What To Do This Weekend 11.10.23
What To Do This Weekend 11.10.23

What To Do This Weekend 11.10.23


Wondering what to do with your downtime? SLMan has you covered. From night-time art events to a cocktail pop-up, here’s what to get stuck into…


Have A Drink

Lyan X

Ryan Chetiyawardana is Mr Lyan – the ground-breaking, taste-making bar owner and mixologist who’s redefined London’s cocktail scene and won more awards than you’ve had negronis. To mark ten years since the opening of his first bar, all five of his current outposts are being showcased at Sea Containers – including White Lyan (London), Super Lyan (Amsterdam) and Silver Lyan (Washington, DC). Various rooms in the hotel will be transformed into each bar. Even the décor will be recreated, like the mirrored ceiling at Silver Lyan and Cub’s mustard yellow seating. Guests can try each bar’s signature drinks, including the resurrected ‘Pinnacle Point Fizz’ made with Del Maguey mezcal, nixtamalized blue corn, sloe, ginger bitters, sour pineapple and soda. There’s a dining experience in the Cub room, with five dishes and cocktails served during an evening sitting (£150pp).

Sea Containers, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PD; 11th-13th October

Visit Lyaness.com

Faye Thomas

Hear From Some Experts

Wimbledon BookFest

Wimbledon BookFest returns tomorrow with ten days of literary talks and events from authors, politicians and historians. Taking place at venues across the area, the festival’s highlights include a talk on environmental science and aquatic life with explorer and broadcaster Steve Backshall (Thurs 28th Oct), a discussion with art historian Matt Lodder on the history of tattoos (Sat 14th Oct), and a talk with political biographer Anthony Seldon on what makes a great – and disastrous – prime minister (Sun 15th Oct). There are events for kids too, including a storytelling session and live drawing event with children’s author and illustrator Ed Vere (Sat 14th Oct).

Various sites

Visit WimbledonBookFest.org

Tom Webb

Get Date Night Right

Art After Dark

Berlin and Paris already have late-night art programmes to get visitors into their best galleries at night – and finally, the initiative has landed in London. Thirty of the capital’s best galleries and museums will keep their doors until 9pm over the next two days. There’s an exclusive screening inspired by performance artist Marina Abramović on the Piccadilly Lights, an outdoor art trail in Leicester Square Garden by artists like Claire Luxton and Robert Montgomery, and late-night exhibitions at the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and RA. 

Various locations; 12th-13th October

Visit ArtofLondon.co.uk

Enjoy An Indian Feast

Chaat x Holborn Dining Room

Rosewood London celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, the hotel is hosting a range of events in the coming weeks, including a pop-up from Chaat, the Michelin-starred restaurant at the Rosewood Hong Kong. Until Thursday 12th October, diners can try dishes including tandoori wagyu beef cheek with hung yoghurt, lobster tikka paneer with Kashmiri chilli, Old Delhi butter chicken and Malabar fish curry. 

252 High Holborn, Holborn, WC1V 7EN

Visit HolbornDiningRoom.com

Get A Culture Fix

Frieze London

Frieze London is an art fair featuring 280 of the world’s leading galleries. Visitors can view and buy art from more than 1,000 artists, while browsing the fair’s curated sections and tuning into talks. This year’s highlights include an outdoor sculpture exhibition in Regent’s Park featuring 19 large-scale works by artists such as Ayşe Erkmen, Ghada Amer and Hank Willis Thomas, and guided tours of the main exhibition space with a focus on established artists and big-name galleries. Stop for lunch at Heckfield Place’s pop-up restaurant, headed up by chef Skye Gyngell. Tickets start from £95.

Regent’s Park, NW1 4HA; 11th-15th October 

Visit Frieze.com 

End The Weekend Right

Sunday Asado at Sucre

In a former concert hall on Great Marlborough Street, Sucre draws on Latin American and European influences to create dishes using seasonal ingredients cooked over open fires. This weekend it launches an Asado (Spanish for ‘roast’) menu featuring marinated steaks, fish and veg. From noon to 4pm on Sundays, diners can tuck into sharing dishes like beef and cheese empanadas, followed by main courses of beef short rib banderita with chimichurri, Iberico steak with peppercorn sauce, or catch of the day with lemon gremolata – all cooked in Sucre’s open kitchen and served with seasonal veg. Finish the meal with dulce de leche profiteroles or poached peaches with blackberry pavlovas and lemon mousse. 

47B Great Marlborough Street, Soho, W1F 7JP

Visit SucreRestaurant.com

Get Stuck In For A Good Cause

Ikoyi x Shake Shack

Jeremy Chan is the chef behind two Michelin-starred restaurant Ikoyi. This week, he’s teaming up with Shake Shack to create two limited-edition items. On Friday 13 October from 12pm, diners at Shake Shack Covent Garden can try Chan’s ‘Ikoyi Burger’ with ‘Dark Beer Fondue Fries’. The cheeseburger is topped with deep-fried buffalo sweetbreads, fermented scotch bonnet relish, Efo spice emulsion, and grilled mustard greens – sandwiched in a toasted potato bun brushed with pumpkin seed miso butter. He’s also upgraded Shake Shack’s crinkle cut fries with dark beer fondue infused with lemon thyme, garlic, penja peppercorn, and sliced negi onions. There will be a limited number of burgers – so be sure to get there early. And if you needed any more of a reason to get involved, proceeds will be donated to City Harvest, a charity that collects and redistributes food to those in need around London.

24 Market Building, The Piazza, Covent Garden, WC2E 8RD

Visit ShakeShack.co.uk

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