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London's Summer Pop Ups and Events

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Street Feast London
Propstore Pop-up Cafe
Camden Lock Fridays
Camden Lock Fridays
Camden Lock Fridays
Forza Win
Forza Win
Forza Win
IncrEdibles
National Trust: The London Project
Scotch Egg Challenge
Kew Fete
Pimm's Summer Garden
The Fudge Fix Barbers
The Idler Garden Party
The Chap Olympiad
The Chap Olympiad
Camden Beach
 

 

From rooftop supper clubs to late-night markets, the summer months in London welcome a host of new events that are simply not possible during the rest of the year. Here LondonTown.com outlines the best summer pop ups and events taking place around town.

 
 

Street Feast London

Three months of Friday night feasts.

Street Feast London Street Feast London Running throughout April, May and June, Street Feast's new gastronomic event will provide Londoners with three months of Friday night feasts. Taking over Merchant Yard on Kingsland Road, this weekly night market will house The Gin Store, a specialist indoor cocktail bar with bookable tables and 10 specialist gins (plus plenty of other drinks), an outdoor bar and lounge, and a raised dining terrace overlooking the yard. Within the yard hungry visitors will be able to choose from a number of well-known traders and guest traders, who will debut new menus for the occasion. The offerings include Mama's Jerk Station, a family-run Caribbean street food company; Spit & Roast, East London's premiere rotisserie van; Well Kneaded, sour dough pizza with British toppings; and Sweet Tooth Factory, a devilishly sweet selection of cheesecakes and cupcakes. The evenings will also see Ben Spalding bring his 'Stripped Back' event to the yard. After becoming London's first full weekly night market in 2012, Street Feast and Stripped Back strive to offer interesting, delicious and high quality food at an affordable price. Spalding, who is a rising star with his credentials including stints at Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck and Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir, will continue this ethos with his stripped back menu.
2013-04-122013-06-28 Where:
Merchant Yard, 317-319 Kingsland Road, London London, E8 4DL
Category: Foodie Events

Merchant Yard, 317-319 Kingsland Road, Islington, London, E8 4DL

Tube: Old Street Station

 

Dates: 12th April - 28th June 2013

 

Running throughout April, May and June, Street Feast's new gastronomic event will provide Londoners with three months of Friday night feasts. Taking over Merchant Yard on Kingsland Road, this weekly night market will house The Gin Store, a specialist indoor cocktail bar with bookable tables and 10 specialist gins (plus plenty of other drinks), an outdoor bar and lounge, and a raised dining terrace overlooking the yard. Within the yard hungry visitors will be able to choose from a number of well-known traders and guest traders, who will debut new menus for the occasion. The offerings include Mama's Jerk Station, a family-run Caribbean street food company; Spit & Roast, East London's premiere rotisserie van; Well Kneaded, sour dough pizza with British toppings; and Sweet Tooth Factory, a devilishly sweet selection of cheesecakes and cupcakes. The evenings will also see Ben Spalding bring his 'Stripped Back' event to the yard. After becoming London's first full weekly night market in 2012, Street Feast and Stripped Back strive to offer interesting, delicious and high quality food at an affordable price. Spalding, who is a rising star with his credentials including stints at Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck and Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir, will continue this ethos with his stripped back menu.

 
 
 

Kew Fete

The annual midsummer fete returns for 2013.

Kew Fete Kew Fete When the sun's out, there are few more idyllic village settings in London than Kew, which hosts its annual midsummer fete on Saturday 21st June 2014. Kew Green is a sight to behold even on a regular weekend, when local cricket teams leisurely battle it out on the square as people watch from the sidelines, a pint in hand. But for the Kew Fete, the whole place comes to life as 7,000 people or so flock to the green to take in the vintage fairground, live music, dog show and 100 stalls selling everything from cards to chutney. There are some delicious offerings from Spanish paella to English hog roast, cream teas to crepes as well as a beer tent, and a wine and Pimm's bar. Throw in some jazz, funk and blues from local bands, and a charity raffle, and you get one big village fete a stone's throw from central London.

2014-06-212014-06-21 Where:
Kew Green, Kew, London London, TW9 3AA
Category: Seasonal

Kew Green, Kew, London, TW9 3AA

Tube: Kew Gardens Station

 

Dates: Saturday 21st June 2014

 

When the sun's out, there are few more idyllic village settings in London than Kew, which hosts its annual midsummer fete on Saturday 22nd June 2013. Kew Green is a sight to behold even on a regular weekend, when local cricket teams leisurely battle it out on the square as people watch from the sidelines, a pint in hand. But for the Kew Fete, the whole place comes to life as 7,000 people or so flock to the green to take in the vintage fairground, live music, dog show and 100 stalls selling everything from cards to chutney. There are some delicious offerings from Spanish paella to English hog roast, cream teas to crepes as well as a beer tent, and a wine and Pimm's bar. Throw in some jazz, funk and blues from local bands, and a charity raffle, and you get one big village fete a stone's throw from central London.

 
 
 

Pimm's Summer Garden

It's always Pimm's O'clock at this indoor wonderland.

Pimm's Summer Garden Pimm's Summer Garden Pimm's is the ideal accompaniment to a sunny afternoon in England. However, when those sunny afternoons are few and far between, it can become tiresome waiting for that infamous Pimm's O'clock. Well, this problem is about to be resolved with the first-ever Pimm's Summer Garden. Transforming a London venue into a summer wonderland, where the sun always shines, birds sing happily and the smell of cut grass affirms it's summer, it will be the ideal spot to relax with England's favourite seasonal tipple. Guests will be able enjoy a cheeky glass (or jug) at the Pimm's bar, grab some summer goodies in the Potting Shed, attempt Cumumber Whittling and battle it out at Pimmbledon, the swingball championship. Or, for the ultimate experience, book a Pimm's picnic blanket which seats up to four and includes a can of Pimm's, a sumptuous dinner and a Pimm's blanket to take home.
2013-06-192013-06-29 Where:
5 Great Newport Street, London London, WC2H 7JB
Category: Foodie Events

5 Great Newport Street, , Covent Garden, London, WC2H 7JB

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Covent Garden Station, Charing Cross Station

 

Dates: 19th - 29th June 2013

 

Pimm's is the ideal accompaniment to a sunny afternoon in England. However, when those sunny afternoons are few and far between, it can become tiresome waiting for that infamous Pimm's O'clock. Well, this problem is about to be resolved with the first-ever Pimm's Summer Garden. Transforming a London venue into a summer wonderland, where the sun always shines, birds sing happily and the smell of cut grass affirms it's summer, it will be the ideal spot to relax with England's favourite seasonal tipple. Guests will be able enjoy a cheeky glass (or jug) at the Pimm's bar, grab some summer goodies in the Potting Shed, attempt Cumumber Whittling and battle it out at Pimmbledon, the swingball championship. Or, for the ultimate experience, book a Pimm's picnic blanket which seats up to four and includes a can of Pimm's, a sumptuous dinner and a Pimm's blanket to take home.

 
 
 

The Fudge Fix Barbers

Complimentary haircuts from top celebrity stylists.

The Fudge Fix Barbers The Fudge Fix Barbers Professional hair brand Fudge is inviting London's most stylish men to The Fudge Fix Barbers this June. Popping up in Covent Garden for three days, the salon will welcome a team of top celebrity stylists to provide complimentary haircuts to the public. Leading the team will be creative director John Vial, known for styling some of the tresses of the glitterati at this year's BRIT awards. So, even the most discerning gentlemen will be able to relax in the knowledge that they are in good hands. Plus, with Fudge products favoured by the likes of Justin Timberlake, Muse, One Direction and the cast of Made in Chelsea, this could be your chance to finally conquer those curls or perfect that quiff. Visitors to the salon will also receive 15% off their next visit to Mr Rizzo Grooming. Booking is recommended but limited walk-ins will be available.
2013-06-162013-06-18 Where:
Mr Rizzo Grooming, 4 Upper St, St. Martins Lane, London London, WC2H 9NY
Category: Seasonal

Mr Rizzo Grooming, 4 Upper St, St. Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NY

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Covent Garden Station, Charing Cross Station

 

