What To Do This Weekend 19.07.23
What To Do This Weekend 19.07.23

What To Do This Weekend 19.07.23


Wondering what to do over the weekend? SLMan has you covered. From restaurant residencies to a new fitness studio, here’s what to get stuck into…

Get Date Night Right

Big Green Egg x Double Standard

The Standard hotel’s ground-floor bar has teamed up with Big Green Egg for a dinner series. For the next three Saturdays, a different chef will cook over the fire and serve dishes alongside a selection of cold beers, classic cocktails and new boozy sodas. On Saturday 22nd July, Caribbean chef Riaz Phillips will serve up honey BBQ jerk chicken, annatto peppered prawns, pulled jackfruit brisket, fired corn cobs, and fries with scotch bonnet ketchup. Later on, there’s an appearance from Southern chef Tom Zahir Browne (Saturday 29th July) and an Indonesian feast from Rahel Stephanie (Saturday 5th August). Tickets cost £35pp and include a welcome drink (frozen margarita or lager), a main dish and one side. Email [email protected] to book a ticket.  

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

Visit StandardHotels.com 

Meet Your Mates

Sundown Sessions at Lift 109

Lift 109 is a defining feature of the new Battersea Power Station, combining an immersive exhibition space in the art-deco Turbine Hall with a glass elevator that takes you to the top of the building’s north-west chimney – 109m above ground. On Thursday 20th July, DJ duo the Collyer Twins are hosting a sundowner session inside the lift. Expect up-tempo tunes, great views and a complimentary Moth cocktail. Choose from hour-long sessions beginning at 8pm and 9pm; tickets cost £59.

Battersea Power Station, Circus Road West, Nine Elms, SW8 5BN

Visit Lift109.co.uk

Try A New Workout

MAD Lagree

MAD Lagree is huge in the US, and now it’s launched its first UK studio on the King’s Road. Fans swear by its full-body workouts that yield instant results – the exercises are designed to engage multiple muscle groups to deliver better muscular endurance, strength and tone. What sets MAD Lagree apart is its focus on creating lean, elongated muscles without bulk – it’s also known for keeping its workouts as low impact as possible to prevent excessive strain on your joints. There’s a special welcome offer to be had right now – £60 for three classes. Otherwise, it’s £35 for drop-in sessions.

1st floor, Atlantic Court, 77 King's Road, Chelsea, SW3 4NX

Visit LetsGoMAD.com

Listen To Live Jazz

Ronnie Scott's

Legendary Soho jazz institution Ronnie Scott's has released its line-up for August. International artists set to perform include Swiss pianist Nik Bartsch, US vocalist Carmen Lundy and Japanese group Soil & Pimp. Names from the UK scene include singers Ruby Turner and Ian Shaw, pianist Reuben James, Scottish band Mama Terra, and drum ’n’ bass legend Goldie. Main shows are spread across two sittings (early doors at 5.30pm and second house doors at 8.30pm), while Upstairs hosts up-and-coming local performers. If you’ve the stamina, book in for the ‘late late show’ that runs through to 3am. 

47 Frith Street, Soho, W1D 4HT

Visit RonnieScotts.co.uk

Try Dim Sum

Seed Library x My Neighbours The Dumplings

Seed Library is making a name for itself as a great spot out east for chef residencies and fun pop-ups. This week, My Neighbours The Dumplings is taking its turn in the kitchen. For the next three months, diners can choose from wontons and dumplings stuffed with prawns, pork or mushrooms, topped with spring onions and served with chilli sauce. There’ll also be crispy turnip cake, loaded silken tofu with XO sauce, and smacked cucumber salad. Wash everything down with one of Mr Lyan’s inventive cocktails, like the ‘Soka Martini’ made with Porter’s Tropical Old Tom gin, Empirical Soka and Cocchi Dry.

100 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, E1 6JQ

Visit SeedLibraryShoreditch.com

Cheer On The Lionesses

The American Bar at The Savoy

The Women's World Cup kicks off tomorrow. To celebrate the tournament the American Bar at the Savoy has created a special drink: the ‘Homecoming’, made with Lion’s Botanical, Dry Vermouth, St Germain and Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé. The bar’s latest drinks menu is more generally inspired by the hotel’s little black cocktail book: the ‘Last Call’ made with Glenfiddich 21-Year-Old, walnut wine, chestnut liqueur, oloroso sherry and Pedro Ximénez sherry; and the ‘Cardamon Angel Face’ with Ki No Bi gin, Eco Spirits Avallen calvados, apricot wine and cardamom cream soda. If you want to watch the action live, head to nearby sports bar Bonds Mayfair to cheer on the Lionesses. 

The Savoy, Strand, West End, WC2R 0EZ

Visit TheSavoyLondon.com 

Hit The Shops

Ben's Yard

Ben's Yard is the new shopping destination to have on your radar. Located in Ely, near Cambridge, it’s a one-stop destination with independent shops and a playground for kids in the shape of Ely Cathedral. Visitors can browse shops like Spoke & Motor for bikes and cycling gear, Freda & Bert for homeware, and Malloy’s Craft Butchery for quality meat from local farms. Once you’ve hit the shops, stop at Ben’s Yard Restaurant for modern British dishes, or the café for hot drinks and snacks. A great day out for the kids, families can also explore the nearby 2,500-acre Stuntney Estate which has marked trails through woodland.

Stuntney Estate, Ely, CB7 5TR

Visit BensYard.co.uk

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