Spring has officially arrived in London, and the delight of lighter evenings, warmer weather and April sunshine is getting us excited for the Easter bank holiday.
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Is your social schedule looking a little lacklustre? Has your date night inspiration dried up? Have you exhausted all avenues of what do to in London? We've compiled a list of the ultimate things to do in the city that are guaranteed to make you fall in love with London.
Whether you're into fine dining with a view of London's skyline, or visiting a drag and waffles bottomless brunch is more up your street - we have got you covered. Read on to discover the very best things to do in London for every budget, tried and tested by HELLO!'s writers.
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Best things to do in London
Don't miss the blossoms in London's park
There's nothing quite like spring in the city. Watching the pastel pink blossom start to bloom over the weeks of March and April might not sound like a thrilling activity, but trust us when we say there really is no better way to explore London than on foot. London is stunning in spring, and crisp April days can be spent rambling through the city's best parks.
Why not try Richmond Park for your chance to spot deer? Or take the family through Regent's park for a glimpse at the animals in London Zoo. Stroll through Kensington Gardens, one of the most glorious royal parks in the capital, or soak up the sunset in Battersea Park at dusk.
Ice your own biscuits with the pros
Test your precision skills with Biscuiteers' super fun Icing Lates class. The perfect date night, after-work event, or evening out with your loved ones, you'll get to hand decorate five biscuits during the 90-minute session, while picking up all the tips and tricks from the pros at the Ministry of Biscuits!
Each session kicks off with a glass of bubbly, and you'll get to keep your Biscuiteers apron at the end of the class which takes place at the company's Belgravia store.
To book tickets, visit biscuiteers.com
Order a pizza and plant a tree this Earth Day
If you haven't already made dinner plans for this weekend, you'll love this sustainable supper club idea from Big Mamma. For every vegan or veggie pizza sold at Circolo Popolare, Ave Mario and Gloria Trattoria on 22nd April, Big Mamma Group will plant a tree. Plus, at Gloria all lights will be turned off for Earth Day, so you can enjoy your carbonara by candlelight whilst saving energy and raising awareness for climate change.
To book, visit www.bigmammagroup.com
Finish up your Harrods shopping at the Tiffany Blue Box Cafe
As the rest of the department store closes, Harrods dining springs to life, offering late-night dining for the shopaholics who are also foodies. The Tiffany Blue Box Café also remains open on Friday and Saturday for dinner until 10pm, serving an enticing £49 four-course taste of Manhattan. Dishes such as Crispy rock oysters in a champagne butter sauce and asparagus and duck egg risotto (this was our ultimate favourite!) are followed by mains including a Roast of beef with a delicious jus and Globe artichoke barigoule with beurre blanc. Finish with the 'Big Apple' pie served with Madagascan vanilla and mascarpone Chantilly. Guests can also enjoy the Dinner at Tiffany’s set menu with an expertly paired glass of wine for each course from the sommelier's choice for £29. If you fancy a special experience in a stunning setting but you don't have a sweet tooth - this is what to book instead of an afternoon tea! You'll feel just like Holly Golightly...
For more info, go to harrods.com/en-gb/restaurants
Book in for the Ultimate Summer Package at Young LDN
There's a reason why the experts at celebrity-favourite Young LDN in Notting Hill are famed for making you feel like a VIP. Their latest offering, the Ultimate Summer Package, is a sure-fire way to prep your skin and body for the harsh heat of UV rays this summer, and leave you with a radiant, nourished complexion. After trialling the treatment, we left with our skin feeling supple, our mind totally relaxed and a seriously enviable glow ready for the red carpet.
Your Ultimate Summer Package includes an Alchemy IV Drip, a blend of vitamins, minerals, and lipotropic designed to boost the metabolism and sustain it at higher energy levels, a HydraFacial, a non-invasive, multi-step facial that combines cleansing, exfoliation, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, glowing skin with no discomfort or downtime, and Emsculpt NEO - the first and only non-invasive body shaping technology developed from the original Emsculpt which combines 2 energies for simultaneous fat elimination and muscle building.
