It’s the second Bank Holiday of the month – what’s not to like about that?!
Here are a few ideas for the next couple of days to keep you occupied….
Spitalfields City Farm Fayre
Check out sheep shearing demonstrations and try your hand at knitting and weaving, amongst other things. There’ll also be live music and theatre, and you can see some rare breeds of sheep too!
The farm’s located on Weaver Street (off Brick Lane) and is open until 5pm today.
Nearest Tube: Aldgate East/Liverpool Street
Our very own world cup is taking place in Charlton Park with the finals taking place this afternoon. The players are ex-pats and second generation competitors taking part in the Inner City World Cup.
The competition includes youth and women’s teams, and there’s music and food from the various countries.
Free entry. The event finishes at 6pm, with the final being played at 4pm.
Nearest Train: Charlton Rail Station
Rock ‘N’ Roll Circus
We all know I love The Blues Kitchen – I’ve mentioned it numerous times on the radio show and on the site. So imagine my delight when I found out they were putting on a themed night tonight.
Rock ‘n’ roll bands bands will take to the stage whilst other entertainment comes in the form of a razor-blade eating magician and a fire eater, as well as a contortionist and the world’s strongest man.
The Blues Kitchen is on Camden High Street, and the event kicks off at 5pm tonight. No cover charge.
Nearest Tube: Camden Town
It’s Hot Hot Hot!
Bank Holiday Monday sees the culmination of Brick Lane Curry Festival, which has been running for the last couple of weeks.
Head to Vibe Bar and you can try out the 5 best curries, and vote for your favourite, whilst watching Bollywood dancing and live music.
Vibe Bar is located on Brick Lane, and the event is running from 12pm-11:30pm. The curry tasting will take place between 1pm-3pm.
Nearest Tube: Aldgate East
Ally Pally Picnic Fun
If the weather’s nice, why not head to Alexandra Palace on Monday, to take part in their Bumper Picnic. The event’s being run in conjunction with National Family Week, and there’ll be face-painting, a funfair and live music – as well as a BBQ.
The event’s happening from 11am-5pm. Entry is free.
Nearest Tube: Wood Green (then take the W3 bus to the Palace)
It’s the launch weekend for this pop-up club which is only here for 6 months before moving on to a new venue.
The Silver Bullet is playing host to rock ‘n’ roll and rock-a-billy bands, as well as having DJs and a jukebox.
Entry is free at the club, which is at Station Place in North London. Doors open at 6pm.
Nearest Tube: Finsbury Park