Regular readers of this page will know that we can't rave enough about Printworks, London's newest superclub that, thanks to the genius of being set inside a pre-soundproofed industrial building, is able to turn up its sound system to the optimum level and create an ace, Berlin-esque atmosphere. And we're here to tell you that you can't rave enough in Printworks, because the amazing line-ups just keep coming. At this weekend's 10-hour session, you can expect Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, Richy Ahmed, Lauren Lane, Latmun, Waff… and us. Getting ready to rave about raving in Printworks all over again.
25 Nov, 12pm-10pm; £32.50
Printworks, Surrey Quays Road London SE16 7PJ
Much like the Christmas jumper, the 'festive wonderland' pop-up is an essential – some might say unavoidable – part of the season to be jolly. But also like the Christmas jumper, festive wonderlands have had a hip makeover. And opening this weekend is the hippest version of them all: Winterville. Moving to a new home in Clapham Common, it has the obligatory ice skating/big wheel/fairground/mulled wine combo, sure. BUT the food comes courtesy of Street Feast, the market is curated by Wasted Chic, there's music from the likes of Norman Jay, South London Soul Train and Sink the Pink AND there's Backyard Cinema's Winter Garden. And if that hasn't sold you already, consider this: there's an '80s ROLLER DISCO.
23 Nov-1 Jan; free
Winterville, Clapham Common, Windmill Dr, London SW4 9DE
Westerns Laundry is somewhat modestly billed as a neighbourhood restaurant. Which means that if you happen to live in Highbury, where it's located, your idea of what constitutes a 'neighbourhood restaurant' is skewed indeed. It'll probably include a courtyard planted with Himalayan Birch trees and interiors decked out with chic vintage furniture. And it'll most likely involve ridiculously delicious, seasonal, seafood-focused small plates that change daily but could include such wonders as mackerel escabeche, Porthilly oysters or cod with aoli, watercress and pangritata. It definitely will feature a 200-bottle strong wine cellar, focused on low-intervention, hand-harvested styles. Word of advice, though: don't go believing 'neighbourhood restaurants' are like this everywhere. Especially if you happen to be passing through Croydon.
Westerns Laundry, 34 Drayton Park, Highbury East, N5