We can’t quite believe it’s July already, let alone nearly August. Whilst the year flies past, we’re determined not to let your weekend slip past quite so quickly. It might be nearly August, but we’re still grasping on to Summer time and acting like it’s the middle of June, so we’ve picked a few sun, sand and summer-themed events and things to do for you this weekend.
1. Camden Beach
What the heck: Not another urban beach! said no-one ever. Here in the Big Smoke, it’s sometimes nice to enjoy a little staycation at the weekend. Camden beach is absolutely perfect for that. The Roundhouse in Camden will have its terrace transformed with sand, deckchairs and fun events to bring that blissful beach vibe to London (complete with beach huts!) Camden beach will play host to a series of live music and events throughout the summer and this weekend you can even enjoy yoga on the beach!
Where the heck: Roundhouse terrace, Camden
When the heck: Open from this Friday 29th July
How much tho’: FREEEEEEE
2. Corona Sunsets Festival
What the heck: Corona Sunsets Festival is yet another beach-themed event happening this weekend over in Greenwich (we weren’t joking about the summer-themed suggestions…) with great summery sounds from Robin Schulz and other world class acts as well as plenty of food and drink – particularly Corona. Corona on tap, Corona in bottle, Corona cocktails, you get the idea. You can expect to have your face painted, enjoy immersive artwork, play beach volleyball as well as take part in a Sunset ritual led by festival goddesses.
Where the heck: Meridian Quays, Greenwich Peninsula
When the heck: From 2pm, Saturday 30th July
How much tho’: Tickets are £27.50
3. Gold Rush at Django Bango
What the heck: Gold Rush is an immersive dining experience brought to you by Django Bango (pioneers of the Wild West here in London.) Sit down for a five course meal from Trixy Dixy and friends, but watch out for golden nuggets in your food! The gold can be exchanged for prizes throughout the night, but a disclaimer reads ‘Watch your back and trust no-one, everyone is after your gold’…
Where the heck: The Yard, 4 Durham Street (Vauxhall)
When the heck: 7pm, Saturday 30th July
How much tho’: Tickets are £35 and include a five course meal and the chance to WIN BIG
4. Disco Dodgeball – Olympic Edition
What the heck: It literally is as fun as it sounds. We’re talking full force dodgeball (dips, ducks, dodges, jumps, the works) to some funky disco beats. This is the the Olympic Edition, so you’ll be representing your country, of course. Grab your team and don your finest sweatbands and short shorts and get ready to take on the best all to some groovy beats. Teams of six, and must be mixed.
Where the heck: Pop Brixton, Brixton
When the heck: 2pm, Sunday 31st July
How much tho’: £70 per team (£11.55ish each)
5. The Great British Garden Party
What the heck: The pinnacle of Great British summertime is definitely the garden parties. Oh how we love the sandals and sundresses, the chinos, the sunglasses, the odd wide-brimmed hat and of course the eccles cakes (hmmm) and Pimms (!!!!) Aeronaut have taken it upon themselves to host the best summer garden parties over the next month. Each party will be filled with garden games (croquet, anyone?) BBQ food, Iced tea cocktails, craft beer and of course plenty of Pimms!
Where the heck: Aeronaut, Acton High Street
When the heck: From this Saturday, 30th July
How much tho’: Freeeeeee entry but obviously there’s no such thing as a free lunch, right?
Have a spiffing weekend!