A 3 day weekend with all the girls? Nothing could be dreamier. Except maybe if Ryan Gosling decided to come along for a bit…and forgot to wear a t shirt….but we digress. And because we appreciate the importance of girl time, we’ve concocted the perfect list of things to do in London this weekend just for you. Some of them are so good that even shirtless Gosling couldn’t top them. Seriously.
1. Brows, Bubbles and Beats at Good Ship Benefit
Located just a stones throw away from Embankment on the glorious River Thames is Good Ship Benefit. Not only does this dreamboat provide spectacular views across the river, but Good Ship Benefit offers a whole host of events and activities, from dinner, cocktails, classes and even yoga, along with discounted make up and treatments. This Friday (May 27th) is their monthly pay day party where a DJ blasts out the beats, and, with every 3 purchases (at 10% off), visitors are treated to a free glass of Chandon and make up bag filled with sample surprises. All located in The Pinkton Parlour (above), between 5 and 10pm. Find out more about what is going on here. ALL ABOARD! Boogying, booze and a boat-load of make up? What more could you want?
Victoria Embankment WC2N 5DJ
2. Art Attack!
No, not the 90s programme, unfortunately. But what’s a long weekend without some culture, ey? We’ve got to balance out all the booze and food somehow…and whether it’s visiting a museum or dipping your toe into the vast pool of art, London is the place to be for a Saturday of sophistication and stimulation (as in brain stimulation…naughty). Take a stroll along the Southbank and pop into the Tate Modern or Hayward Gallery while stopping off at the food markets along your way. Potter around South Kensington and hit up the V&A (‘Botticelli Reimagined‘ is meant to be stunning), Natural History Museum and the Science Museum all in one. Or simply sniff out the latest art exhibitions in London such as Strange and Familiar at the Barbican Centre, Jeff Koons: Now at Newport Street Gallery, or one of the HUNDREDS of Shakespeare events happening across the city (thanks to Shakespeare400). Saturday = sorted.
3. Bottomless Brunch at Good Ship Benefit
We’re back on the Benefit boat once again…but all with good reason. Seeing as 2016 is the ‘Year of the Brow’, and since Benefit have been magically transforming them since 1976, it would be rude not to include their glorious Brow Lounge…which is also serving a delicious bottomless brunch this Sunday! Treat yourself and your girlies to a tasty menu of two poached eggs on sourdough served with a variety of optional sides (we’re talking smoked salmon, crushed avo, cured ham…) and french toast topped with either fresh berries and icing sugar; Nutella and chocolate chips; fresh banna slices and brown sugar; or maple syrup. All accompanied with bottomless Bloody Mary’s, fresh juices, or bubbles. Bubbles and brows…bliss! You can book your tickets here.
Victoria Embankment WC2N 5DJ
4. Totally Tipsy Tea
You can’t have a girly weekend without going for afternoon tea, right? But considering that most of us are not over the age of 80, why not add a little extra summin’ summin’ to your tea to jazz up your Sunday some more? Not that the Little Yellow Door needs jazzing up…this cute little flat-turned-eatery in the heart of Notting Hill oozes quirkiness…as well as something a little stronger than your average PG Tips. Spirit-infused pots of tea, classic sandwiches, followed by British cakes and desserts is a perfect Sunday in the making. Plus, with Fever, you can have an hour and a half session this Sunday for two, priced at only £25! Choose two boards and your bottomless spiked teas, and sit back and relax! You’ve had a busy weekend so far…it’s only fair that you put your feet up at some point.
68 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3HT
Featured Image Credit: ChickWithKinks