Treat yourself to a mani too
Whether you want colourful French tips, marble effects or geometric lines, the Young LDN Beauty Tribe are here to fulfil all your nail art dreams. Make sure you plan a visit to one of west London's hottest skincare and beauty destinations loved by celebrities and beauty enthusiasts alike. There's also plenty to pick from with it comes to treatments; facials, Hollywood carbon peels, IPL, body contouring and so much more.... just in time for summer!
To book, visit www.youngldn.com
Play the planet's favourite board game in the West End
Monopoly Lifesized has been brought to life! This interactive edition features four different massive Monopoly boards complete with themed challenge rooms, community chest games, a lifesized jail and your favourite tokens in a landmark Central London site. Monopoly Lifesized combines all your favourite board game elements with state-of-the-art interactive game play, immersive theatre, and entertainment technology. For 80 minutes, players of all ages can feel the thrill of trying to stage a heist in Mayfair, compete against a clock to build some of London's iconic buildings, solve a baffling murder mystery or step into the world of codebreakers. It is an unmissable and totally unique experience.
Book your tickets at monopolylifesized.com
Luxury London hotel The Hoxton has the ultimate relaxation bundle
As we round up the first quarter of the year, tensions are likely to be running high at work and your social life starting to feel strained as the warmer weather swiftly dominates your weekend plans. Luckily, luxury London hotel The Hoxton is partnering with TRIP CBD for the ultimate relaxation bundle, so you can wash off your winter woes and reset, relax and unwind this Spring with a staycation.
The Take Pleasure in Your Leisure package includes two nights in any of The Hoxton’s London locations, a £150 care package from ultra-chic CBD brand TRIP, a selection of magazines from magCulture and CBD cocktails to enjoy at the bar or via room service. For the ultimate relaxation experience, you can amp up the self-care with a Skinwork facial and add on Flexy Time - so you don’t have to rush to check out.
To book before 31 May, visit thehoxton.com
Get your bake on at The Big London Bakes experience
Calling all Great British Bake Off fans! The Big London Bakes experience is the perfect way to spend a day or an evening in April (and hone in those post-lockdown baking skills). Here, you'll don your finest aprons and take to your station to whip up some classic recipes, all while sipping on Bakewell-Tini's, Apple Pie, Lemon Meringue cocktails, plus much more from the all-new Cake Bar. You don't have to be an experienced baker at all - the instructions are super easy to follow and you'll impress yourself and your loved ones with the showstopping cake you'll have produced by the end. The event is ideal for pairs, so grab your date, your friend or your family member and get ready to bake away. There's even a (friendly) judging experience at the end.
For more information, visit thebigbakes.com
Take to the waters with a barbecue
Now that the weather is getting a little warmer, there's nothing like taking to the water with a barbecue. Skuna boats based in Canary Wharf offer the option for you and up to eight others to rent one of their vessels and gently sail along the canal. Take in London's skyline while cooking up your feast on board. Each boat is equipped with cooking utensils, so all you need to do is bring your own meat, veg and buns. Drinks, meanwhile, can be purchased from Skuna's bar before boarding. It's a guaranteed fun day out and definitely an alternative activity if you've ticked off all London has to offer. Plus, no sailing experience is needed. The boats are easy to operate and you just need to appoint one skipper from your group.
To book a boat, visit: skunaboats.com
Enjoy a treat delivered to your door by the Easter Bunny
This year, the Easter Bunny isn’t just delivering eggs. With the help of Häagen-Dazs, our fluffy-tailed friend will also be treating Gopuff customers to a free tub of deliciously creamy ice cream. From 14th-18th April, customers will receive a free tub of Häagen-Dazs ice cream with every Gopuff order over £15 when they use the coupon code 'DONTHOLDBACK'.
This free ice cream offer is available from April 14 to 18, with all Gopuff orders across London, Newcastle, Manchester, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Birmingham, Coventry, Swansea, Sheffield, Salford, Nottingham, Luton, Liverpool, Leeds, Derby & High Wycombe
Enjoy a two-course dinner and The Phantom of the Opera
The mesmerising and unforgettable The Phantom of the Opera has returned to its home, Her Majesty’s Theatre, and is now celebrating its 35th anniversary in London’s West End. Experience the thrill of the West End’s most haunting love story, starring double Olivier Award nominee Killian Donnelly as The Phantom, Lucy St. Louis as Christine Daaé and Rhys Whitfield as Raoul. Guests can visit Brumus Restaurant for a two-course dinner and glass of sparkling wine before taking their seats in Her Majesty’s Theatre, on the doorstep of Haymarket Hotel.
