What To Do Over The Easter Weekend
What To Do Over The Easter Weekend

What To Do Over The Easter Weekend


Wondering what to do with this double-sized weekend? SLMan has you covered. From Easter menus and pop-ups to two new exhibitions, here’s what to get stuck into…

Steven Joyce


Il Borro Tuscan Bistro London

Don’t fancy cooking an Easter roast? Il Borro Tuscan Bistro London in Mayfair has created a new menu for the occasion, with paired wines from its estate in Tuscany. The seasonal offering includes rack of lamb with smoked aubergine cream and spring pepper stew, handmade tagliatelle with hand cut beef, and parmesan and mushroom risotto – followed by a traditional Colomba cake with candied orange, vanilla sponge and almond ice-cream. The restaurant’s Italian sommelier will guide guests through a flight of wines featuring Petruna, Barolo and vin santo. There’s also a special Easter cocktail made with rum, dark chocolate liqueur and egg yolk.

15 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, W1J 8DY

Visit IlBorroTuscanBistro.co.uk

Nikolas Koenig


Punch Room at The London Edition

The Punch Room bar within the London Edition hotel has a new ‘Lights’ cocktail menu. Inspired by light and the effect it has on objects and the senses, it’s split into three chapters: ‘Opaque’, ‘Translucent’ and ‘Transparent’. Take a seat in the moody oak-panelled bar to try drinks like ‘Halo of Smoke’ with Los Siete Misterios mezcal, Casamigos Blanco tequila, Italicus liqueur, coriander and jasmine tea, or ‘Afterglow Punch’ with Maker’s Mark bourbon, fino sherry, mushroom and pandan leaf tea.

10 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 3NP

Visit EditionHotels.com


Nick Cave at Dover Street Market

Aussie rocker Nick Cave has opened a pop-up at Dover Street Market where shoppers can browse clothing and accessories from his brand Cave Things. As well as graphic tees, sweatshirts and hats, you’ll find books, prints, homeware and limited-edition records. You can also pick up a copy of his latest children’s book, The Little Thing Is Sad, which comes with an audiobook read and soundtracked by the man himself.

18-22 Haymarket, St James's, SW1Y 4DG

Visit CaveThings.com


King’s House

King’s House bar is laying on a free hog roast on Thursday 6th April from 8pm. Kick off the bank holiday weekend in the bar’s new garden, tucking into pork that’s been slow cooked for ten hours, bread rolls and apple sauce. If you can’t make it down then, the venue is also hosting an Easter DJ brunch on Sunday 9th April from 11am to 5pm. Start the day right with sweet and savoury pancake stacks and champagne – we like the sound of the American stack with bacon, hash browns, fried eggs and maple syrup.

541 King's Road, Chelsea, SW6 2EB

Visit KingsHouseChelsea.co.uk


Ai Weiwei at the Design Museum

Ai Weiwei is surely China’s most vocal political commentator, but the artist is also known for his vast sculptures and Monet-inspired paintings. On Friday 7th April, an exhibition opens at the Design Museum, featuring some of his large-scale works in the gallery’s grounds and huge installations across five ‘fields’. Some are made from Weiwei’s personal collection of Lego bricks; others are made from tiny fragments of porcelain sculptures or ancient ceramics. Look out for the ‘ordinary objects’ crafted from precious materials, and the huge ‘Coloured House’ sculpture in the gallery’s garden. Tickets start from £15.

224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 6AG

Visit DesignMuseum.org 


LPM Restaurant & Bar

Mayfair’s LPM Restaurant & Bar is celebrating the Easter weekend with a limited-edition dessert. Tucked away in Mayfair Mews, the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant has a buzzy atmosphere with live music. The à la carte menu includes sharing dishes like scallop carpaccio, octopus with lemon and green chilli dressing, gnocchi with cherry tomatoes, roasted turbot with barigoule sauce and chorizo, and pappardelle with veal ragout. This weekend, you can also try the chocolate and hazel croustillant with meringue and covered with vanilla chantilly. 

53-54 Brook's Mews, Mayfair, W1K 4EG

Visit LPMRestaurants.com 


Aladdin Sane: 50 Years, Southbank Centre

The Southbank Centre has a raft of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of David Bowie’s brilliant 1973 album. Aladdin Sane: 50 Years will feature a two-month long exhibition (from 6th April) covering the creation of the album’s iconic artwork, including the legendary lightning flash portrait by photographer Brian Duffy, and mapping how Bowie’s continuous reshaping of his image paved the way for audiences to rethink their own identities. Co-curated by Duffy’s son Chris, the exhibition will begin by spotlighting the vibrant music scene of the early 1970s, contextualising the pivotal moment in which Bowie and Duffy met. It will go on to explore the unique relationship between the musician and photographer, and the January 1973 photoshoot from which the iconic Aladdin Sane image was born.

Visit SouthbankCentre.co.uk

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