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 pop-ups and restaurant specials to a Nick Cave gig, here’s what to get stuck into…
Photography NIC CRILLY HARGRAVE | NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

MEET YOUR MATES

The Blackhorse Beer Mile

On Sunday 28th August, lead your mates around 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 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. Remember there’s pool, table tennis and table football at Truman’s Social Club. 

Various sites

Visit BlackHorseBeerMile.co.uk

NIC CRILLY HARGRAVE

GRAB A SLICE

Pizzeria Pop-Up at The Colonel Fawcett

081 Pizzeria opened its stall at Peckham Levels last year. Now it’s got a first pop-up – at Camden boozer the Colonel Fawcett. Until Monday 29th August, choose from Neapolitan margaritas as well as the Capricciosa featuring tomato sauce, ham, spicy salami, mushrooms, olives, artichokes, parmesan and basil; and the ‘Pistachiosa’ with mozzarella, mortadella, burrata and pistachios. You can also order small Italian bites like deep fried mac ’n’ cheese with minced meat and arancini balls stuffed with bolognese. 

1 Randolph Street, Camden, NW1 0SS

Visit TheColonelFawcett.co.uk

GET THE DRINKS IN

Number 90 Bank Holiday Weekender

Taking place over four days from Thursday to Sunday, meet your mates to tuck into 2-4-1 burgers and drinks before listening to DJs all night. Confirmed acts include resident DJs The Disco Express, as well as East End kingpins S.A.S.H and Half Baked Records who will set the vibe at Number 90’s sister venue next door, 9294. On Sunday, don’t miss a jazz and soul night with roast dinners served all evening. Tickets are free.

Main Yard, 90 Wallis Road, Hackney, E9 5LN

Visit Dice.fm

NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

PREPARE TO CUT LOOSE

Notting Hill Carnival

After a two-year hiatus, Notting Hill Carnival returns for another bank holiday weekend of music, dancing and epic street food. From Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August, visitors can catch the parades, dance at various pop-ups from Ladbroke Grove to Kensal Road, and watch the annual steel band competition. Head to the main stages to see performances over the weekend – don’t miss the legendary Calypso Tent – and try Caribbean street food from over 300 vendors. We reckon the pop-ups at Trini Corner have the best selection. On Sunday 28th August, rum brand Wray & Nephew will take over Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance Park stage with special guest performances, DJ sets and plenty of rum punch for the crowd.

Various sites.

Visit NHCarnival.org

TUCK IN

Eggbreak x White Mausu Peanut Rayu Rice Bowl

Regular SLMan readers will know we rate White Mausu’s Asian condiments, so we were pleased to hear the brand has partnered with Notting Hill brunch spot Eggbreak for a new dish. The peanut rayu rice bowl is a cold bibimbap bowl mixed with peas, pickled radish, cucumber, kimchi, aubergine, tofu and fried egg, topped with a generous dollop of White Mausu's Peanut Rayu. Mop it all up with some of Eggbreak’s freshly baked bread. Depending on how early it is, you could even wash it down with a couple of craft beers.

30 Uxbridge Street, Notting Hill, W8 7TA

Visit EggBreak.com

LISTEN TO A ROCKSTAR

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at All Points East

All Points East continues at Victoria Park this week. Tame Impala are top of the bill on Thursday, The National headline on Friday and Disclosure are front and centre of Saturday’s lineup. But more tickets have just been released for Sunday 28th August, when Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds take to the stage. As part of their world tour – which has already received rave reviews from the critics – it’s the band’s only UK date this summer. Expect to hear classic songs including ‘O Children’, ‘Into My Arms’ and the 1994 hit ‘Red Right Hand’ (aka the theme tune of Peaky Blinders). Tickets start from £74.

Victoria Park Road, Hackney, E9 7DD

Visit AllPointsEastFestival.com

WATCH THIS NETFLIX DOC

Untold

The first series of Untold featured fresh tales from the world of sports. In season two, there are four new stories you probably won’t be familiar with. From football to basketball and streetball to sailing, each story is retold by the key figures at the centre of the storm or scandal. Whether it’s the unknown tale of football star Manti Te’o’s online connection, the ref behind the NBA gambling scandal, the rags-to-riches tale of a scrappy company transforming streetball into a phenomenon, or the astonishing Australian upset of the US in the America’s Cup, the documentary explores what it takes to be a champion and how triumphs can be undone off the field.

Available to watch now.

Visit Netflix.com

GET YOUR SWEAT ON

Peloton Studios

Four years in the making, Peloton’s London studio is finally open. The group’s European flagship location is where its spin, strength and tread classes are hosted and broadcast to the Peloton community – and the 30,000 sq ft space is unlike any studio you’ve been to before. Seriously slick, the three studios are open for live classes Friday through Sunday – and you don’t need to be a Peloton member to join. Cool down post-class in the juice bar and members lounge, and refresh in deluxe changing facilities. Tread and cycle classes cost £25. 

11 Floral Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9DH

Visit Studio.OnePeloton.com

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