Weekend Guide 02.05.14



Shop till you drop


We can’t all escape across the high seas to foreign climes this long weekend – but we can at least look the part. Launched at Wolf & Badger this week, Reef Knot’s ties feature a playful nautical theme, as you’d expect from their moniker. The ideal way to start the weekend looking sailor-sharp.

Wolf and Badger, Wolf & Badger, 46 Ledbury Road, W11 2AB,


Happy Cocktails at Trailer Happiness


It’s Friday, and what better way to shake of the stresses of the week than by sampling a selection of Tiki-style drinks? We’ve got our eyes on the ingeniously named Mr. Yellow Belly and Missionary’s Downfall

Trailer Happiness, 177 Portobello Road, W11 2DY,





Baby rhyme time and storytelling


Tots under the age of five are invited to attend a free storytelling and nursery rhymes event at the Kensington Central Library. And you can even download the rhyme book ahead of time to practice at home, so that you’re word-perfect – or simply turn up to enjoy the stories.

Kensington Central Library, Phillimore Walk, W8 7RX,


Theatre at Mayfest


With Mayfest in full swing, don’t miss one of the festival’s one-day-only highlights: Le Docteur Miracle. We can’t get enough of Pop-up Opera, and predict another hit for the outfit with this performance of Bizet’s opera.

St. John’s Church, St. John’s Gardens, W11 2NN,, 19:30, £20


Sip a Moncada Beer at KPH


We are the Moncada boys’ biggest fans – and if you haven’t tried any of the craft brewery’s boutique range of beers yet, you’re in for a bibulous treat. The chaps have just delivered a fresh batch to The KPH, so no excuses – get imbibing.

KPH, 139 Ladbroke Grove, W10 6HJ,





Notting Hill’s Most famous Film


Whether you love it or loathe it, Richard Curtis’ Notting Hill has changed the face of our manor since it opened back in 1999 (cue scores of tourists hunting down that blue door).   Catch a screening of the romantic comedy this Sunday – whether to revel in its heart-warming romance, or simply reminisce about days gone by…

St. John’s Church, St. John’s Gardens, W11 2NN,, 20:00, £12

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