The Weekender: The top five coolest things to do in London
Friday night slow jams at Brixton Studio, a weekend workout at White City House, and a slow fashion pop-up at Crouch End Studio
11 February 2022 By Ollie Horne
1. SLOWJAMS at Brixton Studio on Friday night
London DJ, AAA, brings sleek R&B sounds for his inaugural SLOWJAMSwithA show at Brixton Studio, held in collaboration with online radio station, No Signal. Joining him will be guest DJs, ANGEL.FM, Sanasesh, Hasani, DJ Naira, and JJESS. Expect a sultry night not to be forgotten. If you haven’t already, check out his classic Boiler Room set at Somerset House from 2019.
The night begins at 9pm and ends at 2am. To book spots for you and your guests, click here.
2. Saturday brunch at White City Studio
Start your Saturday with a lively brunch at White City Studio. You can expect a new menu, a Bloody Mary trolley, and tunes from DJ Nikki, who is one half of the electronic duo, Beatnik. She has previously toured with Kelis and played for Beyoncé.
Brunch starts at midday and runs until 4pm. Bring your kids too if you like – it’s all child-friendly. You can book your attendance here.
3. Workout at White City House
After brunch, if you haven’t had too many Bloody Marys, why not get a sweat on at White City House’s Health Club? It has the biggest gym out of all the UK Houses, and all the equipment you could want, including an indoor swimming pool for laps. Or, if you’d rather take it easy, try out the sauna, steam room or hammam, take a dip in the rooftop pool, and finish off with a protein shake and a coffee from the House Press Bar.
If you’d like more information and to see what classes are on this weekend, click here.
4. Saywood slow fashion pop-up at Crouch End Studio on Saturday
Saywood is a London-based slow fashion brand that designs a discerning edit of wardrobe staples. Each piece is unique, and made in London and Europe from responsibly sourced materials. They are hosting a pop-up in Crouch End Studio on Saturday, which runs from 11am until 5pm.
For more information about the event, click here.
5. Sunday lunch at Dolma Bar
Margate’s popular Dolma Bar is currently holding a one-month residency on the sixth floor of Shoreditch House. The residency comes to a close at the end of February, so why not get down there this weekend for a Sunday lunch?
Bulgarian-born chef Aleksandar Taralezhkov’s take on Balkan food is quite magical: the menu is made up of various dolma and sarma – intricate parcels with leeks and vine leaves folded around kashkaval cheese, charcoal-grilled pork, or stuffed artichokes. They’re great for sharing, so perhaps this could make a romantic early Valentine’s scenario.
If you’d like to read more, check out our interview with the chef here, and book a table here.