Tag: things to do in London (page 1 of 4)

Hip Hop Zoo launch party at Fu Manchu Bar on Friday 2 February 2018

Mixing immersive activities, surprise performances alongside dedicated ringmasters and a Jumanji style atmosphere. Expect confetti cannons, glitter and a rumpus of hip-hop beats. This will not be an average weekly event. 🐼

A ringmaster will lead the night’s procession at Hip Hop Zoo, entertaining guests throughout taking them on a jungle journey from start to finish. Dancers will wow the crowd, dressed head to toe in animal prints and body paint with giant animal heads alongside secret guest performances from headline DJs and acts. To drop a few names, Raekwon, Fatman Scoop and M.O.P have all been booked to perform on past events between the teams.

Hip Hop Zoo will soon turn in to London’s weekly party paradise, imagine an indoor space with vibrant colours and jungle theme surrounded by the pandemonium of an unleashed zoo. Animal fancy dress is highly recommended.


Fu Manchu Bar, 15-16 Lendal Terrace, London SW4 7UX

9pm – 3am

From £15 book online

London Remixed Festival at Rich Mix from Friday 2 until Saturday 3 February 2018

Expect remixed sounds from ghetto funk, drum and bass, reggae, anarchic hoedown, latin breaks, brass band hip hop, electro-afro music, balkan beats, folk remix, electro swing, tropical bass, afrobeat and more! 🕺 💃 🎉 🔊 📸

The festival is a celebration of the best emerging musical talent and genres and will offer creativity, fun and madness, complete with buzzing atmosphere & music… but without the mud, rain or hassle of camping.

Expect performances from over 25 cutting edge bands and DJs across 4 stages over 2 days, all in one vibrant venue nested in the heart of Shoreditch.

RSVP on Facebook


Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Friday 7pm – 1am
Saturday 8pm – 4am

From £7.84 book online

London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival on Monday 1 January 2018

The London’s New Year’s Day Parade is more fondly known by Londoners as LNYDP. Running alongside the parade is the LNYDP concert series and the Grand Finale of the London International Choral Festival performed in internationally acclaimed music venues across the nation’s capital. 🎉

London, consistently voted as one of the world’s most popular destinations, packed full of landmark buildings, world class tourist attractions, restaurants offering cuisine from around the globe and, for the past 30 years,

A far cry from the inaugural parade in 1987 with 2,000 performers, the 2018 Parade promises over 10,000 participants from the USA, UK, Europe and beyond to delight the audience of over 500,000 and our TV audience which reached more than 300,000,000 in 2016.


Piccadilly, Regent’s Street, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and central London


Free, grandstand tickets extra

Winter rooftop (with heating and retractable roof!) at Dalston Roof Park this winter 2017

Opening its winter doors (with roof and heating) for the first time ever, Dalston Roof Park has events throughout winter. It has regenerated itself for the ‘Winter Roof Park’ series where you can expect special events for Christmas and New Year plus parties with special guest DJs, an array of movie nights, screenings and talks. There will also be excellent food and drinks available. The space is dressed with a winter theme with heaters and a cover to stop the cold getting in and keep you toasty! 🎉 🔊 🎅 🙌 ❄️ 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 🍺 🍷

The food selection will include winter warmer goodies, mixing it up at a range of events across winter the team are planning Christmas lunches, special parties alongside incredible cheese dishes plus batches of warming mulled wine.

All profits made at Dalston Roof Park support the work of Bootstrap Company a registered charity. The Bootstrap Fund help to support social ventures and creative companies within the building.

Winter Rooftop Cinema
Every Wednesday welcomes the rooftop cinema screening winter classics with comfy cushions, seating, pillows and duvets keeping all attendees snug and entertained.

Thursdays see a revolving door or guest promoters including food and drink offers!

Friday’s and Saturday’s
There will be a range of events from free entry house night with party starters Rave Culture to a Christmas knees up with Odyssy Records while CTRL Sound will host a winter party with more to be announced.

New Year’s Eve
Join for an intimate sky-high celebration to welcome 2018 in style! View London’s fireworks from above while party purveyors behind Pop on Over parties & Odyssy Records bring the beats. It will be the best rooftop party in London.


