From high-tech dinners to world class art exhibitions, here are five of the best things to do in London with family and friends September 4-10.
1 Le Petit Chef at London Cabaret Club, Holborn For a dinner with a difference, Le Petit Chef at London Cabaret Club is a theatrical evening, brought to you by the world’s smallest chef. The elaborate meal uses 3D mapping technology to bring the 6cm tall French chef to life in a narrative played out on your dinner table. The action incorporates the tasting menus five courses, which are “prepared” by the chef and include dishes such as buffalo mozzarella caprese salad, bouillabaisse and lobster risotto. Although the tech relates to the main tasting menu, kids and vegetarian menus are also available.
Tickets: From £119 per person
Address: Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, Holborn, WC1B 4DA
2 Supperclub.tube, Walthamstow Another dining experience with a difference, supperclub.tube is a South American inspired dinner made up of a five course tasting menu taken inside a vintage 1967 Victoria Line Tube carriage. Housed at the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum E17, the carriage has been transformed into a 35-seat restaurant complete with crisp linen and jazz in the background, and dishes include frijoles con arepa, asado, and tiradito de merluza.
Dates: Thursday to Saturday through to November
Address: Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum, South Access Road, Walthamstow E17 8AX
3 Big Mamma Flea Market, Fitzrovia If you’re a fan of the restaurant group’s OTT venues – Ave Mario, Carlotta, Gloria, Jacuzzi and Circolo Popolare – then here’s your chance to bring a little bit of the group’s camp maximalism into your home. Held at Fitzrovia’s Circolo Popolare, the group is putting on a flea market to sell their Sicilian crockery, glassware and vintage Italian furniture. Proceeds go to youth homelessness charity, DePaul UK.
Date: Saturday, September 9
Tickets: Free but ticketed
Address: Circolo Popolare, 40-41 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia W1T 1HX
4 Open House London Festival, city wide Marvel at some of the most interesting, unique and impressive homes, buildings and neighbourhoods in the capital. The festival invites you to walk into the buildings you pass every day. Open days, walking tours through neighbourhoods such as Stoke Newington and Tottenham Hale, and talks on buildings such as the British Library and the National Portrait Gallery dot the festival’s programme, with ticketed events starting from free.
Dates: September 6-17
5 St Katharine Docks Classic Boat Festival The annual boating festival returns to the London Bridge-side basin featuring around 40 or so vintage boats. Boats used in the war, the Dunkirk Little Shops, motorboats form Bates Starcraft and two steam tugs are on display. In addition to the boats, look out for live music, talks and activities for the kids.
Date: September 9-10
Address: St Katharine Docks