A Thoroughly Modern Marriage at Ace Hotel, Friday
Calling all budding brides and grooms. A Thoroughly Modern Marriage is a one-off experiential event taking place at the Ace Hotel this Friday, hosted by London-based planners Knot & Pop. Explore floral installations from Worm London; bridalwear by Halfpenny London and make-up consultations by Space NK. There will be music, live entertainment, drinks and a phalanx of experts on hand to help you plan your big day.
Date: 21 September Price: Free Location: Ace Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JQ Closest Station: Shoreditch High Street Website: acehotel.com
RE/DONE Pop-Up at G.H. Bass & Co in Soho, all week
LA denim brand RE/DONE started life by re-purposing vintage Levi jeans. The cult label now spans T-shirts, sweatshirts and footwear, including a new collection of penny loafers created in collaboration with G.H. Bass. The collection puts a modern twist on the classic G.H. Bass Weejuns® loafer, famously worn by Michael Jackson in Thriller. Visit the RE/DONE pop-up this week at the G.H. Bass store in Soho to shop leopard print and studded styles, with the option of a chunky nineties-inspired heel.
Date: until 23 September Location: 35 Beak Street, Soho, London W1F 9DP Closest Station: Piccadilly Website: ghbass-eu.com
London Design Week, all week
London Design Festival continues this week, celebrating innovation and creativity in the capital with a diverse calendar of events and installations. Highlights include Skandium’s eco-house in South Kensington and a scintillating display at Sketch. Head HERE for our guide to the action.
Date: 15-23 September Price: Free Location: Throughout London Website: londondesignfestival.com
Open House Weekend, Saturday and Sunday
London’s most prestigious private residences open their doors this weekend for Open House London. Explore more than 800 venues, usually closed to the public, including the Royal Court of Justice on the Strand and City Hall, home to the Mayor of London. Read our guide to Open House London HERE.
Date: 22-23 September Price: Free Location: Throughout London Website: openhouselondon.org.uk
Five Cooks and a Cocktail, Saturday
The Cleveland Arms, the well-loved pub in Paddington that dates back to 1852, is hosting Five Cooks and a Cocktail this Saturday. The event brings together a culinary collective comprising of Lorcan Spiteri, Gareth Storey Louis Lingwood, Joey Behnan, Jake Farley and Fin Spiteri, all of whom have cut their teeth in some of London’s best restaurants. Guests can enjoy a specially devised four-course meal, served with a selection of complementing cocktails.
Date: 22 September Date: 2pm-10pm Price:£35 for a set menu and welcome drink Location: The Cleveland Arms, 28 Chilworth Street, W2 6DT Closest Station: Paddington Website: rsvp-popup.com
Beautython in Covent Garden, all week
Enjoy some expert pampering this week in Covent Garden as Beautython returns for a hair, beauty and fragrance extravaganza. Covent Garden is London’s beauty quarter, with more stand-alone beauty boutiques within one square mile than anywhere else in London. Shop a pop-up market in the Central Avenue, stocking Tom Ford, Atelier Cologne, Diptyque and Molton Brown, or partake in a Glossy Box treasure hunt. Finish with a cocktail at The Ivy Market Grill, shaken in collaboration with Jo Malone. Visitors will also have the opportunity to donate unused make-up, clothes, toiletries and toys via a ‘beauty bank’ to support the charity ‘Give and Makeup’, which supports women and children in need.
Date: 13-23 September Time: Varies, Thursdays late night shopping Location: Covent Garden Closest Station: Covent Garden