19 of The Best Things to Try in London

Live la vida London with these fun and fabulous happenings. New menus, new openings, new events – here’s where to find 19 of the city’s best things to try before summer ends

1 Be transported with the Le Grand Unlock menu at St Pancras Champagne Bar by Searcys

Head on the ultimate European roundtrip with family and friends as St Pancras Champagne Bar by Searcys unveils its summer menu Le Grand Unlock. In partnership with Veuve Clicquot and Minuty, Europe’s longest Champagne Bar is treating guests to a journey across six countries without leaving the station, complete with a ‘Tasty Case’ of small plates, bespoke Champagne cocktails and, of course, plenty of bubbles.

With travel unlocking, be transported around the continent with a selection of delicious small plates inspired by European destinations. Get onboard in one of the Champagne Bar private leather booths and browse through a food map of dishes from Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.

Served in a stylish suitcase, take a culinary trip, and indulge on a selection of small plates including Pannekoeken, Dutch pancakes with caramel and apple, Embutidos, Spanish Charcuterie and olives, Bourguignon, Slow-cooked beef with creamed potato, and Im Schlafrock, a German sausage roll with pickled vegetables. Choose a ‘Tasty Case’ of six dishes all for only £36, suitable for two.

A passport menu will also feature Veuve Clicquot and Minuty both by the glass and bottle, alongside bespoke cocktails and a selection of four Champagne cocktail creations.

When: Available until 25 September, Monday to Saturday from 11.30am-9.30pm. 
How: Bookings are now available online at www.stpancrasbysearcys.co.uk.
Where: London N1C 4QL

2 Escape to Mexico in the middle of Stratford with Print House Bar & Kitchen

Dreams of a Mexican getaway been scuppered? No es problema – just head to Stratford instead! Home to East London’s largest al fresco terrace, Print House Bar & Kitchen is Stratford’s best kept secret. Now the cat’s out of the bag as they have collaborated with the coolest name in mezcal to create a summer pop-up well worth travelling for – introducing Print House x Mezcal Verde.

Open Friday and Saturday 7-11pm across the summer, be transported to Oaxaca with live music and a specialist Mezcal menu that’s full of flavour. Accomplished mixologist, Enrico Gonzato, has expertly crafted six cocktails showcasing the Mezcal Verde range and versatility, including the Fire & Brimstone – a fiery blend of Mezcal Verde, Cointreau, lime, agave, jalapeño and fresh coriander; and the refreshing Clover Club made with Mezcal Verde, St Germain, lime, dry vermouth, soda and fresh raspberries.

Pair smoky and vibrant cocktails with the ultimate Mexican street food – a choice of tacos come in bold combinations, think fish in smoked paprika panko crumbs with ponzu coleslaw, old bay seasoning and coriander; and plant-based heart of palm with spicy mayo and black sesame seeds.

Where: Print House Bar & Kitchen, 133 high street Stratford E15 2RB
How: Find out more and make a booking via https://www.theprinthousebar.com

3 Devour a bubble-fuelled brunch at Chotto Matte

Say Hallelujah to Harajuku Brunch. Suave dining destination Chotto Matte has partnered with Laurent Perrier, the innovative French Champagne brand, to celebrate the first bank holiday with no restrictions in style.

Taking place across the Bank Holiday weekend, guests at the stylish venue – renowned for its selection of pioneering Nikkei cuisine – will be able to enjoy the venue’s signature Harajuku Brunch and partake in bottomless brunch with an exquisite edge. Signature dishes such Asado De Tira and Chuleta De Cordero Ahumada will be carefully prepared in the theatrical open kitchen to create a multi-sensory experience.

As the sun starts to go down and golden hour approaches, the evening atmosphere will set in from 7pm, with a live DJ, percussion and immersive entertainment to accompany guests late into the night.

The event offer will provide guests with a bottomless champagne option with the Harajuku Brunch on both days. Alternatively, for £150, a limited number of guests will also be able to taste an exclusive magnum bottle of Laurent Perrier to accompany their dinner and celebrate the weekend in grand style.

When: 28 & 29 August 2021
Where: 11 – 13 Frith St, London W1D 4RB
How: Find out more and make a booking via this link.