Available Monday – Friday. From £87.50 per person including a 2 course set menu with a glass of sparkling wine and tickets to the show.
To book, visit firmdalehotels.com/hotels/london/haymarket-hotel/
Try a hardcore Gunnar Peterson workout at F45
Exclusively curated by F45 Training and their new Chief of Athletics, Gunnar Peterson. The first rep-based workout on the F45 timetable, this exhilarating, hybrid session combines cardio, resistance, agility and core movements, ensuring you get the best of both world for ultimate full-body burn. Based on a pyramid style of training, you will push yourself to the max by increasing your weights as you move through each circuit, helping you to build strength and endurance like an athlete.
To find out more, visit f45training.co.uk
Pay a visit to Marylebone Village
Marylebone Village is welcoming renowned Ottolenghi Test Kitchen duo Noor Murad and Jake Norman to lead an intimate charity cook-along event in aid of #CookForUkraine. Taking place during the Marylebone Food Festival, the Ottolenghi Spring Mezze Class will take place at local cookery school, La Cucina Caldesi with the space kindly provided free of charge by owners Giancarlo & Katie Caldesi, who celebrate the 20th year of their Caldesi in Marylebone restaurant this year. Running from 10am–12.45pm on 27 April, there are 12 spaces available at the price of £165 per person. Noor and Jake will guide guests through some Ottolenghi standout dishes: Smooshed carrots with coriander-pistachio pesto and pickled onions for example, in a relaxed and interactive experience sharing their top tips and tricks. After preparing the dishes guests will be able to eat the dishes with the chefs as part of a communal sit down light mezze lunch. 100% of ticket sales go to #CookForUkraine.
For tickets, visit marylebone-food-festival.designmynight.com
Enjoy the hot cross bun cafe
One thing we all love in spring is the taste of hot cross buns, and the Tesco Hot Cross Bun Café is open in central London, offering a range of hot cross bun-filled dining experiences to suit all tastes – from brunch to afternoon tea and even five-course fine dining, all from just £5 per head. All of the café’s proceeds will go to the supermarket’s charity partner, the Trussell Trust, helping them to provide emergency food and support to people in crisis this Easter. Open daily from 10am till late, the café will serve brunch and afternoon tea during the daytime, before transforming into an adults-only five-course dining experience in the evening. Expect unexpected treats like steak tartate with hot cross buns and even roast lamb served on top!
Bookings can be made via OpenTable
Best afternoon teas to try in London in April
Enjoy a royal-themed afternoon tea and 'Lilibet' cocktail
Have a special afternoon tea at Covent Garden Hotel served at Brasserie Max or in the Drawing Room with a celebratory menu attributed to the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Guests can toast to the special occasion with a glass of Rathfinny Classic Cuvée or a ‘Lilibet’ cocktail whilst a selection of tea sandwiches are served including traditional favourites such as coronation chicken as well as smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels. Guests will enjoy a choice of quality teas and speciality infusions whilst sweet treats such as Pimm’s cheesecake and Victoria sponge follow.
All in addition to homemade scones with clotted cream and preserves. £35 per person or £48 per person with a ‘Lilibet’ cocktail or a glass of Rathfinny Classic Cuvée, Sussex 2016.
Try the Royal Lancaster London's brand new decadent afternoon tea
The Royal Lancaster London is offering a delectable quintessentially British tradition this spring and summer. Presented with a modern fairytale twist, this afternoon tea is perfect for any upcoming Jubilee celebrations. Boasting a selection of delicately crafted sandwiches including heritage tomato and buffalo mozzarella with basil pesto on white bread, roasted corn-fed chicken with tarragon mayo and more, there's always something to tickle the taste buds of savoury fans. For the sweet tooths, warm baked scones and deliciously sweet treats including dark chocolate cake and coconut Victoria sponge are delicious options. Complete the feast with a selection of the finest Camellia’s Tea House teas or a crisp glass of Laurent-perrier Champagne for the ultimate culinary experience.
