs de Villes will be returning to the iconic Market Building to put on a spectacular showcase of floral couture installations, created in collaboration with brands like SUSHISAMBA and Godiva. For summer cocktails, the endlessly popular St Germain pop-up terrace will be back for the second year, with bookable pergolas perfect for whiling away the hours on a sunny afternoon. 15 May – 5 June

Have a Glass of Rathfinny’s Blanc de Noirs at The Ritz

Rathfinny wine launch and celebration as May's Sparkling Wine of the Month at the Ritz London

Between the high tea, glitz and glam, we don’t need another excuse to go to The Ritz but their Sparkling of the Month has given us one. After a critically acclaimed debut last year, Rathfinny have launched their new sparkling wine, a Blanc de Noirs, which has been named the prestigious hotel’s Sparkling of the Month and will be only the second time in the hotel’s history that an English wine producer has been presented the covetable accolade. If you can’t make it to The Ritz, however, the award-winning wine will be available to purchase from June.

3 June

7th Best Bar in the World,The Clumsies Pop-Up at 100 Wardour Street

Clumsies

Athen’s multi-award winning bar (and ranked world’s 7th best), The Clumsies will be touching down in London for just 5 days. Popping up at the iconic Soho haunt 100 Wardour St, The Clumsies will be doing what they do best – combining traditional food, drink and wider Greek culture to shake up the cocktail world. You’ll find your favourite spirits taking on a Greek flair in cocktails like the Cinema Paradiso (vodka, cola, popcorn and jasmine oil) or the Shades of Grey (white rum, almond, teach syrup, coal and mint). The cocktails will launch alongside the recently launched Creative Disorder menu in the 100 Wardour St Bar & Lounge. Book your spot now because this is one cocktail experience worth the inevitable hangover. 3-7 June, 100wardourst.com

Harrods’ NSPCC Pop-Up Re-Told

Harrods’ charity pop-up Re-Told is back by popular demand, supporting NSPCC. Running from May 2 – June 2, find the pop-up on Marylebone High Street and shop a selection of designer pre-loved fashion, homewares and more. 2 May – 2 June. harrods.com

Free Crazy Golf at Swingers’ Third Birthday

Swingers City London

What’s better than a round of crazy golf? A free round of crazy golf. To celebrate their third birthday, Swingers City will also be offering a limited edition £5 birthday cocktail, £5 street food specials from Patty&Bun, Breddos Tacos and Pizza Pilgrims, and if you’re feeling fancy half-price Perrier Jouet champagne. Walk-in only, swingersldn.com

5 June

Klarna Pop-Up in Covent Garden

Klarna is the cutting-edge Swedish bank making online shopping easier with direct payments, pay after delivery options and instalment plans – all in just one smooth click. The bank will be hosting their first London pop-up in Covent Garden where visitors can expect an immersive experience, while browsing a range of Klarna’s retailers that will be on show, including the brand making stationary fun, PAPER London. 5 – 12 June

Lucy May Walker Closes The Ivy ‘s Busk in London Series

Lucy May Walker

As the final performance in its successful Busk in London series, The Ivy Tower Bridge is welcoming the wonderful Lucy May to entertain guests as they dine on delicious food and sip on a specially concocted, limited edition Slingsby Spring or Gooseberry Spritz. Not a bad way to spend a Wednesday evening… theivytowerbridge.com

8 June

St James’s London Fashion Week Men’s

St James's Hosts LFWM Shows

This Saturday, Jermyn St will host its 5th consecutive London Men’s Fashion Week catwalk show. As is the only consumer-facing activity during LFWM and being free of charge as well as accompanied by delicious food trucks and live music, it’s always a popular day out. 30 brans will be participating in the public access catwalk including John Smedley, Dunhill, Sunspel and Aquascutum, plus as it operates on a see-now-buy-now basis, if you see something you like on the catwalk you can head to your nearest store and recreate the look yourself. So if you feel like getting a taste of Fashion Week life but can’t snag one of the covetable tickets, this is a great way to experience the fashion extravaganza in a fun and welcoming environment. More information at stjameslondon.co.uk

Try a Purer Pizza at ‘O ver, St James’

