Things To Do In London At The Weekend: 1-3 July

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Things To Do In London At The Weekend: 1-3 July

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  • Wireless rocks Hyde Park today until Sunday, culminating in Pulp headlining. They should be good after their wee warm up gig at Worthy Farm.
  • For a more peaceful visit to Hyde Park, head for the new Serpentine Pavilion
  • The brilliant, free Watch This Space festival starts today bringing outdoor entertainment to Theatre Square outside the National Theatre on the Southbank until September.
  • London Street Photography Festival is on with exhibitions and events across the Kings Cross area.
  • Jamie Oliver mixes pop up kitchens, live music and comedy for The Big Feastival on Clapham Common today until Sunday. Tickets from £35, kids go free.
  • The City of London Festival continues with its eclectic mix of Australasian themed music events.
  • Visit Folly for a Flyover where the theme for the weekend is structures, with films, workshops, kids activities and the cafe to visit. And it looks cool.



  • Pride London takes over the centre of town with the big parade from Broadcasting House to Trafalgar Square starting at 1pm and a programme of live entertainment in the square and in Soho for the rest of the day.
  • It's the final day of Bishopsgate Institute's 'relaunch' week with free taster courses in art appreciation, ballroom dancing, creative writing and more, plus a free London in Peril talk.
  • Celebrating Fulham puts on a fair on the green at Parsons Green. There'll be 2 stages of live entertainment and lots for the kids to do. Free to attend, between noon and 5pm.
  • Greenwich and Docklands International Festival (GIDF) transforms Canary Wharf with Dancing City - an afternoon or free dance performances in unexpected places - between 1-5pm
  • Greenford Carnival livens up Ravenor Park between 12-7pm, £2 adults, kids free.
  • A 'garden party' takes place in St Martin's Courtyard, Covent Garden from noon with music, fashion, shopping and goodie bags for the first 100 to show up.
  • Watch the towering crimson giraffes move through Woolwich from 9pm as GDIF closes.


  • Greenwich World Cultural Festival is at Eltham Palace with free dance, music, theatre and circus between 12.30-4.30pm.
  • Explore east London at night with the 12 hour stroll led by poet, Inua Ellams and dropping in at several venues and other Create 11 events. 6pm-6am, free but you must book.

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Last Updated 01 July 2011