4 Devour Francesco Mazzei x Ferrari’s exclusive menus at Sartoria

Calling all Italian addicts! Celebrated chef Francesco Mazzei has designed two new menus in partnership with Ferrari Wines, available at his flagship restaurant Sartoria. Seeing the summer out in style, guests are invited to while away Saturday afternoons with the most luxurious brunch in Mayfair or visit anytime to experience the brand new Cicchetti menu. Both created with the finest wine from Ferrari in mind, the menus will transport guests to Portofino while sat out on their newly designed terrace.  

Firstly, on Saturdays only there’s an elevated brunch menu to satisfy the most distinguished of diners, with dishes including ‘Eggs purgatorio’ – baked in a rich tomato sauce, lightly spiced with nduja and sweetened with roasted peppers (£14.50); Riso al ‘salto’, a crispy risotto dish with wild mushrooms and fine herbs (£16.50); the suitably named ‘Italian job’features fried eggs, roasted Italian tomatoes, avocado and Francesco’s famous homemade sausage (£14.50).   

The brunch menu will be accompanied by the Ferrari Perlé Rosé (£19 per glass), a luxurious vintage rosé derived from a mixture of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, picked from Ferrari’s three-hundred-acre vineyard in Trentino, northern Italy. 

Meanwhile classic venetian style small plates or ‘Cicchetti’ have been designed by Francesco to be enjoyed throughout the week. While catching up with friends or over a business meeting, each dish is perfect for sharing and allow the wines to really sing.  

Dishes include Polpo grigliato;Grilled octopus, creamed potatoes, watercress, smoked ricotta(£14.50), Carpaccio di tonno piccante; spicy Tuna carpaccio, pickled tropea onion, almonds (£15.50) and Wild mushroom trifolati; sautéed mushrooms and herbs (£12.50). Ferrari’s Perlé 2015 Trentodoc (£17 per glass) has been selected to completement the Cicchetti menu, adding a refreshing sparkling note to sip alongside. 

5 Devour a bottomless brunch with a sassy twist at The Folly

Tired of the same old bottomless brunches? Sashay down to The Folly and experience more sequins, feathers and sass than you can imagine on Bank Holiday Sunday, with a special appearance from a popular star of Season 3 RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

Accompanied by Drag Queens from leading West End shows like Kinky Boots and Priscilla Queen of The Dessert, experience a day of dancing, death drops and dazzling performances.

Enjoy fabulous entertainment with live vocals from incredible West End Drag stars, including the fabulous Portia De Fosse, Mercedes Bends, Coco Vadose, Paige Three and Karla Bear. As well as a top-notch show, you’ll enjoy 90 minutes of bubbles and bottomless cocktails alongside a selection of grazing plates, including naughty gnocchi mac & cheese and a buttermilk chicken burger.

Where: The Folly, 41 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0BT  
When: Sunday 29 August, two sittings: 1pm – 4pm & 7pm – 10pm
How: Buy tickets via this link.

6 Discover wild food with an expert foraging masterclass at The Milestone Hotel

Calling all foodie explorers! You can now join The Milestone Hotel and a Totally Wild UK professional forager to learn the art of foraging and discover the vast range of wild edibles lying all around us. Meet the forager at The Milestone Hotel to learn how to take a responsible role in the sustainable collection of wild food, allowing nature to flourish as we interact with wild spaces.

Travel together to a foraging location to discover what exciting wild foods are growing nearby. During the experience, the professional forager will introduce guests to a number of edible species, giving tips on harvesting, correct identification and possible look-alikes.

Guests will have an opportunity to sample wild food tasters from pickles to jams, chutneys, syrups, flavoured salts, alcohol infusions and much more. Guests will then return to The Milestone Hotel with their bounty and allow Executive Chef Daniel Putz and his team to create a personalised dinner and cocktails using the produce gathered during the foraging, with the likes of Coastal Quiche and Elderflower Cheesecake on the menu.

