London events in May
May: a month of extra days off work, creeping warmth and pre-summer excitement. It’s one of London’s finest, and it’s right around the corner. Spend the next few days getting much-needed Vitamin D on the terrace of one of London's rooftop bars or in a pretty park. Rock out at one of the year’s first music festivals. Elevate your endorphins at an exercise class. Check out one of the summer’s must-see exhibitions. And – of course – be sure to make the most of the bank holidays with mini-breaks to somewhere outside of London. Here’s our guide to the best events, parties, pop-ups and things to do in May 2022 in London. You’re in for one sweet, sweet month.
Top ten Easter activities in London
Easter weekend isn’t just the first bank holiday of the year: it’s also a double bank holiday. We get four whole days off between Good Friday on April 15 and Easter Monday on April 18, so the world – or at least London – is our oyster (card). Thankfully, there’s plenty to do in the capital over the Easter break, from checking out spring flowers to swinging by one of London’s top coffee shops. Hopefully the weather will be glorious and you’ll get mild sunstroke from hanging out in the park for four days straight. But if not, you could check out a free art exhibition, see some top theatre or treat yourself to a proper pub roast on Easter Sunday. Read on for our top ten things to do in London this Easter – there’s absolutely no way you’ll be bored. RECOMMENDED: Find more eggcellent things to do in April.
London events in April
April is an underrated month if you ask us. Winter is finally over and we’ve all started to emerge from hibernation, ready to properly commit to socialising again. The sun has put in a few appearances, London’s parks and gardens are in full bloom and the city feels alive with all the possibilities of summer, but without all the sunburn and sweltering, sleepless nights. There’s also the four-day weekend that Easter’s double Bank Holiday affords us, a handful of spring music festivals, some cracking art exhibitions and theatre (including the first open-air shows of the year) and plenty more amazing things going on around the city. Check out our roundup of the best of them, and start planning an amazing month now. RECOMMENDED: Our definitive guide to the best stuff happening in London this spring
Things to do on Mother’s Day in London
Stuck on ideas for Mother’s Day (Sunday March 27 2022)? We thought you might end up in a sticky situation like this so that why we’ve pulled together a list of some of the best mum-friendly events happening around London. You can thank us later. You can treat your mum to a delightful Sunday lunch, a wander around some of London’s loveliest shops, a cultural visit to the best current art exhibitions or a thrilling new theatre production. The options are endless so don’t spend too long creating that masterpiece of a throwback social media post, okay? Check out our top picks for the best events to take mother-dearest to this Mother’s Day 2022. RECOMMENDED: the full guide to Mother’s Day in London
London’s best Thames river cruises
Think you’ve ticked off everything London has to offer? Think again. Try a Thames river cruise – and no, we’re not talking about the Clippers (well we are, but only a little bit). There are few better ways to take in the capital than by its famously choppy, murky central waterway. Plus the views, from Hampton Court down to the City and Greenwich, are some of the absolute finest our city has to offer. It's time to ditch dry land and hop aboard a Thames river boat tour. And plenty of London’s top attractions are best seen from the water – so get your camera ready. RECOMMENDED: 101 things to do in London
London events in March
March is a flippin’ great month if you ask us. It starts with pancakes (for Pancake Day), continues with Guinness (for St Patrick’s Day) and has not one but two big celebrations of the ladies in your life (International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day). But perhaps better than all of those is the fact that March ushers in the first, hopeful days of spring. You can probably count on at least a few lovely, sunny days throughout the month, and by the end of it the sun won’t be going down until 7.30pm. Which means that it’s about time you came out of hibernation and set about exploring this city’s fantastic parks and gardens, world-class museums and galleries, and unbeatable restaurant and bar offerings. There are also plenty of major cultural goings-on to look forward to throughout the month, which we’ve helpfully rounded up for you here to help you make the most of the early spring. RECOMMENDED: Things to do in London this week.
Literary London: events and activities for book-lovers
Are you sitting comfortably? Then let us begin… our tale of literary London. Actually, it’s not really a tale, it’s more a one-stop-shop for all our favourite book-based things to do in the city. No beginning, no middle, no end. Just books. From literary landmarks and London’s best bookshops, to talks, events and anything else you can shake a hardback at, browse our guide to London for book-lovers and go get story hunting. Also: Our guide to the best 100 children’s books ever.London’s most beautiful and inspiring libraries.
