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What’s On In London This Weekend | Your Weekend Agenda | 17th August – 19th August 2018
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FRIDAY 17th August 2018
Three Girls Cook at Brother Marcus
The three girls behind Three Girls Cook were all finalists in Masterchef 2017, so yes, they can cook. And they’re going to be cooking for you when they hit the garden at Brother Marcus this weekend, serving up juicy tomato tostadas with creamy ricotta and a sprinkling of edible flowers; herb frittata with asparagus & summer salads; and their version of strawberries & cream (it uses Jersey yoghurt to make homemade ice cream served with strawberries and mint in English sparkling wine).
Details: 17th & 18th August | Brother Marcus, 9 Chestnut Grove, SW12 8JA | £40
The Chocolate Cocktail Club
If you like cocktails, and you like dessert, then the CCC will be a real timesaver for you. Their pop up will take the form of 90 minute, ticketed sessions in which you’ll get to try a variety of cocoa cocktails (everything from mint, to mocha, to the classic chocolate martini) in their Covent Garden space.
Details: 15th August-9th September (Weds-Sun) | No Such Place, 68A Neal St, WC2H 9PA | £10
Espresso Martini Festival
Espresso Martinis always create a bit of a buzz. So it’s no surprise that the Espresso Martini Festival – which debuted last year – is back for round two. All you need to do is get a festival pass for a tenner, and you can score £6 EMs from over 100 of London’s finest bars. And for its sophomore year, the fest even has its own dedicated pop up bar, Mr Black’s Church of Coffee. And they’re giving away 1000 (yes, three zeroes) free drinks on their launch night… Check out our Ultimate Espresso Martini Guide HERE.
Details: 16th-19th August | Across London | £10
The Joint Venture
So, this is basically a promotional stunt for Virgin & Delta airways, who aim to persuade you to fly with them by getting you drunk. There have been worse marketing campaigns. But there’s nothing to stop you from reaping the benefits of the 230 US-made craft beers they’ll shipping in for their pop up pub across the month of August. And there’ll even be quiz nights where you could straight-up win a flight to the states.
Details: 10th-19th August | The Old Crown Public House, 33 New Oxford Street, WC1A 1BH
Secret Cinema Presents William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet | NUDGE MEMBER EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE
Two teenagers have a three-day fling which leaves six people dead.
Truly, Romeo and Juliet is one of the great love stories of our time.
And the creative geniuses at Secret Cinema have chosen Baz Luhrmann’s colourfully eccentric, California-infused ’90s adaptation as the subject of their latest production. And this one’s going to be a stunner. Instead of simply being a fancily dressed-up film screening, it’s going to effectively be a mini open-air festival lasting around five hours, with the movie being the mere icing on the party cake… READ MORE
Details: 8th-25th August | A Secret Location | £50-£77
KERB Camden Lates
For the whole of August KERB Camden are going to be opening up late into the evening, with 34 traders, a cocktail bar, and a lineup of DJs playing every Friday. Annnnd there’s a new KERB cocktail bar for you to wash everything down with.
Details: 6pm-10pm, until 31st August | KERB Camden, | Free Entry
SATURDAY 18th August 2018
It’s not every day a Nigerian tapas restaurant pops up in London. It’s Thursdays to Sundays, specifically. It’s called Chuku’s, and you’ll find it in Hackney’s Nest restaurant, where they’re serving sharing-style dishes of jollof quinoa, fried plantains, sweet okra in chilli vinaigrette, and a ‘Naija-style’ coleslaw made with melon seed & thyme.
Details: Thurs-Sun until 9th September | 177-179 Morning Lane, E9 6LH
Botanical Cocktail Making
Learning to make botanical-infused cocktails.
It takes thyme.
But it’s a lot easier if you happen to be learning with an expert in the rooftop garden of Spitalfields’ most beautiful pub, The Culpeper. You’ll learn how to harvest your herbs and turn them into tinctures and infusions, before sitting down to enjoy the fruits of your labours alongside a slap up meal.
Details: 18th August | The Culpeper, 40 Commercial Street, E1 6LP | £25
Al Fresco Lunches by Sardine
Instead of packing everyone into their restaurant like, well, you know, Stevie Parle’s Sardine are going to be setting up tables on the garden terrace outside, and hosting a series of al fresco lunches throughout August. Expect dishes including whole salt-baked sea trout with aioli, nougat ice-cream, and of course, plenty of rosé.
Details: 18th, & 19th August | 15 Micawber Street, N1 7TB | £27-£37
Beautiful Allotment is the perfect place to raise a glass to your tulips.
After all, it’s big, it’s lush, and it looks just like a sizeable chunk of verdant English countryside has been planted right in the heart of the capital. The ‘heart’, in this instance, referring to the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton. And the ‘English countryside’ in this instance referring to the bit with cocktails, BBQs, geometric treehouses, potting sheds, day beds, and cool tractors that’ll pick you up in town and take you there like some kind of rustic Uber.
Details: Until 26th August | The Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, E2 8EA
SUNDAY 19th August 2018
Illicit Secrets: Bletchley
The debut from immersive outfit Mechanical Thought, this 5-day show will delve into the lives of the cryptographers at Bletchley Park (which they’ve partially recreated in Borough). You’ll be able to try your hand at codebreaking, and live through the most pivotal moment in Bletchley Park’s history…
Details: 18th-22nd August | 74 Long Lane, SE1 4AU | £15
Take a jaunt down the river on a cocktail cruise – the Alfred Le Roy is a classic little canalboat with space for 40 punters aboard, plus one cocktail bar, some Neal’s Yard Cheese, charcuterie, E5 Bakehouse artisan breads, and more. Voyages will depart from Hackney Wick, and sail lazily down the River Lea.
Details: Weekends throughout July | Canalside, Queen’s Yard, E9 5EN | £26
Borough Wines & Beers First Birthday
Borough Wines & Beers’ Chiswick outpost is celebrating its first birthday. And like all good first birthday festivities, it’s going to involve free cocktails, all weekend. Swing by and you’ll be handed a Chiswick Twist on the house, made with gin from nearby distillery Sipsmith, pococello and pimento. So there’s nothing to whine about there.
Details: 17th – 19th August, noon-close | 51 Turnham Green Terrace, W4 1RP | One complimentary drink per person, per day
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Woods Navy Rum Boat
Naval rum. It’s best enjoyed
while raiding Spanish privateers in the name of the crown onboard a boat. So Woods Navy have secured one for the summer, and bussed in the barkeeps from Ladies & Gentlemen to create a few cocktails onboard…
Details: 2nd July–27th August | 90 Wallis Road, E9 5LN | £15
Main Image: Beautiful Allotment
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