What To Do This Weekend 19.06.24
What To Do This Weekend 19.06.24

What To Do This Weekend 19.06.24


Wondering what to do with your downtime? SLMan has you covered. From a food festival to a classic furniture sample sale, here’s what to get stuck into…

Book Ahead

Pub In The Park

Tom Kerridge’s annual food festival is almost here once more. As it tours the country, each weekend will feature Tom’s Michelin-starred pub, The Hand & Flowers, plus a selection of other great UK restaurants and chefs serving up some of their most popular dishes – look out for the likes of Simon Rimmer and Atul Kochhar. You can also count on live music, chef demonstrations and family friendly activities. The first one is on 28th-30th June in Chiswick, before Tim hits Reigate on 12th-14th July and St Albans on 6th-8th September.

Chiswick House & Gardens, Burlington Lane, Chiswick, W4 2RP

Visit PubInTheParkUK.com

Snag A Bargain

Vitra Sample Sale

This Saturday, for one day only, Swiss furniture brand Vitra is holding a sample sale in its Shoreditch showroom. Get over there between 9am and 2pm to find big discounts on ex-display chairs, accessories and more from classic names like Verner Panton, Charles & Ray Eames and Jean Prouvé.

32 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3LX

Visit Vitra.com


See An Exhibition

Royal Academy

Run without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition showcases art in all forms – from prints, painting, film and photography to architectural works and sculpture by invited artists, Royal Academicians and emerging talent. Anyone can submit work for the exhibition, so expect to see up-and-coming names alongside some of the best working artists in the world. Most of the works will also be available to buy.

Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD; until 18th August

Visit RoyalAcademy.org.uk

Support A Good Cause

Too Many Critics

Having raised more than £100k last year, Too Many Critics returns next week for its 17th edition in support of Action Against Hunger. At Nine Elms restaurant Darby’s, top food critics like Tom Parker Bowles, Leyla Kazim and Giles Coren will switch roles to cook three-course meals judged by chefs such as Francesco Mazzei and Vivek Singh. An auction will run alongside the dinner, offering prizes like a private dinner at Kolae, a table at The Devonshire, and a trip to Dubai. Tickets are £250, including dinner and drinks.

Darby’s, 3 Viaduct Gardens, Nine Elms, SW11 7AY; Tuesday 25th June, 6pm-10:30pm

Visit EventBrite.co.uk

Get Date Night Right

Bar Kroketa

Spanish Soho favourite Bar Kroketa has opened a second site on the other side of Oxford Street at St Christopher’s Place. Once again, the menu is a croquette lover’s dream, designed by the Brindisa team. Look out for king prawn kroketas with prawn head aioli, as well as the classic ham bites, and tender crab toasties with house pickles. Just save room for churros.

Bar Kroketa, 23 Barrett Street, St Christopher’s Place, W1U 1BF

Visit Kroketa.co.uk

Get On Your Bike

London Cycle Festival

This weekend, the second edition of Via Criterium – the biggest festival of cycling in the capital – is cruising into King’s Cross, joining the Brompton World Championship as part of the inaugural London Cycle Festival. The festival will kick off on Friday from 6pm-10pm with several races and the chance to ride the circuit through the historic King’s Cross estate and Coal Drops Yard. Saturday will see the much-loved Brompton World Championships return to London after nearly five years. Highlights of the racing calendar also elite category races featuring competitors from the world’s fastest semi-pro riders to regional racers and cyclists from the local community. On Sunday, the event will open from 10.30am-6pm and the focus will be on youth races. Across the weekend, bike enthusiasts can enjoy themed guided tours throughout the city including the London Fashion Ride, London Art Ride, London Architecture Ride and London Design Ride, each hosted by experts in their fields.

King’s Cross & Coal Drops Yards; 21st-23rd June

Visit Via-Atelier.cc


Have A Drink

10 Greek Street

Soho eatery 10 Greek Street has launched a monthly four-part series called ‘The Unusual Suspects’ to highlight upcoming wine trends. First up, until Tuesday 25th June, the focus is on English wine. Diners can explore wine lists by the glass or bottle, with pairing suggestions from the Greek Street chefs.

10 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 4DH

Visit 10GreekStreet.com


Grab A Sandwich

Neat X Sensational Sandwiches

Neat, the trailblazing plant-based fast food concept, and sandwich influencer @_sensationalsandwiches have teamed up to create a limited-edition sandwich, The Grilled Chick'n Souvlaki. The sandwich, available throughout the summer, contains grilled chick'n, fresh tzatziki, greek fries, sun-dried tomatoes, feta and red onion with hummus and parsley salsa, sandwiched between two crisp ciabatta slices.

33 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 5JU; until 31st August

Visit Neat-Food.com

Cheer On

Red Bull Soapbox Race

The legendary Red Bull Soapbox Race is returning to Alexandra Palace this Saturday, 22nd June.  In front of thousands of spectators, 60 amateur teams will race down the infamous course in homemade soap boxes. Drawing the UK’s most fearless – and reckless – teams to create the wackiest of vehicles, it is set to be a great day. Plus, there will be plenty of food and drink vendors for a pitstop.

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Haringey, N22 7AY

Visit RedBull.com

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