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Weekday of Monday 31 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, August 31, 2020, In : August 


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What: Selfie Factory - The UK's First Instagram™ Inspired Funhouse
The quirky interactive pop-up experience for selfie-taking where you can fill up your camera roll with incredible photos of you and your friends at the O2. The exhibit features unique photo-friendly environments to up your Instagram™ game, including a new PINK TUBE TRAIN, a pink safe and a bath full of balls you can get into! Come along and spend 60 minutes in our funhouse, you’re free to float around an...


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Weekend of Friday 28 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, August 28, 2020, In : August 


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What: Crooks 1926 by Colab Theatre
IT IS 1926, AND IN LONDON, THERE IS TOTAL WAR…

Plunge deep into the cockney criminal underworld of Elephant and Castle as you are immersed in one family’s brutal battle for supremacy. Nothing is certain, violence is rampant and bargains are made to be broken. You can shape it all. COLAB Theatre’s most ambitious immersive production yet will grant you complete autonomy to shape the experience. Fix a horse-race, hire thugs and plan the ...


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Weekday of Thursday 27 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Thursday, August 27, 2020, In : August 


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What: HYPER
BEAT THE SUMMER BOREDOM AND HEAT VISIT LONDON'S CYBERPUNK INSPIRED DRY-BAR AND IMMERSIVE GAMING EXPERIENCE Virtual Reality is a simulated reality which can transport you into unlimited new worlds. An experience unlike no other, a Hyper Reality. Once inside a headset you will have left everything you understand about reality behind. Here at Hyper we are trying to deliver VR a little differently. We have created a chill lounge, filled with retro games and boar...


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Weekday of Wednesday 26 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, In : August 


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What: Build-Your-Own-Burger Kits by PERK’D UP
Become a master of the burger game from the comfort of your own kitchen with our Build-Your-Own-Burger Kits. Simply select your BYOB Kit option and we will deliver to your doorstep. Each kit is prepared & delivered by our trusted team, minimising personal contact by following strict health and safety procedures. *Check their website for options and if they deliver to your area Cost: £30 for 4 burgers Website: https://www.perk...


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Weekday of Tuesday 25 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, In : August 


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What: Midnight Apothecary
Voted one of London’s best outdoor pop-up cocktail bars since 2012, we specialise in lovingly prepared seasonal botanical cocktails made by Midnight Apothecary founder Lottie Muir AKA The Cocktail Gardener. We built the garden in 2012 as an oasis where we invite you to cuddle up, watch the sunset surrounded by your friends, lovers and local wildlife. We use ingredients grown in our rooftop garden or foraged close by. The menu changes frequently ba...


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Weekday of Monday 24 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, August 24, 2020, In : August 


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What: Chelsea Physic Garden
Tucked away beside the Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in London and houses around 5,000 different medicinal, herbal, edible, and useful plants. The Garden’s location feels special and secret. It is nestled behind walls and positioned close to the River Thames. The ideal Thames location is no accident as back in 1673 the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries chose their Chelsea village site for its proximity to the river ...


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Weekend of Friday 21 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, August 21, 2020, In : August 


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What: DISCOVER THE CRYSTAL MAZE LIVE EXPERIENCE IN LONDON
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience is 70 minutes of frantic, frenetic, silly team fun that’s open to those everybody aged 13 and over. Your goal is to get as much time in The Crystal Dome and score as many points as you can. You and your friends run around four different zones – Industrial, Futuristic, Medieval and Aztec. In each zone, test your skills, solve mysteries and face mental and physical challenges. All o...


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Weekday of Thursday 20 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Thursday, August 20, 2020, In : August 


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What: @TheDriveIn Suzuki presents @TheDriveIn is a fully loaded drive in cinema experience that brings a whole host of drive in activities to several cities across the UK. 80's classics and 2010's blockbusters films will be preceded by a range of entertainment that includes stand up comedy, car karaoke or silent car discos. @TheDriveIn provides a retro experience with a modern touch. Using the radio transmission kit from the biggest US Drive in Cinemas, the sound will be br...


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Weekday of Wednesday 19 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, In : August 


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What: LONDON’S FREE, ANNUAL OUTDOOR PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL GDIF is set to be the UK’s first full festival to take place since lockdown began in March. Much of the programme reflects the challenges and embraces the positives to come from the last few months, whilst incorporating social distancing, ticketing for capacities, and some inventive reimagining of public space to keep everyone safe. Installations running over several days celebrating the NHS, togetherness, a...


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Weekday of Tuesday 18 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, In : August 


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What: RAF’s Virtual Spitfire 10K Chocks away! Get ready for the Spitfire 10K! We are bringing the race day feeling to you in a new virtual experience. We are starting the Museum's Battle of Britain commemorations with our annual Spitfire 10K event, but in a slightly different format. To ensure the health and wellbeing of all those involved, Spitfire 10K is going virtual! Whether this is your first 10K race or you are regular at running races, you are invited to be part of t...


