A healthy dose of fitness, as befits the start of the year; plus a breakfast club, spa social and the city lit up like never before. Here’s what not to miss this weekend in London…
Words Helen Brown
Here’s what not to miss this weekend in London
FRESH + FIT 2018
The Hoxton’s Fresh + Fit Fest is back for 2018 to help kick those January goals into gear. Taking place on Saturday 27, it brings together the buzziest names in fitness, the best classes, covetable activewear and a mouthwatering selection of healthy treats for one of the most talked-about fitness festivals of the year. Get your tickets pronto.
Look out this weekend for Lumiere London as it transforms some of the city’s most iconic locations into dazzling displays of seasonal cheer. Spanning six official districts, this festival of light features over 50 installations, sculptures and light projects by a carefully curated selection of the world’s most renowned digital, light and sound artists.
HOUSE OF VOGA
House of Voga returns to City rooftop restaurant Coq d’Argent with not one but two classes to blow away the January blues. Taking place on 21 January and 4 February, each workout blends fashion with fitness, and yoga with vogue-ing to create a class like no other. Guests are then invited to dine at the restaurant for a special vegan menu focused around root vegetables, as part of D&D London’s Mindful City campaign.
LUMIERE FESTIVAL AT GRANARY SQUARE BRASSERIE
Granary Square Brasserie has teamed up with Lumiere London and nail art specialists WAH Nails in what is set to be one of the city’s most colourful collaborations. In celebration of the four-day festival of light installations, the eatery has created a bespoke luminescent cocktail, which can be enjoyed while WAH Nails get to work on giving you neon nails.
PING COOMBES’ BREAKFAST CLUB
MasterChef’s Ping Coombes is back at Chi Kitchen with her first breakfast club of the new year. Taking place on the third Sunday of every month, guests can expect a three-course feast of traditional Malaysian breakfast dishes, with unlimited tea or coffee. On the menu this weekend is Eggs and Kaya Toast, Hainanese Chicken Rice and a pandan pancake filled with coconut palm sugar.
Tickets are available for £20 here.
STRONG MEN FITNESS BOOTCAMP
Head over to German Gymnasium this Sunday to take part in a retro boot camp and brunch that supports Martin Whitelock and D&D’s Mindful City campaign. MW5 Fitness will be putting you through your paces with a high-intensity mix of modern fitness drills and old-fashioned equipment exercises. Following the class, guests will be offered a smoothie shot, and 20% off German Gymnasium’s much-loved brunch menu.
LONDON ART FAIR
The London Art Fair is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an extravaganza edition, showcasing exceptional modern and contemporary art from leading galleries around the world. 131 exhibitors will participate in this year’s fair, with a host of renowned artists including Andy Warhol, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Banksy and Damien Hirst.
MONDRIAN LONDON SPA SOCIAL
With Lumiere London setting the city alight, agua Spa at Mondrian London is giving guests the chance to celebrate with a special edition of its Spa Social. Taking place on tonight from 6:30-9:30, the unique spa concept promises an idyll evening with friends. Guests can relax in the subterranean spa lounge upon arrival before enjoying self-applied mud packs in the steam rooms, mini head massages, two limited edition Lumiere cocktails and a nourishing supper from Sea Containers restaurant.
Tickets are priced at £90 per person; morganshotelgroup.com