Cecil Beaton
Cecil Beaton

5 Glorious Things To Do In London This Weekend (12-14 October 2018)

10 Oct 2018 | Updated on: 27 Sep 2022 |By Abi Sritharan

What's on in London this weekend (13-14 October 2018)

Thirty From The 30s Exhibition, Fashion and Textile Museum

Opening this weekend, Cecil Beaton: Thirty from the 30s celebrates the famous late photographer’s most influential and recognisable portraits from the thirties. Subjects include iconic stars from the worlds of fashion, film, and the arts, including Salvador Dalí, Elsa Schiaparelli and Katharine Hepburn.

Date: 12 October-20 January Price: Free Location: Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3XF Closest Station: London Bridge Website: ftmlondon.org

Wine Days by Sofitel Hotel Group, St James’s

In honour of the annual grape harvest in France, the Sofitel Hotel Group has once again launched Wine Days, an eclectic calendar of celebratory events taking place across its portfolio of hotels in the UK and Europe this month. In London, you can sip on wine-based cocktails in the low-lit hotel bar, paired with decadent small plates, or enjoy a special four-course menu in the Russell Sage-designed The Balcon restaurant (£75 per person). The pinnacle of proceedings? An exclusive seven-course wine pairing dinner, which includes tipples from Yves Cuilleron in the Rhône Valley (£170 per person).

READ MORE: Sofitel October Wine Festival

Date: Until 31 October Location: 6 Waterloo Place, St. James’s London SW1Y 4AN Closest Station: Green Park Website: sofitelstjames.com

Wright Brothers Seafood Festival, Soho

Calling all fish fiends – to celebrate the reopening of its Soho-based outpost, Wright Brothers is hosting a special seafood festival for one weekend only. This Saturday and Sunday, enjoy an ultimate seafood feast of clams, mussels, langoustines, prawns and more, alongside a host of sizzling sides. Located behind Carnaby Street in a corner of Kingly Court, the newly renovated restaurant features a ‘captain’s table,’ which sits up to eight diners, and a heated alfresco terrace.

Date: 13-14 October Time: 12pm Price: £45 Location: 13 Kingly St, Carnaby, W1B 5PW Closest Station: Oxford Circus Station Website: thewrightbrothers.co.uk

The Wool Hospital, Covent Garden

Covent Garden is commemorating Wool Week this year by launching an innovative Wool Hospital. The pop-up will be available from many of the retailers in the area, allowing customers to drop off their worn-out wooly garments for repair. Participating stores include Marks & Spencer, John Smedley, Hobbs and Hackett. Workshops and talks will also take place in Covent Garden, promoting the myriad benefits of wool.

Instagram: @campaignforwool

Date: 8-21 October Time: 9am-7pm Price: Free Location: Covent Garden WC2 Closest Station: Covent Garden Website: campaignforwool.org

First Man, opening at cinemas nationwide

Actor Ryan Gosling and director Damien Chazelle have joined forces again following their hit film La La Land to bring to you First Man. The new film tells the story of Neil Armstrong (Gosling) and NASA’s attempts to fly a man to the moon. Based on the book by James.R. Hansen, First Man explores the sacrifices made to make history. Produced by Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars), this film is tipped to be a box-office hit.

Date: From 12 October Website: firstman.com