Hooray for the weekend! Looking for something fun to do in the city? We've rounded up some of the best events to check out and places to drink and dine in London. Read on for inspiration...
Be amazed at SEA LIFE London Aquarium
Find your inner kidult or bring the children to SEA LIFE London Aquarium for an experience they'll never forget. There are plenty of new activities to get stuck in to, including the 'Lego Explorers' which has just opened and is running until mid-October. Get to know all the water creatures by drawing, building a mosaic and more. The penguins and their chicks are also a must-visit, as are the large jellyfish and the friendly rays in the Ray Lagoon. Plus, it'll be hard not to spot the sharks as soon as you enter the aquarium. Enjoy!
Tuck into Japanese cuisine at Issho-Ni
This stylist Japanese restaurant is the perfect place to go to try something new and tasty. The head chef, Eduardo Aguiar, is all about putting a unique spin of traditional Japanese dishes, and food lovers can try everything from katsu to seabass jalapeno. There is also a large range of sushi available, and we would particularly recommend the blue fin fatty tuna, mmm.
Try something new (and hilarious) with London's first floating hot tub
The Skuna Hot Tug Experience is London's most hilarious experience to try out, where you and up to six friends can go floating in a hot tub boat down the River Thames. Not only is it a lovely way to see the city from the water, the wood-fired hot tub is the perfect place to sit back, chat and relax. Everyone is also allowed to bring a couple of drinks with them, and so puts a whole new slant on a hot summer's afternoon in the capital!
Enjoy your night the Scottish way
Get into the party spirit and reel the night away, while tucking into some of Mac and Wild's classic dishes. Famed for its Scottish street food, this place serves up one of Scotland's finest venison and beer to London's everyday people. We recommend the haggis pops and tattie tots. And who can say no to a deep-fried Mars bar? Head there this week to see what's on offer - whoop!
Treat yourself to a holistic facelift
Book an appointment at West London's Cloud Twelve for the most amazing holistic facelift. The treatment combines a revolutionary fascia manipulation technique performed on the face and neck with beauty-boosting essentials - cleansing, exfoliation, hydration and nourishment. This turn-back-time treatment uses holistic facelift method developed by Svetlana Afanaseva. The facelift treatment works through the application of gentle pressure to fascia to encourage release and correction of fascial restrictions, improve local circulation and nutrient exchange and promote the body's innate healing and self-correcting mechanisms.
Start the evening with a selection of oysters
Why not treat your loved one to a lavish evening at Avenue in St James! This gorgeous restaurant serves some of the best oysters from Jersey, Colchester and Morecambe Bay. Pair this with a glass of Nyetimber Classic sparkling wine before tucking into Severn & Wye Smoked Salmon or Welsh mussels in white wine cream for starters. For mains, a choice of either fish of the day from Brixham Market with a selection of sides or Waveney Valley pork belly with brambly apple sauce, followed by Eton mess of lemon meringue pie. What's not to love?