Visit London Blog » bompass and parr http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 22 May 2015 17:44:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 What’s On This Weekend: 31 May – 2 June http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/05/whats-on-this-weekend-31-may-2-june/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/05/whats-on-this-weekend-31-may-2-june/#comments Mon, 27 May 2013 09:00:14 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=33453 June arrives in London this weekend, bringing with it lots of fun events and – hopefully – some sunshine too!

Toast Festival, Shoreditch

Shoreditch plays host to a thoughtful celebration of London’s dining culture this weekend, as the Toast Festival comes to town. Raising money for charity Action Against Hunger, the festival features talks by culinary luminaries such as Jeremy Lee and the Bompass and Parr team, as well as tastings, workshops and even an after party. Entry to the festival area, with its associated food stands and pop-up shop, is free, but tickets are required for talks and workshops. See the festival website for full details. 1-2 Jun 

The Soho Flea Market

Soho’s Dean Street will be closed to traffic on Sunday, as a range of artists, designers and craftsmen take over the street with stalls displaying their wares. Between 12pm to 8pm visitors can browse the unique stands and enjoy a variety of music and comedy performed on the outdoor stage. More information. 2 Jun

Ship Hats at the Cutty Sark 

Head to the Cutty Sark’s family fun weekend for a chance to learn about millinery and naval history. In honour of the fact that the ship once sailed under the Portugese flag as the Ferreira, the museum is inviting families to make spectacular ship hats in their special workshop, which can then be worn on Portugal Day on 10 June. The workshops are free with Cutty Sark entry (£12 for adults) and take place between 11.30am and 1.30pm, and 2pm to 4pm. 1-2 Jun 

The Circus Maximus Finals, Udderbelly Southbank

Udderbelly’s Circus Maximus contest has brought together 20 top circus acts to decide who will be crowned the UK’s top circus act. In the finals, you can see the last five acts perform a stunning new show that has been created especially for the competition. Expect spectacular displays of physical skill, as well as lots of laughs!  Tickets start from £23. Until 1 Jun

The Honeypot Pop-Up Kid’s  Boutique and Festival, Shoreditch

Children’s charity Honeypot is hosting a two day festival and pop-up clothes sale to raise money for the support it provides to young carers.  The event is open between 11am to 5pm on both days, and features a huge sale of kids’ clothes as well as workshops in street art, dance, music and fashion. You can also dazzle the crowds with your karaoke skills from the Honeypot Bus on Saturday afternoon – see the website for full event details and timings. 1-2 Jun

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Selfridges’ Boating Lake – On The Roof! http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/08/selfridges-boating-lake-%e2%80%93-on-the-roof/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/08/selfridges-boating-lake-%e2%80%93-on-the-roof/#comments Mon, 01 Aug 2011 15:00:49 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=22165 A couple of weeks ago, Selfridges opened up its roof to celebrate the Truvia Voyage of Discovery art installation created by the wonderful Bombas & Parr.

On arrival at the rooftop, six floors above Oxford Street, we were greeted by the sight of an emerald green boating lake, complete with small waterfall. We were invited to row across the lake in small boats and were given special crystals to exchange for cocktails.

It was lovely to enjoy this rare view of the rooftops and another random thing to add to the list of surprising things I’ve done in London.

This was the first time since the second World War that the Selfridges’ roof was opened to the public. Before the 1940s, the roof top was a very popular place to visit. It had included a café and even a miniature golf course, but until this recent boating stunt, had been closed to the public.

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