What To Do This Weekend 30.03.22

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Wondering what to do this weekend? SLMan has you covered. From supper clubs and pop-ups to a menswear exhibition at the V&A, here’s what to get stuck into…

GET YOUR SWEAT ON

F45 High Street Kensington

Gym group F45 has just opened an outpost in South Kensington. With new backing from David Beckham, the Australian-born training programme focuses on high-intensity sessions which can burn 750 calories in just 45 minutes through a mix of strength training and cardio to make your body more efficient. There are daily variations of the workout including tailored indoor and outdoor sessions. Sign up for a week’s trial for £29 before committing to full membership.

193 High Street Kensington, W8 6SH

Visit F45Training.co.uk

GET YOUR CULTURE FIX

Fashion Masculinities: The Art of Menswear At The V&A

This new exhibition celebrates the power, artistry and diversity of masculine attire and appearance. It explores how menswear has been fashioned and refashioned over the centuries, and how designers, tailors and artists – and their clients – have constructed and performed masculinity and unpicked it at the seams. Visitors can see contemporary looks by legendary designers and rising stars, plus outfits worn by Harry Styles, Billy Porter and David Bowie alongside historical treasures from the V&A’s collection. There’s also an array of looks by Harris Reed, Gucci, Grace Wales Bonner and Raf Simons, plus paintings by Sofonisba Anguissola and Joshua Reynolds. Tickets cost £20pp.

Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL

Visit VAM.ac.uk

TAKE TO THE RIVER

Skuna BBQ Boat

Round up the guys for this new riverside experience. Groups of up to nine can sail around West India Quay Dock at Canary Wharf or Lakeside Dock in Essex on a private boat kitted out with a BBQ. The self-drive electric boats are easy to handle so you don’t need any experience. Buy food packages or bring your own burgers, sausages and booze to enjoy on board, then add on extras like sailors’ hats and towels for the ride. If the weather doesn’t look too good, you can rearrange your slot for free. Two-hour trips start from £125 until the end of April.

West India Quay, Off Hertsmere Road, Canary Wharf, E14 4AL; Lakeside Shopping Centre, 900 Arterial Road, West Thurrock, RM20 2ZS

Visit SkunaBoats.com/Bbq-Boat

MEET YOUR MATES

Spiritland Supper Club

Below the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank, Spiritland has created a supper club series to showcase chefs from around the world. The first event on Thursday 31st March features a three-course Turkish feast from Selin Kiazim, founder of Oklava in Shoreditch. Diners can tuck into tomato salad with lemon greens, çemen crumb and whipped feta; slow cooked beef and bone marrow stew with crispy potato and cheese börek (a savoury pastry), grilled vegetable salad and citrus caramel; and trileçe cake with pecan praline ice-cream. You can also try Suntory whisky cocktails while DJ Ece Düzgit from Zel Zele Records spins funky rock and disco on the decks. Tickets cost £67.50pp.

Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX

Visit DishCult.com

EAT OUT IN THE COTSWOLDS

The Kochi Kitchen x Yard Space Old Gore

On Friday 1st April at 7.15pm, Indian restaurant The Kochi Kitchen is taking over Baz & Fred’s Yard Space at Old Gore in Cirencester for a one-night event. Chef Archie has created a special BBQ menu which diners can enjoy around a huge fire pit in the outdoor barn. Ideal if you’re planning a trip to the Cotswolds this weekend, menu highlights include wood fired cauliflower with romesco sauce, caper chimichurri and toasted seeds; BBQ chicken with a cashew cream and tamarind sauce, spring greens and pickled radish; baked mushroom biryani; and a spiced rhubarb, cinnamon and ginger crumble with crème fraîche. Tickets cost £60pp and include a cocktail on arrival.

Old Gore Barn, Fosse Cross, Cirencester, GL54 4BZ

Visit Eventbrite.co.uk

FAHMI FAKHRUDIN/ UNSPLASH

DISCOVER A NEW BREW

London Coffee Festival

After a two-year hiatus, London Coffee Festival returns to the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane this weekend. From Thursday 31st March to Sunday 3rd April, visitors can book tasting experiences and masterclasses, and try a range of blends from over 150 brands. Expect to find stands from Lavazza, Barista & Co, Alpro, Canacoffee, Curve Coffee, DeLonghi, Illy, Dualit, Nespresso, Sage and Pact. Shop reusable coffee cups, take part in a latte art workshop, and watch live acts and DJs on the music stage. Once you’ve tried a few samples, make a beeline for The White Label Kitchen pop-up restaurant for brunch or lunch. Tickets cost £24pp.

The Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QR

Visit LondonCoffeeFestival.com

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