With scorching weather forecast for the weekend, and with National Flip-Flop Day (yes, that is a thing) taking place today, the opening of the Victorian-themed On Blackheath Beach at The Conservatoire couldn’t have come at a better time. Launching this evening at 6pm with its first weekly ‘Friday Food Night’, the beach offers London’s sun-worshippers the opportunity to eat their way round an array of pop-up eateries, gnaw on sizzling barbecued meat and indulge in cakey treats, all while dipping their toes in some sand.
Along with a good selection of grub, the urban beach hosts live music, a Punch & Judy show, houses its own bar and is set to offer a range of crafty activities. This family-friendly 120 square-metre hangout is mainly designed for sunbathing, but, worry not, the pop-up is prepared for the inevitable British shower too. On Sundays there will be a ‘Seaside Sunday Brunch’ with coffee and baked goods from Browns of Brockley.
Entry is free but space is limited so you may have to get there early to lay your towel down, or you can reserve a spot for £4 here. Places are allocated in two-hour slots to try and avoid that overcrowded, Benidorm-in-August feel.
Find out more at www.conservatoire.org.uk.
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