Takeaway pints at London pubs
Londoners rejoice: a collection of the capital's best-loved pubs are now offering takeaway pints – ideal for quenching your thirst on a hot summer's day. Here is a selection of Luxury London's favourite watering holes to stop by on your way to the park this weekend:
North: Red Lion and Sun, N6; Prince of Wales, NW1; Clissold Park Tavern, N16
South: Victoria Inn, SE15; The Orchard, SE4; Joyce, SE4; The Crooked Well, SE15
East: The Hemingway, E9; Pub on the Park, E8; The Dove, E8
West: The Anglesea Arms, W6; The Black Lion, W6; The Pear Tree, W6
Belazu Virtual Banquet
Join Angela Hartnett, Yotam Ottolenghi, Pizza Pilgrims and Thomasina Miers this Friday evening for a cook-along vegetarian feast, which is raising money for the Belazu Foundation and its charity partner, Chefs in Schools. Starting at 6pm, the online event will begin with a cocktail masterclass from Ryan Ryan Chetiyawardana, better known as master mixologist Mr Lyan. Ottolenghi will then serve hummous with Pizza Pilgrims' fluffy flatbreads, and a spring salad by Angela Hartnett. Thomasina Miers, co-founder of Wahaca will be creating a colourful, smoked chilli harissa asparagus and Josh Katz of Berber & Q will cook his renowned, sizzling Cauliflower Shawarma. Expect plenty of expert tips, lively commentary and surprise guests, all for a good cause.
From 6pm, Virtual Banquet ingredient boxes delivered are now sold out, but can still gain access to the live stream and digital recipe booklet for a small donation;
Host a virtual murder mystery evening
Bored of virtual quizzes? Elevate your next Zoom gathering by signing up for a murder mystery dinner party. Available for groups of up to 24, The Digital Murder Mystery Co allows you to create a virtual whodunit at home. Once you have selected your immersive theme, each group member will receive a unique character card and backstory. Suprise actors and plot twists will pop up throughout the evening.
From £69, digitalmurdermystery.com
Claire Foy and Matt Smith reunite for a socially-distanced performance of Lungs
In November 2019, The Crown alumni Claire Foy and Matt Smith performed a sell-out run of Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs at The Old Vic Theatre. The play's plot now feels eerily close to reality, exploring the struggle of modern parenthood, as a young couple considers bringing a child into a world plagued by social and political troubles. Smith and Foy are reuniting to perform a socially-distanced version of Lungs in June, available to a limited audience of 1000 viewers – the same number of seats in the theatre. The new production allows The Old Vic to replace box office income and ultimately survive during the coronavirus pandemic, and is the first in a series of live streamings.
£10-£65; details on how to book will be published soon on oldvictheatre.com
Watch: Little Fires Everywhere
The much-anticipated screen adaptation of Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Reiss Witherspoon stars in the whodunnit drama, set in the Ohio town of Shaker Heights. It has all the glossy, trouble-in-suburbia appeal of Big Little Lies, exploring themes of motherhood, class and belonging.