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Lost Weekend: 8 – 11 September

This weekend's best culture, shopping, food and drink events

Published on September 8th 2011.

Lost Weekend: 8 – 11 September

Vogue Fashion Night Out at Sartoria
During Vogue’s fashion fabulous night out on the 8th of September, food loving shoppers should head to Sartorio, where shopping can be done out of the comfort of a chair and in the great company of chef Lukas Pfaff’s exquisite Italian food. Sit back and sip from some delicious Italian wine or from the exclusively mixed ‘Vogue’ cocktail, while models strut past you showing off  the new season’s collections. For those not lucky enough to get in, or those simply curious about the fuss, you can enjoy the live window displays, featuring a fashion show with models.

Free entry, further costs depend

Heathcoat House
20 Savile Row

6pm till late
Thursday 8th September



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Sample Hunters Sample Sale
Prepare to rummage, wrestle and root. This weekend, if you're lucky, you may just find your entire winter wardrobe under one roof. With their unique choice of designers, ranging from Vivienne Westwood to See by Chloe to Dirty English, the Sample Hunters sample sale is not to be missed. Expect up to 90 percent off accross both major labels and up and coming designers.

Free entry

The Old Truman Brewery,
Shop 14, 15 Hanbury Street
E1 6QR

Thurs: 2pm – 7pm, Fri: 11am – 7pm, Sat:11am – 6pm, Sun: 11am – 5pm
8th – 11th September



Lombard Street’s Wine Society
Always felt you should know a bit more about wine than which is the cheapest at Sainsbury’s? Fearing the moment your boss will catch your lack of common wine knowledge? Then head to the Lombard Street Wine Society coming Friday, where you’re offered the chance to study about six different wines from New Zealand. Special guest of the night is award-winning Robert Giorgione, also known as 'The Roving Sommelier'. He will guide you through the six wines and the night, which starts at 7pm. It seems like the perfect opportunity to cram in some studying on your Friday night, while getting a bit tipsy before a good night out.


Wine Society
1 Lombard Street

6:30pm till late
Friday 9th of September


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Thames Festival
The annual Thames Festival, this year in its 15th edition and known for the dancing in the streets, feasting on bridges and relaxing at the water’s edge, is taking place this weekend so make sure you’ll head to the river. The crammed programme is full of entertainment, includes a night carnival parade on Sunday. The parade, spectacularly illuminated in the dark, is made up of 2,000 dancers and drummers, from as far as Japan. On Saturday, the River Parade will take place, the remarkable historic boat parade which celebrates everything that floats on our Thames. The Festival will be concluded on Sunday night with a big bang from the firework display.


Between Westminster Bridge and Tower Bridge

Noon – 10pm
Saturday 10th of September and Sunday 11th of September


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Chiswick House Open Air Cinema
With summer coming to an end, the days of enjoying a film in the open air are counted for. Don’t miss out on those last rays of sunshine, and head to Chiswick House and Gardens this week. Revel your memories of those good old disco days with cult classic Grease on Wednesday, or head down to south west London on Thursday to drool over (once more) Hugh Grant and Colin Firth in the ultimate chick flick Bridget Jones Diary. In addition to watching the beautiful men on the screen, you can take a walk round the picturesque park, or perhaps enjoy a nightly picnic with the BBQ and bar on hand.


Chiswick House
Burlington Lane
W4 2RP

Wednesday 7th of September and Thursday 8th of September


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Closing of The Bathhouse
Forgotten place of East London’s Victorian decadence and the City’s quirky workers’ favourite nightspot, The Bathhouse, is closing its doors this weekend. Everyone, regulars or not, is invited to the very last opening night of the glamourous venue, titled The Bathhouse Wake. Owners Tava O’Hallaran and Daniel Wright will join in a toast to celebrate all the good times spent at this joyful venue. The Bathhouse has many celebrities seen mixing in with the locals – it was that kind of place where the likes of Alexa Chung, Henry Holland and Kasabian would be sipping a beer, before getting their tops off on one of the wild nights. Make sure you pay your respects.

Free entry

The Bathhouse   
8 Bishopsgate Churchyard

1pm till late
Saturday 10th of September


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Frock Me! Vintage Fashion Fair
Kate Moss shops here. Do we need to say more? The Frock Me fairs, both in Brighton and London’s Chelsea, have become the fashion lover’s ultimate Sunday day out. For £4 (students go half price!), you can spend hours looking for that one-off gorgeous piece you didn’t even know you were after, surrounded by vintage hats, shoes, gloves, jewellery and gloves and modern designer wear. Here you can expect to bump into the most fabulously fashionable Londoners. Getting tired from all that loveliness? Head to the 1920s style tea room, for sandwiches, cream teas and cupcakes, or treat your eyes to nostalgic vintage sounds from the gramophone.


Chelsea Town Hall
King’s Road

11am – 5:30pm
Sunday, 11th of September

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