God’s Own Junkyard

Once you've got that all-important Instagram snap, make sure to stay and support this amazing pocket of local businesses before it's lost to the tide of housing development.

Rib Night, The Blues Kitchen Brixton

Although I personally found the ribs a touch on the dry side, there's plenty of BBQ sauce available to make up for it; and the amount of food you get, as well as the great atmosphere and live music easily make The Blues Kitchen's rib night an event to schedule in.

V&A London Design Festival tour

I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for London Design Festival 2018, but next time, I think we'll go it alone. Ultimately, all of the installations were really interesting, and by just skipping through the most popular ones, you unfortunately also need to deal with the crowds which, in this Instagram-Model age, is best avoided if you're actually there for the art.

Notting Hill Carnival

I really enjoyed exploring some of the wider activities that make up Notting Hill Carnival - as well as the procession, there are loads of areas set up with Caribbean food stalls and music, so you can enjoy the atmosphere without being rooted to 'one good spot'.

Secret Southwark wandering

If you're willing to do some of the research yourself, Living London's wanderings are a good way to see some new places. It's great to be led to some of the more out-of-the-way places, and do take advantage of Sara's encyclopedic knowledge of other places to visit!

Matilda the Musical

It's nothing too mentally taxing, but if you're looking for a bit of fun the familiar story, upbeat music, and colourful set makes for a great evening out at Matilda the Musical.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

If you’re both a theatre- and Harry Potter-nerd (like me), this is worth seeing, especially if you can get hold of some of the cheaper tickets. However, leave expectations of J.K Rowling’s storytelling prowess at the door to avoid disappointment.

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