More London Free Festival

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Four months of free fun at London's premiere free outdoor venue

Now in its thirteenth year, the More London Free Festival is again bringing an impressive line-up of events and performances to the concrete amphitheatre below the Mayor's leaning glass blob of an office on the South Bank. 

Running June 3 to September 24, the season begins with a mix of live music and fringe theatre performance (June 3-June 26), including a take on 'Pride and Prejudice' from the redoubtable Pantaloons.

From June 29-July 26 an LED screen will show full coverage of major sporting events such as Wimbledon (Jun 29-Jul 12), the Tour de France (Jul 26), the British Golf Open (Jul 16-19) and The Ashes (Jul 8-12, 16-20).

Then Gods and Monsters Theatre present slimmed down Greek tragedies 'Women of Troy' and kids' show 'Captain Showoff!' by way of theatre (August 5-30). The final focus is film, and from September 2-24 there's a schedule of free screenings, from recent hits ('Still Alice') to cult classics ('Ghostbusters').

In addition there will be a pop-up restaurant named London Riviera that's set to offer 'five months of delicious food and drink inspired by French Riviera chic and Miami glamour' from 8am to 10pm daily.

All events are free and no booking is required, but we recommend you arrive early and bring a cushion. For full event details visit

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The London Rivera is the perfect place for after work drinks this summer. They have cocktails, good food with a menu that changes daily and amazing views of the city. I went on a Thursday which was live music day! It was so nice to sit back by the river with a cocktail enjoying the music. It made me feel like I was on holiday rather than an average Thursday eve in London, after a long day at work! I can't fault the food either, it was absolutely delicious and you get so much - have a look at the photo I have attached! I wouldn't let the rain put you off coming here either. It slightly rained when I was there but it wasn't a problem because of the parasols they have up over the tables and there are plenty of places to sit.


London Rivera, great bar with phenomenal views of London, it has a beach feel to it with deck chairs and cocktails in central London.

It's a great place, to meet friends or go on a first date, the atmosphere is very chilled out and fun.

They also have cool cocktails, a couple involving a real coconut and a real pineapple.

Cocktails vary at £6.50-£9 which isn't bad given the location.

They also have a pop

Up restaurant-Hobo, a pulled pork or churn pitta is about £8, unfortunately the fm food want as good as the cocktails, the meat was like warm and the pitta cold, also the sauce on the chick had some sour taste to it. Thankfully the chips were good.

This is a great place to chill out on a summers evening for drinks, my only advice is perhaps eat before hand or after.


Went on a Thursday evening which has threatened rain so kept a lot of people away. Had dinner at Hobo and of course a few cocktails :) The halloumi in my wrap was dry but the pita itself was delicious and crisp (reminded me os a summer roll, bursting with veg and crunch). The wings were phenomenal- falling off the bone and full of flavour. 

The band was just starting up as we dove in our mai tai's and were prett good from what we heard. I wish they would turn off the music when the live bands are playing, else it seems a bit too noisy! 

All in all a great place to sit and watch the world go by!

Daniel L

What's better than good theatre? Good FREE theatre!!! (excluding discretionary donation of course) . Managed to catch Women of Troy, which was a good production overall. The cast was excellent and there was good use of the set and the way the stage is structured. Costumes were immaculate and made the characters come to life. Also, the location next to the river meant a pleasant walk before and after the show too while taking in the views and discussing about the play.


This just keeps getting better as it goes on! AMAZING! Make sure you stay till the end and catch it before it goes! :D such a great night's entertainment! Thank you Scoop!

Madeleine, London

Took my 7 & 10 yr old to see the 18:30 showing: utterly brilliant- loved that the actors came & chatted with the audience before the play started & we were then treated to v high quality drama & comedy, and even a moment of improv when all the children rushed on stage unexpectedly! Go see!


It was amazing. You don't pay for it. You can donate some money thou if you keen to do so. And about food, there is one Tesco, MS, Pret a manger, very near by. So you don't need to pay for expensive vegetables. :-)


I don't drive and don't eat vegetables so as far as I am concerened this was awesome

spooky kid

the 3 plays were great. the first and third plays are the best though. great characters, loved the animatronic owl, and also the furies were fantastic too, though great acting all round, highly recommended show, and its free, amazing!!!