'O ver St James's 'A Purer Pizza'

A Neapolitan street food restaurant with a difference, ‘O ver has made a name for itself as London’s first authentic Neopolitan restaurant to create a Pure Sea Water Pizza (made using pure sea water, a traditional Italian approach that unlocks health benefits as well as taste and texture ones). To commemorate World Ocean Day, ‘O ver will be launching a limited edition ‘Purer Pizza’ and with 100% of profits from sales going towards Plastic Ocean UK, you can definitely justify ordering seconds. 8 – 15 June, overuk.com

10 June

Tanqueray x House of Hackney Unmistakable Events

Tanqueray House of Hackney

Our favourite names in gin and interior design, Tanqueray and House of Hackney are joining forces for a series of unmistakable evenings and experiences. If you’re looking for insider secrets and top tips on how to host the summer party of your dreams, book your ticket now. Themed around the art of hosting, you’ll listen to some of London’s most qualified experts discuss everything from the menu to drinks and decor. Your dinner party guests will be in awe of your newfound talents… Events run on 10 and 11 June, eventbrite.co.uk

Coleman Douglas Pearls Anniversary at Fortnum & Mason

Colemaan Douglas Pearls

No longer confined to grandmother’s jewellery box, pearls have evolved and made it back onto hotlists and shopping galleries everywhere, with Coleman Douglas pearls leading the charge on the gemstone’s evolution in British society. Popular with the royals and Kristen Scott Thomas, the illustrious brand’s modern, rugged baroque pearls offer a more rustic update on the classic twinset. To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Coleman Douglas Pearls are hosting an enchanting pearl corner at Fortnum & Mason where you can marvel at the array of stunning pearls showcased on the 2nd floor. 15 May – 27 June, pearls.co.uk

11 June

Maurice Lacroix #TIMECODE Game

Maurice Lacroix

After the success of their #Chaseyourwatch campaign last year, premium Swiss watch brand Maurice Lacroix is launching another kind of treasure hunt to take place across 10 different cities over 7 days. Taking its lead from the concept of racing against time, contestants will have to chase a series of timecodes that appear on a map in constantly changing locations in order to keep up with the passing time, with the winner being the person who collects the most at the end of the game. The winner of each city will receive the first model in a limited edition of the AIKON Venturer watch, custom-designed for the occasion and released in an exclusive series of 500. Discover the game at timecode.mauricelacroix.com

12 June

Taste of London x Bustronome Exclusive Lunch Time Experience

AfternoonTeaBusTowerBridge-IMG_0054

To celebrate the upcoming Taste of London festival in two weeks time, Taste are offering 30 lucky winners a luxury preview lunch atop a double-decker bus. Take in the sights of London while feasting on dishes from acclaimed restaurants like Brigadiers and dessert from Dominique Ansel, accompanied with a glass of Champagne Laurent-Perrier and Sipsmith drinks. To stand a chance at winning two tickets, keen foodies should apply via online ballot here.

Outdoor Screening of Pitch Perfect 3

Pitch Perfect 3 Outdoor Screening

One for the whole family, sing along to musical comedy Pitch Perfect 3 at The Merchant Square under the stars. Grab a deckchair, blanket and some delicious food from a choice of London’s best street food traders and enjoy the outdoor cinema. No booking necessary but seating is limited; 5:30-7:30pm; merchantsquare.com

13 June

Health to Wealth at Shaw Theatre, Pullman St Pancras

Touker Suleyman

There’s no denying that, besides giving us an excuse to wear gym gear round the clock, wellness has created a booming industry all of its own, with thousands of passionate entrepreneurs looking to carve out a space for their fledgling business. Health to Wealth is a new Dragons Den style initiative from Pullman Hotels & Resorts that invites wellness entrepreneurs to pitch their idea to the best in the business, the likes of which include BBC Dragon Touker Suleyman, founder of fitness studio DEFINE Ashley Verma, Emlyn Brown, VP of Wellbeing at Accor and Jeremy Carson, founder of Fit Kit. The winning pitch will receive mentorship and support from Accor and celebrated Wellness business consultant Anni Hood. The night will be an entertaining one, full of inspiration and networking opportunities. 13 June 6:00pm – 9:30pm, tickets from £15 available to purchase from eventbrite.co.uk

