Along with the Wimbledon final, there’s plenty to get stuck into this weekend in London; here’s what we’ll be getting up to…

Words Helen Brown

CHAMBORD’S POP-UP PUB

Popping up in the heart of Soho is a pub like no other. Le Crown and Cactus will be much like a traditional pub, but with a Chambord twist. There are four rooms including a gorgeous pub garden, a Champagne Cellar and a Bubble Bar. Challenge your friends to a garden game, create bespoke cocktails with candy floss and sip on French Martinis.

eventbrite.co.uk

BON VIVANT’S BASTILLE DAY BBQ

Join Bloomsbury’s favourite Parisian Bistro in celebrating Bastille Day this weekend. Head over to Bon Vivant on Saturday for a BBQ à la Française, drinks aplenty and a complimentary glass of rosé for anyone who arrive in a Breton-striped shirt.

Friday 14 July, bonvivantrestaurant.co.uk

J SHEEKEY’S SUMMER TERRACE

J Sheekey’s is something of an institution in London and their new coastal themed menu – available at the Atlantic Bar – is just the excuse we need to book another visit. The five new coastal inspired dishes include the likes of Moroccan spiced tiger prawns with lemon, yoghurt and pistachio, seared Galician octopus with smoked paprika and capers and steamed mussels and clams in a Goan curry sauce. The menu has been illustrated by award-winning cartoonist Kipper Williams and depicts the J Sheekey Atlantic Bar’s exuberant staff and distinguished diners, in his unique and humorous style.
Pair your dish of choice with a wine from coastal regions including the North Sea, Aegean Sea, Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and Pacific Ocean. We recommend a refreshing glass of Sancerre, best enjoyed on a balmy summer evening…

JUST EAT FOOD FEST: DESERT ISLAND DISHES

Just Eat’s Food Fest returns to Red Market in London this weekend for three days of food, music and fun. This year’s theme will see the festival address the hypothetical scenario regularly pondered by foodies… What is the ultimate desert island dish? Guests will be transported to a summery beach, with delicious cuisines from across the globe, cocktails and live music. What’s more, there will be free doggy ice cream to all pooches. Foodie lovers can bring their furry friends along to enjoy summer snacks and soak up the island vibes together.

justeatfoodfest.co.uk 

LOVEBOX

Frank Ocean will be gracing the Lovebox stage this year as his only London date on a European tour. He was one of the first acts announced, setting the benchmark pretty high. But every year Lovebox delivers with top-notch line-ups, so joining Frank will be Chase & Status, Jess Glynne, Annie Mac and Jamie XX. There’s also a tantalising line-up of DJs, electronic and dance music, along with the usual festival frivolities, food and drink. Jägermeister’s award-winning JägerHaus is also back this year. Head over to enjoy an immersive festival hub, with a show-stopping line-up of the hottest new bands and talent and cocktail menu to match.

loveboxfestival.com

WOODBERRY DOWN SUMMER SCREENINGS

The fourth annual Summer Screenings return to Woodberry Down with a wide selection of shows for all ages, completely free of charge. Two films will be shown each day – one family and one feature – from a lineup that includes Steve Jobs, The BFG and La La Land. Head down this weekend to catch the women’s and men’s Wimbledon Finals.

mhdt.org.uk

DATE NIGHT WITH 1REBEL & SOCIAL CONCIERGE

Leading elite dating club, Social Concierge is teaming up with 1Rebel to bring you a singletons event like no other. This Saturday, London’s eligible men and women can take part in a steamy Reshape and Rumble Class to the backdrop of 1Rebel’s tailored playlists. After you’ve found your match, cool down with a Moscow Mule popsicle and let the flirtations run wild with a glass of prosecco. The party will then continue in near by Yauatcha City.

socialconcierge.co.uk

POSTCARDS FESTIVAL

Postcards Festival returns this week with a lineup that is bigger and better than ever. This three-week programme of circus, cabaret and extraordinary performance offers twists, turns and a chance to discover Jackson Lane’s incredible performers, both emerging and established. All shows operate on a Pay What You Decide model. You can reserve your tickets in advance – totally free – and make a donation of your choice after the performance.

jacksonslane.org.uk

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