Dalston Roof Park, The Print House, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Tue – Thu 5pm – 11pm
Fri 5pm – midnight
Sat 3pm – midnight

Various, some free and some ticketed. Book online

McCain’s Roastaurant speciality roast restaurant at Old Truman Brewery until 10 December 2017

McCain is throwing out the roast dinner rulebook and opening the doors to its own speciality restaurant Roastaurant is celebrating the diversity of one of tour nation’s favourite meals. 😛 🍴 🙋

McCain has conducted research and found out that unconventional versions of the Sunday dinner stalwart are on the rise, the Roastaurant is designed for people to enjoy their perfect Roast combination and ultimately help settle the Great Roast Debate! Get a roast dinner with a choice of over 100,000 possible roast combinations in a pick ‘n’ mix style menu which have been based off the research findings.

Featuring a unique ‘gravy microbrewery’, similar to a craft ale tap room, and a giant six metre squared roast potato platter filled with thousands of McCain Roasts, the Roastaurant is set to bring the ultimate roast dinner debate experience to London.

To accommodate all roast dinner habits, no matter how quirky they may be, the menu will feature a much broader choice of items on offer then what you’d usually expect to see on a roast dinner plate. Whether it’s pigeon with onion rings covered in chocolate gravy, 0r beef brisket accompanied with a fried egg and a side of charred pineapple, the McCain Roastaurant will be dishing up a whole host of exploratory roast combinations.


Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QR

Fri 8 December 1pm, 3pm, 7pm and 9pm
Sat 9 December 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm, 7pm and 9pm
Sun 10 December 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm

An incredible good value £7.50 for a full roast experience, book online

Winterville (with Street Feast) at Clapham Common until 1 January 2018

Featuring Clapham Common’s first outdoor Ice Rink, Backyard Cinema’s Winter Night Garden, Plonk Golf, a Fairground, a Roller Disco, a Special Family Christmas Show, a Market filled with creations from independent designers and various themed bars. 🎡 🍹 🍺 👪 💋 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨 ⛸ ❄️

Spiegeltent will host cabaret, bingo, club nights, kids raves, brass bands, Mexican wrestling, choirs and the Mimi & The Mountain Dragon family Christmas show. Expect a completely different festive experience.

Street Feast are curating all the food and drink, showcasing a sensational selection of street food from some of London’s best traders.


Winterville, Clapham Common, London SW4 9DE

Mon – Thu 11:30am – 10pm
Fri 11:30am – 10:30pm
Sat 10:30 – 10:30pm
Sun 10:30 – 10pm

Free except after 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays when it’s £3 payable on the door

Hackney Carnival @ around Hackney / Sunday 10th September 2017


Doors: 12:00–20:00

@ Hackney



Feathers, glitz and fabulous dance routines are set to return to the borough’s streets. Hundreds of performers will take to the streets, with a procession weaving through the borough to cheers from Hackney’s local residents, all celebrating the borough’s thriving culture, creativity and community cohesion.

There will also be an all-day children’s play area in Gillett Square and another in Hackney Town Hall Square from 12-4pm, as well as a carnival finale party at Ridley Road and Gillett Square featuring global foods, arts and music.

Schools and community groups will be involved in creating vibrant carnival decorations which will transform parts of the route into a riot of colour.

RSVP on Facebook.

Jamaica House @ indigo at The O2 / until 13th August 2017


Doors: various

@ The O2, indigo at The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

Tickets: various, book online


Commemorating Usain Bolt’s last competitive races at the IAAF games, Robomagic is hosting Jamaica House 2017 at Indigo O2. This unique event will celebrate both the Jamaican way of life and the accomplishments of the nation’s people. It is being produced on behalf of the Jamaican Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

The event is showcasing Jamaican artists old and new, as well as UK artistes of Jamaican descent, along with acts from far and wide influenced by Jamaican music. Performances from incredible talent such as Freddie McGregor, Ziggy Marley, Luciano, OMI, Nesbeth, Protoje, Krishane, Stylo G, The Skints, Nadia Rose, Yungen and Melissa Steel, to name a few, will be held across the nine days.

