BOOK A TABLE HERE: 14 Hills Terrace Rooftop
14 Hills on Fenchurch Street has opened a rooftop terrace for socially distanced dining. With impressive views across London’s skyline, it’s good for al fresco lunches or evening drinks. A new terrace menu features modern British dishes with a touch of French flair, including monkfish tail with prosciutto, asparagus and beurre blanc; tomahawk steak with béarnaise and peppercorn sauce; asparagus and pea risotto with crispy wild garlic and leeks; and dressed crab with cucumber, lemon and dill. For dessert, diners can choose from roast rhubarb pavlova with almond ice-cream, 70% chocolate tart, and caramelised pineapple tarte tatin. Finish off the meal with a fresh cocktail or a glass of wine from the extensive list.
TRY NEW FLAVOURS: Covent Garden Street Food Festival
Running for six weeks until 16th May, this street-food festival on Covent Garden’s West Piazza features exciting up-and-coming concepts from Utter Waffle, Smoky Gaucho, The Barrow, Milktree Vegan Gelato, Bubble Bros, The Little Orange Van, Kuka Coffee, Beetle Juice Drinks and Hermanos Tacos House. With extra seating on the East Piazza, visitors can dine al fresco while sampling some new dishes exclusive to the event. The festival is open from Thursdays to Sundays.
TUNE INTO THIS VIRTUAL EVENT: The Art And History Of Pies
On Saturday at 4pm, the British Library will host a virtual event about the history of pies in conversation with ‘piemaster’ Calum Franklin. During the live session, you’ll be invited into the heart of Franklin’s bespoke pie room in London’s Holborn Dining Room to watch him create one of his pastry showstoppers while reflecting on the historical cooks, techniques and traditions that have inspired him. Tickets cost £5.
BRING YOUR MATES HERE: Kayak To Crate Brewery
Looking for something different weekend? Head down to Limehouse to paddle through London’s oldest canal to Crate Brewery’s bar in Hackney Wick. The 5km route follows the Limehouse Cut and River Lea, passing houseboats, warehouses and wildlife along the way. You’ll be briefed by a pro before setting off, and all equipment is included. No need for any previous experience, but you will need to wrap up warm for the trip. The best bit? The craft beers when you reach the end. Tickets from £48 for a two-man boat.
UP THE ANTE AT HOME: Strong Nation 12HR
On Saturday, Strong Nation will stream 12 hours of free classes so you can try some of its signature sessions at home. Ideal if you’re not ready to hit the gym yet, the day involves expert-led sessions combining body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio, and plyometric training moves synced to original music that’s designed to match every move. You can also join 30-minute HIIT workouts and total body blitzes that aim to tighten up your skills and improve your technique. Tickets are free.
EAT WELL AT HOME: Patty & Bun Meal Box Special
Patty & Bun has created a new meal box so you can enjoy its signature burgers at home or in the park. The box includes a ‘Return of the Mack’ burger – double patty plus signature toppings – that comes with a portion of fries, a mini Coca-Cola bottle and a personalised bottle opener. Add on a bottle of hot sauce or smoky mayonnaise to complete the meal. Kits are available to pick up in P&B outlets and cost £9.99.
WATCH THIS FILM: Unhinged
Unhinged lands on NOW this Friday. Academy Award winner Russell Crowe stars in this psychological thriller that explores the fragile balance of a society pushed to the edge, taking road rage to an unpredictable and terrifying conclusion.
DITCH THE WEEKEND PAPERS FOR THIS: Line By Niall Bourke
Willard, his mother and his girlfriend Nyla have spent their entire lives in an endless journey where daily survival is dictated by the ultimate imperative: obey the rules, or you will lose your place in ‘the line’. When Willard’s mother dies suddenly, he finds a hidden book among her belongings that poses more questions than answers. Touching on topics such as migration and the refugee crisis, climate change, colonialism and religious fanaticism, Niall Bourke’s debut novel is moving and important.
PICK UP NEW THREADS HERE: HAMILTON AND HARE
Hamilton and Hare has just reopened its Chiltern Street store with a fresh new look. The go-to destination for loungewear, underwear and pyjamas, shoppers can browse the new Spring/Summer 21 collection which features stylish open collar shirts, towel lined hoodies, lightweight boxer shorts and luxe socks. The new store has been updated with vibrant interiors and plush furniture where you’ll be encouraged to relax while browsing the new menswear edit – we’ve got our eye on the new pinstripe pyjamas and boxers.
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