Week Guide: Things to Do in London This Week – 08/07/2019By Francesca Brooking
Looking for things to do in London this week? We’ve got a busy schedule in store, from rum punch brunches to concerts, free yoga classes and even jewellery masterclasses. Get the lowdown on what’s on in London this week below and find more London inspiration here:
What: Celebrate World Rum Day (11th July 2019) in style with Serata Hall’s Bottomless Rum Punch Brunch this weekend.
Why: From 9am Saturday and Sunday, guests can choose from a wide menu to dig into, including classic bacon sandwich, avocado, beetroot and feta toast and vegan beetroot gnocchi, as well as a large selection of delicious pizzas. If rum punch is not your favourite, fear not because you can opt for Prosecco or Mimosas instead. To keep your weekend vibes going strong there will also be a Serata Hall DJ pumping out tunes all afternoon.
Price: £25 per person for two hours. Book your tickets here
Where: Serata Hall, 207 Old Street, London EC1V 9EY
What: From 9th to 14th July 2019, Kew Gardens are hosting a number of exciting picnic concerts in its iconic Royal Botanical grounds.
Why: Get down to Kew Gardens this week for packed line-up of headline acts including Billy Ocean, Lewis Capaldi, Rick Astley and more. Guests will have the option to buy a picnic hamper of delicious gourmet nibbles by Panzers to tuck into during the concert. If you want a hot meal then why not indulge in the Orangery Summer BBQ complete with two BBQ courses and half a bottle of red or white wine per person. Summer BBQ ticket holders will also have exclusive access to the concert from the VIP Hospitality Enclosure.
Price: Ticket prices vary. Get them online here.
Where: Kew Gardens, Richmond TW9 3AB
What: Find your inner chi with lululemon’s free yoga session in Hyde Park brought to you in partnership with British Summertime this Wednesday 10th July at 6:15 pm.
Why: lululemon’s energising yoga and breathwork class will be led by ambassadors and friends of the brand including Annie Clark, Mariel Witmond and Jonelle Lewis. The class will be accompanied by live music from the London Contemporary Voices Choir and DJ Tom Middleton to help you get in the zone. To finish off, attendees will be given a breathwork workshop by lululemon brand ambassador Richie “The Breath Guy” Bostock to leave you on a natural high. This event will not only be celebrating lululemon’s yoga roots but it will also mark the opening of its 10th store in London – located in Canary Wharf’s Jubilee Place.
Price: Free. Guests can sign up for their complimentary spot here.
Where: Great Oak Stage, Hyde Park
What: It’s Wimbledon mania and from 1st till 14th July 2019, The Colton Arms is celebrating with a Wimbledon-inspired picnic hamper to send spectators on their merry way.
Why: Equipped with a selection of picnic classics, these hampers are the perfect accompaniment to watching a Wimbledon match. Enjoy a menu of salt beef scotch eggs, fennel and apricot sausage rolls; artichoke, sun blushed tomato and goats cheese pasties; smoked chalk stream trout, cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches and a traditional Eton Mess to finish. If you don’t have Wimbledon tickets then not to worry, grab a seat outside on The Colton Arms terrace to catch all the tennis action on the big screen!
Price: £25 per hamper. To order your hamper for collection call 0203 757 8050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – you can even drop by in person!
Where: 187 Greyhound Road, West Kensington, London W14 9SD
What: On Friday 12th and Saturday 13th July 2019, Cocktails in the City is back with their al fresco summer party. 25 of London’s best bars and 25 of the world’s finest spirit brands are coming together within easy sipping distance to create an unforgettable weekend of eclectic cocktails and sensory delights!
Why: If you’re a cocktail connoisseur then this one’s for you because Cocktails in the City returns to the prestigious Bedfordshire Square in Bloomsbury for two days of world-class cocktail fun. Created by cocktail enthusiasts for cocktail enthusiasts, this festival is a chance for guests to discover the latest innovations in cocktails and witness the UK’s best bartenders in action. Enjoy a selection of cocktails from some of the world’s most exciting bars including Genuine Liquorette, Bourne & Hollingsworth, Mint Gun and Ella Canta all for just £7.50 each. Bedfordshire Square Gardens will be transformed into a multi-sensory playground of cocktail fun with experiential experiences, tastings, interactive games and cocktail tours. There will also be a chance for attendees to vote for the best bar.
Price: £20 per person (includes a welcome cocktail). Group bookings available from £15 per person. Book your tickets here.
Where: Bedford Square Gardens, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3HH
What: On 11th-12th July 2019, Zari Gallery is hosting Couture London, an exclusive showroom event that brings together fine jewellery designer brands from around the world.
Why: Jewellery lovers and connoisseurs of collectable art jewels head down to the Zari Gallery this week to immerse yourself in a world of exquisite fine jewellery from some of the most creative designers in the world. Showing at the event this year will be Spanish fine jewellery brand Magerit, whose creations are highly imaginative and original; the statement and contemporary pieces of Italian gold brand Nanis Jewels and Middle Eastern jewellery house Youra Fine Jewelry’s spiritual luxury jewellery among many other talented designers. If that wasn’t enough, a series of talks and jewellery masterclasses will also be taking place, including an introduction to the mysterious and fascinating world of fine jewellery by the renowned author, television broadcaster and jewellery expert Joanna Hardy.
Price: Tickets for Joanna Hardy’s jewellery masterclass are £30. Book them here. About Time readers can also get an exclusive 50% discount on tickets for Joanna Hardy’s talk when they use code ABOUTTIME50!
Where: Zari Gallery, 73 Newman Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3EJ