What To Do This Weekend 17.05.23
MEET THE BOYS
Five Points Courtyard
Indie Hackney beer maker The Five Points Brewing Co opens a courtyard tomorrow. From Thursdays to Sundays, Five Points Courtyard will offer a covered deck area beneath the railway arches as well as seating out front for brewery-fresh beer in the sunshine. Its full range of craft beer can be supplemented by street food from The Ashes, which will serve signature BBQ dishes like Argentinian sausage with chimichurri, short ribs, and half-smoked chicken with salsa verde. Taco Kitchen will vie for your attention with tortillas filled with harissa chicken, falafels and pickled chillies. There’s also a natural wine list and cocktails from Dalston bar Pamela.
61 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 4RG
GET YOUR KICKS HERE
Sneakerheads, this one’s for you. Europe’s biggest sneaker festival opens at 11am on Saturday 20th May at Boxpark Wembley. Make the pilgrimage to browse rare creps from some of the UK’s top vendors – expect to find limited-edition styles from the likes of Nike, adidas, New Balance, Air Jordan, Asics, Salomon, Puma, Axel Arigato and more. DJs and live hosts will set the vibe while the ‘Crep Protect’ Sneaker lounge will offer protection and cleaning services. Tickets start from £11, with street food and beer available from a host of vendors.
Wembley Park, Wembley, HA9 0JT; 11am-7pm
COOK UP A STORM
Jimmy’s BBQ Club
Jimmy Garcia’s BBQ Club returns to the South Bank for another season of beers and barbecued dinners overlooking the Thames. The restaurant is set across two levels, with a walk-up bar for burgers and BBQ boxes featuring lamb skewers with flatbreads, hot smoked salmon salads and BBQ chicken wings with haloumi fries. You can also sit at long tables on the rooftop, kitted out with Big Green Eggs. Have a go at cooking yourself or sit back as the team prepare a six-course menu featuring dishes like hand-dived Dorset scallops with burnt lime butter and 'nduja; BBQ chicken supreme with coal-fire leeks; and flat iron yakitori. There’s also a ‘Slow Sunday’ BBQ menu for slow-cooked meats with a selection of sides. Most the of produce comes from within a ten-mile radius of the pop-up and you can even plant the menus in your garden.
The Queen’s Walk, South Bank, SE1 8XX
SHOP COOL MERCH
Seinfeld x Percival
To mark 25 years since the final episode of Seinfeld, Percival has dropped a collection inspired by the cult American sitcom. Nodding subtly and sometimes not so subtly to the excellent wardrobes and magnificent adventures of Jerry, George and Kramer, there’s an edit of bowling shirts, t-shirts, suits, jackets and matching shirt-short sets. Look out for some crustacean motifs nodding to the lobster trap from season five…
7 Marshall Street, Soho, W1F 7EH
GET DATE NIGHT RIGHT
Launched by Great British Menu chef Adam Byatt in 2006, Michelin-starred Trinity serves seasonal dishes with hyper-local ingredients and is a favourite among Clapham locals. It’s opened an outdoor terrace for summer with a mobile bar and kitchen for walk-in guests. The menu features charcuterie boards, Fine de Claire oysters and Mediterranean-inspired small plates like anchovies with radishes, alongside larger dishes such as Adam’s signature sardine bolognese. There’s also a wine and seasonal gin list.
4 The Polygon, Clapham, SW4 0JG
FIND YOUR NEXT PAIR OF SHADES
Oliver Peoples x Brunello Cucinelli
LA sunglasses brand Oliver Peoples has teamed up again with luxury Italian outfitter Brunello Cucinelli. Designed and made in Italy, the new collection is all about Old Hollywood stylings – its six options include a folding pair. There’s a virtual try-on tool on the Peoples website or you might want to check them out first hand at its two London stores.
151 Sloane Street, Chelsea, SW1X 9BX; 41 Lexington Street, Soho, W1F 9AL
GET YOUR JAZZ FIX
The Shed Soho
Want to branch out from Ronnie Scott’s? The Shed is Soho’s new jazz and members’ bar with nightly performances. Guests can listen to up-and-coming artists on Wednesdays and Thursdays, followed by a main show on Fridays and Saturdays which showcases mainstream jazz musicians like Louise Messenger, Alban Claret and Harry Ashworth Trio. Sit at the bar or on one of the leather chairs with a cocktail and small plates from the kitchen – the venue currently has a pop-up from local restaurant 10 Greek Street. Look out for the QR codes on the walls which link to various jazz playlists. Membership costs just £35 per year.
6 Walker's Court, Soho, W1F 0BT
WATCH A SPORTS DOC
Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor is no stranger to the headlines, hitting the news for his wins in the Octagon and controversies outside of the ring in equal measure. This documentary focuses on the former and takes viewers back to 2012 when McGregor faced one of the most demanding years of his career. Fighting three fights in 12 months with the eyes of the world watching, he prepares for his return as he takes on the most important battle to date. The doc charts McGregor’s rise to the top of the controversial sport and shows why he’s still the driving force in the UFC.
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