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Get canalside this weekend

This weekend discover the backwaters of London at the Angel Canal Festival on Sunday. Get yourself down to the City Road Lock on Regent’s Canal for a lively day of entertainment, suitable for the whole family. There’s the opportunity to go messing around in boats, listen to live music or even watch some innovative street theatre. Get your adrenaline pumping with the regatta and boat races or take some time out in the Floating Cinema – a unique venue for film buffs to recline in.

Notting Hill Carnival this weekend

The event to attend this week is most certainly Notting Hill Carnival on Sunday and bank holiday monday. Since it’s humble beginnings in 1964, when 500 people attended, it now boasts crowds of over 2 million every year, making it second only to Rio Carnival in terms of size. And don’t worry, it provides the party atmosphere to match.

Lambeth Country Show

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!

10 reasons why London's great in the summer

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

Get on yer bike!

 

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

5 reasons to watch the Tour de France this year

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

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