If you haven't been away this summer and want to dip your toes in the sand, the Urban Beach in the London Royal Docks is just the ticket. This weekend is set to be a scorcher in the capital and parts of the south so why not spend the day lounging on a deck chair or building sandcastles with the kids?
Another way to keep your family entertained is a trip to the cinema to watch Vacation. The summer flick, starring Christina Applegate and Ed Helms, tells the hilarious tale of an American family going on the road trip of their nightmares.
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With the hope of bringing his family together and spicing things up with his wife, Rusty Griswold, played by the hilarious Ed Helms, takes his missus and his two sons on a road trip across the US to their final destination, Walley World theme park. Rusty and the gang pack up their car but it doesn't take long before the promise of fun turns into one misadventure after another. Starring Christina Applegate as Debbie Griswold, and a cameo role by Chris Hemsworth.
Since the early 1960s David Bailey has been at the forefront of photography, fashion, portraiture, and reportage. A new exhibition in Edinburgh's Scottish National Gallery has gathered more than 250 of his impressive portraits, ranging from not so famous faces to stars including Johnny Depp, Jerry Hall, Kate Moss and Jack Nicholson. The celebrity photographer has curated the gallery himself and shown off the breadth of his work, arranging the portraits thematically.
To book tickets see nationalgalleries.org/whatson/exhibitions/baileys-stardust
© David Bailey
FOOD AND DRINK
Following the mantra "Spoil yourself without spoiling yourself", a new bar in Notting Hill has popped up that focuses on fresh, seasonal foods and non-alcoholic cocktails. If you're looking to have fun without feeling fragile the next day, head to Redemption – the only bar and restaurant in London whose menu has been designed by nutritional therapists. Spicy Vietnamese salad, I Scream Sundae and Apple Mockjito are just some of the delights on the menu.
To book a table and to see menus visit redemptionbar.co.uk
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Saturday is set to be scorcher in London and some parts of the south, so why not head to the Urban Beach located in the Royal Docks? A man-made beach, free of entry, has been set up for both kids and adults. Lazing in a deckchair, building a sandcastle, relaxing with a book and eating ice cream are just some of the activities on offer. Get down to the sandy beach before it closes on 30 August for the summer.
Free entry, londonsroyaldocks.com/urban-beach
Bridget Christie: A Book For Her
To celebrate the launch of her literary debut, A Book For Her, Bridget Christie has created a 50-minute comedy show with new material, followed by a book signing at the Edinburgh Fringe. The comedienne and proud feminist ridicules the shame of being female in a laugh-out-loud way.
To book tickets see tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bridget-christie-a-book-for-her
The Daughter's Secret
When 15-year-old Stephanie runs away with her teacher, her family is left devastated. Six years later a phone call to mum Rosalind brings the nightmare back, forcing everyone to face their parts in the drama, and confront new demons. Eva Holland's gripping debut is unputdownable.