The IAAF World Championships will be screened live on the big screens at the event, so nobody will miss out on the excitement of watching Usain Bolt’s final races. The Jamaica House concerts have been created to provide visitors with the chance to catch the races live each evening during the event and grab mouth-watering and traditional Jamaican food and drink including jerk chicken, patties from Port Royal Patties, tasty Appleton Rum cocktails and Red Stripe beer.

The motto for the Island of Jamaica is ‘Out of many, one people’ and this series of shows absolutely highlights the diversity and excitement of the island’s music scene. Jamaica has traditionally punched above its weight in terms of influence and culture, and these performances at Indigo at The O2 will illustrate just why the island’s musical heritage is still unrivalled.

Sunday 6th August
Nesbeth, Twinkle Brothers, Natty, Gideon Family, Jah Shaka

Monday 7th August
Krishane, Kiko Bun, Melissa Steel, Da Beatfreaks, Nabiha, Moves, Afro B, DJ P Montana, Mackareo, Finesse Forever

Tuesday 8th August
Praise and Worship, Gospel Night

Wednesday 9th August
Steel Pulse / The Skints, Adrian Sherwood

Thursday 10th August
Yungen, Nadia Rose, Abra Cadabra, Belly Squad, Lisa Mercedez, Special guest: Kojo Funds

Friday 11th August
Ziggy Marley, Jesse Royal

Saturday 12th August
OMI, Chris Martin, Jah 9, Capital Letters, Reggae Regulars

Sunday 13th August
Protoje, Stylo G, Cadenza, Prynce Mini

Block Universe @ various venues / from 29th May to 4th June 2017


Doors: various

@ Various venues including the Royal Academy of Arts and Somerset House, as well as unique locations across the capital

Tickets: various book online


Block Universe, London’s international performance art festival, is back for the third year running, from 29 May to 4 June 2017, with a programme of newly commissioned performances, UK premieres, talks and workshops.

Week long festival presenting work by some of the most exciting UK-based and international artists working in performance art today:
Eglė Budvytytė
Işıl Eğrikavuk
Liz Magic Laser
Nicole Bachmann
Rory Pilgrim
Stina Nyberg
Will Rawls
Young In Hong
Zadie Xa
Collaboration between Kim Coleman, Zoë Poluch and Cara Tolmie

In post-Brexit Britain, this year’s festival theme will explore ideas surrounding political bodies, both personal and public, addressing identity politics and notions of nationhood set against a changing socio-political landscape. Looking at networked communities and the power of collective voices, Block Universe will champion work that questions the status quo in divisive times.

With four UK premieres and five site-specific commissions in noteworthy settings across central London, the works include: choreography modelled on the Gwangju uprising taking place in the public square of the Royal Academy of Arts courtyard by Young In Hong; Stina Nyberg’s choreographic work questioning Swedish physical ideals from the 1920s through a visually described performance; Rory Pilgrim’s collaboration with a youth group exploring sci-fi robotic support systems of care set in a Quaker Hall; and Isil Egrikavuk’s performative dinner exploring parallels between Pluto’s demotion from our solar system with the UK’s exit from the EU, amongst others.

Listings on Facebook.

May Day Festival @ Pop Brixton / Sunday 30th April 2017


Doors: 10:00 – 11:45

@ Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ

Free entry


For the second year, Pop is celebrating the best bank holiday of the year (and the official start of summer) with an all day celebration.

Craft workshops will let guests create their own flower crowns, free festival face-painting will be on offer to all, and live music and DJs will be performing through the day and night.

To get you ready for the spring spirit, there will be craft workshops by InBloom.Studio – Everlasting Flower Styling and Workshops to let guests create their own flower crowns and free festival face-painting by StarlightBoutique will be on offer to all.

Buds & Bees floral stylists will be around from 12-5pm with the freshest seasonal flowers combined with eye catching exotics you can buy, including bee-friendly flower seeds!

Soundtracking your night we’ll have live music and DJs will be performing through the day and night, including Babilondon, Coffeepot Drive and more!

RSVP on Facebook.

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