Summer in London is one of the best times of the year to visit the capital. The whole city is brimming with food and music festivals around every corner. Late night movies, food markets, music venues and so much more. Here’s are round up of the top 5 events to attend this weekend in London!
Summers are all about soaking up the sun in quirky outdoor venues where drinks are flowing, the smell of BBQ in the air, and good music. With what seems like the last few days of summer on us now, head to the Red Market pop up to make the most of London’s short lived sunny days. This pop-up has always been a big hit in London and is now back for its sixth year running with the theme ‘Last Days of Summer’. Sadly their awesome venue has been granted planning permission and so this is their farewell bid to Summer Tales, Old Street.
Expect great music, food and crazy golf courtesy of Junkyard Golf Club. Some big names will be cooking up a storm for you. Le Bao, Yeah Burger, and Crabbie Shack are some of the stalls to look out for. Banging parties are being hosted by Blue Note, XOYO, and Norman Jay amongst others. This much-lauded event of music, food, and fun might be in its last year of running so make the most of it by heading over this weekend. Thursdays are free, whereas Friday and Saturdays have a small entry fee of £5.
When: 18 – 20 August, 2016, 6pm – 11.30pm
Where: Red Market, 288 – 299 Old Street, London EC1V
Whether you are a gin enthusiast or just love any excuse to drink, this event is the perfect treat for you. Guests will be entertained with live jazz music, and lots of fun games. Some of the biggest gin experts will be there creating their own unique spins on gin cocktails, and classic gin and tonic, touting their expertise. While sipping on gin you can feast on delectable treats from Rivington Kitchen while enjoying live music from Pocket Cat Jazz. What better way to enjoy summer evening in London. Grab your early bird tickets for only £7 or £10 if later and this includes a free cocktail! Tickets will be available on door too in case you make a last minute decision to swing by. Click here to buy now.
When: Friday, 19th August, 2016 from 6pm onwards
Where: Rivington Grill, 178 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8NN
The Summer Shindig at Hornsey Town Hall
It’s probably enough to know that this event is a must-attend just by knowing it’s organised by the super awesome team at TimeOut. It takes place over two days in the most gorgeous venue Hornsey Town Hall. If you’ve been to the Prohibition-themed Secret Cinema or Lost Lectures, you’ll be familiar with this place.
After a hugely successful year in 2015, they are now back for a second inning bringing to you the best of music, activities, food and drinks. The best way to enjoy summer in London!
Friday night features a smashing line-up of electro music bands including The Correspondents, Annex the Moon, Charlotte Hatherley, Norton Money, and Jealous Gallery Takeover No. 4 and more amazing acts.
Saturday night gets even crazier with a headlining act by six-piece Molotov Jukebox, Becky and The Band, SwampMother, Jealous Gallery Takeover No. 4, James Whelligan, Charlotte Hatherley and more. Expect the music and fun to go on till the early hours of morning, guaranteeing guests a night to remember! Tickets are priced at £10, click here to purchase yours now.
When: 19 & 20th August, 6pm
Where: Hornsey Town Hall Centre, The Broadway Crouch End, London N8 9JJ
Looking to enjoy a great family day out? The Camberwell Fair is a great celebration of Camberwell’s people, music and culture. Their event last year was a smashing hit with around 3,500 people joining in on the fun making it a huge success. This year they have moved the fair to the Western side of Burgess Park for an expanded space for their event which anticipates and even bigger turnout this year!
To showcase the cultural diversity of Walworth, Camberwell and its surrounding areas, the fair will be hosting a stage with live music acts, dance workshops, a community stage, lots of games for people of all ages, and a market with local businesses participating with their pop-up stalls. Expect vintage clothing stalls, mac and cheese, pickled fish, jerk chicken and lots more yummy delights. Best of all, entry is totally free!
When: 20th August, 2016 12.00pm
Where: Burgess Park, Albany Rd, London SE5 0RJ
Tag Meets Retro Gaming
Ever looked at a soft play area in envy wishing you could just jump on along with all the kids, let your hair down and forget all about your adult worries? KidzBiz is giving you the chance to be a total kid this weekend with the added benefit of no actual kids around! Throw yourself in a ball pool, climb sets, jump on a bouncy castle, slide around, all the soft play fun you ever wanted. And if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, there will be lots of other chilled activities like air hockey, a 1990s disco, giant jenga, Mario Kart, Space Invaders arcade game and lots of more exciting games you’ll go all gaga over. With a bar on site and party bags available, it definitely sounds like just the party we need! Time to feed your inner child! With tickets at only £16.50, click here to grab yours now.
When: 20th August, 2016, 8pm – 11pm
Where: KidzBiz, 220 Green Lanes, London N13 5UD