Happy Friday! There's plenty to do this weekend, from beating the chill with a delicious Sunday roast, to visiting Pergola's latest offering, Pergola Olympia, in west London. Read on for fun things to do in the city...
Hang out at the newly opened Pergola Olympia
Pergola is popping up all around London, and the latest site to open is Olympia in West London. The super fun all-day, drinking and eating space offers mouthwatering dishes from Patty & Bun, CLAW and Passo, plus cocktails from their never-ending, huge open bar. And given its prime location on the rooftop of Olympia London, diners can expect sweeping views across the city. Cheers to that!
Celebrate British Roast Dinner Week
Oh we do love a Sunday Roast, and where better to celebrate British Roast Dinner Week than at The Coal Shed. Known for its mouthwatering cuts of meat and elegant setting, the restaurant boasts a sharing roast which is perfect for two. The showstopper is, of course, the tender cuts of beef and the roast potatoes, but all of the trimmings really complete the meal. The butter-soaked carrots and greens are delicious, but the cauliflower cheese is far too good to share, we're warning you. For those who are into their seafood more, the restaurant is holding a special evening on Saturday 6 October where Head Chef Chris Ditch will teach the art of oyster shucking and fish filleting. Tickets for the intimate supper club, which include an oyster tasting and fish for mains, cost £60pp. The event will be held in the private mezzanine.
Get home inspo from DreamHouzz
Just moved house or looking to revamp your home? Get style inspiration from DreamHouzz, a pop-up store set in a Bermondsey warehouse. The old tannery has been transformed into eight beautiful rooms with the purpose of showing that anyone can achieve their dream home, regardless of size or budget. Everything on display is available to buy on Houzz.co.uk, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The DreamHouzz is completely free to visit and is open daily from 10am to 9pm until 30 September.
A very creative supperclub in Covent Garden
Covent Garden's coffee house and kitchen Abuelo is hosting an exclusive supper club for women within the creative and design industries. Women in Architecture and Associated Arts takes place on Thursday 4 October from 7pm. Hosted by Abuelo's mother and daughter duo Lynette and Cloe De La Vega, the intimate evening will be a chance for ladies to network and have conversations around design, business and women in the industry, over decadent cocktails and sharing plates in the gorgeously relaxed space. Tickets are £45 and include a set shared menu paired with wine and an arrival cocktail.
Have a cocktail at London's newest rooftop bar
Hotel Indigo, located at the iconic 1 Leicester Square, has unveiled a sky-high restaurant and bar, located on top of the newly-opened hotel, and boasting the only rooftop terrace in Leicester Square. Enjoy the sweeping panorama of London's famous landmarks, and overlook the square that's hosted most of the capital's glamorous film premieres while enjoying signature sundowners. There's also a relaxed menu of modern European dishes, including light bites and sharing nibbles for the table.
Get fancy at Cloud Twelve
This newly opened salon in Notting Hill is everything you could dream of. Not only can you pamper yourself at this luxury salon, but this place is also home to an interactive play and learn zone for families with children, an indulgent spa, a nutritionally-focused brasserie and a holistic wellness clinic – all under one roof! This is the perfect place for anyone who wants to indulge in some precious "me time".
Dine at the most bizarre supperclub at Chambers of Flavour V3
Live on the edge this weekend and grab a ticket to Chambers of Flavour V3. This immersive dining experience will take you on a journey through various worlds, kick starting your five-course extravaganza with a complimentary cocktail. Not knowing where you're going or what you'll be eating until you arrive at the secret location, get ready for one of the most bizarre experiences of your London life.
Head down to The Cliveden Literary Festival
Technically not an event in London, The Cliveden Literary Festival is back for this year and located just a short train ride or drive away from the capital. The themes for this year are politics and scandal, the influence of brilliant women, art and architecture, and espionage amongst other angles - all of which reflect Cliveden's own story as a political and literary salon, a status it's kept into the 21st century. And, of course, Cliveden made headlines earlier this year after a certain royal bride, Meghan Markle, stayed there the night before her big day. The line-up for this year's festival includes Tina Brown, Cherie Blair, June Sarpong, Dame Helena Morrissey and actress Ruth Wilson. Tickets cost £99 per person and can be bought online.
Enjoy cocktails at Madison rooftop bar
With London Cocktail Week fast approaching, begin your celebrations early at Madison's glamourous bar, restaurant and award-winning rootop terrace. This sought after setting offers breathtaking views of the London skyline, DJ entertainment, live music and of course killer cocktails. Enjoy pop ups such as The Broken Shaker, bringing Miami's electric spirit to London next week. The pop up will be equipped with a bespoke drinks menu from The Broken Shaker's very own cocktail connoissuer. Madison will definately be shaken up to celebrate London Cocktail Week in fitting style.