What To Do This Weekend 16.08.23
What To Do This Weekend 16.08.23

What To Do This Weekend 16.08.23


Wondering what to do over the weekend? SLMan has you covered. From an anniversary street party from one of London’s best restaurants to a new escape room, here’s what to get stuck into…
Photography Johnny Stephens Photography/ Dalston Yard/ Lina stores

Johnny Stephens Photography

Try A New Escape Room

Escape The Power Cut

This week, retro-styled bar Control Room B inside Battersea Power Station launches Escape The Power Cut, an escape-room style experience. The 90-minute immersion into the Control Room’s former life as the centre of the power station will test players’ clue-solving skills as they’re asked to embrace their inner engineer, donning lab coats to decipher cryptic clues and complete problem-solving conundrums against the clock. Two cocktails are included as part of the experience – look out for ‘The Synchroscope’, made with Oxley gin, Essentiae lemon verbena liqueur, ginger and lemongrass cordial, pear purée, cloudy apple juice and fresh lime juice; and the ‘Gas Wash’, made with Grey Goose L’Original vodka, bergamot liqueur, passion fruit purée, fresh lime juice and tropical fassionola syrup. The experience costs £50pp.

Battersea Power Station, Nine Elms, SW11 8BZ

Visit ControlRoomB.com

Eat Some Meat

Smokestak Street Party

On Saturday 19th August, Smokestak is throwing a summer street party to mark a decade on the scene, hosting an al fresco mini festival that goes back to the restaurant’s roots as a Street Feast trader. Taking over the car park opposite the Shoreditch restaurant, the team will be serving brisket buns, pork rib tip burnt-ends, grilled greens with tahini and pomegranate, and malt ice-cream soft-serve with a cornflake crumb for dessert. Returning to head up the bar is Ben Dargue, who created the restaurant’s original cocktail list. He’ll be mixing up frozen Tommy’s margaritas and rhubarb sours, while 40Ft Brewery is creating a 10-year anniversary brew exclusively for the event. DJs will keep the party going late into the night.

35 Sclater Street, Shoreditch, E1 6LB

Visit Smokestak.co.uk

Catch A Play

A Mirror, The Almeida

Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting), Tanya Reynolds (Sex Education) and Micheal Ward (Top Boy) feature in Sam Holcroft’s (Rules for Living) elusive and explosive play, which opens at the Almeida this week. Interrogating censorship, authorship and free speech, A Mirror is directed by Jeremy Herrin (Best of Enemies) and focuses on Leyla and Joel as they invite guests to celebrate their marriage. However, their wedding is being staged without a licence from the Ministry – and everyone in the audience is taking an enormous risk just by attending…

Almeida Street, Islington, N1 1TA

Visit Almeida.co.uk

Have A Laugh

Roundhouse Comedy Festival

If you didn’t make it up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer, take solace from the fact that Camden’s Roundhouse is hosting loads of performances by top comedy talent each night until 23rd August as part of its Roundhouse Comedy Festival. Highlights this weekend include James Acaster: Hecklers Welcome – which is currently sold out, with a digital waitlist if you’re still keen – plus Katherine Ryan and Friends, Dan Cook (Toast of London), US comedian, actor and writer Zack Zimmermann, plus stand-up sets from Kane Brown and QI regular Daliso Chaponda.

Chalk Farm Road, Chalk Farm, NW1 8EH

Visit Roundhouse.org.uk

Start The Weekend Right

Lina Stores

Lina Stores has launched a new breakfast menu. While the sites in Marylebone, King’s Cross and the City serve breakfast throughout the week, its new Clapham spot is a weekend-only affair. Diners can start their morning with strong espresso before ordering one of the delicatessen’s signature panini: slow-roasted porchetta, Tuscan sausage, pancetta or provolone are all served with a runny fried egg and sandwiched between freshly baked focaccia. Additional menu highlights include scrambled eggs on toasted sourdough topped with freshly grated truffle. For special occasions, a classic selection of aperitivi is on offer, including a white peach bellini and the Bloody Maria, an Italian take on the brunch favourite using Punt e Mes vermouth, celery-infused vodka and peperoncino chillies.

Various locations

Visit LinaStores.co.uk

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