What To Do This Weekend 6.12.19

What To Do This Weekend 6.12.19


Whether you want to spend the weekend embracing Christmas festivities or enjoying a fireside seat in a country pub, these are the best things to do this weekend.

MAKE LIKE A KING HERE: Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre

Roam one of Henry VIII’s old haunts and indulge in the bounty of street-food stalls at this year’s Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre. With live cookery demonstrations from the likes of Michel Roux Jr and Chris Bavin, alongside more than 120 artisanal stalls, this is a royal opportunity for foodies to get stuck into a host of culinary delights from Christmas past and present.
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, KT8 9AU; 6th-8th December

Visit HRP.org.uk

IT’S GIN O’CLOCK HERE: Tanqueray Townhouse

For ten days from 6th December, Tanqueray is running its own gin-themed Christmas emporium at Bloomsbury House. It features two bars, as well as secret hideouts including ‘The Aura Room’ and ‘The Library’. Navigating these rooms, guests can expect entertainment from magicians, a secret telephone that uses new technology to convert your brainwaves into a bespoke cocktail, and an ‘aura’ photographer – all while sipping on a Tom Collins. An experience that can only be described as winter wonderland for adults.
2-3 Bloomsbury Way, Holborn, WC1A 2RL; 6th-15th December

Visit TanquerayTownhouse.com


Feeling like you’re on a never-ending hamster wheel is a sentiment shared by many people. Is it healthy to constantly be juggling work and personal life in a continuous balancing act? At Somerset House, artists and designers have created a multi-sensory experience called ‘24/7’, which explores the non-stop nature of modern life through five themed zones. If you’ve never experienced virtual reality before, brace yourself. This is an extremely intriguing experience not to be missed.
Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA; until 23rd February 2020

Visit SomersetHouse.org.uk

Historic Royal Palaces

Sweat It
Sweat It
Somerset House
Somerset House


Kean Street fitness studio Sweat It has introduced a new Saturday class. Compound60 includes a range of full-body muscle workouts guaranteed to make you ache the following day. The hour-long ‘sweat fest’ involves exercises from landmine squats and burpees to deadlifts and push-ups, with the aim of helping you build a strong, lean body. Not one for the faint hearted – be sure to have an ice bath to dive into afterwards.
4 Kean Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 4AS; every Saturday

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Japan has been producing craft whisky for over 100 years. Rivalling traditional Scottish malts, Japanese whisky is produced using a variety of methods, with flavours ranging from smoky to sweet. The Malt Lounge & Bar at Marylebone’s recently opened Prince Akatoki hotel offers a sophisticated setting in which to test your whisky palate. With over 50 whiskies on its menu, alongside a selection of Japanese-inspired cocktails and, of course, sake, the Malt Lounge is a welcome addition to the London bar scene.

50 Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone, W1H 7FD

Visit TheMaltLounge.co.uk

LET IT LOOSE HERE: Rolling Stones Walking Tour

Half a century on from the release of the seminal Let It Bleed album, Mojo production editor Ed Glinert is leading a four-hour Rolling Stones walking tour. He will visit the band’s old haunts in Soho, Mayfair, Kensington and Chelsea. Meet at Leicester Square tube station for a fascinating, unconventional way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 0AP; 8th November

Visit Eventbrite.co.uk

The Malt Lounge
The Malt Lounge
The Malt Lounge
The Malt Lounge

Philip Townstead


Keen to stay stylish even when it’s tipping it down outside? Get yourself along to the new flagship store of Danish outerwear specialist Rains. Near Seven Dials, the brand’s cool, innovative product lines run from coats to bags and accessories. Exciting customisation and launch events are promised, and a Rains coat is a perfect safeguard from the worst British weather.
20 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9LG

Visit Rains.com


With its panoramic views, modern interior and menu of bold sharing dishes, recently opened Mthr offers diners a harmonious ‘home feel’ inspired by a sense of community spirit. On the 20th floor of Canary Wharf’s Collective co-living space, its kitchen turns out dishes including baked whole seabream and coq au vin. A great new place to soak up a view with a cocktail in hand.
The Collective, Crossharbour Plaza, Canary Wharf, E14 9YF

Visit MthrLondon.com

Motherless Brooklyn
Motherless Brooklyn
MTHR London
MTHR London


With a star studded line up including Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Leslie Mann and Alec Baldwin, Motherless Brooklyn follows detective Lionel Essrog as he attempts to solve the murder of his friend and confidante Frank Minna. Set in the 1950s, the film explores the dangerous caverns of crime ridden Brooklyn and Harlem, introducing us to a cast of criminals and gangsters residing in seedy jazz clubs and slums whom Essrog has to face along the way. If murder mysteries are your thing, this is a gripping story with a dynamic plotline. 

Visit Cineworld.co.uk


Britain’s premier boxing league; the super series is a chance for fighters of all weight classes to face one another in an attempt to earn the right to compete for the UK Boxing Union British title. Boxing fans will get the chance to see close up action from inside the ring. There are nine separate weight categories and five rounds to this championship, so grab yourself a beer and settle in to watch professional boxers duke it out. 

O2 Forum Kentish Town, 9-17 Highgate Rd, Kentish Town NW5 1JY

Visit SuperSeriesBoxing.co.uk

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