TUCK INTO A MEAT FEAST: HotBox, Camden
Spitalfields BBQ restaurant HotBox has just opened an outpost in Camden. Settle in for a bottomless brunch of unlimited cocktails and dishes like pork belly benedict, chicken and waffles, truffle eggs on toast, and breakfast burgers. Or choose from the all-day options on the smoked meats and burger menu. We can endorse the Korean pork belly with pickled slaw or the beef rib DIY tacos with poutine fries on the side. The own-brew beer is pretty good too.
Unit 192, Water Lane Hawley Wharf, Camden, NW1 8JZ
GET THE DRINKS IN: Bandra Bhai
Looking for a drinking den to take your mates to? Bandra Bhai is the new bar on Mortimer Street to have on your radar. Paying homage to 1970s India, there's an extensive drinks and cocktail menu to choose from to transport you back in time, including the ‘Rajdoot’ – a vodka martini (inspired by the vesper) infused with cassia bark, samphire, sage and elderflower; and the ‘Disco Inferno’, made with Belvedere vodka and chilli spiced mango. If cocktails aren't your thing, ask for a couple of Indian beers instead.
79-81 Mortimer Street, Soho, W1W 7SJ
FIND BURIED TREASURE: Walthamstow Flea Market
Get down to Walthamstow this Sunday from 11am to unearth hidden gems. After a successful inaugural event a few months back, Truman’s Social Club – the UK’s biggest beer hall – welcomes back over 60 traders selling furniture, reclaimed fixtures, salvaged lighting, homeware and cool collectables. Whether you want to add to your vinyl collection or need quirky pieces to fill your home, there’s something for everyone. Entry costs £1.
1 Priestley Way, Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, E17 6AL