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London Weekend 22-23rd

This Weekend In London – 22nd – 23rd October

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Autumn has definitely arrived. With blustery showers and the nights drawing in, I find myself hibernating on the sofa enveloped in a warm, fleecy blanket rather than confronting the biting night air…. but wait!…… there is no better time to explore London’s cultural mishmash of cuisine, and cocoon yourself with a few friends in a cosy restaurant with a glass of red.

Designated PA 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 …….. The Affordable Art Fair – Battersea

  • Family Event
  • £8 – £20 ( For the late night showings )

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Over 110 galleries bring you over 1,000 artists, offering a diverse range of contemporary art pieces ranging in price from £100 to £5000. Thrift through a large collection of prints, photography and view sculptures and paintings brought to you by established artists and household names.

There’s also a free education programme for children and adults, with the added option to create your own unique print.

Designated PA can be found testing our painting skills in one of the 7 daily workshops!

The Trendiest Restaurant To Be Seen In Is ….. Berber & Q – Haggerston 

      • Weekends Sat 11am-3pm; Sun 11am-3pm, 6-10pm
      • Family Day Out
      • Arch 338, Acton Mews, Dunston Rd,Haggerston, London, E8 4EA
      • Price £7 – £21

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Sampling the best Middle Eastern, North African and Ottoman cuisine, Berber & Q is brought to you by former Ottolenghi and Galvin Chef, Josh Katz. Berber smokes it’s meat first, then let’s it marinate and baste in its own juices, finishing up on their charcoal grills. Let’s not forget their merguez sausage, made in-house.With a regularly changing menu, and opulent reviews, this is not one to miss!

”A life-changing bowl of sweet beetroot, whipped feta, saffron and candied orange’  – Steve Dinneen, City AM

Designated Events recommend the smoked pork belly, pomegranate molasses BBQ sauce – £15 and the Gal Gadot Cocktail – Cucumber-infused gin, watermelon, mint, rose syrup – £8.50

The Best Cafe For Reading Your Sunday Papers Is….. Kaffeine – Fitzrovia

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      • Sat 8.30am – 6pm, Sun 9am – 5pm
      • 66 Great Titchfield Street London W1W 7QJ
      • Price £2 – £7

It seems that the artisan coffee boom is taking over London, and a new independent shop has just opened up a few yards away from me in Hammersmith. The difference is, Kaffeine is an Australian/ New Zealand creation and has gathered quite a crowd from these expat communities, and it’s impossible not to notice it’s glowing reviews.

The coffee beans are owned by the 2007 world barista champion, James Hoffman and the 2007 world cupping champion, Anette Moldvaer. They have a reputation for being one of the best coffee roasting companies in the world.

The baristas have at least 3 consecutive years experience in their role and only organic milk is used.

Designated Events recommend the Granola muesli with pomegranate molasses, Greek yoghurt and rhubarb and raspberry compote £4.00 and an espresso from their Synesso Cyncra machine, created by former La Marzocco engineer Mark Barnett. 

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