What To Do This Weekend 26.07.23
What To Do This Weekend 26.07.23

What To Do This Weekend 26.07.23


Wondering what to do over the weekend? SLMan has you covered. From new restaurant specials to a late-night party in the City, here’s what to get stuck into…
Photography David Loftus | JWHOWARD

See Some Serious Cars

Lotus Flagship Opening

Lotus opens a flagship store on Piccadilly on Friday 28th July. You might have spotted its British sports cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this month, but the store is a chance to see – and experience – the new models, including the Evija Hypercar, the Eletre Hyper SUV and the brand’s final combustion engine car, the Emira. There’s also a lifestyle edit on the ground floor where shoppers can browse merch, plus a VIP lounge in the basement. 

73 Piccadilly, West End, W1J 8HS

Visit LotusCars.com

David Loftus

Treat Yourself

Friday’s Finest Catch at St James’s Hotel & Club

St James’s Hotel & Club has created a seafood lunch menu to be served in the Seven Park Place Bar & Lounge every Friday. Head chef William Drabble and his team will showcase quality seafood from the UK’s waters, including south coast lobster, creel-caught Scottish langoustines, potted shrimps and Dorset white crab, all served with salad, French fries and mayo. Start the weekend right with a glass of Philipponnat NV Brut Royale Reserve or Schloss Lieser 2016 Riesling to accompany the platter. 

7-8 Park Place, St James's, SW1A 1LS

Visit StJamesHotelAndClub.com

Lucy Richards

Dine Al Fresco


Israeli restaurant Miznon – meaning ‘kiosk’ in Hebrew – first opened in Tel Aviv in 2011 and has since expanded with sites around the world. Headed up by celebrity chef Eyal Shani, it opened two London outposts last year in Soho and Notting Hill. Now, diners can order pitta boxes from both restaurants to enjoy at home or in nearby green spaces like Soho Square or Holland Park. Designed for one or two, boxes include a choice of pitta stuffed with mushrooms with spring onions and sour cream; falafel with tahini, tomato and pickles; or roasted chicken with za’atar and spicy green peppers. You’ll also get hummus and pitta ends for dipping, with the choice to add on soda or beer. Boxes are available throughout summer and start from £14.

8 Broadwick Street, Soho, W1F 8HW; 14 Elgin Crescent, Notting Hill, W11 2HX

Visit Miznon.co.uk

Let Loose

Sky Garden Summer Party

On Friday 28th July, Sky Garden will host its annual summer party with event company ALR Music – the go-to team for A-list weddings. For one night only, the rooftop venue will be transformed into a Balearic-inspired party destination where guests can listen to live music by Beat, a band featuring a DJ, two soul singers, a saxophonist and a percussionist. After the set, the resident DJ will continue the party with anthems into the early hours. Tickets cost £65pp, or £75 with a glass of Moët & Chandon. You can also book tables for groups of up to six and enjoy table service and nibbles. 

1 Sky Garden Walk, City, EC3M 8AF

Visit SkyGarden.london

Get Your Culture Fix

The London Art Biennale at Chelsea Town Hall

Now in its sixth year, The London Art Biennale returns to Chelsea Town Hall this weekend to showcase works by over 400 up-and-coming artists. From Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July, visitors can see a free exhibition of paintings, illustrations, graphic prints and sculptures from artists like Sarah Pollock, Alejandra Mijares, Lilian Niese, Steven Joseph Gonsalves and Oliver Tuffen – all of which will compete for several prizes. There’s also a charity raffle draw on Friday at 3pm, when you can win dinners at top London restaurants, hotel stays and John Lewis vouchers. All proceeds will be donated to the Rotary Club of Chelsea Trust Fund which supports local community projects. 

King's Road, Chelsea, SW3 5EZ

Visit LondonBiennale.co.uk


End The Weekend Right

The Baring

Chef Rob Tecwyn and Adam Symonds met at The Bull & Last in Highgate before opening their own boozer in Islington. To mark its first birthday, the Baring has a new barbecue menu on Sundays. Begin with starters like charred mackerel with cucumber and gazpacho, or quail shish with garlic yoghurt, before moving onto mains of spiced poussin shawarma, salt marsh lamb koftas, and marinated beef ribs. Add on sides like fries and grilled hispi cabbage before tucking into barbecued peaches with meringue and hazelnuts for dessert.

55 Baring Street, Islington, N1 3DS

Visit TheBaring.co.uk