What To Do This Weekend 15.02.23
DRINK LIKE 007
The Macallan x Harrods
The Macallan will open a James Bond drinking pop-up at Harrods on Sunday 19th February. For the next month, the whisky brand will host an interactive experience to mark the release of its James Bond 60th anniversary collection. Guests can enjoy tasters and cocktails made with the limited-edition bottle, then browse a collection of memorabilia from its exclusive exhibition, including the original Little Nellie – the compact autogyro flown by Sean Connery in You Only Live Twice, Bond’s passport from GoldenEye, the metal teeth of henchman Jaws from The Spy Who Loved Me, and a gold bar from Goldfinger, signed by Sean Connery himself.
Tickets are free.
87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7XL; until Sunday 19th March
ENJOY A CRACKING ROAST
Danny Jack Sunday Dinner Pop-Up
South London food delivery service Danny Jack is hosting a roast dinner pop-up in Brixton on Sunday 19th February. Head to its events space from 12pm to enjoy a roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings – roast potatoes, carrots, stuffing, gravy and seasonal greens. There’s a portobello mushroom option for vegetarians, and pear and almond tart with bay leaf ice-cream for dessert. Buy drinks from the bar and chill out on the sofas with Sunday telly on projectors. Tickets cost £24pp.
Address to be confirmed upon booking.
HAVE A BOYS DAY OUT
London Motorcycle Show
The London Motorcycle Show returns to London ExCeL this weekend. On Friday 17th and Saturday 18th February, ticketholders can see the latest bikes from Harley-Davidson, Suzuki, BMW, Ducati, Yamaha and more. There’s also a 60th anniversary James Bond exhibition featuring two bikes, the Tiger 900 and Scrambler 1200XE, which were used in No Time to Die. If you want to splash the cash, Silverstone Auctions is running an auction from 1.30pm on Saturday with over 100 bikes, from pre-war models to modern wheels. Tickets start from £22.
Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Docklands, E16 1XL
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX
The Saatchi Gallery
The Saatchi Gallery opens the UK’s most comprehensive exhibition on street art and graffiti on Friday. For the first time in eight years, an exhibition will take over the entirety of the gallery – with original art, photography, immersive installations and archival fashion from over 150 artists and rulebreakers. It pays homage to big moments from the worlds of graffiti, street art, hip hop and punk rock, as well as the artists who immortalised them.
Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, Chelsea, SW3 4RY; until 19th May
DITCH THE WEEKEND PAPERS FOR THIS
Nemesis By Sam Bell
This political thriller is a page turner. Nick de Carteret was born in the gutter but driven to succeed. Leaving home as a teenager determined to prove his worth, he falls into a world of high finance and low politics. Two decades on, he’s not sure what to make of his new client Tselmeg Yusupov, an oligarch from Kuikbakhistan. Yusupov chose Nick to manage his money profitably, unhindered by moral or legal trivia. The two men are mirror images: both suffered traumatic childhoods that gave them an irresistible urge to conquer the world, whatever the cost. But as their relationship develops into violent extremes, they begin to realise how high that cost could be.
SUPPORT INDEPENDENT SELLERS
London Bookshop Crawl
According to recent research, independent book shops in the UK are thriving, as people look to support local businesses during the cost-of-living crisis. If you want to do your bit, the London Bookshop Crawl starts today and finishes on Sunday 19th February with a programme of online and in-store events. Download a free map from the website to follow a curated trail in your area, including stops at some of the best bookshops in the capital.
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