How do you usually spend your weekends in London? Does your Saturday morning start with plenty of promise and bright ideas? But before you know it, it’s Sunday evening and all you’ve managed to achieve is getting halfway through (your second) Maccies with hefty self-inflicted hangover, after another night spent traipsing around Infernos. This weekend we’re going to help you break out of this (admittedly glorious) routine. Don’t worry if you’re too lazy, (or too busy, yeah let’s go with too busy), to plan an awesome weekend in London, we’ve done it for you. Aren’t we lovely?
1. Three course brunch with bottomless booze
A hearty brunch is possibly the best way to start a Saturday, but why settle for one or two courses when a third can set you up for the whole weekend? Indulge at Mews of Mayfair with a sumptuous three course brunch. With an impressive menu to choose from, we recommend starting with the ever-trendy and ever-delicious smashed avocado toast followed by char-grilled chicken and waffles with an Eton mess to finish. Oh, and did we mention the unlimited Bloody Mary’s, Bellinis and Mimosas to really whet your weekend whistle!? For only £47, grab your tickets here!
10 Lancashire Ct, Mayfair, London W1S 1EY
2. Yoga at Ravenscourt Park
Before you run away disgusted and insulted that we suggest you exercise on a weekend, hear us out… Yoga is, like, low-key exercise full of, you know, breathing and stretching… and almost all of it is done lying down anyway. Plus, this is Glasshouse hot yoga and it’s super relaxing. For a perfectly chilled way to ease yourself out of bed on a Saturday morning, and improve on that downwards facing dog of yours! A session is £10 and you can book your place through Fever here.
Paddenswick Rd, W6 OUB
3. City Dash
If you seek a bit of a weekend thrill, City Dash is a unique, highly energetic and immersive team game. It involves cracking cryptic codes, uncovering secrets and alarming your team when an agent is near are all factors in this urban adventure! You have only 60 minutes on this urban adventure, to crack the codes and win the game for your team. It’s tons of fun and definitely something you should try with pals for something different to do one weekend. Plus, after an hour of dashing, code cracking and being extremely clever, you can head to the pub to quench yourself with a well-deserved wine. Dash to Fever for your tickets.
The next game is at 2pm on 19th November.
4. Party at the Kensington Roof Gardens
It’s Saturday night, the time we’ve all been waiting for. Take yourself away from the elbowing crowds of central London, you’re above that anyway… No, you quite literally can be ABOVE it all at the stunning Kensington Roof Gardens. A whopping 1.5 acres of luscious greenery and beautiful plant life, as well as breath-taking Spanish Terrace (featured above), await you at this London hideout. Open until 2am, you can sip on delicious cocktails and groove to the funky music in the glamorous club into the wee hours of the morning. It makes a change from the sticky floors and purple walls of a dingy Shoreditch basement that’s for sure! Buy your entrance tickets here.
99 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5SA
5. Galvin HOP’s Butcher’s Board for two
After all this yoga and running around the city you’re probably getting pretty hungry (again) aren’t you? Plus, by the time you get to Sunday (international cheat day) you deserve a big refuel. Treat your special (or not-so-special) someone to a Butchers Board complete with Gala Pie, juicy Chipolatas, Scotch egg, Pork and Duck rillettes, crisp watercress and Cornish balsamic. Galvin HOP is the super cool younger sibling of the celebrated restaurant chain that includes Michelin star La Chapelle and Bistrot de Luxe… Can I hear an Ooo La La?! If you need further persuasion you can get all of this, plus a nice cold pint of Pilsner, for £25 when you book with Fever!