What To Do This Weekend 15.03.23
CELEBRATE ST PADDY’S DAY
The Audley Public House
Finally, St Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday. Celebrate it with the guys at The Audley Public House which reopened its doors a few months ago on the corner of Mayfair’s Mount Street. What sets the 200-year-old boozer apart from other pubs is its array of Hauser & Wirth art and excellent selection of craft beer. On Friday 17th March, it’s hosting a St Paddy’s party with live music from Irish musicians and plenty of Guinness. There’s also a special menu which includes dishes like Irish lamb stew and oysters with Guinness rarebit. Expect a jig or two from the bartenders.
41-43 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K 2RX
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX
Thin Air at The Beams
The Beams is one of the coolest nightclub openings of the last year. As well as hosting parties headed up big-name DJs, the huge venue is also one of London’s biggest exhibitions spaces. On Friday 17th March, it will open the doors to Thin Air, an immersive exhibition featuring work by seven contemporary artists who use light, sound and media to explore the boundary between art and technology. Installations include a large-scale piece by Robert Henke with rays of ultraviolet light paint reflected onto temporary landscapes, and a laser beam projection by Matthew Schreiber. Some of the exhibits make use of the venue’s killer sound system for a truly immersive experience. Tickets cost £20.
Factory Road, Docklands, E16 2HB
The Pie Room at Holborn Dining Room
The Pie Room at Rosewood London's Holborn Dining Room was headed up by pie connoisseur Calum Franklin. Nearly a year after his departure, the hole-in-the-wall hatch has reopened under the direction of his right-hand woman, head pie maker Nokx Majozi. Visitors can order a selection of pies and baked goods from the street-side hatch including: hand-raised pork pies; dauphinoise potato pie with comté and caramelised onion; chicken, chestnut mushroom and tarragon pie; and hot sausage rolls. Pre-order online or visit on Tuesdays to Thursdays between 11am and 3pm.
252 High Holborn, Holborn, WC1V 7EN
The Rest Is Politics Live
Former Downing Street director of communications Alastair Campbell and ex-cabinet minister Rory Stewart discuss the most important news coming out of Westminster in their weekly podcast The Rest Is Politics. Next week, the pair will record an episode at The London Palladium in front of a live audience. Expect to hear about a range of topics from current affairs to an analysis of Rishi Sunak's leadership. Tickets start from £25.
8 Argyll Street, West End, W1F 7TF; 22nd March from 7pm
MEET YOUR MATES
Oriole x Albie at The Hoxton, Southwark
We were disappointed when Oriole – one of Farringdon’s smartest bars – closed in January, but are now picking ourselves up off the floor because the bar has a new residency at Albie at The Hoxton, Southwark. Over the next three months, the bar will take over Albie’s mezzanine with cocktails like the ‘Cape Verde’ made with gin, Buchu leaf port, fino sherry, Amaro Santoni and pink grapefruit tonic; or the ‘Svart Strand’ with vodka, Icelandic moss wine, orange blossom mead, tomato juice and lemon. Enjoy your drinks with new bar snacks like shrimp tostada with smoked chipotle, or glazed pork belly and kimchi – all while swing, jazz and blues musicians play live each night.
40 Blackfriars Road, Southwark, SE1 8NY; from Thursday 16th March
LEVEL UP YOUR FITNESS
F45 takes its high-intensity classes seriously. With up to 3,000 exercises to mix and match, the idea is you never get the same workout twice. The gym group’s latest workout is available on Fridays at its sites across London. Made for those looking to take themselves to the next level, the AMRAP (‘as many reps as possible’) consists of nine exercises to get your heart racing and torch calories. Expect burpees, round kicks, air squats, medicine ball twists, hanging leg raises and more. You can also try a range of HIIT, circuit training and other workouts with lean-making moves. There are studios around the capital, but our favourite is the one based at Oxford Circus for its functional space and clean environment that allows you to stay focused.
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