Not going to Glastonbury? Us neither. But who cares: London has sparkly parades, super-cool street food and a Great. Big. SLIDE.
Words by Charlotte CoxMore
Drop everything! Because whatever plans you had, we're about to trump them. From Friday, the Olympic Park's huge red twisty sculpture (aka the ArcelorMittal Orbit) fulfils what was surely its true destiny and becomes… the world's tallest, longest, fastest HELTER-SKELTER SLIDE. Which, we feel, is all we need to say. Race you to the top.
From 24 June; £15
Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 2ST
FUN: London Hong Kong
Dragon Boat Festival
If Game of Thrones has taught us anything, it's that dragons are cool. (And that big weddings are a really bad idea, but that's a separate conversation.) So we suggest you head down to the London Regatta Centre on Saturday, where it's going to be full of them. Only here it's not so much the flamey, destructive kind of dragon, more the Hong Kong-style, boat-based dragon, as more than 40 teams take to colourfully decorated canoes to race along the Dockside. Plus, there's an Asian food festival, live music, DJs and even a retro caravan bar serving Pimms and prosecco. Something that Westeros lacks, we'd imagine.
26 June; free
London Regatta Centre, Dockside Road, E16 2QT