HOST A BBQ WITH A TWIST: BRIGADIERS BBQ BOX
Indian restaurant Brigadiers has collaborated with gourmet butcher Turner & George to launch a top-end BBQ box. For £75 you get everything you need for an Indian barbecue at home, from tandoori lamb chops and goat burgers to garlic naans and chutneys. A limited amount of boxes are released each day – move fast to avoid disappointment.
FOR DRINKS & DJS: COSTA DEL TOTTENHAM
Looking to head out? Costa Del Tottenham is an outdoor bar run by the team behind music venue The Cause. Entry for four costs £32, getting you a private table and a beer paddle that lets you sample all the beers on offer. There's also an array of on-site food traders, offering up everything from jerk chicken to juicy burgers.
GET YOUR GROOVE ON: NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL
In any other year it would be Notting Hill carnival this weekend. As it’s 2020, the festivities have gone digital. Access All Areas is the virtual reimagining of the event, with more than 40 stages taking over streaming channels to bring music to your living room, balcony or garden. Tune in over the weekend and enjoy a carnival atmosphere at home.
GRAB A SLICE OF THE ACTION: GALLIO PIZZA DELIVERY
Gallio is delivering its healthy pizzas, sharing bowls, salads and flatbreads to local London postcodes. Twelve-inch pizzas are made with its signature ancient grains dough and there are plenty of toppings available, from spiced lamb to manchego and fennel to fresh prawns. Delivery is available seven days a week.
FIND A CULTURE FIX: BRITISH MUSEUM
The British Museum reopens today. Head on down to reacquaint yourself with over 2m years of human history and culture, before enjoying a drink at the Great Court café beneath Lord Foster’s famous glass dome roof. Visitors just have to book a time slot online in advance and there’s a one-way system in operation.
BAG A BOX: SOLO COFFEE
Solo Coffee has made its name sending boxes of cold-brew coffee around the country. Its just launched a subscription service that sees its handy fridge packs delivered to your door every week, fortnight or month. Whether you’re after an iced latte or an espresso martini, simply choose the frequency of your deliveries and your mornings (or evenings) will get a lot easier.
GET YOUR PADS ON: THE SPIRIT OF CRICKET BY MIKE BREARLEY
Mike Brearley’s The Spirit Of Cricket is out today. Looking at how the game is much more than just that and has impacted entire ways of life, famously thoughtful ex-England captain Brearley discusses everything from cheating and the importance of umpires, to media representation and the obsessions of lifelong fans.
BREAK A SWEAT: SIX3NINE
While gyms across the country continue to reopen, there’s one that’s opened its doors for the first time. Six3Nine’s Spitalfields site sprung into life yesterday, offering a large workout space and a timetable of varied fitness classes plus personal training plans. Whether you’re looking to master a martial art, chill out with some Pilates, work up a sweat in a circuit class or just do your own thing, this is a place to explore.
HELP TAKE OVER A TAPROOM: PRAIRIE FIRE BBQ
Mondo Brewing Co is taking over the taps at Prairie Fire BBQ in White City this weekend. Tickets cost £15 and include a freshly pulled pint, barbecued smoked wings and a plate of St Louis style ribs. Take a seat on the terrace, check out the live bands and enjoy working your way through the limited-edition seasonal beers.
CRACK A CANNED COCKTAIL: VACAY
Order in a canned cocktail from the aptly named Vacay for the long weekend. You’ve currently got four options, each made with all-natural ingredients: Moscow Mule, Paloma, Vodka Soda and Tom Collins. Single cans start at £4.50 while a four-pack comes in at £18.
WIN A BBQ EXPERIENCE: HELLMANN’S POP-UP BBQ
The mayonnaise magnates at Hellmann’s are offering a chance to win a spot at a pop-up BBQ this Saturday. Winners can bring five mates to the South Bank site, where an impressive BBQ will be laid on, complete with a selection of meat, veggie and vegan dishes. Enter via the brand’s Instagram page before 12pm tomorrow – winners will be announced later in the day.
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