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Weekday of Monday 17 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, August 17, 2020, In : August 


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What: The Design Museum The museum is partially reopening from 31 July 2020 with a major new exhibition, Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers and temporary installation, Fountain of Hygiene. Permanent display, Designer Maker User, and other areas of the museum will reopen at a later stage. What to expect from Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers? Evoking the experience of being in a club, the exhibition will transport you through the people, ar...


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Weekend of Friday 14 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, August 14, 2020, In : August 


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What: Visit the Painted Hall in Greenwich The iconic Old Royal Naval College, part of the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site, reopened on 13 July, once again offering public access to its buildings and expansive grounds. The magnificent Painted Hall, King William Undercroft and interpretation gallery are now open with limited tickets each day, so advanced booking is recommended. Cost: £11 Opening times: The grounds will be open daily from 7am-7pm, while The Paint...


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Weekday of Thursday 13 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Thursday, August 13, 2020, In : August 


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What: Electric Playbox, Southwark Electric Playbox, the futuristic group entertainment platform, has reopened the doors to its Southwark venue. The newest addition to London’s quirky experience scene, Electric Playbox is a first-of-its-kind immersive experience, offering a choice of four virtual adventures, from throwing players back to 1984 to outwit an alien race taking over the globe, to a trip to the future to rescue a royal family in need.  The state-of-the-art ‘Pla...


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Weekday of Wednesday 12 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, In : August 


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What: Visit Guildhall Art Gallery When: Guildhall Art Gallery will reopen on Saturday 1 August, for weekends only. The Gallery shows a changing display of about 250 artworks from its collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture, in addition to a programme of temporary exhibitions. The Gallery is also responsible for significant works of art held elsewhere including the monuments in the Guildhall, statues in the Old Bailey and further sculptures and the Harold Samuel Collec...


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Weekday of Tuesday 11 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, In : August 


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What: Art for Everyone - Sky Arts to become a free to air channel Sky Arts, the UK’s only channel dedicated to arts and culture, is to be made free for everyone this September, supercharging its mission to increase access to and drive participation in the arts, at a vital time for the cultural sector. With a renewed focus on bringing more of the arts to more people, Sky Arts will embark on an ambitious programme of activity to support and champion the arts – putting arti...


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Weekday of Monday 10 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, August 10, 2020, In : August 


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What: UK Parliament’s free online talks Note: At the end of the talks, 15 minutes are available for you to ask questions. This is an online event and will be hosted on Microsoft Teams Live Events which you can access through your web browser. You do not need a Microsoft account to join the event. We will send full details of how to join the event online following registration.
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Weekend of Friday 7 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, August 7, 2020, In : August 


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What: My Prudential RideLondon The first ever virtual edition of Prudential RideLondon – the world’s greatest festival of cycling – to celebrate cycling and raise funds to help save the UK’s charities. My Prudential RideLondon is an exciting, free event that will enable riders of all ages and abilities to cycle a range of distances, based on the events included in the traditional Prudential RideLondon weekend from wherever they are in  the world, have fun and raise c...


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Weekday of Thursday 6 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Thursday, August 6, 2020, In : August 


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What: The Blues Kitchen, Brixton Weekends at The Blues Kitchen are all about live music. Resident musicians provide the soundtrack to your evening with funk & soul classics from Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones & more. To help with social distancing rules you and your friends will be allocated a table on entry, so make sure you book ahead to secure the best spot. Live music starts from 9:30pm. When: August 7-8, 2020 Cost: Starting at £56.54 ...


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Weekday of Wednesday 5 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, In : August 


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What: Secret Garden Concerts, Streatham London Concertante has launched Secret Garden Concerts, a new socially distanced alfresco summer concert series. With London Concertante’s spring-summer season wiped out, this new exciting series allows the chamber ensemble to reach audiences in a new way before concerts are allowed to resume.  Taking place in a newly-formed outdoor garden venue at London Concertante’s HQ in Streatham Hill throughout August, the series of five outd...


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Weekday of Tuesday 4 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, In : August 


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What: Join the National History Museum and Pukka Herbs this summer for a free, online, family-friendly festival inspiring you to connect with nature and learn about the importance of life on Earth. Plant Club Sometimes plants can be easy to miss, but when we take time to look a little closer, we see how exciting and important they really are. These three activities will help you get to know plants better and use some of your scientific skills to investigate them: - How plants...


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Weekday of Monday 3 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, August 3, 2020, In : August 


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What: Cao Fei: Blueprints Exhibition opens tomorrow (4 August)  Where: Serpentine Galleries This project at the Serpentine Galleries is Cao Fei’s first large-scale institutional solo exhibition in the UK. She has several pieces in New York’s Guggenheim.  Cao Fei‘s is a multimedia artist, predominantly using video. Her work is underpinned by an ongoing exploration of virtuality, how it has radically altered our perception of self and changed the way we understand realit...


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