Your weekend guide to London: 14 – 16 August

Got that #FridayFeeling yet? We sure do. There’s always tons to choose from when it comes to fun things to do in London. Here’s our pick of the best events going on in the capital this weekend.

1. Craft Beer Festival

Grab a pint at this festival, which is back for its third year.  Breweries from around the world will be featured, and there will be lots of food and music to keep you busy. A ticket gets you a festival tasting glass and unlimited beer samples.

When: 13 – 16 Aug

Where: Oval Space, Bethnal Green, E2 9DT

Cost: £38.50

2. Pillow Cinema Al Fresco

The Pillow Cinema Al Fresco pop-up is back with rooftop viewing and cosy bean bags. It’s BYO so load up on drinks and tasty snacks (and a pillow, obvs) before you get there. This weekend features the Ryan Gosling thriller Drive (Friday) and Wes Anderson’s delightful Grand Budapest Hotel (Sunday).

When: Friday, 14 August; Sunday 16 August, 20:45

Where: Snap Studios, Shoreditch, N1 6TA

Cost: £25

3. Seven Dials

This free one day festival in Covent Garden hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Alice Levine features an impressive lineup of music, performance and comedy. Highlights include performances by the Hackney Colliery Band, the Carole King Musical ‘Beautiful’ and comedy from Kerry Godliman.

When: Saturday, 15 August, noon-7pm

Cost: Free

4. Aromatherapy Associates at Liberty London

In need of some pampering? Head on over to Liberty for an Aromatherapy Associates facial, taking place in store this weekend. Their award-winning essential oil blends will leave you relaxed and glowing.

When: Sunday, 16 August

Cost: £55 for 45 minutes, and £75 for 60 minutes

5. National Rum Day at Grand Union

Sunday is National Rum day (any excuse) and Grand Union are taking full advantage by stirring up some cocktails with support from Barcadi. Sip on one (or two) of your choice, along with ice lolly alcoholic sorbets as you listen to Cuban sounds. Sunday doesn’t get much more chilled than that…

When: Sunday, 16 August

Where: Locations across the capital

Cost: Price of a cocktail

6. Secret Yoga Escape

Taking place in a beautiful Grade 2-listed building in the heart of Notting Hill, yogis will love this hour-long Jivamukti class, which comes accompanied by live music and a delicious post-workout veggie feast. Early bird tickets for this cool yoga experience have already sold out, but there’s still some full-price tickets left for grabs.

When: Sunday, 16 August, 1pm-4:30pm

Where: 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, W11 2QA

Cost: £45

By Reenat Sinay