What To Do This Weekend 17.08.22

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Wondering what to do this weekend? SLMan has you covered. From food festivals and charity dinners to a Hydrow fitness event, here’s what to get stuck into…

GEAR UP FOR FIGHT NIGHT

The Cadogan Arms

On Saturday 20th August, Anthony Joshua will fight Ukrainian heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk. The Cadogan Arms in Chelsea will screen the rematch live on four screens at its sports bar, The Rose Room. Coverage begins at 9pm and it’s set to be one of the biggest fights this year. Order craft beers and pints, and treat yourselves to posh cheeseburgers, beer battered fish and chips, or Cornish lamb ribs.

298 King's Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UG

Visit TheCadoganArms.London

TRY PLANT-BASED DISHES

Vegan East LDN

Vegan East food festival takes place on Friday 19th August from 5pm at Bohemia Market in Hackney. Head down to try a range of street food, listen to music, shop plant-based products and even get a vegan tattoo. Try dishes from Chickenish, The Hogless Roast, Green Grill and Plant Powered Pizza, then hit the Hackney Social for the after party. For the first time, tickets are free. 

Bohemia Place, Hackney, E8 1DU

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BOOK AHEAD

Hydrow x Live Well Festival

Hydrow’s at-home rowing machine was named one of Time magazine’s best inventions of 2020. It’s a serious piece of kit that engages 86% of your muscles – compared to, say, 44% when cycling. On Saturday 10th September, Hydrow is hosting a one-day fitness festival at Old Billingsgate London in partnership with Live Well – and tickets have just gone on sale. Compete against experts and celebrities on a Hydrow, before tuning into talks from Dr Alex George, Paul Olima and Jake Humphrey, to name a few. Don’t miss the talk on the benefits of rowing with England rugby player Chris Robshaw. Tickets cost £30.

1 Old Billingsgate Walk, Riverside, 16 Lower Thames Street, Tower Bridge, EC3R 6DX

Visit LiveWellLondon.com

GET DATE NIGHT RIGHT

London Pasta Festival

London’s first Pasta Festival takes place at Emilia’s Crafted Pasta in Canary Wharf on Sunday 21st August from 12-8pm. The restaurant and riverside terrace will host the festival featuring live music and pasta masterclasses. Guest can cook pasta from scratch, learn which pasta shapes work best with which sauces, and find out how to pair pasta dishes with Boutinot Wines. There’s also a workshop on how to use leftover food. All classes are free – just register at the link below to book your slot.

12 George Street, Canary Wharf, E14 9QG

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STOCK UP ON THE GOOD STUFF

Hennessy Editions Rares Boutique At Harrods

Hennessy has opened its first Editions Rares boutique in Harrods to showcase its selection of premium cognacs. Head to the lower ground floor to taste and experience cognacs including Hennessy Paradis, Richard Hennessy and the new Dame Jeanne which is currently on display. You can also browse the entire rare Hennessy collection, and get your favourite bottle personalised with calligraphy or leather bottle tags.

87–135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7XL

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SUPPORT A WORTHY CAUSE

Kricket's Charity Guest Chef Series

Regular SLMan readers will know we rate Indian restaurant Kricket, so we were excited to hear its annual charity chef series returns this September with a new line-up. Taking place at its White City outpost, diners will be treated to four-course dinners cooked by some of London’s best chefs, including Sally Abé from The Pem (Tuesday 6th September), Jackson Boxer of Brunswick House (Tuesday 13th September) and Will Murray and Jack Croft from Fallow (Tuesday 27th September). Tickets cost £65pp and are expected to sell quickly, so don’t delay getting involved. All proceeds from each night will be donated to anti-trafficking women's collective Apne Aap.

101 Wood Lane, White City, W12 7FR  

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PREPARE TO CUT LOOSE

Printworks

Printworks in Surrey Quays has just announced its autumn/winter line-up of events and gigs. There’s plenty to look forward to – deep house and electro fans, you’re in for a treat. From Friday 23rd September until the end of the year, there’s a gig every weekend featuring some of the UK’s most successful and up-and-coming DJs. Big names include Wilkinson, Gorgon City, Secondcity, DJ Snake and Paul van Dyk. Tickets start from £15.

Surrey Quays Road, Surrey Quays, SE16 7PJ

Visit PrintworksLondon.co.uk

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TAKE THE PLUNGE

Canary Wharf Open Water Swimming

Canary Wharf has opened its first open water swimming venue. Forget about dirty Thames water, this 600m patch at Middle Dock (which overlooks One Canada Square) has undergone comprehensive testing, meaning it’s clean and safe to swim in. The initiative was created in partnership with LoveOpenWater and is suitable for all swimming abilities, from triathlon trainers to open-water beginners over the age of ten. To access Middle Dock, head to the pontoon where you’ll find changing huts and lifeguards. To book your spot, simply purchase a NOWCA membership (£15 per year) and book a session for £8pp.

Visit CanaryWharf.com

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