It's often said that Brixton is the nearest thing you can get to 1920s Shanghai. OK, OK, that's not strictly true – although it will be from now on, thanks to the newly relaunched dim sum lounge and speakeasy Courtesan. From the revamped menu (wasabi king prawn dumplings, wagyu and rib-eye bao, teriyaki tofu) to the subterranean cocktail den (where ingredients include lychee liquor, poppy liqueur and plum wine) to the velvet-bedecked booths and silk lanterns, this places oozes art-deco-meets-oriental glamour. Plus, its new series of 'Lates' kicks off this weekend, with northern soul DJs Noble & Heath. Which you probably didn't get in 1920s Shanghai, but hey.
Courtesan, 69-73 Atlantic Road, SW9 8PU
London Fashion Week may be over, but despair not: there are yet more super-stylish goings- on down at Carnaby this weekend. Yes, there are discounts and offers at stores such as Office, Pepe Jeans, Camper and AQ/AQ (the list goes on) – but there's also a whole programme of special events. We're talking beauty demos of the LFW catwalk looks at Mac; hairstyling and nail art at True Religion; glitter roots, monogramming and doughnut-glazing art (blimey) at Sweaty Betty; cocktails at The Kooples… And best of all, events are F-R-E-E. Which just happens to be our favourite price.
Carnaby Fashion Festival, Carnaby Street, W1, 21-24 Sept; free
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It's one of those albums that you just KNOW. You probably don't even remember how you know it: it's as if you were just born with the lyrics hardwired. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, A Day in the Life… Tracks that have shaped music as we know it since. So it's apt that, in its 50th anniversary year, rock'n'roll photographer Dean Chalkley and Discordo studio have collaborated on a new exhibition of images inspired by the album, on display right now at The Book Club. Trippy, abstract, ground-breaking – they're everything the record was too. We hope you will enjoy the show…
Until 5 November; free
The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH