Detour | 3 Fun Things To Do in London this Weekend

3 Fun Things to do in London this weekend
Yo! It’s almost the freakin weekend and apparently there’s going to be sunshine and the temperature will resemble SUMMER!  You need to make the most of Saturday and Sunday, so I’m passing on my ideas for 3 Fun Things to Do in London this Weekend….

3 Fun Things to Do in London

1. Boating Lake, Dulwich Park 

When I want to row a boat or have a spin around a lake on a pedalo, I always head for the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park.  But the problem with this? Well so does everyone else when the sun shows its face in London.  So last weekend, after a little online research, I skipped Hyde Park and head down to Dulwich Park to have a spin around the lake on their green pedalo’s.

Sure, the lake isn’t as big as The Serpentine, but it’s still fun nonetheless!  And Dulwich Park, is a gazillion times LESS CROWDED, with a fantastic little cafe too.

£4 per person to rent a boat for 30 minutes.

Aperol Spritz at Franks Cafe Peckham

2. Frank’s Cafe, Peckham

Now you need to listen up if you have not put this bar on your Summer agenda!  Located at the top of a carpark in Peckham, Frank’s Cafe in my opinion is the coolest rooftop bar London has to offer.   There are definitely a bunch of other great rooftop spots, but they usually come with a once-over glance from the door staff who decide if you’re worthy enough to be let into their venue.  Franks is much cooler, much more laid back, and no once-over glances are given!

With free entry, it can sometimes take around 20 minutes to get in, as they have a ‘one in, one out’ policy, but what this means is that it’s never too overcrowded.  And when you get up there, the place is HUGE.  The bar is pretty big, so you’re never waiting too long for drinks, the food shack churns out the most amazing food, and there are plenty of spots to sit.

When the sun starts to set, everyone has their iPhone’s out.  Totally Instagram worthy.

Franks Cafe Peckham

Pop Up Screens Cinema

3. Pop Up Screens, London

Last Sunday I went to the open air screening of Footloose, organised by Pop Up Screens.  The weather was perfect and that’s definitely key to enjoying an outdoor cinema screening. We took along blankets, and drinks, and bought burgers and popcorn from the food stands.  The movie starts as soon as darkness sets in.  It was kinda surreal watching Kevin Bacon on the big screen in a park I’ve only ever sat in to sunbathe or jog through, but it was so much fun!

Pop Up Screens have locations all over London, but unfortunately don’t have screenings this weekend. There are loads of other outdoor cinema pop-up’s around the city though, and this is one experience not to miss.

Pop Up Screens cinema

Have a good weekend everyone! x

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