What To Do This Weekend 28.07.21
MEET YOUR MATES: Plonk Golf, Camden
Plonk has opened a space in Camden, tucked away inside the Victorian horse stable arches in the market. The nine-hole course includes big ramps, huge quarter pipes and Plonk’s own take on crazy golf – which makes for a great night out. Ideal for a fun family activity or boozy night out with your mates, there’s something for everyone. Settle any scores over beers, then head into the market for street food. Tickets start from £5.
Unit 63, The Stables Market, 842 Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1 8AH
ENJOY A NIGHT OUT: Night Tales Rooftop Bar, John Lewis Oxford Circus
Hackney’s Night Tales is now running a terrace on the rooftop at John Lewis on Oxford Street. Amid willow trees and lush greenery, there are open sun decks and performance areas for live DJ sets. Head to the gin bar for gimlets and dirty martinis, or enjoy beers from some of London’s best breweries. Gizzi Erskine and musician Professor Green have partnered with Kitchen Ventures to bring their Giz’n’Green creations to the rooftop – expect sourdough wood-fired stuffed-crust pizzas, with a range of tasty toppings. Later in the summer, the rooftop will also welcome Tacos El Ray, Local Greens and Happy Endings.
300 Oxford Street, West End, W1C 1DX
UP THE ANTE: Psycle’s Summer Of Sweat Challenge
Ready to up your fitness game? Get involved in Psycle’s Summer of Sweat Challenge, which involves completing 20 classes over 30 days in August. You can join live online classes or work out in one of the Psycle studios, where classes will be soundtracked by a high-octane playlist. The ‘Psycle at Home’ option includes a 14-day free trial, then unlimited access for £35 a month. To complete the challenge, you’ll also need to finish at least one class from each of Psycle’s four ‘pillars of fitness’ sessions: Ride, Strength, Barre and Yoga. The Strength classes are great for a challenging HIIT workout.
KIT YOURSELF OUT: Defected Pop-Up, Shoreditch
London house music institution Defected is hosting a pop-up store at its new HQ until Saturday 31st July. Browse the D-Store’s extensive range of clothing, merchandise and vinyl, while a resident DJ sets the vibe. As well as t-shirts, tracksuits and accessories, there’s a new kids’ range, complete with babygrows and t-shirts for junior house heads. Look out for the special collection of posters curated by Defected founder Simon Dunmore – a cool addition to any home.
23 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3LT
BOOK A TABLE HERE: BIBO Shoreditch
One of the most anticipated hotel launches of the year, Mondrian Shoreditch London opens its doors on Monday 2nd August. The hotel is home to BIBO Shoreditch, an open-kitchen tapas bar and restaurant, headed up by Michelin star-winning chef Dani García. Choose from pulled oxtail brioche with mushrooms and rocket; a Russian salad made with quail eggs, potato, tuna belly and garlic chips; and crunchy ham croquettes with tomato powder. Book a table in the courtyard for al fresco dining, and settle in with a jug of sangria or bottle of Spanish beer.
45 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PT
BINGE THIS NETFLIX DOC: Myth & Mogul: John DeLorean
Myth & Mogul lands on Netflix this Friday. Combining exclusive access and interviews with never-before-seen footage, this three-part documentary explores the rise and fall of automotive icon John DeLorean, the poster boy of late 70s corporate greed. Epitomising hubristic times with a grandiose vision of the car of the future, John DeLorean came to captivate the world.
HAVE A LAUGH: Ronnie Scott’s Comedy Brunches
Soho institution Ronnie Scott's is laying on a series of comedy brunches that see guests tuck into tasty dishes while listening to some of London’s best stand-ups. This Saturday’s headline act is yet to be announced, but with previous performers including Ed Gamble and Dan Baptise, we’re expecting a decent name. Tickets (£55pp) include two courses from the brunch menu – think eggs benedict, French toast, or smashed avocado on sourdough – plus two cocktails from a list that includes mimosas, bloody Marys and espresso martinis. The comedy brunches will run every other month, so book a slot in September if you can’t make it this weekend.
47 Frith Street, Soho, W1D 4HT
CHECK OUT THIS COOL INSTALLATION: Marble Arch Hill
If you’ve passed Marble Arch recently, you’ve probably noticed something big under construction. Marble Arch Hill finally opened on Monday and you can now visit this hollow mountain with a 25m-high viewpoint of the surrounding area. Climb to the viewpoint via a path that winds its way up the hill’s southern slope, then descend into the Great Hall in the middle – a hollowed-out space for events and exhibitions. The hill will be here until January 2022; tickets start from £4.50.
GET THE BEERS IN: Beacon & Buck
Beacon & Buck is the beer subscription company to have on your radar. Simply choose your style – light crisp, fresh easy or big juice – and select how many you want. Beers are sourced from a range of independent brewers around the UK and sorted into different flavour profiles, so you’ll get something you love every time. Subscriptions start from £20 per month; delivery is available nationwide.
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