8 Things To Do In London This Weekend (9-11 November 2018)

07 Nov 2018 | Updated on: 27 Sep 2022 |By Abi Sritharan

What's on in London this weekend (9-11 November 2018)

Alex Gore Browne Knitwear Pop-Up, Chelsea (until Saturday)

Alex Gore Browne has launched an impossibly chic, festive pop-up in Chelsea, open from now until Saturday. Her beautifully ruffled knitwear and glitzy rosettes are curated alongside exquisite silk trousers by Grace Hudson-Evans; handpainted homewares by illustrator Susannah Goddard and glittering, handmade collectible dolls by Alice Mary Lynch. If you visit one place this week, make it this.

Date: Until 10 November 2018 Time: 10am-6pm Location: 123 Syndey Street Chelsea Closest Station: Sloane Street/South Kensington

Website: alexgorebrowne.com

Winter Festival at Knebworth, Knebworth (all weekend)

Ignite your yuletide spirit this weekend at the wonderfully Christmassy Winter Festival at Knebworth, located an easy 20 minutes by train from King’s Cross. Explore the enchanted garden, an apres ski bar or visit Santa in his grotto, alongside sipping mulled wine and perusing a vibrant selection of shopping stalls. There will also be movie screenings, comedy shows and live entertainment throughout the weekend.

Date: 9 November-11 November Time: 10am-11pm/4.20pm on Sunday Price: £6.95 (Adult) £3.75 (Child) Location: Knebworth House, Knebworth SG1 2AX Closest Station: Stevenage

Website: knebworthwinterfestival.com


Klimt/Schiele: Drawings exhibition, Mayfair (all weekend)

To mark the centenary of the death of two of Vienna’s greatest artists, The Royal Academy of Arts has collaborated with the Albertina Museum to showcase the Klimt/Schiele: Drawings exhibition. The enthralling and intimate new showcase contains some of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele’s greatest works, alongside rare studies, and will be available to view for a limited period of three months.

Egon Schiele, Seated Female Nude, Elbows Resting on Right Knee, 1914

Date: 4 November-3 February Time: 10am-6pm/10pm on Fridays Price: £18 Location: Royal Academy of Arts, W1J 0BD Closest Station: Green Park

Website: royalacademy.org.uk

Matcha & Beyond, Chelsea (all weekend)

Matcha & Beyond is a new and unique cafe, which has just opened in the heart of Chelsea. Created by nutritional therapist Olivia Nottin, Matcha & Beyond is London’s only dedicated matcha coffee bar, offering a wide range of beverages and treats made using the green tea flavouring, including matcha and vanilla marble cake. There are also healthy bites and speciality coffees, served within a laidback, stylish environment.

Date: From 31 October Time: 8am-5pm (weekdays) 9am-5pm (weekends) Location: 191 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 5ED Closest Station: South Kensington

Website: matchaandbeyond.com

Remembrance Day (Sunday)

This Sunday, the country will come together to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. As always, there will be a two-minute silence to observe the fallen and events will be held up and down London to observe this landmark date. This includes the one-of-a-kind Remembrance Art Trail (the only one in the UK) in Canary Wharf, taking place until 11 November. The art trail, in association with the Royal British Legion, showcases the artwork of Mark Humphrey, which honours the armed forces. Also in London, the ROH Remembers festival at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and present artistic responses to World War I, including ballet and opera performances.

Date: 11 November Time: Anytime (Remembrance Art Trail) 2.30pm-5pm (ROH Remembers) Price: Free (Art Trail) £5 (ROH Remembers) Closest Station: Canary Wharf (Art Trail) Covent Garden (ROH Remembers)

Website: canarywharf.com, roh.org.uk

Luca Faloni Menswear Pop-Up, Marylebone (all weekend)

Another pop-up to visit this week is the Luca Faloni menswear boutique in Marylebone. Open from now until Christmas, the luxury pop-up is a mecca for Christmas gifting, stocking a sumptuous selection of men’s cashmere and leather goods, from timeless chunky and cable-knit jumpers to gloves and holdalls.

Date: Until January 2019 Time: 10am-7pm (6pm Sundays) Location: 108 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone W1U 4RU Closest Station: Bond Street

Website: https://lucafaloni.com/lucafaloni.com

Wine Dinner at Tate Britain, Westminster (Saturday)

Back by popular demand, the Tate Britain is hosting Matthew Jukes’ 100 Best Australian Wines this weekend. Throughout the evening, guests can sample a diverse selection of the very best Australian wines, chosen by critic and writer Matthew Jukes. The evening also serves as an opportunity to view Tate Britain’s latest exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite paintings by Edward Burne-Jones and will be followed by an optional three-course dinner with wine accompaniments at the gallery’s award-winning Rex Whistler restaurant.

Date: 10 November Time: From 6.30pm Price: From £25 (£125 including dinner) Location: Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG Closest Station: Pimlico

Website: tate.org.uk

FIDE World Chess Championship, Holborn (All Weekend)

The FIDE World Chess Championship kicks off in London this weekend. The special event will begin with a red carpet event at the V&A on Friday followed by a 12-game match at The College in Holborn, watched by thousands. The main game will see the reigning chess champion Magnus Carlsen take on Fabiano Caruana to determine this year’s winner who will walk away with the title and €1 million prize.

Date: 9-28 November Time: Varies Price: From £45 Location: The College, 12-14 Southampton Row, WC1B 4AP Closest Station: Holborn

Website: worldchess.com