Top 5: Things to Do in London this WeekendBy Angelica Malin
What are you doing this weekend? We’ve got a few ideas for the best things to do in London, no matter the weather:
1. Get Married at the Southbank’s Festival of Love
What: To celebrate the year in which same-sex marriage became legal, Southbank Centre is creating the Big Wedding Weekend. All couples, gay and straight, young and old, are invited to marry or renew their vows at the Royal Festival Hall stage, with its world-famous organ, accompanied by choirs and fanfares.
Why: There will be a feast for all wedding guests throughout the day, Wedding Olympics, outdoor ballroom dancing and a giant inflatable church where couples can take their mock-vows. Lost & Found are hosting the Wedding Olympics: join them for lessons on how to throw and catch the wedding bouquet.
Where: The Southbank all day Saturday – see more
2. Support Social Enterprise at The Bit Beyond
What: A new market supporting social enterprise and ethical business in east London, The Bit Beyond is back this Saturday 30th August. The focus of the market isn’t on making money, it’s on supporting ethical start-ups and companies with conscience.
Why: Learn more about the market here:
Where: Christcurch Spitalfields 12-5 on Saturday – see more
3. Enjoy a summer picnic & BBQ with Disappearing Dining Club
What: This Saturday, DDC are taking over The Paperworks, creating the perfect urban paradise, with sun decks, astroturf lawns, gardens of wildflowers, bean bag loungers, and picnic benches. The picnic includes Smoked Salmon & Lemon Crème Fraiche, Chicken Liver Parfait, and Smoked Sweetcorn Ceviche. And for BBQ, there’s Squid, Prawn, Lemon & Chipotle Skewers, Salt Grilled Picanha, BBQ Lamb’s Tongue & Rouille and summer salads including Rice, Coconut, & Mango, Giant Cous Cous, Aubergine & Chick Pea.
Why: Throughout the day and night there’ll be music & entertainment from DDC’s house ukulele band The Fleas and more.
Where: The Paperworks, Elephant & Castle on Saturday 30th August until 11pm- £46 per person, see more
4. Watch a Film in a Deckchair at Backyard Cinema
What: Backyard Cinema is an awesome cinema with an independent feel that provides a great selection of films, epic cocktails and high quality food and snacks, delivered to you in a variety of comfortable and sometimes unusual locations both in and outdoors around London.
Why: Honest Burgers, popcorn, cupcakes, and the screening of Apolocalpyse Now. Perfection.
Where: Camden Lock Market –see more
5. Eat all the Carbs
What: Gear up for London Fashion Week with our guide to the best American food in London at the moment.
Why: Because (wo)man cannot survive on salad alone.
Where: Shoreditch, Soho and more