Here’s what we’ll be doing this weekend in London
By Zoë Delmer-Best
What not to miss this weekend in London
The Fentimans Pink Gingerbread House
Immerse yourself in a real life fairy tale this weekend. Opening on the 14th November, Fentimans have brought a life sized Pink Gingerbread House to the Skylight rooftop bar. Decorated to the hilt in candy canes, icing sugar and multiple edible sweet treats, guests can enjoy sipping on a festive ginger cocktail (made from Fentimans new soft drink Pink Ginger) and nibbling on the interior fixtures in intimate groups of eight.
This November Peckham Levels will be turning two years old. To mark the occasion they will be hosing an array of events to celebrate. This Saturday join the re-use and up-cycle phenomenon when Trash to Treasure takes over the space. Trash to Treasure is an indoor market sale where you can buy, sell and swap un needed items and pick up a bargain. There will also be speakers and activities such as a raffle, face painting, nail bar, massages, and game time so its an event suitable for the whole family.
White Truffle Celebration
Why not indulge in a white truffle extravaganza this weekend at a Michelin starred restaurant? For two weeks in November, Adam Byatt’s Trinity in Clapham will celebrate the glorious white truffle season with a menu focused around this luxury ingredient. Expect to feast on a sumptuous array of savoury and sweet dishes from gamey saddles of venison to silky white chocolate desserts – all with truffle twists.
Winter Forest at Broadgate Circle
Be transported to a Nordic Wonderland at Broadgate Circle’s Winter Forest pop up. Complete with snow-covered pine trees, twinkling Christmas lights and the occasional visit from Santa Claus, visiting the Winter Forest is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit. With an exciting array of seasonal activities to choose and plenty of food and drink, visitors will leave the forest full to the brim with festive cheer.
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Whether you glide across the ice in an elegant flourish or gingerly cling to the rinks edges, make sure to schedule in an ice rink visit this weekend. As one of the city’s most romantic and picturesque rinks, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink makes an ideal spot for a glide with friends. After you’ve finished skating, take a break and enjoy a sip of mulled wine or hot chocolate at the café bar and balcony. Check out Absolutely’s favourite London ice rinks here.
A must visit for any London based food fanatic. The place where cattle would once cross on their way to Smithfield Market (c.1123) has now been transformed into a seasonal foodie pop up destination. With history, food and culture are at the core of Cowcross Yards’ philosophy, visitors are welcomed into a space where they can explore, eat and enjoy the latest foodie trends. Featuring a series of seasonal foodie pop-ups, YUM @ Cowcross Yards offer a sensory adventure through favourite British dishes inspired by the areas culinary history.
DOÑA MEZCAL BAR
New bar, Doña opens this week on Stoke Newington High Street and is kicking things off in style with a Day Of The Dead themed party on 31 October, inviting guests to dress like their wackiest female ancestor. The new pop-up mezcal bar comes from Mezcal enthusiast Thea Cumming, founder of Dangerous Don, and Lucie Massey, the brains behind Cuppa Gumbo & Slap Ya Papa. Bold, strong and stylish, the basement bar will combine mezcal, music and a female-led cutting-edge programme of entertainment.
Tickets available here.
Skylight Rooftop is back with its winter season, this time themed around an urban après skate bar. Running from 31 October to 25 January, the east London venue will once again house Europe’s only real-ice rooftop ice rink and the popular igloos, which you can enjoy alongside warming wintery cocktails, mulled wine, ice hockey shootings, street food and a line-up of live DJs.
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