© David John - Flickr: DavenJohn


28 fabulous events happening in London this week

©Leslie Archard https://www.flickr.com/photos/leslieslife/

[Photo: Leslie Archard]

Not got much on this week? Grab your empty diary and get these bad boys in there. Here’s our guide to all of the fantastic things to do this Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

All week

Cycle down to the free Tour de France Fan Park: Green Park, for live music, a food village and stands from cycling retailers.

See what’s going on inside the giant bowler hat at the City of London Festival, various venues.

Relive the magic of Harry Potter with a studio tour, a butterbeer and popcorn at the Harry Potter Summer Screenings, Warner Bros Studio, Leavesden.

Enjoy watching some sport on the big screen at Regent’s Place Outdoor Sport Screenings.


Nibble your way through the menu at the new Barrafina tapas bar, which opens in Covent Garden today.

Practice Yoga on the Roof at Netil House.

Stand Up Against Austerity and raise funds for the anti-cuts trade union People’s Assembly by watching comedians like Jo Brand and Jason Manford, Hammersmith Apollo.

Gigs: Dave Holland Prism, Ronnie Scott’s, Soho; Barb Jungr, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho; Babymetal, Electric Ballroom, Camden and ten more.


Soak up Camden’s musical heritage on a 90-minute Rock ‘n’ Roll Camden Walking Tour.

Gigs: Robbie Williams, The O2, Greenwich; Mari Wilson, Brasserie Zédel, Soho; Manic Street Preachers, Rough Trade East, Brick Lane and nine more.


Get up early and rave before work at Morning Gloryville West London, The Tabernacle.

Gigs: The Bronx, Oslo, Hackney; Conor Oberst, Koko, Camden; Eden Sessions, The Eden Project and 19 more.


Watch the multi-talented Aussie superstar Tim Minchin as he headlines his own British Summer Time gig in Hyde Park.

Take a look around the 100+ works celebrating writer Virginia Woolf at the National Portrait Gallery.

Somerset House Summer Series gigs begin! Folky three-piece Daughter kick things off tonight, with Kodaline headlining tomorrow.

Gigs: Austra, Oval Space, Bethnal Green; Andrew McCormack, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho; Imaani, Half Moon Putney and 24 more.

Or why not…

Watch a recently released film: ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction‘, ‘Tammy‘, orCycling With Molière‘.

Grab a bite to eat at the recently reviewed Stephen Street Kitchen.

And don’t forget the best of the blog!

★ 59 mighty fine Instagrams of London, from June 2014

★ East London might be getting a new £600 million bridge

★ 60 amazing things happening in London this July

★ Twelve things you learn when you move to London

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,