What To Do This Weekend 31.05.23
What To Do This Weekend 31.05.23

What To Do This Weekend 31.05.23


Wondering what to do over the weekend? SLMan has you covered. From an architecture festival to a new menswear store in King’s Cross, here’s what to get stuck into…

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We rate British brand L’Estrange for its quality basics, comfortable fits and minimalist style, so we were pleased to hear it’s opened a slick new store at Coal Drops Yard. Extending its eco-friendly approach to design – the brand only uses renewable and recycled materials – the store itself is made from repurposed materials and even has plants growing from the ground. Visitors will find a curated edit of outerwear, trousers, shirts, shorts and tracksuits for summer, as well as some cool swim shorts. There’s also a Cabinet of Curiosities featuring sustainable homeware from Argot Studio and fragrance from Haeckels.

Stable Street, Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross, N1C 4FQ

Visit LEstrangeLondon.com


Breitling Top Time Garage Pop-Up

To mark the launch of its new collection, Swiss watch brand Breitling is exhibiting a string of classic cars at the Breitling café and boutique at Battersea Power Station until Sunday 4th June. Head to the power station’s Turbine Hall B to see the cars that inspired the collection, including a 1955 Thunderbird, a 1963 Corvette and a 1968 Mustang. Over the next week, you can also tune into talks from classic car collectors, stop at the pop-up bar for cocktails, take snaps in the photobooths and play on the retro arcade machines to win Breitling merch, and enjoy food and drink from the Breitling café. 

Circus Road West, Nine Elms, SW11 8AL

Visit BatterseaPowerStation.co.uk

Bob Colacello


London Gallery Weekend

London Gallery Weekend kicks off on Friday 4th June for three days of exhibitions, talks and events. Over 150 of the city’s contemporary galleries will host special events and late-night openings, including Bosse & Baum, Hauser & Wirth, Cecilia Brunson Projects, Grosvenor Gallery, JD Malat Gallery and Pi Artworks. Our top pick is American photographer Bob Colacello’s first solo exhibition in London at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery, which documents his long-standing collaboration with Andy Warhol and features candid shots of stars like Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall. Each area of London has a curated neighbourhood map so you can hit up your local galleries, too.

Various locations

Visit LondonGalleryWeekend.Art


The Stock Market at The Corner Shop, Selfridges

As part of its sustainability push, Selfridges has launched The Stock Market at The Corner Shop, where customers can repair, restore and recycle their belongings. Take clothes, shoes and accessories to be valued by its expert partners and exchanged for Selfridges credit. Until Saturday 10th June, you can also take your items to the Trading Desk to value them or book alterations or upcycling sessions which cost £10 for a two-hour slot – all profits will be donated to Oxfam. You’ll also find a curated edit of second-hand menswear and accessories from Vintage Threads

400 Oxford Street, West End, W1A 1AB

Visit Selfridges.com

Luke O'Donovan


London Festival of Architecture

London’s Festival of Architecture kicks off tomorrow, celebrating some of the capital’s most innovative architecture and stand-out designers. This year’s theme is ‘In Common’, focusing on the architecture Londoners share and the spaces most important to the city’s communities. Visitors can drop into exhibitions, listen to talks and see large-scale installations across the capital. Highlights include installations at Royal Victoria Dock by Yinka Ilori, the ‘Farm-to-Fork’ factory in Woolwich where crops will be grown at scale (a fascinating look at the future of farming), and guided tours of the Supreme Court in Westminster. Take the kids to a big Lego build where they can build a house or garden for prizes or sign them up to a ‘Little Architect’ workshop for an afternoon of drawing. Most events are free, otherwise tickets start from £10.

Various locations

Visit LondonFestivalOfArchitecture.org


The Drop

Head to The Drop this weekend to try its new selection of beers on tap and a hot sandwich menu. Order a locally brewed IPA – or a bottle of wine from the extensive list. There’s also a selection of baps including: braised short rib with English mustard and watercress; fish goujons with tartare sauce and pickled red onion; and confit pork with apple sauce, crackling and Colman’s mustard. Look out too for a classic ploughman’s served with smashed roast potatoes. If you needed any more of an excuse to visit, the bar will give away 50 free pints on Wednesday 7th June, followed by 20 each day for the rest of next week. 

Unit 22-24 Bagley Walk Arches, Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross, N1C 4DH

Visit TheDropWineBar.co.uk

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