TAKE YOUR MATES: Sixes Cricket Club, Fitzrovia
Mac & Wild founders Andy Waugh and Calum Mackinnon have just opened a new… cricket club. A 20-minute walk from Lord’s, Sixes serves top-notch British fare such as Dorset cider mussels. Feasting spreads including sausage rolls, mac ’n’ cheese croquette bites and roast pork shoulder. The USP though is its cricket simulator nets – ideal for both kids and adults. Challenge your mates to a game, then settle the score over food and beers from the bar.
170 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 5QB
FIND BURIED TREASURE: Walthamstow Flea Market, Truman’s Social Club
This Sunday from 11am, Truman’s Social Club will host the first Walthamstow Flea Market. The UK’s biggest beer hall is set to welcome over 60 flea and vintage traders selling furniture, reclaimed fixtures, salvaged lighting, homeware and cool collectables. Ideal if you’re after new vinyl or quirky pieces to fill your home, there’s something for everyone. Once you’ve spotted a bargain, enjoy craft beers, coffee and street food from the kitchen that’s on hand with brunch classics, Neapolitan pizzas, burgers, small plates and more. Entry costs £1.
1 Priestley Way, Blackhorse Lane, E17 6AL
GET YOUR SWEAT ON: Karve Club
Karve Club is the new High Street Ken gym to know about. Karve has created its own Pilates method that proves the strength training exercise is for everyone. The machines are nearly twice as large as regular Pilates reformers and are made to sculpt with a high-intensity, low-impact workout. Fifty-minute classes have been inspired by the gym scene in NYC – expect sessions to be led by instructors who have flown over from the States to show you how it’s done. Founding memberships cost £200 per month – it’ll be worth the splurge when you see the results.
198 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 7RG
WATCH A CLASSIC: Openaire Float-in Cinema By Häagen-Dazs
The Openaire Float-in Cinema by Häagen-Dazs returns to Regent’s Canal this weekend offering a unique cinematic experience by boat. From Wednesday 2nd to Sunday 27th June, visitors can watch modern classics – including Anchorman, Notting Hill, Pulp Fiction and The Dark Knight – on a GoBoat or deckchair for those who want to stay on land. On arrival, boat ticket holders will be shown aboard and can captain their vessel on a 45-minute trip along the canal to Little Venice before mooring at Merchant Square in front of the Openaire big screen. Häagen-Dazs ice-cream will be available by the tub, alongside a selection of food and drink. Tickets start from £17.50.
BOOK A TABLE HERE: AT Feast, St John’s Wood
AT Feast opened last week. The all-day dining brasserie and cookery school is a great place for a weekend brunch or post-work dinner. With a zero waste ethos, everything is made with sustainability in mind, but the dishes are still packed full of flavour. Diners can choose from dishes like broccoli margarita flatbreads with tomato sauce; kale, pea and ricotta fritters; meatless shepherd’s pie with garlic root mash; and quinoa coated chicken. Here, the desserts are the star of the show – think banoffee pie, bread and butter pudding with custard, and salted caramel pots. There’s also an extensive wine and cocktail menu to choose from – we can recommend the kombucha margaritas.
47-49 St John's Wood High Street, St John’s Wood, NW8 7NJ
TRY NEW FLAVOURS: Erev By Shuk, Borough Market
Erev By Shuk returned to Borough Market last week with a pop-up. The Middle Eastern street food merchant is offering new summer dishes for relaxed al fresco dining in Maria’s Market Café. Alongside the signature bubble and squeak, diners can choose from braised lamb tortellini with yoghurt, spinach and lemon; seabass with lemon, ginger and tamarind; and chargrilled cabbage with chilli coriander and dashi. After last year’s popular residency, tables are expected to go quickly so don’t delay in making a reservation.
Maria’s Market Café, Borough Market, SE1 1TL
GRAB TICKETS FOR THIS: The Hoosiers, The Clapham Grand
The Clapham Grand reopened this month with a roster of exciting gigs and performances. This Friday, for anyone who fondly remembers noughties hits like Worried About Ray and Goodbye Mr A, indie pop outfit The Hoosiers will take to the stage. As with all shows at the Grand now, seats are socially distanced, and drinks will need to be ordered via an app. Tickets start from £20.
STREAM THIS FILM: Baggio: The Divine Ponytail
During his 22-year career, Roberto Baggio built a reputation that transcended football. This new Netflix film chronicles his rise to stardom as a fantasista for Italy and all three of Juventus, AC Milan and Inter. From a difficult debut to his deep rifts with some of his coaches, it’s all here. Whether you remember him for his legendary football skills or his signature hairstyle, this promises to be a memorable watch.
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