Fat Buddha Yoga Residency at The London Edition

Fat Buddha Yoga Residency at The London Edition

Fat Buddha, whose yoga sessions are fast-paced, high-energy and leave you energised and ready to take on the week, are coming to The London Edition hotel for a series of events, began in March. Set in the hotel’s stylish basement, the classes are suitable for attendees of all abilities and guests can expect dynamic classes which are fun and exciting, helping to release tension and stress and aiming to help guests leave with both a sense of calm and an invigorated feeling. Tickets cost £12, and the sessions last an hour running throughout June. Book your tickets here!

14 June

Brunch While You Bunch at It’s Pleat

Fotograf Frida Ström Photographer AB

This month H&M Group’s Swedish café ‘It’s Pleat’ together with beautiful boutique flower company Petalon, will be hosting an intimate bouquet-making masterclass and brunch. With the expert guidance of Petalon founder, Florence Kennedy, you’ll learn how to put together an enviable bouquet before feasting on a delicious, healthy-ish (our favourite food group) brunch. Hosted at It’s Pleat Shepherd’s Bush Westfield, tickets are £35p and available to purchase at lineupnow.com

The Artist in You Workshop at London Cocktail Club’s School of Art

BACARDI WENDY JUNE 2019 @lateef.photography-165

Embrace the artist (and drinker) within with London Cocktail Club’s latest event. In partnership with Bombay Sapphire Gin, the event will teach you a wide range of drinks styling techniques – everything from choosing the right glassware to what photography angles are best – to create the best cocktail picture for your gram. Of course, you’ll be learning alongside drinking an array of cocktails – including a modern take on the classic G&T. LCC Oxford Circus; tickets are £22, book via [email protected]

15 June

Live Music at Eccleston Yards

Photo by Simon Burrell

As part of their summer activation, wellbeing hub Eccleston Yards will be hosting a month of free live music. Unsigned musicians will perform in the courtyard from 3:00pm – 7:30pm, including up and coming talent like Joe Slater, Natalie Shay and Lots Holloway. Only 5 minutes from Victoria station, Eccleston Yards is surrounded by tons of restaurants making their free music offering the perfect pre-dinner entertainment. 1 – 29 June; mayfairandbelgravia.com

16 June

Father’s Day Family Fun at The Curtain

Red Rooster Gospel Brunch LR-53

East London bolthole The Curtain is opening its doors for an afternoon of Father’s Day fun. In the hotel’s acclaimed restaurant families can dine on Red Rooster’s signature Gospel Brunch service, accompanied with incredible live music and a free bottle of Camden Brewery beer for every dad! For those looking for a day-time boogie, The Curtain will also be hosting a FUN DMC family day party in the hotel’s nightclub where children and parents can dance along to throwback classics and take part in prize giveaways. A fun day for the whole family, tickets start from £5 for children and £8 for adults including t-shirts and mugs. Book your tickets here!

17 June

Panerai’s Eilean Arrives to London

Eilean-Panerai

In the midst of summer, Panerai’s 1936 two-masted classic sailing ambassador, Eileen, will be mooring in St Katharine’s Docks by Tower Bridge in London for 2 weeks of events. Vintage boat lovers will delight at the opportunity to sail on the Thames over the 2 weeks and clients will also have the chance to purchase their new highly sought after Panerai watch on board the incredible vessel. 17-31 June, panerai.com

19 June

V&A’s ‘Christian Dior – Designer of Dreams’ & ‘The House of Kensington’

Christian Dior with model Lucky, circa 1955 Courtesy of Christian Dior

The largest exhibition on infamous fashion house Dior has landed at the V&A with critical acclaim, inviting guests to explore the history of the brilliant brand to where it stands today. Coinciding with the exhibition, London’s finest townhouse hotel The Kensington has launched a special package, ‘The House of Kensington’ which includes not only complimentary tickets to the exhibition, but an exclusive cocktail, ‘La Ligne Corolle’, inspired by Dior’s first couture collection. Book the stylish package and stay for 3-nights in one of The Kensington’s ‘Signature Suites’, so that after perusing the exhibition at the V&A you can stroll just 10 minutes back to your hotel and enjoy a round of the elegant cocktails. The House of Kensington package starts from £1,800 and includes a three-night stay in a Signature Suite on a B&B basis based on two sharing, two tickets to the V&A’s ‘Christian Dior – Designer of Dreams’ exhibition and two Corolle cocktails at K Bar. The package is available for stays between 2nd February – 30th June 2019. For more information, visit doylecollection.com

