BOOK A TABLE HERE: Park Row, Soho
Park Row is a fully immersive DC-inspired restaurant experience. With five restaurant and bar spaces inspired by some of Gotham City’s most famous (and infamous) residents, it’s a venue comic book fans will love. You’ll be guided in via a secret door, before descending down an illuminated staircase to reach the main dining room, where you can choose from dishes like salmon ceviche, duck breast with orange sauce, and sides oftruffle mac and cheese, and potato croquettes with lobster. Desserts are something to get excited about too – think theatre at the table where dishes are made right in front of you or blasted with liquid nitrogen. On selected evenings, you can enjoy music from a live jazz band and take part in immersive experiences in between courses.
77 Brewer Street, Soho, W1F 9ZN
CHALLENGE YOUR MATES: TOCA Social, The O2
TOCA Social is the world’s first interactive football and dining experience. Groups of up to 12 can book a box at the venue in the O2, hire a pair of trainers and score goals on an interactive board. There are several games on offer – choose whether you want to eliminate your opponents on a leader board or split atoms in a science-inspired challenge. Once you’ve settled the score, tuck into fried chicken sandwiches, taco bowls, cheeseburgers and crispy chicken wings, washed down with post-match beers. Tickets start from £35pp.
The O2, Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 0DX
GET A SWEAT ON: Third Space, Islington
Luxury gym group Third Space has just opened a branch in Islington. The state-of-the-art facilities include an impressive custom-built track for running and dedicated cardio areas with heart-rate connectivity to help you train harder. There’s also a 20m pool with six lanes, a Mind & Body room for yoga classes and wellness sessions, and a marbled sauna area complete with a steam room and a hydrotherapy pool. Drop the kids off at the ‘Little Space’ play area while you train, or head to the ‘Escape’ Room, designed for pre or post-workout focus. There’s also acycle amphitheatre where spin classes are taught to high-octane playlists and light displays.
15 Esther Anne Place, Islington, N1 1UL