If you hadn't noticed, we've been having a love affair with this city since we can remember. Hackney cabs, bagels at four in the morning, grumpy commuters, all night clubbing. It seems nothing is missing. Except maybe one thing: the countryside.
It sounds strange, but sometimes it's OK to miss all things green and the sound of a cow. The smell of them sometimes too (alright, maybe not). So next month, those wonderful people at Innocent (yes, the friendly smoothie makers) are bringing the countryside to us. Enter stage left, The Innocent Village Fete.
Over the 4th and 5th August, Regents Park will be transformed before your very eyes. There will be more bunting than you've ever seen in your life, let alone in London (honestly - they're trying to break the bunting record!). We at Londonist love a bit of bunting.
And you'll be able to throw a few coconuts and dance around a maypole. There's even a bit of ferret racing. But we're more excited about the Morris Dancers (yes, really). As for entertainment, you may also want to get excited about the following: Dotcomedy, Paloma Faith and The London Swingdance Society.
Yes, it all sounds rather civilised. But this is the countryside after all. So find some friends, a picnic blanket and a frisbee and spend the weekend just chilling out with an ice lolly.
Very pretty sunflower image from Dinogen's flikr.
Innocent Village Fete is on 4th and 5th August in Gloucester Green, Regents Park from 11am - 7pm. Tickets are only a fiver but they're selling out quickly so get yours here. We'll see you at the cake stall.