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London Weekend Explorer: 3rd - 5th June 2016

London Weekend Explorer: 3rd - 5th June 2016

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    Jun 03, 2016   Author : admin

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It's officially June, everybody! And what does that usually mean? Warm weather (23 to 26 degrees, to be exact!). But before you bask in the beach this summer, why don't you head over to the nearest cinemas and watch Me Before You for a tear-jerking moment with your loved ones? And then head over to Chicken Shop or Andina for a sumptuous meal after watching the movie? And to retire your heart happily this weekend, head over to the Born & Bred Festival for a night full of music, dancing and pure fun. There are lots of things happening in the City of London, and below is a must for you to try:


Me Before You

Did you know the movie is actually an adaptation from Jojo Moyes’s very successful 2012 novel of the same name? Move over, Nicholas Sparks, we might have a new writer tugging at our heartstrings. See full article here, or watch the trailer below:

The Nice Guys

Based on a 1970s Los Angeles backdrop, The Nice Guys movie is all about private eye Holland March (starring Ryan Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (playe by Russell Crowe) and how they should work together to to solve the case of a missing girl and the death of a porn star. Sounds intriguing? Well, it actually is! See the trailer below:


Chicken Shop

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Start your weekend on the right foot by heading over to one of London's famous diner, the Chicken Shop along 79 Highgate Road. which serves the best rotisserie chickens there is! The secret to their delicious and chicken is that they're marinated overnight, steamed and then spit-roasted over charcoal for that oozing goodness. We highly recommend you order Chicken Shop's grilled free-range chicken with chips and salads plus Italian beer. Yum!

Location: Chicken Shop, 79 Highgate Rd, London NW5 1TL, United Kingdom


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Drawing inspiration from the culinary traditions of Peru, Andina found at 1 Redchurch Street also promotes the contemporary cooking by some of Peru's leading chefs and in the industry. The Andina's kitchen team has developed a menu primarily celebrating the owner's Andean roots, with Criollo and Novo-Andean cuisines. We're especially looking forward for brunch at Andina, taking advantage of their healthy and delicious serving such as Granola Andina & Greek Yoghurt, Eggs, Avocado, Sourdough Toast and Picante de Huevos.

Location: Andina London, 1 Redchurch St, London E2 7DJ, United Kingdom


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Home to Indian-style serving, Gunpowder found along 11 White's Row is inspired by family recipes as well as the vibrant, confident flavours of home cooking evident in India. Our favourite Gunpowder menu is their organic baby chicken chargrilled in tandoori spices, as well as their nagaland house crispy pork ribs with tamarind kachumber. They also have vegan offerings that are just as delicious.

Location: Gunpowder, 11 White's Row, London E1 7NF, United Kingdom


Bernadette Peters @ Royal Festival Hall - Southbank Centre

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After 15 years, Bernadette Peters finally returns to the UK for a performance of a lifetime. Peters, who had won two Tonys, three Drama Desk Awards and a Golden Globe to her name, is going to wow you with her theatrical and musical prowess again! Her solo concert will be held at the Royal Festival Hall in Southbank Centre, with the broadway star showcasing her talent in music. She recently appeared in the hit US show on Amazon called Mozart in Jungle, playing Gloria who is a Chairperson of the NY Philharmonic Orchestra. Book your tickets before the concert starts here.

Born And Bred Festival

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Get ready for a weekend-long celebration as Rinse FM and Found Series are joining forces to give you the Born & Bred 2016 event at Haggerston Park. This musical event will present the future sounds of London, celebrating the global reach of the industry's influence. Expect to see a gathering of pioneers and new breeds, from hip-hop, grime, drum n' bass to garage and techno. London is going to have a collision of sound and culture which is going to be a medicine to your soul. Book your tickets here.

Sunset Safari

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Cap off your weekend by heading to the Sunset Safari with your kids! There will be lots of highlights which will surely entice your kids, from seeing animals having dinner to sleeping in their "natural" habitat. A self-guided Safari Trail will also lead you to an itinerary of wild talks, performances in the Theatre of Life as well as the live acoustic found in the Safari Base Camp. And for the hungry lads? There's going to be a world food market for you to devour in.

Images:, Instagram | MYC Writer: Elonah Bioneda

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