ENJOY A COOL DAY OUT: Camden Inspire Street Festival
On Friday 17th and Saturday 18th September, Camden hosts its first Inspire Street Festival. Take a look at street art in the new Camden Open Air Gallery; check out a film screening at Camden Collective; or watch street performances around the Lock. There’s also live music, plus street food from Ma Petite Jamaica and Lost Boys Pizza. A day out the whole family can enjoy.
54-56 Camden Lock Place, Camden, NW1 8AF
HAVE A LAUGH: Cards Against Humanity At Roof East
Roof East in Stratford is hosting Cards Against Humanity quizzes every Wednesday night. You’ll be able to challenge your mates and put together hilarious sentences with a series of cards. Each week, the winners will receive a VIP Roof East experience, complete with tokens for games, and food and drink for two. Once you’ve decided who’s the most outrageous, hit the bowling alley, crazy golf range and baseball cages, then tuck into burgers or Indian street food, with craft beers.
7 & 8 Stratford Multi Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Road, Stratford, E15 1BB
GET YOUR SWEAT ON: Camden Boxing Club
The Boxing House has opened an outpost in Camden. Forget boxing-inspired classes – this is the real deal. Technique-led sessions take place in one of two bespoke, double-boarded boxing rings, overseen by pro coach Adam Booth. Suitable for all fitness and skill levels, this is the spot for serious boxing. Start with a fundamentals boxing class, then hone your skills, perfect your footwork and build fitness levels. Rumour has it a Tower Bridge club is also in the pipeline.
47 Kentish Town Road, Camden, NW1 8NX
MEET YOUR MATES: Gravity Wandsworth
Gravity Wandsworth has just opened its doors. Behind them lie eight immersive experiences set over three floors. Take a spin on the electric go-kart racetrack, go bowling on a 14-lane AR alley, and challenge your mates to darts. There’s also an AR shuffleboard, an electric game box, an e-sports gaming area, and an arcade. After an evening of games, tuck into noodles at the Japanese kitchen, alongside craft beer or cocktails from the New York-style bar. Games start from £10pp.
Southside Wandsworth, Wandsworth High Street, Wandsworth, SW18 4TF
TREAT YOURSELF: Game Season At Lyle’s, Shoreditch
Michelin-starred restaurant Lyle’s has created a set menu (£xpp) to celebrate British game coming into season. Available throughout autumn, the five-course menu includes game liver parfait with toasted milk bread, damson jelly and dehydrated blackcurrant; mallard with beefsteak mushrooms; pheasant with black cabbage and girolles; and grouse served with mushrooms and dried plums.
Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, E1 6JJ
FEAST ON THIS: Dirty Dozen BBQ Competition At Signature Brew, Walthamstow
On Sunday 19th September, Signature Brew on Blackhorse Road hosts ‘The Dirty Dozen’ BBQ competition. Head to the brewery to try 24 pork dishes cooked by 12 top pros who are going head to head to win the ‘Grand Pork Chef’ title. The judges will decide whose BBQ is best, while you tuck into four plates of meat and a selection of Signature Brew beers. Tickets cost £27.50pp and all proceeds go to children’s charity Over the Rainbow – even more of a reason to get involved.
Unit 15 Uplands Business Park, Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, E17 5QJ
HIT THE SOFA: Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali, Netflix
Blood Brothers just dropped on Netflix. The documentary tells the story behind the friendship – and falling out – of two of the 20th century’s most iconic figures. Drawing on insider voices (including Malcolm X’s daughter and Ali’s brother Rahman) and never-before-seen footage, you’ll hear about their complex friendship, and the symbiotic rise of the charismatic and outspoken Olympic champion, and the ex-con turned intellectual revolutionary who railed against oppression. A must-watch for sports and history buffs.
FIND YOUR NEXT READ: Backyard Book Swap At Treehouse Hotel London
Treehouse Hotel London has created the Backyard Book Swap in its courtyard café, where you can donate and find a range of second-hand books. Once you’ve finalised your reading list, stop for a coffee. With each book swap, £1 will be donated to International Book Aid to raise money for libraries in schools, universities, refugee camps and hospitals worldwide.
14-15 Langham Place, Marylebone, W1B 2QS
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