By Charlotte Cox
In the week that the
Night Tube came into being, we suggest you go out and stay out. Here's where
MUSIC: Canary Wharf Jazz Festival
You wouldn't think that much happens at Canary Wharf that's a) cool and cultural, or b) doesn't involve the exchange of vast sums of money. Well, here it is, people! Two days full of envelope-pushing live jazz, all completely FREE. On Saturday you can catch experimental sounds from Eliane Correa & En el Aire Project and electronic fusion from Red Snapper, while Sunday sees Latin jazz/funk outfit J-Sonics and big-banders Beats & Pieces take the stage. Far cooler than watching the FTSE, you'll agree.
20-21 Aug; free
Canada Square Park, E14 5AH
FUN: Sky High Croquet
Nope, we're not talking about making knitted garments at altitude (for that, please move along to sky high crochet), or eating fried potato atop a summit (sky high croquette for that one). We are, of course, talking Sky High CROQUET – aka your chance to bash balls through hoops in an 800ft-high pop-up garden, at The View from The Shard. Sure, there's the amazing views right across the city. But here you'll also get top-of-the-range Jacques of London mallets and Pimm's Cups made with fruit and cider to drink on your way around. Two very elegant ways in which to get hammered, then…
Until 21 August; £29.50
The View from The Shard, Railway Approach, London SE1 9SG
ART: David Bowie – Unseen Photographs
We're not over it yet. You're not over it yet. And so the chance to take a look at intimate and previously unseen images from the very start of Bowie's career, taken by photographer Gerald Fearnley in 1967, archived for almost 50 years, and now on show for the first time at Snap Galleries, is sure to be an emotional – and unmissable – experience. Sob.
Until 24 Sept; free
Snap Galleries, 12 Piccadilly Arcade, SW1Y 6NH