What to see and do
Solomon’s Yard in Camden is play host to the Jazz Cafe’s Day & Night Street Party on this Saturday (10th August) where they’ll be blending the very best of disco, house and soul in one of London’s most exciting new outdoor venues right next to Regent’s Canal and Camden Market. If the packed crowds of the last street party are anything to go by then it’s bound to be a good night out.
Somerset House’s summer screen series continues on Saturday and Sunday with a Nicholas Cage double billing on Saturday night and the Princess Bride on Sunday. Bring a picnic rug and settle down for the evening in front of a Hollywood classic. Check out our guide to the best outdoor entertainment for more ideas for al fresco evenings.
Where to eat
Hoppers in Marylebone serves up delicious Sri Lankan and Tamil food including dosas – the eponymous plate-sized rice pancakes found across southern India. Hoppers is a victim of its own popularity with its Soho branch always packed to the rafters. The advantage of its Marylebone sister is that you can book ahead for four or more people. Turn up, sit down and enjoy.
New Iranian opening Nutshell combines the best of Iranian cuisine with British produce. Having just opened its doors in July, it is fresh off the block but already drawing in the crowds with a Mezze and Stove based menu that is packed full of original flavours.
Where to drink
The Blind Pig is tucked up above the acclaimed restaurant Social Eating House and offers a cocktail menu inspired by Children’s Literature. These childishly wild cocktails could almost be mistaken for desserts: the Rhubarb and Custard combines Rhubarb wine, Martini Bitter, English vermouth, Hayman’s Sloe with Whipped custard. The difficulty will be just sticking to one.
Pop Brixton provides new and creative start ups with reclaimed warehouse space in the heart of Brixton. Two bars currently making use of the area are The New Zealand Cellar and S11 Bar. New Zealand wine is the focus of the first while S11 serves Brixton-made tipples and spiced rum bang smack in the middle of Pop Brixton’s thriving courtyard.