From avocado toast flavoured ice cream to seriously stylish pop-ups, whet your appetite with The Wordrobe’s pick of 12 things to try in London this weekend
1 Try the Bluebird x NARS Cocktail menu
To coincide with the launch of the new products in store, Bluebird and NARS are partnering to create a bespoke cocktail menu based on the new range of textures within the Orgasm collection.
Launching on the 2nd July, the Bluebird x NARS Cocktail Menu served at Bluebird will encompass the iconic and universally-flattering shade of Orgasm and feature three unique drinks.
The summer Orgasm collection features the Illuminating Loose Powder, Afterglow Lip Balm and the limited edition oversized compact of Orgasm Blush.
When: From 2nd July
Where: Bluebird Chelsea 350 King’s Rd, London SW3 5UU
Website: Find out more here.
2 Sip on satirical cocktails at Scarfes Bar
Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London has launched a spirited new cocktail menu in the style of a beautifully vandalised book, featuring drinks inspired by the satirical work of the bar’s namesake: Gerald Scarfe.
Enjoy a delectable menu inspired by key cultural figures in recent British history year-on-year, ranging from 2001 to 2018. From Paul McCartney to Boris Johnson, the creative menu features extraordinary techniques, rare ingredients and even some never-before-seen caricatures.
An artwork in itself, the menu joins the extensive gallery of Gerald’s work that currently adorns the bar’s marble walls.
Must-tries include the foamy, coffee-flavoured Macca-iato and Back to Black, a milk-punch style drink teeming with smoky notes.
Where: 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN
Website: Click here to find out more.
3 Marvel at Lee Bul’s spectacular work at Southbank Centre
Lee Bul transforms Hayward Gallery at Southbank Centre into a spectacular dream-like landscape featuring monstrous bodies, futuristic cyborgs, glittering mirrored environments and an exquisitely surreal monumental foil Zeppelin.
Bringing together more than 100 works from the late 1980s to the present day, this uniwue exhibition explores the full range of Lee Bul’s pioneering work – grab a coffee and while the afternoon away.
When: Until 19 August
Wallet: £14.50 per person. Click here to make a booking.
4 Try tipples at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, in association with Belvedere Vodka and Dom Pérignon, has created L’Azur, an exclusive yacht themed hideout for those looking for a luxurious day out.
This summer one doesn’t have to leave London to get a taste of the French Riviera. Hotel guests and Londoners alike can escape the commotion of the city, sit back and relax on deck while sipping a Belvedere cocktail, or a crisp glass of Dom Pérignon Champagne and enjoy the journey on board L’Azur.
Executive Chef Romuald Feger’s specially curated Les Petites Bouchées menu features a selection of all-time favourites including La Courgette Fleur and Les Salade du Superfood and the the French classic La Tarte Tropézienne for dessert.
5 Try Zuma’s new Tiki-Yaki Bar Menu
Transport yourself to the Caribbean this summer with internationally renowned contemporary Japanese restaurant and bar, Zuma, Knightsbridge, who have teamed up with Plantation Rum to introduce a new Tiki-Yaki cocktail menu.
They’ve collaborated with the producers of the finest rums from the Caribbean to create seven exciting cocktails with Tiki twists. The summer menu will combine captivating tastes from Japan with flavours from destinations afar, bringing a taste of island life to the heart of London..
Sip on seven new exclusive cocktails featuring the different iconic Plantation Rums with specially crafted recipes created by Zuma’s acclaimed Bar Manager, Pawel Rolka, and his dedicated team.
Where: 5 Raphael St, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DL
Website: Click here to find out more.
6 Pay a visit to The Palm terrace at The Bloomsbury Club Bar
It’s tipple o’clock and the Bloomsbury Club Bar is calling. Visit for a stylish collaboration between multi-award winning Diplomático rum from the foothills of the Venezuelan Andes and the 1930’s inspired Bloomsbury Club Bar at the Bloomsbury Hotel.
