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Five Events To Help You Pretend It’s Still Summer in London

16 September 2019 | Billie Manning

The nights are drawing in and the temperature’s dropping. Jumpers are being pulled out of bottom drawers and someone’s already invited you to a Christmas do. But don’t let anyone tell you summer’s over – London is certainly still buzzing with plenty of sunny vibes. Here are 5 ways you can cling on to that July feeling.

Have fun on the farm
Farm Fest is Lee Valley Park Farms annual celebration of harvest time on the farm. This will be a perfect time to spend the last of the sunny days outside, especially for little ones, with all the usual animal suspects about to meet, greet and pet. Attendees can also enjoy live music, face painting, inflatables and a children’s entertainer, so you're sure to feel like you're back in festival season.
 
Farm Fest takes place on 21 September at Lee Valley Park Farms, EN9 2EF

Get some outdoor time with Luna Cinema
Luna Cinema is valiantly showing films at Brockwell Lido until the end of September when its final screening of Hook will see Peter Pan and the eponymous pirate tussle while you admire the night sky over South London. Later on in the year, you can watch the first Harry Potter film and more at Alexandra Palace over Guy Fawkes weekend… although Philosopher’s Stone gives us a suspiciously warm and Christmassy feeling…

Luna Cinema will be hosting cinema screenings in multiple venues across the UK until 7 October
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

✔️ LUNA

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Celebrate London talent at Underbelly
What could be more summery than a festival on the banks of the Thames? Underbelly Festival, now in its 10th year as a summery stalwart of London life, remains on the Southbank until the last day of September. There's a wealth of cabaret and drag rounding out the month of September, including a turn from the wonderful Myra Dubois, one of the stars of Bernie Dieter's Little Death Club earlier in the festival season. If you have little ones with you, and don’t fancy their chances near a fire-breather, why not catch the Showstoppers' Kids Show, where kids - and only kids - are in charge of controlling the story of the show. 

Underbelly Festival is at the Southbank until 30 September

Stay on a high at a rooftop bar
As Shakespeare once very famously said, “Get thee to a rooftop bar, go, before they close up for winter! To a rooftop bar, go, and quickly too!” Enduring summer fave Frank’s Café is open for Peckham residents (or those willing to board the overground) to enjoy until Saturday, whereas East Londoners have a little bit longer to enjoy the sun in Stratford at Roof East, which is keeping its doors open all the way until Christmastime. Over in Wapping, Skylight always approaches the changing seasons with a bang, shuffling their décor and drinks accordingly.

Frank's Café, Bold Tendencies, 7th-10th Floor Multi Storey Car Park, 95A Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST until 21 September, Roof East, Stratford Multi Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, London E15 1BB until 21 December and Skylight, Tobacco Dock (Pennington St entrance), London E1W 2SF
 

Go for gold with a free pint
Very appropriately, beer brewers supreme Five Points are throwing an 'End of Summer' yard party which will have you boogying until the sun disappears... possibly until next March. Partygoers will have the opportunity to try new and limited edition beers and delicious street food alongside jamming to the all day music - and there's even the opportunity to grab free beer if you register in advance, so get your skates on.

End of Summer Yard Party, 21 September 2019, The Five Points Brewing Company Warehouse, 61 Mare Street, London, E8 4RG
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