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What's On This Weekend In London: Capital Culture 26.06 - 28.06
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What's On This Weekend In London: Capital Culture 26.06 - 28.06

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Updated: 24 April 2017
‘Tis the season for festivals, and we’ve got them covered! This weekend, you can go Glastonbury or Gefilte, and, of, course, Pride!
Pirates of Wapping Pub tour
Pirates of Wapping Pub tour


Pirate’s Walk

Best LDN Walks is at it again with a summer schedule of £5 walks. Focusing on the hilarious debauchery of London, the next tour is The Pirates of Wapping Pub Tour. You’ll discover why Blackbeard set his beard on fire, where Captain Kidd’s’ treasure is hidden, and solve the mystery of two disappearing pregnant female pirates. Shiver me timbers!

The walk will take place on June 26th at 7pm at St. Katherine’s Dock.




In partnership with London’s latest Jewish cultural hub, JW3, Gefiltefest is like Taste of London, only with more chutzpah! Check out stalls of salt beef and kosher pickles, Middle Eastern hummus, and bagels, and learn about why Jews love food so much (who doesn’t, really?) in one of the many engaging lectures or workshops.


Westway National Trust
Westway National Trust

Join in the coastal fun at the National Trust’s Westway Beach

Taking place on Friday 26th – Sunday 28th June 2015, under the imposing landmarks of the Westway flyover, the Westway Beach will become a visual spectacle with all the fun of the seaside. Think sunbathing, sandcastles, wind breakers, beach huts, deckchairs, carousels, dunes, cut-out scene photo ops, bunting, windmills, end-of-the-pier attractions and cabaret. The beach is located in a deprived area, where many children have never visited the coast. Local members of the community are invited along to spend some time by the seaside, and to discover more about the coastline and the work the National Trust does to preserve it for everyone to enjoy.

The beach opens on Friday, in Acklam Village, top of Portobello Road, under the Westway Flyover, W10. It is free, and no booking required.



It’s that time of year again, when we don our wellies, grab our tents and as much booze as we can possibly manage, and make our way down to Somerset to spend 5 nights having as little sleep and as much fun as is humanly possible in 120 hours. Whether you are a Glastonbury virgin or a seasoned pro, take a look through our guide for the top tips for surviving England’s greatest festival – Glastonbury.

The Culture Trip’s Guide to Glastonbury


Concrete Clouds
Concrete Clouds

Thai Indie Fest: Lee Chatametikool’s Concrete Clouds at Rich Mix

Day for Night’s Thai Indie Fest celebrates the counter-culture of Thailand, bringing the best of its exciting independent film scene to London. This Saturday, as part of the fest, Rich Mix is screening Concrete Clouds, a fascinating document of the 1997 financial crisis and its effects on Thai society. Already an award winning success in its native country, Lee Chatametikool’s film is set to continue the ‘Thai Wave’ which began with Cannes favourite Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.

Concrete Clouds (Lee Chatametikool, Thailand 2013, 99 mins) Sat 27 Jun, 12pm: Rich Mix + Q&A




Pride returns this Saturday, and is set to be bigger and better than ever. The annual parade will run from Baker Street to Whitehall, via Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, and will be themed around Pride Heroes, celebrating individuals who have made a difference to the LGBT community. Aside from the Central London parade there will be plenty of events throughout the city, including Pride East in Shoreditch, Pride in the Park in Vauxhall and more.



London Gelato Festival

The best ice cream in the world comes to London this weekend, just in time for a (hopefully) scorching weekend. Gelatieri, ice cream experts, are descending on Spitalfields Market from all over Italy to showcase their wares. Expect unusual flavours, sumptuous textures and some intriguing sweet and savoury combos.

More details here


Cézanne, Turning Road
Cézanne, Turning Road © The Courtauld Gallery

Finish Off Your Weekend at The Courtauld: Unfinished

Unfinished… Works from The Courtauld Gallery is a showcase of unfinished artwork from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Including paintings, drawings, and sculpture, it offers a fascinating insight into the minds of artists such as Cézanne, Daumier and Whistler, and challenges our conceptions of the artistic process and the role of the viewer. A must-see.

Read more about Unfinished… Works from The Courtauld Gallery.