As I am chained to my desk at the moment, I got to daydreaming about all the things I want to do this upcoming bank holiday. So, I thought I would write down my wish list of activities and events I would love to go to, if I had infinite time.
NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL
An absolute must. Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s biggest street festival and a wonderful spectacle representing London’s multicultural past and present. The parade begins at 9.30am on both Sunday and Monday – it gets super-crowded but it is so much fun. There is lots of dancing, vivid colours and fun to be had. If you’ve never been, you have to go.
I love, love love Borough Market. Anytime I get a spare morning free I head to this fabulous place of British produce. Always buzzing and full-to-the-brim with treats to discover, I never, ever get bored of it. I adore the coffee in Monmouth – I am a sucker for great coffee – although they don’t offer almond milk (very upsetting). If you can get yourself down there you have you have to go to Neal’s Yard too for their amazing range of cheese.
WALALA X PLAY
You may have seen east London-based artist Camille Walala’s instantly recognisable work full of playful patterns and bold colours dotted around London. She is all about being powerfully positive and her work is testament to that. Camille launched her first 3D art installation on, 4th July at the NOW Gallery with an immersive maze full of mirrors and patterns. The event is until, 24th September so if you don’t have time to go this bank holiday, make sure you book it really soon.
Dezeen image of Camille Walala maze in NOW Gallery
Number 90 Bar and Kitchen
Nestled in my neck of the woods, Hackney Wick, this floating bar is a great way to (hopefully) soak in the sun and make a toast or three to the Bank Holiday. To add more delights to this canal side boozer they are hosting four days of live art exhibitions, music and record stalls. I believe they are doing ‘two for one’ on Bloody Mary’s on the Monday too, (‘hair of the dog’ and all that).
Image of Number 90 Bar & Kitchen
Right, well back to the hard work. Hope you all have a fantastic bank holiday. If you’re not thinking of heading out and are concentrating on your home decor – don’t miss my top tips to the perfect paint job.