To book, visit royallancaster.com/bars/afternoon-tea/
Try The Langham's brand new afternoon tea
The Langham London has launched a new afternoon tea collection, and it’s no ordinary afternoon tea. They are putting their twist on the nations favourite classic biscuits, from custard creams and pink wafers to mini rolls and tiffins. Created by Chef Michel Roux Jr and Executive Pastry Chef Andrew Gravett guests can expect a truly decadent spread of delights in the Langham’s Palm Court for £65pp.
To book, visit palm-court.co.uk
Enjoy a Bridgerton-themed afternoon tea at the Lanesborough Hotel
Dust off your Regency best for the first-ever Bridgerton-themed afternoon tea at the Lanesborough Hotel. The latest in the London icon's innovative series of seasonal afternoon teas, the limited-edition menu has been carefully crafted by The Lanesborough’s Head Pastry Chef, Kevin Miller, and pays tribute to the key families in Bridgerton and is composed of a selection of finger sandwiches and brioche sliders, delectable scones, cream and jam, and five signature sweet treats.
To book, visit oetkercollection.com
Enjoy afternoon tea at Nobu Hotel London Portman Square
The new afternoon tea at Nobu Hotel London Portman Square blends essentials of the traditional western Afternoon Tea ceremony with elements of Japanese culture and tradition in a Nobu-style take on afternoon tea. Executive Chef Michael Paul and his team drew inspiration from the works of artist Gavin Mitchell, whose works can be found throughout the hotel – blending a juxtaposition of Eastern and Western cultures and traditional and contemporary life. As part of the Afternoon Tea, guests can enjoy a selection of Japanese teas including darjeeling, lychee and rose, kabuse sencha and phoenix honey orchid oolong or a glass of Champagne.
To book, visit here
Best restaurants to visit in London in April
Soak up the sun on Pantechnicon's roof garden
A visit to this gorgeous botanical escape tucked away on the top floor of a Belgravia shopping village needs to be on your to-do list. Pantechnicon's Roof Garden's vibrant summer menu is a delight to the senses, with Japanese and Nordic influences offering fresh, innovative and unforgettable flavours.
Highlights include the zingy trout tartare and delicious grilled asparagus, while the Norwegian cod and Beef short rib sando were unforgettable menu delights. At the bar, crafted cocktails and spritzes created by their expert head mixologist are made with house infusions, botanicals and exclusive spirits. There's also Danish and Japanese beer on tap, and a carefully sourced international wine list.
As we dined beneath the stunning tropical greenery and sipped on icy fresh spritz cocktails, we couldn't help but wish we'd found this spot sooner.
To book, visit www.pantechnicon.com/
Experience The Ivy Asia’s Sushi & Sake Pairing Menu
Running from Tuesday, 26 April for six weeks, in honour of Japan’s most revered season, The Ivy Asia, Chelsea, has partnered with Marussia Beverages’ Artisanal Japanese Collection to bring the renewal and optimism of spring to life. Giving diners the opportunity to experience the Japanese concept of hanami, when families and friends gather to eat and drink under the blossom, The Magic of the Blossom Dragon campaign with Akashi-Tai Sake, 135° East Gin and Hatozaki Japanese Whisky will include a Sakura season inspired sake and sushi pairing menu, as well as limited-edition cocktails and a blossom-themed dessert made with 135° East Gin.
To book, visit here
Experience the best London views and exceptional tapas at Aqua Nueva
There's nothing quite like the heady rush of ascending to the top floor of a hidden London building to unveil a stunning rooftop restaurant glowing with pools of natural light. Epitomising destination dining at its very finest, Aqua Nueva sits on top of the former Dickens & Jones department store, opposite the London Palladium. An innovative and contemporary Spanish restaurant offering tempting tapas plates and an eclectic cocktail menu, this is the perfect spot for a romantic date night or relaxed evening with friends.
Highlights included the buttery beef short rib and succulent cod tempura, followed by the salty bite of fire Padron peppers and a jaw-dropping display of desserts.
Aqua Nueva promises to take its guests on an inspirational journey through the authentic flavours, spirit and style of their beloved Spanish homeland – and trust us when we say you won't be disappointed. The friendly staff are always on hand for excellent wine pairings to complement your palette – the ultimate hangout for a laidback date or post-work catch up.
