Top 5: Spectacular Things To Do In London This WeekBy Rishma Dosani
1. Celebrate vodka: Mayfair
What: Vodka. If you’re already hooked, keep reading because it gets a LOT better. To celebrate Chase vodka’s Russian launch, James Chase is set to host the ultimate vodka tasting and food pairing tour of the world, and it’s an evening no vodka fan would dream of missing. If that’s not enough, there will also be cuisines from across the globe and bespoke cocktails made just for you.
Where: Have vodka the right way, and with the right food to match. Get yourself over to The Whip, above The Running Horse, 50 Davies Street, Mayfair, W1K 5JE.
When: Like all good things, the unforgettable tasting experience will take place for one night, and one night only. Bottles will be opening from 7pm on Wednesday, October 28th. Tickets are from £50, and can be bought by clicking right here.
2. Yoga with a view: Sky Garden
What: What better way is there to start your day than doing a spot of yoga surrounded by the best views in London. That’s where the amazing folks at Sky Garden come in, and believe us when we say, amazing. Set against a backdrop of luscious tropical greenery, it’s the best place to get a work out, and set yourself up for the rest of the day!
Where: If a dynamic, vinyasa flow style of yoga is up your street, head over to 20 Fenchurch Street, Monument, EC3M 3BY. You can also enjoy a 20% discount at Darwin Brasserie afterwards.
When: Shake up your day and start it off with sunrise yoga. Classes start at 6:30am on Tuesday, October 27th and Thursday, October 29th, and cost just £10. Click here to book your place – but remember to take a mat!
3. Have a laugh: The Roof Gardens
What: Looking for a different way to spend your Friday night? If you’re sick of propping up the bar, or you want to have a quiet evening before the craziness of Halloween on Saturday, Scoundrels Comedy Club are continuing their superb new comedy season in the beautiful setting of The Kensington Roof Gardens. And trust us when we say, the line-up is hilarious!
Where: The stunning Roof Gardens is hosting the night of comedy, so head down to 99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 5SA and get ready for some laughs.
When: Before the spook-tacular Halloween (sorry…), enjoy an evening filled with laughter, lovely drinks and incredible views of London. Doors open at 7pm, and tickets are available from £10. For more information and to book, click here.
4. Read a book: British Academy
What: If you’re as obsessed with our books section as we are, or you want to have a night of culture, and be introduced to a side of reading you’ve never considered before, why not visit the Samuel Johnson Prize Shortlist Event? It’s truly set to be a special evening as the authors shortlisted for this year’s award discuss their books ranging from travel to sport, and autobiographies to history, followed by a book signing.
Where: If you’re looking to spend your evening surrounded by the best non-fiction talent 2015 has to offer, get yourself down to British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AH, and get yourself something better to read on the tube in the morning.
When: The Samuel Johnson Prize Shortlist event is being held between 6:30-8pm on Tuesday, October 27th. Visit their website here to grab a ticket. We’ll see you there!
5. Have Afternoon Tea: The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments
What: Want to have Afternoon Tea AND do something good for charity? The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments have got you covered. The five-star hotel have joined forces with Esther Rantzen’s charity ‘The Silver Line’ to host Silver Tea – to highlight the importance of thinking of those who might be lonely in the run up to Christmas. They’ve won awards for how delicious their Afternoon Tea is -we’ve tried it for ourselves and it’s scrumptious – so you really need to try it for yourself!
Where: Trust us when we say that their desserts need to be tried to be believed. Grab your best friend, work mate, your mum or whoever else, and treat yourself at The Athenaeum, 116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 7BJ.
When: Whenever. The Silver Afternoon Tea is being held every day until December 31st. With silver dipped strawberries, silver leaf English trifle and silver scones, it’s bound to be a memorable afternoon! Silver Tea starts from £39.50 – with £5 going to the charity. Click here to book.