The best things to do this weekend, 28-30 June

The best things to do this weekend, 28-30 June

Our top picks of what you can get up to: dining out in Wimbledon to celebrate the tennis, a fabulous multi-arts festival in Kingston, theatre in Battersea, grassroots music in Twickenham and a chance to glide on water in the sun at Claremont!

Pictured: FUSE International


Closer to Heaven

Turbine Theatre, Battersea

With original club music composed by Pet Shop Boys, Closer to Heaven is a radical musical exploring queer lives at the turn of the Millennium.

(c) Mark Senior


Cent Anni


With the Wimbledon tennis championships kicking off this weekend, where better a place to dine than the centre of the action? Cent Anni is an elegant Italian restaurant serving freshly prepared classic dishes in a contemporary style. Choose from enticing starters of burrata with Sicilian datterini tomatoes and fresh basil, nduja arancini with lemon mayo and many more. The primi dishes offer bowls of handmade fresh pasta and thin crust pizza, along with secondi mains of veal Milanese, rocket and parmesan salad and a gorgeous tagliata of sliced fillet steak and broccolini.


Taste of Twickenham

The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham, 30 June

The second year of this fabulous event celebrating food, music and culture in Twickenham. The Eel Pie Club is putting on a selection of excellent local grassroots bands in the Cabbage Patch Garden.

Art & Culture

FUSE International


The UK’s biggest multi-arts festival for performers under 30 arrives in Kingston once again this weekend, for a 10-day extravaganza of artistic and cultural performances. Creative Youth will present over 50 events across theatre, film, music and comedy, starting on the 28th June.

Outdoor fun

Hire a rowboat

Claremont Landscape Garden – Saturday 29 June

This summer at Claremont you can hire a rowboat to enjoy the spectacular gardens of Claremont while you glide along the water. The perfect way to take advantage of the warm weather we’ve finally been blessed with!