The Palm terrace is a lush, palm-decked sanctuary serving sophisticated tropical rum cocktails, latin style light bites and host weekend Bossa/High Life DJ sessions.
There’s a range of enticingly decadent cocktails to try, as well as bespoke bar bites.
Latin-inspired dishes include Arepas and classic flavours of South America, created by Executive chef Byron Moussouris.
When: Until 31st of August
Bookings: Click here to make a reservation.
7 Enjoy a boozy BBQ brunch at Southam Street
Love a BBQ? Southam Street have recently launched their new Sizzling Southam Sessions with free-flowing Prosecco and Peroni to enjoy.
The tipsy BBQ brunch will run all summer long across the restaurant and their alfresco terrace. Southam Street’s signature dishes will be served every Saturday from 11am till 4pm straight from the grill, combined with free-flowing prosecco and Peroni, all to the soundtrack of a live DJ.
Bookings: Click here to find out more.
8 Enjoy Film & Fizz at One Aldwych
Website: Click here to find out more and make a booking
9 Indulge with London’s first wine-based spa
Wine lovers, you’re in for a treat. With Ella Di Rocco’s Wine Therapy treatments, you can relax knowing that the wine’s antioxidant benefits are delivered straight to your skin, working to combat premature ageing and encouraging a fresh, more vibrant appearance for your skin.
From a Merlot wine scrub to a Sangiovese Detox Wrap, there’s plenty to choose from. Indulge your senses with a scrub containing red vine leaves and a 50/50 blend of high quality Sangiovese and Merlot grapes from the Goretti Vineyard in Italy – then pitstop for a glass of the good stuff afterwards.
Bookings: Click here for more and to make a reservation
10 Go vegan at ROKA
Try ROKA’s first ever Vegan Tasting Menu, which is also gluten-free. Sharing platters take a focal point on the menu, but a myriad of diverse dishes and all important vegan-friendly desserts breathe new life into this dining destination.
Dishes include the likes of: grilled tofu with shiitake mushrooms, lemon and chilli; rice toban with Japanese mushrooms, mountain vegetables and shaved truffle; peanut, vanilla and chocolate sundae with poki sticks and banana tempura.
Wallet: The vegan tasting menu starts from £50 per person.
Bookings: Click here to find out more and make a reservation
11 Enjoy a gin-filled brunch at Neptune
With Bastille Day falling on Saturday 14th of July this year, seafood restaurant Neptune in Bloomsbury has teamed up with Citadelle Gin for a special feast of francophile-friendly proportions!
Enjoy truly gormandise selection of brunch dishes including a triple decker black pudding croque madam, bacon cheeseburger ‘au poivre’ and asparagus and barrel-aged feta omelettes, as well as delectable brunch cocktails.
Where: Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE
How: £25 per person, click here to book.
12 Indulge with a night of raucous fun at The London Cabaret Club
If you love live entertainment, don’t miss out on this exciting night out. The London Cabaret Club have launched their elegantly staged and striking new production in celebration of their 5th year anniversary at The Bloomsbury Ballroom: The Queen of Roses.
Transporting guests on a sensational tour of British heritage, the show celebrates our great Female Monarchs with dazzling cabaret performances and decadent gastronomy inspired by key highlights from each of their reigns.
The immersive cabaret experience, like all shows at The London Cabaret Club will feature an evening of majestic live performances, exquisite dining and quintessentially British cocktails.
Don’t forget the dining, either. Alongside the show, guests can indulge in seasonal British cuisine fit for royalty. from delicately flavoured canapés to decadent Victorian desserts, there’s plenty to devour.
Inspired by The Queen of Roses, The London Cabaret’s mixologists have also created two limited edition cocktails – The Smoking Earl Grey ‘Tea-ni’ and The Rose-Infused ‘Queen or Roses’ Gin cocktail, for a sophisticated sip.
When: Friday and Saturday
Where: The Bloomsbury Ballroom, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1B 4DA
Wallet: Starting from £25 per person. Click here to book.