Suns Out, Diaries Out: 7 Events to Jazz Up Your Week in LondonBy Alicia Grimshaw
Seven days. Seven unmissable events. We’ve listed the best events worth your time, money and an extra coat of lippy. Time to plan, folks:
Monday 9th July
What: Following the success of seven sell-out sessions held in East London at Dirty Bones Shoreditch, the team are heading West to give everyone the opportunity to sample their vegan pop-up sharing menu. Avaliable for one night only, the menu features vegan twists on Dirty Bones’ signature dishes such as cauliflower ‘chicken’ and buckwheat waffles and vegyoza, inspired by Dirty Bones’ signature cheeseburger dumplings.
Why Go: Also on the menu is the new vegan Mac Daddy, created in collaboration with Moving Mountains. It’s a hefty thing: a plant-based B12 Burger topped with vegan mac and cashew ‘cheese’, smoky mushroom ‘short rib’ and espresso-spiked BBQ sauce on a soft bun.
Price: Dishes start from £8.
Where: Dirty Bones Kensington, 20 Kensington Church St, Kensington, London W8 4EP
Tuesday 10th July
What: Celebrating fifteen years of being at the forefront of London’s cultural scene, Mayfair venue sketch have planned a series of Creative Nights in the Parlour. Next up: a bespoke jewellery making workshop by sketch and CAST. Employing a long-established process of lost wax casting, everyone is invited to CAST their very own silver rings.
Why Go: For the price of two Pret salads you can make your own jewellery, plus an alcoholic tipple. Money well spent.
Price: Tickets are £10 per person and include the CAST ring making experience, and a specially designed cocktail.
Where: 9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2XG
Wednesday 11th July
What: Fresh from competing on this year’s MasterChef final, fan-favourite Nawamin is heading to Christopher’s for an exclusive supper-club collaboration. Running from Wednesday 11th – Friday 13thJuly, expect a five-course feast, serving up Christopher’s American signatures with a Thai twist. Dishes include venison carpaccio with burnt aubergine, a spicy coconut cream dressing and Thai herb garden salad; followed by a main course of seared Buccleuch fillet steak with toasted tamarind rice, served with prawn tempura.
Why Go: It’s all about the dessert – coconut sticky rice served with Thai coconut custard, caramelised coconut, white chocolate and butterfly pea coconut sauce.
Price: Tickets are £75 and can be booked by calling: 020 7240 4222 or via email: reservations@
Where: 18 Wellington St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7DD
Or head to any pub in London for the England v Croatia game. IT’S COMING HOME.
Thursday 12th July
What: Together with creative dining partner, Plates, Aesop Richmond is hosting a special dinner to explore the transformative journey of seasonal ingredients; from initial growth, through various treatments and cooking processes, to a final creative form served on a plate. The dinner is focused on seasonal dining, inspired by the evolution of nature and nutrition.
Why Go: Plates’ dishes are forward thinking, beautifully presented and delicious.
Price: Tickets cost £65 per person and include five courses plus full wine pairing and an Aesop goody bag. Buy here.
Where: 19 King Street London TW9 1ND
Friday 13th July
What: Established as one of the most diverse DJ’s in the UK, Chris P Cuts has mastered his art through years of gigs, live shows (Roots Manuva, Spoek Mathambo), radio appearances and record digging. Catch Pop’s Resident DJ, Chris P Cuts, back on the decks with his monthly residency, playing the best in jazz, hip hop, soul, funk, disco, house, afrobeat, new wave, reggae and dub to keep your feet moving.
Why Go: Cheap plonk and good vibes = winner.
Price: Free entry.
Where: 49 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8PQ
Saturday 14th July
What: With free entry for anyone in a tennis kit (must be all white), the big screening of Wimbledon’s Finals are not to be missed. You can pre-order a picnic hamper for up to four people and a beach BBQ, or you can kick back with the well-loved Wimbledon combo: Pimm’s and strawberries and cream.
Why Go: There’s a free glass of Pimm’s if you arrive before 2pm. If that isn’t a reason to watch Wimbledon outside in London this summer, we don’t know what is.
Price: £5 entry. Book ahead here.
Where: 364 Wandsworth Bridge Rd, Fulham, London SW6 2TY
Photo Credit: Alex Merz Photography
Sunday 15th July
What: Presented by ASICS, the British 10K hits the ground running on Sunday 15th July. Over 10,000 runners will take part in the ultimate tour of Central London. This headline running event will include a very patriotic British street party on the move, with bands and DJs at every kilometre, inspiring runners to pound the streets to the beat
Why Go: A 10k that’s actually fun.
Price: Sign up here.
Where: Westminster, London