Take a Trip to the coast
This August Bank Holiday the C2C Line will be running a good service down to Southend from West Ham or Limehouse. High water is around 2pm. With 4 trains an hour on the Monday, this should be easier than driving. The Underground, Hackney Wick line and the DLR are all running OK centrally and over our side of town.
Brighton will be busy, and is hosting a Mod Weekend (top picture) which should be entertaining (even if you were never a Mod). HW is around 11. Trains from Blackfriars / London Bridge / Victoria should be hassle free. Check and book here.
Tomorrow, 25th Aug, at Stratford: Hi!Tech
A tech-enabled day of free fun for kids and adults alike!
IQL is delighted to invite all to Hi!Tech a fun-filled family-friendly festival featuring engaging and innovative interactive technologies.
Try out an immersive VR simulator, visit robotics workshops, Play a selection of fun interactive games such as – Mash Machine: a completely interactive music system which engages users a as they mash together audio clips of song tracks by placing coloured blocks representing different musical elements on the play surface. Register for free – or just turn up. Sat 25 August 2018, noon to 6pm 12:00 – 18:00 at International Quarter, Stratford Walk, London, E20 1JN.
Battling Belles of Bow – guided walk, Thurs 30th Aug 6.30pm
Rachel Kolsky, who has written the book Women’s London, leads this walk following Sylvia Pankhurst’s footsteps. She says, “East End women were key to the success of the Suffragette movement,” and that after seeing the plight of the working women and mothers, Pankhurst established a nursery, a series of restaurants and a toy factory in Bow. Booking is essential – please email here.
Angel Canal Festival Sun 2nd Sept
This popular annual festival returns to City Road Basin between 11 – 5pm, with lots of stalls and things to do. Details here.