How: The Milestone’s ‘Introduction to Foraging’ experience starts from £250 for two people, including chauffeur transfers, three-hour introduction and foraging with an experienced guide (accredited by Association of Foragers) and a printed foraging guide. Guests can add a two-course lunch using foraged ingredients, cookbook and a Totally Wild tote bag from £380 for two people. Find out more and make a booking via this link.
Where: Starting at The Milestone Hotel and Residences 1, 3 Kensington Ct, London W8 5DL

7 Sip the night away at Passoa Summer Sunset Rooftop

Transport yourself to an alfresco sunset paradise as the leading passion fruit liqueur Passoa teams up with London’s lively eating and drinking hotspot Vinegar Yard, to launch a Passoa Summer Sunset Rooftop. The key ingredient in the UK’s most popular cocktail, the Pornstar Martini, Passoa will be bringing vibrant tropical vibes to London Bridge, transforming Vinegar Yard’s sun deck into the ultimate summer sundowner destination.

Running until September, the Passoa Sunset Rooftop at Vinegar Yard will take over the upstairs sun deck, offering iconic views of The Shard. Showcasing Passoa’s signature colours and tropical themes throughout, the rooftop will reimagine an open-air summer party. As guests head up to Vinegar Yard’s Sun Deck they’ll be greeted by striking sunset inspired decor, including a playful Passoa swing backdropped against The Shard, floral installations and a pop-up bar serving Pornstar Martinis and Margarita Slushies, essential for warm summer afternoons and evenings under the sun. 

The exclusive bar will serve up a host of passion fruit cocktail twists. From a classic Pornstar Martini with Passoa, vodka, vanilla, passion fruit, lime juice served with a passion fruit garnish and prosecco shot and Passoa Spritz with Passoa, Prosecco, and soda, to the Passoa Shandy with Passoa and Pale Ale (or Beer).

When: Monday to Friday 5-10pm. Saturday to Sunday: 12-10pm
How: Find out more via vinegaryard.london

Photo credit / tag @niccrillyhargravephotography

10 Bark up the right tree with a summer staycation with your pooch at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

With more Brits than ever owning a dog, Sheraton Grand London Park Lane is welcoming guests for pawsome staycations, providing ultimate relaxation for human and hound alike. From delicious ‘dogtails’ in the bar, to the ideal ‘dog’s day out’ itinerary in-room, a mini break in the heart of Mayfair is sure to impress dogs with even the highest standards. 

Wondering what to do in the capital with your curious canines to create special memories? On arrival, guests will be greeted with the perfect dog’s day out itinerary, featuring a curated selection of activities in the local area to make memorable moments that will last a lifetime. 

For pups looking to enjoy a night out on the town as part of their stay, Smith & Whistle, the elegant retro bar of the hotel, is open to all two-legged and four-legged friends. The impressive cocktail menu includes a delicious selection of ‘dogtails’, where owners can order their preferred tipple and receive either a complimentary Poochie Colada, Hound’s Hops or Posh Pooch created by the talented mixology team. 

Pooches looking to stretch and unwind during a restful night in can chow down on delicious doggie dishes and treats from the pawsome room service menu. The hotel team will be pulling out all the stops for guests and their well-deserving dogs on their five-star staycation, with a pup turndown service to make sure the plush in-room dog beds are primed and ready in time for bed. 

How: Rooms are available to book over August from £232 per night. The in-room dog-bed, pups turn down service, treats, and one dog dish can be added to the room booking for £25 per dog on request. The full dogtails menu is available to view in the Smith & Whistle section of the website.
How: Please visit www.marriott.com/hotels  for further information.
Where: Piccadilly, London W1J 7BX

9 Pull up a pew for Chef’s Table at The Sea, The Sea in Hackney

The Sea, The Sea’s latest venture set on Acton Mews in Hackney has released September reservations for the launch of its Chef’s Table. Led by Executive Chef Leo Carreira, the Chef’s Table will serve an omakase-style tasting menu from its open kitchen. 

Serving just 12 guests per sitting, dining will be counter styled, with the opening menus to include dishes such as Aged turbot, hot dog pods, honeycomb tomatoes – Turbot is dry-aged in-house, then simply cooked on a Japanese Konro grill and dressed with four types of vinegar, including their own house-made bread vinegar and served with grilled hot dog pods (an extra-sweet variety of pea) and honeycomb tomatoes; or Horse mackerel, pine nut, sake, shallots – Horse Mackerel is cured, then lightly grilled and served with a sauce made from pine nuts cooked in mirin and sake; and the innovative Langoustine ‘Wedding Cake’ – a year in development, the dish is a seaweed ‘egg cake’ baked in an artisanal Portuguese pot, seasoned with togarashi and stuffed with smoked langoustines and a sauce made from their heads.

The cake is then glazed in homemade almond milk and topped with langoustine ‘floss’ before being sliced and served in front of the guests. Menus and dishes will change regularly in line with the daily catch and in response to the micro-seasonality that the UK has to offer.

The Chef’s Table will build on the legacy set by the Seafood Bar at their original site in Chelsea.  The larger, highly-spec’d workspace at the Hackney site has allowed for a more expansive approach to the menu. The small ageing cabinet in Chelsea has been expanded into a large walk-in space at Hackney, and live shellfish are held in special filtration tanks on-site.

Image credit: Jodi Hinds

When: Open from September onwards
Cost: £110 per person.
How: To find out more and make a booking, please click here
Where: 337 Acton Mews, London E8 4EA

10 Book a table at Six by Nico’s new Canary Wharf location

Six by Nico, brainchild of renowned Scottish-Italian chef Nico Simeone, has officially opened its doors in Canary Wharf and is welcoming foodies. The new restaurant is the largest site to date and treats guests to a completely new six course menu every six weeks with the first concept themed around the British chip shop. 

The former Canary Wharf office block on Chancellor Passage has been transformed into a new flagship Six by Nico restaurant and bar. Timeless neutrals such as ivory, taupe, black, sea green, and shades of grey and white are among the colours included into the interior design matched with dark furnishings and fixtures to create a cool, brighter and airy dining space. The restaurant interior boasts a minimal design, contrasted by grand marble fixtures and fittings with atmospheric mood lighting. 

The 100 cover restaurant and 40 cover cocktail bar area features include an open kitchen and stylish, contemporary artwork inspired by historical maps of London with layers of patterns, injection of greenery and natures bold colour palette.

‘The Chippie’ will kick-start the series of evolving concepts, with flavours of the traditional fish and chip shop taking centre stage on the menu. Highlights include the first course of chips and cheese with parmesan espuma, curry oil and emulsion and crisp potato terrine along with Nico’s unique take on the traditional scampi which sees Scrabster Monkfish Cheek, dill emulsion, gribiche, peas and beurre blanc swiftly followed by a Speyside beef shin steak pie accompanied by burnt onion ketchup, mushroom duxelles and a meaty salsa. To conclude, diners will enjoy a deep fried mars bar accompanied by an Irn Bru sorbet and chocolate soil. 

Cost: Six by Nico Canary Wharf’s six course menu is priced at £37 per person with an optional £33 wine pairing. Vegetarian alternatives are also available. 
Where: Six by Nico Canary Wharf, 6 Chancellor Passage, London, E14 5EA
How: Find out more via sixbynico.co.uk 
When: Monday-Sunday from 12pm  

11 Park up at The Engine Rooms

Paul Michaels, owner of Hexagon, one of the finest Classic Car dealers in Europe, has opened The Engine Rooms. Combining beautiful classic cars, a more than impressive modern art collection overseen by Michael’s late wife, and a Mediterranean inspired all-day dining restaurant complete with events space – the site on Great North Road, creates a truly unique lifestyle experience like no other in London.

Michaels’ vision for the restaurant was to create a simple, regularly changing menu that encapsulates the joy of Mediterranean dining whilst using the best of seasonal British ingredients. 80% of the menu is thus made up of UK ingredients but the team are committed to sourcing and serving the best quality European produce.

Head Chef James Harrison, formally of Taka Marylebone, is running the state of the art open-plan kitchen, launching a menu with a specific focus on fish and vegetables. Meat, supplied by Aubrey Allen, will be limited year-round, preferring to focus on the best of seasonal fish such as grey mullet, which is abundant in the British Isles, all sourced from Capital Seafood, a small family-run business which supplies just a handful of London restaurants.

One of Harrison’s star dishes is a grey mullet ceviche with confit tomato dressing, cured egg yolk, samphire, and pistachio, with tomatoes sourced from The Tomato Stall on the Isle of Wight producing some of the best tomatoes in the country.  The all-day menu will be split into starters, seasonal salads, and stone-baked pizzas alongside main courses of fish, vegetables, and meat.

How: Find out more and make a booking via theenginerooms.co.uk
Where: 82-92 Great N Rd, London N2 0NL

12 Bite into flavours of the mediterranean at JOAN

Head to East London for a relaxed visit to JOAN, which has reopened this summer following lockdown restrictions lifting. Offering an all-day modern mediterranean menu, JOAN draws inspiration from head chef Niko Kontogiannatos’ native Greece – incorporating his own breezy, eclectic food style using some of London’s best ingredients and suppliers. Previously Head Chef at Caravan Fitzrovia, Niko’s talent and expertise means the quality of the dishes are second to none, with everything in house made from scratch, from the bread to the sorbet. 

Offering lunch and dinner throughout the week, the menu offers a huge variety of something that everyone will enjoy, with large plates including; Cauliflower ceviche tostadas, artichoke, avocado mousse, coconut sauce; Slow-cooked lamb shoulder, fregola salad, labneh and harissa and Grilled chicken breast, king oyster, bacon marmalade, garlic puree, Madeira sauce. Pizzetta options include San daniele prosciutto, stracciatella cheese and wild rocket and the loaded vegan with grilled courgettes, caramelised onions, roasted mushrooms

On the dessert side of things, devour items such as Orange pie, white chocolate cream, orange gel and crispy filo and Vegan coconut mousse with passion fruit, lime and roasted pineapple

With plush blue velvet seating, dark oak and large green potted plants throughout, the interiors of JOAN make the perfect backdrop for a vibrant meets relaxed dining experience.

13 Chill out with The Covent Garden Cool Down

From 20th August, Covent Garden’s much loved annual ice cream festival The Covent Garden Cool Down will return to the pedestrianised heart of London; turning the Piazza, Market Building and surrounding streets into London’s coolest place to spend the August Bank Holiday weekend. Now in its third year and running for ten days, the Covent Garden festival will offer visitors over 40 varieties of ice cream, sundaes, sorbets, frozen cocktails, gelato and more from pop ups, restaurants and retailers across the estate.

This year’s festival will see Crosstown popping up in the Piazza, serving ice cream sundaes with freshly baked cookies and biscotti; Barafat Café serving ice cream macarons with flavours including: strawberry and lime, mango and passion fruit and pistachio among others; Bears Ice Cream serving up innovative flavours including basil, honeycomb, blueberry lavender, plus a raft of vegan options including sour cherry, hibiscus sorbet and coconut faux creme.

For frozen treats with a twist, guests can visit The Little Orange Van on the Piazza serving frozen Aperol Spritz cocktails and boozy Spritz lollies, or pop by Amorino for new takes on a summer spritz with citrus, carrot and ginger flavoured sorbets. French tea emporium Mariage Freres will be serving frozen Tokyo Mojitos with green tea, mint and yuzu mixed with rum; new bar Mrs Riot is offering guests a sorbet prosecco cocktail and for an adventurous scoop Morelli’s is offering a charcoal ice-cream and blue blood orange flavours, alongside traditional favourites.

To mark the sweetest celebration of summer, additional frozen refreshments will be available from tenants across the estate: Venchi will serve extra special scoops of strawberry & banana split; Ladurée will offer guests iced macaroons; Avobar will serve avocado and coconut based ice-creams and Godiva exclusivemilk and white chocolate cones. Buy-one-get-one-free offers and discounts will be available from Godivaand Hotel Chocolat, while Shake Shack will donate proceeds to a local Covent Garden charity with every Union Shack ordered.

In addition to edible treats, guests can make the most of the retail offerings over the course of the festival. Olivia Burton will launch an exclusive collection including Ice Cream Studs and Huggie Hoops; Tom Davies will cool down browsing shoppers with in-store ice-lollies; Happy Socks will sell a range of ice-cream themed designs and Bailey Nelson’s colourways are named after flavours including cookies & cream and biscotti & strawberry. 

How: For more details please visit www.coventgarden.london 
When: 20 – 30 August 2021

14 Take pride in pasta with Pasta Evangelists

Fresh pasta delivery specialists – Pasta Evangelists – are taking their renowned in-person masterclasses to new heights with their first #PrideInPasta Pop-Ups. In honour of the weekend of Pride In London, and in lieu of the parade on Thursday 9th – Saturday 11th September, the events will bring a touch of Italian sparkle to Pride celebrations still going ahead in the capital.

Pasta Evangelists’ very own Queen of Pasta (or Head Sfoglina) Roberta d’Elia will co-host the masterclasses alongside a selection of London’s most fabulous Drag Artists, including Herr and Ophelia Love.

After Prosecco aperitivo on arrival with Roberta, an antipasti spread and a generous welcome drink, the pasta-making party will kick into action, with two hours of rainbow revelry learning the art of making two rainbow-coloured pasta shapes from scratch and a traditional pasta filling. There will be exclusive Drag Artist performances throughout the session, an ‘Italian Disco’ soundtrack, and – naturally – plentiful Prosecco to keep hydrated in style.

Pasta Evangelists’ signature pasta-by-post service will also be celebrating #PrideInPasta, by offering brand new rainbow dishes available for orders nationwide. 

All profits from ticket sales will be donated to Stonewall, the LGBTQ+ charity fighting for the freedom, equity and potential of “lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere.”

How: Tickets start from £50 per person, for a maximum of 30 people per class, taking place in the following locations:

  • 9th September, 6pm-9pm at Carousel (Soho)
  • 10th September, 6pm-9pm at Carousel (Soho)
  • 11th September, 1pm-3.30pm at Bunga Bunga (Battersea)

15 Drink up for Oktoberfest at Pergola Paddington

September 18th will see Pergola, one of the capital’s most loved hideaways, launch Wunderbar at Pergola Paddington: a horn-blaring, stein-sloshing Bavarian knees up. For six weeks only, West London’s largest alfresco drinking and dining destination will be transformed into a majestic beer hall, reminiscent of those on the Theresienwiese in Munich, serving up real German beers, a special collaborative brew with Camden Town Brewery, delicious Bavarian food and a hearty helping of ‘Gemütlichkeit’ in celebration of Oktoberfest.

Decorated with rich reds and greens, bursting with flower-laden barrels and filled with jolly beer drinkers, Wunderbar at Pergola Paddington will offer guests a Pergola spin on a traditional communal beer-hall, or a more intimate experience in one of its cosy Beer Huts.

To mark the occasion, Pergola Paddington have teamed up with Camden Town Brewery to create an exclusive Oktoberfest Lager which will only be available at Wunderbar for a limited time only. There will also be a selection of real German beers, including Spaten and Lowenbrau, alongside refreshing beer cocktails and, of course, Schnapps.

Pergola Paddington will also play host to its own Bavarian food pop-up,‘Wursthaus’, serving classic, hearty Bavarian dishes. Menu highlights include: Knödel, poached and fried potato dumplings served with a beer butter dip; Bratwurst baguette, a grilled German bratwurst sausage, toasted baguette, caramelised onions, sauerkraut, mustard, chopped pickles and dill, and a Hot Smoked Salmon Flammkuchen to share – plus plenty more.

When: Wunderbar at Pergola Paddington will run from 18th September – 31st October.
Cost: Tickets start from £10 and are now available to purchase online here. Booking in advance is highly recommended. Each ticket includes a stein of beer or a beer cocktail. Further details of the additional events will be announced shortly.
How: Find out more and make a booking via designmynight.com

16 Enjoy a little enchantment with A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Kew Gardens

There’s magic in the air for a little longer at Kew Gardens, after it was announced that the twilight production of a Shakespearean favourite has been extended to 5 September 2021.

The Australian Shakespeare Company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Kew Gardens opened to rave reviews and has just confirmed the additional dates. Staged beneath the heritage trees at the Theatre Lawn, behind the Palm House, Kew Gardens provides the picture-perfect setting for a summer’s evening with Shakespeare under the stars.

Described as ‘magical’ by The Stage, this beguiling comedy of enchantment and transformation is brought to life within a dream-like woodland, filled with feuding fairies, eloping lovers and a hapless troupe of actors.

Perfect for all ages, this critically acclaimed outdoor theatre production, has been re-imagined and conceived by Glenn Elston, the award-winning Artistic Director of the Australian Shakespeare Company.

Where: Theatre Lawn, behind the Palm House, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. (Enter via Victoria Gate)
When: Until 5 September. Performance times Tues – Sun: until 29 Aug, 8pm, from 31 Aug 7.30pm
Cost: Adult £30 – £42, Concession £25 – £38, Child (age 5-15) £17
How: Find out more and make a booking via theatreonkew.co.uk

17 Go ‘Cray’ for Nuet X EKTE’s Late Summer Crayfish Party

EKTE Nordic Kitchen and Nordic spirit brand Nuet Aquavit, newly launched in the UK are celebrating the traditional Nordic crayfish harvest with a Late Summer Crayfish Party on Tuesday 7th September.

Honouring the crayfish harvest is all about throwing a party (a kräftskiva), and getting together with a delicious feast, plenty of singsong and many a shot of aquavit or schnapps. Taking place on Tuesday 7th of September, from 6:30pm, join Nuet Aquavit for a crayfish kräftskiva at Ekte! The night will be filled with stories, shots, singing and seafood… including Nuet Aquavit on arrival followed by optional bottomless prosecco!

The menu will include a Nuet cocktail on arrival, platters of crayfish with two different sauces (lemon mayonnaise & aioli), along with Västerbotten pie, a mixed bread basket (rye bread, sourdough & crispy Nordic bread) and salads, followed by vanilla ice cream with strawberries.

How: To find out more about the event, please email events@jessen.co.uk to book your party tickets. Spaces limited.
Cost: Party only, £35pp | + 2 hours of Prosecco for £55pp
Where: Ekte Nordic Kitchen, EC4N 8AR
When: 7th of September, 6.30pm start

18 Get your plant-based burger fix at Neat Burger’s new Finsbury Park site

Award-winning plant-based fast-food group, Neat Burger, is launching a brand-new site in Finsbury Park this month. Opening on 19th August, just in time for National Burger Day, the new venue is part of the landmark development leading the Finsbury Park renaissance, and the first of many new openings to soon be announced for the group. 

Founded in 2019 by The Cream Group in collaboration with Lewis Hamilton, Neat Burger is proof that burgers can be as ethical and sustainable as they are delicious. 

The menu will feature popular favourites including The Big Stack: double Neat Meat, triple bun, lettuce, onions, pickles and Tangy Big Stack Sauce; Chick’n Burger: crispy chick’n patty, lettuce, tangy mayo;and Burger Bowl’s: Lettuce, Tomatoes, Smash’d Avo, Neat Patties, Grilled Onions, Neat Sauce, Crispy Onions, Spring Onion; as well as Little Neat meals with free eco-friendly toys for kids to enjoy! 

Where: 38 Well’s Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3FP
How: Find out more via neat-burger.com

19 Indulge with some spritz in the sky at Sky Garden

Sky Garden, London’s highest public garden, has teamed up with the UK’s favourite tonic brand, Fever-Tree, for a ‘Spritz in the Sky’ gin pop-up at its City Garden Bar. Located on level 36, it offers spectacular sunsets and views of London’s city skyline.

Running every Thursday to Saturday evening until September, the carefully curated and exclusive Fever-Tree spritz menu serves three mouth-watering gin and tonics, and a floral gin spritz range to tantalize the tastebuds, each created with the iconic premium Fever-Tree tonic mixers. 

Gin and tonics include Hendricks and Fever-Tree Cucumber Tonic Water and Gin Mare & Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water. Those looking to spritz up their life can opt for the Sunset in the Sky featuring Belvedere Lemon and Basil Vodka, topped with Fever-Tree Italian Blood Orange Soda and Limoncello, or the City Garden Spritz with Grapefruit Juice, Fever-Tree Premium Soda Water and Plymouth Gin. 

The beautifully adorned and botanical Fever-Tree bar boasts colourful branded deckchairs and a wooden swing with flower wall backdrop; perfect for capturing those Instagram-worthy moments and offering a quintessentially British ‘summer in the city’ vibe. 

How: For further information and to book, visit skygarden.london/fever-tree. To reserve your table, book via the Sky Garden website quoting “FEVER-TREE SPRITZ” 
Where: Sky Garden, 1 Sky Garden Walk, London EC3M 8AF
When: The Fever-Tree pop-up will run at Sky Garden’s City Garden Bar until 6th September

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