To book, visit aquanueva.co.uk
Enjoy the best of Bill's new spring menu
Spring has sprung in London, and so has Bill's with a refreshing new menu featuring vibrant twists on the classics, fresh, healthier options and seriously delicious desserts. As longtime fans of Bill's, we were optimistic as ever about their exciting menu relaunch, and our experience diving into the new menu at the beautiful Bill's Soho branch didn't disappoint. Highlights included the Black Gold Burger (£15.95) containing chargrilled premium beef patty with black truffle fondue, topped off with 24 carat gold flakes sandwiched on a seeded brioche bun and the seriously indulgent Cheese and Truffle Fondue (8.95). Made with heart, soul and fresh ingredients, Bill’s offers diners dishes to suit all tastes and dietary preferences - so you're guaranteed to leave feeling fulfilled no matter what you order.
To book your table, visit www.bills-website.co.uk
Try an experimental tasting menu at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
For one month only, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane welcomes Carlo Scotto for a one-month residency. Open Tuesday to Saturday for dinner only, the exciting residency will showcase Carlo’s creative cuisine and flair with a seven-course tasting menu priced at £120 per person, with the option to add on either a classic or prestige wine pairing at a supplementary charge of £135pp or £195pp respectively. Expect a gastronomic journey of unusual flavour combinations, razor-sharp techniques and theatrical dishes from one of London’s hottest chefs. The impeccably executed tasting menu marries, in well-judged combinations, the simplicity and elegance of Nordic and Japanese cuisine with French and Arabic influences to create unique dishes featuring carefully sourced, ethically grown British produce.
To book, visit here
Visit London's newest food court
JKS Restaurants has revealed the line-up for Arcade Food Hall, opening on 22 April. Arcade Food Hall includes new brands from the JKS restaurants team including Plaza Khao Gaeng, a southern Thai restaurant; Hero Indian Fast Food, serving up North Indian street food classics; and Middle Eastern shawarma kitchen Shatta & Toum. There will also be American diner-style food at Manna; Indonesian street food from Bebek!Bebek!; day-to-night deli Arcade Provisions and Japanese sushi and omakase experience from Sushi Kamon. There will also be the Benham & Froud Jelladrome from dessert connoisseurs Bompas & Parr. Make sure you head there this weekend!
Visit here, arcadefoodhall.com
Have a traditional Sunday lunch
Homeboy, the home of modern Irish hospitality in London, have launched their spectacular Sunday Roast menu in their Embassy Gardens site. The menu includes three delicious courses including the Irish Beef Sirloin, fresh Market Fish of the Day, 24hr Slow Roasted Pork Belly, Corn Fed Chicken and an ultimate Vegan Wellington, all of which are served with a selection of fresh greens, tasty roast potatoes, mash, homemade Yorkshire puddings and gravy. The menu also includes a selection of starters and desserts for those who are looking to go all out! The place is ideal for those traditional Sunday lunch-goers or those looking for the perfect way to round off a weekend walk along the Southbank.
Book a table here, homeboybar.com
Enjoy Burgers at Patty&Bun
Patty&Bun’s first South London site on Northcote Road is now open. And from the 1st April Patty&Bun has teamed up with East London born singer-songwriter Murkage Dave for an EPIC burger special. The Murkage Burger will be added to the Patty menu alongside all the Patty classics such as the ‘Ari Gold’ and ‘Ari Gold’ Cheeseburger, 'Smoky Robinson’ and the ‘Lambshank Redemption’ Burger alongside their sides, craft beers and cocktails.
To book visit: www.pattyandbun.co.uk
Eat fresh udon noodles at London's favourite Japanese restaurant
To celebrate Cherry Blossom Season, running until 26th April, London's eclectic Japanese restaurant Marugame Udon will be bringing Japan’s most loved celebration overseas with London’s very first co-created cherry blossom tree and limited-edition Cherry soft serve. While dining on delicious noodles, slurping on salty broths and tucking into crispy tempura, Marugame Udon will be offering a chance for diners to take part in the celebration transforming their Liverpool Street kitchen into a sea of pink blossoms.
Diners will be given their very own do-it-yourself origami blossom and will be encouraged to write their message of hope to the wishing tree.
