Stella Artois: The Time Portal
Travel back in time with Stella Artois’s Time Portal this July. From 7th -10th July, Stella Artois, the Official Beer of Wimbledon, will take you on a journey through time back to Victorian London in search of the first ever Wimbledon tournament. The immersive theatre experience by Les Enfants Terribles and Framestore will place audience members at the centre of the performance, by involving them in a cinematic adventure from a modest looking bar through to the smoggy streets of London, guided by a mysterious character who is determined to take them to a little known tennis tournament that is just starting out.
Tickets are priced from £13.50 – £18 (including a £1 booking fee) for each 40 minute theatrical experience and include two complimentary drinks and Bompas and Parr food inspired by the Victorian world. To learn more or to book tickets visit wimbledon.stellaartois.com/the-time-portal.
The Chap Olympiad
The Chap Olympiad provides Londoners with a day-long celebration of English eccentricity to the backdrop of a traditional summer garden party. Taking place on Saturday 16th July at Bedford Square Gardens the party will have Olympiad games for the unathletic, live music, and Bourne & Hollingsworth’s trademark cocktails. The Olympiad games are designed to reward panache rather than sporting prowess, and require the minimum of physical exertion. Featuring such events as the Corby Trouser Press Challenge (an alternative assault course), Not Playing Tennis (the laziest ever game of tennis), and the eagerly observed Umbrella Jousting (as you might expect).
Tickets are £25 and available from www.thechapolympiad.com.
The Elizabeth Afternoon Tea
In honour of The Queen’s 90th birthday the Riverside Rooms is launching a limited-edition afternoon tea. Served from the 23 July – 31 August 2016, the afternoon tea includes an exclusive trip on the Coca-Cola London Eye which has its very own Queen Elizabeth Coronation capsule. The afternoon tea menu includes ‘Elizabeth’ themed classic treats such as The Balmoral sandwich – featuring fresh Scottish smoked salmon; The Mustique Cake – a passion fruit and coconut macaroon with mango ganache; and The Peggy Cake – a rich apple honey teacake which represents her Majesty’s first pony ‘Peggy’, who was partial to a crisp apple.
The Elizabeth Afternoon Tea at Riverside Rooms experience includes a 90-minute afternoon tea and a 30-minute rotation on the Coca-Cola London Eye. £59 for adults, £55 for children, and is available between midday – 4.30pm. Buy tickets.
Finding the Philosopher’s Stone
From Friday 22nd July – Monday 5th September be sure to pay a visit to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. The tour opens a special seven week feature to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the first Harry Potter film. For the first time ever, there will be a moving display of the Devil’s Snare that the magical trio encountered in their hunt for the Philosopher’s Stone in Creature Effects. Learn how one of Ron Weasley’s favourite games, Wizard’s Chess, was brought to life on a large-scale by Special Effects Supervisor John Richardson and his team. The giant chess pieces will move across a chequered board, as if by magic, on the Tour’s backlot. Book in advance at www.wbstudiotour.co.uk.
Carnaby Street Eat
Carnaby’s free food festival returns for its third and biggest year yet. On Saturday 23 July between 12-5pm restaurants of Carnaby are taking to the streets for one day only and hosting their own stalls. Including Dishoom, Cahoots, Jinjuu, The Detox Kitchen, Pizza Pilgrims, Dirty Bones and Señor Ceviche. There will also be a number of external food trucks trading on the day, along with DJs, cool chill out areas and live entertainment.
Entry is free and there will be £5 taster dishes as well as on the day offers. More info at www.carnaby.co.uk.
Big Screen On The Green
Located on Parsons Green over 9th– 10th July, Big Screen on the Green powered by Porsche gives you the chance to watch live Wimbledon, the British Grand-Prix and Euro 2016 Finals on super-sized LED screens. Alongside the sport you can also enjoy live music, guest DJ’s, fabulous gourmet food & inspired cocktails and pop-up shopping experiences. Brought to you by the team behind last year’s hugely successful Rugby on The Green, Big Screen on The Green will be raising funds for Cancer Research UK and Help The Heroes. Prices start from £10 for a day ticket available from www.bigscreenonthegreen.com