hellomagazine.comCheck out our list of hot events for the weekend and coming week, from brunch at Sexy Fish to bowling at Queens
The Big London Bake
Thought all those years watching the Great British Bake Off had gone to waste? Well think again; London has gained its first ever pop-up bake off, and they want you to partake. Taking place in a larger-than-life marquee, teams of two will find all the required ingredients for the monthly themed bake at their very own cooking station.
There will be 90 minutes on the clock to create your masterpiece, and a trusty baker will be on hand should you need any professional tips. If you want to flex your baking knowledge to be crowned the winner, Big London Bake will be running every Wednesday to Sunday until October.
Throughout the month of June, head to Battersea Power Station's Circus West Village for a line-up of fun activities for all the family. Circus West will be hosting a street food festival every weekend in June, with some mouth-watering meals and treats for everyone.
The food on offer includes Mother Clucker's delicious buttermilk soaked twice-battered fried chicken with a side of skinny fries tossed in Cajun spices, New Orleans style sandwiches with a London street vibe by Hank's Po' Boys and mobile wood-fired artisan pizzas by Born & Raised.
Other activities at Circus West includes a DJ to get everyone on their feet, bubblelologists and a host of daddy themed activities including kid's superhero transformation pods, face painting, cape making activities, live music and a giant outdoor Scalextric.
The popular bowling venue is THE place to celebrate the start of the weekend! Show off your skills at the recently renovated Queens, whose new interior pays homage to ice skaters and bowling lovers of decades gone by. The space comprises 45,000 square feet of eating, drinking and bowling heaven, with food provided by MEATliquor. The popular burger joint serves its classic dishes and signature cocktails in the diner-style restaurant.
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Sexy Brunch Sundays
The A-lister hotspot has recently launched a new Sunday brunch menu that features Japanese-inspired meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes and a creative cocktail list. On the menu are green tea muffins, the Sexy Benedict and the super green salad, to name a few.
Nick Grimshaw and Jodie Harsh are just some of the DJs in charge of the musical entertainment at this celebrity haunt, which has seen the likes of Michelle Keegan and Cheryl dining. Sexy Brunch parties take place every Sunday from 11.30am to 4.30pm - the perfect way to round off weekend festivities.
Big Brew Up
It's time to put the kettle on and give back to the Armed Forces. Celebrities including Antony Cotton are getting involved with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity's, Big Brew Up 2017 campaign. Friends, family and colleagues are encouraged to come together and host a tea party, whilst raising vital funds to support members of the military community.
All donations that are drummed up at your tea party will go to SSAFA, which provides vital support for members of the forces, past and present, and their families when in need. From helping those coming to terms with life-changing injuries to providing care for elderly veterans, the charity works tirelessly to help members of the military community.
Fundraising packs are available to order from ssafa.org.uk/bigbrewup.
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Enjoy the glorious, warm weather with some alfresco dining at Hush's courtyard, which has been transformed with a touch of the Riviera. Bringing all the glamour, sophistication and elegance of the Côte d'Azur to London's West End, guests can feast on fresh French bread with sundried tomato tapenade and slow roasted tomato dips as well as succulent Fine de Claire oysters, langoustines and lobster mayonnaise. Finish with Hush's irresistible Strawberry Glory, fresh strawberries drizzled in Modena balsamic with a champagne pastry cream, all accompanied by, what else but, a glass of chilled Taittinger.
From 12th June until 8th September.
Morning Gloryville at The View from the Shard
Celebrate summer solstice with this Sky High Solstice event hosted by Morning Gloryville and The View from the Shard. Set your alarm ready for the event's 4.15am start and you will soon wake up with live music and a morning rave, some 800ft above the London skyline.
Tickets from £40 per person, at skyhighsolstice.bpt.me. The event runs from 4.15am-8.30am on Wednesday 21 June.
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Head to Perrier's one-off extraordinaire event experience, which is set to sparkle and delight, tantalise and tease. Taking place at The Yard, Shoreditch on 21st June, the Pique-Nique will bring together an all-together curious mix of musicians, performers and extraordinaire eccentricities to create a one-off picnic party. With a bespoke picnic hamper created by rebel bakers The Meringue Girls, and curious cocktails made with the iconic Perrier sparkling water, it is set to be an evening fantastique - this summer's hot-ticket.
Tickets available from billetto.co.uk/e/perrier-pique-nique-tickets-198909
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The weather is finally here and to celebrate, why not head down to Mercante's new gelato pop-up? The Italian restaurant in Mayfair has teamed up with La Gelatiera and launched a pop-up retro gelato cart on Mercante's terrace - perfect for those on the go.
For those dining in, guests can try the new three-course ice cream pairing menu, which features unique flavours including pear and ricotta, and extra virgin olive oil ice cream. The menu will be available until September.
Father'S Day at Legoland
To celebrate Father's Day this Sunday, and the opening of the brand-new Lego Ninjago World, the Legoland Windsor Resort is rewarding ninja dads from across the country with free entry for 250 fathers.
On Sunday 18 June 2017, the first 250 multi-tasking dads who declare 'I am a ninja dad' at the official 'Ninja Dads' station between 8.45am and 10am, will be granted free access to the Park. Ninja dads will be able to put their skills to the test in Lego Ninjago World, featuring the UK’s first 4D ride with hand gesture enabled technology, with their family.
Fans of Murder on the Dancefloor hitmaker Sophie Ellis-Bextor can see the artist live at 100 Wardour St. For one night only, Sophie will perform at the Soho hotspot, followed by the resident DJ who will entertain guests until late. Guests can choose to watch the performance from the bar, or from tables.
Heading to Ascot this year? Then you'll want to get tips from expert milliner Sarah-Jayne, who is hosting a fascinator-making class. Guests will be shown how to create a beautiful headpiece while enjoying high tea. The three-hour experience takes place at Sarah-Jayne's home, with dates available on the new Airbnb Trips platform.
Just in time for summer, Duck & Waffle has introduced a new cocktail menu, Origins. The twist? One single ingredient is being used in its 360° entirety to create delicious, multi-dimensional cocktails. Standouts from the menu include the Lime, which uses not only the juice but also the leaf and the husk of the fruit, and the Red Pepper, which uses the skin, ends and even a red pepper vinegar to create a light and refreshing wine-style spritz cocktail. Original? We think so!
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Gin and tonic, and crisps? We couldn't think of a better pairing! Throughout London Food Month in June, HipChips are offering a crisps snacking box that features gin-flavoured dips - Beets, Maple, Feta and Gordon's Gin, Lime and Gordon's Gin Cheesecake and Gooseberry, Elderflower and Gordon's Gin. The boxes can come with a pre-mixed Gin and Tonic can by Gordon's for an extra cost.