Curated London: What’s Happening This Week? (29th March 2017)

Top picks of things to do in our great city this week

Living in the most amazing city in the world definitely presents its challenges.  One of the biggest, other than successfully negotiating the tube or working out what to wear that is weather appropriate is deciding what to do each week.  There’s so much choice of different interesting and exciting things going on that it can often be difficult to make sense of it all.  So I’ll be putting together Curated London each week giving my top 5 picks of things to do in this fabulous city.

Cocktails in the City

What They Say: “A three-day celebration of the cocktail, Cocktails in the City mixes together twenty-eight leading bars in pop-up form under one roof.   From five-star hotels to secret speakeasies, get shoulder-to-shoulder with world leading bartenders for an evening of discovery and new experiences.”

Location: One Marylebone, 1 Marylebone Rd, London, NW1 4AQ

When: Thursday 30th March – Saturday 1st April, 6pm – midnight

Price: £15 entry includes one free cocktail, cocktails are £7.50 each after that

What I say: If you’re anything like me there are so many cool cocktail bars that it’s difficult to get round them all or even know where to start.  This sounds like a great idea of a one stop shop of almost thirty different bars to be able to sample there wares in a cool pop-up style setting.  Perfect to find your new favourite bar that you didn’t know existed.

Find out More: Click here to visit their website


Disaster Spectacular: The Improv Drag Show

What They Say: “Celebrating diversity, creativity and the spectacular disaster of messy human love, Wild Above Rule take to The Book Club and will invite ten Queens to participate in the messiest of Sunday nights. There’ll be glitter. There’ll be vodka. There’ll be architectural eyelash construction. This is gonna be the fiercest competition you ever seen. Oh, and these ladies? Will have just one day of training. Yes.”

Location: The Book Club, Shoreditch

When: Sunday April 2nd, 8pm

Price: Tickets £12

What I say: Drag queens are fierce at the best of times, but throw in just ad ay of improvisational training before putting on a show and literally ANYTHING could happen.  This promises to put a truly British and London twist on drag art – offering a different take to the more mainstream drag that has made it’s way onto our screens of late.  May the best woman, win!

Find out More: Click here to visit their website


Wandsworth Common Spring Beer Festival 2017

What They Say: “9th Glorious Year, Historic Beers at An Historic Building.  100 CaskAles. 25 Craft Ciders. Festival Food. Live Music”

Location: Le Gothique Restaurant & BarRoyal Victoria Patriotic Building, John Archer Way, Windmill Road, SW18 3SX

When: Thursday 30th – Saturday 1st April, 1pm – 11pm

Price: £4

What I say: Beer, Food and Live Music?  What’s not to love?  Great alternative thing to do on a Saturday afternoon with a group of mates rather than just sit in a pub.  I can’t profess that Ale is my general drink of choice but what better place to find out if I like it properly or not?

Find out More: Click here to visit their website


No Whey!  Cheese and Wine Festival

What They Say: “There will be no need to go online to Brie-Bay, because we’ve cheddared the world and the feta cheese to get all the best cheeses in one location for the free, non-ticketed event.  On the first weekend of April, East Village will be transformed into a haven for cheese lovers with a festival showcasing the very best in artisan cheese and wine from over 25 independent retailers.  The one-off event will feature a range of delicious wine and cheese from around the world, as well as indulgent cheese boards, condiments and chutneys along with tempting wine and cider.”

Location: Victory Park, E20

When: Saturday April 1 from 12-6pm and Sunday April 2 from 11am-4pm.

Price: Free, non ticketed

What I say: The only thing better than beer, food and live music?  Cheese and wine (and hopefully live music).  This will definitely be worth the nightmares and they get top points for the puns in the description.  What cheese will get Yogi down the hill?  Cam-am-bear…

Find out More: Click here to visit their website


CoolTan Walking Festival

What They Say:  “CoolTan is holding a walking festival entitled ‘Explore, Exercise, Exhale’ this Spring, to celebrate their walking programme ‘CoolWalks’, based on CoolTan’s ten years experience of developing and running public walks.  We have developed a range of tours, including seven walks about historical figures who lived in South London, such as David Bowie, Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlie Chaplin, Charles Dickens and Michael Caine. Tour guides offer refreshing, fun and lively alternatives to the traditional pedestrian tour by telling the human stories that lie behind the places we live in, visit or inhabit.”

Location: Various – check their website via the link below.

When: 28 March – 2nd April, various times


What I say:  CoolTan is a mental health charity working towards become a self functional social enterprise run by and for adults with experience of mental health conditions. They believe that mental wellbeing is enhanced by the power of creativity.  The walking tours seem like a really interesting way to find out more about the city we live in whilst supporting a cause that goes about it’s mission in an innovative way.  There’s a huge selection of different walks from Dickens to Charlie Chaplin’s London – definitely looks like a more healthy and mindful alternative to the other boozier options.

Find out More: Click here to visit their website


Which of these sounds like the most interesting to you?  Give me a shout in the comments section below or on social media.