By Charlotte Cox
Bank holiday, incoming! Celebrate with boat parties, BBQ parties, yoga parties… And good old all-night party partiesMore
FOOD: Barrio’s Taco Takeover
While tacos are undoubtedly brilliant (tortilla, chilli, cheese – what’s not to love?), they’re not exactly thought of as a gourmet item. But that is ALL about to change. Yep, following in the footsteps of the burger and the BBQ rib, the taco is about to get a mouth-watering makeover of its own – courtesy of Barrio’s Taco Takeover. Each month, one of London’s most exciting chefs will reinvent the dish with their own unique and unexpected combinations, starting with Brit street-food stars The Roadery. Braised lamb belly, wild nettle salsa verde, apricot hot sauce – no really, what’s not to love?
From 4 May Barrio Soho, 6 Poland St, W1F 8PS; and Barrio Shoreditch, 141-143 Shoreditch High St, E1 6JE
EVENT: SS Atlantica Party
Hello, sailors! (And landlubbers on the lookout for a good time.) It’s all aboard The SS Atlantica, which is setting sail this Saturday from that famous port of, um, London. But this pop-up party isn’t letting a little thing like being landlocked get in the way of its champagne-fuelled voyage, oh no. Taking Thames cruiser The Silver Sturgeon and transforming it into a 1930s art-deco ocean liner, this night promises vintage live bands, floorshows, cabaret acts and dancing as you glide down the river the glamorous way. Expect lavish costumes, even-more-lavish cocktails – and maybe even the chance to find your own Leo on deck.
29 April; £35 SS Atlantica, Savoy Pier, Victoria Embankment, WC2N 6ND