Summer is in full swing and August is off to a banging start in London with two festivals that will leave you torn between the south and the north this weekend.
Despite the confusingly juxtaposing title, the very uncountryside-ish London Borough of Lambeth pulls off its annual country show with great aplomb. And they have been doing so for forty years now!
1. Everyone’s in a good mood and the city sparkles.
Every city looks better bathed in sunlight and London is no exception. Joyful people line every street, riverside and canal drinking in the summer rays and/or alcoholic beverages. The Thames has a twinkle in its eye and the people a skip in their step. Even the bus drivers crack a smile once in a while! I always rediscover my love for this magical city when the summer starts to sizzle.
2. Outdoor cinema
If all the excitement, joy, despair and passion haven’t overwhelmed you yet, we’ve got some tips on the best places to catch the final between Argentina and Germany in London happening this Sunday.
If the weather holds out, an open air viewing could be just the ticket. Here are our favourites:
My bike is my freedom
So mobile and swift
As I whizz around London
My spirits do lift
No more sweating on buses
Or battling the tube
My transport is biking
A commute with a view
No money is wasted
On overpriced trains
Except on those pesky
1. Andy Murray is out of Wimbledon
The defending champion on whom the whole of Britain had pinned their tennis hopes has crashed out in a shock loss to Grigor Dimitrov and once more Britain feels disappointed in our nations inability to deliver the sporting goods. There's always next year, but in the meantime there's Le Tour!
2. England is out of the World Cup