What To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend

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Wondering what to do over the three-day weekend? SLMan has you covered. From new openings and menus to an East End pub crawl, here’s what to get stuck into…
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JUSTIN DESOUZA

TRY A GREAT STEAK

Flat Iron, The Cut

Flat Iron opens a new restaurant on The Cut in Waterloo tonight. To celebrate, head of beef Fred Smith has sourced some quality Japanese black wagyu for a giveaway that could see you try the special steak for free. Once the wagyu runs out, diners can choose from the brand’s signature steaks with classic sides like beef dripping chips, creamed spinach, and roasted cauliflower with parsley, lemon and mint. There’s also the special Herd Burger made with Yorkshire beef from Flat Iron’s own herd, Ogleshield cheese, tomatoes and burger relish.

41-45 The Cut, Waterloo, SE1 8LF

Visit FlatIronSteak.co.uk

BOOK AHEAD

London In The Sky

Tickets have just gone on sale for London In The Sky, a pop-up dining experience at the O2 where you can enjoy an al fresco meal 100ft in the sky. Opening on Thursday 19th May and running until the end of August, you can choose from brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, sunset dinners or cocktail flights prepared by award-winning caterer Dish. During weekends, expect festival vibes with long afternoons of live music acts, DJ sets and entertainment. Take 20% off all bookings in May when you book directly at the below link; seats start from £79pp.

Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 0DX

Visit LondonInTheSky.co.uk

GET YOUR CULTURE FIX

Bill Bernstein Last Dance Exhibition At Defected HQ

Defected HQ in Shoreditch has just opened an exhibition in collaboration with Glitterbox to showcase the work of renowned photographer Bill Bernstein, known for his hedonistic shots of New York’s 70s club scene. Curated by David Hill Gallery, the free exhibition includes never-seen-before photos of the city’s most famous spots, including Studio 54, Paradise Garage and Better Days. Known for shooting club culture’s most pivotal moments in his signature monochrome aesthetic, Bernstein captures the edge, glamour and grittiness of NYC. Don’t miss the roller disco shots at Empire. 

The Basement, 23 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3LT

Visit Defected.com

MEET YOUR MATES

The Blackhorse Beer Mile

On Sunday 1st May, bring your mates to the Blackhorse Beer Mile – a six-pub crawl with beer tastings at Truman’s Social Club, Signature Brew, Beerblefish Brewing, Exale Brewing, Wild Card Brewery and Hackney Brewery. Each taproom will host special events including live music from bands and DJs plus food trucks from local street vendors. Once you’ve had a pint at each location, you’ll get a stamp to complete a Blackhorse Beer Mile passport for a free pint glass on completion. Highlights include beer-inspired food served on the roof terrace at Signature Brew, hopped gin and cask beer tastings alongside boardgames at Beerblefish Brewing, and live music until late at Hackney Brewery's High Hill Tap.

Various sites

Visit BlackHorseBeerMile.co.uk

@MIKELOVETATTOOER

GET INKED UP

Mike Love Tattoo Residency At Buckle Street Studios By Locke

Aparthotel brand Locke opened at Buckle Street Studios in Aldgate a few months ago. Hand poke tattoo artist Mike Love has just started a residency there. Book in via Mike’s Instagram to secure a spot on Saturday 30th April or Sunday 1st May – bring design inspo with you or ask him to create something unique. 

21 Buckle Street, Aldgate, E1 8DB

Visit LockeLiving.com

WATCH THIS NETFLIX FILM

Silverton Siege

This new film lands on Netflix today. Silverton Siege is based on a true story about a bank held hostage after an anti-apartheid strike went wrong. During a high-profile mission to sabotage a petrol depot, a trio of freedom fighters realise they have been set up, with police ready and waiting to arrest them. A fierce chase ensues and they end up seeking shelter inside a bank. When they get there, they’re in agreement that someone, perhaps one of them, is an ‘impimpi’ – a police spy. The question is, who? Tension rises further when they decide to negotiate for the release of Nelson Mandela.

Visit Netflix.com

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ENJOY A MEAT FEAST

Great British Beef Week At Smokehouse Islington

It’s Great British Beef Week and Smokehouse Islington is serving a special tasting menu to mark the occasion (£55pp). Until Saturday 30th April, diners can tuck into a five-course meal made with British ingredients including quality cuts of beef. Open with an aperitif before enjoying dishes like crispy beef noodle salad with hazelnuts, soy-cured egg yolk and togarashi; smoked beef feather blade with wilted greens and a red wine jus; and buttermilk pudding with blackberries and shortbread. Add on wine pairings for £35pp.

63-69 Canonbury Road, Islington, N1 2DG

Visit SmokehouseIslington.co.uk

LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC

Brixton Village Celebration

Tonight, Brixton Village kicks off a new music series showcasing local talent and artists, as well as some of the village’s best restaurants. Head to the Kumasi Market, the village’s oldest grocer, to listen to traditional Ghanaian music from Yaaba Funk fronted by singer, percussionist, and vinyl DJ Yaaba. DJ Cyndi Handson will also grace the decks in tribute to her mother – the original owner of Kumasi. Take advantage of 20% off selected small plates and drinks too. Events will take place at different venues every last Wednesday of the month, including a party at Artisan Stories on Wednesday 25th May to celebrate the food and culture of Morocco. 

27-28 Granville Arcade, Brixton Village, SW9 8JH

Visit BrixtonVillage.com

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