Take steak night to a new level at Heliot Steak House
Heliot Steak House in central London has undergone a total refurbishment, so if you're looking to take steak night to the next level, you know where to book. With the new look inspired by Madame Heliot, one of the early 1900s performers at The Hippodrome who was famed for feeding large steak to lions on stage, the restaurant is the go-to place for a gargantuan meat feast.
We highly recommend choosing one of the USDA prime steaks they're best known for. Pick from ribeye, fillet, sirloin or T-bone and add an indulgent topping like half a Scottish lobster or roast bone marrow. There's also a wonderful choice of steaks from around the world, including Argentinian ribeye or, closer to home, the Irish tomahawk. The steaks are premium quality, perfectly aged and cooked, and pair beautifully with an array of treat-yourself sides like the mac and cheese and homemade chunky chips, not to mention the selection of sauces. Make sure you leave space for dessert as the cookie cheesecake is a chocoholic's dream.
To book, visit: hippodromecasino.com
Try the ultimate Sunday roast at Le Petit Beefbar
Le Petit Beefbar - the first UK site from the globally renowned collection of Beefbar restaurants - is launching a brand new Sunday roast menu on 17th April. The menu will feature the best cuts of beef in the world via comforting, luxurious dishes created by Founder, Riccardo Giraudi. Perfect for sharing with friends and family alike, dishes will include a roast Creekstone sirloin steak served with all the trimmings, including roast potatoes cooked in Wagyu beef fat, Yorkshire puddings and an array of seasonal roast vegetables, as well as a relais horseradish cream and a decadent bone marrow gravy.
To book visit: lepetit.beefbar.com
Enjoy Sakura season in the finest way
To honour the beginning of this beautiful season, Sumosan Twiga has organised an incredible brunch menu full of artistic decorations and iconic entertainment, the iconic dining destination will also host traditional Japanese Geishas to celebrate the beautiful tradition. From pink cherry blossom decorations to incredible dancers, from violinist to talented DJs, Sumosan Twiga has all it takes to offer guests the most incredible dinner experience of the season! Guests will be able to indulge in the exclusively curated extended Japanese menu that will include top quality maki rolls, sushi and sashimi selection to start before digging in the delicious main dishes such as Sumosan Tuna Tartare, Prawn Noodle, and the tenderest Alaskan Marinated Miso Black Cod you could ever taste.
Book a table here, sumosantwigalondon.com
One night only food and wine experience at Fenchurch Restaurant
For one night only, Fenchurch Restaurant is partnering with California based Sanford Winery for an exceptional food and wine experience on 21st April. Guests can enjoy a five-course tasting menu, with each course paired perfectly with hand-chosen wines from Sanford - a beautiful vineyard located in Santa Barbara, California. Starting at 6.30pm, guests will delight in a welcome drink and canapés, before heading into Fenchurch’s stunning Vinoly private dining room, where Head Chef Michael Carr, alongside a representative from Sanford Winery will talk diners through the paired menu.
Tickets are £125pp. To book, please visit here
Make time for movie nights in the sweetest way
Krispy Kreme are on a mission to bring joy to fans this Spring and ensure everyone is cinema-ready with their NEW Movie Nights doughnut range. Inspired by Hollywood, the Movie Nights offering will be making a special appearance in Krispy Kreme retail shops, selected supermarkets, and online for six weeks from 19 April. For a limited time only, the Krispy Kreme Movie Nights range promises to be a box office hit with its combination of sweet and salty chocolatey flavours, ideal for sharing and indulging together in front of the big screen. Yum!
Find out more here, krispykreme.co.uk
Try the new milkshake at Five Guys
As if we needed another excuse to stop by Five Guys, the popular American burger chain has just added a new milkshake to its already indulgent drinks menu. Introducing the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Shake, which is available for a limited time only, it is one tall order of peanut butter and vanilla ice cream naughtiness. It's a must-try for any fans of the sweet treat. Of course, you can also customise your shake and mix in other fan-favourite flavours like strawberry, Oreo and salted caramel. It's the perfect pairing to Five Guys' irresistible made-to-order burgers and peanut-oil cooked chips. If you do order the Reese's shake, you can win the ultimate Five Guys x Reese's bundle which includes £250 worth of Five Guys Gift Cards and exclusive merch. Just visit @FiveGuysUK on Instagram to enter.
