Who needs foreign shores when you’ve got high 20s, ponds to swim in, riverside prosecco dates and a whole load of sizzling events to experience in London!
From the hip-swaying beats of Notting Hill carnival, alfresco dining to mind-expanding talks on some of the Summer’s most talked about topics. We’ve rounded up 13 unmissable events you need to check out this hot hot hot season.
1. Thameside Tequila and Tapas
That old saying the best things come in threes. Well in this case it could not be truer. Fresh tapas dishes, a riverside setting aboard a boat and woo girl tequila shots for when you’re ready to take it up a notch.
Float your boat? Get your tickets for an absolute steal here>
2. Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House
With weather this good who wants to be stuck inside watching TV? Ok maybe love island but we’ll that pass. Film4 summer screen is back for two weeks in August, bringing you some of the classics and some newer favourites in an incredible outdoor destination.
09-22 Aug 2018
3. Hampstead Heath Ponds
London’s been a bit of a scorcher of late and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere. Antidote? Pack a picnic and swimwear and head to Hampstead Heath for the day. Jump on in to the natural ponds for a refreshing cool down right here in London.
4. The Summer Prosecco Crawl
Because one glass just isn’t enough! Grab the crew and embrace the sunshine as you hop from one riverside bar to the next with a glass (or bottle) of light summery prosecco in hand. Dreamy.
Ready to crawl! Tickets here>
5. London National Park City Week
Come Summer, us Londoners flock to the green spaces of this city to frollick in the sun and absorb that feel-good vitamin D. Celebrate those spaces during National Park City Week with over 270 events and activities to choose from. With organised walks to discover hidden green gems, urban wildlife watching, boat trips and tree trails being hungover or indoors just isn’t an option.
6. Kaleidoscope Festival
Get wavy at the newest festival to hit London – Kaleidoscope. Set in iconic Ally Pally, take in the palace’s rolling hills, pleasure gardens and sweeping views of London as you immerse yourself in a summer celebration of creative delights and discovery.
Let’s get kaleidoscopic! Tickets here>
7. Notting Hill Carnival
Dress head to toe in vibrant colours, throw on some glitter (environmentally friendly please), pick up some red stripes and watch as the energetic, pulse-pounding Notting Hill Carnival transforms the streets. Listen to the sounds of the Reggae, Soca and Dancehall and dance in the streets. Need a refuel? Dig in to jerk chicken, plantain and spicy patties, washed down with a jug of rum punch.
26-27 Aug 2018
8. Mile End Floating Market
Normally you have to travel to Thailand to get this kind of deal. But no, a floating market can be enjoyed on Regent’s canal with colourful canal boats offering vintage clothing, records, books, vegan cakes, coffee and even slovakaian food to satisfy your needs.
20 Jul – 16 Aug 2018
9. Evening Olympic Park Canoe Cruise
Make the most of those long summer evenings and have a Pocahontas ‘just around the riverbend moment’ as you peruse the newest London waterway by Moo Canoe!
Grab a paddle >
10. Plantbased Pixie : Sorting Nutrition From Fiction (summer body ready)
You’ve only got one body so why not learn how to treat it with respect? Join wellness rebel, nutritionist and Instagrammer, Pixie Turner (@plantbasedpixie all the food pics NOM) and get all the info you need to spot nutrition fact from made up gobbledygook. One. Step. Closer…to bikini body ready.
Get the info here>
11. David Nutt: Cannabis – The Science, Medicine & Law
If you haven’t heard medicinal Cannabis has now been legalized in the UK for the very first time and with that a whole lot of questions have cropped up surrounding the subject. Get savvy on this hot topic and learn how cannabis can help cure, the scientific effects on our brain and what makes one eligible to receive this treatment.
Learn more >
12. Christo & Jeanne- Claude (installation art)
A geometric giant has emerged from the Serpentine lake by the bold, environmental artists Christo & Jeanne-Clause. Constructed out of 7,506 colourful barrels and 20 metres high, embark on a stroll or cycle through Hyde Park and it’s hard to miss it!
Ends 23 Sept 2018
13. Secret London cycle Tour
Feel the summer breeze in your hair as you explore the secret spots of London on two wheels. See a different side to the city and listen to stories of secret places that even the most London savvy local wouldn’t know.
Uncover London’s secrets here>
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