This Weekend In London! 15th – 16th October


You know you should be worried when luxury mince pies are being stocked up on the supermarket shelves before the pumpkins for Halloween, and not even 2 weeks into October!

No matter what the season, Designated Events are bringing to you a weekly Friday blog post detailing the weekends unmissable events and the best cafe to read your Sunday papers!

This Weekend In London! 

The Top Event Is …….. Africa On The Square!

  • 12:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Family Day Out


Africa On The Square is returning for it’s third consecutive year this Saturday, once again being hosted in Trafalgar square.

Expect live music, fashion and traditional dancing on the main stage. Browse the market stalls to sample some delicious African cuisine, arts and crafts and let the kids get involved in free cultural activities. Africa on the Square is organised by the Mayor of London for Black History Month 2016.

The Trendiest Restaurant To Be Seen In Is ….. The Smokehouse Islington


      • Weekends 12 PM until Midnight
      • Family Day Out
      • CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker St, London EC2Y 9HU

Neil Rankin is not wasting any time and capitalising on the success of the smokehouse by adding another sibling, the little smoke, but back to our favourite abode for now. You can expect the smoke houses interior to be artfully decorated, with chalkboards featuring the latest ales, indoor candles and the odd set of antlers adorning the walls.

Although a smokehouse would conjure up every vegetarians worst nightmare, the menu more than provides for carnivore and veggie alike, with it’s fragrant Couscous, roasted romanesco, smoked labneh & rose harissa salad and Burnt leeks, hen’s egg, portobello mushroom & parmesan for a spot of light brunch. A smokehouse tends to conjure up overpowering smells of smokey meat juices but not a whiff!

Designated Events recommends the Smoked lamb shoulder, polenta, raclette & sambal £18.00

The Best Cafe For Reading Your Sunday Papers Is….. The Victoria & Albert Museum Cafe


      • Daily: 10.00 – 17.45
      • Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
      • FREE ENTRY

I’d expect nothing less than grandeur in the worlds oldest museum restaurant, with 3 exquisitely designed period rooms. The stained glass windows, wood panelling and blue tiled walls strangely come together rather well.

The self-service café has a range of daily specials, from salads and sandwiches to oven-baked dishes. Children’s portions are also available.

Prices range from £2.50 – £9.50 for a light lunch.

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