SUPPORT A LOCAL RESTAURANT: Stoney Street By Night X Tom Cenci
Stoney Street in Borough Market is opening its kitchen up to chefs who have been affected by the pandemic. Tom Cenci (who helped launch Duck & Waffle) is first, launching a three-month residency this week with some seriously inventive plates, including salmon bellies with grape mustard mayo, cocoa-seared Irish beef, and a smashed cheeseburger. Available Wednesday to Saturday until the end of the year.
TREAT YOUR FEET: Prada X Adidas Superstars
Prada has just pulled the curtains back on a collaboration with Adidas. Made in Italy and fusing the pair’s signature styles, the Prada Superstar leather trainer comes in three sleek colours for men: black, white and chromed silver. At £420 a pair, they’re an investment, but the style is ageless and they’ll be with you for a long time.
MAKE A DATE WITH THE TATE: Bruce Nauman
Across the last 50 years, Bruce Nauman has established himself as a giant of American art. For the first time in more than two decades, he’s got a London exhibition all of his own. Get yourself over to the Tate Modern to see exactly how he’s made brilliant, pioneering use of sound, film, video and neon.
EAT WELL AT HOME: The Dorset Meat Company
The Dorset Meat Company has launched a ‘build your own’ meat subscription box. Whether you’re flying solo or feeding the family, tailor the contents to your needs, choosing from its array of quality, free-range meat, cheese and deli items. Boxes start from £29.95.
KIT YOURSELF OUT FOR AUTUMN: Wax London
Wax London has opened its first bricks-and-mortar store on Foubert’s Place, just off Carnaby Street. The cool, independent menswear brand specialises in affordable, sustainable clothing, with most pieces designed and made in its London studio. Wax’s autumn/winter collection has just arrived, so now’s as good a time as any to head on down.
28 Fouberts Place, Soho, W1F 7PR
FOR A RETRO GAME NIGHT: The Foosball Club
Head to the Foosball Club on Holloway Road for a socially distanced game of table foosball. With four championship tables, you can catch up with friends over a game, fight for bragging rights then try your luck on the old-school arcade machines and finish the night with pizza. For up to four people, two-hour time slots are available for £30.
203 Holloway Road, Islington, N7 8DL
LISTEN TO SOMETHING NEW: As Long As You Are By Future Islands
Three years on from their last studio effort, Future Islands release a new album on Friday. Its 14 tracks are loaded with upbeat melodies and euphoric choruses, delivered in the band’s signature synth-pop style. To celebrate the launch of As Long As You Are, there will be a live-streamed performance of the LP at 8pm on launch day. Buy tickets here.
FOR FRENCH-STYLE FINE DINING: Le Comptoir Robuchon
Mayfair favourite Le Comptoir has reopened with a new menu featuring fresh seasonal dishes, including smoked tuna tart with guacamole, foie gras ravioli, and smoked leeks and langoustines. On Fridays, there’s a set lunch menu offering three courses with two glasses of wine and a coffee for £59pp – or go all out for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights.
6 Clarges Street, Mayfair, W1J 8AE
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
At 8pm on Friday, Bad Seeds duo Nick Cave and Warren Ellis will stream a live conversation on the soundtrack they made for the film Lawless. It’ll be shown on the band’s own Bad Seed Teevee, which has been running 24/7 on YouTube since early in lockdown. The soundtrack will be played in full, accompanied by a chat between Cave, Ellis and special guests.
A NEW WAY TO WORKOUT AT HOME: FIIT X Sky Q
Fiit, one of Europe’s leading fitness apps, is now available on Sky Q. For an at-home workout, choose one of its cardio, strength and HIIT classes, or sign up for a one-on-one training session with a fitness expert from the comfort of your living room. Once you’ve downloaded the Fiit app, you’ll also get access to the workouts on your phone.
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