6 Glorious Things To Do In London This Weekend (2-4 August 2019)

30 Jul 2019 | Updated on: 27 Sep 2022 |By Abi Sritharan

This weekend, enjoy bottomless brunch at an eco-friendly members' club, open-air film screenings and new exhibitions in London

Regent Park’s Open Air Theatre Presents Evita (all weekend)

Regents Park’s Open Air Theatre season culminates with a new production of Evita, performed beneath the stars. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, which is based on the true-life tale of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, is directed by Jamie Lloyd, who previously directed Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre, starring Tom Hiddleston.

Date: 2 August-21 September Time: Varies Price: From £25 Location: The Regent’s Park, Inner Circle, NW1 4NU Closest Station: Regent’s Park

Website: openairtheatre.com

Dominique Ansel Bakery Summer Marché, Belgravia (all weekend)

The chic Dominique Ansel Bakery in Belgravia, known as King of the Cronut, is celebrating the fruits of summer this weekend with a special farmers’ market-style pop-up. Tuck into ten limited-edition tarts including Kentish cherry, honey-poached apricot and jubilee strawberry and Cornish clotted cream, served with a generous dose of summertime merriment.

Date: 2-4 August Time: 8am-8pm/9am-8pm on Sunday Price: Free entry Location: Dominique Ansel Bakery London, 17-21 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, SW1W 9RP Closest Station: Victoria

Website: dominiqueansellondon.com

State Room Openings at Buckingham Palace, Kensington (all weekend)

This weekend, Buckingham Palace is opening its golden gates to the public for the summer, allowing access to the historic staterooms. Roam the opulent ballroom; lavish throne room; drawing room and gallery, hung with an array of important artworks. It also allows you to visit the Queen Victoria’s Palace exhibition, which celebrates 200 years since the influential monarch was born.

Read more: The Real Victoria: A Look Inside the Life and Home of the Influential Monarch

Date: 20 July-29 September Time: 9.30am-7.30pm Price: From £25 (adult), £14 (child) Location: Buckingham Palace, Westminster, SW1A 1AA Closest Station: Green Park

Website: rct.uk

The Moon Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich (all weekend)

As the world celebrates 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is commemorating the anniversary with a unique exhibition dedicated to the moon. The celestial collection includes original artefacts from the Apollo 11 mission, on loan from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C, and both contemporary and historic artwork, including early observational drawings. The exhibition also looks to the future of space exploration and the real importance of the moon.

Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during Apollo 11- Courtesy NASA

Date: until 5 January 2020 Time: 10am-5pm Price: £9 (adult), £4.50 (child) Location: National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 9NF Closest Station: Cutty Sark

Website: rmg.co.uk

Arboretum Bottomless Brunch, Charing Cross (Saturday)

Arboretum is an eco-friendly members’ club in Covent Garden. Throughout August, the plant-filled wellbeing and co-working space is opening its doors to the public for a series of Saturday brunches. Enjoy fresh dishes from the plant-powered deli and free-flowing botanical cocktails, served with a party-starting soundtrack.

Date: Every Saturday in August Time: 11am-5pm Price: From £20 Location: 2A Charing Cross Road, Charing Cross, WC2H 0HF Closest Station: Leicester Square

Website: thebword.club

Luna Cinema outdoor film screenings (all weekend)

Luna Cinema returns for summer with a fresh line-up of new and classic films, shown in London’s renowned green spaces. Watch Marry Poppins Returns in the verdant grounds of Kensington Palace; critically-acclaimed The Favourite in Opera Holland Park and The Breakfast Club in Battersea Park. For little ones, there is Luna Kids; the UK’s first open-air cinema designed for children, taking place at Knebworth House and Hampton Court Palace.

Date: 28 July-29 September Time: Varies Price: Location: Varies

Website: thelunacinema.com

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