hellomagazine.comCheck out our list of hot events for the weekend and coming week, from a family outing to Henley new children's hit Despicable Me 3
FOOD AND DRINK
Genie's Cave Afternoon Tea
Cutter & Squidge restaurant in Soho has transformed its 'Secret Garden' into a mystical cave of wonders, and is serving up a truly magical Genie's Cave Afternoon Tea. The limited edition tea includes Magic Carpet Cookies, Hidden Gem Macaroons, a Ruby Dream Cake and a Golden Treasure Biskie among other treats! Plus, all guests will be gifted with precious treasure from the Genie Cave to take home. The tea is available from 6 July.
Henley Royal Regatta
Henley is back this weekend, with legendary London establishment Chinawhite also making a return for its fifth year running! On Friday 30 June and Saturday 1 July, the enclosure will play host to Chinawhite's spectacular day parties, run in partnership with Moët champagne and Greenall's gin. Within the space, guests can enjoy access to five different bars, gourmet street food stands, pop-up retailers and beauty salons, as well as music from internationally acclaimed DJs and state of the art production. It's the only way to enjoy Henley Regatta!
The London Shuffle Club: Summer On Worship St.
The London Shuffle Club is reopening its doors this July, and this time around it's rocking a cool as ice Miami look. Featuring leafy palm trees, neon signage and even the odd pink flamingo, this joint is sure to steal you away from London for the evening.
Rent a lane with a group of friends and glide your puck to victory with some boozy courage from their tropical-themed cocktails, before scoffing pizza slices dripping with cheese from The London Pizza Club.
Be one of the first 100 diners wearing stars and stripes to arrive at Covent Garden's Balthazar restaurant for their Independence Day celebrations on 4th July and you won't pay for your meal! The popular eatery will be celebrating its American roots with an Americana party in the restaurant throughout the day, serving a special Independence Day menu, created by Executive Chef Robert Reid.
The feast will include an Independence Day-Dog, Balthazar macaroni cheese with hot apple pie and traditional cocktails. And even if you don't make it as one of the first 100 through the door, those arriving in stars and stripes will still receive a yummy 4th July cocktail on the house!
Despicable Me 3
Gru is back, but bad news for the reformed villain! He's just been fired from the Anti-Villain League. Gru, the girls and Lucy decide to travel to Freedonia after receiving an invitation from Gru's long-lost twin brother Dru - a charming, cheerful and more successful version of Gru.
The brothers soon find themselves uniting to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former eighties child star who seeks revenge against the world.
The children's favourite is out on Friday 30 June in cinemas around the country. Get into the spirit with a bag of moreish HARIBO Minions!
British Summer Time Hyde Park's OPEN HOUSE 2017
Hyde Park is the place to be this summer! A host of fun summery activities are taking place from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th July, including live music, open air cinema, street food stalls, Wimbledon screenings and the Moretti Gran Tour.
Films including Beauty and the Beast and La La Land will be screened in the outdoor cinema, while a Major League Baseball game will take place on 4th July.
Family Race Days
Fancy a day at the races with entertainment for the kids too? Then get yourself down to one of the UK's race courses this summer. Great British Racing has over 200 fixtures this summer, including 58 fun-filled family race days as part of their #StirrUpSummer season. It's a brilliant day out where the whole family can enjoy a flutter on the horses, with a huge selection of activities for the little ones - pony rides, fairground attractions, face painting and bouncy castles. The best bit is kids go free! Under 18s get free entry at almost every racecourse this summer when accompanied by a paying adult.
Hip Hop Yoga
Want to try an alternative yoga class? Head down to Mondrian London hotel on Southbank, which is playing host to a series of fitness events. On Saturday 1 July, yoga teacher and nutritional therapist Kathryn Fielding will be teaching the hip hop yoga class, where beats meet breath work.
Choreographed to a curated playlist of hip hop favourites, the result is a dynamic and physical workout that energises the entire body, helping to sculpt, tone and strengthen every muscle.
Different classes, from barre to boxing, will take place over the summer.
Mollie King, Rachel Riley, Vogue Williams, Stephanie Pratt and Louisa Johnson are among the celebrities who have shown their support for Jeans for Genes Day, which falls on Friday 22nd September.
Ahead of this, the 2017 campaign to help children affected by life-altering genetic disorders is launching next week, and members of the public are encouraged to sign up and order a free fundraising pack. The T-shirts can also be bought online for £20.
FOOD AND DRINK
Lovers of French food will be delighted to know that Aubaine has recently announced a stunning new Summer menu bringing the very best of modern day France to London!
Our personal favourites from Chef Anthony Ekizian’s latest line-up include the mouth-watering Burrata drizzled in honey & lavender oil to start, followed by the indulgent 100% Highland Wagyu burger served with truffle chips.
And make sure to ask to try the Smoke Alsace Bacon Butter, an insider secret that can't be found on the menu, but is sure to add the perfect touch of je ne sais quoi to any meal.
Pop Provocateur – a solo show by Rich Simmons at Box Galleries
Head down to Box Galleries on London's Kings Road before Thursday to see Rich Simmons' Solo Show of brand new original artwork. Called Pop Provocateur, the exhibition features previously unseen works and colourful pop-art style paintings that the artist said aimed to "excite people visually and emotionally".
Rich's work is on display at Box Galleries, 402 Kings Road, SW10 0LJ until 6 July.