The weekend: Tempus' guide to the best of what's on in London this weekend

By Rose Adams | 15 Mar 2018 | Culture

Satisfy your craving for sweet cuisine and captivating art and culture with our round up of the best London has to offer this weekend

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* Oscar nominated The Square is a gripping satirical drama
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* Private members club Albert's are giving guests the royal treatment
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* Skylon's galactic themed afternoon tea is out of this world
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* Tate Modern's Picasso 1932 celebrates some of the iconic Spanish artist's best work
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* Mortimer House are hosting a tasty guest brunch series
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Ready for the weekend

As another prosperous and productive week draws to a close, we’re looking toward the exciting weekend ahead. Our city boasts plenty in the way of entertainment this weekend, and we have all the proof right here. If you’re looking to focus on your fitness, Mortimer House have got you covered with the launch of their exciting wellness programme, but if you’ve got something sweeter in your sights, head to Skylon to see your craving saitisfied with a delicious afternoon tea thats out of this world.

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The Square

Swap your favoured go-to blockbuster for thought-provoking satirical drama The Square. Starring Dominic West, Terry Notary, Claes Bang, and Christopher Læssø, The Square tells the story of a prestigious Stockholm museum art curator who finds himself embroiled in a personal crisis in an attempt to set up a controversial new exhibit. Written and directed by Ruben Östlund, The Square received an Oscar nomination after winning the prestigious Palme d'Or prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival.

Showing at Curzon & Everyman now

Royal dining at Albert's

If you fancy rubbing shoulders with the finest of London's social scene, private members club Alberts should be your first port of call. Favoured by the Royals, this month it’s honouring the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle by offering two of their dinner tables to non-members. Indulge in this exclusive opportunity to trial the club’s unique dinner-dance concept and decadent mix of timeless classics and modern-day favourites. But don’t delay – the tables are allocated on a first come first serve basis. 

Offer available until the end of March

 

Gravi-tea at Skylon

For an afternoon tea that’s out of this world, head to Skylon to sample their Gravi-Tea, a selection of cakes and pastries inspired by the solar system. Featuring galaxy macaroons, rocks of the universe and cosmos mini choux, the menu is designed to take guests on an edible journey through space and time. The signature StarDust cocktail is also a treat not to be missed – blended with Tanqueray, lemon sherbet, pineapple & tarragon syrup, green chartreuse and prosecco, it's the perfect accompaniment to the impressive panoramic views across the River Thames. Catch it 2-4pm from 19th March.

 

Picasso 1932

Picasso is undoubtedly one of the 20th century’s most influential artists, and as the title denotes, the Tate Modern's newest exhibition is unique look into the painter's most turbulent period. Picasso 1932 displays a collection of over 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings from the year 1932 – an intensely creative period for the painter both in regard* to his work and his love affair with [delete repetition] Marie-Thérèse Walter. Taking the viewer on a colourful journey through the Spanish creative's trademark line and sculpture work, this is a show not to be missed. 

Showing until 9 September 2018

 

Mortimer House's Core wellness programme

They say variety is the spice of life and that’s certainly true when it comes to selecting a fitness regime that sticks. Mortimer House is encouraging Londoners to relax, meditate and workout in equal measure with the launch of their new wellness programme. Featuring a stimulating in-house rotation of yoga, Pilates, high metabolic circuits, TRX, (Total Resistance eXercise, a specialised form of suspension training), and PiYo, (an exercise that combines the core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga), the trendy gastro hotspot is also hosting a guest brunch series with influencers such as Lottie Murphy, Tara Margulies and Sarah Malcolm hosting their respective signature fitness programmes. Because what better way to reward yourself for a workout than with a delicious brunch? 

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