What to do this weekend

Stuck for ideas? We've rounded up the most exciting events you should consider this weekend

Get in the Christmas spirit at an afternoon of festive workshops

The London Edition will be putting on an afternoon of festive workshops this Sunday 20th November, and it sounds like the perfect way to kick start your holiday season.

Love scented candles? Have you ever tried making your own? In the candle-making workshop you can do just that. After being introduced to the full scent library, you’ll create their own blend using all natural essential oils. Then you’ll be guided through the candle-making process to create a double wick candle that burns for approximately 90 hours. Your candle will be presented in a glass jar, and you’ll even be able to create your own personalised label for your creation.


Guests will also be able to attend a wreath-making workshop. Grace & Thorn will show participants how to create seasonal wreaths in their classic style, inspired by the Dutch Masters. Focusing on texture, colour and design, you’ll have access to a carefully curated selection of the best of seasonal foliage. Decorations and accessories will be provided to adorn a pine based wreath that’s inspired by nature, art and fashion. You can then take home your creation to hang on your own front door!

On Sunday night, we recommend staying on for ‘Raw Punch’ – Set to be one of the most sought-after artists of 2017, SHELLS will be playing a blend of haunting melodies, intricate production and stunning choruses. It’s an evening that’s not to be missed.

Visit Banky’s new permanent exhibition

what to do this weekend

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.

Visit hanguppictures.com

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.

Visit mnky-hse.com

Sweat it out at an intense workout class

Sweat 1000

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 sweat1000.com

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

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