It’s Friday, it’s the end of the most depressing month, and most importantly – it’s pay day! So, we suggest it’s time to celebrate. Turn that frown upside down, get outside and explore London town. And luckily for you, we’ve done the legwork for you and found our selection of the best events happening in this great city.
Image: Art Fairs London
- Art14 London, Olympia Grand, Manchester Square (Friday, 28 February – Sunday, 2 March)
After last year’s undeniable success, this fab fair returns to display an incredible selection of art from across the world. Ever wondered what art is like in Lagos, Berlin, Beijing and Dubai? This is the spot for you. With paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, video and digital art, there’ll be something to suit everyone’s tastes. A whopping 25,000 people visited last year, so expect big crowds, big art, and big fun.
Image: Dalston Jazz Club Restaurant
- Dalston Jazz Bar, 4 Bradbury Street (Thursdays to Saturdays)
Jazz may not be your thing. That’s cool. Even still, this place oozes real character and is definitely worth a visit. After all, why not try something different this weekend? Live music kicks off at 7.30pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and then a DJ takes to the stage from 11pm. The bar likes to support local and regional artists so you never know who you might discover…
Image: Hackney Downs Studios
- The Village Green Market, Hackney Downs Studios (Sunday, 2 March)
We’re excited for the return of this fantastic market in Hackney, which is set to re-open on Sunday (11am to 4pm). We’ve been promised that it will be filled with incredible food traders, including Cast Iron Kitchen, Galbi Bros, Mama’s Jerk Station, plus shakes and cakes. For those of you unable to make it until late, the guys from The Hackney Peddler will be screening a bicycle-related movie come dusk.
Image: Callooh Calley bar
- Callooh Calley, 65 Rivington Street, EC2
This is a somewhat versatile London pick. This little Shoreditch gem boasts some of the best cocktails in town – and we don’t say that lightly. And when it comes to the names, there’s not a naff innuendo in sight. We recommend the #cocktail, the Nicholas Sage, and the Glen Will I Be Famous – delicious! With cocktails priced at around a tenner, it isn’t cheap, but definitely suitable for a once in a while treat. And luckily, this bar also provides an anti-hangover spot for those of you who went a bit wild the night before. Sunday is the time for fragile humans to grab a board game (we’re talking chess, Scrabble, Connect Four) and get a good feed.