POPS PICKS: Upstage Your Weekend

The weekend has finally arrived. Are you relaxing at home after a long week or do you want to make the most of all that London has to offer? Look no further, because in the spirit of Edinburgh Fringe festival and all things creative, we’d love to share with you a few of London’s entertainment venues to inspire you and upstage your weekend.

Rooftop Cinemas

We’ve already enthused about our favourite London bar’s this summer on our blog, but did you know that some rooftop bars have much more than a quirky bar and a view? A range of London’s rooftop venues have outdoor cinemas, perfect for date night or when you want to try something different. Just a few of them to check out are Bussey Building in Peckham, Roof East in Stratford and Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch. You can find out what’s screening on ‘Roof Film Club’s’ website which keeps you constantly up to date, so that you don’t miss your favourite all time classics.

For those of you who dislike heights, Backyard Cinema is the UK’s only themed cinema, priding itself on decorating the cinema to create nostalgia with the screenings that it shows, giving you the ultimate experience. Currently, Backyard Cinema in Camden transports you to Los Angeles with its pop-up beach under a roof, but you’ll have to be quick as this tropical paradise comes to an end this August.

Show Stopping Productions

London is renowned for its fantastic theatre productions, spoiling you for choice with remarkable shows to choose from. To make your choice slightly easier, we’ve highlighted the most popular productions this summer so that you don’t have to. To make these shows even more enjoyable, be sure to grab our POPS before you’re seated or in the interval.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat – The Palladium Theatre (showing until 8th September 2019)

School of Rock – The Gillian Lynne Theatre (showing until 5th April 2020)

Matilda – Cambridge Theatre (showing until 20th December 2020)

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Apollo Theatre (showing until 25th January 2020)

The Play That Goes Wrong – Duchess Theatre (showing until 3rd May 2020)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – The Palace Theatre (showing until 15th March 2020)

Comedy Nights

Looking for some late-night laughs? London’s comedy nights are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and you’re in luck because there are so many to choose from! Comedy East London opens its doors to fresh new talent that are certain to entertain you. The Four Thieves in Clapham also hold hilarious stand-up comedy every Wednesday night, inviting some of the best UK and international comedians to take to the stage and bring you side-splitting laughter. The Four Thieves even have an upstairs arcade and a great beer garden, it’s definitely worth a visit.

Fringe Festival

Each year, in multiple locations, the UK put on a show in celebration of creativity and art. Whilst London’s fringe festival this year took place earlier this summer, luckily for you, Edinburgh Fringe is happening right now! Each August, the city of Edinburgh puts on a show for three glorious weeks, welcoming thousands of performances to keep Edinburgh entertained in 300 different venues. From street performers to cabaret, musicals and theatre, Fringe is the perfect place to discover, perform and network with other performers of similar passions or simply sit back and enjoy the show.