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For many of you this might be your last weekend of freedom before returning to commuting and office life. If that’s the case, let this last weekend go out with a bang and explore the best that this weekend has to offer.

From relieving stress with axe throwing to partying to Kendal Calling’s virtual festivities, here are ten activities to get stuck into this weekend.

Enter An Alternate Reality At BOXPARK Wembley’s VR Experience

Escape the mundane and enter an alternate reality when you experience a whole new level of cutting edge virtual reality at Meetspace VR. 

Located on the first floor of BOXPARK Wembley, it’s time to gather your team and battle through the virtually generated worlds, armed with VR headsets, headphones, military-style backpacks and a gun. 

If battling in an empty warehouse isn’t your thing, let off some steam with some humble axe throwing. BOXPARK Wembley is home to the world’s largest urban axe throwing club, Bad Axe, and they’ve just reopened! Now’s your chance to let go of some of the lockdown anger that’s been building up over the last few months.

Boxpark, Olympic Way, Wembley Park, Wembley, HA9 0JT

Party Out The Weekend With Kendal Calling’s Radio Takeover

Kendal Calling is another festival that’s had to adapt to the current climate and they’ll be bringing their festivities online for four days packed with live shows, classic performances, guest interviews, yoga sessions and DJ sets. 

The family friendly festival usually takes place in the Lake District but their virtual festivities will be bringing all of the fun to your living room. Tune in and out throughout the weekend, and help raise money for the Kendal Calling Family Foundation, a group of specially chosen charities close to the festival’s heart.

Running Thursday 30th July – Sunday 2nd August

Tuck Into Unlimited Pizza Courtesy Of Bocconcino 

Head on over to Mayfair’s hottest Italian for unlimited pizza. Yep, you read that right: all you can eat pizza. 

Bocconcino has recently launched Giro-pizza weekends, which in Italy means unlimited pizza. Available for just £20, or £28 including an Aperol spritz, you’ll be able to munch through as much cheese topped dough as you want. Skip brekkie and indulge in traditional Italian coal fired pizzas.

19 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, W1J 8ED

Catch Picasso and Paper At The Royal Academy Of Art

Picasso is a name we grew up learning about in school but have you ever seen any of his work in person? 

Explore the huge Picasso and Paper exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art, a series of work where he tore, burnt, cut and even made three-dimensional figures out of paper, so you know a far cry from his ‘Guernica’ masterpiece.


Head To Wimbledon Park For The StreetEat Festival

StreetEat Wimbledon opens this Friday, bringing with it a wonderful range of tasty street food vendors, ice cold Pimm’s (perfect for this heatwave we’ll be experiencing) and free live entertainment. 

It’s part of the Underbelly Festival and will be running alongside the StreetEat on the South Bank, which is also open and will be running until October.

Running 31st July – 23rd August

Cool Down With An Ice Cream At London’s Best Parlours

There’s a heatwave arriving this weekend so cool down with an ice cream or sorbet from one of London’s best ice cream parlours. 

From ice creams dazzled in sprinkles and candy floss to homemade garden party ice cream kits, here’s where to get your ice cream fix.

Explore London’s Newly Pedestrianised Streets 

It’s the summer of alfresco dining and where better to head than to one of London’s newly pedestrianised streets. Some of London’s finest areas have been newly pedestrianised for the summer season, allowing restaurants, bars and businesses to open up with outdoor areas. Take a read of our article and find out some of our favourite restaurants and bars taking part.

REOPENING OF THE WEEK: Sea Containers Restaurant

This weekend marks the welcomed return of Sea Containers Restaurant as they reopen for business on Saturday. 

The Thames side restaurant, tucked inside Sea Containers London hotel, boasts glorious views over the water as well as serves up delicious bites to eat. From bottomless brunch to all day dining menus, to plates perfect for sharing, book in for a meal to remember.

Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PD

WHAT TO WATCH: Muppets Now

Fall back in love with your favourite childhood sweethearts as the Muppets returns to your living room screens. 

Muppets Now is the next Disney+ release to be landing, bringing with it all of the nostalgia, charm and humour that brought a smile to your face as a child. Fans flocked to catch the trailer as soon as Disney+ announced the release but they were quick to spot one thing: Kermit isn’t quite the same as we left him. The new show sees Matt Vogel take on the role of Kermit and his voice isn’t quite as memorable as the croaky toad we grew up to love, but if you can let that slide, you can expect hours of rip roaring laughter and classic Muppets mishaps’.

ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Beyoncé – Black Is King (Visual Album)

Queen B has returned.

This weekend sees the release of Beyoncé’s visual album Black Is King and will be premiered on Disney+. The visual album has been said to be inspired by “the beauty of tradition and black excellence”.

We’ve seen Bey drop surprise albums and release visual albums previously, but this time she’s teaming up with Disney’s new streaming site to drop the largely Lion King influenced album. Expect hits from the 2019 Disney remake, as well as never before seen footage and songs.

Release Date: Friday 31st July

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