Weekend Roundup: Haute Happenings in London


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The first weekend of April welcomed the infamous battle between Oxford and Cambridge Universities on the Thames River. The Cancer Research UK Boat Race and The Cancer Research UK Women’s Boat Race brought a wondrously festive atmosphere along the bank of the river. In a closely fought battle, Oxford rowed to victory and Cambridge won the women’s boat race. Many use the event as an excuse to venture out to riverside pubs in Hammersmith, Fulham and Ravenscourt Park and sit in the newly appeared sunshine and sip on an Aperol Spritz. See you next year!

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We’re never too old for Easter eggs but perhaps our added years should be demanding a more sophisticated egg. Artist Camille Walala has partnered with Harrods to elevate the standard Easter egg to striking new heights. Walala has designed three exclusive patterns hand painted by an artisan chocolatier using Harrod’s signature blend of chocolate. Here’s the downer, only 12 eggs will be made. Are these the most exclusive easter eggs in existence? Possibly. Purchase the Camille Walala x Harrods Easter eggs from the Harrods Food Halls, Ground Floor. 87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL

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Over the weekend, Londoners celebrated the best global mixologists at Cocktails in the City. The event featured twenty-eight leading bars in pop-up form under one roof. Guests sampled delights from authorities in the field of mixology including The Artesian, Soho’s Disrepute, London Cocktail Club, and The Walrus Room.

Presented by Saatchi Art , The Other Art Fair celebrated emerging artists and provided them with an exclusive platform to show off their talents. More than 1,000 applicants were submitted but only a paltry 130 made the cut at London’s Victoria’s House, Saatchi’s committee of industry experts has the unenviable task of trimming down entrants, allowing visitors to cast their eye across emerging art and pick up a piece for the drawing room.


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Big cities house the most peculiar coffee worshipers and London Coffee Festival causes a stampede coffee of global fans to swarm in London’s East End. It’s a magnificent event, full of freebies, exhibits and demonstrations, artisan food and lots of coffee. The four-day festival attracts world-class baristas offering tutorials and showcasing their creations. Expect a buzzing atmosphere, helped along by live music and an enthusiastic schedule of events that will keep you hooked for hours and hours. Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 6QR