6 Glorious Things to do in London this Weekend (27-29 September 2019)

23 Sep 2019 | Updated on: 27 Sep 2022 |By Carly McCormack

This weekend, pick up handcrafted jewellery in Clerkenwell and watch a Marilyn Monroe classic in Mayfair

Marilyn Monroe Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Screening, Mayfair (Friday)

The May Fair Hotel has collaborated with Julien’s Auctions to exclusively showcase four of Marilyn Monroe’s most iconic costumes. The hotel is also hosting a series of intimate Marilyn Monroe film screenings, kicking off with Gentlemen Prefer Blondes this Friday evening. Make a night of it by booking the pre-screening set dinner and try one of the Monroe-inspired cocktails.

Date: 27 September 2019 Time: 7.30pm – 10.30pm Price: From £20 Location: The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8LT Closest Station: Green Park

Website: eventbrite.co.uk

Goldsmiths Fair, London (all week)

Organised by the prestigious Goldsmith’s Company, founded in 1327, the Goldsmiths Fair in Clerkenwell presents a gleaming edit of the UK’s finest gold and silversmiths. It’s ideal for discovering new talent and finding unique pieces, while seasoned jewellers holding court include Hatton Garden’s Ruth Tomlinson and Jo Hayes Ward.

Image Credit: Ruth Tomlinson

Date: 24 – 29 September 2019 Time: 11am – 4pm Price: From £15 Location: The Goldsmiths’ Company, Foster Lane, London EC2V 6BN Closest Station: St Pauls

Website: goldsmithsfair.co.uk

Tiffany x Outset Studiomakers prize, Covent Garden (from Thursday)

For the third year running, Tiffany and Co has partnered with Outset Contemporary Art Fund to on the Studiomakers Prize, which is awarded to seven MA Fine Art graduates. Each awardee receives a rent-free studio space for one year and their work is displayed in the Tiffany & Co. Covent Garden boutique as part of a three-week exhibition. This year’s winning graduates – Andrew Pierre Hart, Anthony Hensman, Céline Manz, Joshua Kerley, Lydia Wong, Madelynn Green and Nicholas Evans – incorporate a diverse array of mediums including sculpture, photography and film installations.

Date: From 26 September – 13 October Time: Mon/Tue/Fri/Sat 10am – 8pm, Wed/Thu 10am – 5pm and Sun 11.30am – 6pm Location: 13 James St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8BT Closest Station: Covent Garden

Website: outset.org.uk

Evolution by Christian Voigt at Bel-Air Fine Art, Mayfair (from Wednesday)

Marvel at a monstrous display of pre-historic wonders this weekend, as German photographer Christian Voigt’s exhibition Evolution debuts at the Bel-Air Fine Art gallery in Mayfair. The unique body of work presents hyper-real photography of dinosaur fossils. Voigt is the first artist to have been granted intimate access to the skeletons, housed at London’s National History Museum.

Date: 25 September – 20 October Time: 10am – 7pm/Sunday 12pm – 6pm Price: Free Location: Bel-Air Fine Art London, 105 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S 1DN Closest Station: Bond Street

Website: belairfineart.com

Capital Crime Writing Festival, Holborn (Friday-Sunday)

Embrace your inner Agatha Christie this weekend at the Capital Crime Writing Festival in Holborn. The event brings together world-renowned crime writers, emerging talent and enthusiasts for two days of talks, workshops and screenings. Attendees will have the chance to see The Interrogation of Mark Billingham, where the bestselling author will be put to the test by an experienced police interrogator. Other guests include Ian Rankin, Kate Atkinson and David Baldacci. The festival is also running a social outreach to support students who are considering a career in Literature, as well as launching the New Voices Writers Award.

Date: 26 – 28 September 2019 Time: 7am – 12am Price: From £80 Location: Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen St, Holborn, London, WC2B 5DA Closest Station: Holborn

Website: capitalcrime.org

The Last Drop Distillers x Truefitt and Hill, Westminster (all weekend)

The Last Drop Distillers, known for its curation of venerable spirits, has partnered with prestigious gentlemen’s barbers Truefitt and Hill in St James’s on a 007-worthy experience. Gents can enjoy a taste of the distiller’s most exceptional whisky to date – a 56-year-old blend priced at £3,750 per bottle – while having a treatment of their choice. To pre-book this experience, use the secret password: ‘Mr Espey sent me’.

Date: From 25 September 2019 Time: Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm, Sat 8.30am – 5pm and Sunday closed Location: 71 Saint James’s Street, City of Westminster, London, SW1A 1PH, United, Kingdom Closest Station: Green Park

Website: truefittandhill.co.uk + lastdropdistillers.com