Pancake Day in London
Have your frying pans at the ready because Pancake Day is just around the corner. In 2022, Shrove Tuesday falls on Tuesday March 1. While you can stick to your own trad recipe, London's best restaurants will be going flipping mad for Pancake Day this year. Here's how to have a blast with these memorable ways to spend Pancake Day in London – from specialist restaurants to Time Out’s foolproof pancake recipe and of course all the kits you can have delivered to make the day even more delicious. What is Pancake Day? Shrove Tuesday marks the last day before Lent, traditionally a period of abstinence, associated with clearing your cupboards of things like sugar, fat and eggs. It's known as Pancake Day because it represents a good opportunity to use up such ingredients. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. When is Pancake Day? Pancake Day takes place 47 days before Easter Sunday. Because the date of Easter Sunday is dictated by the cycles of the moon, Pancake Day can occur anytime between February 3 and March 9. This year's batter action takes place on Tuesday March 1 2022. RECOMMENDED: More great things to do in London this February
London events in February
The information on this page was correct at time of publication, but please check with venues before you head out It might seem like only yesterday that you woke up with a furry tongue and a pounding headache on New Year’s Day, but February has already rolled around once again. Sometimes, the shortest month of the year can feel like a waiting game: the final slug of darkness and freezing temperatures until spring officially starts in March and the possibility of leaving your Netflix nest finally seems feasible. But February’s actually not too shabby if you think about it. It’s got romance, fashion week and the arrival of the Year of the Tiger for one. And it’s also got loads of exhibition openings, new art shows and some big name stage productions, not to mention a plethora of other great things to do. And with the Omicron scare looking (fingers crossed!) like a thing of the past, we reckon you should seize your chance to have some fun this February, with our guide to the best things happening in London in February 2022. RECOMMENDED: Things to do in London this week.
Transport in London over Christmas and New Year
During the Christmas period, a lot of London's public transport services will have reduced timetables, so it’s worth thinking about your routes early. While we sadly can't predict the weather (we know, we know, we'll work on it in 2022), we can help make your travel prep a little bit easier. On Christmas Eve, there will be early finishes across the TfL network. London Underground trains will be operating Sunday hours, London Overground services will begin reducing at 7pm with last trains at 9pm. TfL Rail and DLR services will finish at 10pm and Trams will wrap up at 6pm. There will be no night bus service on Christmas Eve and customers are advised to complete their bus journeys by 11:30pm (services will resume from around 5:30am on Boxing Day) On Christmas Day, the following services will not be running: the Tube, buses, TfL Rail, London Overground, DLR, Trams, Rivers, Emirates Air Line, and National Rail. The only available transport will be taxis, private hire and coaches – and you will still be able to use Santander Cycles. On Boxing Day, TfL Rail and Heathrow Express services will not be running due to Network Rail signalling works. Bus services will resume from around 5:30am on Boxing Day morning. TfL Rail services are not running on Boxing Day. The Tube will be running from 7am and Overground services will be running too, but you can expect some planned closures on both the Tube and Overground services. For example, there are closures on parts of the Piccadilly line on
New Year’s Eve Fireworks in London: how to get tickets
In ‘normal times’, working out how to get the best view of London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display may seem impossible. But this year, for the second year running, the city’s big NYE fireworks bash is sadly not happening. But all is not lost, don’t panic. To save you from a night on the sofa watching Jools Holland, there will be a New Year’s Eve celebration in Trafalgar Square. You can expect live music, food stalls and stage performers. No mention of fireworks, though... Last year, the NYE fireworks were cancelled, with the promise of a highlights display on the BBC instead. What actually happened was a pretty impressive fireworks show and drone display that took place at various London landmarks, and was broadcast on TV. Watch last year’s NYE firework display: RECOMMENDED: Read our full guide to New Year in London
The best crazy golf in London