For more information, visit: fiveguys.co.uk/reeses
Shout BINGO at Wing Wing Charing Cross Road
Grab a drink, grab some chicken and take part in night of K-Pop infused fun at Wing Wing. Home to epic Korean soul food brushed with glory, finger-lickin’ sides and ice-cold beers – is bringing a whole host of new activities and entertainment to London this summer including KTV, karaoke and their first “music bingo” night. The rip-roaring night will celebrate Asian music alongside western hits, in a classic Bingo format. Simply cross the artist's name or song off your sheet and be ready to shout BINGO for one of the brilliant prizes.
To book visit: www.wingwing.co.uk
Best bars and bottomless brunches in London in April
Experience the ultimate skyrise glamour at Sintillate's Bisushima brunch
If anyone knows how to host a bottomless brunch, it's Sintilate. Experts in hosting the best parties and sunset sundowners in Marbella, Mallorca and Ibiza, the international party and lifestyle brand has brought its excellent service, exquisite food and delicious cocktails to London. We checked out their bottomless brunch at skyrise venue, Bisushima, and instantly felt transported to the refined luxury of a VIP beach club. Providing the ultimate venue for a glamorous bottomless experience, this upscale restaurant with a wrap-around terrace and a glossy vibe offers delicious, refined Japanese cuisine and refreshing cocktails (complete with a live DJ and electric violinist for exceptional vibes).
We tucked into fresh sashimi and zingy maki, miso aubergine and salty edamame beans while sipping on SinShima cocktails. Trust us, you don't want to spend your Saturdays anywhere else.
Looking for more bubbles and brunch inspiration? Head to the best bottomless brunches in London.
Toast the sunnier evenings at the Monkey47 Terrace at Harvey Nichols
To kick off the summer season, Harvey Nichols has turned its Fifth Floor terrace into a Wunderbar jungle-inspired escape, in partnership with Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin. The terrace is now packed with tumbling tropical plants and greenery, alongside planters and trellises filled with florals and pops of bright colour - perfect for Instagram shots! The Monkey 47 Jungle Terrace serves up a delicious Spring menu and a selection of unusual and intriguing Monkey 47 cocktails, including the Bees Bubbles, combining Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin with lemon, honey syrup and prosecco, plus the Black Forest Mojito, an indulgent twist on the regular mojito with cherry syrup. For the more sweet-toothed, the Sunset in the Jungle is a bright and fruity concoction with passion fruit syrup, lime, pineapple juice and Italian bittersweet vino aperitivo - holiday vibes, much?
Guests are able to experience the Wunderbar tranquil escape from 5th April to 29th May.
Kickstart the weekend in style
Dear Grace is London's newest stylish neighbourhood bar and eatery serving the creative campus of White City Place. During the week it offers a stylish refuge for the people who live, work and pass through White City; but on Saturday they turn the volume up a notch. The bar has launched its new House of Brunch experience - a vibrant and vivacious way to kickstart the weekend, celebrating the city's passion for bottomless brunching. With DJs, live vocalists, sax and dancers, House of Brunch is a one of a kind party in White City.
Book a table here, deargracelondon.co.uk
Go for bottomless booze AND pizza at Mamma Dough
South London's pizza chain Mamma Dough has now started a bottomless brunch order which we guarantee will be a crowd-pleaser - perfect for the people who prefer a different option to bubbles! For just £35pp, pizza aficionados can enjoy 90 minutes of bottomless pizza and prosecco, wine or beer, at any time they choose within Mamma Dough’s opening hours, available at all sites. The Perpetual Pizza package includes a select menu of the top-notch sourdough pizza that has made Mamma Dough an internationally recognised legend over the years, except now customers can put their eating skills to the test and enjoy that very same sourdough pizza on a bottomless basis.
To book add ‘Perpetual Pizza’ in the notes on ResDiary, or quote it to the staff if booking over the phone. Walk-ins are also accepted, just quote the package on arrival.
Bottomless prosecco, waffles, and drag anyone?
That’s right, for all you waffle-lovers out there, every Saturday the Queen Of Hoxton is opening its doors for their very own Drag & Waffles Bottomless Brunch! With 2.5 hours of bottomless prosecco followed by your choice of sweet or savoury waffles (whichever tickles your fancy), sashay down the glitter runway with your drag host all whilst taking part in fully loaded lip-syncs, outrageous games, and musical bingo for a brunch truly like no other in town!
