What To Do This Weekend 14.12.22
WATCH THE WORLD CUP FINAL
Big Penny Social
If you’re after an electric atmosphere to watch the World Cup final, Big Penny Social (formally Truman’s Social Club) will screen the match from 3pm on Sunday 18th December on two huge screens. Meet your mates in the main beer hall and choose from 98 beers on tap across four bars. Brass bands will ramp up the atmosphere pre-match, before DJs take to the decks for the after-party. Get there early to tuck into a Sunday roast or order burgers, sandwiches and pizza from the bar.
1 Priestley Way, Walthamstow, E17 6AL
FIND NEW THREADS
American Vintage Menswear Store
Need a pre-Christmas wardrobe refresh? Ever laidback American Vintage has opened a menswear store in Covent Garden, showcasing its cool autumn/winter edit. Drop in to discover essentials you’ll want to wear over the next few months, including jumpers, sweatshirts, t-shirts, overshirts and outerwear. We’ve got our eye on the corduroy separates and sharp tailored coats.
14 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9LN
FILL YOUR BOOTS
Borough Market Cheese Evening
Borough Market is hosting its annual cheese evening on Thursday 15th December from 6pm. A great chance to stock up for Christmas, the market will have a range of cheese from around the world, as well as homemade chutneys, ciders and wines. Get advice on how to put together a Christmas cheeseboard featuring cheeses from Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands – and look out for mulled wine and craft beer at some of the stalls.
1 Cathedral Street, Borough, SE1 9DE
GO OUT OUT
Soho Live Music Club Events
Soho Live Music Club has announced its line-up of December events. Across three Soho venues – The Boulevard, The Piano Bar and The Shed – guests can listen to live jazz from world-class musicians from just £5. Highlights include the Soho Live All Stars Christmas Ball at The Boulevard featuring three jazz acts on each night (14th-17th December), Louise Messenger at Piano Bar (23rd December) and a special performance by Django Hot Club and Matt Holborn (29th December). A year’s membership costs £25 and gets you exclusive access to all three venues, as well as invitations to special events and performances.
GET STUCK IN
Bone Daddies x The Cheese Bar
Bone Daddies has teamed up with The Cheese Bar for a ramen special. The Big Cheese Daddy is available at all Bone Daddies sites (and on Deliveroo) until the end of the year. It features the team’s homemade pork broth with fried chashu pork belly, a soy egg, sesame pesto, Tokyo noodles and a generous heap of Spenwood cheese. Add on sticky pork bao buns and wash it all down with sake or Bone Daddies’ own pale ale.
After countless raves and DnB nights over the last five years, Printworks is closing its doors next year. If you want to party at the warehouse venue one last time, tickets are now on sale for its final season in 2023. From Saturday 4th February to Monday 1st May 2023, there are 40 shows to choose from, headlined by acts and collectives like Honey Dijon, Deadmau5, The Martinez Brothers, Hot Since 82, Defected and Jayda G. Other highlights include nights by Glitterbox, Ants and Fabric, plus live classical shows from Aurora Orchestra, the Southbank Centre and the London Symphony Orchestra. Tickets start from £15.
Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe, SE16 7PJ
STOCK UP ON THE GOOD STUFF
Wine Garage Sale at Pop Brixton
Specialist Cellars is hosting a wine garage sale at Pop Brixton on Saturday 17th December from noon to 4pm. There will be at least 25 wines to taste and buy, from New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. A great chance to buy your Christmas wine in bulk, bottles will be discounted for one day only. Local DJs will take to the decks with festive remixes, while Pop Brixton’s food outlets will be open for post-wine bites.
49 Brixton Station Road, Brixton, SW9 8PQ
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX
The Lost Rhino at The Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum opens an exhibition on Friday about the importance of rhinos and how conservationists are using technology to prevent them going extinct. At the centre of the exhibition is The Substitute, a video installation by artist Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg that brings visitors up close with a digitally recreated, life-sized northern white rhino – a sub-species on the brink of extinction. There’s also a print of Albrecht Dürer's famous – but inaccurate – rhino from 1515, plus a rhino from the museum's collection. Tickets are free.
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 5BD
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