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WHAT'S ON IN LONDON IN SEPTEMBER

01.09.17

We round up the best of what's on across the capital for the coming month so you don't have to

THE BRUNCH: CAMBRIDGE STREET KITCHEN

The Artists’ Residence is one of the U.K’s most contemporary hotel chains with locations in Brighton, London and now Oxford. The London branch has a contemporary new restaurant attached to it that means you can get a taste of the experience without having to book a stay. Cambridge Street Kitchen boasts some of the most enticing interiors that we’re yet to come across; think exposed brick, statement painted canvases and brass accents, as well as the kind of menu we’ve learned to expect from such an establishment (read: avocado toast and the prettiest of cocktails). Add it to your brunch bucket list and go with a group of friends or frequent it solo and use it as a relaxing Sunday afternoon spot.

52 Cambridge St, Pimlico, London SW1V 4QQ

THE LAST CHANCE VIEWING: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, the appollo theatre

Theatre fans have just a month left of the latest Tennessee Williams showcase, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. Directed by Benedict Andrews, starring Sienna Miller and located in the Apollo Theatre on Shaftsbury Avenue, it’s garnered itself a lot of deserving press coverage since its launch in July. Book tickets now to secure a spot before it finishes on 7th October.

Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 7EZ

THE COCKTAIL EVENT: VINYL AND COCKTAIL PAIRING, THE JONES FAMILY PROJECT

The Jones Family Project has a new exciting pop-up on the scene and it combines the never-forgotten art of vinyl music with cocktail mixology… what’s not to like? Bringing a little retro glamour to Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch, it’s the perfect place for an evening out or a lazy Sunday with a difference. Each person in your party (tables can be booked for up to 6 people) will be given a pair of headphones that will play the chosen album on turntables, and passed a cocktail designed to reflect the era from which the tracks originate.

78 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3JL

THE WEEKEND TREAT: AFTERNOON TEA AT ETHOS

Served between 3pm and 5.30pm daily and offering vegetarian and vegan options as well as the standard clotted cream, jam and scone combination, Ethos is one of the newest central London afternoon tea spots and it’s priced at only £20 per person. Add a glass of prosecco for an additional cost and call ahead to book – especially if you’re arranging for a group get-together – as this small but popular spot fills up way in advance.

48 Eastcastle St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8DX

THE MALE GROOMING SPOT - THE GENERAL'S STORE

Initially launched as a barbershop pop-up under the arches in Hackney and now boasting a significantly larger concept space, The General’s Store is East London’s coolest male grooming spot. Now it not only offers expert services but it also stocks luxury men’s grooming products, offers freshly brewed Italian coffee and boasts an art exhibition space. Book in for a haircut or a beard-trim and take a wander through Netil Market which is just a stone’s throw away and offers a series of stalls showcasing arts, fashion and food.

Railway Arch, 274 Richmond Rd, London E8 3QW

THE NEW TAPAS SPOT - TUYO

The team behind established London restaurants, La Farola and El Ganso have launched a new tapas-shaped venture of late; Tuyo in Broadway Market. Expect Spanish, Turkish and Greek influences hidden within the menu as well as charcuterie and cheese boards suited to late-night pit-stops. The open kitchen creates a buzzing atmosphere and there’s also a stand-alone bar area that’s perfect if you’re waiting for your table or fancy soaking in the atmosphere with a flavoursome cocktail post-dinner. A stylish new venue in the heart of one of London’s most-loved culinary areas, it’s one to add to the bucket list as rooftops start to close and al fresco dining becomes a distant memory.

129A Prichard's road, London, E2 9AP

THE EXHIBIT - BALENCIAGA: SHAPING FASHION, THE V&A

This season, the V&A pays homage to the late Cristóbal Balenciaga with its dedicated exhibit, Shaping Fashion. Set across two floors with a distinctive difference between the two, you’ll initially wander through a showcase of his craftsmanship, whereby animations bring the pattern cutting process to life and X-ray photography reveals the construction behind key pieces, from corsets hidden beneath oversized silhouettes to weights that ensure shapes hang just so. Upstairs is more of a celebration of how the designer has contributed to creating what fashion is today with a host of iconic and there are over 100 items on display across the entire space. The exhibit runs until Sunday, 18 February 2018.

The Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, London, SW7 2RL