What to see
On Saturday 7th September head over to King Street Junction/Cheapside (EC2V 7QE) for the free outdoor street show Thank You for Having Us. This night-time parade will be performed by French street theatre company Générik Vapeur, along with flying trapeze artists Gorilla Circus as part of the Totally Thames festival. Expect an adrenaline-fuelled performance featuring daring aerial acrobatics, high-wire stunts, pyrotechnics and live music.
Elsewhere, the Hackney carnival takes place this weekend for those who didn’t quite get their fill of festival vibes at Notting Hill while vinyl aficionados are in for a treat in Peckham which is playing host to a record fair.
Where to eat
Gold, Portobello Road
Gold’s decorated facade ensures it stands out from the crowd on colourful Portobello Road. Notting Hill’s freshest opening has already attracted plenty of famous faces – from Princess Eugenie to Jourdan Dunn but it’s the food that is the main event here. Set over three floors, the menu has a simple formula: seasonal produce cooked in wood ovens. Book ahead – it’s popular.
Street food in Seven Dials
Seven Dials Market will be the first permanent site for street-food experts KERB, highlighting rising stars of London’s foodie scene such as Club Mexicana, Yum Bun and Rice Guys. The new food hall concept has opened in 19th century Thomas Neal’s Warehouse, a former banana and cucumber storage building in the heart of Seven Dials.
London’s greatest food producers and street food traders will come together under one roof, with Cucumber Alley becoming home to local businesses selling deli items and artisan produce, and the main market hall offering permanent sites to a number of established London street food vendors. Set in the heart of the West End, it makes an ideal stopping off point for lunch on the go.
Where to drink
Flight Club, Shoreditch
Let’s face it – darts isn’t the edgiest of sports but Flight Club may well change your perception of it. With each of the tables centred around a dart board with a screen to tot up your score, it’s the ideal place to have a night out with friends.
La Dolce Vita, The Berkeley
Enjoy Summer’s last hurrah with this fabulous Italian themed pop-up bar on the rooftop of the Berkeley Hotel. Sit by the poolside and ogle London’s skies with an Aperol Spritz in hand. You can even grab a sun lounger and enjoy a foot soak or facial from the spa team while you drink.