What To Do This Weekend 19.10.22
What To Do This Weekend 19.10.22

What To Do This Weekend 19.10.22


Wondering what to do this weekend? SLMan has you covered. From new menus and pop-ups to an art fair in Battersea, here’s what to get stuck into…


NYC Bar Takeover at The NoMad

From Friday 21st to Saturday 22nd October, four of New York City’s best cocktail bars will pop up at the NoMad hotel for a one-off cocktail takeover in its new basement bar, Common Decency. Guests can try 20 unique cocktails over two nights created by bartenders from Mister Paradise, Attaboy (#22 on the latest World’s 50 Best Bars list), Chez Zou and Overstory. Details remain under wraps until the weekend, but we know each menu will feature Hendrick's gin, Glenfiddich and Monkey Shoulder whisky, Discarded Spirits and Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey – to name a few. Tickets are free.

28 Bow Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7AW

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Affordable Art Fair Battersea

Want to improve your living standards at home? Battersea’s Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea Park this weekend with thousands of contemporary works, starting from just £50. From Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd October, visitors can browse original paintings, photography, sculptures and prints by up-and-coming artists, as well as more established names presented by 100 of the world’s leading galleries. Once you’ve nabbed a piece or two, head to the bars and cafés for Moroccan street food by Harissa & Lemon and wood-fired pizza from Street Dough. There’s also an ‘after dark’ ticket for late-night visitors, including live music from DJs and drinks all evening. Tickets start from £10.

Evolution London, Battersea Park, Battersea, SW11 4NJ

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Prada Pop-Up at Selfridges

Prada has opened a pop-up in Selfridges to celebrate its sustainable collection of clothing and accessories. Head to the ground floor until Saturday 5th November to see the futuristic space in situ, complete with huge screens, animated wallpaper and a cool installation made from fishing nets and textile fibre waste. Browse the collection of outerwear and accessories, all made from the brand’s impressive Re-Nylon which allows each piece to react dynamically to light, heat and water. Look out for the padded jackets which have a printed pattern that’s revealed once the temperature drops below 10°C, and hats which glow neon green when charged with sunlight. 

400 Oxford Street, West End, W1A 1AB

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London Bourbon Trail

Yellowstone Select Bourbon has created a bourbon trail across four bars in the capital. As part of London Cocktail Week, guests can visit Gerry’s Wines & Spirits and The Vintage House in Soho, Tomoka Fine & Rare in the Royal Exchange and Islington’s Slim Jim’s Liquor Store to take part in masterclasses, try bourbons and get your hands on free cocktails. Until Monday 5th December, visit a bar to get your ‘bourbon passport’ and go to all four sites to collect stamps and get a free drink at each. You can also find bottles of Yellowstone at each bar with 20% off. Book ahead for a bourbon evening at Chotto Matte in Soho on Sunday 25th October to learn about barrel aging and try a few special finish whiskies.  

Various sites

Visit LondonCocktailWeek.com


Seeing Auschwitz

A harrowing but important exhibition, Seeing Auschwitz focuses on the horrors committed at Auschwitz concentration camp under the Nazi regime. Using the scarce photographic evidence available, it features 100 images and portraits of victims and perpetrators, providing an unsettling new perspective of the crimes committed, and the humanity of the people who perished. The vast collection of images come from several sources, and include aerial pictures of the camps taken by Allied forces, documentation of the deportation process and insight into life before the camps. Tickets cost £10, and part of the profits will be donated to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland to support its preservation. 

81 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW7 3LD

Visit SeeingAuschwitz.com


Jazz & Negroni Nights at the Great Northern Hotel

Great Northern Hotel in King’s Cross is bringing back its jazz and negroni nights – and tickets have just gone on sale. The next one will take place on Tuesday 25th October from 6:30pm at GNH Bar & Terrace where guests can listen to live jazz and try drinks from the new negroni menu. Confirmed acts include Rocca Brother’s Vocal Trio who will perform crowd-pleasers like ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ by Stevie Wonder and ‘Back To Black’ by Amy Winehouse. Drinks include the ‘Barrel Aged Negroni’, made with Hayman’s Dry Gin, Antica Formula, Campari and orange bitters; and the ‘Mezcal Negroni’ featuring Montelobos Mezcal, Antica Formula, Campari and a lime twist. Entry is free.

 Great Northern Hotel, Pancras Road, King’s Cross, N1C 4TB

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