HAVE A LAUGH: COMEDY ON THE TERRACE
Comedian Andrew Maxwell is headlining a live gig at Ally Pally on Thursday night. It takes place on the venue’s terrace – aka the largest beer garden in London – with tables looking out over the city skyline. Alongside Maxwell, an array of well-known guests will take to the al fresco stage, and there are plenty of street food vendors to pick up dinner from. Tickets are being sold per table and start from £33.
MAKE YOUR OWN TAKEAWAY: BERENJAK KABAB KITS
Its takeaway boxes were a roaring one-off success earlier this summer, so Soho-based Persian eatery Berenjak has made them available for nationwide delivery. Top-quality lamb and chicken is prepped and marinated at the restaurant before being sent out to you along with sides and extras including an outstanding mast-o-masir yoghurt dip. They even throw in the skewers you need to cook the meat. Delivery (or collection) is every Friday – each kit costs £25 and serves two.
GET SPOOKED: SECRET CINEMA HORROR-FEST
At Sussex’s Goodwood Motor Circuit on Sunday, Secret Cinema is laying on a horror-fest triple bill. Its pop-up drive-in cinema will show three classic movies: The Cabin In The Woods (12.30), The Blair Witch Project (15.45) and Drag Me To Hell (18.45). Tickets start at around £60 per car per film, with big discounts for NHS staff or anyone who’s got the appetite for all three screenings.
ENJOY A DECADENT NIGHT IN: FISHWORKS OYSTER BOX
Marylebone restaurant FishWorks has launched the delivery service you’ve been waiting for: fresh oysters direct to your door. To accompany a dozen of the nation’s finest bivalves, its £60 Oyster Box includes all the classic condiments, a decent bottle of white and the all-important shucking knife. For less experienced shuckers, there’s even a video tutorial to help.
GET LOST IN THESE GALLERIES: THE SCIENCE MUSEUM
The Science Museum reopened this week. ‘Driverless: Who is in control?’ is its special exhibition giving visitors a glimpse into the future of AI-fuelled technology. From drones to self-driving cars, it asks all of the big questions. Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance online to ensure social distancing.
DIVE INTO A NEW BOOK: THE GOSPEL OF EELS BY PATRIK SVENSSON
Swedish journalist Patrik Svensson’s captivating debut effort is part-memoir, part-nature book. His enigmatic father’s only hobby was fishing for European eels, which happen to be one of the continent’s weirdest creatures. Chronicling the entwined lives of a misunderstood parent and a mysterious fish as they both start to disappear, Svensson casts new light on life, death and male relationships.
REDISCOVER THE BUZZ OF LIVE SPORTS: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL AT BOXPARK
It’s the Champions League final on Sunday evening. Looking to watch it somewhere livelier than your living room? BoxPark is showing the game on big HD screens at its Wembley, Croydon and Shoreditch venues. Grab a pint from the bar and something from the ranks of street food vendors before settling in.
TRY A NEW TIPPLE: MOORE HOUSE COCKTAIL COMPANY
Moore House Cocktail Company has doubled its range of cocktails for your at-home enjoyment. Its Old Fashioned, Cristal Margarita and Classic Martini are all now available for next-day delivery. Each one is made from high-quality ingredients – you just have to choose between single-serve bottles or 200ml sharers.
ENJOY A TASTE OF FRANCE: RACINE REVIVAL AT CHELSEA PHYSIC GARDEN
Chelsea Physic Garden is hosting a series of dining events this summer. First up this Saturday, chef Henry Harris has created a four-course French menu reminiscent of his legendary Knightsbridge restaurant Racine, which closed in 2015. Tickets start from £60pp and there are lunch or dinner sessions to choose between.
TUNE INTO SOME RETRO SOUNDS: IMPLODING THE MIRAGE BY THE KILLERS
Indie-rock heroes The Killers drop their sixth album on Friday. Featuring a range of notable guests including Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, the album adds a retro layer to the band’s iconic sound. Guitar riffs, electro-pop rhythms and poignant lyrics are all here.
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