Summer is on the way, and while some have already booked their flight tickets and are eagerly waiting for a getaway holiday or still hunting for one with a fair price to make the most of this season, others are much more relaxed and awaiting the upcoming outdoor events in the city itself to chill out and to appreciate the rare spectacle of sunshine in London. The beginning of July announces a variety of events where the UK will shine to its brightest colours and spiciest flavors, especially London. If you have not yet planned a getaway then there are a few options that might tickle your fancy in the coming week. Here is a taste of what you may have missed in the last week.
Those who made their way to the Euro Car Park in Shoreditch enjoyed delicacies of a revolving cast of dozens of food stalls and trucks which had served a mouth watering variety of global cuisine including burritos, fried chicken, schwarma, sushi, halloumi souvlaki, pad thai, wood-fired oven pizza, jerk chicken and deep-fried frogs’ legs at Geaux Cajun, that amateur foodies seeking new food experience have tried to tickle their taste bud. There was an array of food and beverages from Orchard Pig cider to bottles of champagne on the bar to choose from. A special “V Corner” was available for the vegans and there was also be a sugary selection of desserts. This urban food fest had no entry fee, and entertainment wasn’t missing with up-coming bands and entertainers rounding out the experience.
One particular online event that did not go amiss either was the Wear Your Lucky Pants to Work Day which happened for the very first time on Wednesday 25th of June. From now on this event will be a yearly one organized by Luckypantsbingo.com that has teamed up with Starlight Children’s Foundation, to raise funds and awareness for this special charity that helps to put a smile on the lips of kids suffering from severe or terminal illnesses and their family.
While some were still wondering what to do in their spare time awaiting the outdoor events, others were playing the 90 Ball bingo special Prebuy game called Bingo For Charity at Lucky Pants Bingo on the 25th of June, where the pot kept on growing until the very last seconds before the start of the game where it reached over £4000, and was later donated to the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
A night at the zoo can be in your schedule for the coming weeks, as London Zoo late night openings hours every Friday are back this year until the end of July. London Zoo Lates offer a chance to visit the 175,000 animals after-hours including the Sumatran tigers in the zoo Tiger Territory enclosure. You may as well enjoy a program of entertainment covering talks, improvised comedy, physical theatre, roving performance, carousel rides and an acoustic stage. Wine tasting opportunities and pop-up bars will also be on offer along with street-food stalls serving global cuisine. This is a unique opportunity to see the wild side of London during the night.