Something For The Weekend in London: July 5-7

Matilda Egere-Cooper

Blondiefest 300x198 Something For The Weekend in London: July 5 7Can the weekend get here already? We’re itching to check out the food, glorious food at the latest installation of the Feast festival  - while further foodie delights come courtesy of Somerset’s massive new elBulli show and a newly-refurb’d Italian fish boutique which looks as beautiful as its cuisine… tuck in!


ALTERNATIVE: Wrong! At Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK

How much: FREE

We say: As is the case with most of Wellcome’s late night escapades, this latest event will leave you exploring some of the more profound questions in life – and tomorrow, attempt to make right a lot of wrongs. There’s a shame confessional, a clowning masterclass and the “Wrongness Championships”, which sounds absolutely HILARIOUS. Friday night, sorted!


ART & CULTUREBlondiefest: One Way or Another at ICA, The Mall  London SW1Y 5AH

How much: Various

We say: The ICA are raising a glass to the legendary Debbie Harry and her crew by honouring their musical  and cultural influence with parties, film screenings, talks and a bit of “Blondieoke”.



EAT & DRINKFEAST at Brick Lane Yard, Buxton Street Gate, Shoreditch, London E1 5ER

How much: From £10

We say: We’ve officially fallen in love with this innovative food festival, which now makes its way to Shoreditch this weekend with a few new friends in tow, like Flat Iron and Patty and Bun. Not sure what the hot air balloon is all about (but we’ll soon find out!)


ART & CULTUREelBulli: Ferran Adrià and The Art of Food at Somerset House, Strand  London WC2R 1LA

How much: £10 (£8 concessions)

We say: This is the world’s first major retrospective based on a world-renowned chef and his ground-breaking restaurant, so expect plenty of mouth-watering images, archive footage and behind-the-scenes snaps of Ferran Adrià’s former kitchen in Cala Montjoi.



EAT & DRINK: Pescheria Mattiucci, 8 Blenhein Crescent W11 1NN

How much: Various

We say: This Italian fish boutique is not only a charming little spot that serves seriously delicious seafood, but the décor and finishing touches (like the scrapbook menus) are a design junkie’s DREAM. Go, asap.


ARTS & CULTURE: Fluxion at The Electrician’s Shop, Trinity Buoy Wharf,  (12-5pm)

How much: FREE

We say: Check out an intriguing exhibition of works from UK and international artists who’ve given new life to discarded objects with plenty of thought and intruq. Showing Saturday and Sunday only.


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  • Mike Jay

    Not sure about these food markets, some of them can get snobby and you do have the chance of a deli belly with all those people handling the food.

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