Done with the work week, time to put your hair down, and put your feet down. But if you’re wondering what things to do this weekend in London, we’ve collected some guides to keep you busy.
For an easy Friday quick fix
1. Hawker House – Grab your favourite delicious dishes from some of the city’s best street food vendors as Street Feast brings their food-focused party to an indoor venue without catching a chill. Craft beer, hot cocktails and DJs will complement the three floors of food options, with a wine and cocktail bar on the top floor from Milk & Honey offering whisky roulette (spin the wheel to win a measure of one of 36 kinds of whisky). Highly recommended are Yum Bun, Bob’s Lobster, Breddos and Busan BBQ.
2. White Heat – The much-loved explosion of electro, techno, disco, indie continues a weekly run at its new home in a north London music boozer, featuring DJs and live bands. One of the many sour points of Soho institution Madame Jojo’s closing at the end of 2014 was the initial loss of much-loved mid-week club night White Heat. But after a storming NYE party, WH has found a new home at iconic north London music boozer and venue The Lexington. The White Heat crew have secured a weekly Friday night residency at the pub, featuring the same intoxicating mix of alternative dancefloor tracks of all shapes, primarily spun by resident DJs and special guests, but also supplied by rising underground bands in the occasional performances.
In need of a Saturday non Valentine’s themed party? Here’s your best shot.
3. The Anti-Valentine’s Day Party – This year ping-pong and cocktail bar Bounce is taking no chances at its anti-Valentine’s clampdown. No couples, no PDAs, no pet names, no sharing dessert and definitely no winking. Tournaments will include Single and Proud (round the table madness), Cupid’s Day Off (mismatched guests will be chosen for doubles action) and UV ping pong in the venue’s Keith Haring-inspired room. There will be strictly no awkward slow dances and very little light in the venue, meaning you won’t be able to gaze lovingly into anyone’s eyes. Alternatively, order an extra garlicky pizza to keep romance at bay.