What To Do This Weekend 12.10.22
What To Do This Weekend 12.10.22

What To Do This Weekend 12.10.22


Wondering what to do this weekend? SLMan has you covered. From special menus and pop-ups to the opening of Battersea Power Station’s multibillion-pound development, here’s what to get stuck into…



Wun’s Tea Room & Bar x Nick Molyviatis

Regular SLMan readers will know we rate Wun’s Tea Room & Bar for a slap-up Cantonese meal, so we were excited to hear the Soho restaurant is hosting a pop-up with Greek chef Nick Molyviatis (formerly of Kiln). On Friday 15th October, diners can try traditional Greek dishes alongside Wun’s signature menu. Highlights include langoustines with dill and bergamot, octopus and yellow split peas with freshly baked pittas, lamb offal fry ups, and galomizithra (a soft Cretan cheese) with tomato and barley. The pop-up is open from 6pm until 3am (perfect for late-night feasts), with music and special cocktails from mixologist Gerry Russo – think nettle gimlets and seaweed martinis. 

23 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 4DZ

Visit Tearoom.Bar


Battersea Power Station

On Friday 14th October, Battersea Power Station will unveil the next stage of its multibillion-pound development, which includes over 100 shops, restaurants and bars, a pedestrianised high street and a lift experience in its Grade II-listed chimney. There’s also Control Room B – a bar housed in one of the station’s old control rooms – plus a cinema. To celebrate the opening, the venue is hosting a ‘Festival of Power’ this weekend and next, with family friendly activities, a light trail and live music. Don’t miss the duelling spectacle on Friday 14th October from 7pm when two ‘lords’ will fire multimillion-volt bolts at each other in the six-acre Power Station Park. As if that wasn’t enough, Where the Pancakes Are will be offering £1 pancakes all day.

Circus Road, Nine Elms, SW8 5BN; 14th-16th & 21st-23rd October

Visit BatterseaPowerStation.co.uk


Chris Killip at The Photographers' Gallery

The best photographers in the world are remembered for capturing key periods in time, and that’s exactly what the late Chris Killip did with his candid shots of industrial Britain in the late 70s and 80s. This exhibition features 140 photographs taken in the north of England, against a background of shipbuilding and coal mining. Most of the portraits are of men, women and children who were affected by huge economic shifts and plunged into poverty. Alongside the raw shots, the exhibition features uplifting images showing the togetherness of the communities Killip visited. Tickets cost £8.

16-18 Ramillies Street, West End, W1F 7LW; until 19th February 2023

Visit ThePhotographersGallery.org.uk


Plaquemine Lock Jazz Brunch

Louisiana-inspired pub Plaquemine Lock in Islington has created a jazz brunch so diners can listen to live music while tucking into Creole dishes. Every Saturday and Sunday in October from 12.30pm to 4pm, enjoy live jazz from pro musicians and Bright Young Things – a collective comprising students from some of London’s best music schools. Expect renditions of Nat King Cole, John Coltrane and Miles Davis while you tuck into oyster platters, bacon sandwiches, fried chicken and seafood boil, all washed down with real ale and craft beer. 

139 Graham Street, Islington, N1 8LB

Visit Plaqlock.com


Letters Live at Royal Albert Hall

Tickets have just gone on sale for Letters Live at Royal Albert Hall. Now in its third year, the show celebrates letters written over the centuries and from around the world, from 18th-century love letters to modern-day poems. The best part? Guests don’t know who will read – or perform – the letters, but previous performers include Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman, Jude Law, Stephen Fry, Brian Cox, Gillian Anderson and Thom Yorke. Tickets start from £20.  

Kensington Gore, South Kensington, SW7 2AP; Thursday 27th & Friday 28th October

Visit RoyalAlbertHall.com



The world’s biggest rum festival takes place this weekend at ILEC Conference Centre in Earl’s Court. On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October, the festival will celebrate its 16th year with two days of rum tastings, masterclasses and brand talks. Visitors can discover and shop over 400 rums, including Equiano, Hawksbill, River Rivers, Abuelo, Dark Matter and Neptune. Don’t miss the cocktail masterclass with Angostura’s head bartender Daniyel Jones on Saturday 15th October at 3.15pm. 

47 Lillie Road, Earl’s Court, SW6 1UD

Visit RumFest.co.uk


The Woman King

A timely release for Black History Month, The Woman King is the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, the film follows the epic journey of General Nanisca (Viola Davis) as she readies the next generation of recruits for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. John Boyega (Star Wars, Small Axe) and Lashana Lynch (No Time To Die, Ear for Eye) also star.

Visit Picturehouses.com 


Pigs in There Sub by Mondo Sando

The sandwich masters of Mondo Sando have created a new special at the Grove House Tavern in Camberwell. Head to the boozer on Fridays or Saturdays this month to try the meaty 'Pigs in There’ sub, which includes twice-cooked confit pork belly, napa cabbage salad, Szechuan broad bean sauce, peanuts, pickled ginger beans, salty black bean mayo, and Mondo’s chilli crisps. There are a limited number of subs every weekend, so arrive early to get stuck in.

26 Camberwell Grove, Camberwell, SE5 8RE 

Visit GroveHouseTavern.co.uk

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