Free Water Zorbing on Grand Union Canal

ZorbingMerchantSquare

Fancy walking on water? Try the fun new trend for free at Grand Union Canal. From lunchtime to evening, 10 minute slots are available for you to have a go in a roller zorb! Kids will love it (and so will you). 19 – 20 June; the event is free but book ahead to avoid disappointment; merchantsquare.co.uk

     

Visit Jessica McCormack

Visit Jessica McCormack

Pop into luxury jewellery designer Jessica McCormack’s store on Mount Street and enjoy newly hung art by Frank Bowling, Basil Beattie, Anwar Jalal Shemzas and more. 7 Carlos Pl, Mayfair, London W1K 3AR

20 June

Mind’s Crafternoon

Sew, stick, stitch; it doesn’t matter what you do so long as you get crafty! Throughout July, craft-based fundraising events are popping up across the country, to raise vital funds for Mind, the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. Invite your friends to join you in a crafting session and set a suggested donation, it’ll be a great reason to catch up with old friends, pick up a new hobby and all for a great cause. One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem, and Mind is dedicated to supporting those who need it, providing life-saving services and information for people in their time of need. So get the stickers, glitter, scissors or knitting needles out and get crafty for a good cause! To register and for more information visit mind.org.uk

Negroni’s 100th Birthday

Is there any drink more summery than a Negroni? Well maybe, but the cocktail sure is a crowd-pleaser. To celebrate Negroni turning 100, CAMPARI are launching N100: Cheers to the Count, a series of events to celebrate the iconic cocktail. Under one roof you’ll find no less than 100 twists on the classic, an installation built entirely of Campari bottles, and a create-your-own Negroni bar – simply put, a celebration of all thing Negroni! Cheers to the Count; The Vinyl Factory, 18 Marshall St, Soho W1F 7BE; tickets are £15 including entry and a choice of two negronis; lineupnow.com

Guest Chef Series Launches at Mortimer House

Elizabeth Haigh

Maslow’s Mortimer House launched their new guest chef series in May, kicking off with renowned chef Elizabeth Haigh (of Kaizen House fame) on 2 May and running for a two-month residency. Dishes will be inspired by Elizabeth’s British and Singaporean heritage – think barbecue aged beef, truffled roti with curried lamb sweetbreads and udon vongole with pickled wild garlic.  Available Thursday-Saturday. To book email [email protected]mortimerhouse.com or call 020 7139 4499 

Vinegar Yard Opening in London Bridge

Vinegar Yard London BridgeAlthough London is seemingly full to the brim with pop-up restaurants, bars, shops and galleries, we always welcome more. Vinegar Yard is the brand new all-day destination where you’ll be spending plenty of your upcoming summer evenings. The space, launched by the team behind Flat Iron Square, brings together street food from some of the city’s most loved vendors (Baba G’s and Up in my Grill among them), a coffee house from The Gentlemen Baristas, open-air bars, and pop-up shops with vintage and makers stalls, as well as incredible art installations from British artist, Joe Rush. More information at vinegaryard.london

BOOK NOW: GATHER by JW Marriott

BOOK NOW: GATHER by JW Marriott

Book your tickets now to GATHER by JW Marriott, a glamorous epicurean festival held at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa on the private resort island of Isola delle Rose. The mindful event brings togther a dazzling roster of celebrity chefs and is a decadent food and drink experience which will take over the hotel and the entire island. Book your tickets at gatherbyjw.com

21 June

V&A’s Fashion in Motion: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Preen London Womenswear Fall Winter 2017 London February 2017

