Top 5: Fun Things to Do in London This WeekendBy Rishma Dosani
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one” – Dr. Seuss
The weekend is upon us! Sit back, relax and plan your weekend with our handy guide to the best things to do in London this weekend:
#1 Sip Margaritas All Day in Hoxton
What: To commemorate the end of London Cocktail Week (*sob*) The Hoxton in Shoreditch are having an all day party. Get yourself to the lively Hacienda for fresh, seasonal margaritas – including a blissful Autumnal Tradicional Sour made with figs. The fantastic Carly Foxx will be DJing, and those of you with wristbands can get yummy drinks for £4.
Where: Head to the Hacienda pop-up bar at the Hoxton, in Shoreditch. 81 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HU, for a spot of day-time drinking.
When: The closing party is Saturday, October 11th, and takes place all day. It’s free to attend which just means all the more cocktails!
#2 Solve All Your Problems with Karaoke
What: KARAOKE. ‘Friday I’m in love’ really is The Cure for anyone who wants to release their inner diva and belt their hearts out into a microphone. The theme is those classics you can’t help but sing along to at the end of the night. You know you know all the words!
Where: The Phoenix plays host to the mother of all talents (maybe…), you! Grab yourself and your voice and get to 37 Cavendish Square, Oxford Street, W1G 0PP.
When: Leave the hairbrush at home and have some fun on Friday, October 10th. Tickets are £5 and doors open at 8:30!
#3 Laugh Your Head Off in London
What: If X-Factor isn’t up your street, why don’t you get out from in front of the telly and watch Comedian of the Year 2014 – the heats. The competition is in it’s sixth year and, with competitors limited to just five-minute slots to get you giggling, laughs are guaranteed! You never know, you could even spot the next Jimmy Carr!
Where: If you feel like having a laugh, Leicester Square Theatre is the place to be. Head to 6 Leicester Place, Soho, London. WC2H 7BX
When: See the weekend out with a snigger on Sunday, October 12th. The first act takes to the stage at 7pm, and tickets are £10 for both heats.
#4 Find Your Inner Calm at Secret Garden Yoga
What: If staying fit and Zen is more up your street, why not try pop-up yoga? Behind the tea house of Ravenscourt Park lies a secluded garden which is perfect for embracing the calmness and serenity we need to get away from daily life. Just turn up and prepare to let your stresses float away.
Where: Classes take part in a naturally warmed greenhouse at the Secret Garden, in Ravenscourt Park. Paddenswick Road, Chiswick, London, W6 0UL.
When: Breathe, stretch and relax on Saturday, October 11th. You deserve it.
#5 Enjoy Cheese and Jazz in London Bridge
What: Close your eyes, imagine cosily sitting, sipping on a glass of beautiful wine, sampling exotic cheese and listening to smooth jazz. If this seems like your idea of bliss, get yourself and your favourite friend to Vivat Bacchus and enjoy a little slice, or sip, of heaven.
Where: Vivat Bacchus, the expert of all things dairy and drinkable, is housed at 4 Hays Lane, in London Bridge. SE1 2HB.
When: Treat your taste buds on Saturday, October 11th. Tickets are £30 for two people, and bookings are at 7:30 or 8pm.