What To Do This Weekend 29.06.22

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Wondering what to do this weekend? SLMan has you covered. From pop-ups and new summer terraces to beer-fuelled parties nationwide, here’s what to get stuck into…

GET YOUR SWEAT ON

City Bouldering, Westfield Stratford City

City Bouldering has just opened an outpost at Westfield Stratford City. The climbing venue has five walls with over 100 different routes for all abilities. There’s also a ‘fun wall’ if you want to take the kids, plus an escape room for groups or parties. First timers can book an hour’s intro session to learn the basics and find out how to make the most out of the workout, while intermediates should go for an improver session to race against the clock. Tickets start from £15.

Westfield Square, Stratford, W12 7GF

Visit CityBouldering.co.uk

TRY NEW FLAVOURS

Hoppers x Two Tribes Terrace

Sri Lankan restaurant Hoppers has opened a terrace at its King’s Cross site with London brewery Two Tribes. The space has tropical palm trees, two outdoor bars, a snack menu and will host regular DJ events over the summer. There’s also an exclusive Hoppers x Two Tribes IPA brewed with pandan leaves, curry leaves and coriander seeds. Order your beer alongside small plates like devilled paneer, spicy chicken bites, mutton rolls with Lankan ketchup, and hot butter squid. If you go for a cocktail, order the ‘Sunset Squeeze’ made with Kumquat gin, ginger and tonic. 

Unit 3, 4 Pancras Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4AG

Visit HoppersLondon.com

WATCH A WACKY RACE

Red Bull Soapbox

On Sunday 3rd July, Red Bull hosts its annual Soapbox race at Alexandra Palace. Spectators can watch amateur drivers race along the track in quirky cars they’ve designed themselves – think life-sized Lego cars, giant chickens and Mario karts. Look out for ‘Lads Up Norf’ who’ve created a car decorated with booze and cheese. Before the race, order craft beers, hot dogs and burgers from the food and drinks stalls. Tickets cost £29.99.

Alexandra Palace Way, Alexandra Palace, N22 7AY

Visit RedBull.com

TUNE INTO THIS PODCAST

New Conspiracist

Series three of New Conspiracist has just hit the airwaves. Presented by comedian Jolyon Rubinstein and investigative journalist James Ball, the podcast tackles various conspiracy theories, separating the reality from the rubbish. Is Greta Thunberg a time traveller? Were the pyramids built by aliens? They’re joined by different guests each week to help them come to a decision – this series, expect to hear from comedian Rosie Holt and author Ola Labib. 

Listen here

GET BEHIND THE WHEEL

Land Rover Tours at The Coniston

The Coniston hotel in North Yorkshire has joined forces with Land Rover so guests can explore the estate’s 1,400 acres in a 4x4. Stay in newly refurbed rooms, eat well at its restaurants and take part in outdoor activities like clay pigeon shooting and fly fishing before climbing into a Range Rover. Couples should opt for the ‘Picnic & Prosecco’ tour (£89pp) while groups should head on the ‘Pies & Pints’ tour (£99) which includes a three-hour tour, a bottle of local ale, a homemade pie, and a pitstop at one of the area’s best pubs.  

Coniston Cold, Skipton, Yorkshire, BD23 4EA

Visit TheConistonHotel.com

MEET YOUR MATES

Camden Town Brewery Tank Party Tour

Camden Brewery kicks off a nationwide party tour this weekend. Each week, the brewery will serve 23,000 pints of fresh lager alongside street food and entertainment at venues across the UK. From Friday 1st to Saturday 2nd July, it’s heading to Leeds Corn Exchange, before visiting Liverpool, Bristol, Newcastle and London (3rd-4th September) in the coming weeks. Get the pints in then try dishes from street food kingpins Voodoo Ray’s and Madre Tacos – there’s even a Sunday roast menu.

Various sites

Visit CamdenTownBrewery.com

BOOK AHEAD

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

To celebrate the release of Jurassic World Dominion, Jurassic World: The Exhibition is coming to ExCeL London this August – and tickets have just gone on sale. Made for families, dads and kids can explore the immersive 20,000 sq ft exhibition with life-sized roaming dinosaurs, including a velociraptor. Channel your inner Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) and make a beeline for the T-rex. Tickets start from £15.

Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, E16 1XL

Visit JurassicWorldExhibition.com

DAN CALLADINE

SWING BY THIS POP-UP

Hot 4 U, Haggerston

Hot 4 U has just finished a residency at The Prince Arthur in Shoreditch. Now it’s opened a pop-up down the road in Haggerston on Thursdays to Sundays. The new menu features BBQ peas and salted duck egg, chicken liver with skin and soldiers, potatoes and cod’s roe, and koji-fried chicken. You can also order oysters topped with anything from strawberry vinegar or barbecued chillis. Each weekend a DJ sets the vibe with house and disco tunes, and there’s a different ice-cream to choose from on Sundays. 

438 Kingsland Road, Haggerston, E8 4AA

Follow @Hot4U_Ldn

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