The acclaimed label has made it into every fashion editor’s wardrobes thanks to a penchant for subverting traditional motifs and a strong sense of British tongue-in-cheek chic. If you want to get up close and personal with Preen’s florals and modern graphic lines, now’s your chance; Preen by Thornton Bregazzi will be the featured designers at V&A’s Fashion in Motion. There will be four free-to-attend catwalk shows held in the museum’s iconic Raphael Gallery. 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm & 8:00pm; van.ac.uk

A Royal Rebirth

Pair of shoes by Gundry & Son's, 1840s. Worn by Queen Victoria (c) Historic Royal Palaces

Queen Victoria is 200 this May, and Historic Royal Palaces, an independent charity, has spent years collecting, curating and conserving an invaluable legacy of never-before-seen possessions, diaries and even locks of her hair – scrapbooked by her governess. At Kensington Palace, A Royal Childhood and Woman & Crown are two separate exhibitions that question our preconception of Victoria from womb to widow and reveal a personality never understood so well before. hrp.org.uk

22 June

Brown’s Weekend Art Walks

Maeve Doyle

In celebration of Mayfair Art Weekend, Brown’s will be bringing back their signature Weekend Art Walk. Guided by renowned curator, BBC Art Correspondent and gallery owner Maeve Doyle, you’ll have the chance to discover Mayfair’s hidden galleries, meeting owners along the way (and then show off your new knowledge to friends…). Taking place once a quarter on Saturdays, you’ll begin your artistic venture in The English Tea Room at Brown’s where a morning coffee with Maeve will provide the perfect opportunity to ask about the Hauser and Wirth artwork which adorns the walls. The Art Walks will conclude back at Brown’s for a delectable three-course lunch in Beck, the ideal way to polish off a wonderful day out. 22 June & 14 September, tickets are limited at £95 and available to purchase on +44 (0) 207 518 4172 or [email protected]; roccofortehotels.com

Rooftop Film Club Presents a Summer of Love

Rooftop Film Club

This summer, across three venues in East London, the Rooftop Film Club will be celebrating love in all its guises, with cult classics, tear-jerkers and heart-warming must-sees screened under the stars. Whether it’s reciting the lines to Pulp Fiction at the Bussey Building in Peckham, singing to We Are The Champions at Roof East or swooning at Pretty Woman at Queen of Hoxton, there’s a film for everyone. And of course, food and drink in the form of burgers, hotdogs and cocktails. Sponsored by extrême, the ice-cream brand will be handing out delicious desserts at 150 of the screenings to cool you down on those hot summer nights. For full listings and tickets visit rooftopfilmclub.com

23 June

Puppy Yoga at The Curtain, Shoreditch

Puppy Yoga at the Curtain

Is there anything more relaxing than a yoga session? Answer: yoga with puppies. The Curtain hotel in Shoreditch invites you a long to take part in Puppy Yoga this Sunday, where you can cuddle paw-feet puppies while striking downward dog. Sessions runs at 9:00am, 10:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm. For more details and to book, email [email protected]

Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 191-33

The Kensington

Albert Birkle, The Acrobat Schulz V 1921

Tate Modern explores the art of the Weimar Republic (1919-33) in a year-long, free display, drawing upon the rich holdings of The George Economou Collection. This presentation of around seventy paintings and works on paper addresses the complex paradoxes of the Weimar era, in which liberalisation and anti-militarism flourished in tandem with political and economic uncertainty. Until 14 July 2019 tate.org.uk

24 June

The Murder Express: Jewel of the Empire

Murder Express

Experts in immersive dining, Funicular are back with the latest of their thrilling installations. Hop aboard a luxury train carriage in 1930s London for an opulent four-course meal curated by Masterchef: The Professionals 2018 champion Laurence Henry, as you attempt to solve the mysterious disappearance of the world’s largest diamonds. Lovers of theatre and pomp will delight in this spectacular world of glamour and intrigue. Running from 2 May – 31 August, tickets from £57 available at funicularproductions.com

