GET YOUR FASHION FIX HERE: Fashion & Textile Museum
Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution presents the fashion, design and art of the Chelsea Set; a group of radical young architects, designers, photographers and artists who redefined the concept of youth and challenged the established order in 1950s London. At the forefront of this group of young revolutionaries were Mary Quant and Terence Conran. This exhibition spans the period from 1952-1977 and will present fashion, textiles, furniture, lighting, homewares, ceramics and ephemera Conran and Quant, plus the avant-garde artists, designers and intellectuals who worked alongside them, such as designers Bernard and Laura Ashley, sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi and artist and photographer Nigel Henderson.
83 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, SE1 3XF; from 8th February
SET SAIL HERE: Fish Market
New Street Warehouse's Fish Market has launched ‘Brunch off the boat’ each Saturday. Guests will begin at the oyster and bloody mary station, where oysters will be dressed in toppings such as bacon, pomegranate and pickled ginger. For starters, choose between dippy eggs, trout roe and sourdough soldiers; or smoked Peterhead kippers with seaweed butter and sourdough toast; while a crumpet menu, complete with hollandaise and poached Clarence Court eggs, lets guests choose between toppings of prawn, smoked salmon or crab. Mains include smoked haddock fish cake with soft-shell crab, avocado and fried egg, served with chips and anchovy mayo, while desserts comprise lemon posset with ginger shortbread and melting chocolate pudding with hazelnut biscuit and calvados ice-cream. Expect an abundance of bottomless bubbles.
16 New Street, City, EC2M 4TR; 9th February
BOOK THIS BROADWAY HIT: Waitress
Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life. When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying run-in with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Brought to life by an all-female creative team, this Tony Award-nominated hit is set to be a joyous affair.
Strand, West End, WC2R 0NS; 8th February-25th May
CHECK OUT A NEW VENUE HERE: Island Social Club
Island Social Club is a contemporary social space that shares modern British Caribbean culture through food and drink. Founded by two Caribbean Londoners, Marie Mitchell and Joseph Pilgrim, the venue will launch this weekend at Curio Cabal in Dalston. With a menu inspired by previous Island Social Club projects, Rumshop and Rotishop, a nightly combination of aged rum and roti will sit alongside a curated events programme which explores the convergence of Caribbean and London culture. In the evenings, from Tuesday to Saturday, Curio Cabal will transform into a social club with a simple modern British Caribbean restaurant and rum bar.
258 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E8 4DG
GRAB TICKETS FOR THIS: Old Vic
Visionary director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Hadestown) presents Arthur Miller’s ground-breaking play about hope, idealism and a nation’s unwavering faith in capitalism. In New York City in 1929, the stock market crashed, and everything changed. In an American society governed by race and class, we meet the Baum family as they navigate the aftermath of an unprecedented financial crisis. The world pulses with a soundtrack fusing 1920s swing and jazz with a fiercely contemporary sound, creating a backdrop that spans a vast horizon from choking high rises to rural heartlands.
The Cut, Waterloo, SE1 8NB; until 30th March
BE A VIP HERE: No 32 The Old Town and No 29 Power Station West
Darwin & Wallace group have not one but two great offers for SheerLuxe VIPs this month. First up, No 32 The Old Town is offering 30% off food, plus a welcome cocktail (Seedlip cocktails or an ‘Earl Grey & Elderflower Fizz’). An independent neighbourhood bar, this is the perfect backdrop for relaxed eating and drinking – be it day or night, coffee or nightcap. Over in Battersea, No 29 Power Station West – a modern all-day destination with contemporary interiors – will give SL VIPs 30% off food, plus a welcome cocktail (as above) until the end of the month. What’s more, rugby fans will be pleased to learn that the Six Nations will be screened across the weekend, alongside a selection of craft beers and sharing platters.
32 The Pavement, Clapham, SW4 0JE and 29 Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, SW8 4NN; until 28th February.
FEEL NOSTALGIC HERE: Picturehouse Central
As part of Vintage Sundays programme, Picturehouse Central is showing a one-off screening of Breakfast At Tiffany’s as an early Valentine’s Day treat. Audrey Hepburn stars as Manhattan good-time girl Holly Golightly, who spends her time at exclusive parties and on high-class dates. The carefree Holly – who remains uncommitted and aloof towards the wealthy men who shower her with gifts – strikes up a fragile relationship with her neighbour, the aspiring writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard). But just as Holly and Paul’s romance begins to grow, Doc (Buddy Ebsen) appears on the scene and complicates matters, revealing the truth about Holly's past.
Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly Circus, W1D 7DH; 10th February
GRAB BRUNCH HERE: Market Halls Fulham
Market Hall Fulham has had a busy start to 2019. First up the team launched MOVE, a non-members workout space with no fees or contracts. Here, classes range from endurance and HIIT to yoga and pre/postnatal. Refuelling after a gym class is now easier than ever, as the market has also launched a new, nutrient-dense selection of healthy additions from every vendor, featuring dishes bursting with seasonal fruits and vegetables, crunchy nuts and seeds and leafy greens. To top it off, there’s a new selection of weekend brunch offerings, including a spiced bacon sarnie from Fanny’s Kebabs and pancakes with berries, maple syrup and mascarpone from Press.
472 Fulham Road, Fulham, SW6 1BY
TRY SOMETHING NEW HERE: Whistle Punks
Fan of bowling and crazy golf, but fancy trying something new? We recommend giving axe throwing a go. Located in Vauxhall, Whistle Punks gives guests the chance to sling axes side by side against their friends or colleagues, hitting bullseyes and cheering on their team. Don’t worry if you’re new to the sport – Whistle Punks’ experienced throwing coaches will get you throwing like a pro, before a group tournament takes place. Backed with great music and a chance to socialise between throws, we guarantee this will make one memorable Friday night.
Arch 25, Vauxhall, SW8 1SQ
BE A VIP HERE: Zela London
Launched in October 2018, Zela London is a 100-cover restaurant located in the ME London hotel. The cuisine is led by acclaimed Michelin-starred chef Ricardo Sanz, who has created a menu of Meppon cuisine, where Japanese techniques and flavours are applied to Mediterranean products and traditions: think Iberico pork gyoza, and usuzukuri toro pa amb tomaquet (thinly sliced tuna belly sashimi with grated tomato, olive oil and breadcrumbs and 48-hour braised Wagyu teriyaki). Until the end of February, the team is offering all SL VIPs 40% off food when they show their SL VIP cards. To become a member, check out the link below.
336-337 Strand, Covent Garden, WC2R 1HA; until 28th February
WATCH THIS: If Beale Street Could Talk
In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish (Kiki Layne) vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt (Stephen James), who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Also stars Regina King, Dave Franco and Ed Skrein.
In cinemas 8th February
GET LUCKY HERE: Land of Luck
This Saturday from 11:30am–9:30pm, Air China will be celebrating the Year of the Pig at The Bargehouse on the Southbank. Land of Luck will be multi-layered experience giving guests a glimpse of China through a range of activities that will help guests to land their hopes and dreams for the year. Visitors will be transported to some of China’s hidden gems, such as the abandoned village of Houtouwan, where the ‘Tea Whisperer’ will be in residence; and the bridges of Zhouzhuang (the Venice of the East) where a Wishing Tree will be in full bloom. The sessions start every 30 minutes, and each lasts an hour to allow guests to roam freely around the different elements of the experience.
The Bargehouse, Southbank, SE1 9PH; 9th February
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