Splash Into Summer
After the success of the 2012 Olympics and an increased awareness of healthy eating habits, the capital is alive with fitness fever. This move toward an active lifestyle has led to a revival of the 1930s outdoor pool trend. Pools around London are being built, reopened, and refurbished. With the recent opening of an organic self-cleaning freshwater public bath at King’s Cross, take a look at the top fifteen places in London for a sizzling swim this summer.
Taste of London
Make your way to Regent’s Park this weekend for the foodie festival of the summer. Featuring stalls, talks, classes, and, of course, endless bounty from London’s best eating establishments, Taste is where you need to be to to fulfill your foodie dreams.
dis/placed: Nowhere is Home
A personal yet universal outdoor installation piece by German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni which speaks of his transient life in exile from Damascus, Nowhere is Home will be located at the Southbank Centre from 16-21 June. This outdoor installation is linked to the dis/placed show at Shoreditch Town Hall, which runs from 16th June 2015 – Sunday 21st June 2015 and features a week-long programme of events in response to global demographic shifts and unprecedented levels of human displacement.
‘Nowhere is Home’ by Manaf Halbouni, 2015, Southbank Centre
Slide Into Summer! Kings Cross Waterslide
London is sliding into a fun summer, with Carsten Holler’s massive slide at the Hayward, and now King’s Cross. This weekend, the place normally associated with commuter hell (and foodie joy) is being turned into fun and games, with a 100m water slide helping Londoners literally slip away from their hectic worries and revitalise their day. The slide is part of Lipton Ice Tea’s Summer ‘daybreakers’ campaign, which hosts a series of free events throughout June and July. Tickets are sold out, but pop by and they’ll try get you in.
London’s Best Designed Restaurants
London is an exceptional place to dine out, with the high pulse of the city providing the perfect backdrop to conversation. We have put together a list of London’s best-designed restaurants to showcase the best of where to feast for your eyes as well as your stomach.
Scotch & Soda: Acrobatic Circus Jazz at London’s Udderbelly
A potent combination of live jazz and circus acts, Scotch & Soda is an unmissable show. Held in Underbelly’s Wonderground theatre, the space is rigged out saloon-style, with a round stage taking central focus. The feel is a cross between 1900s street urchins and an old-timey Wild West circus, with cast members decked out in tattered pantaloons, neckerchiefs and corsets. This is an Australian Wild West though, performed and devised by an Australian company, and with all the characters based on ye olde tales from the Aussie outback.
Scotch & Soda is at the London Wonderground Theatre until the 2nd of August.