Normal golf is all about pacing, focus and stamina. And wearing those weird sweater vests. Crazy golf has none of those things. What it does have is beer and fibre-glass obstacles. You literally can't get crazier than that. It's a proper laugh. With themes ranging from the exotic (tropical jungles) to the mythical (dragons), we've caddied all the finest spots together for your perusal. Check out the list below and get ready to swing into action. RECOMMENDED: The best things to do in London this weekend
Six totally free things to do in London this week
Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events Nancy Rubins: ‘Diversifolia’ It’s your last chance to catch Nancy Rubins’s twisted animal sculptures before they escape King’s Cross. The vertiginous silver forms feature precariously piled-up creatures that look like they’ve been chucked from a great height. They’re the very opposite of fluffy. Gagosian. Tube: King’s Cross. Until Sat Apr 14. Native Session: Bars Rapper Ms Banks, grime MC Flowdan and DJ Target are some of the artists taking place in this evening of Q&As, workshops and live shows. Get tickets from Eventbrite. Barbican Centre. Tube: Barbican. Wed Apr 11. West Norwood Free Film Festival Missed out on seeing ‘The Death of Stalin’ in the cinema? Fancy watching ’80s classics ‘ET’ and ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ on the big screen? Grab your popcorn and head to this free volunteer-run film festival. Various locations. West Norwood rail. Until Apr 29. Oatly x Spike Free coffee, anyone? Dairy-free milk company Oatly has teamed up with Old Spike Roastery to celebrate London Coffee Festival with complimentary caffeine, a latte art competition and cocktail masterclasses. It all sounds pretty oat-k to us! Boxpark Shoreditch. Shoreditch High St Overground. Wed Apr 11-Sun Apr 15. Brass band night Toot, toot! The Flat Iron Square Horn Society is bringing some top best brass bands to cosy alpine bar Après London for a free show every Wednesday in April. Après London. Tube: Southwark. Wed Apr 11, 18 and 25. ‘Ea
Five totally free things to do in London this week
Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events Red, White, Blue: Global Colours Be transported around the world via the vibrant work of 37 photographers from 24 countries at the Getty Images Gallery’s latest exhibition. The pictures’ common thread? They all show there’s more to the colours red, white and blue than the Union Jack. Getty Images Gallery. Tube: Oxford Circus. Until May 26. Glee club Fancy yourself a ‘Glee’ student or a ‘Pitch Perfect’ performer? Clear your throat and head east for a group acapella singalong. Queen of Hoxton. Shoreditch High St Overground. Mon Apr 9. Girls skate night Learn to be a pro-skateboarder thanks to expert tutors at this beginners-friendly all-girl get-together. Cool down with a yoga class then round off the night with a free cocktail. Sounds rad. House of Vans. Tube: Waterloo. Thu Apr 5. Hedgehog Discovery Day Brush up on your knowledge of adorable prickly creatures at this family-friendly day out. Hear about hedgehog conservation, learn if there are any hedgehogs where you live and eventake home a clay critter of your very own. Sydenham Hill Wood. Forest Hill Overground. Sun Apr 8. Little Moons mochi pop-up Mochi are small and perfectly formed glutinous rice balls traditionally filled with sweet bean paste. Little Moons, however, use ice cream in theirs, which sounds awesome. Head to Old Street station, where they’re celebrating what passes for spring this year by giving away free samples of their limited-edition cherry and c
Six totally free things to do in London this week
Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events Free doughnuts from Doughnut Time In the market for sugar, spice and all things nice? You’re in luck. Doughnut Time is opening a new branch in Shoreditch, filled to the brim with monster baked goods. (Think treats topped with lashings of icing and whole Hershey’s Kisses.) To celebrate, the team are handing out free festive ’nuts for two hours only. Go, go, go! Doughnut Time, 233a Old St. Tube: Old St. Fri Dec 15, 12.30pm-2.30pm. Never Stop London go Bouldering Spend a night dangling from a climbing wall this week at a free bouldering workshop. It’ll leave you feeling giddier than your Christmas party. Book tickets on Eventbrite. Castle Climbing Centre. Tube: Manor House. Thu Dec 14. The Dartmouth Decibelles at the Natural History Museum Ice Rink Need a festive top-up? US acapella group The Dartmouth Decibelles will bring the #vibes to the Natural History Museum’s Café Bar. Natural History Museum. Tube: South Kensington. Tue Dec 12. BBZ x Tate Exchange How do communities of queer, trans and intersex people of colour grow? What’s their importance? That’s just a couple of the questions asked at BBZ collective’s four-day Tate Takeover. There’ll be parties, co-working spaces , talks and even a pop-up barbershop. Tate Modern. Tube: Southwark. Thu Dec 14-Sun Dec 17. Snow slide at East Village Twenty tonnes of real snow. That’s what’s being used to create the 25-metre ‘snow slide’ arriving in East Village this week. Apparent
Six totally free things to do in London this week
Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events Slideatron What’s more lit than a giant LED Christmas tree? One you can slide down, of course. Yes, it’s a festive helter skelter – and it has landed in Wembley. Expect to hear Mariah and Slade blaring out as you brave the 20-metre slide to the bottom (book in advance). Then indulge in Christmassy street food and bubbles, once you’ve got your feet back on the ground. Seasonal thrills indeed. Wembley Park. Tube: Wembley Park. Until Jan 2. Herne Hill Free Film Festival Taking place south of the river for a fifth year, Herne Hill Free Film Festival is screening nine festive flicks in the run-up to Christmas. Yep, ‘Elf’ will make an appearance. Donate to Norwood & Brixton Foodbank’s collection points while there. Various venues. Herne Hill Rail. Thu Dec 7-Dec 20. Get into the Christmas Spirit Workshop If your booze knowledge only extends to Blossom Hill, this masterclass will help you field questions from the in-laws. You’ll learn how to make wintery tipples and get into the festive spirit, literally. London Bridge City Pier. Tube: London Bridge. Thu Dec 7. Hawksmoor cocktail class Sack off the mulled wine this festive season and head down to Seven Dials to learn how to make Christmas cocktails from the pros at Hawksmoor. Enter the online ballot to nab yourself a spot and be prepared to get merry. Seven Dials Christmas pop-up. Tube: Covent Garden. Fri Dec 8. Passenger Films x IWGB present: ‘Strike!’ Catch two 40-minute fil
Four totally free things to do in London this week
Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events Ryoji Ikeda: ‘Test Pattern No 12’ If you loved video art exhibition ‘The Infinite Mix’, you’re in for a treat. 180 The Strand is playing host to more captivating art. One of the highlights? An immersive installation by Ryoji Ikeda that converts sound, music, photos and video into disorientating binary patterns around the room. Well worth queuing for. 180 The Strand. Tube: Temple. Until Dec 10. Pimp Your Pumpkin Get ready for Halloween at this family-friendly pumpkin party. You’ll be able to make a squash centrepiece, decorated with jewels and glitter, sure to be the prettiest on your patch. Register for the ticket ballot up to five days in advance at www.carnaby.co.uk. 2 Newburgh St. Tube: Oxford Circus. Mon Oct 23. Opera Passion Day at St Pancras What does St Pancras sound like? Normally it’s commuters tutting and wheely suitcases rolling. On Thursday, though, it’ll be vocals from The Royal Opera Chorus – with back-up from willing commuters. It’s to mark Opera Passion Day, taking place around the country. St Pancras. Thu Oct 19, 6.30pm. A Wheelie Big Bounce Anyone who’s woken up after a night of raving with legs aching liking they’ve been working out can vouch for the motivating power of drum ’n’ bass. Now it’s official: there’s a free D&B-soundtracked dance-fit class coming to London. Book a spot on Eventbrite. Lee Valley VeloPark. Tube: Stratford. Fri Oct 20, 7.30pm. Find more great free things to do in London.
Bishi’s London: club nights on boats, Bistrotheque and Brompton Cemetery
The renowned musician tells us about the London spots she loves Where do you live and why?‘Earl’s Court. I lived in Dalston for ten years but returned to my roots. The east-west divide has been strong in all areas of my life.’ What do you love about London? ‘It’s a cliché but it’s got to be the cultural diversity.’ Tell us your favourite hidden gem? ‘The mock-Tudor pub off Shoreditch High Street, where I used to go to many squat parties. Also, a boat on the Thames called the Tattershall Castle, where I ran a club called Kashpoint years ago.’ Favourite London memory? ‘Crawling home while the sun was rising on the summer solstice on Hampstead Heath.’ What smell do you associate with London? ‘The Great Stink of 1858, which I was not lucky enough to witness.’ Where would you… Take a date Tate Modern. Spend a tenner Foyles on Charing Cross Road. Get pissed Queen Adelaide on Cambridge Heath Road. Go for a hangover Hoi Polloi at the Ace Hotel. Eat drunk at 2am A disgraceful chippy somewhere – anywhere that will take my money! Go for brunch Bistrotheque or The Wolseley if I’m feeling fancy. Go to feel inspired Sir John Soane’s Museum. Go for a shopping spree Shopping makes me nervous, sorry. Get a caffeine fix Troubadour in Earl’s Court. Go alone Brompton Cemetery. Tell a newbie to go Maison Bertaux, in Soho. Eat a birthday meal J Sheekey. Go dancing Savage at Metropolis, Bethnal Green. Absorb nature Hampstead Heath or Primrose Hill. Bishi is co-founder of WITCiH (Women In
Six totally free things to do in London this week
Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events Femfest Want to take part in feminist zine-making workshop? Femfest is for you. The three-day arts festival, focusing on the voices and experiences of women and non-binary people, has a packed schedule. Head down there on Friday for short film screenings or on Saturday and Sunday for the zine workshop. There’s an exhibition and performance art running all weekend too. Ugly Duck. Tube: Bermondsey. Fri Sep 8-Sun Sep 10. Free burgers at Ichibuns Chow down on one of 500 free wagyu blend cheeseburgers being given out at new central London joint Ichibuns on Friday. The Japanese-inspired restaurant says it makes its buns using sake yeast so they’re also extra special. 22 Wardour St. Tube: Leicester Square. Fri Sep 8. Wac Arts Senior Taster Day If you’re between the ages of 14 and 26, you can spend Sunday taking part in theatre, video production, music tech and trampolining workshops as part of Wac’s free taster day. The classes then run weekly at £2.50 each. Hampstead Town Hall Centre. Tube: Belsize Park. Sun Sep 10. Nasty Women Workshop Organisation Nasty Women is a reaction to growing misogyny. They’re holding an art show on September 22 and this workshop is a chance for women’s rights activists to make art to be exhibited. Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stour Space. Hackney Wick Overground. Sat Sep 9. Capoeira class A martial art-infused dance style, capoeira dates back to 1800s Brazil. Now you can give this acrobat
Six totally free things to do in London this week
Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events High Ropes Swap clingwrapped sarnies at your desk for a lunchbreak spent zip-wiring through Paddington. You’ll be able to climb, jump and swing your way along a 20ft-tall urban assault course on Thursday. Fancy having a go? Email email@example.com to book a slot. It’s probably the only way to get high during office hours without risking some kind of disciplinary situation. The Lawn. Tube: Edgware Rd. Thu Aug 24. noon-2pm. At Your Beat Open Day Get down to Drake, Bieber, Beyoncé and – song of the summer – Rihanna’s ‘Wild Thoughts’ at this day of classes run by At Your Beat, aka the hippest dance school in the city. Beginners are welcome. More at atyourbeat.com. The Castle Centre. Tube: Elephant & Castle. Mon Aug 28. Aperol Spritz Sundial Social If you go down to the South Bank this week, you’re sure of a boozy surprise. Aperol Spritz is sending a team of bartenders to hand out free drinks every day at 5pm from a 20ft orange sundial. It’s aperitif time! South Bank. Wed Aug 23-Mon Aug 28, 5pm-8.30pm. Tube: Waterloo. Travel Treasure Hunt at the V&A Explore the V&A like a big kid at this Friday’s late. Treasure hunt pros That Muse are putting on a museum-wide competition during which teams will crack clues to find objects from around the world. Sackler Centre at the V&A Museum.Tube: South Kensington. Fri Aug 25, 6.30pm. Mandy Williams RBMA X Mangrove Carnival Workshops Watch the Mangrove band rehearse f
Five FREE things to do in London this week
Put your money away! Here are the week's best free events. The Anatomy of Beer Brooklyn Brewery is celebrating the launch of its mysteriously named new brew, Cloaking Device, with a night of free beer and food. Sounds great, right? But if you’re squeamish, be warned: they’ll be grilling up offal, served on a (fake) corpse. Y’know, like that game Operation, except with food and without that annoying buzzer. Sessions are at 6pm and 8pm – get down there early to make sure you nab a freebie. The Axe. Stoke Newington Overground. Thu Aug 10. The Odyssey The Scoop’s free theatre season is back – and this time they’re tackling Homer’s epic work ‘The Odyssey’. Split into three hour-long parts, the first is aimed at families, before the more serious sword ’n’ sandals action kicks off in parts two and three. The Scoop. Tube: London Bridge. Wed Aug 9-Sep 3. ‘Save the Last Dance’ Forget ‘Step Up’ and its many, many sequels – any fule kno that ‘Save the Last Dance’ was the best noughties dance movie. Watch Julia Stiles strut her stuff as a ballet dancer-turned-street dancer at this free screening. Merchant Square. Tube: Paddington. Thu Aug 10. Cubitt Sessions Catch loads of free performances at multi-arts outdoor festival the Cubitt Sessions. Expect opera, cabaret and acappella, as well as a circus show from PanGottic, which involves a giant ball-slinging contraption. Lewis Cubitt Square. Tube: King’s Cross. Until Sun Aug 13. Violet Nights: Woke Twitter IRL ‘Woke’ is officially in the Ox
Six FREE things to do in London this week
Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events. Parks: Our Shared Heritage You might fancy spending time in London’s Royal Parks this summer (weather permitting), but did you know these green spaces have a colourful past? Find out all about it at this exhibition showcasing the history of the Royal Parks, which includes artefacts, paintings and photos, like this lady walking a leopard on a lead in Kensington Gardens – something you probably won’t see in your local park any time soon. Mall Galleries. Tube: Charing Cross. Until Aug 11. Free coffee at Hand Café Need a Sunday morning caffeine hit? East Village’s Hand Café is giving away free coffees (complete with sport-inspired latte art) to celebrate the IAAF World Championships. There’s only 100 up for grabs, so you’ll need to sprint to grab one. Hand Café. Tube: Stratford. Sun Aug 6. Dragon Boat Taster Session Give your arms a serious workout at the Thames Dragon Boat Club’s taster session, where they’ll teach you the basics of dragon boating (basically, paddling a boat as fast as you can in a team). Sign up by Wednesday to reserve a spot. London Regatta Centre. Royal Albert DLR. Thu Aug 3 Jazz Re:Fest 2017 Now in its fifth year, this one-day jazz extravaganza is taking over the Royal Festival Hall’s Clore Ballroom with a line-up of more than 50 DJs, artists and musicians. There will also be performances on the terrace, so let’s hope for some sun. Southbank Centre. Tube: Waterloo. Sun Aug 6. Yard Sale Pizza Part
Six FREE things to do in London this week
Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events. River Stage Takeover: The Glory The National Theatre’s River Stage is back for another summer – and this weekend the fabulous folks from LGBT+ boozer The Glory are taking over. Get your creative juices flowing at a drag life-drawing session, join Shesus and The Sistas for a singalong at their musical church service The Unholy Hour, or rest your vocal chords and watch the sassiest kings and queens battle it out in the Lipsync1000. National Theatre. Tube: Waterloo. Fri Jul 28-Sun Jul 30. Gospeloke Embrace your inner Whitney Houston at this karaoke session accompanied by an urban choir, where you can belt out classics from Prince, Martin Gaye and Aretha Franklin. You’ll basically feel like you’re in ‘Sister Act’. Oh happy day! The Scoop. Tube: London Bridge. Thu Jul 27. Future Forest Bonkers duo Bompas & Parr are up to their old tricks again with a new immersive installation at Westfield Stratford. Make a splash in the forest zorb lagoon, see plants that create electricity and walk through a cloud of fruit-flavoured mist. Westfield Stratford City.Tube: Stratford. Until Aug 3. Craft Beer Tasting Brook Green Market and Kitchen is hosting a craft beer month to showcase London breweries. Kicking off with Portobello Brewing Co this Saturday, it’ll have free tastings and you can meet the brewers to learn about what goes into their beer. Addison Primary School. Tube: Goldhawk Rd. Sat Jul 29. Free food from Rola Wala Indian stre
Five FREE things to do in London this week
Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events. Walthamstow Garden Party Programmed by the Barbican and Create London in partnership with Waltham Forest Council, this free two-day festival is returning to E17 for its fourth year. Expect street food, local beers from Wild Card Brewery, live music, theatre, dancing, comedy and acrobatic performances from the Walthamstow Youth Circus. Lloyd Park. Tube: Walthamstow Central. Sat Jul 15-Sun Jul 16. Free Croissants at Paul Bakeries Don a Breton-striped T-shirt and head to your nearest Paul bakery this Friday. To celebrate Bastille Day, they’re giving away free croissants to anyone wearing blue-and-white stripes. Various locations. Fri Jul 14. Core Clapton Osteopathy clinic (it’s cooler than it sounds, honest!) Core Clapton is celebrating its relaunch with a whole day of free sessions, including yoga, massages and boxing. Core blimey! Core Clapton. Clapton Overground. Sat Jul 15. Summer Screenings at Woodberry Down Want to watch a film without missing out on the balmy evenings? Grab a blanket and get comfy at Woodberry Down’s pop-up screen. They’ll be showing ‘La La Land’ and ‘The Jungle Book’, while tennis fans can catch the Wimbledon finals. Woodberry Down. Tube: Manor House. Thu Jul 13-Sun Jul 16. Aperol Spritz Social Everyone’s favourite aperitif is taking over east London rooftop Netil 360 for a night of spritzes, Italian small plates from Forza Win and a DJ set from Norman Jay MBE. Enter here to nab a spot – winners