5 Fun Things To Do In London This Week February 14-20

From guest chef series, to half term fun, here’s The Resident’s pick of what to do this week, February 14-20…

Photo: zsl London Zoo

1 London Zoo, Regent’s Park
You may have seen the adorable pictures of Loki, a seven-week-old Sumatran tiger, padding around his den with his mum, practicing his roar. Critically endangered and cute as a button, now that the youngster is finding his feet and exploring his surrounds, you might be able to spot the cute feline for yourself. If not, there are plenty of other weird and wonderful animals to discover, including the Galapagos tortoises, lemurs and this strange-looking zebra type things, which are in fact the only living relative of the giraffe, the okapi.
Opening Hours: 10am-4pm
Tickets: From £26
Address: The Regent’s Park NW1 4RY
Website: zsl.org

2 Birdies Crazy Golf, Battersea
For half-term family fun, Birdies crazy golf in Battersea is running a Fam Slam deal throughout half term and on Saturdays, so the kids can have a go at trying to get a hole in one. Tickets include a round on the nine-hole course, as well as a burger and the choice of an ice-cream, piece of fruit or a low-sugar slushie. Good to know –  for every three kids, there needs to be one adult.
Dates: Half term 12pm-3pm; Saturdays during February 11am-1pm
Cost: £15
Address: Birdies, 8 Arches Lane, Battersea, SW11 8AB
Website: playbirdies.com



Sumatran tiger cub at London Zoo (c) ZSL (4)

3 The Big London Bake East, Haggerston
Test whether or not you are actually a MasterChef at The Big London Bake’s newest tent, The Big London Bake East, in Haggerston, which couples cooking and cake, with cocktails. The tent contains 12 fully-equipped baking stations with ovens, fridges and stoves, as well as appliances, ingredients and the equipment needed to make a smashing cake or a total mess. Sessions last for 90 minutes, following which you can hang out in the cake-themed bar and try out cake-themed cocktails – the bakewell tart or Victoria sponge for example. Other locations in Tooting.
Dates: Opens February 18
Opening Hours: Wednesday-Friday 5.45pm & 8.30pm; Saturday & Sunday 11.15am, 2pm, 5.15pm& 8.15pm
Cost: From £42.90pp 
Address: Railway Arch 323, Under The Bridge, Lee Street, Haggerston E8 4ED Website: thebigbakes.com

4 Her Hustle Live Letters, Fitzrovia
This alternative Valentine’s Day event, held in the hotel’s intimae Punch Room, is one big ol’ love letter to female friendships – which are no less important or rewarding than our romantic relationships, despite not actually having a day carved out for them. In an evening of live letters, Her Hustle co-founder journalist and presenter Emma-Louise Boynton has put a call out to the Her Hustle community to pen a love letter to their greatest female chum.
Date: February 14
Cost: From £12
Address: Punch Room at The London EDITION, 10 Berners Street, W1T 3NP
Website: herhustle.co.uk

5 Carousel’s Guest Chef Series, Fitzrovia
Texan chef Dave Harrison is putting on an eight-course nose-to-tail menu as guest chef at Carousel’s new Fitzrovia site. Taking inspiration from from regional and old-school french classics, Harrison is plating up dishes like pickled herring, bay laurel and verjus; cod’s trip stew and boudin noir croquette, which utilise cuts and ingredients not often seen on the main menu.
Dates: February 15-19; 7pm
Cost: £65 pp
Address: 19-23 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia W1T 1RL
Website: carousel-london.com


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