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What’s On This Weekend In London: 24.07.2015 - 26.07.2015
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What’s On This Weekend In London: 24.07.2015 - 26.07.2015

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Ah, British summer. What would it be without forecasts of heavy rain and 16°C alongside warm and sunny spells? Let’s call it eclectic, embrace it and get on with your weekend. As ever, London has so much on offer: here’s our selection of what to do come rain or shine.
The Bedford l © Flickr Ewan Munro
The Bedford l | © Flickr Ewan Munro

Balham Free Fringe

Friday-Sunday

Get Fringe fever from the comfort of your own city – Balham Free Fringe returns to showcase a selection of comedy shows, which will soon be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe. All events are non-ticketed and completely free. What more could you ask for? Nearly all of the shows will be performed at the PBH Free Festival in Edinburgh, so spare what you can to support this fantastic organisation.

The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, London, SW12 9HD

Foodies Festival l © We Love Brighton
Foodies Festival l | © We Love Brighton

Foodies Festival

Saturday and Sunday

This weekend the highly anticipated Foodies Festival returns to Clapham Common, offering feasts for the eyes and stomach. With new additions, including the Feasting Tent, the Vintage Tea Tent, and the Tasting Theatre, this year promises to be the biggest and best yet. If you’re feeling brave there is a daily Chilli Eating Challenge at 5pm – can you handle the heat? Tickets range from £10 to £60 (concession to VIP) for daily tickets.

Clapham Common, Windmill Drive, SW4 9DE

Beach East l © Queen Elizabeth’s Olympic Park
Beach East l | © Queen Elizabeth’s Olympic Park

Beach East / Camden Beach

All summer

When there’s that tiny window of sunshine you’ve got to make the most of it – and you better get there fast. Where better to while away those minutes in the sun than one of our very own city beaches. We’ve heard Beach East is the new Brighton! Pull up a deckchair, grab an ice cream and breathe in that sickly sunscreen smell – tastes like summer!

Beach East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST

Camden Beach, The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH

Eid Festival, Trafalgar Square l © Visit London
Eid Festival, Trafalgar Square l | © Visit London

Eid Festival 2015

Saturday

Celebrate the end of Ramadan with your city at the phenomenal venue of Trafalgar Square. Since 2006, annual Eid celebrations have been organised in Trafalgar Square by the Mayor of London in conjunction with Muslim groups in the city. Expect an array of world cuisines at the food festival, live music, face painting and henna tattooing. Admission is free.

Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DN

Solid/Void at PRP Architects l  © PRP Architects
Solid/Void at PRP Architects l | © PRP Architects

Archikids

Saturday – Sunday

Located in London’s Square Mile, Archikids is a weekend of over 30 free events aimed at educating and enlightening children to the ingenuity of architecture. From designing geodesic domes at the Gherkin, to scooter trails around the city, Archikids has somehow turned architecture into child’s play. Only three events require pre-booking, so if you’ve got an aspiring Le Corbusier there are no excuses.

Square Mile

Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games

Friday – Sunday

The finale of the Sainsbury’s Summer Series, in conjunction with the British Athletics Association, sees the return of our athletic heroes to our Olympic stadium for a weekend of friendly competing. Usain Bolt will be kicking things off in style on Friday night for the 100m sprint, and our homegrown favourites Greg Rutherford, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill also competing. Not to be missed!

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST