hellomagazine.comCheck out our list of hot events for the weekend and coming week, from screenings at Wimbledon to a fun-filled visit to Shrek's Adventure for the kids
Shrek's Adventure! London
Visiting this attraction is a good idea all year round, but families doing it over summer will be able to pick-up some ogre-size gardening tips as well as receiving their very own 'swamp garden' seed pack to take home and see how green fingered they can be!
Created in partnership with Notcutts Garden Centre, the DreamWorks Tours: Shrek's Adventure! London summer holiday activities will aim to encourage children to discover their own 'green' fingers and get planting at home.
Once guests have hopped on the magical 4-D bus and been whisked off to Far Far Away they will arrive back to a lush giant garden where Shrek himself will be handing out the limited edition seed packs in his own Shrek garden.
For those youngsters who want to learn more about gardening when they get home there will also be a range of garden videos shared throughout the summer holidays so they can keep on learning and growing!
notcutts.co.uk and shreksadventure.com/london
The Eagle - Shepherd's Bush
With temperatures in the high 20s this weekend, it's no surprise we're all craving a good pub with an equally good garden, so why not head over to The Eagle, which has recently reopened in Shepherd’s Bush.
It is indeed a Geronimo Inn's and it has style – the menu is all about seasonal classics from brunch until lunch and into the evening. Locally sourced ingredients, embracing the farm to fork ethos.
The garden is a gem with plenty of space, a Burger Shack, (veggie burgers, classic beef or chili pulled pork) and an outside bar. And to top it off, the service is exquisite!
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Wimbledon afternoon tea
Wimbledon fever has hit the nation, and what better way to get involved than with an afternoon tea? We've rounded up the best places to tuck into a tennis-inspired feast, including at Aviary restaurant and rooftop bar in central London (pictured) - click herefor more inspiration!
Wimbledon screenings around London
Missed out on Wimbledon tickets? Fear not, as there are plenty of venues across the capital that will be screening all of the action from SW19 in their dedicated Wimbledon fan zones, and you may get some tennis-inspired food and drink to boot. We've rounded up five of our favourites - click here!
Beer fans, listen up! Named after Greenwich's most famous feature (time), the Meantime Brewery is the largest to open in the capital since the 1930s. Every weeknight and weekend, members of the public can enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour around the working brewery, gain insight into how Meantime beer is made, embark on a tutored tasting of some super tasty beers and have a laugh with some like-minded beer fanatics.
Afterwards, guests are invited to enjoy a pint in Meantime's Tasting Rooms – a bar that is far from your average local watering hole! It's the chance to enjoy a brew in the guts of a working brewery, watching the brewers work their magic just metres away.
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Fancy a change this weekend? Then head to STK London where they have launched their brand new summer menu. The modern steakhouse has plenty to offer with their finest seasonal seafood, meats, fresh and hearty salad options, alongside its extensive USDA and British steak selection. And for those who have a sweet tooth, the classic New York cheesecake with fresh strawberry coulis, sweet and sharp sorbet and strawberry ginger compote is not one to miss!
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S.Pellegrino at Harvey Nichols
This summer, S.Pellegrino is hosting a series of Michelin starred banquets at the Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Terrace in London and Edinburgh. Guests will be able to indulge in innovative and creative menus developed by critically acclaimed chefs who will explore their own Itineraries of Taste through a menu that showcases their unique culinary journey into the world of gastronomy. Starts July to September, tickets are available: http://bit.ly/SPellegrinoTickets
Grosvenor Film Festival
Who doesn't love an outdoor film screening? Summer In The Square is back this week, with a full list of events on offer including the popular Grosvenor Film Festival, presented by Nomad Cinema.
Grosvenor Square in the heart of glorious Mayfair will be transformed into a relaxed haven offering free cultural and community events including giant table tennis, live theatre, a range of workshops and of course cinema screenings! La La Land, Top Gun and Psycho are among the offerings. Follow the link below to book.
Big Screen On The Green is back for another long weekend of outdoor fun. Dust off your old picnic blanket and come and experience the best of all things Parsons Green this summer... Think a glass of bubbles in hand, whilst socialising amongst friends in the sun and watching British Summer sport, BP Big Screen | Turandot live from the Royal Opera and the best of quintessentially English entertainment - then you've got the picture!
Looking for a new cultural activity in London? Head to the Palm Tree Gallery which has just unveiled its Memoryscapes exhibition - a new collection of works by the very talented contemporary British artist, Georgie Mason. Inspired by her recent travels to South America, Memoryscapes is evocative, mysterious and renders past memories in gloriously sharp and dreamy detail.
Hailed as one to watch, Georgie has won several accolades and showcased at the esteemed Royal Academy Summer Exhibition last year, where her work sold out on opening night. Memoryscapes is open until 10 August.
Pina Colada Day
Do you suffer from Monday blues? Here's something to cheer you up this week: Monday 10 July is National Pina Colada day! To celebrate, Malibu Rum has turned a tuk tuk into a three-wheeled road-worthy giant pineapple, and it will be driving around the streets of London this Monday. Hello! Fashion Monthly's intrepid team road-tested it over Waterloo Bridge, choosing to sing along to Wham's Club Tropicana blasting from the on-board sound system.
You too can go for a spin in the Malibu Pineapple, which will whizz you around the London streets at a bone shaking top speed of 42 miles per hour.
To win a ride, if you spot the tuk tuk anywhere in London, take a picture and upload it to social media (Instagram: @maliburumuk Twitter: malibuUK) with the hashtag #freeride #pinacoladaday