Dates: 16th - 18th June 2013

 

Professional hair brand Fudge is inviting London's most stylish men to The Fudge Fix Barbers this June. Popping up in Covent Garden for three days, the salon will welcome a team of top celebrity stylists to provide complimentary haircuts to the public. Leading the team will be creative director John Vial, known for styling some of the tresses of the glitterati at this year's BRIT awards. So, even the most discerning gentlemen will be able to relax in the knowledge that they are in good hands. Plus, with Fudge products favoured by the likes of Justin Timberlake, Muse, One Direction and the cast of Made in Chelsea, this could be your chance to finally conquer those curls or perfect that quiff. Visitors to the salon will also receive 15% off their next visit to Mr Rizzo Grooming. Booking is recommended but limited walk-ins will be available.

 
 
 

Propstore Pop-up Cafe

The unique prop-filled cafe returns to London's South Bank.

Propstore Pop-up Cafe Propstore Pop-up Cafe Following its launch last year, the National Theatre's Propstore returns for another summer in 2013. The unique pop-up riverfront café/bar is built from stage sets and filled with props from National's store, including the House of Commons scenery and benches from This House, the spiral staircase from the Captain of Kopenick and the original train set from the multi Olivier Award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Open seven days a week, the kitchen will serve English street food classics such as pulled pork sandwiches and steak & ale rissoles, while the stocked bar has a selection of wines, Meantime Brewery beer and Sipsmith spirits. Live DJs will play until 2am at the weekends.
2013-05-032013-09-28 Where:
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London London, SE1 9PX
Category: Foodie Events

National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX

Tube: Temple Station, Waterloo Station

 

Dates: 03rd May - 28th September 2013

 

Following its launch last year, the National Theatre's Propstore returns for another summer in 2013. The unique pop-up riverfront caf/bar is built from stage sets and filled with props from National's store, including the House of Commons scenery and benches from This House, the spiral staircase from the Captain of Kopenick and the original train set from the multi Olivier Award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Open seven days a week, the kitchen will serve English street food classics such as pulled pork sandwiches and steak & ale rissoles, while the stocked bar has a selection of wines, Meantime Brewery beer and Sipsmith spirits. Live DJs will play until 2am at the weekends.

 
 
 

Camden Lock Fridays

The famous markets stay open late every Friday through summer.

Camden Lock Fridays Camden Lock Fridays Running throughout spring and summer, Camden Lock Fridays will inject even more style and flavour into the area. Collaborating with We Make London, a creative organisation who support British design makers, and City & Country Farmers' Markets, there will be an additional thirty stalls in the Middle Yard every Friday. The two organisations will alternate every Friday to provide a day dedicated to either creativity or food. The first Camden Lock Fridays, on 10th May 2013, will see the City & Country's Farmers' Market serve a selection of handmade local cheeses, chocolate and cocktail flavour truffles, cupcakes, fresh juices and much more. While the first We Make London appearance, on Friday 17th May, will present stalls selling hand crafted and individually designed homewares. For the complete date listings, visit Camden Lock's official website.

2013-05-102013-09-27 Where:
Camden Lock Market, Camden Lock Place, Chalk Farm Road, London London, NW1 8AF
Category: Shopping

Camden Lock Market, Camden Lock Place, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London, NW1 8AF

Tube: Camden Town Station, Camden Town Station

 

Dates: 10th May - 27th September 2013

 

Running throughout spring and summer, Camden Lock Fridays will inject even more style and flavour into the area. Collaborating with We Make London, a creative organisation who support British design makers, and City & Country Farmers' Markets, there will be an additional thirty stalls in the Middle Yard every Friday. The two organisations will alternate every Friday to provide a day dedicated to either creativity or food. The first Camden Lock Fridays, on 10th May 2013, will see the City & Country's Farmers' Market serve a selection of handmade local cheeses, chocolate and cocktail flavour truffles, cupcakes, fresh juices and much more. While the first We Make London appearance, on Friday 17th May, will present stalls selling hand crafted and individually designed homewares. For the complete date listings, visit Camden Lock's official website.

 
 
 

Forza Win

A night of pizza, cocktails and live entertainment on a rooftop in east London.

Forza Win Forza Win Forza Win, London's foremost seasonal rooftop pop up, is back for the summer and is anticipating another sell out run. With a welcome drink on arrival, a tempting starter, a tasting menu from the equally popular Pizza Pilgrims, dessert and live entertainment, all for just £30, it's a winning formula. The team first launched their supper club in the summer with a pizza-based menu and then followed this up with a winter version, which indulged in some cheesy fondue goodness and warming cocktails. Now, they're back with a new menu, new cocktails and fresh entertainment, and they've also launched an 'after venue', allowing for guests to party post Forza.

Guests will be informed of the exact location at the time of booking.

2013-05-302013-09-21 Where:
Various Venues East London, Walthamstow, London London, EC2M 7QH
Category: Foodie Events

Various Venues East London, Walthamstow, London, EC2M 7QH

Tube: Walthamstow Central Station

 

Dates: 30th May - 21st September 2013

 

Forza Win, London's foremost seasonal rooftop pop up, is back for the summer and is anticipating another sell out run. With a welcome drink on arrival, a tempting starter, a tasting menu from the equally popular Pizza Pilgrims, dessert and live entertainment, all for just 30, it's a winning formula. The team first launched their supper club in the summer with a pizza-based menu and then followed this up with a winter version, which indulged in some cheesy fondue goodness and warming cocktails. Now, they're back with a new menu, new cocktails and fresh entertainment, and they've also launched an 'after venue', allowing for guests to party post Forza.

Guests will be informed of the exact location at the time of booking.

 
 
 

IncrEdibles

A celebration of edible plants with a tutti frutti boating lake and wild tea parties.

IncrEdibles IncrEdibles Kew Gardens will be giving visitors the chance to experience the weird and wonderful world of edible plants this year with the IncrEdibles series. Making the most of the many edible species in the gardens, visitors will be inspired to broaden their knowledge on food and their relationship with what they eat. Food artists Bompas & Parr will also be helping out with their transformation of the Palm House Pond. With the pond turned into a giant fruit salad bowl, visitors will be able to sail on boats shaped like melons into the centre of the pond, where they'll discover a giant pineapple and a hidden banana grotto. Further highlights include The Global Kitchen Garden, which will feature more than 90 edible plants from across the globe; the Rose Garden Tea Party, one the Mad Hatter would be proud of with edible plants growing out of plates, goblets, dishes, jugs and platters; and the Picnic Garden, where picnickers can be educated on the ingredients used to make some of the nation's favourite tipples. The Orangery restaurant will also join in on the fun with a special foraged dinner, which features dishes such as grilled Kentish asparagus with wood sorrel flower petals and wild rose milk jelly with white and dark chocolate crumbs and candied pistachios.
2013-05-252013-11-03 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, London London, TW9 3AB
Category: Foodie Events

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AB

Tube: Kew Gardens Station

 

Dates: 25th May - 03rd November 2013

 

Kew Gardens will be giving visitors the chance to experience the weird and wonderful world of edible plants this year with the IncrEdibles series. Making the most of the many edible species in the gardens, visitors will be inspired to broaden their knowledge on food and their relationship with what they eat. Food artists Bompas & Parr will also be helping out with their transformation of the Palm House Pond. Turning the pond into a giant fruit salad bowl, visitors will be able to sail on boats shaped like melons into the centre of the pond, where they'll discover a giant pineapple and a hidden banana grotto. Further highlights include The Global Kitchen Garden, which will feature more than 90 edible plants from across the globe; the Rose Garden Tea Party, one the Mad Hatter would be proud of with edible plants growing out of plates, goblets, dishes, jugs and platters; and the Picnic Garden, where picnickers can be educated on the ingredients used to make some of the nation's favourite tipples. The Orangery restaurant will also join in on the fun with a special foraged dinner, which features dishes such as grilled Kentish asparagus with wood sorrel flower petals and wild rose milk jelly with white and dark chocolate crumbs and candied pistachios.

 
 
 

National Trust: The London Project

The 117-year-old charity is given a radical reworking.

