The Weekend Guide

insight into iranian art!

Do something different.

SEE
Insight into Iranian Art
What:
Discover photography and paintings from a region with one of the richer art heritages in the world.
Why: It’s underexposed.
When: To 8 Dec. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Opera Gallery, 134 New Bond St., W1S 2TF (020 7491 2999).

DRINK
Kanaloa Opens
What:
Nick House, Piers Adam (founders of Mahiki) and Sarah Harding launch a Polynesian-themed tiki bar in the city, complete with lush plants, a bamboo bridge, palm tree house, Pan-Asian bar snacks and amazing cocktails.
Why: Escape from reality.
When: Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m.-3 a.m.; Sat., 9 p.m.-3 a.m.
Where: 18 Lime Office Ct., Hill House, Shoe Ln., EC4A 3BQ (020 7842 0620).

RUMMAGE
The Really Really Great Garage Sale
What:
Celebrity stall holders sell items donated by famous friends, such as Tamara Mellon’s Jimmy Choo bag and Jemima Khan’s Prada dress.
Why: All proceeds benefit Mothers4Children.
When: Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Selfridges car park, Oxford St., 1st flr., W1A 1AB.

SWAP
V&A Fashion Swishing Event

What: Restyle and recycle old clothes at a day dedicated to sustainable fashion for both men and women.
Why: One person’s trash …
When:
Sat., 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Sackler Centre, Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd., SW7 2RL.

EAT
Crumbs and Doilies

What: Freshly baked cupcakes now at Covent Garden’s new Christmas Food Market.
Why: Earl Grey- and lemon-flavoured cakes, as well as vanilla-rose made with distilled Persian damask rosewater.
When: Today & Fri., noon-7:30 p.m.
Where: Covent Garden, East Piazza, WC2E 8RF.

Photo: Alireza Fani

LOCATIONS
18 Lime Office Ct, Shoe Ln
London,, UK EC4A 3BQ
02078420620
134 New Bond St
London, UK W1S 2TF
02074912999
Cromwell Rd
London, UK SW7 2RL
02079422000
Covent Garden Market
East Piazza
London, UK WC2E 8RF
02073953765
400 Oxford St
London, UK W1A 1AB
0800123400
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