London's Recycled Rubble
We notice development going on across London from all the noise and dust in our eyes, but rarely do we think about what happens to all that rubble and soil once a site is cleared. Read on to find out how rubble is recycled and what happened to the land that lay on the Olympic site before the stadiums were built.
Things To Do
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LIVE STREET ART:
As part of its summer programme St Paul's Cathedral is welcoming three talented street artists, Inkie, CBloxx and Robert Jeffs who will be inspiring the public with their creativity both inside and out. £7/£13.50/£15.50, prebook, until 1 August
ENGINEERING OPEN HOUSE DAY:
Organisations across the UK are holding a day of engineering workshops for the curiously minded. Check out the timetable for details of who is taking part and how to register. London organisations involved include ITN Studios, The Brunel Museum and the Royal Opera House. Prices vary, prebook, 10am-3pm
PADDINGTON COVERS UNPLUGGED:
Acoustic music will be filling Norfolk Square Gardens all day, for the pleasure of tourists, workers and locals alike. Pull up a deckchair and enjoy the music with lunch from one of the food stalls, or join in a game of ping pong. Free, just turn up, 12.30pm-7.30pm
If you're in Covent Garden and feeling peckish, grab a burger from Little Water, wash it down with a glass of wine or choose from a shot of vodka; there are 16 varieties to try. £10.90, prebook, 5pm
BRIXTON SUMMER PARTY:
Brixton Jamm are bringing the festival vibes to south London this summer with an evening of DJs, street food, clothes stalls and summer cocktails. No wellies in sight! £8, prebook, 6pm
Batshit crazy trio Beasts are at Leicester Square Theatre tonight, serving up unabashed slices of low budget Free Willy remakes and very-almost full frontal nudity. £7, prebook, 7pm
THE WEREWOLF GAME:
Interactive games seem to be the new way to comfortably socialise without suffering an aching head the next morning. Head to The City College Building in Old Street for a night of werewolf fun. £7.50, prebook, 7pm
FILM STREET TOUR:
Meet at London Bridge before embarking on a tour of all the iconic London film settings including where Bridget Jones kissed the love of her life. £9, prebook, 7pm
THE CANDLELIGHT CLUB:
Tonight The Candlelight Club is celebrating the 1920s era of prohibition in a secret London location lit solely by candles. Come dressed in period flapper/ Great Gatsby-style costume. Expect vintage tunes and a bar stocked with classic cocktails from the era. £20, prebook, 7pm
Head to Comedy Carnival held at Bar Rumba in Piccadilly Circus for an evening of entertainment provided by award-winning international comedians. £12, prebook, 8pm
THE SENSORY SCORE:
Rich Mix in Shoreditch is hosting a sensory blindfold experience with bespoke tastes by gourmet chef Adam Thomason, original perfumes by Sarah McCartney and a tactile experience choreographed by BitterSuite. If you don't want to be blindfolded, come along and watch the experience unfold. £5/£7, prebook, 7.30pm, 8.15pm, 9pm, 9.45pm
If you haven't experienced an al fresco cinema experience this summer head to Camden's Backyard Cinema to see a screening of documentary Supermensch. Grab a cocktail, pull up a deckchair and enjoy the film. £14, prebook, 8pm
Second Shot Coffee is hoping to raise funds to open an ethical cafe in east London which aims to tackle homelessness one coffee shot at a time by offering homeless people barrister training, employment and a living wage. Visit their campaign page to find out more details, make a donation and lend your much needed support.
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