Top 5: Unmissable Events in London This WeekendBy Alicia Grimshaw
We’ve discovered 5 smashing events that are happening in the capital this weekend. Whether you’re a fan of red meat, or in the mood for a spot of holistic healing – there’s an event for everyone. Don’t waste your time watching Scrub repeats, go and discover the best events London has to offer:
What: Patties are being prepped and brioche baked – battle is about to commence for London’s tastiest tournament, The Slider Decider, and you can be front and centre for all the meaty mayhem. From midday on Saturday (10th September), some of the UK’s most talented and creative chefs will gather at foodie hub, Broadgate Circle, to showcase their slider skills and discover who deserves the ultimate title of Slider Decider Champion 2016.
Why: Celebrate all things ‘Slider’ as the chefs rotate on a number of slider stations around the circle selling their unique creations hot off the Kamado Joe grills supplied by CCS, throughout the day. Once the winner has been crowned, continue the festival spirit and grab a drink from one of the outside bars whilst live music plays into the night. Take your Saturday afternoon, sandwich it between two brioche buns, and take a big bite –it doesn’t get tastier than this.
Price: Free entry. Five slider tokens are £15, with all sliders priced at £3 each.
Where: Broadgate Circle, London, EC2M 2QS
What: Like good beer? A fan of the finer things in life? Then Sambrook’s, one of London’s leading independent craft breweries, is introducing an unusual combination of delicacies with the unique pairing of oysters and ale. This Saturday (10th), the team are hosting a special Beer by the River Festival, where this mash up will be available alongside 30+ brewers, 100+ different beers and some outstanding musical acts.
Why: Influenced by America, the oyster and craft beer trend is a unique pairing being championed by the team at Sambrook’s for the UK market, championing distinctive flavours which are meant to be enjoyed together. Partnering with OysterMen, providers of bespoke oyster bars, Sambrook’s will be offering the freshest oysters with a selection of their award-winning ales. Head down to Tooting Bec Common from midday to meet with a great range of brewers, dance to musical acts, and feast on food from some of London’s favourite food trucks.
Price: £10 on the door. Advanced tickets are available here
Where: Tooting Bec Common, SW16 London
What: London’s Mexican scene goes far beyond just tequila and tacos, that’s why online guide and app, Yelp is teaming up with award-winning KanKun sauces and the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain to show London the best of Mexico. MexiFest is taking over Spitalfields Market on Saturday (10th) to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.
Why: Sample traditional delights including gorditas, torta pocket sandwiches, Mexican cheeses and iced paletas to name a few. You’ll also be able to immerse yourself in Mexican culture including fashion, arts, entertainment and games. There will even be giant piñatas and a replica luchador ring complete with traditional Mexican wrestlers.
Price: The event is free to enter by simply signing up to Yelp and checking-in on the app, or making a £10 charitable donation. This and some of the proceeds from the event will go to Misión México, who help orphaned children in Mexico.
Where: Bishop Square, Spitalfields Market, London E1 6EW
What: On Friday (9th) from 5.30-9pm, Old Spitalfields Market will host its monthly Night Market. To mark London’s forthcoming Fashion Week, the market will open late for a special evening of catwalks, shopping, eating and drinking, in collaboration with a diverse selection of fashion and retail brands from in and around the Market.
Why: Models of Diversity, the agency campaigning to change the face of fashion and promote greater diversity in the industry, will be hosting two Fashion Shows at 7pm and 8pm. Hoxton Radio will provide the evening’s soundtrack of emerging singer songwriters, and compère both fashion shows. If you’re looking for alcoholic refreshments, The Prosecco Box will be serving beer and bubbles all evening, and for a healthy alternative, visit Lululemon’s Spitalfields outpost for cold-pressed, raw and unpasteurised juices from PRESS London.
Price: Free entry
Where: 109 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6BG
What: Will Williams has launched London’s first conscious cabaret – a series of evenings which feature live breakthrough artists, thought provoking short films and cutting edge speakers, all washed down with a group meditation and food for those that crave a holistic night out that leaves you feeling uplifted and inspired. Tonight (8th), Will Williams will be joined by guest speakers Hemsley + Hemsley and singer songwriter Lucy Rose at Cecil Sharpe House, Camden.
Why: Will Williams, founder of Will Williams Meditation, is committed to spreading and passing on the ancient knowledge of meditation in a way that is practical, enjoyable and relevant to people from all walks of life. Guest speakers Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley founded Hemsley + Hemsley in 2010 as home cooks. Now bestselling authors and stars of Channel 4’s ‘Eating Well with Hemsley + Hemsley’, the sisters opened their first cafe in Selfridges, London earlier this year. With no prior meditation experience needed to attend, The Gathering will take you on a journey filled with live music, nibbles, fascinating guest speakers, group meditation and unlimited Pukka teas.
Price: Buy tickets here
Where: 2 Regent’s Park Rd, London NW1 7AY