Maison SASSY Pop-Up Terrace at The Admiral Codrington

Maison SASSY Cidre

Nothing says summer time like a pint of cider in the sun, so it’s lucky that French cider brand Maison SASSY have teamed up with The Admiral Codrington to launch an outdoor terrace for the Summer months. The iconic pub in trendy South Kensington will be pouring light and refreshing cocktails that are re-defining the way we drink cider, with highlights including Gin& Pear and the ‘Pomm’s’. 21 June – 31 August; Maison-sassy.com

25 June

Ibiza Unclubbed: Live Music at 100 Wardour Street

Ibiza Unclubbed at 100 Wardour Street

100 Wardour Street in Soho has long been a destination for live music in the heart of the city, with flocks of people and great vibes guaranteeing a good time on any given night. The recent launch of Ibiza Unclubbed is the latest in the restaurant’s repertoire; live acoustic covers of club tracks are the perfect soundtrack to dinner while an appetising set menu (and a very tempting £10 bottomless wine option) provide the goods. Set up downstairs in the basement Restaurant & Club, the tables are intimate enough that you won’t find yourself having to shout over the music, and dimly lit for optimal atmosphere. Something a little different, Ibiza Unclubbed is the perfect antidote to the monotony of the ‘after-work dinner and drinks’ that seem to be all we’re doing lately. Ibiza Unclubbed takes place every Tuesday with music from 8 – 10:00pm; two-course set menu for £18 and three-course for £22; a la carte menu available also. More information at 100wardourst.com

Announcing the next chapter of the King’s Road

Mary Quant Kings Road

In conjunction with the V&A’s launch of their international retrospective on the iconic fashion designer Dame Mary Quant, whose Bazaar at 138a King’s Road triggered London’s “youthquake” and put the now iconic shopping destination on the map. To celebrate their sponsorship of the exhibition, The King’s Road will be unveiling a series of activations and events to celebrate this extraordinary heritage. 6 April – February 2020

Summer of Limoncello at the Sheraton Grand

If you can’t make it to Positano this summer, then mark this Amalfi Coast inspired event on your calendar. In partnership with Pococello, beloved Italian restaurant Mercante is launching a limoncello menu that will be available throughout summer. Delectable Italian dishes paired with a selection of refreshing cocktails give you a taste of la dolce vita without the trek to Heathrow. Plus, you can sign up for one of the events on their summer programme which includes everything from Limoncello Masterclasses to exclusive cocktail making experiences. mercanterestaurant.com

Fred Ingrams: The Edge of Landscape Exhibition at IRIS Studios

Fred Ingrams

Following previous sell-out shows, acclaimed bohemian artist Fred Ingrams will be showing in Chelsea with The Edge of Landscape, a new exhibition featuring more than 20 new works that celebrate the flat, geometric beauty of East Anglia’s iconic coastal plains. Striking and mostly large in scale, each piece would find a beautiful setting in any and every home. 26-29 June at IRIS Studios

Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition at The Design Museum

Stanley Kubrick Exhibition

Step inside the world of Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. Britain is where Kubrick created the battlefields of Vietnam for Full Metal Jacket (1987), an orbiting space station for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and Dr Strangelove’s War Room (1964). Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition will offer a unique insight into the director’s vast archive through original props and costumes, set models and rare photographs, while tracing the design story behind Kubrick’s body of work. His fascination with all aspects of design and architecture influenced every stage of all his films. He worked with many key designers of his generation, from Hardy Amies to Saul Bass, Eliot Noyes, Milena Canonero, and Ken Adam. 26 April – 17 September; tickets available here

     

27 June

Mary Quant Exhibition at the V&A

Mary Quant, photograph by Ronald Dumont, c.1967. © Ronald Dumont/Stringer/Getty Images

Mary Quant, photograph by Ronald Dumont, c.1967. © Ronald Dumont/Stringer/Getty Images

The V&A has curated the first international retrospective of iconic British designer Mary Quant in almost 50 years. With over 200 garments and accessories including unseen pieces from her archive, the exhibition will explore the years between 1955 and 1975 in which Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street. One of Britain’s most influential designers, Quant is known for her bright, playful clothes, from the decade-defining mini skirt to vibrant tights, popularised by the likes of Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton. The story of the exhibition is of one women who changed the lives of many others through her clothes and the stories they told. It goes beyond the miniskirts and the colourful tights and into the ways she revolutionised the British high street by harnessing new mass production techniques and making fashion more accessible. 6 April – 31 October, tickets available to book here for £12

