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What’s On In London This Weekend | Your Weekend Agenda | 20th July – 22nd July 2018
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FRIDAY 20th July 2018
The Bucket List 2018
Taking place over two days, TBL is essentially a massive fried-chicken-off between 8 of the best frizzled fowl traders in the capital. Your ticket will net you a portion from each of the competitors (including Butchies, Morleys, BBQ Dreamz, etc.) and you get to vote for your favourite at the end. And there’ll be DJs, beer pong, gelato, and booze to go with it all.
Details: 20th & 21st July | West Handyside Canopy, King’s Cross, N1C | £30
KERB Camden Lates
For seven weeks this summer, KERB Camden are going to be opening up late into the evening, with 34 traders, a cocktail bar, and a lineup of DJs playing every Friday. This weekend kicks things off with Dig It Soundsystem, followed by Norman Jay the week after…
Details: 6pm-10pm, 20th July-31st August | KERB Camden, | Free Entry
Bogan Bingo is coming to the Clapham Grand this weekend, and it’s bringing stonewashed denim, mullets, and air guitar. You can win prizes including free bar tabs, drinks, and even a damn holiday. And yes, this is a bingo evening.
Details: 20th July | The Clapham Grand, 21-25 St John’s Hill, SW11 1TT | £16
On a mission to “lower the average age of lawn bowls from over 70 to under 40”, Festibowl takes place on the UK’s oldest bowling green (in Finsbury Square), and aims to make the games pacier & more enjoyable, in no small part thanks to the street food & cocktails. You can play 30 ‘practice’ sessions, go for a full match, or even play their appropriately named ‘Sudden Death Bowls’.
Details: Until 3rd August (Thursdays & Fridays) | Finsbury Square, EC2A | £5-£15
Supper at Sea
For three nights this July, the Dinner Ladies are going to hire a barge moored in Battersea for a series of seafood feasts. Your evening will start with cocktails & oysters above deck, before moving into the belly of the barge for five courses of both raw & cooked seafood with an Asian twist. It’s extremely intimate, with only 20 people per evening – so make sure you have a ticket, or it could land you in cold water.
Details: 19th-21st July | 20 Lombard Road, SW11 | £30
The Grade II listed Brockwell Lido is opening its doors for select evenings this summer, just so that you can swim under the moonlight. They’ll fill the water with floats, boats, and fountains, then throw in some poolside cocktails, a wood-fired sauna, some street food, and a little music under the festoon lighting. There are only 120 tickets per evening, so jump on it. Better Lates than never. READ MORE
Details: From 5th July | Brckwell Lido, Dulwich Road, SE19 1JN | £20
SATURDAY 21st July 2018
The UK’s Largest Slip ‘N’ Slide
Okay, so this is just one of the many things on offer at the Lambeth Country Show. But it’s undoubtedly the coolest. It’s 50 feet up, 120ft long, it’s free, and it’s probably going to be a scorcher this weekend.
Details: 21st & 22nd July | Brockwell Park, SE24 | Free
So-named because it celebrates both cider & hotdogs, the 6th annual Ciderdog festival will take place this Saturday in the beer garden at London Bridge pub The Miller. There’ll be 100 ciders on offer, and they’re all going to be jut £3.50 per pint. Hot dog indeed.
Details: 21st July | The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, SE1 3SS | Free Entry
This one’s relatively unique: it’s a collaboration between a pop up restaurant and a ceramics gallery, meaning that not only will each of your 6 courses be made to order, but the very tableware they each come on will have been specifically made just for that particular dish, too.
Details: 20th & 21st July | 26 Highgate High Street, N65JG | £60
Process festival is, essentially, a celebration of magazines. Mainstream ones, obscure ones, you name it, it’ll be there. All in all, there’ll be 80 ‘zine fair exhibitors, 5 talks, 4 workshops 2 live demo documentations, a zine library commission
and a partridge in a pear tree.
Details: 21st & 22nd July | Somerset House, The Strand, WC2R 1LA | £7
This month, the geniuses at Bompas & Parr will be unveiling their very own British Museum of Food in a converted King’s Cross gasworks – and for their inaugural exhibition, they’ll be exploring the past, present and future of ice cream. Which, apparently involves luminescent caves filled with glow-in-the-dark ice cream, vanilla-flavoured fog, daffodil ice cream from the 18th century, and a fountain of hundreds and thousands… READ MORE
Details: 3rd July–30th September | Gasholder 11, 1 Lewis Cubitt Square, N1C 4BY | £12
SUNDAY 22nd July 2018
The Gluten Free Street Food Festival
If normal street food festivals are a nightmarish labyrinth of dietary intolerance for you, you’ll be happy to know that for one weekend this July, Camden Market will play host to 25 street food vendors with not one single molecule of gluten between them. Plus a stomach-safe bar, too.
Details: 21st-22nd July | Camden Lock Place & KERB, Camden Market, NW1 8AF | Free
Hackney Preloved Vintage Kilo
If you hate new, unworn clothes that you can’t purchase by weight (for a mere £15 per kilo), then we have some very good news for you about the HPVK. Specifically, that it exists.
Details: 22nd July | Round Chapel, 1D Glenarm Road, E5 0L | £1.50 entry
David Lynch Marathon at Moth Club
Moth Club are going to be screening David Lynch films all day this Sunday, including Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Lost Highway, and Mulholland Drive. And in a particularly Lynch-ian surreal twist, they’ll be giving away free bags of corn that’s been popped into cloud-like puffs.
Details: 22nd July | Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, E9 6NU | £10
Take a jaunt down the river on a cocktail cruise – the Alfred Le Roy is a classic little canalboat with space for 40 punters aboard, plus one cocktail bar, some Neal’s Yard Cheese, charcuterie, E5 Bakehouse artisan breads, and more. Voyages will depart from Hackney Wick, and sail lazily down the River Lea.
Details: Weekends throughout July | Canalside, Queen’s Yard, E9 5EN | £26
Woods Navy Rum Boat
Naval rum. It’s best enjoyed
while raiding Spanish privateers in the name of the crown onboard a boat. So Woods Navy have secured one for the summer, and bussed in the barkeeps from Ladies & Gentlemen to create a few cocktails onboard…
Details: 2nd July–27th August | 90 Wallis Road, E9 5LN | £15
Main Image: Slip n Slide at Lambeth Country Show
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