July 31, 2015

We still have one more glorious month of summer left, and we’re going to grab it with both hands. Pass the Pimms and don your sunnies because there’s still a lot of summer fun waiting to be had. From rooftop cinemas to outdoor bootcamps, we’ve pulled together the best events you should attend in August.

Keash Braids

It’s all about braids. This month Keash Braids will be housed at our Oxford Street store for all your hair styling needs. From glitter treatment to rings and charms, Keash Braids have got it covered. Head down to the pop-up and choose from 12 braid styles, experiment with non-permament colour and kiss curls.

Don’t forget to take part in our competition by sharing a photo of your Keash Braids on Instagram or Twitter to win a £250 online spend + Fuji Film Instax 8 Mini. Just include @UOEurope, @KeashBraids and #UOKeash to win.

200 Oxford Street, Urban Outfitters
Appointments available during store hours; Monday to Saturday 9.00 – 20.00, Sunday 12.00 – 18.00.
£15 – £25

Pillow Cinema

Who doesn’t love a big fat pillow, BYOB (and snacks for that matter) plus rooftop views of London at sunset? That’s right, Pillow Cinema brings all of the cinema game. Throw a bunch of cult classic films into the mix and you’ve got the recipe for the perfect Saturday night. Think Clueless, Donnie Darko, The Breakfast Club…we hear your squeals of delight.

155 New North Road
£12.50 per person

Abra Kababra

Love BBQ? Love Abra Kababra. Prepare yourself for a day/night kebab extravaganza, set in a warehouse in Dalston (obvs). Head down from 3pm to enjoy local beers and Turkish-themed cocktails well into the night. Kebabs will be brought to you by London’s reigning meat champions: Chick’n Sours, Smokehouse, Mangal 1, Berber & Q and Lucky Chip. Anything you’re not liking the sound of here? No, thought not.

August 1st, 3pm – 11pm | 28 Miller Avenue Dalston E8 2DS

Body Bootcamp & Outdoor Swim

Embrace those long summer nights for all you’re worth, because come October you know you’ll be pining for daylight hours and cursing the encroaching dark at 4pm. Take part in an hour long BODY by FRAME class. Cool off by taking a dip in the Kings Cross Pond afterwards and luxuriate in how lean and fit you feel.

August 12th, 6.30pm | Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross

Pop Brixton

Everyone loves a cheap bite to eat, especially in London. Pop Brixton, an untidy mass of shipping containers complete with wooden walkways and communal dining spaces, houses a range of vendors where you can grab yourself some delish food for just over a fiver. From the Koi Ramen Bar to Mexican tacos, German wurst or a range of Caribbean food, Pop really does have it all. Supported by local activists, an architect, developer, and Lambeth Council, Pop has transformed a disused space into a local hub for drinks and eats.

Pop Brixton | 53 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ


The new Soundscapes exhibition at The National Gallery is a dark labyrinth of space and sound. Located in the depths of the Salisbury wing, work your way through six paintings for which sound artists and musicians have composed ‘soundtracks’. Of course, Jamie xx has contributed to the collection, soundtracking an impressionist seascape with bubbling patters of electronic beats, pulsing, synergetic and ultimately more-ish.

8th July – 6th September | Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun 10am-6pm; Fri 10am-9pm
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square £10

Chrome & Black Present: The Battle of Waterloo

Europe plays host to some of the most talented graffiti artists around. From the splattered streets of Berlin and Barcelona to Lisbon and London, we’re pretty much winning at the graffiti thing. If you’re a fan, head down to the ‘graffiti tunnel’ in Waterloo to see 40 upcoming artists battling it out in the modern ‘Battle of Waterloo’. There’ll be food vans galore, DJs playing some sweet tunes and a visual feast awaiting you.

Saturday 22nd August, 10am – 6pm | Leake Street Tunnel, Waterloo
More details here

It was acceptable in the 80s

The 80 spawned neon, lycra, MTV and bad perms, but it also gave rise to our favourite mode of exercise: AEROBICS. On August 25th pop over to Pop Brixton for a killer workout to all your favourite 80s anthems. Refresh after class with Home Grown juices and indulge in some post workout food at Pop.


August 25th 7pm | 49 Brixton Station Road
Tickets £15

Notting Hill Carnival

August is all about Notting Hill Carnival. It’s a staple London, if not European, festival experience, and we’re excited to get our party on in the quaint streets of Notting Hill. Get ready for carnival floats, more Caribbean food stalls than you can shake a stick at and a lot of colour.

If it couldn’t get any better, our favourite raw food restaurant Nama will be at the heart of the carnival with a selection of drinks and snacks, available to take-away from 10am-7pm on Sunday and Monday.

Sunday 30th August – Monday 31st August | Chepstow Road, Westbourne Grove, Ladbroke Grove

Visions Festival

Summer is all about festivals. Last month it was Lovebox and this month it has to be Visions fest. What more could you ask for than underground music, street food, craft markets and heaps of summer antics in Hackney? The line-up includes Camera Obscura, The Antlers, Oscar, Toy, Fat White Family and more.

Saturday 8th August | Hackney
Tickets £30