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Things To Do In and Around Bloomsbury This Summer

09th June 2015
Events map - Bloomsbury

From umbrella jousting to pop-up operas and everything in between, there’s plenty to do in and around Bloomsbury this summer. And we don’t want you to miss out. So here’s our guide to the best local events and festivals taking place over the next few months.

Special Events

Outdoor screens in King's Cross

Strawberries and Screen

29th June – 12th July

Lewis Cubitt Park, Handyside, St Kings Cross, London N1C 4UZ 

Head to Lewis Cubitt Square this year to catch all the live action from Wimbledon. Soak up the sun (hopefully), enjoy a fresh strawberry or two, and put your nail beds to the test during the final play-offs on Centre Court. Picnics welcome, Pimms necessary.

Umbrella Jousting

The Chap Olympiad

11th July, 12pm to dusk

Bedford Square Gardens, Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BL

No, we weren’t joking about umbrella jousting, and that’s just one of a number of events designed to separate the chaps from the cads at this year’s Chap Olympiad. Hosted by The Chap Magazine, the games are designed to reward panache over sporting prowess. Compete to win a bronze, silver and gold cravat in a number of good-sporting events including the Corby Trouser Press Challenge, Tea Pursuit, and Not Playing Tennis. All whist enjoying some finest food, drink and live music.

Tickets available now

KERB Kegeree

London’s First All-Day Street Brunch

Saturday 18th July 2015

Lewis Cubitt Park 

KERB and Emerald Street have come together to offer us Londoners the chance to eat like a King (or even a Baggins!) for the day. Enjoy a first, second and third breakfast as a host of chefs serve up everything from beignets to bacon butties, and plenty of Bloody Marys to wash it down.

Tickets will go on-sale mid-June, check the KERB website for more updates.

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Image Credit The Charles Dickens Museum.

The Charles Dickens Museum

All Year

The Charles Dickens Museum48 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LX

Pay a visit to the Charles Dickens Museum, packed full of fantastic Dickens exhibits. Round the year don't miss the selection of events that are on too, such as performances of 'A Christmas Carol'. 

Tickets available now

Local Festivals

Giant Doll's House Project

Senate House

London Festival of Architecture

1st June – 30th June

New London Architecture The Building Centre, WC1E 7BT

WC1 becomes a hub for the LFA throughout June for the 11th annual London Festival of Architecture. Expect an exciting mix of exhibitions, tours and talks taking place across the city, all inspired by this years theme ‘Work in Progress’. Don’t miss the ‘Giant Dolls House Project’ at the Shelter Café on Old Street and of course, the chance to find out more about Senate House on the 24th June on the walking tour of Bloomsbury.

Taste of London

17th-21st June

Regent’s Park, Outer Circle, NW1 5HA

If you love food, then this is an event you should definitely not miss this summer. Sample food from London and beyond, experience exceptional chefs cooking at their best, and indulge in champagne, wine and whiskey tastings.

Tickets are on sale now 

Tete a Tete Opera Festival

Tête à Tête Opera Festival

21st July – 9th August

Various locations around King's Cross 

With over 100 performances including two world premiers, plus pop-up operas, street performances and club nights, the Tête à Tête Opera Festival is not only the world’s largest festival of new opera, but also the most unique. The opening night premiere is a very special Streetwise Opera and Tête à Tête co-production, ‘People Watch’. A darkly
 humorous take on Channel 4’s Gogglebox. Other highlights include ‘Rock Tosca’ and Turandot Reimagined.

We’ll be updating our site with listings soon.

Green Man preview

Green Man Beer and Cider Festival

10th – 13th September

Lewis Cubitt Park

The Green Man Festival is bringing its celebration of beer, cider and music right to our doorstep in September. There’s not much information available yet, but Senate House has been told there will be eight acts performing each day, over 100 different ciders, beers, and ales to try out, and some unique workshops for people to get involved with over the course of the festival. Great grog, grub, and guitars - sounds perfect.

More information coming soon.

The Floating Cinema

The Floating Cinema

17th – 20th September

Canalside Steps, Granary Steps, 4 Stable Street, London N1C

The Floating Cinema will be returning to the Thames to round-off the summer once again. This year’s extra-terrestrial programme includes open-air screenings of some sci-fi cult classics, a space summer-school, and a series of talks which bring together scientists, writers, and budding Padawans. Weaving between the absurd and the factual, expect discussions on issues like sustainability (back here on earth), the commodification of space and what it is to be an ‘alien’.

Further details coming soon.

Event's Map - Bloomsbury

Have you got any dates in the diary you think we should add to our list, or predictions on who’ll be in this year’s Wimbledon final? (Our money’s on another Murray-Djokovic standoff) Share them with us on Twitter or Facebook.

And don’t forget, Senate House offers venue hire for parties, conferences, banquets and more. So if you’ve been inspired by this list and would like to plan your own unique event in London get in touch today.


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