SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: If the children do not go to school for the foreseeable future, our family-friendly summer guide in London will give you opportunities to keep busy during the holidays. We have shown exhibitions, theater shows, day trips, cheap things and restaurants as a family.
FIESTA DE MEXICO: The cultural traditions of Mexico come to the Square Mile for the free three-day Fiesta de Mexico. Wander the street stalls and listen to a mariachi band, watch a Lucha Libre show or join family-friendly activities. Guildhall Yard, free entry (some events cost and must be booked), just turn up, 26th-28th July
Rain or shine: Theater Deli hosts Rain or Shine, a weekend of cultural events for all ages, from gardening to poetry, to BMX taster classes that encourage everyone to go outside. Burgess Park, different prices, book in advance, 27th-28th July
EALING JAZZ FESTIVAL: Two days of live jazz music come to West London for the Ealing Jazz Festival. Both days feature artists from all over the UK and beyond. Our choice, however, is Sunday, when Ronnie Scott's line-up is curated to mark the legendary jazz club's 60th birthday. Walpole Park, £ 5.50 - £ 11, book in advance, 27th-28th July
ICE WEEKEND: The Swiss ice cream entrepreneur and ice cream inventor Carlo Gatto would have turned 202 this weekend. The London Canal Museum - home of a Victorian ice house - celebrates with a birthday party that includes a cake contest, family activities and a music evening. London Canal Museum (King's Cross), different prices, book in advance, 27th-28th July
ILLUSTRATION EXHIBITION: Last chance to see this year's World Illustrations Awards exhibition featuring all 200 works shortlisted for this year's awards. The contributions range from book covers to newspapers and packaging to murals with contributions from various countries. Somerset House, free, just show up, until the 28th of July
Float in a salty pod of Epsom to inner peace
Stress of city life brings you down? Would you like to find a completely new way to recharge your body and mind? Try Fleet Therapy with London's leading Fleet Center. Floatworks & Sensory Deprivation Pods provide an incredibly liberating experience of weightlessness - and more and more Londoners are awakened by their benefits.
Here's how it works: The water in each of the state-of-the-art Floatworks I-Sopod floating tanks contains half a ton of Epsom salts, making it easy to swim. This, along with the lack of sensory distractions, helps you to relax your muscles and achieve a deep state of serenity. Floating followers report less anxiety, improved sleep, and many other benefits. Some even use it as a tool to explore their consciousness.
If that has aroused your curiosity, now is the time to take the plunge. To celebrate the launch of its second center in Angel, Floatworks offers you a package of three floats for just £ 105 - a savings of £ 15 per session. Hurry up - you only have until 31st July to take advantage of this introductory offer. And if you want to be the first to see Floatworks Angel's state-of-the-art facilities, do not miss the open house this Saturday.
Saturday, July 27th
Gnomus: Look for a giant gnome that wanders through the area of Tower Bridge - Gnomus is at large. The giant doll is the work of Puppets With Guts and has an important message: It checks every leaf and flower in the area to inspire a new generation of conservationists. Potters Field Park and St. John's Churchyard (Tower Bridge), for free, just pop up, 11-16 clock
DOGS MARKET: Pamper your puppy at the Chelsea Pop-Up Dog Market. Toys, treats, coats and collars for canines are just some of the items, and the first 50 dogs that come through the door get a free gift bag. St. Luke's Church Hall (Chelsea), free (charitable donations welcome), 11-18 clock
CATTLE: Three music stages, three bars, children's activities and food stalls stand against the backdrop of Forty Hall Farm at the Livestock Festival. The focus is on supporting and promoting local talent, and the one-day, laid-back festival is a great way to introduce children to the festival scene. Forty Hall (Enfield), £ 5- £ 30, book in advance, 11 to 23 o'clock
