Our roundup of what’s on this weekend in London
Words Helen Brown
Become a pizzaficionado and catch the Beatles unseen; gorge on cheese and satiate your chocolate tooth. There’s lots going on this weekend in London. Here’s our roundup of what to do and where to go.
Pizza Masterclass at Radio Alice
Great pizza starts with great sourdough and Radio Alice want to share their secrets. The Hoxton Square branch are hosting a series of masterclasses showcasing their take on the humble pizza. Head Chef and co-founder Matteo Aloe will demonstrate how to create their pizza before guests turn their hand to the craft themselves. Following the masterclass, guests will sit down to a veritable feast of pizza, organic wine and good company to while away a lazy Saturday afternoon.
Every Saturday afternoon (excluding 1st April), 2pm – 4pm until the 29th April. Tickets are £15 and available to book by contacting [email protected]
Hotel Chocolat Afternoon Tea
Perfect for Mother’s Day or for the chocolate lover in your life, St Martins Lane are launching their Chocolate Dreams afternoon tea in collaboration with Hotel Chocolat. This exclusive tea will include a selection of specially crafted chocolate treats and an indulgent hot chocolate menu. Scrumptious sweets on the menu include salted caramel bonbons and chocolate éclairs with milk chocolate, hazelnut mousse. Additionally, caramel & crispy praline, roasted banana & yuzu tart and pannacotta with blackberry compote.
Throughout March and April, £40 per person
The Olive Grove Pop-Up at Union Street Café
This March sees Gordon Ramsay’s Union Street Café transform its industrial basement bar into an authentic Olive Grove. Visitors will be instantly transported to a rustic Italian scene to enjoy a unique and immersive drinking and dining experience. In partnership with Martini an experimental bar menu has been devised. It uses different types of olive oil within each cocktail. On arrival, guests will learn about the different taste profiles of various olive oils before trying specific cocktails that appeal to their taste buds.
The Cheese Bar at Camden Stables Market
This weekend in London sees the launch of the city’s first cheese bar. The full cheese-focused menu will feature ‘Alfie’ classics such as the Cropwell Bishop Stilton, Bacon & Pear Chutney sandwich; alongside new dishes, including a Mexican version of fondue and a Breakfast Poutine. For those with a sweet tooth, desserts will include a dark chocolate ice cream sundae made with honey and creamy ewes milk cheese.
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The Beatles Unseen at Proud Gallery
No band has influenced pop culture the way The Beatles have. To celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the first recording of ‘All You Need Is Love,’ Proud Gallery are offering a candid insight into the band during this historic event. with a rare and remarkable photographic collection from David Magnus. His unique documentation of the band’s phenomenal ascent offers a captivating look at the band on the cusp of Beatlemania.
Afternoon Tea In The Levant
Modern Levantine restaurant Ceru in South Kensington now hosts a new afternoon tea, further expanding its all-day menu. Ceru’s new tea takes the quintessentially British tradition and transforms it with the flavours of the coastal eastern Mediterranean, known as the Levant. The experience includes a selection of savoury sandwiches on a Turkish brioche-style bread, with fillings such as Spice-roasted lamb shoulder with fresh mint, pistachio and pomegranate. Further to this, plain scones are served with sweet labneh and homemade barberry, cranberry and rose jam, while sweet pastries include Rose-scented lemon meringue tartlet.
Launching on Saturday 25th March and served daily from 3pm until 4.30pm
The American Dream: From Pop to Present at the British Museum
America. Land of the free. Home of the brave. Trace 60 years of a superpower in this major exhibition from America’s most celebrated artists. The past six decades have been among the most dynamic and turbulent in US history, from JFK’s assassination, Apollo 11 and Vietnam to the AIDS crisis, racism and gender politics. Experience this extraordinary history through the eyes of Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and more. Many of these works also address the deep divisions in society that continue to resonate with us today.
The Muse at Leighton House Museum
In an interesting mix of theatre, history and fine art, this multimedia play charts the life of Frederic Lord Leighton, the acclaimed Victorian artist, and Dorothy Dene, his model muse and confidante. The Muse coincides with the homecoming of Flaming June, Leighton’s most iconic work, and reimagines scenes from Leighton’s life in the very house that they would have taken place.
22nd – 25th March
12 Holland Park Rd, W14; leightonhouse.co.uk