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@TheDriveIn in Blackheath (photo: James North)

The Drive-In in Pictures: ‘Isolation Entertainment’ Arrives in London

We’ve gone back to the future. The drive-in cinema, popularised in 50s America and romanticised since Grease became The Word, is now summer 2020’s hottest ticket as we seek new COVID-secure forms of entertainment

The Cutty Sark Greenwich is now open

10 Family Friendly Activities in Greenwich & Lewisham this Summer

As lockdown restrictions continue to ease and the hospitality sector embraces the ‘new normal’, we are starting to see some attractions and leisure places open up across Greenwich and Lewisham…

Old York Road, Wandsworth, to be pedestrianised for summer

Ad Feature #ShopLocal: Old York Road Closes to Traffic to Boost Business

As lockdown eases and businesses do their best to acclimatise to the ‘new normal’, Old York Road in Wandsworth Town will be closed to traffic this summer to afford pubs, restaurants, shops – and their patrons – a little extra space to breathe

Free Range Film Club is a new alfresco cinema for London that's car-free!

Free Range Film Club Brings Car-Free Alfresco Cinema to London

Car-free households rejoice – the first alfresco cinema series that doesn’t require four wheels has announced three London venues!

NHS Birthday 2020: The Royal Parks pay tribute to the NHS with a special flowerbed at Buckingham Palace

NHS Birthday 2020: London Celebrates 72 Years of the NHS

As our weekly Clap for Our Carers ritual comes to an end with one final thank you this weekend, marking the NHS’ 72nd birthday, numerous landmarks across London are gearing up to show their gratitude, too

Drive in cinema in London: Rooftop Film Club returns to Alexandra Palace from 4 July 2020

London’s Drive-In Cinemas: A Complete List for Summer 2020

The drive-in cinema is the future of isolation entertainment. Here, we list all the drive-in cinemas – plus a live musical drive-in – parking up in London this summer

City Farms London: 9 of the Best for Family Friendly Animal Encounters

London isn’t all skyscrapers and museums – there are plenty of city farms where kids can pet animals, watch beekeepers, ride ponies, eat local produce and support local wildlife habitats

Harrods Outlet to Open in West London on 3 July

Harrods Outlet to Open in West London on 3 July

The legend that is Harrods, one of the world’s most famous department stores, is opening a Covid-secure outlet store next month   

Virtual Pride 2020 events from drag livestreams to online festivals and ways to pledge allyship

7 Ways to Celebrate Pride 2020 Virtually

Sadly, for obvious reasons, the Pride in London parade isn’t taking place this year, but there are still plenty of virtual events taking place. So fire up your tech, don those rainbow face paints and fly the flag in a safe, socially distanced manner 

Pub Tropicana returns to Studio 338 on Greenwich Peninsula this summer

Giant Beer Garden Pop Up Comes to South London with Music, Comedy & Bingo

Back in the Summer of 2017, a new concept in beer gardens took over the outdoor space at Studio 338 in Greenwich. It was called Pub Tropicana, and this summer, it’s back with a bang…

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