Try late-night art and boutique bars in London this weekend

    13 September 2019

    What to see & do

    The new Anthony Gormley exhibition at the Royal Academy is already drawing crowds. Try visiting the RA after dark during its late night opening every Friday until 10pm and read our guide to the other London exhibitions on offer this Autumn.

    The Food Quarter at Summer Streets, Regent’s Street

    Regent’s Street is playing host to its final Summer Streets Sunday this weekend where London’s most iconic road plays host to street food, celebrity stylists and leather bracelet workshops from Mulberry to celebrate the start of London Fashion Week. Tommy Hilfiger will be providing Table Tennis Tables and food offerings will include a mix of international flavours: Argentinian Gaucho, Spanishaqua nueva, Japanese aqua kyoto and European Heddon Street Kitchen and Tibits. In addition, London-born Crosstown Doughnuts and British seafood Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill all set to pop-up in the Food Quarter.

    For theatre, try our guide to the best Autumn shows – from a Matt Smith and Claire Foy reunion to a play about First Ladies, Robert Jackman gives his take on the best new plays.

    Where to eat

    Marylebone’s food scene has typically flown under the radar in the face of its better known neighbours but we think its restaurants rival Soho for originality and new flavours. Here’s our guide to the best places to try.

    Michelin star Veeraswamy restaurant 

    If it is lunch you are looking for, then why not seek out one of London’s 68 Michelin star restaurants with our guide to the best lunch set menus under £30. Proof that sampling the capital’s best cuisine does not have to break the bank.

    Where to drink – boutique bars

    Gin at Every Cloud

    Size isn’t everything – for weekend drinks try little bar Every Cloud in Hackney on Morning Lane for wryly named cocktails and an impressive array of gins.

    Another small number, Hoxton’s Happiness Forgets reinvents the 40s and 50s with its obscure jazz, pop, jazz fusion, R&B and soul music and serves up an equally off-beat drinks menu in its Hoxton basement. With Thai nibbles on offer at the bar, it’s the ideal place to start your night.