Here are the best things to do this weekend in London
By Abbie Schofield
From pumpkin picking to the restaurants you have to try, here are our picks of the best things to do this weekend in the city.
Things to do this weekend in London
Go ice skating
Get your skates on and get ready to glide (or stumble) as Alexandra Palace’s famous ice rink is now open for the winter season. There are new Covid precautions in place with a one-way skating system and all sessions must be pre-booked as capacity is limited. For south Londoners, The Queen’s House ice rink in Greenwich is now open too.
Tis the season to visit a patch and there are plenty of farms a short way from London where you can find your perfect pumpkin. A few of our favourites include Cammas Hall in Hertfordshire, Crockford Bridge farm in Surrey and Four Winds Farm in Kent. Plus there’s Love Wimbledon’s Halloween Pumpkin Hunt, on until 1 November.
Go on a cocktail tour
London Cocktail Week is in full swing, but this year it’s running for a whole month. Purchase a wristband and get discounted cocktails at hundreds of bars in the city, plus access to workshops and masterclasses with distillers, top spirits brands and mixologists. Read our highlights here.
Order from Napoli Gang
From the team behind Gloria and Circolo Popolare comes Napoli Gang, a new delivery-only restaurant with locations in Shoreditch and Kentish Town. From prosciutto and burrata to pizza and pasta, expect authentic, irresistible Italian food delivered to your door by UberEats.
Have some socially-distanced fun at London’s first foosball bar, which opened this week and features four championship grade tables. At Foosball Club, guests can snack on pizza and order drinks from the fully stocked bar in own area with seating for up to four people, while private areas can be booked for up to six people.
Visit Cromwell Place
This new artistic hub in west London consists of an exhibition area, viewing rooms, artist studio space and more. With an aim to support the art community and showcase up-and-coming talent and established names alike, highlights this month include a public exhibition exploring the concept of time and of eternal life from Antiquity to the Modern Era.
Have a restaurant meal kit delivered
Ever wanted to create your favourite restaurant’s dishes at home? Now you can, thanks to these brilliant meal kits. Some of London’s top eateries are sharing their recipes and delivering all the components you need to make a restaurant-quality meal at home. Ranging from Flour & Grape’s fresh pasta to Smokestak’s BBQ meats, satisfy your cravings without leaving the comfort of your own kitchen. Most restaurants will even part-cook everything for you, so you just need to reheat it and serve.
Brunch at Brat
Redchurch Street restaurant Brat will launch a brand new weekend brunch menu this Saturday, with dishes focusing on seasonal produce from across Devon, Cornwall and Wales cooked over wood fire. At the heart of the menu are freshly grilled breads served with the likes of lardo and rich egg yolks as well as terrines with plum jams, and kippers and onion served smoked over hay.
Dine in a private room
Forget crowded restaurants and take refuge in a private room where you and your party can relax and stay socially-distanced from other diners. We’ve rounded up our favourite restaurants with private dining rooms – bon appetit!
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