Top 5: Fantastic Things To Do In London This WeekendBy Rishma Dosani
1. Have a beer: Ascot Racecourse
What: Beer. Got your attention? Keep reading because it gets SO much better. The CAMRA beer festival is back at Ascot, and this year promises exciting races combined with more than 280 delicious ales, ciders and perries. There’s also live music to accompany your drinking, screens showing the Rugby World Cup and half-pints starting from £2. Seriously, what more could you want?!
Where: The prestigious Ascot Racecourse is providing a stunning backdrop for the CAMRA beer festival – and it promises to be an exciting couple of days. Get yourself down to Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire, SL5 7JX.
When: Beer, rugby, racing, more beer. If this is how you want your weekend to go, click right here. The festival is from Friday, October 2nd until Saturday, October 3rd and tickets start from £15. We’ll see you by the bar.
2. Celebrate beauty: Soho Square
What: Calling all fashionistas, style mavens and trend eccentrics – London Fashion Week/Weekend might be over but the fun is just beginning. Those lovely folks at Westfields held a photoshoot to capture Londoners – and the pictures are being shown at a stunning pop-up exhibition to celebrate the individuality that our capital is renowned for.
Where: What better way to spend your weekend than in the sunshine, seeing the beauty and uniqueness of London?! If this sounds up your street, get your fashion on and head down to Soho Square, Soho, W1D.
When: The exhibition, and celebratory portraits, will be popping-up on the streets of Soho Square from Friday, October 2nd, until Sunday, October 4th.
3. Chill out: ICEBAR London
What: Part of what makes London great is how unique the city is, and ICEBAR are celebrating this, as well as their 10-year anniversary, with a brand new sculpture theme and you REALLY need to see it! We don’t want to give away all the details BUT there is a ‘carved throne of rock’ and some brand new cocktails that sound absolutely delicious!
Where: Want to spend your evening in a magical ice-cave without even leaving the city? There’s really only one place to go. Head to 31-33 Heddon Street, just near Piccadilly Circus, W1B 4BN, for a night you won’t forget in a hurry.
When: Whenever! The ICEBAR Rocks theme will be up until 2016, but if we were you we’d head down sooner rather than later! Sessions last 40 minutes – but you’ll need to be there 15 minutes early! Tickets can be booked by clicking here.
4. Have a burger: Fatburger
What: Free. Burgers. Yes, seriously, free. Thanks to Yelp, and the AMAZING #YelptoberFest, all you have to do is go to FatBurger, check in on Yelp, add a photo of your delicious meal, and then eat. You get to eat a beautiful burger, for free, just for taking a picture. It really is as simple as that. As well as burgers, there are also free ice creams, drinks, pizzas and more all month. AKA the best month. Ever.
Where: Fatburger – and trust us when we say that they have some of the best burgers in London. Find out for yourself at Unit 3, 10 Jamestown Road, Camden, NW1 7BY.
When: Free burgers will only be lasting until Saturday, October 3rd, AND they’re only for the first 25 people so you better be quick! And if burgers aren’t up your street, click here to see what other amazing offers they’ve got this month.
5. See your favourite band: Budweiser
What: Summer might be over, but thanks to Budweiser, the fun doesn’t have to stop. They’ve set up Budweiser Live Project, transporting great British musical talent across the UK to get fans closer to bands they love, including The Wombats and Krept and Konan, and introduce them to some they might not have heard of! And do you want to know the best thing? All tickets are completely FREE.
Where: Also, apart from Budweiser and free tickets, the tour will be taking place all over the UK – so you can take a short break AND see your favourite band – what else could you possibly need? Gigs will be taking place in Leeds, Manchester, Cardiff and other amazing cities.
When: The tour officially started on Wednesday, September 30th, in London, and will be carrying on all over the UK. Click right here to see where your closest concert is, and find out how to get your tickets.