What To Do This Weekend 24.05.23
MEET THE BOYS
These Days Aperitivo Bar
Drinks brand These Days has opened its first bar right on Bermondsey’s famous beer mile. Set under an old archway, the venue has indoor and outdoor space amid its exposed bricks, reclaimed furniture and high ridged ceilings. Swap your usual pint for one of its new spritzes, like ‘The Sundown’ made with blood orange, chinotto and organic white wine, or ‘The Venetian’ with notes of peach. You’ll also find vermouths, negronis and sbagliatos, as well as snacks like cheeses from Neal’s Yard Dairy and charcuterie boards.
100 Druid Street, Bermondsey, SE1 2HQ
TAKE THE KIDS
Films in Concert at Royal Albert Hall
Films in Concert is back at Royal Albert Hall, offering you a chance to enjoy iconic films accompanied by a live orchestra performing the score. Over the next few months, blockbusters like Jurassic Park, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Wonder Woman, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows have all been lined up. On Saturday 27th May, there are afternoon and evening showings of Black Panther, featuring a guest appearance from drummer Massamba Diop. Tickets start from £34.
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, SW7 2AP
WORK OUT SMARTER
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Ground Floor, 19-20 Woodstock Street, Mayfair, W1C 2AN
CATCH A FILM
About My Father
Robert De Niro might have made the headlines recently for becoming a father again at the age of 79, but he’s also been busy making an aptly named comedy. About My Father revolves around Sebastian (Sebastian Maniscalco), who is urged by his fiancée (Leslie Bibb) to introduce his immigrant father Salvo (De Niro), who works as a hairdresser, to her incredibly wealthy and eccentric family during a weekend gathering. As the weekend progresses, the stark differences between the two families lead to a clash of cultures, ultimately prompting Sebastian and Salvo to realise the immense value of family in every aspect of life.
In cinemas from Friday 26th May
KICK BACK IN THE SUNSHINE
Gentleman's Cigar & Whiskey Afternoons at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel
Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel has launched ‘Gentleman’s Afternoons’ on Wednesdays to Saturdays from midday to 6pm. Head to its roof terrace for Japanese-inspired dishes, whisky and cigars. Enjoy small plates like wagyu beef sliders, slow-cooked pork buns, crispy shrimp with wasabi and avocado, and steamed veg gyozas alongside cocktails and maybe a Davidoff Entreacto cigar. Tickets start from £28.
20 Warwick Street, Soho, W1B 5NF
Dear England at National Theatre
Tickets have just gone on sale for this new play based on – wait for it – England manager Gareth Southgate, played by Hollywood actor Joseph Fiennes. When Southgate took on the England team back in 2016, they had an appalling record in penalty shootouts and expectations were at an all-time low. The play charts Southgate’s ‘gentle revolution’ and the shift in the national team’s culture under his direction. From years of disappointment to making it to the 2020 Euros final, it explores the successes, failures and challenges faced by Southgate. Tickets start from £20.
Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PX
END THE WEEKEND ON A HIGH
Sunday Sessions at Seabird at The Hoxton, Southwark
The Hoxton, Southwark has launched ‘Sunday Sessions’ at its seafood restaurant Seabird – one of the best rooftop spots in the capital. Try dishes from the new menu and raw bar, order cocktails, and sit back while DJs, Latin musicians and percussionists set the vibe on the open-air terrace. Options include salmon and caviar sandwiches with creme fraiche, red prawn crudo with crispy lardo and chilli, and ‘Roe Your Boat’ – smoked roe and salmon caviar. Impress a date with oysters shucked for you tableside. If you fancy making a night of it, the ‘Night Cap’ cocktail is £150 and includes a room for the night.
14th Floor, 40 Blackfriars Road, South Bank, SE1 8NY
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