WHAT’S ON LONDON: MAYApril 29, 2016
May is here in a flurry of
sunshine snow. But we don’t care about all that because we’ve compiled a guide full of amazingness for you to consume. Take it all in and then go do!
Peckham Rye Music Festival
This year’s first ever Peckham Rye Festival, presented by Friends of Ours celebrates the local music scene, bringing together the labels and record stores of Peckham. The line-up is packed full of heavy-hitting techno including Pangaea, Hesseltime, Throwing Shade, Tenderlonious and Nikita. You can check out the full line-up here.
Get ready for some all-day dancing.
Details: Various venues in Peckham | 13th – 15th May | Tickets £18 – £35
Farmacy, Notting Hill
The latest clean eating joint to hit London, Notting Hill’s Farmacy is the herbivore’s dream. Founded by Camilla Al-Fayed, the plant-based restaurant serves up a delicious array of vege and vegan comfort eats, including a black bean and mushroom burger, nachos, pizza and ice cream sundaes. Their all-day menu is free from refined sugars, additives and dairy.
Details: Now open, 74-76 Westbourne Grove, London, W2
My Slice Pizza Festival
Pizza for dinner, pizza for dessert, pizza all day, errryday. The My Slice pizza festival celebrates all things cheese and tomato with a festival dedicated to our favourite food form. There’ll be pizza cones, pizza waffles, pizza popcorn and by the end, you might never want to see pizza again. But there’ll also be beer pong, a giant Connect Four and a tomato throwing contest. Hearing anything you don’t like the sound of? Precisely.
Details: Wembley Park | 30th May – 30th July | 12pm – 9pm | Tickets £15 – £30
Birdies Crazy Golf Club
Birdies swaps out the tunnels at Waterloo for a crazy golf set-up on a rooftop in Stratford. The course features nine holes, loops and half pipes and of course food from RockaDollar Dogs.
Details: Roof East, Level 8 Stratford Multi-storey Car Park, Stratford | 3rd May to 28th August | Mon to Fri 5pm-11pm, Sat 12noon-11pm, Sun 12noon-10.30pm | £9 per adult
Rooftop Film Club
We all love a novelty experience, and what’s more novel than taking to the sky to watch a film? Located at the top of Bussey Building in Peckham Rye, the Rooftop Film Club will be screening a range of cult, classic and new releases. You can see the full list of screenings here. And don’t forget to bring a waterproof jacket. Because England.
Details: Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Southwark | 4th May to 30th September | £15
Healthy fast food? Um, yes. Farmer J is another City opening that will bring delicious grub to your desk. From breakfast pots and protein smoothies to cold-pressed juices and raw energy bowls, Farmer J is all of the health. There’ll also be char-grilled meat and fish, which you can add grains, salad or roasted vegetables to. All of the products are seasonal and sourced from welfare farms in the UK.
Details: Opens 9th May | 107 Leadenhall Street EC3A 4AA | From £6.50
Macramé Making at The Alice House
Get crafty with a macrame-making session at The Alice House with Wool and the Gang. Experts will be on hand to untangle you and dish out the top tips to help you on your way to crafty perfection.
Details: Wednesday 4th May | The Alice House, Queens Park | 7 – 9pm | £15
A celebration of talented creatives and entrepreneurial initiatives, UO HACKTIVE is a community of creators. UO HACKTIVE acts as a global creative cloud, pushing boundaries and pioneering new technology. It is a celebration of independent practices; the space where art overlaps with music, fashion and tech. Digitally enabled, we are searching, finding, gathering and sharing alternative visions.
Details: Open Saturday: 10 – 7pm, Sunday: 12 – 6pm | Urban Outfitters Spitalfields, 132 Commercial Street
Midnight Apothecary’s rooftop bar
It might be May but if you hadn’t noticed, it’s still pretty nippy. Get toasty at Midnight Apothecary’s rooftop cocktail bar and toast some ‘mallows on one of their firepits. Listen to live music, consume some alcohol and watch the sun set over the river.
Details: Every Friday & Saturday until end of September | Brunel Museum Rooftop | Tickets £5
Just-Fab Italian Street Food
Hop on board the vegan Italian food bus in the heart of Hackney for delicious and locally sourced morsels with a zero-mileage policy. Dine on the top deck and choose from a spread of pastas and homemade lasagnes.
Details: 455 Hackney Road E2 9DY | 11am – 10pm
Spin – The Cycling Festival
Spin is London’s festival dedicated to all things two wheels.Tthere’ll be a Frame Lab offering workshops and presentations on building your own bike, as well as start-ups and cycle brands exhibiting gadgets and clothing. Try out the happy, shiny bikes on test tracks and generally enjoy yourself at the craft beer stalls, street food vendors and live music.
Details: Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane | 20th – 22nd May | Tickets £16 per day