National Trust: The London Project National Trust: The London Project Dispelling the thought that the National Trust is a rural-based charity for old people, The London Project will remind visitors that the 117-year-old company actually originated in the capital and is still relevant and exciting today. This radical reworking will engage a younger audience with London's built heritage, history and outdoor spaces through a number of one-off events that span arts, culture and the urban green environment. The project kicks off with a partnership with Chelsea Fringe, the annual alternative garden festival, and will plant 35 mature fruit trees to create Octavia's Orchard at the Southbank Centre, which will form part of the Festival of Neighbourhood. This partnership will also involve a night time Fox Watch walk in central London, a chance to track the capital's nocturnal neighbours; an open performance on twitter, inviting writers to collaboratively create a chorus of tweets in the early hours of the morning; and Wild about London, a 24 hour event at Osterley Park welcomes specialists to share their knowledge on ancient trees, birds, bats and insects. This will be followed by two nights of immersive film parties with Amy Grimehouse at Sutton House in Hackney and The Art of Dining's latest pop up, which will take place across three London National Trust venues and combine art, theatre and fine dining. Further highlights include a festival of London beers and micro-breweries at Morden Hall Park, a croquet boules and garden games weekend with 200-year old gamesmaker Jaques, and party masters The Last Tuesday Society hosting two events at Carlyle's House. 2013-05-182013-09-22 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London London, SE1 8XX
Category: Exhibitions

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station

 

Dates: 18th May - 22nd September 2013

 

Dispelling the thought that the National Trust is a rural-based charity for old people, The London Project will remind visitors that the 117-year-old company actually originated in the capital and is still relevant and exciting today. This radical reworking will engage a younger audience with London's built heritage, history and outdoor spaces through a number of one-off events that span arts, culture and the urban green environment. The project kicks off with a partnership with Chelsea Fringe, the annual alternative garden festival, and will plant 35 mature fruit trees to create Octavia's Orchard at the Southbank Centre, which will form part of the Festival of Neighbourhood. This partnership will also involve a night time Fox Watch walk in central London, a chance to track the capital's nocturnal neighbours; an open performance on twitter, inviting writers to collaboratively create a chorus of tweets in the early hours of the morning; and Wild about London, a 24 hour event at Osterley Park welcomes specialists to share their knowledge on ancient trees, birds, bats and insects. This will be followed by two nights of immersive film parties with Amy Grimehouse at Sutton House in Hackney and The Art of Dining's latest pop up, which will take place across three London National Trust venues and combine art, theatre and fine dining. Further highlights include a festival of London beers and micro-breweries at Morden Hall Park, a croquet boules and garden games weekend with 200-year old gamesmaker Jaques, and party masters The Last Tuesday Society hosting two events at Carlyle's House.

 
 
 

The Botanical Gin Garden

Wild cocktails are served in a quaint English conservatory

The Botanical Gin Garden The Botanical Gin Garden Hidden within Soho, Carom's Botanical Gin Garden offers a secret sanctuary for those in the know. Located within the modern Indian restaurant, the garden conveys an elegant country house garden which has been tastefully decorated with living wall herbs and natural flora. Guests can lounge on antique garden benches while surrounded by crates of terracotta potting plants, pretty jam jars of wild fragrant flowers, hanging pots of herbs and green bottles sprouting foliage. Providing direct views of the night sky, the bar also boasts a glass roof pyramid that's accented with trailing living plants and greenery, and an imposing vintage glass chandelier. Innovative cocktails are created using Tanqueray gin with options including Rose & Lychee, a Tiny Ten Martini and a No.TEN with pink grapefruit. Or, budding botanists can consult with the bartenders to create their perfect bespoke tipple. A range of interactive events will also take place at the bar throughout the summer: Cocktails at Home Foraging in the Summer, guests are encouraged to forage in the garden and concoct their own cocktail creations; Rangpur Indian Supperclub, Carom's Executive Head Chef curates a special Indian dinner; and a Tanqueray No.TEN Infusion Evening hosted by Master Distiller Tom Nichol.
2013-05-222013-10-31 Where:
Carom at Meza, 100 Wardour Street, London London, W1F 0TN
Category: Clubbing and Nightlife

