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What's on this Weekend: Capital Culture 05.06-07.06
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What's on this Weekend: Capital Culture 05.06-07.06

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Updated: 9 February 2017
The best cultural events throughout London this weekend, from celebrations of love on the Southbank to 1940’s style underground dining in Soho. Don’t miss our round up of perfect picnic spots – ideal for the summer!

Have a Picnic in the London Sunshine

Grab your hampers and tartan blankets and head to the park, the rooftop, or even indoors if the weather turns at these top London picnic spots. Happy picnicking!

London’s Best Picnic Spots: Where to Go & What to Eat

The Cat and Mutton Check On Kitchen Residency Begins

The popular duo of musician George Craig and Michelin-trained chef, Terry Edwards, will be taking over the kitchen of Broadway Market’s famous The Cat and Mutton pub seven days a week from Monday 1st June, offering their clever twist on British classics.

The Cat & Mutton, 76 Broadway Market, London, E8 4QJ


Festival of Love
Festival of Love installation | Courtesy Southbank Centre

Festival of Love at the Southbank Centre

The Festival of Love returns to the Southbank Centre for its second year, bringing with it an incredible array of events, performances, food and fun which is sure to bring some love and sunshine to the area. The annual festival was initially inspired by the 2014 legalisation of gay marriage, and this spirit of celebrating love in all its many forms continues with the 2015 edition. A packed calendar of events included a mass wedding weekend, the Wot? No Fish!! exhibition of Ab Solomons’ pay packet art work, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and a range of stunning interactive love themed installations.

Festival of Love, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. Saturday 6 June 2015 – Monday 31 August 2015

Have an Existential Crisis at the Opening of the Beckett Season at The Barbican: Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett’s two-person masterpiece comes to the London stage for a limited run at the Barbican Centre – featuring Australian actors Richard Roxburgh and Hugo Weaving. June 4-June 13 is the only time you can catch the play in which nothing happens, twice, so don’t wait!

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS



Cahoots Presents the Underground Supper Club

Soho’s underground sensation Cahoots will team up with the Basement Galley for the first time on Sunday, 7th June for an afternoon of fine dining, cocktails and sing-a-longs. Guests will be transported to a world of scoundrels, underground jazz and quintessentially British fare circa 1946 cuisine. Chef Alex Cooper has conceived an extraordinary five-course menu that pays homage to post-war Britain.

Cahoots Presents the Underground Supper Club, Cahoots, 13 Kingly Court, London, W1B 5PW. Sunday, 7th April 2015, 3pm – 6pm, £38 per person.

Julian Opie: 2012 – 2015 at the Alan Cristea Gallery

Prompting such critics as the Guardian’s Jonathan Jones to exclaim “genius!” is no mean feat, but that is exactly the response Julian Opie’s primary colour creations have elicited. Alan Cristea’s summary of Opie’s recent career includes several sublime city scenes, in which crowds of shoppers are rendered in Opie’s unique large brush stroke style. Already set to be one of the exhibitions of the summer.

Alan Cristea Gallery, 31 Cork Street, London W1S 3NU


The Blues Kitchen Team’s up with The Rib Man for June’s Burger of the Month Special

London’s BBQ experts, The Blues Kitchen, have teamed up with legendary street food maestro The Rib Man for its June Burger of the Month. ‘The Face Melter’ – available from Wednesday 3rd June until the end of the month – is made from a 7oz ground brisket beef patty, topped with pulled short beef rib, Mexican chilli cheese, buttermilk fried jalapenos & Rib Man’s limited edition bacon Holy Fuck sauce. Check out the trailer for it above.

THE FACE MELTER (£14): 7oz ground brisket beef patty, topped with pulled short beef rib, Mexican chilli cheese, buttermilk fried jalapenos & Rib Man’s limited edition bacon Holy Fuck sauce.

Available at The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch & Camden

SpiceUpLDN | Courtesy Ripley's London
SpiceUpLDN | Courtesy Ripley’s London

Spice Up Your Life at Ripley’s Believe it or Not

‘SpiceWorld: The Exhibition’ has arrived at Ripley’s Believe It or Not in London. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London can tell what you want, what you really, really want. This spring, visitors can take a trip down memory lane with the unveiling of a brand new exhibition. Ripley’s takes you back to the nineties; the era of ‘girl power’, and flying the flag for British pop.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not, The London Pavillion, 1 Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 0DA