6 Things To Do In London This Weekend (6-8 July 2018)

03 Jul 2018 | Updated on: 27 Sep 2022 |By Abi Sritharan

Kick-start July with our guide to what's on this weekend in London (7-8 July 2018)

Scoop: A Wonderful Ice-cream World

Seeking something sweet this weekend? Experimental duo Bompas and Parr, founder of The British Museum of Food, present a new summer exhibition dedicated to ice cream. The immersive Scoop exhibition at the newly developed BMoF museum in Kings Cross, explores the past, present and future of the warm weather staple. The unique and sensory showcase exhibits the largest collection of ice-cream paraphernalia in the world, alongside a host of interactive activities. Sample glow-in-the-dark ice-cream; walk through a vanilla fog and indulge in a pastel-hued ice-cream parlour. It’s the ideal place to cool off this weekend.

Standard tickets from £13.23, 3 July-30 September, bmof.org

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

The Royal Horticultural Society’s largest flower festival returns this week to Hampton Court Palace. Meander through exquisite show gardens, partake in a floral masterclass or pick up some cultivating tips from none other than Raymond Blanc. There is also an array of dining options to choose from, including waterfront restaurants, fine-dining and a champagne bar, set against the dramatic backdrop of the palace.

Tickets from £22, 3-8 July, rhs.org.uk

Henley Royal Regatta

The world-famous Henley Royal Regatta returns this weekend for a five-day boating extravaganza. The prestigious riverside event attracts thousands of visitors each year and consists of over 200 races. Continue the celebrations at one of the many pop-up bars or at in Chinawhite tent, headlined by Cedric Gervais.

From £35, 7-8 July, chinawhite-henley.com

Friday Nights at Sartoria, Savile Row

Finish your working week at Sartoria, the contemporary Italian restaurant on Mayfair’s Savile Row. Every Friday evening, enjoy early evening aperitifs and Cicchetti sharing plates, spanning aubergine croquettes, crispy calamari, spiced zucchini fries and generous cheese platters. Sit out on the terrace, perfect for people watching in Mayfair, or pull up at the gleaming bar for a front row seat as Sartoria’s esteemed bar staff shake up a storm. There are live DJs from 9pm, setting off the weekend in style.

20 Savile Row, Mayfair, London W1S 3PR, sartoria-restaurant.co.uk

Art Night

Enjoy an all-night-long art festival this Saturday, taking place across Nine Elms, Vauxhall and Southbank. The main event is curated by Hayward Gallery and features live music performances, murals and multi-media installations, as well as numerous other exhibitions and installations spread across 50 venues in London.

Free Entry, 7 July, 2018.artnight.london

The Stand-up Paddleboarding World Tour

For the very first time, the Stand-up Paddleboarding World Tour is coming to London this weekend. Cheer on paddleboarding professionals as they compete on the River Thames and Royal Docks, for the opening leg fo the S.U.P. world tour. To celebrate, there will be entertainment throughout the afternoon in the east village at the Royal Docks, including live music, food and drink.

Free Entry, 7-8 July, londonsupopen.com