Days Out

Friday, September 25, 2020

Officials at the Tower of London are putting new government Covid regulations on ice for the coming winter.

An open air “dancing city” is taking over Canary Wharf on Saturday right on people’s doorsteps as part of a re-imagined programme for a new “socially distanced” world.

Daniel Farson’s famous Waterman’s Arms pub on the Isle of Dogs has reopened with the original 1960s name after its £600,000 refit was delayed by the Coronavirus emergency.

Beefeaters are facing redundancies at the Tower of London for the first time in their 600-year history because the 21st century coronavirus lockdown that has left the iconic tourist attraction with a £98million black hole.

Express individuality and explore identity at a family festival at the Museum of London Docklands.

Massive Attack has been announced as a headline act at this summer’s All Points East festival in VIctoria Park.

A celebration of drawing is making a return to a Docklands arts quarter.

“Our goal is to create a world where nobody feels out of place if they’re not drinking,” says Laura Willoughby MBE, who co-founded Club Soda in 2015.

This is Tower Bridge as you’ve never seen it before — a giant musical instrument which artist and film-maker Di Mainstone is inviting anyone to “play”.

Dancing Queens and Super Troupers alike can, from today, Take a Chance on an immersive exhibition at London’s O2 paying tribute to the world’s most famous Swedish supergroup.

Revellers have gone “off piste” at Canary Wharf with an après-ski theme winter watering hole for the festive season.

Designer-makers are staging a two-day Christmas market where even the humble bumble bee is setting up a stall for its “locally sourced” honey.

Australian psychedelic rock outfit Tame Impala will play next year’s All Points East festival with a headline show on Saturday, May 23.

Shakespeare’s classic about finding love, Much Ado About Nothing, is being performed at Wilton’s Music Hall in Wapping.

Market traders are getting ready to transform Poplar’s Chrisp Street into a winter wonderland for children when the magical Christmas lights come to life later this month.

The Clangers dropping in to party at the old Millwall Docks for an annual family rave-up promoting recycling.

Remember, remember the fifth of November for gunpowder, treason and plot... And an amazing fireworks display or three!

The unmistakable musical sound and versatility of The Heroes Band can be heard once again.

Britain’s oldest tattooist is hanging up his needles for the last time after 70 years when he takes part in the three-day London Tattoo convention at Wapping’s Tobacco Dock.

A one-day festival where Joe Public can have a soapbox rant and take on leading political figures is being staged on the Isle of Dogs on Saturday.

Children had a bubbling time at Victoria Park’s annual family fun day which attracted 6,000 sun worshippers on Saturday.

The Tower of London is recreating the escape of a secret Catholic priest locked up for being a heretic during Elizabeth I’s reign.

An estimated 40,000 spectators turned up for the East End’s annual Boishakhi Mela festival in Sunday’s blazing sunshine.

Traffic was blocked off along the busy St Paul’s Way when 1,000 people turned up to ‘reclaim’ the street.

Family summer events are planned at Canary Wharf with film nights, live country music and ‘baby’ opera as well as a ‘moon landing’.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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