Happy hump day everyone!
I’ve decided to start a new weekly post letting you know my top recommendations for things to do in London each week. This is to keep you in the loop before they happen (instead of after when you’re reading my blog and wishing you went!).
Monday 3rd October: For all you spirit drinkers, London cocktail week kicked off on Monday. No need to panic though, you’ve still got 5 days to catch up! Wristbands can be brought for £10 online, which gets you access to the Cocktail Village at Old Spitalfields Market and the World Class House at Piccadilly Circus, as well as £5 cocktails at over 200 bars and many other discounts and special events. Even if you’re not getting the band, you should still head out with a group of friends and explore some of Londons many amazing cocktail bars. There’s no better excuse than this for leaving your local and trying somewhere new!
Wednesday 5th October: Girl on the train comes out in cinema today! Anyone who has read the book will be as excited as me about this. I brought my tickets yesterday for this this evening so there are still some available, just search around. And if you’re a teen or student head to odeon for a ticket, popcorn and drink for just £10.
Thursday 6th/Friday 7th October: Time to whack out the black eyeliner and relive your emo phase as tickets for Green Day headlining British Summer Time festival at Hyde Park next July go on sale. Presale starts on Thursday for Barclaycard customers whilst general sale is Friday at 9am. I have a feeling this will sell out fast so make sure you get up early to secure yours.
Friday 7th October: Feeling peckish after all those cocktails? Well luckily not only is it LCW but October also marks the start of London Restaurant Festival. Check out their website for special menus and deals at some of Londons top restaurants. You can even book food and wine tours taking you for tasters at several different places.
Saturday 8th October: Fancy rounding off this week of festivals with another festival? Well here we go!… Head down to the London Literary festival at the Southbank Centre for a series of talks and interactive activities. Saturday’s program includes ‘The rise of sex robots’, ‘Refugee Talks’ and ‘A letter to my future self’. Sounds more interesting than you expected when I first mentioned a literary festival right?