Looking for something to do this weekend in London? Jo Golding has some ideas for you.
River Thames, 10.30am – 4.30pm (approx), Sunday 15th May
If you’re anywhere along the river this Sunday then keep an eye out for this: On the middle Sunday of every May, the Thames Traditional Rowing Association (TTRA) organise this traditional ceremonial event for the Thames Waterman’s Cutters. Starting at Hampton Court, dozens of 34ft, 18th century cutters covered in traditional decorations make their way along to river down to The Tower of London. It probably doesn’t sound too exciting but it looks particularly spectacular!
The MoonWalk London 2011
Hyde Park, 11pm, Saturday 14th May
If you’re not already registered to take part then grab your coat and head to Hyde Park to cheer on the 15,000 walkers donning their jazzed up lingerie and raising money for breast cancer charity Walk the Walk. The theme this year is ‘a walk on the wild side’ so prepare for some amusing sights!
The Swap Shop 2011
The Tabernacle, Notting Hill, 5.30-10pm, Saturday 14th May
Summer’s just around the corner (I like to think it’s already here!) and it’s time to spruce up your wardrobe! The Swap Shop does exactly what it says on the tin – you bring along the clothes you want to get rid of and you swap them for something someone else is giving away. Simples! There’ll also be a ‘Wardrobe Rehab’ – you bring along an old item of clothing and the magical fashion elves will do their best to reinvent it!
Duke of York Square Saturday Food Market
Duke of York Square, Chelsea, 9am-4pm, Saturday 14th May
Live in West London? Borough Market too far away? Well don’t worry because you’ll love this little mini version in Chelsea. Every week the market showcases local and best of British produce. They have everything you can think of covered so the only downside is that it’s impossible to leave without buying (or at least trying!) something.