Carom at Meza, 100 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TN

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 

Dates: 22nd May - 31st October 2013

 

Hidden within Soho, Carom's Botanical Gin Garden offers a secret sanctuary for those in the know. Located within the modern Indian restaurant, the garden conveys an elegant country house garden which has been tastefully decorated with living wall herbs and natural flora. Guests can lounge on antique garden benches while surrounded by crates of terracotta potting plants, pretty jam jars of wild fragrant flowers, hanging pots of herbs and green bottles sprouting foliage. Providing direct views of the night sky, the bar also boasts a glass roof pyramid that's accented with trailing living plants and greenery, and an imposing vintage glass chandelier. Innovative cocktails are created using Tanqueray gin with options including Rose & Lychee, a Tiny Ten Martini and a No.TEN with pink grapefruit. Or, budding botanists can consult with the bartenders to create their perfect bespoke tipple. A range of interactive events will also take place at the bar throughout the summer: Cocktails at Home Foraging in the Summer, guests are encouraged to forage in the garden and concoct their own cocktail creations; Rangpur Indian Supperclub, Carom's Executive Head Chef curates a special Indian dinner; and a Tanqueray No.TEN Infusion Evening hosted by Master Distiller Tom Nichol.

 
 
 

The House of Peroni

A month-long cultural residency

The House of Peroni The House of Peroni The House of Peroni re-launches at 64 Lincoln's Inn Fields this May celebrating contemporary Italian culture. The house originally launched in July last year as a month-long residency and has proved such a success it returns for a third time. Combining Italian art, fashion and design with bars and a restaurant, the House takes the spirit of 1963 as its inspiration - a transformative year when Italian style became renowned across the world and the year that Carlo Peroni created Peroni Nastro Azzurro, the Roman brewery behind the project. With Bottega Wapping reimagining Italian classics inspired by the 1963 Hit Parade, mixologist Federico Riezzo experimenting with molecular mixology, and designers taking over entire rooms with visionary installations, the house has over four floors to explore. Highlights include an optical illusion wallpaper room created by design duo Caranovsky and a concrete bar inspired by the brutalist architecture of 1960s Milan. There's also a series of immersive workshops, which this time includes learning Italian Barista skills and silk scarf printing. 2014-05-022014-05-31 Where:
64 Lincoln's Inn Fields, 64 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London London, WC2A 3JX
Category: Exhibitions

64 Lincoln's Inn Fields, 64 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Marylebone, London, WC2A 3JX

Tube: Holborn Station

 

Dates: 2nd to 31st May 2014

 

Celebrating a new wave of contemporary Italian culture, the House of Peroni is a month-long cultural residency taking place at 41 Portland Place featuring a raft of Italian creatives redefining the boundaries of their disciplines. Michelin-starred chefs the Costardi Brothers will set up temporary home, while legendary 'mixologist' Gerry Calabrese will concoct delicious drinks distilled from Peroni Nastro Azzurro beer. Artists and designers will also be on hand for a series of exclusive talks and master classes, with the likes of Formafantasma, Carlo Bernardini and Andrea Morgante showing off their cutting-edge creations. Music will be supplied by Alessio Natalizia from acclaimed DJ duo, Walls. The house is free to enter and open daily from 3rd July until the end of the month, from midday to midnight. A daily schedule of design, fashion and food-focused events and master classes take place every day with tickets starting at 15. For a full schedule of events and more information on the whole concept, please visit www.thehouseofperoni.com.

 
 
 

The Idler Garden Party

Merry-making, philosophising and drinking.

