Summer in the City

It’s the best time of the year to plan your outdoor events with friends and family, although there is no guaranteed sun, London is offering a whole heap of fantastic outdoor activities to take part in.

Ride London

An eight-mile loop takes place around central London. The roads are closed to regular traffic so that bike enthusiasts can get a clear run of it. The cycle takes place on August 1st and enables cyclist of all ages and abilities to take a safe spin around town. It costs nothing to join but do register in advance on the Ride London website, many people raise money for charity on this ride, while many others come and cheer friends and family on!

Bike race

Notting Hill Carnival

Europe’s biggest street carnival celebrating London’s multicultural past and present. Floats and dancing takes place with loads of music anyone is welcome and it’s free, The Carnival celebrations take over the streets of W10, west London. The nearest tube stations are Notting Hill Gate, Holland Park and Ladbroke Grove.

drum group

The magnum pleasure store

Beat the heat this summer with an indulgent, personalised, freshly-dipped ice-cream from the Magnum Pleasure Store in Covent Garden.

Choose your own selection of tempting toppings from thousands of flavour combinations from rose petals to black lava sea salt. Magnum’s specially trained Pleasure Makers will then sprinkle your toppings over deliciously luxurious chocolate as it sets. Each ice-cream creation will be perfected with a drizzle of chocolate and the finishing touch – a classic M coin decoration – all for only £4.50.

The Magnum Pleasure Store has been designed with the Magnum Dipping Bar at its heart surrounded by a mix of seating and standing areas. It’ll prove the perfect pit stop for shoppers to enjoy Magnum chocolate and ice cream.

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Twilight Delights

Another entertaining array of live open air performances at Canary Wharf as the Twilight Delights concert series returns this summer and there is something to suit all tastes.

TUESDAY 21 JULY BBC BIG BAND WITH MUSIC FROM THE BEATLES The internationally acclaimed BBC Big Band with conductor Barry Forgie are joined by a 30-strong string, brass and woodwind section plus vocalists for a musical extravaganza celebrating the music of The Beatles.

TUESDAY 28 JULY MASQUERADE: AN EVENING OF MUSICALS A marvellous melodious journey through the greatest musicals of all time. Delight in the West End & Broadway magic including songs from Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia, Chicago and more with a cast of the West End’s brightest stars.

TUESDAY 4 AUGUST THE MUSIC OF QUEEN – A ROCK & SYMPHONIC SPECTACULAR Harmony, hits and nostalgia from one of the world’s all-time greatest bands. Join the stars from the West End’s We Will Rock You with a musical Queen spectacular and a night of unforgettable Queen magic.

TUESDAY 11 AUGUST HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR SINATRA Canary Wharf celebrates the 100th birthday of Ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, with all the favourites such as Under My Skin, Fly Me to the Moon, Strangers in the Night and of course, My Way.

TUESDAY 18 AUGUST THE SOUL OF DISCO Get in the groove and join us for a fun filled trip back to the seventies. All your favourite tracks and a great excuse to boogie on down!


Africa at Spitalfields

Join us for the August Bank Holiday, as the Spitalfields Traders Market is transformed to bring you Africa at Spitalfields, a new shopping experience, celebrating the vibrant African culture and showcasing the talents from Africa and the Diaspora in the UK. The day will to include an array of stalls of African Music, Film, Fashion, Interiors, Street Food, Art, crafts and Literature.

You’ll be greeted by the aroma of sweet smelling African street food, traditional African dancers, the distinctive sounds of Djembe drummers and you can try braiding and face painting for the kids or big kids.

More than a conventional market, Africa at Spitalfields is an interactive shopping experience about bringing together the community young, old, families, students & adults, and is a perfect environment for stall holders and those that that have a general interest to connect with one another.

Feed your curiosity, your eyes and your taste buds…Get Involved, Get Inspired. Free entry for all and everyone is welcome.

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