It’s nearly September, and I’m marking the occasion for two reasons.
Firstly, because I be getting another year older this month (next week, to be exact), and secondly because September’s that funny time of year when all the nifty little events and popups that run over the summer months tend to come to an end. Or, err, move inside.
So before we succumb to autumn and return to our favourite local pubs where roaring fires await, here are a few things to do when September hits.
1. Mussels and Prosecco
The Mussel Men are back in sunny Dalston this weekend with their popup at Fabrica584. Here’s the deal: two of you can get a kilo of mussels, a bottle of Prosecco and frites for £27, and if no one wants to go with me on Saturday afternoon, then I will be table-for-one-ing on my own because just reading about this kind of stuff makes me hungry. Tickets here.
2. Street Feast London
Despite it being about 5 minutes down the road from me, I’ve yet to visit this night market which has been feeding the masses every Friday in Hartwell Street, E8 throughout the summer. Street Feast London will be in Dalston until the 14th September, then it’s moving to somewhere in Hackney. So if you live in Daston and you’re a little bit lazy (like me), the countdown is on to get some neighbourhood grub.
3. The London Picnic Club
On Wednesday night, I hopped down to this popup restaurant which will be continuing to feed and water people at the Skyroom in SE1 until September 8th. The food is excellent, the cocktails are unusual and strong, and the surroundings are all about the picnic hampers, garden shrubs, and wooden benches: everything you’d expect from a picnic themed concept set high above London Bridge. We ate beautifully crisp confit duck, we drank, cocktails with Camomile in them, we retired to a platform that stuck out precariously over the street below. And yes, there’s a roof and heaters to protect you from the elements.
4. The Never Ending Story at the Prince Charles Cinema
One of my favourite childhood films is being shown at one of my favourite London cinemas on Tuesday 25th September. A collaboration between lifestyle blog Domestic Sluttery and the Prince Charles, it’s time to don the luck dragon costume and get some 80s nostalgia in your eyes and ears. This is happening. Also, ATRAAAAYYUUUUUUUuuuuu
5. Kings Cross Ice Cream Festival, N1
First up, everyone likes ice cream. Second up, the Goods Way end of Kings Cross is looking kindddd of sharp at the moment and third up, Saturday’s not meant to absolutely hammer it down alá last week. Therefore, I conclude that an ice cream festival is probably a good thing to do this weekend. Oh! And it’s free. Get in thy belly.
Enjoy the weekend, my little London pork pies.