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6 Exciting Things To Eat & Do In June

Your first weather-appropriate ice cream of the year, coastal-inspired pop-ups, and heaving plates of seafood pasta.

Ah June—a month of playing cat and mouse with the sun and starting to crack open windows, before swiftly closing them again because it’s not that warm. This is the time to make summer preparations, with your first weather-appropriate ice cream of the year, coastal-inspired pop-ups, and heaving plates of seafood pasta. 


Welcome The Sun & Ice Cream Into Your Life

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Has summer really started if you haven’t had your first lick of Gelupo’s ricotta and sour cherry gelato? That’s rhetorical, because it obviously hasn’t. London’s best gelateria knows how to make an entrance. Fresh from its makeover, it’s reopened just in time for the good (fingers crossed) weather. There’ll be new flavours, like alphonso mango and kiwi, and the Soho spot will now serve spritzes, wine, and cocktails too. 


Celebrate Pride Month With Lobster Pasta & A Stand-Up Set

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Rhys Nicholson—RuPaul’s Drag Race judge, comedian, and owner of the world’s sharpest cheekbones—is headlining the Comedy Bloomers Festival finale, an LGBTQIA+ comedy festival. Head to the Seven Dials Club on 11th June for Nicholson’s stand-up set and follow it with dinner at OTT Italian spot Ave Mario. Expect red velvet booths, raspberry shrub cocktails, and lobster pasta—because more is more. 


Visit Turkey… By Way Of Hackney

Trips to Antalya are expensive and involve raiding the sun care section of Boots. Trips to Hackney are cheaper. Granted, there’s a lot less sun and sand, but between 4th to 7th June, Selin Kiazim is bringing the food. The chef’s The Sea, The Sea pop-up will take diners on a tour of the four Turkish coastlines with dishes like dry-aged John Dory, crab börek, and melon sorbet with feta. Book tickets here


Cocktails With The Director Of Bridesmaids

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Will you end up recreating Kristen Wiig’s drunk plane scene from Bridesmaids at this classy Mayfair event? Most definitely. Paul Feig is an actor, producer, and the director of Bridesmaids. He’s also written a book, Cocktail Time! The Ultimate Guide To Grown-Up Fun. On 6th June there’s a cocktail and canapé reception at the Beaumont Hotel followed by a Q&A with the author. Tickets are £40 and include a signed copy of the book. 


Check Out Summer’s Must-See Exhibition

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Ai Weiwei—the artist who filled the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall with millions of porcelain sunflower seeds—is the subject of a major Design Museum exhibition. Running until 30th June, Ai Weiwei: Making Sense will feature recent pieces and new commissions from the artist, and is already selling out fast. You can’t live on seeds alone, so post-visit take the short stroll to Maggie Jones’s for more visual, and literal, feasting. 


Where To Eat After Your First Lido Swim Of The Summer

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It’s not officially summer until you wriggle into swimwear and do your best Tom Daley impression at a lido. Reward yourself for not losing your cool at lane-invaders with a post-swim visit to one of these restaurants. Whether you did Olympian-worthy lengths or just perfected your doggy paddle, there’s a bunch of options from Basque-inspired tapas to on-the-go breakfast muffins, and beef and aioli sandwiches.

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