UP YOUR GAME: Smartech Playhouse
Gamers, this one’s for you. Selfridges has just opened its first gaming shop. On the department store’s lower ground floor, you can discover the latest tech from PlayStation, Xbox, Snapchat and more. The immersive space, where visitors can have a spin on some cutting-edge equipment, features exclusives from Robocom VR and Aston Martin. Play on retro arcade machines, challenge your mates to a game on the new VR Facebook Oculus Quest 2 or just check out the Playstation 5 in situ. Just make sure to book your gaming slot ahead of time.
400 Oxford Street, West End, W1C 1JS
CATCH A CLASSIC: Openaire Float-In Cinema
If you didn’t manage to get to Regent’s Canal this summer for the Openaire Float-In Cinema, it’s back for a series of September screenings. Running from today until Sunday 3rd October, visitors can watch classic blockbusters – including Pulp Fiction, Joker, Fight Club and Top Gun – on a GoBoat or deckchair if you want to stay on land. On arrival, boat ticket holders will be shown aboard and can captain their boat on a 45-minute trip along the canal to Little Venice before mooring at Merchant Square in front of the Openaire big screen. Häagen-Dazs ice-cream will be available by the tub, while RaviOllie will be on hand with homemade pasta and cinema snacks. Tickets start from £17.50.
Merchant Square, Paddington, W2 1AS