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It’s a wonderful weekend to be outdoors, whether that’s at a music festival, cricket match or even the cinema!
The Second Investec Ashes Test at Lords Cricket Ground
See top cricketers from England and Australia battle it out in the second Test of one of sporting’s most celebrated contests. Started in 1882, the biennial Ashes series alternates between Australia and England – but the degree of rivalry remains constant! Comprised of five Test matches, played at different English venues over the summer, the 2013 Ashes will be an absorbing spectacle watched by millions across the world. This weekend the competition takes place at Lord’s, one of the world’s most famous cricket grounds whose history dates back to the 1700s. Tickets start from £58. 18-21 Jul
Alexandra Park’s 150th Anniversary Celebration
London is full of incredible green spaces, and the 196-acre Alexandra Park is no exception. Opened in 1863, the park not only boasts panoramic views of London, but also a deer park, horse racing course, boating lake, miniature Japanese village and much more. On Sunday you can celebrate the park’s long history with a variety of free family activities and entertainment, provided by local businesses, entertainers and community groups. Activities take place from 11am to 4pm. 21 Jul
Redemption: An Alcohol-Free Bar
England’s capital is full of great bars, breweries and distilleries, but if you’re in the mood for an alcohol-free evening why not head to Redemption, a pop-up alcohol-free bar? Serving healthy raw food, delicious deserts and a variety of mocktails, this is a great venue for those looking for an alternative way to party. The first Redemption takes place in Bethnal Green’s Netil House for 10 consecutive Sundays. Just don’t confuse it with the brewery of the same name! Starts Sunday 21 Jul
The Nomad Cinema, Various Venues
Dubbed ‘one of London’s best outdoor cinemas’, The Nomad Cinema is back with another great line-up of classic, cult and mainstream films. You can see everything from School of Rock to The Lost Boys in some very special London locations, including Brompton Cemetery and the Hyde Park Lido. The screenings all have a fun, festival feel and you can buy snacks and cocktails to enjoy with the film. What’s more, 100% of the profit goes to The Sustainability Institute charity in South Africa. Screenings vary, see the website for full details and ticket prices. Until 21 Sep
Lovebox Festival, Victoria Park
See the likes of Goldfrapp, Plan B and Annie Mac at Lovebox, one of London’s most popular summer festivals. As well as three days of performances by top musical artists across multiple stages, you can enjoy theatrical and art installations, as well as an array of delicious food and drink. Tickets start from £43.45. 19-21 Jul