28 June

The London Cabaret Club present: Hats, Heels & Horses

The London Cabaret Club present: Hats, Heels & Horses

A quintissentially British summertime event complete with all the pomp and circumstance one can expect at The London Cabaret Club, ‘Hats, Heels & Horses’ is the new cabaret show to book now. Inspired by Royal Ascot, it’s an immersive evening that will take you far out of your every day life and into all things extra and opulent. Book at thelondoncabaretclub.com

Go for Tea at Mariage Frères

Go for Tea at Mariage Frères

Mariage Frères in the heart of Covent Garden boasts the longest tea wall in the world, as well as a restaurant with a tea-themed menu, private event spaces, and a tea museum. One for tea lovers for sure, and those who love an aesthetically pleasing place to dine.  mariagefreres.com

29 June

Dog Day Brunch at The Court

Paw prints and wagging tails are among the last things you’d expect to see at Soho’s newest luxury private members club, but for one day (and a good cause) The Court will be hosting their second ever Dog Day Brunch, open to members and non-members alike. With 100% of proceeds going to the Wild at Heart Foundation, this is one brunch with a difference. Treat your pup – and yourself – to an afternoon treat! Tickets are £60 and include a special welcome cocktail, four-course set menu and access to The Court, as well as live music throughout the day; eventbrite.co.uk

Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon

Portrait of the Simon family (l-r), Wilhelm, Bernard and Gerty, undated, c. 1930 © The Bernard Simon Estate, Wiener Library Collections

Gertrud (Gerty) Simon was a prolific photographer, enjoying great success in Berlin in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Working first in Weimar-era Berlin, she found subjects in actors, writers, composers, dancers and artists, capturing beautiful, meaningful portraits that are as poignant today as they were then. After fleeing to Britain during the Nazi regime in 1933, Simon re-established her reputation photographing the likes of Sir Kenneth Clark and Peggy Ashcroft. The Weiner Library’s summer 2019 exhibition will display this impressive oeuvre with highlights including portraits of Albert Einstein, Lottie Lenya and Alexander Iolas. For the first time in eighty years, Simon’s work will once again receive the recognition it deserves. 30 May – 15 October, wienerlibrary.co.uk

3 July

7 Sessions in Activism & Environment

The Curtain Design Studio

Following the London climate change protests and the important conversation they’ve sparked, The Curtain is hosting a talk dedicated to environmental activism. Led by Green Peace and Extinction Rebellion, vital topics like air quality, waste systems, energy efficiency, and making healthier, greener lifestyle choices will be discussed by speakers like the CEO of Extinction Rebellion alongside a Green Peace activist and speaker. If you ever wanted to get clued up on climate change, now’s your chance. thecurtain.com

5 July

Summer of Wellness at Kingston’s Riverside Retreat

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As sunny days become more frequent than cloudy ones, Kingston is hosting a series of events from June to September which focus on the restorative benefits of riverside activity (research shows that relaxing by the River Thames for just 30 minutes can reduce stress levels by up to 28%). Sessions focus on fitness and wellness, including a Sahaja Yoga Meditation at John Lewis, weekly Riverside Pilates, Health & Henna cookery workshops at Chakra and Mental Health Awareness with Mind. For a full line-up of the wellness events visit kingston.co.uk

26 July

Just Eat’s Taste Adventure Summer Food Festival

Just Eat Food Festival

If you prefer your summer festivals sans wellies, mud and disgusting portaloos, Just Eat’s summer food festival is the one for you. Taking place at trendy 93 Feet East on Brick Lane, Just Eat’s Food Fest has become one of the most important dates in the foodie calendar. Alongside a line-up of live music and DJs, you’ll find an immersive twist with trails marked out for guests to follow; secret staircases to club, hidden corners to stumble upon, a 1950s retro games room to discover, and all in all, a totally unique way to journey your way through burgers, bubble waffles and Just Eat’s favourite take-away dishes. Entry is free with food token purchase at the venue. 26 & 27 July; just-eat.co.uk

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