What: British chef Mark Hix opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Belgraves, London’s first Thompson Hotel.
Why: Move to Mark’s Bar for a nightcap.
When: Daily. Restaurant, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; bar, noon-1 a.m.
Where: Pont St., SW1X 9EJ (020 3189 4850).
Motilo Social Shopping
What: Invite friends to shop, browse and style outfits from all the best web stores and exclusive pop-ups from the comfort of your sofa.
Why: You need a second, third, fourth and fifth opinion.
When: See above.
Where: Online at motilo.com.
David Shrigley: Brain Activity
What: The witty British artist uses photography, sculpture, animation, painting, taxidermy and music to convey his humorous observations on everyday life.
Why: We could all do with a laugh.
When: To 13 May. Mon.-Wed., Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Southbank Centre, Hayward Gallery, Belvedere Rd., SE1 8XX. Tickets (£8-£10) online at southbankcentre.co.uk.
It’s Your Birthday
What: Every Thursday is your special day at the East London cocktail bar.
Why: Cake, party hats, games, strangers singing ‘Happy Birthday’ and more.
When: Thurs., 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: The Hoxton Pony, 104-108 Curtain Rd., EC2A 3AH (020 7613 2844). For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Courtesy of Hix Belgravia