This week’s recommendations from Eatupp for things to do over the weekend are truly sparkling and will life your bank holiday weekend to the next level. If you aren’t off on your holidays, you’ll want to make the most of your free time in London, so we’ve compiled a list that gives you 2 things for every day of freedom! Read on for your perfect weekend.

1. Brixton Beach BoulevardScreen Shot 2016-05-25 at 09.13.43
What the heck: In the heart of Brixton, you can escape the big smoke this summer by heading to Brixton Beach Boulevard, an immersive beach experience in the form of a London rooftop transformed in to a 1980s Miami Beach. It opens this weekend for the summer, and will play host to a series of day and night parties, street food, immersive performance and delicious cocktails. Everything you need for a perfect summer evening.
Where the heck: Brixton Beach Boulevard, Brixton
When the heck: From this Friday 27th May
How much tho’: Tickets are £4-5
TAKE ME THERE

 

2. Route 37 Beer FestivalScreen Shot 2016-05-25 at 09.43.49
What the heck: Along the 27 bus route between Clapham and Brixton, a magical event will take place this weekend. A collaboration between The King & Co, London Beer Lab and We Brought Beer will see a trail of craft beer tasting and events across South West London. Hosted between the three places, you can sample beers, (YES, FREE BEER!) enjoy live music and learn about food and beer pairings. Sound like a dream? Top up your oyster card and hit the 27 bus route this weekend.
Where the heck: The King & Co, London Beer Lab & We Brought Beer
When the heck: Friday 27th May until Monday 30th May
How much tho’: FREEEEEEEEEE
TAKE ME THERE

 

3. The Nest Collective: Campfire 2016Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 09.52.57
What the heck: The Nest Collective’s Campfire Club is back! Gather round a campfire with friends and friends to be and enjoy the music and some sing-alongs, stories and other magical things. Accompanied by a fully stocked bar and wet-weather precautions, there’s no excuses not to go, and there’s really nothing better than a cosy campfire.
Where the heck: Secret Location in East London (near Bow Road)
When the heck: 7pm on Friday 27th May
How much tho’: £8.54 (54p is the booking fee)
TAKE ME THERE

 

Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 10.06.234. The Gardening Society at John Lewis
What the heck: Not another rooftop transformation! The rooftop of John Lewis on Oxford Street has been turned in to a home for blooming flowers and fresh herbs, and over the summer will play host to pop-up restaurants, a coffee shop, and many wholesome activities (rooftop yoga anyone?) all in the setting of a beautiful, vibrant garden.
Where the heck: The roof of John Lewis, Oxford Street
When the heck: From Friday 27th May until September
How much tho’: Free to head up and enjoy the garden, but take some pennies to enjoy exquisite al fresco dining
TAKE ME THERE

 

Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 10.18.205. The Red Market: Last Days of Shoreditch
What the heck: RED Market is back in Shoreditch, and will be bigger and better than ever. They always say that, but this time it is for real, because it might be the last one ever. Due to planning permissions granted and new projects underway, developments might be taking place which will prevent the RED market from happening ever again. 🙁 Thus, the theme this year is ‘Last Days of Shoreditch’ which will be explored through street food, performances, music and art work.
Where the heck: RED Gallery, Shoreditch
When the heck: From today until Sunday 28th August
How much tho’: To go to the Market, it’s free but tickets must be purchased for special events
TAKE ME THERE

 

Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 10.53.456. Chelsea in Bloom
What the heck: Think Chelsea Flower Show but on a budget. If you haven’t got tickets or aren’t planning on getting ticket to the Show, then Chelsea in Bloom is the next best thing. With a variety of flower themed events happening in plenty of fun locations, you can enjoy the vibrant florals and the buzz across Chelsea. From markets to afternoon teas and everything garden-related in between, Chelsea in Bloom finishes up this weekend so make the most of it!
Where the heck: Locations across Chelsea
When the heck: Until Saturday 28th May
How much tho’: Free to wander, take pennies to squander
TAKE ME THERE

 

Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 10.52.157. Sunday Papers Live
What the heck: A ‘real life incarnation of your favourite Sunday rag’, Sunday papers is an immersive version of your Sunday broadsheet material. Featuring talks from a variety of experts on a range of different fields from fashion to food. Banquet style Sunday roasts, coffees, cocktails and guided walks are all available upon request.
Where the heck: Cecil Sharp House, Regents Park
When the heck: Sunday 29th May
How much tho’: Tickets are a steep £35, ten times your non-live paper, but definitely more exciting
TAKE ME THERE

 

Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 11.05.018. London Wine Week (hurrah!)
What the heck: The preferred alternative to the never-ending London Fashion Week, London Wine Week will see London flooded with finest wines and all things grape. With hundreds of bars participating across London, a wristband entitles the holder to a variety of events, wine tastings, pairings, dining experiences and discounts on premium wines. Grab a wristband and take on the role of Bacchus!
Where the heck: Various locations across London, but centred round Devonshire Square
When the heck: Until Sunday 29th May
How much tho’: Wristbands are £10 and are your ticket to vino heaven
TAKE ME THERE

Enjoy your bank holiday weekend when it comes around!