What To Do This Weekend
What To Do This Weekend

What To Do This Weekend


Wondering what to do with your downtime? SLMan has you covered. From new menus and food events to a one-man play, here’s what to get stuck into…
Photography Material Matters

Dan Martensen

Start The Weekend Right

It’s Bagels Primrose Hill

Craving an NYC-style bagel? For our money, It’s Bagels makes some of the best in London – and it’s just opened a shop and bakery in Primrose Hill. The brainchild of fashion photographer Dan Martensen, the bakery serves freshly baked plain bagels alongside flavours like poppy, sesame, garlic, onion, and cinnamon and raisin. Customers can also tuck into bagels filled with classic combos, like smoked salmon with cream cheese and capers; or choose something a bit different like the ‘BECSPK’ with bacon, egg, cheese, salt, pepper and ketchup; or an all-American peanut butter and jelly bagel. Finish your order with coffee or fresh juice.

65 Regent’s Park Road, Primrose Hill, NW1 8XD

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Catch A Play

Vanya at Duke of York's Theatre

Sherlock and Fleabag star Andrew Scott returns to the West End stage for a five-week run of Anton Chekhov’s 1898 classic. The one-man production is a modern take on Uncle Vanya, with Scott playing all seven characters. Vanya explores the comedic and tragic human experience, from hopes and dreams to mistakes and regrets, highlighting the bond between actor and audience. Tickets start from £30.

St Martin's Lane, West End, WC2N 4BG; 15th September-21st October 

Visit TheDukeofYorks.com 

Material Matters

Be Inspired

London Design Festival

London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. Must-see events over the next few weeks include an exhibition on creating furniture from waste at Mayfair Design District (18th-24th Sep), a talk by One Hundred Shoreditch hotel designer Jacu Strauss and preloved platform Vinterior (19th Sep); and a furniture showcase by Material Matters at Oxo Tower Wharf (20-23rd Sep). Don’t miss the talk on art collecting with expert David Henty at Chelsea Design District (21st Sept). Tickets are free, otherwise talks start from £5.

Various locations; 16th-24th September

Visit LondonDesignFestival.com


Meet Your Mates

Forza Wine at the National Theatre

South London rooftop venue Forza Wine has opened a second site at the National Theatre. The 160-cover indoor and outdoor space is on the north-west terrace of the famous brutalist building. Choose from a menu of natural wines and seasonal cocktails, alongside a ‘sort of Italian’ snack menu with dishes like cauliflower fritti with aioli, pancetta potato cakes with pickled cabbage, and its signature soft serve. We recommend the frozen peach margarita for a refreshing sundowner. 

Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PX

Visit ForzaWine.com

Upgrade Your Wardrobe

Paul Smith Private Sale

Arlettie hosts regular sample sales and menswear pop-ups in Marylebone. Today until Saturday 16th September, it’s hosting a Paul Smith sample sale where you’ll find a selection of old-season menswear and accessories. To get your hands on a ticket, sign up for an Arlettie account to book a shopping slot. Once you’ve nabbed a bargain, walk to Paul Smith’s flagship store in Mayfair to check out his new Mulberry x Paul Smith collection. 

13-14 Margaret Street, Marylebone, W1W 8RN

Visit Arlettie.com

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London Oyster Championships

On Tuesday 19th September, chef Richard Corrigan will host the annual London Oyster Championships at his Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill. To mark the start of native oyster season (September to April), some of London’s top restaurants will go head to head in two competitions: Best Dressed Oysters, then a race to shuck 30 in the quickest time. Maison François, Wiltons, Darby’s and Notting Hill Fish Shop are all confirmed to take part. Book your ticket to watch the action unfold and try a range of oysters and champagne. All proceeds will be donated to The Blue Marine Foundation. 

11-15 Swallow Street, Piccadilly, W1B 4DG

Visit LondonOysterChampionships.com

End The Weekend Right

The Parakeet

You might have spotted The Parakeet on social media thanks to its slick interiors and impressive reviews. Now, the pub headed up by Ben Allen and Ed Jennings (both ex-Brat) has launched a Sunday roast menu – all cooked over the kitchen’s custom flame grill. Diners can choose from legs of lamb, roast chicken (cooked over hay for extra smokiness), salt-aged topside beef and celeriac wellington, each served with roast potatoes with herbs and garlic, seasonal greens and root veg, Yorkshire puddings and carrot and swede purée. Add on a bottle of burgundy and finish the meal with sticky toffee pudding or a cheeseboard. 

256 Kentish Town Road, Kentish Town, NW5 2EN

Visit TheParakeetPub.com

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