Summer pop-ups, rooftop workouts and chance to go behind the scenes of the capital’s favourite doughnut brand; here’s what’s on this weekend in London
Words Helen Brown
Things to do this weekend in London
MIDDLE TEMPLE POP-UP CHAMPAGNE BAR
Joining London’s wealth of summertime pop-ups, the Champagne bar at Middle Temple returns for a third year to provide a stunning setting for any evening out. Customers to the elegant al fresco bar can indulge in a glass or two of the award-winning Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale Brut NV or Joseph Perrier Rosé Brut NV, accompanied by delicious sharing-platters and a selection of local English cheeses.
LA TERRASSE ST-GERMAIN®
St-Germain, the French elderflower liqueur is bringing a flurry of joyful decadence to the heart of Covent Garden. Open now until 8 July, La Terrasse St-Germain serves a range of delectable St-Germain cocktails on the East Piazza of Covent Garden. A classic Citroen van – festooned in a stunning floral arrangement for Covent Garden in Bloom – brings to life the brand story.
St-Germain cocktails served every day from 1pm to 10pm; the van and bar are decorated by London florists June in March.
THE DOUGHNUT ACADEMY
Budding bakers and sweet treat enthusiasts can go behind the scenes of London’s hottest doughnut brand as Doughnut Time launches its very first Doughnut Academy. Head Baker Lara will show guests around the custom-built space above the Shaftesbury Avenue flagship store before teaching them the techniques and tricks to create artisan, hand-glazed doughnuts.
Classes take place twice a week and cost £80.00 per person; doughnuttime.co.uk
MOVIES ON THE RIVER
City Cruises has partnered with Time Out to once again host London’s only open-air floating cinema on the Thames. Guests of Movies on the River will enjoy a sunset cruise from Tower Bridge, before returning east to dock and settle into a screening. From the watery classic Jaws to award-winner Dunkirk and recent blockbuster Baby Driver, there are showings to suit all film buffs.
Tickets are now on sale from £29; timeout.com
The much-loved Brockwell Lido gives south Londoners even more reason to swarm to the swimming pool as it hosts a brand new series of Lido Lates this summer. Moonlit swimming, a wood-fired aromatherapy sauna, cocktails, music and street food will all be available at the art-deco complex, while the 50-meter pool will be packed with Insta-friendly floats and fountains.
Tickets from £20; designmynight.com
BARRY’S BOOTCAMP X HOUSE 99 BY DAVID BECKHAM
Treat the old man to something special as international fitness phenomenon Barry’s Bootcamp teams up with House 99 by David Beckham and award-winning London barbershop Cut & Grind for Father’s Day. Barry’s clients who attend a class this Sunday 17 will be treated to a complimentary grooming experience from Cut & Grind’s 15-minute menu. All products used will be House 99 by David Beckham and will be available in the changing rooms of all four Barry’s London studios throughout June.
Class prices start at £20; barrysbootcamp.com
TASTE OF LONDON
Returning to Regent’s Park for a whopping 14th year in a row, Taste of London brings together over 40 of the capital’s best restaurants, top chefs, a fire-pit for BBQing, talks, demos and more in an unmissable gastronomic extravaganza. This year, Diageo’s award-winning collection of World Class Spirits will join forces to bring Londoners a selection of luxury drinks experiences including a Tanqueray No. Ten Gin Terrace, a Ketel One Kitchen and a Johnnie Walker Whisky Room, to name just a few.
ROOFTOP HIIT WORKOUT WITH HEX
Those on the hunt for some fitness fun this weekend in London need go no further than the rooftop of John Lewis Oxford Street. As part of Summer of Sound on the Roof, the high street haven has partnered with Clapham-based fitness experts, HEX to run a series of sunrise HIIT training sessions. Each class promises to energise, blitz body fat and boost your metabolism while offering breathtaking views of the capital’s skyline.