What To Do This Weekend 15.06.22

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Wondering what to do this weekend? SLMan has you covered. From a world-class sports event to the Soho arcade bar everyone’s talking about, here’s what to get stuck into…
Photography THE STANDARD; OLA SMIT

GET READY FOR WIMBLEDON

Cinch Championships At Queen’s Club

The 2022 Cinch Championships are underway at Queen’s Club – and there’s still time to get tickets. Andy Murray, Dan Evans, Matteo Berrettini, Grigor Dimitrov, Stan Wawrinka, Carlos Alcaraz – some of tennis’s biggest stars have been gracing the grass courts at this year’s traditional Wimbledon warm-up. Tickets start from £20 – just factor in the regular bar trips for Nyetimber fizz and Pimm’s.

Visit LTA.org

TRY GREAT NOODLES

Koya & Ko Chef Udon Series

On Friday 17th June, Japanese noodle bar Koya & Ko kicks off a kitchen takeover at its Hackney site, featuring some of London’s best chefs. Each chef will create a special udon noodle dish (available for two weeks) to showcase cuisines from around the world. First up, it’s Max Rocha (of Cafe Cecilia fame) who will create a tea-stained egg breakfast udon bowl. Later in the series, expect dishes from Benjamin Chapman (Smoking Goat), Florence Knight (Sessions Arts Club) and Owen Barratt (Monty’s Deli), to name a few.

12 Broadway Market Mews, Hackney, E8 4TS

Visit Koya.co.uk

CHALLENGE YOUR MATES

NQ64, Soho

Arcade bar NQ64 has opened its first London outpost in Soho. There are over 50 games and retro arcade machines to challenge your mates on, from Guitar Hero and Mario Kart to Pac-Man and Aku Aku Fruit Punch (based on Crash Bandicoot) – plus 30 original arcade and console games to have a crack at. Every night, DJs play hip hop at the neon-splattered bar, while mixologists serve character-inspired drinks and craft beers. There’s even a private room for parties.  

53 Berwick Street, Soho, W1F 8SP

Visit NQ64.co.uk

JAM ON A ROOF

The Standard

The Standard hotel in King’s Cross has launched a summer rooftop series to showcase DJs, collectives and performers in the capital. ‘Sunday High’ sessions are inspired by Notting Hill’s carnival scene, with ten weeks of music from Club Yeke, Foundation FM, Heels & Souls and Prestige Pak. On Sunday night, order drinks from the rooftop bar then tune into the reggae, hip hop and R&B DJs and artists. Tickets are free. 

10 Argyle Street, King’s Cross, WC1H 8EG

Visit StandardHotels.com

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FIRE UP THE BARBIE

The Grill Academy

BBQ master Landmann has launched an online Grill Academy so you can learn tips from pro chefs at home. Taking place across various dates from June to August, you’ll learn the basics of barbecuing over Zoom before creating a flame-grilled lunch. Classes include butcher masterclasses, how to make pizza on the BBQ, grill wagyu burgers to perfection and master a Mediterranean BBQ. Tickets (from £85pp) include a BBQ box with everything you need to cook for two, four or six people. 

Visit ChefsForFoodies.com

TUNE INTO SOMETHING NEW

Witnessed: Friendly Fire

Find this podcast on The Binge, a new true-crime channel on Apple. Friendly Fire tells the story of a K-9 officer from Tennessee who was shot by his partner 20 years ago. His grieving widow takes it upon herself to untangle the truth from the lies. Was it just a catastrophic accident or an intentional killing? Reporter Sean Flynn returns to the scene of the crime in Scott County to tell the story of one woman’s pursuit of justice—and one community’s reckoning with the fallout.

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EMMA MCGETTRICK

DINE AL FRESCO

Bermondsey Larder

Bermondsey Larder has opened a 40-seat terrace with a new menu. Expect dishes like lobster beignet, whole Dover sole and salt marsh lamb, all cooked outside on the grill. Finish the meal with a dessert like Campari sorbet or Eton mess. There’s also aperitivo hour from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesdays to Sundays – when cocktails come with crisps and crab mayo, and pints of Keller cost £5. On summer Saturday nights, count on ska sessions featuring reggae and funk music until closing. 

Bermond Locke, 153-157 Tower Bridge Road, Tower Bridge, SE1 3LW

Visit BermondseyLarder.com

BE SPONTANEOUS

Body & Soul Festival

Fancy a weekend with the boys? Body & Soul is a boutique festival taking place from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June at Ballinlough Castle Estate in Leinster, Ireland. Easily reached from London (via a 90-minute flight to Dublin), headliners include Jon Hopkins, Lee Fields, Mogwai and John Francis Flyn will make it worth the trek. Look out too for a Hennessey pop-up pumping out whisky cocktails. Tickets start from €125.

Clonmellon, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland

Visit BodyAndSoul.ie

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