An East London rooftop bar, a pizza-making course and a new alfresco drinking and dining spot are all on our to do list this week! Read on for inspiration for fun things to do in London...
Now that the weather's warming up, there's no better place to while away a spring or summer evening than at The Prince. The outside space of this west London pub has been transformed into a delightful English summer garden, with seating capacity for nearly 200 people. Three bars and four restaurants make up the outdoor spot; food is provided by burger legends Patty & Bun, Thai favourites Begging Bowl, fried chicken fanatics Coqfighter and bao bun experts, Foley's Bar & Yakitori Grill. The Prince is open seven days a week and is even dishing up free frozen margaritas for guests who sign up on their website.
Bold is Beautiful
Benefit's annual campaign, Bold is Beautiful, to support charities Refuge and Look Good Feel Better is back this weekend. The vibrant pop-up shop will fling open its doors on 25 Long Acre, London on Friday 27 April for the weekend, before it goes on tour around the UK. On sale will be all-pink items donated by favourite brands including Missguided and Vivienne Westwood, with all proceeds going to the two charities. Shoppers will also be encouraged to snap away in the new and very pink mirrored cube installation! A team of experts will also be on hand to offer brow treatments and a complimentary fun size Benefit mascara worth £10.50 with every brow wax.
Dough It Yourself
Want to learn how to make rustic Italian pizza just like the professionals? Pizza Pilgrims are holding a special masterclass where you'll learn the secrets of their special dough recipe, before creating your own masterpiece complete with your favourite toppings. This pizza party will begin with Neopolitan street food and a glass of prosecco or Birra Moretti, with more Italian libations throughout the evening, finished off with a shot of limoncello, their famous nutella pizza ring and a goodie bag to take home.
Make your way to Tobacco Dock this week and pay a visit to Skylight: a rooftop bar in East London with stunning city views. Boasting summery tipples and street food from Greek food specialists Yiro, you'll have plenty to drink and munch on as you take in the sights around you. Feeling competitive? There will be both croquet and pétanque courts, so you can get stuck into some quessientally British games... just be sure to book.
Chicago at Phoenix Theatre
We. Love. Cuba! Cuba Gooding Jr razzle dazzles in the role of Billy Flynn in the latest West End production of this smash hit musical extravaganza. The story follows Roxie Hart as she is sent down for the murder of her lover, Fred Casely, and does whatever she can to be found innocent of the crime, while turning herself into a star, stealing the limelight from another murderess, Velma Kelly. The strong ensemble cast are truly sensational in this stripped down production, and you'll tap dance out of the theatre, guaranteed!
This modern Canary Wharf restaurant is the perfect place for an intimate brunch with your best friends. The place is collaborating with Old Dirty Brasstards to bring a ten-piece drum 'n' brass bottomless brunch party to London from this Saturday. You can spend sipping on their choices of bottomless drinks, which include prosecco or wine. The brunch choices are unique and tasty and it is easy to see why this very reasonable priced brunch is so popular.
All Stars Lanes
Fancy some fun and games? Then head to All Star Lanes. Inspired by the opulence and vibrancy of 1950s South Beach, the brand new Shepherd's Bush venue features authentic Art Deco décor, luxurious private room, two karaoke booths and heated outdoor terrace.
If you live in the east of London, heck, if you live London, this is one restaurant that is not to be missed. The charming bistro, based in Hackney, serves delicious French food, with everything from buffalo frog legs with a blue cheese dip to Magret de canard on the menu. The restaurant also has a great catch – the team behind the meals and the service are all female (which makes sense, seeing as Les Nénettes translates to 'the girls'). And trust us, they have pulled off an incredible dining experience. It is most definitely the perfect place to go for a bite to eat with friends, for an anniversary dinner, or even for a first date.
Book your table on lesnenettes.co.uk
Alexander Hamilton Afternoon Tea
If you're a fan of musicals then you'll love the Alexander Hamilton Afternoon Tea, hosted at The Lanesborough. You can indulge in a selection of pastries, including fresh scones with thick clotted cream and fresh fruit preserves, delicate sandwiches and pretty sweet treats inspired by the hit Broadway phenomenon. Diners can also treat themselves to a glass of champagne with their afternoon tea.