Even though the weather necessitates several outfit changes per day, there’s too much going on in London to sit inside your home and practice conversation skills with your extractor fan. That’s why we curated a list of the most exciting pop-ups, collaborations, and parties happening between July 30th and August 1st. All you need to do is pick which one(s) to go to.
GO TO THE NEW ELLIOT’S IN HACKNEY
It’s been one of favourite places to eat, breathe the sweet outdoor air, and generally remind ourselves what its like to be social on several occasions - and now Elliot’s has officially opened their second location, in Hackney. The new restaurant was doing some takeaway pizzas and sandwiches over lockdown but now it’s ready to open proper. It’s off of Mare Street, has outside seating, and features things like langoustines with bisque. And of course, those cheese puffs.
GO DRINK CRAFT BEER IF YOU LIKE IT
For all the, er, hopheads, there’s a craft brew festival at Printworks in Rotherhithe this weekend. Brew LDN features beers from over 50 breweries, including the likes of Thornbridge and Castle Rock (if those names mean anything to you). There’s also food from Born & Raised pizza, Bleecker Burger, and more. It’s going Thursday to Saturday, so if you’re looking to combine drinking with an activity, a beer festival might just suit.
CHECK OUT THE DUSTY KNUCKLE'S NEW BAKERY
The Dusty Knuckle
In very exciting news, after some patient waiting, the Dusty Knuckle’s new bakery is opening in Green Lanes is opening on Saturday. They’re arguably the best in the biz, so we’re very excited about the pizza restaurant setup that’s going to be running on weekends only. Of course there will still be bread, wondrously-filled focaccia sandwiches, morning buns, and all the other gems they make as well. Bookings for the pizza restaurant are open now.
CHECK OUT A JAPANESE MARKET IN KINGS CROSS
Coal Drops Yard
Japanese-enthusiasts look this way. Or, head to Coal Drops Yard on Saturday or Sunday. This weekend there’s a shōtengai-inspired market. Shōtengai is basically a pedestrianised street market and this interpretation will see a mix of traders selling Japanese homeware, food, and other bits and bobs. The whole thing is curated by Beams, which is a cool clothing and lifestyle brand, so there will almost definitely be something that catches your eye.