Things to do this weekend | Lifestyle


Start with the Christmas shopping list this weekend by checking out the French Workwear Company sample sale, vintage poster market or Choose Love pop-up. If you’re feeling competitive, why not try curling at Coal Drops Yard, before putting your mouth around one of the beastly collaborative sarnies with Pratt Schneider’s X Dom’s Subs. Just to keep you entertained on the weekend.

1. The sale of samples of the French workwear company

The French Workwear Company will hold its biggest sale ever in Shoreditch this winter, spanning six gigantic weeks, where you can shop from a wide range of work jackets, dungarees, work trousers, fisherman’s aprons, work overalls and more, all of which will be vintage or deadstock. Ooh La La. The stock will be updated daily and entry to the sale is completely FREE, so all you have to do is register and then buy, buy, buy from one of the the best sales of samples in London.

Sat 13 and Sun 14 November 2021
73 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY

2. Pratt Schneider’s X Dom substitutes

Pratt Schneiders, the delicatessen known for selling high quality European cuisine products – Cantabrian anchovies, Basque salt flakes, Belgian chocolate and the like – is partnering with Sandwich Kings Dom’s Subs for a pop-up deli kiosk and an epic sarnie collaboration. Their take on Madrid’s classic Bocadillo De Calamares features crispy battered squid topped with parsley and Spanish pimenton, garlic aioli and guindilla peppers inside a Dom’s house baked semolina sub roll, topped with a slice of lemon, and is only available for a weekend at Dom’s Subs Bevis Marks Store, so don’t waste your time.

Sat 13 and Sun 14 November 2021
22 Bevis Marks, London EC3A 7JB

3. Vintage poster market

The Projekt Mkt Vintage Poster Market is back in town with a pop-up at Clapton’s MKII. Ten independent vintage poster dealers will sell their products, with everything from music and film classics to Soviet-era Communist posters to French factory health and safety pieces up for grabs, there’s something for everyone and for all budgets, and it’s only £ 3 entry to enter and shop.

Sat 13 and Sun 14 November 2021
71 Powerscroft Rd, Lower Clapton, London E5 0PT, United Kingdom

4. Choose Love Pop-Up Store

Choose Love, the charity pop-up shop that raises much-needed Help Refugees funds, is back for 2021 and just in time for Christmas so you can shop for gifts with a purpose. Services such as emergency medical care, a fresh start for a children’s package and an Afghanistan package that funds organizations working in and around the country will be offered, along with refugee items that will be delivered to where they are most needed in Europe, the Middle East and across the US-Mexico border.

Sat 13 and Sun 14 November 2021
3 Carnaby Street, London W1F 9PB, United Kingdom
choose love

5. Performance presentation

Rankin and FUJIFILM celebrate the talent and resilience of the city’s theater industry with the free PERFORMANCE exhibition, on display at the FUJIFILM House of Photography in Covent Garden. The show features nearly 150 portraits of artists, writers, directors, musicians, technicians, costume designers, designers, voice coaches and more, from nearly 60 of the best London shows and venues, all shot by Rankin.

Sat 13 and Sun 14 November 2021
8-9 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LH

6. Love Not Pop Up Dump of pre-loved fashion

Love Not Landfill is popping up in Islington this November with loads of pre-loved fashion choices curated by some of the most style-savvy influencers and charity shops. Not only will you save clothes from landfills, but all profits will go to the charities involved. Each influencer has partnered with a charity to select up to 500 pieces from donations to add to their collection: Shannon Alexandra is making the Cancer Research UK collection, Ismail Stewart is working with Crisis on her collection, the Nova Twins have curated their collection with Oxfam, The Monica Way has collaborated with Royal Trinity Hospice and for the first time Jake Edwards has also curated a collection.

Sat 13 and Sun 14 November 2021
1ns Floor Angel Central, 21 Parkfield Street, London N1 0PS

7. Jay Morjaria x Honest Burgers’ Kimchi Burger

The Honest Burgers are going Korean for their next collaborative burger by teaming up with Jay Morjaria for the Kimchi burger. Inspired by late-night Korean BBQ restaurants in Seoul, it features an Honest beef patty topped with BBQ bulgogi bacon, American double cheese, Korean burger sauce, spring onion butter, kimchi and lettuce, with Honest’s savory rosemary fries on the side. And you can get JINRO plum soju to go with it for the ultimate experience.

Sat 13 and Sun 14 November 2021
All Honest Burgers locations

8. Club curling at Coal Drops Yard

They’ve already done Club Golf, now Coal Drops Yard is getting into the spirit of winter sports with their latest pop-up Club Curling. You can curl up all night on one of the six ice skating rinks and then head to the Club Curling cocktail bar for a post-match analysis, and you can pre-book slots or just get up close and play during the day.

Sat 13 and Sun 14 November 2021
Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, London N1C 4DQ, UK

9. Winter light on the southern shore

The Christmas shop returned to the Southbank Center this year, as did the free outdoor Winter Light show. There will be 10 installations in total around the Southbank Center and Riverside Walk, including videos projected on the Royal Festival Hall, a geodesic dome illuminated by a single energy-efficient light bulb by Jakob Kvist, cars transformed into light sculptures by Anne Roininen and lights at the neon designed by David Ogle intertwined in the trees. Your riverside walk was just LIT.

Sat 13 and Sun 14 November 2021
South Bank, London, SE1

10. ROH late to the Royal Opera House

Drag, cabaret, dance and DJs will arrive at the Royal Opera House this November with ROH Late, which is part of the Mayor-backed Let’s Do London Lates series. The venue’s Linbury Foyer will be transformed into a cabaret bar with classical piano music and spesh cocktails for the night; there will be fashion and a DJ Zohar set in the Crush Room; and Paul Hamlyn Hall will host drag shows and shows curated by Royal Ballet lead artist Hannah Grennell and former Roundhouse resident and stand-up comedian Jack Sears.

Sun 14 November 2021, 19:00 – 22:00
Bow St, London WC2E 9DD


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