FULL SCREEN
MEDIUM SCREEN
TABLET SCREEN
SMALL SCREEN
MOBILE SCREEN

My reading list

Your reading list is empty! Add articles and start reading now.

6 Spectacular Things To Do In London This Weekend (28-29 April 2018)

From spring sundowners to the chicest car boot sale in the capital, here's our curated list of the best events, parties and exhibitions to attend in London this weekend

The Classic Car Boot Sale, King’s Cross

Rebooting a great British tradition, the Classic Car Boot Sale sees vintage buys – fashion, homeware and collectables - being sold from the boots of historic vehicles.

Over 150 pre-1989 classic cars, motorbikes, bicycles and commercial vehicles will be joined by a supercar and a unique hybrid vehicle that is part tube, part bus and part train at this year’s Classic Car Boot Sale.

As well as vintage shopping - from Wolf And Gypsy and Vivien of Holloway, to namecheck just two of the traders – you can also test your cycling skills on a mini penny farthing, a bone shaker bicycle and new custom-built bikes in the BSpoke area.

The ‘mini-festival’ will feature entertainment and street food so you can make a day of it.

Entry costs £5, classiccarbootsale.co.uk

Spring Sundowners at Ham Yard Hotel

Don’t miss your last chance to enjoy spring sundowners on the glorious private roof terrace at Ham Yard Hotel.

The seasonal pop-up is inspired by the home-grown ingredients from the rooftop garden. The cocktails will be made using fresh vegetable and fruit juices foraged from the garden. Craft gin and tonics, biodynamic wines, craft beers will also be available and can be enjoyed with a cured meat and cheese platter from Beal’s Farm.

Tickets cost £12 including a Rooftop Garden welcome cocktail and entry to Ham Yard’s usually private roof terrace. From 6pm, Wednesdays to Sundays until 29 April 2018. firmdalehotels.com/hotels/london/ham-yard-hotel/roof-terrace/spring-sundowners

Paella Sundays at Opera Tavern, Covent Garden

Shake up Sunday lunch by trading the traditional British roast for a taste of Spain at Opera Tavern in Covent Garden.

The Salt Yard Group restaurant in theatreland has launch Paella Sundays – in which a special paella which changes each month takes centre stage.

Every Sunday, from 12-10pm, diners at Opera Tavern can enjoy a glass of cava or sherry on arrival and a three-course meal for £30 per person.

This weekend, the menu features the seasonal speciality of Globe Artichoke with ajo blanco and the April special of Arroz Negro; slow cooked cuttlefish, chilli, lemon & parsley salsa and classic aioli. Classic paella with prawn, chorizo, chicken, mussels is also available.

Booking is essential: info@operatavern.co.uk 

MADE LONDON, Canary Wharf

The contemporary design and craft fair, MADE LONDON, returns to Canary Wharf today until Sunday 29 April.

More than 90 makers from around the world will showcase a range of handmade products, including jewellery, ceramics, textiles and glass sculptures, in the stunning  surroundings of the East Wintergarden.

The show offers a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for browsing with the opportunity to source that exclusive item for your home, a stunning gift for someone special or that one piece you have been waiting for. 

The makers and designers will be on hand to chat about their work, the design processes, commissions and future collections. 

MADE LONDON, Wednesday April 25 - Sunday April 29. Entry is free. See madelondon-canarywharf.com for more information.

Floral Workshop at The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

Looking for seasonal things to do in London this weekend? Join Augustus Bloom for a floral workshop at The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell this Saturday.

The founder of independent florist August Bloom will be on hand to introduce a selection of handpicked flowers and foliage from New Covent Garden market. You’ll learn about depth and texture, and the basic techniques for creating a hand-tied floral bouquet. 

The afternoon includes the Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell afternoon tea and a floral inspired cocktail.

Learn a new skill and enjoy an award-winning afternoon tea – all in a day’s work.

Saturday 28 April, 2-4.30pm, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell, 49-50 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4JJ. Book tickets at designmynight.com/london/whats-on/classes/floral-masterclass-with-afternoon-tea-at-the-zetter-townhouse-clerkenwell

BeBrunch x Couture Club at Century Club, Mayfair

Looking to let your hair down this weekend? How about a rooftop brunch in Mayfair? BeBrunch returns to the roof of Century Club on Saturday 28 April 2018.

BeBrunch has partnered with Manchester-based fashion brand Couture Club so as well as a seated brunch, guests can expect to see the latest products and special guests.

Drinks include Belvedere Vodka and Moët & Chandon and brunch will be served from 12 until 2pm.

DJs will play a mix of house, commercial music and hip-hop with performances 12-6pm.

Tickets from £20, bebrunch.com