Weekend Guide

by Lucy Bryant, Thursday 08 October 2015

Following a rather tense weekend of rugby for most of us last weekend, this weekend’s guide should divert the attention of those affected by last weeks match away from the egg-shaped ball by suggesting some fantastic local activities. 

On Friday the Royal Court Theatre in Belgravia is showing Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy ‘Hangmen’. McDonagh’s voice is both funny and cruel as his brutal plot is interlaced with equally ruthless comedy. The play, set in London, stars Johnny Flynn, James Dryden and Bronwyn James is McDonagh’s first UK play in over 10 years and is bound to entertain as well as shock. To find out more about the play visit the site below:  



On Saturday the order of the day is relaxation and great company. We recommend taking friends to the Portobello Star bar in Notting Hill. With a relaxed atmosphere and self-named ‘Ginstitute’ you and your friends can enjoy crafting your very own gin concoctions as well as discovering the history of gin and partaking in structured tasting and smelling! If this isn’t the perfect way to spend a laid-back Saturday with friends then we don’t know what is! For more information on how to book your ‘Ginstitute’ session use the link below:



If you’re a fan of all things vintage then you have absolutely no excuses to not head to Chelsea Town Hall for the ‘Frock Me! Vintage Fashion & Textiles Fair’ on Sunday from 11-5:30pm where over fifty of the very best vintage traders will be offering everything from 20’s head pieces and flapper dresses to vintage handbags and shoes. With prices ranging from just below £10, and haggling an encouraged pastime, it really isn’t surprising the Vogue dubbed the event “breath-taking in it’s scope and variety”. As well as the incredible fashion, the event will play host to an authentic 1940’s tearoom which is provided by the multi award winning Blackbird Tearooms, Brighton. The teas, cakes and snacks available will undoubtedly give you the energy keep shopping!  For more information on this fabulous local event simply click on the link below: 



If vintage shopping really isn’t your cup of tea then be sure to spend your Sunday cheering on the runners of this year’s Royal Parks Foundation half marathon in one of West London’s gorgeous parks. The race runs through Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, The Green Park and St James’s Park so it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy the falling leaves and autumnal sunshine as well as cheering on the courageous (and slightly mad) runners! For more information on the route as well as the best places to cheer on the athletes use the link below:



To connect with any of the locations or events mentioned simply click on the twitter links below: 

@Portobello_Star     @frockme     @royalparkshalf    @royalcourt   



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