Bake Offs, Bab Offs, a sushi brunch and a foodie tour of London Bridge; here are our top picks from what’s on this weekend in London
Words Helen Brown
What’s on this Weekend in London:
BOUTIQUE 1 X LUCAS HUGH
Lucas Hugh has partnered with Boutique 1 to celebrate the launch of the Spring/Summer 2018 ‘Auto-Glitch’ collection. The super-luxe activewear brand has popped up in the Sloane Street shopping haven with its own unique space that compliments the new collection’s covetable colour palettes and inimitable themes. Head over this weekend, 10th-11th and next weekend, 17th-18th for complimentary monogramming and an energising smoothie from April’s Café in Boutique 1 with any monogramming purchase of either of the two Auto-Glitch performance styles.
LINJE TIO POP-UP
Award-winning Swedish bar, Linje Tio, which is ranked amongst the World’s 50 Best Bars has popped up at 100 Wardour St’s Restaurant and Club. Head along this weekend to see the Linje Tio’s mixologists showing off their world-class skills and inimitable concoctions, offering Londoners the chance to sample their renowned Nordic cocktail menu first-hand.
THE HOUSE OF BURLESQUE: LOCK IN
This weekend, The House of Burlesque: Lock In welcomes the return of international showgirl Tempest Rose promising “Showgirl Explosions”, mini-burlesque tutorials, bespoke cocktails and a secret speakeasy for the night Time Out dubbed the “Moulin Rouge on Acid”.
READY, STEADY BAKE AT BLUEBIRD
Do you know your puff pastries from your petit fours? Your baklava and from your breads? Iconic Chelsea destination, Bluebird is on a mission to find London’s best baker in their very own Bake Off. See the courtyard filled with bunting as talented bakers and bakeries, from London favourites to undiscovered stars go head-to-head this Sunday in support of WaterAID.
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FREE FOODIE TOUR
Follow food journalist, street food blogger and former food editor of the London Evening Standard, Victoria Stewart as she takes you on a foodie tour of London Bridge. As part of Take Residence: UK, the tour will visit top food markets in the area including Mercato Metropolitano, Flat Iron Square and Borough Market where there will be a chance to sample complimentary treats from Victoria’s favourite stalls. The tour will end with a trip to Londoners’ favourite Bread Ahead Bakery where an expert will be on hand to demonstrate how to make a sourdough starter and discuss some of the bakery’s hero products.
GREAT BRITISH BAB OFF
Kebab kings Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet, founders of Soho’s gourmet kebab restaurant Le Bab are hosting the first Great British Bab Off with four of London’s hottest restaurants competing for the title of the capital’s best kebab, in aid of Action Against Hunger. Customers will watch each eatery cook up a storm in the Kingly Court Le Bab Restaurant before tucking into a five-course GBBO tasting menu and voting on whose kebab should be crowned the winner.
SUSHI IN THE CITY
Sushi in the City is the exquisite Japanese brunch at private members club, Devonshire Club running every Saturday. Head over this weekend to enjoy a spectacular selection of sushi and sashimi created by in-house Sushi Chef extraordinaire Victor Klomu. Highlights from the Japanese sharing menu include roast pork belly, vegetable tempura and a warming ramen.
The menu is a limited offer of £50 per guest, with the option of adding free-flowing prosecco at £15 per guest, or Champagne for £30 per guest. Serving will be in two-hour slots for a minimum of two guests, from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm every Saturday. Booking can be made through the link here.
Shake off the winter blues and get creative at Kew Gardens’ magnificent Thai-inspired Orchards Festival. Explore a magnificent Vanda tunnel bedecked with orchids of all colours, immerse yourself in the sounds of Thailand’s hustle and bustle and enjoy a reactive activity lounge; there is much to be discovered by all this weekend in London.
JASON BROOKS: THE SUBJECT IS NOT THE SUBJECT
Marlborough Fine Art presents its third solo exhibition with Jason Brooks in what’s set to be the artist’s largest show to date. Brooks looks at how the language of painting can take one art object and turn it into another with three different sources of art: hobbyist paintings collected from junk shops, 18th-century romantic paintings bought at auctions, and composited photo images taken by Brooks of fellow image makers.