FIRE UP THE BBQ: The Ginger Pig x Braybrooke Beer Co. BBQ Box
Premium butcher The Ginger Pig has teamed up with Braybrooke Beer Co. to create an at-home BBQ kit. Each box, which feeds eight, contains handmade sausages, steak and rib burgers, a T-bone steak, aged rump steaks and proper pork chops, plus a 5l Braybrooke lager mini-keg. Londoners will also receive two glass tankards, while those outside the capital will get six 330ml bottles of the good stuff and two Willi Becher glasses. Kits cost £82 and can be delivered nationwide.
PICK UP NEW THREADS HERE: SMR Days X Joseph Pop-Up
Launched last year, SMR Days is a new menswear brand to have on your radar. Until Friday 9th July, it’s hosting its first pop-up in Joseph’s Chelsea store. Shoppers can browse an exclusive selection of new-season styles, plus cool postcard-sized prints that raise funds for charity GiveIndia. Look out for the resort wear, tie-dye shirts and linen two-pieces – all ideal for summer – then grab a cocktail from the pop-up bar.
124-126 Draycott Avenue, Chelsea, SW3 3AH
ENJOY LIVE MUSIC AGAIN: Sunday Evening Jazz At Chelsea Physic Garden
From 7pm on Sunday 11th July, Chelsea Physic Garden is hosting an evening of live jazz. On its main lawns, check out artists including Ella Hohnen-Ford, Freddie Benedict and Johatsu. The café will have light bites and a selection of drinks to tuck into while enjoying the music. Tickets cost £22.
66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, SW3 4HS
WATCH THIS NETFLIX FILM: Prime Time
It’s New Year’s Eve 1999. Twenty-year-old Sebastian, armed with a gun, hijacks a TV studio and takes two hostages – a famous TV presenter and a security guard. His plan? No one seems to know, not even Sebastian himself. His demand to deliver his message – whatever that may be – via live broadcast is repeatedly thwarted by an uncertain police force and an egotistical network chairman. As the night wears on, Sebastian and the hostages bond in unexpected ways, while those in power fumble to restore order.
EAT WELL HERE: Bodega Rita’s
Bodega Rita’s opened a sandwich and deli shop in Clerkenwell last week. Diners can expect a range of American-style subs, including The Tony, filled with pesto, prosciutto, spiced salami, smoked cheese, pickled salad and cheese dust. The King Banh Mi is a vegan take on a Vietnamese baguette with roasted oyster mushrooms, while The Second City promises fennel roast pork belly and crackling, seasoned greens, spicy mayo, crispy shallots, parmesan and lemon oil.
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, EC1M 6BH
GET THE DRINKS IN: Funkidory
Funkidory in Peckham has just reopened its doors with a new look. Owner Sergio (of Nine Lives fame) has created a menu with new cocktails, local beer from Gosnell’s Mead and Japanese sake from Kanpai. The interiors have been upgraded, with a cool new bar and seating area. Ideal for Friday night drinks, get the beers in, browse the vinyl collection, and take home a bottle of wine to enjoy over the weekend.
42 Peckham Rye, Peckham, SE15 4JR
BOOK AHEAD FOR THIS: Chaos Karts In The City
From the makers of the Crystal Maze experience, Chaos Karts is a new live-action video game experience. The first of their kind in the UK, the go karts combine real-life racing with augmented reality. Players race around a series of circuits across the capital, with pumping music and in-kart power-ups and weapons allowing them to ‘battle’ right up to the finishing line. The experience opens in August, but tickets are expected to sell quickly, so move fast.
DITCH THE WEEKEND PAPERS FOR THIS: Changes By Sheldon Pearce
Tupac fans, this one’s for you. Timed to catch the 50th anniversary of his birth and 25th anniversary of his death, this new book is an intimate, revealing account of Tupac’s life and legacy. Pearce, an editor and writer at The New Yorker, interviews dozens who knew the rapper through the various phases of his life. From well-known names to lesser-known faces offering new stories and rare insight, it’s an evocative read that captures Tupac, the man and the icon, in all his complexities and contradictions.
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