From new food festivals to critically acclaimed theatre shows, striking new exhibitions to drag brunches, we’ve rounded up the nine best things happening this weekend. Read on to find out more…
Wander by this outdoor exhibition
A brand new outdoor exhibition has popped up at Kings Cross this week, bringing together the work of seven internationally recognised female photographers.
On display until the end of August, this exhibition, titled ‘designed to make you look again’, features the work of Mónica Alcázar-Duarte, Shoufey Derz, Anna Neubauer, Aïda Muluneh, Silvia Rosi, Maryam Wahid and Yufan Lu.
Explored through images, each artist has adopted a different approach to portraiture and representation, from human interactions to reimaging memories and challenging gender norms. It’s a brilliant one to explore while you’re out and about this weekend.
When: Until 31.08.2022
Where: Granary Square, Kings Cross, N1C 4AB
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Check out this new foodie festival
Those looking to sink their teeth into another food festival, Savour is a brand new London foodie festival bringing together over 30 chefs and London’s best restaurants and bars together for a weekend to remember.
Taking over Chelsea’s Royal Hospital Gardens, the festival will celebrate hospitality and see pop-ups from the likes of Sumosan Twiga, Chicken George, OTTO, Frenchie, 10 GREEK STREET, Polpo, Vinoteca and La Roulotte.
Expect live music, interactive cooking and masterclasses taking place throughout the weekend too.
WHEN: 30.07.2022 – 31.07.2022
WHERE: ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA, ROYAL HOSPITAL ROAD, SW3 4SR
Fall in love with this critically acclaimed show
Chichester Festival Theatre’s critically acclaimed South Pacific is landing in London this summer, bringing the powerful love story to centre stage.
Set on a South Pacific island during WWII, the production is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener. Expect a truly memorable score from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II to shine through, with songs including I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair and Some Enchanted Evening.
When: 27.07.2022 – 28.08.2022
WHERE: SADLER’S WELLS THEATRE, ROSEBERY AVENUE, EC1R 4TN
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Check out this striking new exhibition
If you haven’t already visited Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition at the Tate Modern, you’ll have at least seen the striking photography that’s been circulating across social media since it opened. And now the iconic gallery is set to make way for another of her installations with the arrival of the Obliteration Room.
Taking place throughout the summer holidays, adults, children and everyone in-between is invited to enter the interactive space, home to a sea of colourful dots.
You’ll be able to entirely transform the space from the domestic white apartment into a multicoloured artwork. Grab the stickers and spend the afternoon placing them all over the apartment, from the dining table and sofas through to the carpets, stools and shelves.
When: Until 29.08.2022
Where: Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean
COMO Metropolitan London has launched ‘A Taste of COMO’, a new culinary series of pop-up restaurants inspired by executive chef Ruben Briones’ own foodie journey.
This month’s is centred around the Mediterranean inspired by the diverse European regions, from the strait of Gibraltar to the Golden Horn in Turkey. Expect dishes such as white bean masabacha hummus with crispy egg; Greek-inspired marinated tuna loin gyros with pita, tzatziki and pickled salad; and Moroccan lamb shank with prune tagine and bulgur tabbouleh. Each course is paired with a Med-influenced cocktail or wine.
When: Until 06.08.2022
Where: COMO Metropolitan London, 19 Old Park Lane, W1K 1LB
Whack a ball at this new mini-golf course
London isn’t short of mini golf courses but we may have just found the most exhilarating yet… Introducing Plonk’s new Borough High Street underground venue.
Hidden inside this underground labyrinth, you’ll find a maze of nine holes waiting for you. The venue has been pimped out with custom graffiti from a renowned collective of ‘Ghost Writers’, all inspired by London landmarks. You’ll have the chance to get stuck in as you loop the loop around the millennium wheel, sink the ball past an eel into a pot of mushy peas and hit a ball up a red phone box.
Expect to find an arcade full of retro games including Ed Hicks’ old school sci fi landscape, pinball machines, car racers, shooters and air hockey.
Where: Montague Close, SE1 9DA
Watch the Women’s Euros 2022 final
It’s the Women’s EUROS 2022 final this Sunday! England’s Lionesses will be going up against Germany, battling it out for the ultimate footballing title. If you’re looking for somewhere that isn’t fully booked to watch the game, we’d recommend heading over to Vinegar Yard to catch the women in action. Expect pints to be flowing, plenty of street food vendors to taste and an atmosphere so tense you won’t want to miss it.
Where: Vinegar Yard, 72-82 St Thomas Street, SE1 3QU
Keep the kids entertained with our bumper guide
London is bursting at the seams with activities to keep children entertained and as the summer holidays swing into view, they’ll give you and your little people the opportunity to explore the best of the city, and maybe even a chance to… relax?
Read on to find our edit of the best things to do this summer with kids, from new outdoor theatre performances to biscuit making workshops, horse riding to running wild at London’s best playgrounds.
Get your dance on at this drag brunch
Sashay your way over to The Folly this weekend as drag queens from your favourite West End shows will be hosting a party to remember.
Taking place this Sunday 31st, drag queens from the likes of Kinky Boots and Priscilla Queen of the Dessert will be strutting their stuff and putting on a show that’s set to dazzle.
You’ll enjoy 90 minutes of bubbles and bottomless cocktails, as well as an ‘unlimited’ selection of grazing plates including slow-cooked pork ribs and smoked aubergine and mozzarella arancini. Expect dancing, performances and a whole lot of laughter for good measure.
When: 31.07.2022 & 29.08.2022
Where: The Folly, 41 Gracechurch, Street, EC3V 0BT