The weekend: London's winning culture and cuisine

By Rose Adams | 13 Jul 2018 | Culture

As we approach a historic weekend for sport, we bring you a winning mix of London entertainment

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* Ready for the weekend
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* Dalloway Terrace 
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* Nobu Shoreditch
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* First Reformed 
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* King Lear
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* SCOOP: A Wonderful Ice Cream World
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With the World Cup and Wimbledon Championships both drawing to a close on Sunday 15 July, this weekend marks an hugely historic occasion in the world of sport. Catch all of the action with a delicious cocktail in hand at Nobu Shoreditch, who which are is presenting both events alongside a special summer menu. If you’re seeking entertainment of the artistic kind, don’t miss Sir Ian McKellen's starring turn in King Lear as the show storms into Duke of York’s Theatre for the first time. Read on for your ultimate weekend guide. >>

Dalloway Terrace 

Dalloway Terrace is transporting guests from away from the bustle of the city to the picturesque countryside of the south of France. A delicate floral installation in collaboration with St-Germain – the French elderflower liqueur known as ‘Parisian Life in a Bottle – will showcase a cascading canopy of more than 1,000 dried flowers. Summer cocktails on the bill includea new collection of St-Germain cocktails including the 'Lady of Paris' containing St-Germain, Cocchi Rosa, 'sassy rose' and garnished with dehydrated apple, and 'gin lane', a mix of St-Germain, Hendrick’s, Viognier, agave and rose syrup. Blooming lovely.

Nobu Shoreditch

For a spot of tranquil alfresco dining, Nobu Shoreditch’s floral terrace provides a welcome oasis of calm. Whet your whistle with a collection of fruity cocktails, such as the lychee & elderflower Martini and oni negroni, while watching the action of the Wimbledon Championships live final on the big screen. Menu highlights include Wagyu Beef, Salmon and miso vegetable Nobu tacos,or lighter lunchtime picks such as baby Spinach salad with dry miso and butter lettuce salad with gnocchi & truffle.

First Reformed 

Ethan Hawke stars as solitary pastor Reverend Ernst Toller, head of a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York, battling his personal demons as a result of a traumatic, addictive past. The powerful drama – penned by writer-director Paul Schrader who was also behind Taxi Driver, American Gigolo and Affliction – also stars Mamma Mia actress Amanda Seyfried as who plays Mary, a pregnant parishioner who requests the Reverend's help to counsel her husband to fight his own demons. A haunting, gripping watch.

King Lear

Following it's hugely successful run at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Munby’s dystopian revival of Shakespeare’s harrowing tragedy is finally making its way to the West End. Storming into the Duke of York’s Theatre, celebrated Lord of The Rings actor Sir Ian McKellen puts on a powerful performance as the embittered monarch who makes the decision to split his kingdom between his three daughters. An unmissable watch.

SCOOP: A Wonderful Ice Cream World

Cool down at Gasholders London in Kings Cross as The British Museum of Food presents its first major exhibition, a vibrant show dedicated to the dessert of the summer, ice-cream. Sample a hearty scoop of nostalgia with world’s largest collection of ice cream paraphernalia – including vintage equipment, art and music. Immerse yourself in ‘ice cream weather’, a taste of glow-in-the-dark ice cream and a lesson in the neuroscience behind everyone’s favourite frozen treat.

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