As soon as the sun came out, half of you probably rushed to the nearest beach. Or the nearest pub. Or the nearest airport. Now you're back in the real world and you've spent all your money. It means that we can't go and see the Summer exhibition at Buckingham Palace (we love an excuse to be nosy!) and we can't go and see Orlando Bloom in 'In Celebration' (apparently it's not very good anyway). As always, we've come to rescue you from sitting in and feeling sorry for yourself. Look at all this fun stuff you can do without spending a penny:
Monday: Clubbing on Monday's should happen more often. It makes it feel much more naughty. Thankfully, you can go to The Long Slow Kiss On The Lips at the Dogstar on Coldharbour Lane. It's open til two so don't expect to be feeling great at work the next day.
Tuesday: Free theatre on a Tuesday is becoming a bit of a regular thing. This is a great thing in our book so we're excited about Romeo and Juliet at the BAC. This time, it's being told as a thriller. They just ask that you pay what you can, so don't be too cheap and try and give them something.
Wednesday: If you fancy doing something a bit more interesting than sitting in a pub, then why not try I Knit London? Get pissed, knit a tea cosy. Though we imagine it will look a lot better at the start of the evening. Pop into their shop in Bonnington Square.
Thursday: There's always loads of art exhibitions going on in London. It seems wrong not to mention the one about the Great Fire of London being held at London Wall today. Apparently it's a multimedia show which should be interesting.
Friday: We don't venture out of central London enough. So tonight, we're off to Abbeyfest 2007 - a music theatre and comedy festival that's on until 27th August. Tonight you can see Damien Flood and dance away to some soul and R&B
Saturday: For something a bit more serious, The Palace of Westminster is holding an exhibition on the abolition of British slavery. Not the lightest of exhibitions we've ever suggested, but very important none the less.
Sunday: We can't remember a summer with so many different festivals. This time, it's the turn of The London Mela at Gunnersbury park and celebrate all things in Asian art and creativity. A great way to round the week off.
Or, you could stay in and organise your sock drawer instead.
Photo from Jason Rogers' flickr stream.
Times vary for each venue. Check the websites for more information.