A weekend of (hopefully) sunny market wandering, Latin American street food, arts festivals and twilight cocktails.

Comida Fest Summer Season Vol .1

A hearty celebration of Latin American street food, the Comida Festival is hosting two summer events in London for 2018. This event will be held at the Cutty Sark Gardens in Greenwich with plenty of food, entertainment and music! Over 30 vendors will be preparing all of your cravings, favourites and lots of new dishes ready to discovered too, with seafood, BBQ and sweet treats to choose from.

London Symphony Orchestra Open-Air Concert

A fancy activity for those on a shoestring budget—hear London’s oldest symphony orchestra for free in an open-air concert in Trafalgar Square

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival

A free outdoor performing arts festival across the Greenwich and Docklands area with a programme of theatre, dance and street arts. The annual event is committed to diversity and has commissioned work by artists with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds. This year’s programme includes Fly By Night—a formation of trained pigeons, sound installation A Journey Of Our Own, Windrush 492—an installation with a soundscape written by acclaimed Greenwich playwright Roy Williams and a pedal-powered musical called Bicycle Boy.

Summer Season at Shakespeare’s Globe

See Shakespeare plays in the open (as they were intended). The summer season includes includes Hamlet, The Winter’s Tale, and Othello, and tickets start at £5.

Merge Festival

An annual festival curated by Illuminate Productions to celebrate the history and culture of Bankside. Bankside is the area close to the Southbank with winding medieval side streets and home to Shakespeare’s Globe and Tate Modern. The area will come alive for a two-week-long arts festival. Many of the events are free; so if you’re too skint to make it up to the cobbled streets of Edinburgh in August, you can get your fill of the artistic, the wonderful and weird in London this summer instead.

Midnight Apothecary

An atmospheric, candlelit drinking den is open on Friday and Saturday nights at Brunel Museum. Cocktail lovers can get cosy around the campfire with drinks, Greek street food and riverside views this summer. An advance ticket costs a fiver which includes entry to the museum—with an optional guided descent into the underground chamber (maybe do that bit before cocktail hour!).

Deptford Market Yard

Rivalling nearby Peckham and Brixton, the latest addition to the Deptford food scene Deptford Bites is a new weekly food and craft market from the events collective Eat Me Drink Me which will be on every Saturday. There will be a focus on South East London traders and makers with food stalls including Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, KraPow LDN, Muffin Man, Hank’s and Piadina Project and live music each week.

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