No Sweat Sports Day

Training six days a week to tone your body into peak physical condition does sound like a lot of hard work. If you favour competition done with a beer in hand, then this silly sports day, hosted by The Social Athletics Club, is a must.

There are 10 teams comprising 50 competitors in 15 sporting events including the world series of pong, tiddly winks, a staring contest, exotic-fruit bowling and the slippery slide.

A BBQ and summer cocktails will keep the energy levels up. Sportswear is mandatory, though.

Sat, July 28. 12pm-8pm, free.
Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, EC2A 3JX 
Station | Shoreditch High Street |

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Beer Tasting Festival

Are you bored of the same lager and ale selection (or seeing Brits chugging away on Foster’s)?

This fest (held on the last weekend of each month) has 15 British beers to sample, with booze experts offering advice and dispensing knowledge, at this riverside venue and its sun-drenched terrrace. We’ll drink to that.

July 28: 12pm-5pm, 6pm-11pm July 29: 1pm-6pm, £24
Terrace Bar, W2 1NB 
Tube | Waterloo

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Bob Marley Way Fest

This community street party, held on the titular Bob Marley Way in Lambeth, honours Jamaica’s famous son, as well as celebrating 50 years of Jamaican independence.

The line-up includes Devlin, Gappy Ranks, Sway and Lady Leshurr, with an emphasis on community spirit – the tickets are free, but you need to be a local.

Mon, July 29. 1pm-5pm, free
SE24 0LP 
Tube | Brixton


Jimmy’s Supper Club

This month-long pop-up restaurant specialises in five-course banquets boasting the best of British produce, all in themed evenings including ‘Dodgeball And Dinner’ and ‘Sunday Brunch Sports Club Day’.

As well as the exquisite grub, there’s movie screenings (Cool Runnings!), DJs, art exhibitions, cocktails galleries and more.

Until Aug 20. Times vary, £32
Annex East, E15 2JE 
Tube | Stratford

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BT London Live

Sod the rain and get involved with some outdoor Olympics fun. Running for the duration of the Games, there’s music (including New Order, The Barons Of Tang and The Temper Trap, as well as the Olympics Opening Concert), the action on big screens, and participatory sports, such as badminton and tennis.

You can enter a virtual race with Rebecca Adlington at Hyde Park, and go zip-lining or water-zorbing at Victoria Park, where there’s also a 55m tall observation wheel.

Hyde Park, Jul 28-Aug 11. Victoria Park, July 27-Aug 12. Times vary, free
W2 2UH; E3 5SN | Tube | Hyde Park Corner; Mile End


Last Mile Festival

If you fancy watching the Games while being entertained by top music, theatre, cabaret and more, while also feasting on sublime food and guzzling cocktails made for the summer sun (or English rain), then get along to London’s newest venue.
It boasts all the above and more (the odd event is ticketed, keep in mind).

July 28-Aug 12. Aug 29-Sept 9, free
E16 2BS | Station | Pontoon Dock DLR

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Project X

To uncover the secrets of this two-hour immersive theatrical experience, you’ll run around Covent Garden’s surrounds (with a guide) in this “killer concoction of time travel, murder and cryptic clues”. Still unsure exactly what to expect? Count us in there, too, but not knowing is part of the fun, right?

Weekends until Nov 4. 10am & 4pm, £30
WC2E 9DD | Tube | Covent Garden


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