What To Do This Weekend 02.02.22

What To Do This Weekend 02.02.22


Wondering what to do this weekend? SLMan has you covered. From new pop-ups and restaurant menus to an AR experience with Sir David Attenborough, here’s what to get stuck into…


Legends Menu At Swift

A new menu at Swift Soho has been inspired by famous drinkers throughout history. The ‘Legend’ menu features 19 cocktails, with illustrations of each imbiber at the back of the menu plus the lowdown on their favourite drink. Highlights include Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflower’, made with Irish whisky, Cocchi Americano, orange bitters and absinthe; Snoop Dogg’s ‘Long Beach’ of Absolut vodka, riesling, yuzu, coconut and lemon. Other legends include Sir Ian McKellen, Josephine Baker and Frank Sinatra.

12 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 4TQ

Visit BarSwift.com


Suspicion, Apple TV

Uma Thurman is a no-nonsense New York businesswoman in this new series. When her son is kidnapped from a hotel, suspicion turns to four British travellers who were at the hotel on the night of his disappearance. The National Crime Agency and the FBI are called in, launching some transatlantic cat-and-mouse as the Brits seek to prove their innocence.

Out this Friday

Visit Apple.com


Chick 'n' Sours Chicken Heist

On Sunday 6th February, for one day only, Chick 'n' Sours is turning part of its restaurant in Seven Dials into a pop-up diner. Founder Jane Alty will be making the brand’s signature spicy Thai chicken herself as part of an exclusive menu. Dishes include popcorn chicken with crispy Thai garlic, red turmeric and sour chilli sauce; and ‘disco’ chicken wings with roasted rice, crispy makrut lime leaves, deep-fried shallots, and coriander fries. If you can’t make it to the pop-up, visit Chick ‘n’ Sours Haggerston this weekend for a limited-edition burger – made with fried thighs, kewpie mayo, tamarind sesame glaze and green papaya salad – or order one of the at-home kits featuring its bestsellers.

1A Earlham Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9LL; 390 Kingsland Road, Haggerston, E8 4AA

Visit ChickNSours.co.uk


The Green Planet AR Experience

Tickets have just gone on sale for this augmented reality experience. A virtual Sir David Attenborough will guide visitors on an immersive journey through the Secret Kingdom of Plants. The experience has been created with BBC Studios, inspired by one of Attenborough’s most watched series, The Green Planet. You’ll be given a smartphone and taken through six digitally enhanced worlds, including rainforests and desert landscapes, to learn how we can tackle the climate crisis. Tickets are free.
55 Regent Street, St James’s, W1J 0DD
Visit TheGreenPlanetExperience.co.uk


Gaucho’s Carbon-Neutral Steak

Gaucho has launched a carbon-neutral steak. Available at its Sloane Avenue, Richmond and Hampstead sites, the ‘Lomo Verde’ is 275g of spiral fillet steak, marinated in chimichurri sauce. All carbon emissions are offset through reforestation and investment in renewable energy sources, so you can enjoy your meal guilt free. You can even ask to top off your meal ‘with a tree’ – an extra £2 will fund the planting of a sapling tree in Peru – then enjoy a dessert from the new plant-based menu – a warm chocolate brownie with ice-cream or a classic apple tarte tatin.

89 Sloane Avenue, South Kensington, SW3 3DX; The Towpath, Riverside, Richmond, TW10 6UJ; 64 Heath Street, Hampstead, NW3 1DN

Visit GauchoRestaurants.com


Power: Hugh Heffner

Season one of Power told the story of disgraced media mogul Robert Maxwell. Series two focuses on Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. Models, Playboy bunnies and other women from Hefner’s inner circle tell journalist Amy Rose Spiegel their side of the story. For all of these women, Playboy changed their lives, for better or for worse, but beyond the glitz and glamour of raucous pool parties and lavish lifestyles, there was a darker side to the notorious Playboy Mansion – one that revolved around sex and power. Don’t miss the episode ‘A Child in the Mansion’ in which Jennifer Saginor, daughter of Hefner’s hard-partying personal physician, talks about growing up in the middle of a decadent party scene.

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Six Nations At The Hunter’s Moon

The Hunter’s Moon in Chelsea is screening every match of the Six Nations, with a new food menu to celebrate the return of rugby. Head down this Saturday to watch the first game between Ireland and Wales. At half time, tuck into a lobster, prawn and avocado brioche roll with fries or a zingy Korean fried chicken burger with pickled coleslaw, gochujang mayonnaise and triple cooked chips. Wash it down with a jug of a Welsh brew like Butty Bach.

86 Fulham Road, South Kensington, SW3 6HR

Visit HuntersMoonLondon.co.uk


The Font Wandsworth

Climbing has really taken off in the last few years. If you want to give it a go, The Font in Wandsworth is the place to know. The main space has almost 200 routes for climbers to tackle. Members gain access to some of the UK’s best climbing coaches, as well as lessons for all abilities. You can even combine a climbing session with a HIIT workout to really torch some calories. Afterwards, treat yourself to a burger and a craft beer from the on-site bar.

30 Lydden Road, Wandsworth, SW18 4LR

Visit The-Font.co.uk

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