Mallets in Wonderland Croquet Bar
Thurs-Fri 6-10pm and Sat-Sun 1-10pm
Everyone loves Alice in Wonderland, but what would you love more than to be taken away to the Red Queen’s Croquet Garden whilst in a rooftop bar? Celebrating 150 years since publication, London Fields rooftop bar, Proof, will be transforming to ‘Wonderland’ for this weekend only! Enjoy a game of croquet with flamingo-esque mallets whilst drinking a complimentary Chambord cocktail, but be careful not to lose your head.
Proof, Field Works, Martello Street, London Fields, London, UK, +44 79 4926 7748
Spiegeltent at Canary Wharf
Until 20th September
This September Spiegeltent hits Canary Wharf, bringing with it an action-packed programme. For the next 10 days, Canada Square Park will be consumed by cabaret, comedy, acrobatics, music, dance, kids theatre, and more. Whatever you fancy, there’s something for everyone.
All day Saturday
Making its way to London for the first time, Redhead Day heads to Angel for a ginger-tastic good day this Saturday! Celebrating ‘red hair and everything that makes gingers unique’, from photography and art, to film and live music, there is something for everyone. Also, if you missed the Red Hot exhibition, fear not — Thomas Knight’s photographs will be on display in the gallery. This event will be on fire.
BBC Proms in The Park
Following two months of classical music events, the Proms comes to a dramatic and fantastic close with Proms in The Park. Join in the festivities to see the Last Night of the Proms out in style. With special guests like The Jacksons and Danielle de Niese, you’d be mad to miss it.
RHS Wisley Flower Show
Fri-Sat 9am-6pm and Sun 9am-5pm
Take some time this weekend to stop and smell the roses… or any flower really. Head to Wisley this weekend, as the 6-day floral extravaganza comes to a close. With a wealth of mini display gardens, experts will showcase their top quality plants for your enjoyment — you will be spoilt with this floral aroma. Enjoy this wonderful weekend.
RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley Lane, Wisley, Woking, UK, +44 845 260 9000
The Great River Race
With over 330 crews from across the globe, The Great River Race is back. The 21.6-mile race starts at 10:45 sharp at London Docklands, so be sure to get to the river early to pitch a good spot. Even if rowing isn’t your thing, the fancy dress costumes are a marvel in themselves.
One Beast of a Beer Fest
Want to learn how to run your own micro-brewery, or use ale as a beauty product? Or would you simply like somewhere to drink and enjoy the weekend with friends? Bringing both the Green Man spirit and over 100 of the best Welsh beers and ciders to London, the well-loved beer festival, Courtyard, is right on your doorstep. Did we mention? It’s FREE.
The Hidden River Festival
Taking place along the New River, the family-friendly, and free, Hidden River Festival returns for another year. If you’re stuck on what to do this Saturday, make sure to get to the riverside to revel in the beloved cocktail of live music, great food stalls, art and family fun.
Fri-Sun, Last entry 5.15pm
Everyone needs to flutter by the Natural History Museum here and there, and what better time to visit. Do not miss your last chance to see the beauty of butterflies and moths from Africa, Asia and South America in the tropical butterfly house. Remember to relax in the house, a butterfly may even choose you to relax on. Enjoy.
Roald Dahl Day Celebrations
What a wonderful excuse to celebrate and relish in childhood memories and revelry! Take the day to appreciate our national treasure Roald Dahl at the Roald Dahl Museum. There is entertainment for all, from magic shows to storytelling to arts & crafts to trails and walks.