What To Do Over The Bank Holiday Weekend

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Wondering what to do over the bank holiday weekend? SLMan has you covered. From Jubilee events to new openings and world-class sport, here’s what to get stuck into…
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MR CENZ

BOOK AHEAD

The London E-Prix

Tickets for Formula E’s London E-Prix on 30th and 31st July have just gone on sale. In and around the ExCeL centre, 22 drivers in e-cars from the likes of Porsche, Jaguar, Nissan and Mercedes will take to the track. Visit the gaming arena for a spin on driving simulators, grab lunch at the food and drink stalls, and enjoy DJ Jax Jones who’ll be performing on both days. Tickets from £49pp.

Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Docklands, E16 1XL

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EAT GREAT PIZZA

Napoli Gang

Napoli Gang has just opened its first pizzeria on Ladbroke Grove. Created by the group behind Gloria in Shoreditch and Ave Mario in Covent Garden, it’s the new place to order fresh pizza, sides and dessert for takeaway or delivery. Stay classic with a margarita or choose from pizzas topped with slow-cooked ragu and pancetta; red onions, peppers and spicy tomato sauce; mozzarella, mortadella from Bologna, creme fraiche and ham; and truffle cream with ricotta and mushrooms. Add on antipasti sides like arancini balls, burrata with pesto, and lasagne fritters, then treat yourself to a tiramisu or cookies for dessert. 

149 Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, W10 6HJ

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TRY A NEW CLASS

John Reed

Berlin fitness group John Reed has launched new classes at its gym on Liverpool Street. There are four new high-intensity classes to try, including ‘Wipeout’, a series of HIIT moves with cardio; ‘Barre Soul’ for toning and strengthening; ‘Box Power’ boxing classes; and ‘Core Control’ to get your abs working. You can also use the gym’s state-of-the-art equipment while DJs play up-tempo music and house tunes. The best part? Your first three months are free when you sign up to a year’s membership (from £100 a month).

90 Liverpool Street, City, EC2M 2AT

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TAKE THE KIDS

Joust At Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace is hosting a jousting contest that sees knights compete in a five-day tournament to win the coveted Jubilee Cup. Expect medieval costumes, pageantry and pop-up food stalls around its grounds. Little ones can enjoy the Magic Garden, while adults explore the 60-acre estate. 

Wednesday 1st-Sunday 5th June; Hampton Court Way, East Molesey, KT8 9AU

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ENJOY A SPECIAL MEAL

Chatsworth Estate x Sotheby’s

Chatsworth Estate in the Peak District has teamed up with Sotheby’s to serve Jubilee-themed dishes in the auction house’s Mayfair restaurant. Dishes include gin-cured salmon with horseradish cream and pickled beetroot; lamb chops with salsa fresca; asparagus and broad bean risotto; classic bakewell tart with clotted cream; and summer berry pavlova with chantilly cream. There’s also a cocktail made from the estate’s own dry gin.

Saturday 28th May-Friday 15th July; 34-35 New Bond Street, West End, W1S 2RP

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Superbloom At The Tower of London

Over 20 million seeds have been sown in the Tower of London’s famous moat to create a beautiful floral display in time for the Jubilee. Designed to attract pollinators, Superbloom is a biodiverse habitat created to change with the seasons. Visitors can walk around the display or grab a mat and slide down into the moat on the Superbloom slide. Tickets start from £12. 

Wednesday 1st June-Sunday 18th September; The Tower of London, City, EC3N 4AB

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JUMP ABOARD A WES ANDERSON TRAIN

A Royal Weekend By British Pullman

Just for the Jubilee, British Pullman by Belmond has created a special experience for guests who want to relax aboard the art-deco train – designed by Wes Anderson – and see Windsor from the comfort of a luxury carriage. It includes a round-trip from London Victoria to Windsor (passing through the scenic Surrey countryside), afternoon tea with savoury treats and pastries, a glass of Windsor Great Park sparkling wine from the Queen’s own estate, and a bespoke copy of Luminary Bakery’s Rising Hope cookbook. Tickets from £340pp.

Sunday 5th June; Victoria Station, Victoria, SW1E 5ND

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Oklava Kebab Flight Night

Turkish joint Oklava kicks off a new guest kebab series on Tuesday 7th June. Oklava's Selin Kiazim will be joined by seven top chefs to showcase bold flavours from around the world. Diners will be treated to trout, bitter leaves, kimizu yolk and pickled magnolia by chef Shuko Oda (Koya); sugar-cured prawn kebab with squid ink and coconut crepes, kohlrabi, endive and herbs by Anna Hansen (formerly The Modern Pantry); Thai chicken with roasted coconut curry sauce, chicken fat and ghee flatbread by John Chantarasak (AngloThai); and lamb shawarma with a date and cardamom glaze on tandoor bread by Philip Juma (Juma Kitchen). Selin will also cook up a surprise kebab, plus a starter and dessert. Tickets cost £90pp but if you can’t make it on the night, dishes will be available to buy separately from the restaurant over the next few weeks.

74 Luke Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4PY

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RAISE A GLASS TO HER MAJESTY

Truman's Social Club

Truman's Social Club is throwing a weekend extravaganza to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. The venue will be transformed into The Mall, lined with real trees, Union Jack flags and a projection of Buckingham Palace. Across the four-day weekend, expect live music singalongs, karaoke, a classic village fete, and a Big Lunch event with a baking competition judged by a Great British Bake Off contestant. There’s even an all-day Caribbean Carnival on Friday with a reggae sound system, steel pan band and Caribbean grub. Tickets start from £2.50pp.

Thursday 2nd-Sunday 5th June; 1 Priestley Way, Walthamstow, E17 6AL

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