The Weekend: your guide to the best events, galleries and more in London

By Tempus | 02 Feb 2018 | Culture, Indulge

From interactive dining to hedonistic hideaways, film, art and ocean liners – Tempus brings you all you need for a fabulous weekend

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* Blind Spot offers some of the best cocktails in London
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* Sir Daniel Day-Lewis stars in Phantom Thread, his last film
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* This late night speakeasy at the St Martins Lane Hotel has long been a secret delight, but its new cocktail menu – inspired by location across the globe – takes this to a new level
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* Artist Lincoln Townley has unleashed some of his newest works from the Hell Collection at the Maddox Gallery
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* Step into the world of past luxury at the V&A Museum's latest ambitious exhibition, exploring the romance and glamour of Ocean Liners.
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* If you're feeling peckish after such a cultural weekend, step into the art of Japanese gourmet with Tokimeitē's new interactive dining concept.
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The Weekend

While our friends across the pond are gearing up to Sunday's Super Bowl extravaganza London is, as always, playing host to more events and openings than you can count. But don't fret! We're here to bring you our favourite restaurants, bars, art shows and more to help you narrow down the options. Read on for a weekend of entertainment...

Related: Here's where you can watch the Super Bowl LII in serious sporting style

Phantom Thread

In 1950s London dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Sir Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril are renowned for their glamorous designs, creating clothing for royalty, movie stars and socialites. Woodcock's inspiration comes and goes with the women in his life, until his falls for strong-willed Alma (Vicky Krieps), a young model who soon becomes his muse and love – and send his ordered life into a tailspin. Paul Thomas Anderson directs what is said to Day-Lewis' last movie.  

In UK cinemas now

Blind Spot

This late night speakeasy at the St Martins Lane Hotel has long been a secret delight, but its new cocktail menu – inspired by location across the globe – takes this to a new level. The 24-strong menu takes you on a journey from New York to Mumbai, via Venice, Kyoto and more. Frequently touted as one of the world's best bars, you can find the bar behind the facade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden hand. 

Find Blind Spot here

Lincoln Townley at the Maddox Gallery

Artist Lincoln Townley has unleashed some of his newest works from the Hell Collection. Displaying – and available to buy – at the Maddox Gallery, this controversial artist's work is as enticing as it is dramatic. Sir Michael Caine says Townley is "the new Andy Warhol", and the artist has become a celebrity favourite. Interested in investing? Townley is also the first artist to offer his works for cryptocurrency. 

Read our interview with Lincoln Townley here

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style

Step into the world of past luxury at the V&A Museum's latest ambitious exhibition, exploring the romance and glamour of Ocean Liners. Exploring the glory days of this floating hotels, the exhibition features luggage belonging to the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson, a Christian Dior suit worn by star Marlene Dietrich, as well as panels from the Titanic.

Runs from 3 February to 10 June

Tokimeitē, Mayfair

If you're feeling peckish after such a cultural weekend, step into the art of Japanese gourmet with Tokimeitē's new interactive dining concept. Offering guests the chance to take part in an authentic Japanese Kappo tradition, the team of renowned chef Yoshihiro Murata will serve a number of small plates from a daily-changing meny. Many dishes are prepared before you in this fashion, creating a tasting experience like no other. 

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