The Idler Garden Party The Idler Garden Party As part of the National Trust London Project, Fenton House hosts The Idler Garden Party this July. The 17th century house in Hampstead will provide the perfect backdrop for a day away from the bustling city, promising merry-making, philosophising and drinking. The programme includes a gardening lesson and a recital of medieval Renaissance music in the orchard, lessons in Plato and the ukulele, and the chance to learn bartitsu, the Victorian gentleman's martial art. Tea, cakes and gin will also be served and an array of stalls will sell books, produce from local artisans and anarchist magazines.
2013-07-062013-07-06 Where:
Fenton House, Windmill Hill, London London, NW3 6RT
Category: Seasonal

Fenton House, Windmill Hill, London, NW3 6RT

Tube: Hampstead Station

 

Dates: 06th July 2013

 

As part of the National Trust London Project, Fenton House hosts The Idler Garden Party this July. The 17th century house in Hampstead will provide the perfect backdrop for a day away from the bustling city, promising merry-making, philosophising and drinking. The programme includes a gardening lesson and a recital of medieval Renaissance music in the orchard, lessons in Plato and the ukulele, and the chance to learn bartitsu, the Victorian gentleman's martial art. Tea, cakes and gin will also be served and an array of stalls will sell books, produce from local artisans and anarchist magazines.

 
 
 

Little Angel Summer Party

An afternoon of theatre tours and puppetry.

Little Angel Summer Party Little Angel Summer Party Join Islington's Little Angel Theatre for their Summer Party, an afternoon of theatre tours and puppetry. You'll get to learn how this renowned puppet theatre company puts on its performances, from making the characters to animating them through puppetry demonstrations and performances. This year the theme is Carnival of Animals and the party kicks off at 1pm with a parade of giant puppets from the theatre's regular Saturday Puppet Club, Crafty Kids Club and Youth Theatre participants. There will also be puppet making workshops where you can make a puppet to take away with you.
2013-07-062013-07-06 Where:
The Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage, London London, N1 2DN
Category: Kids Events

The Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London, N1 2DN

Tube: Angel Station

 

Dates: 06th July 2013

 

Join Islington's Little Angel Theatre for their Summer Party, an afternoon of theatre tours and puppetry. You'll get to learn how this renowned puppet theatre company puts on its performances, from making the characters to animating them through puppetry demonstrations and performances. This year the theme is Carnival of Animals and the party kicks off at 1pm with a parade of giant puppets from the theatre's regular Saturday Puppet Club, Crafty Kids Club and Youth Theatre participants. There will also be puppet making workshops where you can make a puppet to take away with you.

 
 
 

Scotch Egg Challenge

Lonodn's leading chefs work their scotch magic.

Scotch Egg Challenge Scotch Egg Challenge Some of London's leading chefs take to the kitchens with the aim elevating the humble bar snack to new heights in a cook-off and blind tasting to find the nation's best Scotch Egg. Returning to The Ship pub in Wandsworth for a third year, the Scotch Egg Challenge is a must-see (and taste) event for any posh foodie fan - with the competitors cooking enough eggs for the audience to feed their faces for free. Last year's event saw 24 finalists (including the Harwood Arms, Duck and Waffle, The Modern Pantry and Cinnamon Soho) being judged on three categories - taste, texture and appearance. There were outlandish combinations on offer such as chorizo with fennel, curried smoked haddock and wild boar, heart and liver, black pudding and also - gasp - vegetarian. But the gold medal went to the Bladebone Inn in Berkshire for a genre-bending "ham, egg and chips" offering made with duck egg, truffles, and a potato 'n' Parma ham breadcrumb coating. With a big screen showing all the action live from the kitchen, plus Fortnum & Mason on board to provide chutneys, join the judging panel and give a demonstration on how to make their original 1738-style Scotch egg, this is a truly egg-cellent event.
2013-09-172013-09-17 Where:
The Ship, 41 Jew's Row, London London, SW18 1TB
Category: Foodie Events

The Ship, 41 Jew's Row, London, SW18 1TB

Tube: Putney Bridge Station

 

Dates: 17th September 2013

 

Some of London's leading chefs take to the kitchens with the aim elevating the humble bar snack to new heights in a cook-off and blind tasting to find the nation's best Scotch Egg. Returning to The Ship pub in Wandsworth for a third year, the Scotch Egg Challenge is a must-see (and taste) event for any posh foodie fan - with the competitors cooking enough eggs for the audience to feed their faces for free. Last year's event saw 24 finalists (including the Harwood Arms, Duck and Waffle, The Modern Pantry and Cinnamon Soho) being judged on three categories - taste, texture and appearance. There were outlandish combinations on offer such as chorizo with fennel, curried smoked haddock and wild boar, heart and liver, black pudding and also - gasp - vegetarian. But the gold medal went to the Bladebone Inn in Berkshire for a genre-bending "ham, egg and chips" offering made with duck egg, truffles, and a potato 'n' Parma ham breadcrumb coating. With a big screen showing all the action live from the kitchen, plus Fortnum & Mason on board to provide chutneys, join the judging panel and give a demonstration on how to make their original 1738-style Scotch egg, this is a truly egg-cellent event.

