Stuck for ideas? We've rounded up the most exciting events you should consider this weekend
Sip champagne at a magical afternoon tea
Head down to London’s most exclusive hotel, The Dorchester, which is launching a magical Sleeping Beauty Afternoon Tea with special entertainment by English National Ballet School’s young dancers between the 24th and 28th October. Hot on the heels of their magical Mad Hatter’s Tea Party earlier this year, this one features key characters from the enchanting production of Sleeping Beauty who will grace The Promenade, pirouetting, plié-ing and jeté-ing amongst guests enjoying afternoon tea.
Sittings for Sleeping Beauty Afternoon Tea are available between 1.00pm and 5.30pm Monday to Friday, featuring several 20 minute performances by English National Ballet School. Tickets are priced at £65 per adult (including a glass of Champagne) and £35 for children aged 5 -11.
Visit dorchestercollection.com to check availablility
Exchange your old dresses in the name of charity
Launching this Thursday, ‘Dress for a Cause’ is a simple but truly lovely concept: Hand in an old dress from the back of your wardrobe that you no longer wear or want at ST.studio’s Carnaby Street store, and you’ll get 30% off any AW16 dress. All old dresses that are handed in are then donated to The Salvation Army, who work to help victims of domestic abuse and the homeless.
Visit Banky’s new permanent exhibition
Dubbed the ‘Banksy Bunker’, Banksy’s artwork is getting it’s own permanent exhibition at the Hang Up Gallery East London. Visiting the new exhibition, currently featuring 15 of the artist’s works, is completely free, from Tuesday to Sunday from 12pm until 6pm at 81 Stoke Newington Rd.
Dine on Latin American food while listening to a live DJ set
Brand new Mayfair restaurant MNKY HSE is the most fun you can have dining out this weekend. The Latin American venue combines incredible food (don’t miss the beef tenderloin or the courgette flowers) with the coolest interiors – think plush private booths, low lighting and a strong monkey theme. Set on two floors with an inmate bar area upstairs, both also play host to international DJs and live performers.
Sweat it out at an intense workout class
Third Space’s Sweat 1000 class is the most effective way to torch fat, define and sculpt your body. The 45 minute class consists of training on the new woodway treadmills combined with intense intervals of conditioning work using weights, kettlebells, monkey bars and everything the Third Space Rig has to throw at you. Expect to have a lot of fun and burn up to 1000 calories during your session.
Visit the Festival of Love at Southbank Centre
The Festival of Love is a mixture of pop-ups, art works and interactive installations, all with the theme of l-o-v-e. There will also be a collection of tasty street food on offer. What more could you ask for?
For the full programme visit southbankcentre.co.uk