Things to do in London this weekend
A Mexican Pop-Up at 34 Mayfair
This week, 34 Mayfair is hosting a Mexican fiesta in partnership with Mexico’s famous Licoreria Limantour bar. The party will take place in the Tracey Emin-designed private dining room, bedecked with Mexican décor for the event. Guests can pick from a 10-strong menu of cocktails and enjoy a menu of Latin American flavours, including tempura courgette flower filled with Chipotle cheese and tuna tostadas and corn croquettes. It's set to be the party of the week, so don't miss out.
Date: Monday 6 – Friday 10 August Price: Cocktails from £12 Location: 34 Grosvenor Square Entrance on South Audley Street, London W1K 2HD Closest Station: Green Park
The Great British Food Festival
This weekend, tuck into a bounty of artisan street food at the Great British Food Festival at Chiswick House. The delectable, family-friendly event will showcase more than 70 different traders including street food vendors and artisan food stalls. There will also be workshops, competitions, live music, demonstrations and children’s entertainment, including the Food Olympics.
Date: 10-12 August in London Times: 6pm-10pm (Friday) Various times from 10.30am-10pm (Weekend) Price: £10 – Adult, £5 - Child Location: Chiswick House and Gardens, London, W4 2RP
The Crystal Maze Live Experience
The Crystal Maze Live Experience continues this weekend, set in an immersive venue in Angel. Guided by your Maze Master, teams of eight explore four different interactive zones (Industrial, Futuristic, Medieval and Aztec), taking part in physical and mental challenges against the clock. The experience finishes in the Crystal Dome, just like on the cult '90s gameshow. Richard O'Brien sadly not included.
Time: Various time-slots from 9am-9pm Price: £54.99pp Location:10-14 White Lion Street, London, N1 9PD Closest Station: Angel
Rathfinny on the Roof, Ham Yard Hotel
Celebrate the heatwave this weekend on the private rooftop of the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho with Rathfinny, a new English sparkling wine creating a buzz in the capital. For two weeks, guests can toast the newly launched Sussex Sparkling wines from the Rathfinny Estate, whilst overlooking iconic views of London. Ticket holders will have access to the private roof and be offered a glass of sparkling Rosé Brut or Blanc de Blancs on arrival.
Date: 6-19 August Price: £18 Location: Ham Yard Hotel, 1 Ham Yard, Soho, London, W1D 7DT Closest Station: Picadilly Circus
'V For' Vegan Food Festival
‘V For’ is a month-long vegan food festival at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, boasting an array of vegan food vendors alongside workshops, demonstrations and DJs. This weekend welcomes ‘Plant Pop’, an immersive, sensory experience that 'celebrates the beauty of the natural world', as well as nightly live music, a talk by a TEDx speaker and, of course, plenty of vegan cuisine.
Date: Throughout August Price: Free Entry Location: The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL Closest Station: Shoreditch High Street
PLAY expo – the UK’s largest arcade, indie and retro gaming show – is returning to London this weekend for an interactive gaming extravaganza. Organised by video games specialists, Replay Events, the experiential event presents exhibitors, characters, celebrity guests and retro gaming, including Donkey Kong and Pac-Man.
Date: 11-12 August Time: 10am-6pm Price: Adult tickets are priced at £20 per day Location: Printworks, Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7PJ Closest Station: Canada Water