 
 
 

The Chap Olympiad

A celebration of sporting ineptitude and buffoonery

The Chap Olympiad The Chap Olympiad The Chap Olympiad Not so much a sporting occasion as a celebration of buffoonery and ineptitude, orchestrated by The Chap magazine for gentlemen (and gentlewomen) of good taste, The Chap Olympiad is a spiffing non-sporting event. Bedford Square Gardens, centred on one of the best preserved set pieces of Georgian architecture in London, is a fitting backdrop for such a distinguished gathering. All events can all be entered by members of the public - as long as they're not sporting sportswear. Zany showdowns include Umbrella Jousting, using bicycles and brollies instead of horses and lances, and the Tug of Hair in which a rope is substituted for a lengthy handlebar moustache. Yikes! New events for 2013 include Parallel Bars (that's cocktail bars), Bounder Hunt (where female contestants chase a bounder with a large butterfly net) and Beach Volleybowler (skimpy swimwear prohibited). Good old fashioned fun for tweed-loving chaps and chapettes. Plus, there will of course be banjos, boaters, sandwiches and Pimm's by the bucket load.
2013-07-132013-07-13 Where:
Bedford Square Gardens, Bedford Square, London London, WC1B 5BL
Category: Sporting Events

Bedford Square Gardens, Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 5BL

Tube: Russell Square Station, Holborn Station

 

Dates: 13th July 2013

 

Not so much a sporting occasion as a celebration of buffoonery and ineptitude, orchestrated by The Chap magazine for gentlemen (and gentlewomen) of good taste, The Chap Olympiad is a spiffing non-sporting event. Bedford Square Gardens, centred on one of the best preserved set pieces of Georgian architecture in London, is a fitting backdrop for such a distinguished gathering. All events can all be entered by members of the public - as long as they're not sporting sportswear. Zany showdowns include Umbrella Jousting, using bicycles and brollies instead of horses and lances, and the Tug of Hair in which a rope is substituted for a lengthy handlebar moustache. Yikes! New events for 2013 include Parallel Bars (that's cocktail bars), Bounder Hunt (where female contestants chase a bounder with a large butterfly net) and Beach Volleybowler (skimpy swimwear prohibited). Good old fashioned fun for tweed-loving chaps and chapettes. Plus, there will of course be banjos, boaters, sandwiches and Pimm's by the bucket load.

 
 
 

Camden Beach

Camden Beach Camden Beach Camden's seaside resort returns to the Roundhouse terrace, ideal for Londoners who like nothing better than a staycation. The Camden Beach is made up of 150 tonnes of sand, a Tiki Grill Hut & BBQ, margarita shack, deckchairs, ping-pong and more, bringing the beach to London for the summer. Celebrating the Great British Summer, Camden Beach will offer happy hours, family-friendly days and of course, should British weather invade, there will be an indoor garden and a cover over the tiki-hut to ensure the party can continue. Free but Private Beach Huts are available for hire.
2013-07-272013-08-24 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London London, NW1 8EH
Category: Seasonal

Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH

Tube: Chalk Farm Station

 

Dates: 27th July - 24th August 2013

 

Camden's seaside resort returns to the Roundhouse terrace, ideal for Londoners who like nothing better than a staycation. The Camden Beach is made up of 150 tonnes of sand, a Tiki Grill Hut & BBQ, margarita shack, deckchairs, ping-pong and more, bringing the beach to London for the summer. Celebrating the Great British Summer, Camden Beach will offer happy hours, family-friendly days and of course, should British weather invade, there will be an indoor garden and a cover over the tiki-hut to ensure the party can continue. Free but Private Beach Huts are available for hire.