Weekends are about swapping boring to-do’s for brunches, spending time with your favourite people and enjoying the perks of living in London. A prime destination for pop-ups, an ever-evolving food scene and art everywhere you look, East London is bursting with new things to do and see every weekend. It’s just a matter of knowing what’s going on – this weekend guide is here to help you fill your diary with fun. We’ll be updating it every week with all the best happenings…
Set up by one of BEAST’s favourite musicians Benjamin Yellowitz, Brunch Out! combines locally-sourced creative talent with the soft serenity of a Sunday, all served alongside epic brunch dishes and drinks. Each week, Ben and the House Band welcome you to engage in an afternoon of live music, creative workshops and genuine conversations.
Hatch, Unit G2, 8 Mackintosh Lane, Homerton, London E9 6AB (right next to Homerton station)
Gallery 46 in Whitechapel are hosting East Ended, an exhibition celebrating the launch of a new book from photographer Dougie Wallace. East Ended shines a light just down the road in Shoreditch, examining the role of street art in the area and its role over the years. Before it was a recognised urban art form, graffiti was an indication of decay that lowered surrounding property values. With the severe transformation of London’s east end, spray-painted walls now signify edginess and an implied authenticity.
GALLERY46, Ashfield Street, London, E1 2AJ
Recently opened Timeless Bar, London Fields, pays homage to a century of cocktails with a menu of era-defining drinks and an accompanying immersive drinking experience, Cocktail Time Machine. You’re invited to go back in time and space to enjoy some of the world’s greatest cocktails at the moment of their inception. During the 75-minute experience, you will be transported through three decades and countries via three different, delicious cocktails. Tickets
Timeless Bar, Sidworth Street, London, E8 3SD
Masculinities: Liberation through photography
Exploring the ways masculinity is communicated through photography and film, the exhibition brings together over 300 works from well-known artists like Laura Anderson, as well as those just starting their career. Find out more…
February 20th – May 17th
Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS