Here are some ideas of funny or lovely activities to do this weekend (7-8 July) in London:
1- SCOOP: A Wonderful Ice Cream World, King’s Cross
Until 30 September, British Museum, £12 for tickets
A Wonderful Ice Cream World, is the latest project by London culinary geniuses, Bompas & Parr. The interactive exhibition at the new British Museum of Food will explore the past, present and future of ice cream, with the chance to experience glow-in-the-dark ice cream, a sub-zero ice chamber, an ice cream cloud and the world’s first hundreds and thousands fountain.
⇒If you’re staying at our Bloomsbury residence, it’s just a short walk away!
2- Art Night, various locations along the Thames
7 July, SouthBank Centre, Battersea Power Station & Hayvard Gallery, Free
Art Night, London’s largest free contemporary art festival, will transform the Thames riverbank for one night only. Now in its third edition, Art Night presents a free one-night programme of contemporary art, performance, music and architecture, which takes place from early evening until dawn and moves to a different part of London each year.
Some part of the programme:
- Witness Suzanne Treister‘s 80-metre-long mural light up the hoardings around Battersea Power Station.
- Head to the newly reopened Garden Museumfor a series of poignant live performances, including dance, rap and poetry, from Liv Wynter.
- See a musical performance inspired by the world of plants by Tamara Hendersonin New Covent Garden Market.
- Gather your friends to take part in Marinella Senatore’s interactive procession along the 2018 Art Night trail.
3- Canopy Market x London Craft Beer Festival, King’s Cross
6-8 July, West Handyside Canopy, Free
Canopy Market, the weekly market at King’s Cross, is teaming up with London Craft Beer Festival co-founders Dan Sylvester and Greg Wells to celebrate the best brewers from London and around the world. A dedicated market with free entry will host a line-up of some of Europe’s most exciting breweries, served from kegs, bottles or and beer cans.
⇒ If you’re staying at our Elizabeth Croll residence, you’re just a few stations away!
4- Pride Parade in London
7 July, Trafalgar Square, Free
Read our post: http://ukstudentresidences.com/weekend-london-pride-parade/
5- Shakespeare in the Squares, various locations
Until 12 July, Bedford Square Gardens, from £14
Some of London’s most gorgeous green spaces are playing host to Shakespeare this summer. Shakespeare in the Squares are back for a third year, and this time they’re touring the bard’s acerbic romcom ‘As You Like It’ round the capital. Director Tatty Hennessy’s outdoor production will have a festival feel, inspired by ’60s hippies and free-thinkers.
Enjoy your weekend!