Capital Gains: what’s on in London this week

Can you HACK IT?

Dip into downward dog or discover a predilection for paddle boarding at Hackney Festival of Fitness, a three-day sweat-fest on Hackney Marshes. If (like us) you’re more disco than deadlifts, try the drum ’n’ bass workout, Fight Klub. 17-19 May (

(Sweatfest Hackney Marshes)


Keanu Reeves is having a serious moment (if you’ve yet to see his new Saint Laurent campaign, google it ASAP) and he’s back on fine form in John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, the latest instalment of his thriller franchise. This time, he’s joined by deadly assassin Halle Berry and the brilliant Anjelica Huston. Out 17 May

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (Supplied by LMK)


Get acquainted with the politics of your weekly shop at Food: Bigger than the Plate, the V&A’s latest must-see exhibition, examining the thorny subject of sustainable eating, from gastronomic experiments to urban farming. Tickets £17. Opens 18 May (


It doesn’t get better than Orgasm — the peachy-pink Nars make-up shade, that is. Mind out of the gutter, will you? This Friday, Nars cosmetics is opening a pop-up shop on Brick Lane and a new range of Orgasm make-up with super Naomi Campbell as the campaign face. Expect merry-go-rounds, photo booths and a chance to shop the new collection. 17–19 May (

Nars Orgasm campaign (Nars)


Burnt-out Londoners, rejoice: flexible office space Uncommon is here to transform the way you work. And at the heart of its new space — an über-swish, Scandi-inspired affair on Liverpool Street — is a calming, pulse-activated light installation by Marcus Lyall. Mondays never looked so good. Opens 20 May (

(Marcus Lyall installation )


Drop by for a beekeeping workshop and mug up on your kitchen garden skills at Grow Totteridge, an initiative to turn an empty field into a working farm. Its open day is the ideal chance to flex your green fingers. 18 May, The Totteridge Academy, Barnet Lane, N20 (


Last, Bud  NOT LEAST

No tickets to the Chelsea Flower Show? Fear not: Belgravia in Bloom returns for its fourth year next week to transform a pocket of central London streets into a riotous bouquet of colour, with more than 50 floral displays to tempt your eye (and your Instagram). 20-25 May (

(Belgravia in Bloom )



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