The World Cup might be over on Sunday, but it's still set to be a beautiful week in London - and what better way to get over the semi-final loss blues than to try some fun new things? From celebrating Bastille Day to trying your hand at shuffleboard, read on for things to do in London this week...
Celebrate Bastille Day with French cuisine
The French bar and bistro TraTra, located within Redchurch Street’s landmark The Boundary Project, are celebrating Bastille Day with a bottomless charcuterie selected from Southern France along with cocktails and wine - yum! For all the foodies out there, the chef's selection includes saucisson, chorizo and andouille - sounds delicious to us. Bon appétit!
Celebrate Bastille Day at TraTra
Watch the World Cup final in style
Though we'd much rather be cheering on England, Sunday is an historic day as France takes on Croatia in the World Cup final. SIX Brasserie at the Varsity Hotel and Spa's panoramic bar has launched a World Cup inspired afternoon tea for the occasion, which will include a white lamington cheesecake with passionfruit and crumble base with a football balloon on the top along with homemade sandwiches and delicatessen.
Snack on afternoon tea
Try your hand at Shuffleboard at London Shuffle Club
Board over bowling and over mini-golf? Time to try shuffleboard! After a series of pop ups try outs, London Shuffle have now opened London's first permanent floor-based shuffleboard club. Located in Shoreditch, you can play while snacking on pizzas, and guzzling beers and cocktails. Lanes are £20 per hour (off peak) and £40 (peak) and 2-8 people can play on a lane at a time - enjoy!
Have you tried playing Shuffleboard?
Dine at Beso
Enjoying a trip to the West End, then make sure you dine at new food joint, Beso! This place provides incredible Moorish-Mediterranean food with brilliant service and offers a neighbourhood feel.Cornish Squid, Duck B’Stilla and Smoked Mackerel Pate, as well as freshly baked breads with bakoula, marinated carrots, smoked aubergine and lots of healthy, vegetarian,
aromatic tapas dishes from Garden of Eden.
Meet the Feasty Blinders family with an immersive dinner
Love a bit of live theatre with your dinner? Fan of Peaky Blinders? Then this might be the one for you! Having finally got their hands on the famous London hotspot, the Feasty Blinders are ready to celebrate! With the assistance of Mr. Solomon of Camden, the Blinders have forced the Sabinis out for good and are opening their new club for the first time (with a delicious three-course meal). The family has organised an evening of opulence and decadence for all that are lucky enough to be in attendance. Guests will be treated to Shelby Gin and Solomon Rum cocktails.
Meet the family at Feasty Blinders
Go on a musical journey with Q.Decades Summer Series at Quaglinos
This summer, Quaglino’s are taking you on a musical journey with the launch of Q.Decades. Celebrate some of the decade’s best loved eras and music’s iconic stars with an exciting line-up of live performances featuring Buddy Holly, Aretha Franklin and Lionel Richie. Watch the performances whilst enjoying delicious dining and sipping on some themed cocktails!
Celebrate some of the decade’s best loved eras
Hide your fizz at Alcotraz Bottomless Prosecco Sentence
You have been sentenced to an evening of bottomless prosecco at this prison-themed cocktail bar. Inspired by Hollywood movies that have brought America's most infamous prison to life, Alcotraz is London's first immersive theatrical cocktail bar. After being given orange jumpsuits upon entrance, you will have to keep your liquor hidden from the Warden while spending the evening in the clink!
Hide your fizz
Kew Gardens - Plans and Plants: the making of the Temperate House
Stop in at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art and visit the exhibition showcasing the original architectural plans for the Temperate House by Decimus Burton, displayed alongside photographs and images of the glasshouse in its early years. The display includes botanical illustrations of some of the plants that once formed some of the horticultural displays in the different parts of the glasshouse.
Open until Sunday 16 September, 10am to 5.30pm, The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art