To book, visit queenofhoxton.com/brunch/
Fuel your appetite at Crazy Pizza
Set to fuel the appetite of Marylebone and Knightsbrige goers, Crazy Pizza’s Crazy Bubbles Brunch will be available from 12pm to 3pm and will offer a party styled experience filled with bottomless champagne and cocktails, fantastic dishes and crazy entertainment with traditional napkin waving performances, potential pizza spinning, a DJ, shots and much more.
To book visit: crazypizza.com/marylebone
Celebrate Summer with Après way
In March, HELLO! attended the launch of Haugen’s Rooftop Terrace in Stratford and it's safe to say we were impressed. With tasty cocktails and a yummy raclette on offer, this is definitely your perfect summer destination. Not forgetting the amazing rooftop views which will give your Instagram feed the perfect refresh!
Taking its inspiration from Alpine dining, Haugen is an Aprés-Ski dream. Situated in Stratford between the Olympic park and Westfield shopping centre, the venue includes a cocktail bar with outdoor terrace and a rooftop bar with views of Stratford and the Olympic Park. Not to mention the grab and go deli counter downstairs.
More information can be found at haugen-restaurant.com
Head for a cocktail at Funkidory
South-east Londoners, this is for you: Peckham-based neighbourhood cocktail bar and record shop, Funkidory, provides high-quality cocktails with a feel-good atmosphere alongside upbeat funk, hip hop and soul soundtrack - perfect for your next Friday night! The cocktails often use local producers and artisanal products such as beer, kombucha, sake and honey, and the bar's interior is a nod to the progressive 70s era of Brooklyn and Tokyo (yes, record players included). The cocktails are also available to take away from Funkidory’s bottle shop situated in the corner of the entrance of the bar - so don't fret if you don't try them all at once!
Find more info at funkidory.com/
Go on a trip on the Amalfi Coast (kind of!)
This spring, Protein Studios, Shoreditch will be transformed into an immersive experience, with Malfy Gin transporting Londoners to the idyllic Amalfi Coast through its “Escape to a Malfy World” pop-up. Split into different zones, each inspired by a different flavour, every step of the experience is a perfect backdrop to sip a crisp and fruity cocktail, transporting you to the ultimate Aperitivo hour. Start your journey with a Malfy Con Limone entrance, featuring a Malfy speedboat – perfect for that holiday feeling (and to snap that Instagram pic of course)– surrounded by scented lemon trees. You'll then move from Aperitivo Hour to adventures on the Piazza for a sorbet style cocktail (which you'll learn to make via a masterclass!) and say ‘arrivederci’ to your time on the Italian coast in the flower filled Terrace Cocktail Bar, with a range of Malfy cocktails on offer and gifts such as full-sized bottles and mini sets to purchase.
The MALFY Gin experience will be open from 22nd – 24th April, with tickets priced at £20 and available to purchase from feverup.com/m/112703
Enjoy bottomless brunch with a French twist
Where better to spend the Easter Bank holiday weekend than at Aster, enjoying impeccable service, mouthwatering modern-French dishes, refreshing cocktails and cool music. Nestled within the heart of Victoria, the venue is the perfect spot for brunch, with unlimited bubbles or mimosas flowing. The inviting brunch menu highlights include French classics like a charcuterie board, Hors D’Oeuvres, Steak Frites and Moules Frites. Or you might want to try the Aster special, a fried breakfast with a French twist. Finish off with a choice of farmhouse cheeses and delightful desserts, including Crème Caramel and Chocolate Fondant. Brunch is available Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Monday, between 11am – 4pm, with DJs performing toe-tapping sets on the Friday and Saturday.
Find out more at aster-restaurant.com/whats-on
Sip cocktails at the brand new Newton's Bar
Located on the New York floor of Gravity Southside and inspired by the city’s lofts, the brand new Newton’s Bar offers a more grown-up space where guests can enjoy an impressive menu of cocktails and time to relax after one of Gravity’s adrenaline-fuelled activities. From GT e-karting, Urban Street Golf, and Electric Shuffleboard, Gravity Southside is the perfect destination for a night of competitive socialising finished off with cocktails in Newton’s Bar and time to debrief.
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