What’s On In Wimbledon: Spring Bank Holiday

What’s On In Wimbledon: Spring Bank Holiday

Posted by Eyes of Lady Wimbledon | 22 May 2019 | Arts & Culture, What's On

Wine, women and song… From celebrating English Wine Week (Saturday 25th May – Sunday 2nd June) and live music from an SW19 songstress to peeking behind the scenes at the theatre, here are some of the very best things to do in and around Wimbledon this Spring Bank Holiday.

EXPLORE: English Wine-Tasting Dinner at The Ivy Café Wimbledon Village

The Ivy Café Wimbledon Village will be opening the doors to its beautiful private dining room, The Danby Room, for an intimate dinner and wine-tasting event in celebration of English Wine Week. Hosted in collaboration with English winemaker Coates & Seely, each ticket includes a welcome drink on arrival, a three-course meal paired with three English wines, and post-dessert teas and coffees. On the night, guests will be treated to an exclusive talk highlighting the wealth and variety of English wines by event host, Tristram Coates, co-founder of Coates & Seely – maker of the only English wine ever to be listed at the George V, Paris (no mean feat).

When: Wednesday 29th May, 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Where: The Ivy Café, 75 High St, Wimbledon SW19 5EQ
Booking: £58 per person. Book tickets here >
More Information: Visit theivycafewimbledon.com >

EXPERIENCE: Northern Italian Wine Dinner at the Fox and Grapes

Settle in for a gastronomic tour of Northern Italy prepared by Italian head chef Andrea Villajuan with matching wines from Berry Bros & Rudd curated by Master of Wine, Demitri Walters, at Wimbledon’s Fox and Grapes. Start with an aperitif, followed by a four-course Italian feast accompanied by carefully matched vintages introduced by Demitri.

When: 23rd May, 7pm – 10.30pm
Where: Fox and Grapes, 9 Camp Road, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 4UN
Booking: £75 per person. Book tickets here >
More Information: Visit foxandgrapeswimbledon.co.uk >

SEE: Amélie The Musical At New Wimbledon Theatre

Although times are hard for dreamers, Amélie is someone to believe in… Like the enchanting film that had hopeless romantics and Francophiles hooked, Amélie The Musical is the story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She secretly orchestrates small but extraordinary acts of kindness to bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realises that to find her own form of happy, she’ll have to risk everything and reveal what’s in her heart.

For fans of the original film, this is unmissable; and for musical connoisseurs it’s a great night out, too –  don’t miss Amélie in all its musical glory!

When: Wednesday 22nd – Saturday 25th May, various times
Where: New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, London SW19 1QG
Tickets available from £13. Book tickets here >
More Information: Find the New Wimbledon Theatre online, on Twitter @NewWimbTheatre, on Instagram @newwimbledontheatre, and on Facebook @NewWimbledonTheatre.

DISCOVER: Behind The Scenes at New Wimbledon Theatre

Pull back the curtain and explore Wimbledon’s historic theatre on an exciting sneak peek behind the scenes at New Wimbledon Theatre. Join a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide for an engaging, entertaining and enjoyable 90-minute tour that lets you access all areas and delves into the history of this wonderful theatre.

When: 23rd May, 10am
Where: New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, London, SW19 1QG
Booking: Book tickets here >
More Information: Find the New Wimbledon Theatre online, on Twitter @NewWimbTheatre, on Instagram @newwimbledontheatre, and on Facebook @NewWimbledonTheatre.

LISTEN: Live Music At the Dog & Fox

Show your love for our home-grown talent in an iconic SW19 venue: wonderful Wimbledon-based singer/songwriter Malory performs her ‘altpopolyptic’ sound this Saturday night at the ever-popular Dog & Fox.

When: Saturday 25th May, 9pm
Where: The Dog & Fox, 24 High Street Wimbledon, London SW19 5EA
More Information: Visit Twitter here >

SHOP LOCAL: Wimbledon Village Farmers Market

Find fresh and local farm produce at Wimbledon Village Farmers Market. Stalls offer an array of field-fresh vegetables and fruit, butchers’ meat straight from the farm, pies, fresh fish, cakes, baked artisan bread, fruit, juices and sweet baked goods. Bring a big appetite and don’t forget your shopping basket!

When: Every Sunday, 10am–2pm
Where: Wimbledon Village Surgery car park, 35A High Street, Wimbledon, London SW19 5BY
More Information: Visit the Wimbledon Village Farmers Market website >

VISIT: Southside House

Ever been to the Southside? Drop in for a tour and a glimpse of a long-past era. Described by connoisseurs as an unforgettable experience, Southside House provides an enchantingly eccentric backdrop to the lives and loves of generations of the Pennington Mellor Munthe families. Southside House is a 17th-century house located on the south side of Wimbledon Common. It is Grade II* listed.

When: Every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday at 2pm and 3.30 pm
Where: Southside House, 3–4 Woodhayes Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 4RJ 
Booking: Adults, £9.00; Students: £7.50; Family ticket, £20 (2 adults + 2 under-16s). Book tickets here >
More Information: Visit southsidehouse.com

VISIT: RHS Chelsea Flower Show

World-renowned, glamorous and quintessentially British, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a truly unique and unforgettable day out. Featuring cutting-edge garden design, fabulous shopping and plants from every corner of the globe, it’s an unmissable fixture on the social calendar, and it draws to a close this weekend.

Local gin distillery Silent Pool has sponsored a garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The Silent Pool Gin Garden is designed to transport inner-city dwellers to the rural Surrey Hills, using scent and sounds generated by plant technology. The garden introduces an energy-generating soil bed, giving a glimpse into the potential ‘garden of the future’. The garden also ‘sings’ a varied chorus of bird songs recorded in the Surrey Hills – a soundscape controlled and orchestrated by the garden itself and the technology embedded within it.

When: 21st – 25th May: Tuesday – Friday, 8am – 8pm; Saturday, 8am – 5.30pm
Where: London Gate, Royal Hospital Road, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3 4SR
Booking: Last few tickets here >
More Information: Visit the website here >

Written By: Eyes of Lady Wimbledon | Editor

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