Tea With Andy at Hang-Up Gallery, Stoke Newington, (All weekend)
Artist Nina Saunders’ has released a small run of ten limited-edition prints, which portray a rare photograph of Andy Warhol having high tea at The Ritz hotel during the mid-1970s. The original image, which has never been publically displayed, will be showcased at the Hang-Up Gallery in East London this weekend, where the prints are also available to buy. Inspired by Warhol’s colour-block reproductions, Saunders has appropriated the image in a life-sized popping-pink silkscreen. Those who purchase a print can also enjoy high tea in the gallery. For every print and experience sold, the gallery will donate £75 to The British Heart Foundation.
Date: 16 February Time: 12pm-5pm Price: £1500 Location: Hang-Up Gallery, 81 Stoke Newington Rd, Stoke Newington, N16 8AD Closest Station: Dalston Kingsland
London Classic Car Show, ExCeL (all weekend)
A cavalcade of history’s finest cars will rev into London this weekend for the London Classic Car Show. Highlights this year include surviving cars from The Italian Job (1969), an Aston Martin showcase and a collection of historical Aero Engine cars. In addition to movie star cars, visitors can enjoy a programme of talks, featuring automotive experts and celebrity guests. On your marks, get set…
Date: 14-17 February Time: 10am-6pm/5pm on Sunday Price: From £25 (adult) and £20 (child) Location: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, E16 1XL Closest Station: Custom House for Excel
London Fashion Week, Strand (all weekend)
London Fashion Week returns to the capital this week. Join in the action at London Fashion Week: Insiders (formerly London Fashion Week Festival). Organised by the British Fashion Council, the two-day sartorial extravaganza presents exclusive catwalk shows by Fyodor Golan and Osman and the opportunity to shop mroe than 150 brands, including Astrid & Miyu and Alighieri. There is also an eclectic programme of panel discussions and talks by industry experts on subjects including sustainability and the changing landscape of digital media.
Anya Hindmarch is also presenting an immersive woven structure in Soho, created by created by art collective Numen/For Use. Explore the structure and enjoy access to the complementing cafe and concept store.
David Gandy at the London Fashion Week Festival, 2018
Date: 16-17 February Time: 10am-7pm (Saturday) 1pm-7pm (Sunday) Price: From £135 Location: The Store X, 180 Strand, WC2R 1EA Closest Station: Temple
Pie and Pint Sundays at the ICA, St James’s (Sunday)
From this weekend, Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts is launching a ‘pie and pints’ Sunday series. Enjoy the canteen’s signature warming pies, served with a pint of Peroni, Guinness, or a glass of wine. While you’re there, mosey around the beautiful ICA building and grounds for a perfectly leisurely Sunday afternoon.
Date: From 17 February Time: 12pm-4pm Price: £10 Location: Rochelle Canteen ICA, The Mall, St. James’s, SW1Y 5AH Closesst Station: Green Park
Cutter & Squidge at The Royal Exchange, Bank (all weekend)
London’s only all-natural bakery, Cutter & Squidge, has opened a second outpost at The Royal Exchange in the City. Scrumptious and exquisitely decorated confections on offer include cakes, truffles, brownies and signature Biskies (a cake-biscuit hybrid), alongside a vegan-friendly selection.
Date: From 11 February Time: 8am-7pm (weekdays) 11am-4pm (Saturdays) Location: 23, The Royal Exchange, Bank, EC3V 3LP Closest Station: Bank
Luna Cinema Valentine’s Screenings, Natural History Museum (all weekend)
Luna Cinema returns to the Natural History Museum this weekend for a weekend of cult films with a romantic twist. Snuggle up in the historic surroundings of Hintze Hall, under Hope, the blue whale skeleton, and enjoy films including The Notebook, Pretty Woman and Love Actually, as well as new releases Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born.
Date: 14-16 February Time: 7pm and 9.30pm Price: £27.75 Location: Natural History Musuem, Cromwell Rd, Kensington, SW7 5BD Closest Station: South Kensington
BRITs 2019 (Wednesday)
While not technically on the weekend, break up the week with the BRIT Awards. This Wednesday, stars including Anne-Marie and Jess Glynne will descend on The O2 to celebrate the British and international music industry, hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall. The Greatest Showman himself, Hugh Jackman, will open the show with a special one-off performance, followed by a collaborative effort from Calvin Harris Dua Lipa, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Sam Smith.
Tickets are still available to the biggest music award show in Britain, and if you’re lucky enough to get the final few tickets, why not make the most of your day at The O2? Here, guests can visit the O2 Blueroom, the Sky Studios, Sky Backstage, and the Icon Outlet, as well as take part in a range of activities including Oxygen Freejumping, and climbing up the O2.
Date: 20 February Time: From 8pm Website: brits.co.uk