With payday just around the corner, big-scale weekend planning should be top of your list. Stuck for things to do? Don’t be left out in the cold (or at home with your onesie) and take heed of our ultimate list of London-based activities. Let the fun times begin…
EAT: Hipster grub @ Oslo, Hackney
Decked out with a Nordic aesthetic (hence the name), Oslo is the only Hackney hotspot to be seen at right now. Food-wise you’ll feast on Heston-style concoctions like bacon made from salmon (not as freaky as it sounds) and apple and horseradish cured mackerel. Or if you’re feeling less adventurous, the burgers are some of the biggest in town and come with a shot of gravy. Yum.
SEE: The Grand Budapest Hotel @Curzon Cinema, Mayfair
From the man obsessed with mixing vintage film, kooky comedy and Bill Murray comes a new film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. This time the Wes Anderson action unfolds in a palatial European hotel with an all-star cast, including the legendary Tilda Swinton and new Topshop girl crush Saoirse Ronan. The super lux Curzon cinema makes the perfect setting, although beware of dozing off in the too-comfy-to-be-true armchairs.
DANCE: Disclosure @ XOYO, Shoreditch
The DJ duo that brought house music to the charts has just announced a last minute London slot. Going down at underground venue XOYO, we recommend wearing your comfiest flats becuase you are going to dance, A LOT. And be sure to get down there early for tickets on the door.
SLEEP: A swanky room @ Hazlitt’s Hotel, Soho
Don’t live in London? There’s no need for FOMO if you book in for a night at the Hazlitt’s Hotel in Soho. Enjoy plush rooms complete with four poster beds, plus the luxury of massages, beauty treatments and yoga classes in your room! It’s also a stone throw away from our Oxford Circus flagship meaning you won’t have to lug those shopping bags far.