Kick off the weekend with a relaxing stroll through the Natural History Museum’s freshly re-opened tropical butterfly house. Checking out the 50-odd species from all over the world might be just the thing you need to remind you of your calling as social butterfly for the rest of the weekend.
£5.50, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD; nhm.ac.uk
Live band Rockaoke
Live the dream and join this ready-made rock band for a night of Rock karaoke at the AAA. They play. You sing…
AAA, 11-13 Kensington High Street, W8 5NP; aaa.uk.net
According to Nancy Dell’Olio, Italians just do everything better, including style. Get some insider tips to perk up your own look at the most comprehensive exhibition of Italian fashion in recent years.
£9.20 – £12, V&A, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL; vam.ac.uk
A ‘Hot Wing Challenge’
The best part of this challenge is that there are an array of great beers to quench your thirst and the fire in your throat afterwards! Who needs a better excuse for a pint or two?
The Union Tavern, 45 Woodfield Road, W9 2BA, union-tavern.co.uk
Catch Captain America: The Winter Soldier
To cool down and chill out after the above challenge, book yourself and your significant other a seat (or a couch if you’re feeling fruity) at the coolest cinema in the capital. This might not be a film that tackles existentialism or anything even remotely profound, but with a superstar cast the second instalment in the Captain America saga is sure to provide pure, unadulterated entertainment.
£18 – £45, Electric Cinema, 191 Portobello Road, W11 2ED; electriccinema.co.uk
Sunday Brunch and Music at the Royal Albert
Enjoy brunch at Verdi, an Italian Kitchen at the RoyalAlbert Hall, while listening gypsy jazz and swing from The Remi Harris Trio; Sundays don’t come much more sophisticated than this.
£15.30 – £30.07, 12:00, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP; royalalberthall.com