Free cocktails to a Buckingham Palace tour: Five of the best things to do in London this weekend July 22-24

From free cocktails to a tour of Buckingham Palace, here are five events happening this weekend, July 22-24, that we think you should check out.

With the weather reaching the highest recorded temperature on Tuesday, those who were at work will be looking forward to the weekend - as temperatures remain above 25C in London.

On top of the warm weather and wishing to get out of your desk chair, the school holidays have just begun and parents will be looking for things to keep their children entertained.

From free cocktails to a tour of Buckingham Palace, here are five events happening this weekend, July 22-24, that we think you should check out.

Outdoor Cinema

Bishop’s Park, Stevenage Road, Fulham, SW6 6ET Tickets £10pp

The touring Pop Up Screens makes its way to Bishop’s Park this weekend, with three great films to choose from.

All films start at 9:15pm, but doors open from 7:30pm so you can bring your picnic blanket or camping chair and find the perfect spot.

You are welcome to bring your picnic, however there will be a bar serving alcohol and snacks.

On Friday you can enjoy The Breakfast Club, on Saturday you can sing along to The Greatest Showman, and on Sunday you can throw it back to the 1970’s with Grease.

Please note: The closest station is Putney Bridge on the District Line.

Festival14 taking place at multiple locations at Canary Wharf (Credit Festival14)

Festival 14

Canary Wharf Free

Festival14 will take over Canary Wharf from Thursday, 21 July to Sunday, 24 July.

Canada Square Park will host the main stage, which will have an entirely free programme of music, including Hip Hop Pioneer Grandmaster Flash and the electrifying House Gospel Choir.

Westferry Circus will transform into an outdoor theatre which will host Shakespearean plays, as well as comedy evenings with Dane Baptiste, Milton Jones, Paul Sinha and more.

Crossrail Place Roof Garden will be home to some story telling for the children, as well as cabaret, comedy and theatre.

At Jubilee Park, you can take part in workshops, or head to Montgomery Square where there will be a range of food and drink from across the globe.

Please note: A small number of events will be ticketed including comedy, theatre and some children’s activities.

Buckingham Palace staff arranging Queen Victoria's Stuart Ball costume, during the preview for the Queen Victoria's Palace exhibition for the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace in London.

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

Buckingham Palace Tickets from free to £30pp

Each summer, Buckingham Palace invites the public to buy a ticket to explore the 19 magnificent State Rooms.

This year is extra special as it has been the Platinum Jubilee, the summer display will feature items relating to The Queen’s Accession.

The Palace will open its doors from tomorrow (Friday, 22 July) until Sunday, 2 October.

Tickets are £30 for an adult, £19.50 for a young person aged 18 to 24, and £16.50 for a child (under 5’s go free).

A family discount is automatically applied at checkout when you are booking for one adult and two children, two adults and three children, or two adults and four children.

You can also upgrade your ticket, for an extra fee, to the Royal Day Out ticket which gives you access to the Royal Mews and The Queen’s Gallery as well as Buckingham Palace.

The Palace is open from 9.30am to 7.30pm in July and August (last admission 5.15pm), and from 9.30am to 6:30pm in September and October (last admission 4:15pm).

Please note: Your ticket is a timed admission, please arrive no more than 10 minutes before the entry time on your ticket.

Free cocktail for National Tequila Day

Multiple venues across London Free

This Sunday (24 July) is National Tequila Day.

To celebrate, Franklin & Sons are giving away free tequila-based cocktails when you attend a brunch at a Flight Club or Electric Shuffle venue.

The free cocktail is a Paloma, which is the most popular tequila-based cocktail in Mexico - and it contains Patrón Reposado Tequila, lime juice and agave syrup, and is topped with Franklin & Sons pink grapefruit soda.

The participating venues are Flight Club in Shoreditch, Bloomsbury, Victoria and Islington, and Electric Shuffle in Canary Wharf and London Bridge.

All venues have an extensive food and drink menu including sharing platters, burgers, pizzas, cocktails and beers.

Please note: Free cocktails only whilst stocks last.

Bonfire Night Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot composite (graphic: Mark Hall)

The Gunpowder Plot Immersive Experience

8-12 Tower Hill Vaults, EC3N 4EETickets from £40 to £110pp

This experience takes place in an immersive theatre space, which is made within a 20,000 square feet converted vault, and is separated over three levels.

Within the experience, you will journey back in time to 1605 and meet the mysterious figures behind the gunpowder plot.

You will take on an undercover mission, uncover a secret safehouse and try to escape the Tower.

Your adventure will last around one hour and 40-minutes, which includes a 20-minute break in the Duck and Drake when you can enjoy refreshment.

The Duck and Drake is infamous for being the tavern where Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators hatched their plot.

The venue uses a combination of live theatre and digital technology.

You can book a standard ticket which ranges from £40 to £60pp depending on dates and times chosen.

Ages 12 to 16 will get a £10 discount.

Alternatively you can choose a VIP ticket which includes food, drink, merchandise and photos.

The VIP tickets range from £90 to £110pp.

Please note: This experience is for ages 12 plus only.