Balham Free Fringe

Today sees the start of a rampant 60 hour smorgasbord of free Comedy, Theatre and Music hosted at The Bedford in Balham that will give you a taste of what is destined for Edinburgh Fringe.

This year features the delights of: Phill Jupitus, Wil Hodgson, Chris Coltrane, Gerry Howell, Kate Smurthwaite, Martin Croser, Addy Van Der Borgh, Christian Reilly, Gary Colman, Fin Taylor, Apocalypso!, Mark Stephenson, Christian Schulte-Loh, Aidan Goatley, Jessica Fostekew, Tom Webb and many more!

VENUE: The Bedford, Balham (77 Bedford Hill, SW12 9HD)

TIME: Friday: 1800-2300 – Saturday: 1500-2300 – Sunday: 1500-2300

Visit their website and you’ll find the line ups at the bottom of the page.


Shopping

Fancy a spot of shopping then head over to Bonny Boutique on Kings road in Chelsea, their Pop up shop is open from 18th July to 31st July. They create handmade, bespoke soft furnishings and accessories, which look very cool and a bit quirky. If British, bold and bonny means something to you then we suggest you get yourself there this weekend.

Head to their website to see what you can expect.


Food+Drink



This Saturday and Sunday is Feast in the Fields monthly get together promising great food from great people. They aim to show off great street food in a chilled out environment, hence the field. Offering such delights as bespoke beer based gelato, to locally based new markets such as Tacochu. The exciting thing is that they are all about supporting new ventures as well as and some very well established ones, so you might find the next big thing before it is big. They claim to offer something for everyone and aims to bring everyone together to simply enjoy being together, from young to old, surrounded by good food and beer. So why not take time out and put them to the test.

The entry fee is a respectable £3, but there are also early bird offers which are worth a look. Head over to their website for more info.

This suggestion was kindly bought to our attention by the lovely Oh So London. 

Drinking

Wine buffs, wine lovers or in fact wine likers may fancy a trip to Vinopolis

We recommend their Essential Wine Tasting Experience, especially since it is the last weekend you can get 2 tickets for £30 (normal price £54)

You can spend an hour with them and learn the basic principles of wine tasting, but will also have the opportunity to go around our wine experience on a whistle stop visit around their wines, spirits and champagne zones with 7 tokens to spend on samples.’

So if it tickles your palate head over to their website, also worth a mention their up-coming Comedy and Wine Tasting evening early bird price ends on the 31st July, so you have been warned.

Slightly out of London

The Audi International Polo, Guards Polo Club, Windsor on Sunday

This was suggested by Beth Hunt one of our lovely Twitter followers and due to our lack of Polo knowledge we have shamelessly copied and pasted from their website.

The Audi International Polo, Guards Polo Club, Windsor, is one of the world’s greatest spectator polo days and part of its three-match England test match series, this great day of polo is organised by Guards Polo Club and the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA). Regardless of who wins, this year’s event will be outstanding as the winners will receive the prestigious Westchester Cup. This huge trophy has not been played for on British soil for more than 16 years. England won that last match back in 1997 – captained by Howard Hipwood – and will be keen to repeat that feat.

So if you fancy getting out of the city and a bit of a royal knees up head over to their website

But for those of you who are skint before pay day then this Skint London might be for you. Check out their twitter feed below: