The weather's getting warmer and to celebrate why not indulge in an English country garden-themed afternoon tea – a light and refreshing take on the classic treat? Those who fancy a tipple after work may want to head to Maggie's in Chelsea, where the club is celebrating Top Gun's 30th anniversary with a special cocktail.
There's also a Roald Dahl-family day out for children and adults to enjoy, and a one-off book bar to look forward to next week.
Read on for this week's hot events and new releases...
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Everybody Wants Some!!
Oscar nominee Richard Linklater, of Boyhood fame, has directed a new comedy and perfect feel-good summer film, Everybody Wants Some!! Set in Texas in the 1980s, the film follows college freshman Jake who moves into his new student house and meets several of his new baseball teammates – an unruly group of party-loving, girl-chasing hotshots. It's not long before Beverly, a performing arts student, catches Jake's eye.
Baileys Prize Book Bar
For one week only the Baileys Prize Book Bar will be popping up at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road to celebrate the pleasures of reading and to shine a light on the 2016 shortlist. Guests can relax in the bar by day, with a free Baileys cocktail for anyone who purchases one of the shortlisted books. By night, different events will be held including a talk by author Ali Smith and readings performed by actors Tori Allen-Martin and Jim Rastall.
To book tickets visit womensprizeforfiction.co.uk/2016/the-baileys-prize-pop-up-book-bar.
FOOD AND DRINK
English Country Garden afternoon tea
As the weather turns milder, why not celebrate springtime with an English country garden-themed afternoon tea? Seasonal ingredients are brought together to offer a light, refreshing tea – including smoked salmon and cucumber open sandwiches, chicken and basil tarts and pea panna cotta with whipped feta, mint and pea shoots. On the sweet side, chocolate ganache, baby macaroons and apple and elderflower tarts all feature on the menu. And of course, afternoon tea would not be complete without scones. Tea starts at £39 or £65 with champagne.
To book a table visit bit.ly/ConradAfternoonTea.
Broadgate's Roald Dahl-inspired day
One for the kids! On Saturday Broadgate Circle in London will be transformed into a whimsical wonderland as the outdoor space hosts a Roald Dahl-inspired fun family day. Families can drop in to take advantage of immersive storytelling and imaginative games, all linked to some of Roald's most beloved books. Other activities include spectacular science displaces and creative mask and hat making workshops, while children can marvel at a sweetie forest where candy grows from trees. The day will run from 11am to 4pm and is free to attend.
For more information visit broadgate.co.uk/LiteraryGreats.
Top Gun night
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Tom Cruise's blockbuster Top Gun and to celebrate Maggie's club in Chelsea is serving up cocktails inspired by the film. "The Top Gun" will be available on Friday, the official Top Gun Day, and is made with Bacardi, apricot brandy and rose water. Partygoers can also expect to bust some moves to the best 80s tunes from the movie. Doors open at 10:30pm.
For more information visit maggies-club.com.