What’s On In London This Weekend | Your Weekend Agenda | 25th – 28th May 2018
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FRIDAY 25th May 2018
The Murder Express
There’s been a murder aboard the train you’re on. The only thing you can be sure of is that the killer had loco motives. You see, you’re aboard The Murder Express, an immersive theatre experience which is essentially an Agatha Christie novel come to life, with a real luxury train constructed specifically for the set. You’ll get food from Masterchef finalists Billy & Jack, drinks from the Seven Sins platform bar, and a whole lot of intrigue & suspense…
Details: 25th May – 31st July | Pedley Street Station, Arch 63 Pedley St, E2 6GS | £53
Feria De Londres
For the Spring Bank holiday, the Southbank is turning into the sí-side with a Spanish food & culture fest. It’ll have Flamenco dancing shows, interactive workshops, live Spanish music, and a lineup of colourfully decorated ‘casetas’ serving up tapas, Spanish wines, and cocktails.
Details: 25th-27th May | Southbank | Free
The Last Days of Shoreditch’s Enchanted Garden
The Last Days of Shoreditch are launching their Enchanted Garden this weekend – it involves a sandy tropical-style beach area, some huge swinging hammock beds, an entire tree-house, and several specially commissioned sound installations… READ MORE
Details: From May 24th | 288 Old Street, EC1V 9LA
SATURDAY 26th May 2018
The London Cheese Project
Apparently, despite the lashings of forage fests in the capital of late, London has yet to suffer from cheese fatigue. Which is no bad thing, because it means that The London Cheese Project is back this May bank holiday with dozens of cheese makers, mongers, and mobile street food vendors. And for this particular festival, they’ve created from spacial one-off cheeses, as well as a Wall of Cheddar…
Details: 26th-28th May | The Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, E2 8EA | £5
Sadly, Giant Steps is not a freakishly large tribute band.
But it will still bring you an equal amount of musical joy. You see, GS is in fact a collaboration between Brilliant Corners (the Dalston bar/resto) and the Analogue Foundation (international supporters of analogue sound & processes), and it’ll be taking up residence in Hackney Wick this summer for a series of awesome weekend parties.
Details: Launches 26th May | Swan Wharf, 60 Dace Rd, Hackney Wick, E3 2NQ
If Secret Cinema is too pricey, and regular cinema is too boring, here’s the perfect middle ground: Spectacular Cinema will create an immersive environment themed around a classic flick for just £20 a ticket. This weekend, they’re going with The Great Gatsby, meaning you can expect a prohibition era bar filled with ragtime jazz & flappers, and a lesson in swing dance with The Diamond Girls…
Details: 26th May | The Ritzy, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Ln, SW2 1JG | £20
Meeting of Styles UK
M0S is London’s largest graffiti and street art festival. Dozens of artists both from home, and abroad will meet up to collaboratively daub the largest paintable wall in London over the course fo three days, with beatboxers, DJs, and street food to accompany it all.
Details: 26th-28th May | 1 Fleet Street Hill, E2 6EE
SUNDAY 27th May 2018
TraTra Sunday Lunch
Launching today, this Sunday lunch has four very important component parts: 1) charcuterie, and plenty of it; 2) a selection of Croque Monsieurs; 3) slow-cooked sharing dishes like lamb shoulder with confit garlic, beer short ribs with bourguignon sauce, or octopus; and 4) bottomless French sparkling.
Details: From Sunday 27th | 2-4 Boundary Street, E2 7DD
The British Cured Meat Festival
It’s good to know it got better…
…than it has been for many years, at least here in the UK thanks to our resurgent local food culture. And the people at Cannon & Cannon are going to help celebrate that fact with a British Cured Meat Festival at Borough Market.
The fest itself will take place on the 27th of May, and will take ups the better part of the day, from noon until eight in the evening. In-between those hours, you’ll find demos, street food, craft beer, and stalls from British meat & cheese suppliers to a backdrop of live music and DJs.
Details: 27th May | Borough Market, SE1 9BH | £17.50 (including a beer on arrival)
Popping up on the banks of the Thames near Putney this month, Pan will be cooking foraged ingredients over an open flame at the Hurlingham Yacht Club. Each evening will see a 4-course meal including the likes of ember seared gravlax, venison saddle, and dirty roast carrots with hogweed.
Details: 16th May-13th June | Hurlingham Yacht Club, Deodar Road, SW15 2NP | £40
MONDAY 28th May 2018
Jam on Rye
Jam On Rye can mean one of three things:
1) A solid breakfast choice.
2) A fairly accurate guess as to Peckham’s current traffic.
3) A fantastic, one-day music festival taking place this Spring bank holiday (May 28th), in collaboration with KERB street food,
Details: 28th May | Peckham Rye Park, Straker’s Lane, SE15 3UA | £30
Hayman’s Gin have decided to turn their huge South London distillery into a pop up cinema for a few days this month. So while you feast your eyes on Casablanca, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Cocktail, and other classics, you can feast your mouth on a welcome G&T, a pair of cocktails themed around the film, and some London Dry gin popcorn.
Details: 24th-28th May | The Home of English Gin, 8a Weir Road, SW12 0AT | £35
The Star of Bethnal Green’s Bank Holiday Party
The Star of Bethnal Green have held seven of these parties over the past, well, seven years. And they’re getting pretty good at it. You can expect a bouncy castle during the day, a lineup of 9 DJs taking you into the evening (and playing from their Sparkly Disco Ball Caravan), and street food from Smokey Tails, Hanoi Cà Phê, and Cafe SoVegan.
Details: 28th May | The Star of Bethnal Green, 359 Bethnal Green Road, E2 6LG | £5 –
Main Image: Feria De Londres
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