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This Week 11th - 17th August

11 August 2014 Jessica Johnston

Summer is in full swing so make the most of what London has to offer with our top picks!

 

 National Afternoon Tea Week

What to expect: a quintessentially British brew-up

This week some of London’s most luxurious venues are offering 25% off their exquisite afternoon tea menus. During National Afternoon Tea Week, tourists and tea loving locals will be spoilt for choice with a variety of participating hotels and restaurants to choose from across the city. Afternoon tea aficionados and first timers can hop aboard a vintage Routemaster and see the sights whilst they sip or experience an eccentric teatime at The Sanderson with an Alice in Wonderland inspired afternoon tea. Get booking this week to make the most of this tea-tastic offer!

National Afternoon Tea Week takes place from 11th – 17th August. To redeem the 25% discount all bookings must be made this week. For the full list of participating venues and to book, please click here.

 

 The Boy Who Climbed Out Of His Face

What to expect: 45 minutes without your shoes and socks

Shunt’s latest deliciously disorientating event opens this week, inviting audiences to disappear into a peculiar world within a world...within a world. Taking place on a former coaling jetty on the Thames at Greenwich, 30 barefooted audience members will be ushered into shipping containers every 10 minutes for what promises to be an utterly unique experience. Throughout the evening Shunt will also host a pop-up bar serving cocktails and street food for audiences to enjoy! This spellbinding event is an absolute must for all those brave enough, so make sure you book now!

The Boy Who Climbed Out Of His Face is on at The East Greenwich Coaling Jetty from 14th August – 28th September. Tickets cost £10, available here.

 

 Canary Wharf Jazz Festival

What to expect: a jazz extravaganza

London’s biggest free jazz festival is heading to Canary Wharf for an unmissable weekend of live music! The Canary Wharf Jazz Festival will host three days of free music in the grassy grounds of Canada Square Park where jazz lovers and passers by can soak up the sun and the sound of soul. Featuring a show stopping line up of world-class artists and emerging talents, visitors can enjoy a mesmerising musical programme celebrating everything from jazz-funk, big band and soul to instrumental, Latin and folk. Come rain or shine, this festival is sure to jazz up your weekend!

The Canary Wharf Jazz Festival will take place in Canada Square Park from 15th – 17th August. Admission is free, for full event listings please click here.

 

 Stand Up & Walk: Pistol Jack’s Camden

What to expect:  an interactive comedy walking tour

This Thursday evening, Londoners are invited to experience a night in Camden like never before! Adventurous guests are invited to join the world’s only Anglo-American, male-female, pop-rock, cabaret-comedy, double act: Pistol and Jack as they host their hilarious Stand Up & Walk tour around Camden. Taking guests through their own history of this iconic area in London, American pop princess Pistol and debauched Cockney rocker Jack tell stories of their encounters with super-injunctions, Jewish pop groups and stage dads on their journey towards celebrity. Ending with a few drinks in the pub, this tour has the makings of a great night out in London!

Stand Up & Walk: Pistol Jack’s Camden will take place on 14th August in Camden. Tickets from £7.95-£12.95, available here.

 

 Travel Photographer of the Year

What to expect: a photographic journey around the world

Don’t miss your last chance to see a stunning display of award-winning images from the Travel Photographer of the Year competition! Showcasing the winning submissions from the 2013 competition, this free exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society invites visitors to travel across the globe with a collection of breathtaking photographs. On Wednesday 13th from 6pm – 9pm the exhibition will also host an Enchanted Evening where visitors can enjoy a glass of wine and talk to the judges. With only one week left to go, make sure you catch this must-see exhibition before its too late!

The Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition is on at the Royal Geographical Society until 17th August, admission is free. For the Enchanted Evening event tickets cost £6 - £12, available here.

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