London Freebie of the Week
The Foodies Festival is back doing its foodie thing, with masterclasses, chefs theatre, pop-ups, street food, and a delicious ton more. It’s encamped at Marble Hill House this weekend and Kenwood House the next, and we’ve even gone and hooked you up with a password to get in free -- sans ticket. Just tell the doorman you’re a “Secret Thrillist Foodie”, and you’re in. Head here to see what you’ll get

The Hoxton Hotel

Thursday, May 22nd: The Hoxton Hotel is transforming its courtyard to a seaside fun land with all the trimmings: sticks of rock and mini fish & chip cones, a Pimm's bar, fresh donuts, candy floss, etc. Ride a donkey to their website right here. Continue Reading

Friday, May 23rd: Sample over 30 cask & keg brews of the natural variety at the The Gun down in the Docklands for their Spring Haze Beer Festival. Taste the best from the guys over at The Kernel, Hellhound, Moor Beer, and more while Brew By Numbers pairs them ALL with artisan cheese. Grab all the sudsy deets here

Friday, May 23rd: Night Tales is back with a three-day kick-off party at the Dalston Department Store, which they’ve re-dressed to give it a NYC-warehouse feel. With two areas connected by a lift, you can hit up the tequila bar up top or get chilled out with ciders, craft beers, and bubbles -- along with resident DJs to carry you through to 3am. Get involved, here.

Saturday, May 24th: The best part of Summer? The return of the awesome pop-ups from last year, like the excellent rooftop joint Coppa. Get your fill of Italian antipasti while overlooking London Fields and drinking spritzes. Starting back up today, they’ll be doing their thing Thurs-Sun, and serving brunch. Join the easy life here

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1. Marble Hill House Richmond Ham House to Twickenham Marble Hill Park, Twickenham, TW1 2NL

Built between 1724 and 1729, this large and ornate Palladian villa is now a popular tourist attraction and location of events throughout the year.

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2. Kenwood House Hampstead Ln, Hampstead, London, NW3 7JR (Hampstead)

This Hampstead, London mansion is best known for its beautiful and historic art work within it, making it a popular attraction and venue for events.

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3. The Hoxton Hotel 81 Great Eastern St, , London, EC2A 3HU (Shoreditch)

Housed inside the trendy Hoxton hotel, Hoxton Grill walks the line between debauched hotel bar and classy lounge. There’s an array of food options across the breakfast, brunch, all day, lounge and dessert menus, including small plates of salads, burgers, steaks and ribs. Open 'til 2am—later than most things in the area—it’s a solid spot to get those last couple Negronis down and make some terrible/terrific decisions in the photo booth. Plus, the people-watching can be better than TV.

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4. The Gun 27 Coldharbour, London, E14 9NS

The Gun, right on the Thames, has got a huge outdoor space called their "Gin Garden", which is absolutely as awesome as it sounds.

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5. Dalston Department Store Unit 2, 3 Richmond Rd, Dalston, London, E8 3HY

This Dalston spot functions as a pop-up event space available for dinners, exhibitions, and other activities.

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6. Coppa Hothouse Rooftop, Martello St, London, E8 3QW (Hackney)

A rooftop Italian BBQ from the folks behind nearby Lardo.

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