What’s on this weekend: July 23rd & 24th

    Recover from the heat wave and start the summer holidays with a bang with our pick of things to do this weekend…


    1. BeachEast

    One thousand tons of sand on Stratford Waterfront, near the Olympic Stadium, make BeachEast Britain’s answer to Copacabana this summer. Beside the sandy seaside vibes, there will also be a paddling pool, funfair rides, bars and sporting activities for all ages.

    When: Saturday 23rd July to Sunday 4th September, from 10am daily
    How much: Free!
    Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London E20 2AD


    2. Archikids Festival

    This family weekend festival of architecture has loads of free activities within London’s Square Mile. The festival encourages children aged five to 11 to discover the capital’s buildings and architecture through different activities, events and competitions.

    When: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July
    How much: Free!
    Where: Various locations within the Square Mile


    3. Hard Rock Cafe Summer Saturdays

    Over the holidays, Hard Rock Cafe will be launching Summer Saturdays – a new series of interactive children’s cinema experiences. On the 23rd, kiddie favourite Minions will be brought to life by POP Picturehouse.

    When: July 23rd, 9am – 11.30am
    How much: Kids, £5.50; adults, £12
    Where: Hard Rock Cafe London, 150 Old Park Lane, London W1K 1QZ