What’s On In London This Weekend | 15th-17th November 2019
Main image: Somerset House Ice Rink
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FRIDAY 15th November 2019
What covers two thirds of the earth and can be found in Mayfair?
It’s the next residency to take over 10 Heddon Street, and it’ll be headed up by Aussie chef Shaun Presland, who’s spent the last 25 years training under the best Japanese chefs on the planet… READ MORE
Details: 13th November-March 2020 | 10 Heddon Street, Mayfair, W1B 4BX
In English folklore, the leaves of an aspen tree are said to grant the wearer the ability to visit the underworld and – importantly – return safely. Which in fairly literal way is what you can do at Bar Aspen. Because it’s a subterranean natural wine speakeasy, popping up for just one day a week (Fridays, as of November 15th) in a hidden Camden cellar. And it’s got live music. READ MORE
Details: Fridays from 15th November | The Cellars at Music & Beans, 82 Camden High Street, NW1 0LT
Secret Cinema Presents: Stranger Things
We never thought we’d see the day that Secret Cinema adapted a TV show. But Stranger Things have happened. Yes, the immersive experience pioneers are back, and after a staggering 70 productions they’re taking on a whole new branch of entertainment. READ MORE
Details: From 13th November | A Secret Location | £49
Syon Park’s Enchanted Woodland
This winter, Syon Park Forest is going to be lit up like a Christmas tree.
It’s out in West London in the grounds surrounding a stately manor (Syon House), and this will be the 14th year that they’ve decided to enchant the 6-century-old woodlands using a spectrums-worth of lights, lasers, strobes, floodlights, and other such modern wizardry… READ MORE
Details: 15th November-1st December | Syon House, TW8 8JF | £10
SATURDAY 16th November 2019
For their next event, Bach’n’Eggs are serving a weekend mimosa and some avocado toast while you listen to the stylings of Eleanor Janes (soprano) and Olivia Jageurs (harp) who’ll be rocking some Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Strauss and of course, a little bit of Bach. Just remember to compose yourself. READ MORE
Details: 16th November | Fidelio, Clekernwell, EC1R 5BX | £9.50
The Bloomsbury Winter Hootenanny
This hootenanny is going to be a colossal live music event taking place in a travelling big top in central London, with over 120 singers and musicians coming together to assault your senses with one of their unique ‘wall of sound’ gigs… READ MORE
Details: 16th November | The Bloomsbury Big Top, Coram’s Fields, WC1N 1DN | £12-£18
With hopes to become a regular fixture, Daylight is a clubbing event designed to be fully accessible to those with disabilities. As such, it’s a Blue Badge event, with free entry for carers and a 4 hour DJ set of jungle and drum’n’bass from founder and music producer, Tony Gurney. It’s all taking place at Omeara, the London Bridge music venue set beneath the railway arches backing onto Flat Iron Square.
Details: 16th November, 2-6pm | Omeara, Flat Iron Square, 6 Omeara Street, SE1 1TE | £5
EFG London Jazz Festival
London’s epic jazz festival returns for a fortnight of off-beat gigs, talks and club nights. Hundreds of the world’s finest and emerging jazz musicians are descending on the capital to celebrate jazz in all its forms, in venues from local pubs to the Royal Festival Hall – and there’s a lot to see for free. On the roster this weekend is sunny, Latin American-inflected jazz in a church crypt; a bebop quintet (including a flugelhorn) playing in an old sausage factory by Hackney’s canals; and a concert set in a boxing ring that fuses jazz with audio clips to tell the story of Muhammad Ali’s 1974 heavyweight match.
Details: 15th-24th November | Across London | Individually ticketed
SUNDAY 17th November 2019
Filthy Buns (aka John & Debs) are settling into the kitchen at Dalston’s 3 Compasses, and cooking up their ludicrously large, jaw-dislocating burgers. They’re all made with aged beef, and they’re serving something gloriously called a ‘Sunday Roast Bun’ at the end of the week.
Details: Until April 2020 | The Three Compasses, 99 Dalston Lane, E8 1NH
One of the most anticipated musicals of the year has finally arrived. & Juliet gives Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers a new ending – one where Juliet discovers life after love, and decides not to kill herself. And the Cher reference is entirely appropriate – because it’s all told through the medium of pop songs over the last 30 years, from Baby One More Time to Can’t Feel My Face.
Details: Until May 2020 | Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8DP | From £22.50
The Vagina Museum
Yes, the world’s first permanent museum dedicated to the female genitalia has opened its doors in Camden. And to kick off, they’re hosting Muffbusters: an exhibition that seeks to debunk misconceptions and sort fact from fiction.
Details: From 16th November | Unit 17 & 18, Stables Market, Camden Market, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AH | Free
Go Ice Skating
It’s that time of year again, when we celebrate the weather getting cold by – well, spending time somewhere even colder. This weekend sees the return of some of London’s most classic ice rinks (including Somerset House and the Tower of London), as well as some new kids on the block (like this rooftop number, and Camden Market’s first ever rink)… READ MORE
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