9 Things To Do In London This Weekend (29 June – 1 July 2018)

26 Jun 2018 | Updated on: 27 Sep 2022 |By Luxury London

Your essential guide to what's on in London this weekend, from Wimbledon-inspired workouts and a cinema on the Thames, to a luxurious train ride with Masterchef alumni

Wimbledon Workout Week

Part of the Great British Summer series, Wimbledon Workout Week offers seven days of outdoor fitness classes with a Wimbledon twist. Opening this weekend in partnership with London’s renowned gyms including WIT, Triyoga, Frame and Gymbox, classes will include boxing, pilates and yoga, alongside mum and baby workouts. Break a sweat in Victoria, Holborn and St Paul’s, with all proceeds going to Bernardo’s children’s charity.

£5, 25-30 June, various locations, www.greatbritsummer.com

Chinois on Main Pop-Up Menu at 45 Park Lane

Enjoy a taste of LA in the heart of Mayfair this weekend to mark the 35th anniversary of Chinois on Main, the Santa Monica restaurant that made celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck famous during the eighties. Alongside executive chef David McIntyre, Puck is reviving iconic dishes at CUT at 45 Park Lane for a three-day pop-up. Enjoy highlights from the restaurant’s original 1983 menu, including Shanghai lobster risotto with piquant pickled ginger and wok-fired loup de mer fish with a ponzu sauce. Family-style tasting menus will be available at dinner, alongside an à la carte option at lunch.

À la carte dishes from £18; tasting menus from £115, 27 – 30 June, CUT, 45 Park Lane, W1K 1PN, www.dorchestercollection.com

Masterpiece London

The week-long cross-collecting extravaganza returns to London, bringing together specialists in art, design, furniture and jewellery. From Thursday, more than 160 international exhibitors will display their wares at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. A series of talks on the art of collecting will also run throughout the week. Highlights including the ‘How to Look’ lectures, providing guidance on spotting a hidden treasure whilst Martin Barnes, senior curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, will give his expert guidance on collecting photography.


From £35, Masterpiece London 2018 sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada, 28 June – 4 July, Royal Hospital Chelsea, SW3, www.masterpiecefair.com

The Grimmy Brunch Series, Sexy Fish

This Sunday, Nick Grimshaw will host the first installment of a new brunch series at Mayfair’s Sexy Fish. The weekly party will offer signature brunch dishes with an Asian twist, accompanied by a live DJ. Tuck into Sexy Eggs, alongside sushi and maki, and enjoy an Absolut Elyx cocktail list of Sexy Fish Bloody Mary tipples and punchbowl-style sharing drinks. Grimshaw will be manning the decks this Sunday, while following weekends will feature an hour-long set by a DJ handpicked by the Radio One Breakfast Show host.

Sundays from 12pm – 4pm, Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, W1J 6BR, www.sexyfish.com

Movies on The River

This weekend, enjoy a night at the movies whilst sailing down the River Thames. Time Out’s Movies on The River has returned for the summer, showing new and classic films aboard a city cruise. Starting nightly from 8pm, film screenings are accompanied by drinks, food and iconic views of London. Highlights this week include Dirty Dancing, Baby Driver and Back to the Future.

From £29, www.timeout.com

London Art Week

Opening this Friday, this week-long exhibition showcases a curated collection of pre-contemporary art across London’s fine art district in Mayfair and St James’s. Visitors to the exhibitions have the opportunity to explore collections ranging from Ancient sculptures to drawings by the Old Masters and post-Impressionist paintings. Talks and events are scheduled throughout the week delivered by distinguished historians and curators, alongside daily guided tours.

29 June – 6 July, various locations, www.londonartweek.co.uk (Photo credit: Portrait of Madame Bertin de Vaux by Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson, 1806)

TWG Tea Salon & Boutique, Leicester Square

Take breakfast, or afternoon tea, at one of TWG Tea’s recently opened flagship Tea Salons & Boutiques. The stores offer an astounding 800 whole leaf tea blends to choose from – the largest collection of whole leaf tea in the world. The breakfast set menu includes tea, freshly squeezed juice and a choice of two patisseries, alongside the eggs a la carte menu. For afternoon tea, you can try four ‘tea time’ set menus, served in the opulent salon. After your meal, peruse the TWG Tea Museum displaying antique tea artefacts, exclusive to the Leicester Square store.

10am – 12am, 48 Leicester Square, WC2H 7LT, www.twgtea.com or call 02039720202

The Murdér Express

MasterChef 2016 finalists Billy and Jack have partnered with the Funicular collective on an immersive theatre and dining experience like no other, on board a luxury train. Travel back in time with a cast of inventive characters and tuck into a decadent three-course feast prepared by Billy and Jack, all while enjoying beautiful scenery and plenty of surprises. The culinary adventure lasts two hours, departing from Pedley Street Station near Bethnal Green.

From £53, www.funicularproductions.com

Comida Fest, Latin American Street Food

Immerse yourself in Latin American culture, music and cuisine this weekend at the Comida Fest in Greenwich. A festival of flavours from Rio to the high Andes will be on offer, including a range of desserts and Latin American beer and wine. Street food will be accompanied by a cultural programme of music, dance and crafts, including local artists, bands and dance groups in traditional costume and carnival mask making workshops for little ones.

Free, 30 June – 1 July, Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9HT, www.comidafest.com/events