This is the best weekend of the Summer. Though traditionally thought of as the unofficial goodbye to our favourite not so sunny season, there’s no reason to be down about it. Here’s some places you should be going to!
It’s a secret not many know about but it holds the key to your Friday night. No one really knows where Barts is, and they don’t like to give too much away. There’s just one clue…it’s somewhere on Sloane Avenue in a 1930’s apartment block. Its style is appropriately “speakeasy”, giving you a taste of prohibition times gone by. Eclectic interior, tea cocktails and a fancy dress box, you shall not be bored here. Small yet intimate and devilishly exclusive. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the place that got London’s cool kids buzzing.
If you missed Glastonbury, V Festival and Lovebox, there’s one more celebration of music that the whole city is heading to. If the camping always put you off, fear not SW4 is a day festival. Electronic music is the name of the game on Clapham Common this weekend where Pete Tong, Ibiza favourite James Zabiela and Pendulum will headline on Sunday with their final live appearance until 2013.
Europe’s biggest carnival is here again at Notting Hill, the place made famous by Hugh Grant. Steel drum bands, hundreds of Caribbean food stalls, 40 sound systems, colourful carnival performers – this is one lively day. You will forget the grey skies of London and be instantly transported to the hot Caribbean. This is helped by the fact that it promises to be the only sunny day of the weekend!
Bank Holiday Monday is best spent recovering…in a pub. The Draper’s Arms in Islington will soothe that hangover with their delightful gastropub style menu. With all the comfort of a neighbourhood bar, The Draper’s Arms attracts from all over the city. The menu changes daily and according to what’s in season but if you’re lucky enough to see the Langoustines, aioli & salad and Braised Ox Cheek on the menu, you are in for a feast. If Sunday’s weather lasts, drink the rest of the day away in their cosy garden.
Happy weekend all!
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