For the next three weeks your Saturdays can be channelling a Latino vibe with a Latin American extravaganza happening right in the heart of Southwark, just a stone’s throw from Elephant and Castle tube station. Plaza Latina offers something for all the family from piñata workshops and facepainting to sizzlingly good food options, eclectic music from all over the continent and of course traditional Latin beers and cocktails.
London may be one of the more expensive cities to visit but there are always plenty of free events and cheap activities to explore without breaking the bank! We've picked out two of the best free events happening this weekend. We hope you can make it!
Fancy a laugh this weekend? The Bedford in Balham is hosting 60 hours of live comedy this weekend and all without asking for a single penny from you lot! Sound too good to be true? Seeing is believing.
The people that bring you delicious and ever-innovative ice cream flavours such as Phish Food and Karamel Sutra are now offering eco-friendly open-air film screenings for 3 nights only this summer. Starting on 31st July Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, in partnership with Firefly, will be providing the film-lovers of London a treat of cinematic proportions. And we're not just talking about the films. All guests will be able to enjoy unlimited helpings of Ben & Jerry’s Fair Trade Cookie Core range of ice cream all night!
Bored of your current wheels? Want a summer cycle revamp? It doesn’t have to mean forking out for a completely new model. We have loads of ideas how to make your bike look like and feel like an upgraded version without the price tag.
1. Get the spray can out
There’s nothing more rewarding after a summer’s cycle ride through the city than a cooling beverage or some belly-warming munch in one of London’s many open air beer gardens and rooftops. Weather permitting of course.
We all need a bit of love in our lives and since the summer is when it seems to pour out of us at its thickest and fastest, London Southbank Centre are capitalising on the infectious loved-up feeling in the capital with a two month love extravaganza. With a whole host of activities, performances, music, exhibitions and free events it will be impossible not to find something to suit your tastes.
Urban Food Fest. Euro Car Parks, Brick Lane. May 30 until December 19.
With summer approaching and more people tempted to take to the roads on their bikes, it’s important to stay safe in our city where bicycle road deaths are still worryingly prevalent. We want to encourage everyone to get on their bikes, but it’s essential that all cyclists, both new and experienced, play safe and try not to exacerbate the tensions already apparent between cyclists and the motorists with whom they share the roads.
It’s finally that time of year again when summery activities start to re-kindle and London starts to tingle with a certain kind of solar powered energy and life. Bicycling around the capital becomes a whole lot more enjoyable and the smiles on everyone’s faces exemplify the relief that winter is over once and for all.
In celebration of the return of summer here are some of the events we’re most looking forward to this Maytime.
Chelsea Flower Show - 19 May 2015 to 23 May 2015