Summer is here and is serving up real sand, great food, refreshing cocktails and a splash of culture this weekend in London; here’s what we’ll be doing…

Words Helen Brown

COMEDY FESTIVAL AT THE ROOF GARDENS

Following 2016’s sell out event, the Comedy Festival returns to The Roof Gardens this weekend. It’s the perfect opportunity to preview some exclusive Edinburgh Fringe material ahead of the crowds this summer. Enjoy a unique blend of laugh out loud comedy coupled with delicious cocktails, outdoor garden games and BBQ food in one of London’s best rooftop venues.

25th June, tickets available here. 

FIZ POP-UP

London’s first sparkling wine bar pops up this summer, courtesy of Fiz. They are on a mission to change the way we drink bubbles and are waving goodbye to pretentious, pricey champagne bars. Fiz has a straightforward menu of 10 wines, as well as a range of summer spritzers, ciders and craft beers. Check out the bottomless sparkling brunch; it’s set to occur every weekend this summer with unlimited bubbles on offer for £22 per person.  

fizbar.com

SUNTORY CHITA TERRACE

This summer, ROKA are collaborating with Suntory Japanese Whisky to create a stunning Japanese roof terrace. Guests will be transported from Canary Wharf to a beautiful Japanese garden. Try one of three bespoke Chita cocktails which are perfectly refreshing for the summer months.

rokarestaurant.com

BACKYARD CINEMA MIAMI BEACH

South Beach lands in South London this summer, thanks to the clever people at Backyard Cinema. Feel the sand between your toes as you sip on tropical cocktails from the Flamingo Beach Bar. From cult classics and family favourites to recent releases, there is something for every audience.  

backyardcinema.co.uk

TURNING THE TURNTABLES AT CEVICHE OLD ST

This June, Ceviche Old St will host a one-off food and music mash-up, curated by Chef and DJ Martin Morales for an eclectic celebration of the capital’s most-loved flavours, from Indian, to Italian, Chinese to Peruvian and sounds bridging reggae, funk, soul and chicha. On 24th June, Ceviche Old St’s menu will be transformed by some of London’s favourite DJs and chefs, cooking up their favourite dishes and turning their hands to the decks.

A TASTE OF CORNWALL

The Goring are bringing all that’s fabulous about Cornwall to Belgravia this summer. Expect the best produce, the best fish, the best wines, the best lobsters and the best local chefs up the M5. ‘A Taste of Cornwall at The Goring’ is a three-month-long celebration of the sea, popping up in the hotel’s private gardens. The Goring’s Michelin-starred Chef Shay Cooper has worked with Rick Stein and his son, Jack Stein, to create a Cornish-inspired menu. It’s all served in the sunshine with a glass of Cornish rosé.  Close your eyes and you can almost hear the sea.

thegoring.com 

BRIXTON BEACH

Back with a bold new line-up, Brixton Beach returns to South London. Inspired by the vibrant culture of Cuba, Brixton Beach will transport guests to a lush and colourful paradise. Enjoy 14 weekends of daytime parties on a rooftop beach with real sand, winning cocktails, street food and entertainment. The ultimate urban festival that lasts all summer long.

brixtonrooftop.com

ENLIGHTENED PRINCESSES

Brand new to Kensington Palace this weekend, this major new exhibition explores the lives of three forgotten British Princesses. Originally from Germany, these women married into the British royal family during the 18th century; an immensely dynamic and exciting time. Discover how they fostered the Enlightenment from their position right at the heart of the British establishment.

hrp.org.uk

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