Something For The Weekend in London: June 28-30

Matilda Egere-Cooper

unnamed 300x282 Something For The Weekend in London: June 28 30There’s no denying our love for the east of the city, so that’s where we’re spending our entire weekend, tucking into lobster and crab burgers in Hackney, heading to the V&A’s Dalston Takeover and partying hard on a rooftop somewhere in Bethnal Green.


ARTS & CULTURE: V&A’s Friday Late: Dalston Takeover

How much: FREE

We say: The legendary Four Aces Club, the John Madejski Garden and the Arcola Theatre are just some of the leading venues in Dalston opening their doors this Friday for one of the most innovative late events to come from the V&A. Look forward to lantern making, haircuts and manicures and the chance to create your own illustrated kebab (!)


ART & CULTURE: Dancing City at Canary Wharf

How much: FREE

We say: For the past week, some of the city’s leading dancers have congregated in Canary Wharf to do what they do best – and this Friday afternoon sees the English National Ballet present a rare outdoor performance of a pas de deux from Raymonda and performances of Trois Gnossiennes.



EAT & DRINK: Fingers & Thumbs Pop-Up Shellfish Eatery, Hackney E9 7QL

How much: £35 + booking fee

We say: They had us at seafood fondue really, but there’s plenty more incredible treats in store at this soon-to-be-sold-out pop-up for all you shellfish lovers in the house. Don’t miss it!


ART & CULTURE: Sculpture in the City 2013

How much: FREE

We say: This free outdoor exhibition is your chance to appreciate sculptures dotted around the east side from some of the world’s best artists such as Robert Indiana (Love, One Through Zero The Ten Numbers) and Jake and Dino Chapman (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly)



ARTS & CULTURE: The Photocopy Club presents Now That’s What I Call Photography: 2, 18 Hewett Street EC2A

How much: FREE

We say: This collaborative project gives a platform to 15 contemporary photographers  to present their work to the public, printed with a photocopier/xerox machine to make it affordable. So simple, it’s genius.


ALTERNATIVE: secretsundaze June Summer Party, Hackney Marshes Centre, E9 5PF

How much: £12

We say: Ain’t no party like a rooftop dance party – especially as London’s looking at 24 degrees this Sunday! DJs playing include Chicago’s Amir Alexander and residents James Priestley and Giles Smith.


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