BREWERY MEETING: The Geffrye Museum may be closed for refurbishment, but you can still drink one or two pints in its gardens. Hackney Brewery celebrates its 8th anniversary with an outdoor party featuring craft beers from 10 breweries, street food, lifestyle booths and community, food and drink conversations. Geffrye Museum (Hoxton), from £ 15, book in advance, 12-16-16-21 clock
COMEDY ALL DAYER: Comedy Grotto is hosting an epic lineup by Gagstern for the Edinburgh Fringe Preview Fest. The time is running out for Tom Rosenthal, Sara Kendall, Suzi Ruffell and Olga Koch to tighten their performances before heading off to the Scottish capital. Star of Kings, £ 25, book in advance, 12.30-23.00
BUTTERFLY EFFECT: House, garage and Afro Beats music are the focus of The Butterfly Effect, a festival that takes place on three stages in Croydon. DJ Hatcha, Pied Piper, DJ Sollie with MC DT, Maxwell D and PSG play the garage stage, while Rhythm N Funk leads the house stage with Supa D, Kismet, Dominic Danielle, Petite, MA1 and Carlos Aries, Shenin Amara, Sef Kombo , Tippa, Jrome, Gemini and Coldsteps. Lloyd Park (Croydon), £ 35, book in advance, 13-22 clock
NASHVILLE MEETS LONDON: Canary Wharf's Nashville Meets London country music festival features stage performances by British and American artists in the open air. Embark on the park and see Lauren Alaina of American Idol and Twinnie, the country star in the West End. Canada Square Park (Canary Wharf), free, just show up, 14-22 clock
SILVER SCREEN SCI-FI: Get ready for a screening of First Man's 2018 film in which Ryan Gosling plays astronaut Neil Armstrong in a retelling of his moon landing story. The film is preceded by an introduction by television presenter Dallas Campbell, which features a replica of Armstrong's suit created by Ryan Nagata, an artist who worked on the film. Royal Observatory (Greenwich), £ 12 / £ 10.80 / £ 6, book in advance, 18.30 to 21.30
AFRICAN MUSIC: The best African music in the capital will be presented at the Focus Africa Music Festival. Expect afrobeat / afro-funk / afro-jazz from Femi and The InRhythms and other artists as well as a free drum and balafon workshop. Rich Mix (Shoreditch), £ 12.50, book in advance, 19 o'clock
Sunday, July 28th
Wolf Hall: If you've ever read or seen Wolf Hall, plunge into London's real-time Tudor settings on this guided walk. Due to the big fire, not many Tudor buildings have been preserved, but this tour will visit you with lots of information about the actual events in the Wolfshalle that you share with others on the way. Blackfriars Station, £ 12 / £ 9, book in advance, 12-14 o'clock
OPERA OPEN DAY: The London Opera Summer Theater Opera Holland Park opens its doors for a free family day. Get creative with creative workshops, conversations with performers, and members of the production team to get a better picture of how the opera works - and try conducting the City of London Sinfonia. Opera Holland Park, free, just show up, 12-17 clock
BAND STAND MUSIC: Come to Regent's Park and enjoy an afternoon of free live music as part of the Summer Music Festival. It takes place at the music pavilion against the background of the lake and sun loungers can be rented. Regent's Park, free, just show up, 12.30-17.30
PINK JUKEBOX: Members of the LGBT + community and their friends are invited to The Pink Jukebox, an afternoon full of ballroom and Latin American dance. Start with a beginners dance class followed by a social dance. Bishopsgate Institute, £ 12 / £ 10, book in advance, 14 o'clock
EARTH: Several billion tons of earth are moved by humans every year - with shovels, excavators or dynamite. The people who are moving are the subject of the new Austrian documentary Earth, which meets workers from America, Italy and Hungary. Some are proud of what they do while others do not understand why they do it. Bertha DocHouse (Bloomsbury), £ 9 / £ 7 / £ 5, book in advance, 4 pm
YOUNG MUSICIANS: The trumpeter James Davison, who was honored as a young jazz musician of the year, celebrates his victory with a live performance of various musicians, including Sam Rapley (saxophone), Rob Barron (piano) and Misha Mullov-Abbado (bass). Expect a selection of jazz standards and some originals. 606 Club (Chelsea), £ 12, book in advance, 8:15 pm
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