Great Wines By The Glass
Throw off the worries of the week with a glass (or three?) of wine at Kensington Wine Rooms. Simply top up your card, grab a glass, choose your tipple, press the button and watch the vino flow. Whether you opt for a £3 glass of entry-level wine or Bordeaux at £65 a glass, you’re sure to walk out de-stressed.
Kensington Wine Rooms, 127 – 129 Kensington Church Street London, W8 7LP, greatwinesbytheglass.com
This Friday’s Late sees the V&A turn into a living thing. The theme for this month is ‘Synthetic Aesthetics’, and the whole evening is dedicated to examining how synthetic biology crosses the boundary between science and design… Add drinks, food and music and you’re set for the night!
V&A, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL, vam.ac.za, 6.30pm – 10pm
Shop till you drop
The latest arrivals at Couverture are rather special. We’re loving the pervading blue theme when it comes to the latest men’s pieces; think dark, inky cotton overall jackets, fine, crisp shirts with funky buttons, and denim galore. For the gals, the summer stock is covered in cool, eclectic patterns (we like the cactus-print blouse) and the Etnia Barcelona sunglasses are well worth checking out.
Couverture and The Garbstore, 188 Kensington Park Road, W11 2ES, couvertureandthegarbstore.com
Lunch at Saporitalia on Portobello
Whether you are in the mood for authentic Italian pizza, antipasto or something a little more meaty, the Ferro brothers’ cooking is sure to satisfy. The giant clay oven, the scent of basil, the bright white mozarella balls and rustic interior all contrive to place you directly at the centre of an Italian piazza.
Saporitalia, 222, Portobello road, W11 1LJ, saporitalialondon.co.uk
Watch Toy play
Catch this English Indie band with support acts from Fearless, Pye Corner Audio and Proper Ornaments.
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, W12 8TT, o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk, £14,06, 19:00
Hungry Caterpillar and the Frog Prince
Take the young ones to witness the friendship between little George and his caterpillar friend, Crawley. They can join in this interactive show and will become mini experts when it comes to the development of butterflies!
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD, nhm.ac.uk, 12:00