Happy Friday! There's plenty on offer in the capital this weekend, from an immersive dining experience where you can show off you inner goddess, to an extra special screening of one of summer's best flicks, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Read on for fun things to do in London...
A champagne screening of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
You can upgrade your cinema experience this weekend by grabbing a ticket to Film & Fizz. This pop-up cinema is housed in One Aldwych and is an absolute game changer for date night. You'll be welcomed with a complimentary glass of champagne before Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again flicks onto the screen, and after the final credits roll you'll be treated to a three-course meal at Indigo.
Try an alternative afternoon tea
If you don't have the sweetest tooth but still love a finger sandwich (because who doesn't?!), then head to the Jugged Hare for their 'Gentleman's Afternoon Tea'. Instead of delicate pastries and clotted cream scones, you can expect succulent hare scones with horseradish cream and Cumberland sauce; partridge and bilberry muffins; grouse doughnuts; meat fruit pâté; bird buns; game chips and hearty sandwiches. And don't worry - Earl Grey is probably not the drink of choice when it comes to pairing, so you're served game consommé to wash it down. Plus, definitely have an ale (or two!) for a truly decadent treat! £75 for two.
Book online at designmynight.com/london/pubs/city-of-london/the-jugged-hare/gentlemans-afternoon-tea?t=5b6d886d3dc0c077c359be34
Channel your inner god or goddess at a Dionysus-themed party
Let go of reality this weekend as you're taken on a mythological journey to heaven and back at new supper club, Divine Proportions. Inspired by the god of pleasure and mischief, you'll be led through secret, sparkling tunnels to a subterranean paradise, where you'll gorge on an otherworldly five-course banquet, drink milk and honey cocktails, covert with circus sirens and rub shoulders with party starters.
Get glammed up at Beautython
Did you know that Covent Garden boats more standalone beauty retailers per square metre than anywhere else in London? If you're obsessed with all things makeup and hair, then head there for Beautython - a beauty extravaganza which opened this week and is running until Sunday 23rd September. Expect exclusive products, demonstrations, panel discussions, late night shopping, and even a Beauty Hunt organised by Glossybox (with some amazing prizes!). Plus, even the restaurants are celebrating the event: The Ivy Market Grill is collaborating with Jo Malone for an exclusive cocktail, Tom Ford and Laduree have macaroons and mocktails in new lip shades, and Balthazar is launching a Flowerbx afternoon tea.
For a full schedule of events, visit the Covent Garden Beautython page at www.coventgarden.london/whatson/beautython
Have a makeover at the ultimate pamper destination
In need of some rest and relaxation? Put some time aside for a pampering session at Blush + Blow in west London. Some popular treatments include a luxury manicure and pedicure, a massage or even a fabulous cut and blow dry. This beauty bar is the perfect place where customers can chat, take friends, have coffee, relax and get a great haircut.
Work up a sweat at F45
It's the fitness craze that's taken Australia by storm and now it's making waves in the UK. F45 studios have already sprung up around London and the latest one to open is in Brixton. The studio offers their killer classes which are 45 minutes long and consist of circuit training. You'll give your whole body a complete work out, from your arms and abs to your thighs and your back. Lift, squat and squeeze – your body will thank you later!
Enjoy musical classics at 100 Wardour St next week
Start your week with soulful classics and throwback sounds from the 90's and 00's at 100 Wardour Street. The venue's love for music continues into the autumn with the launch of Soho SoulTown and Throwback Thursdays with BBC's The Voice winner Jermain Jackman and MOBO award winning DJ Trevor Nelson. The musical evenings will include innovative renditions of the best of Motown and a curated mix of tracks that will have you dancing all night long!