From Meatopia to Pub in the Park: Five things to do in London this weekend, Sept 2-4

From Meatopia to Pub in the Park, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this weekend, September 2 to 4.

Although summer may be coming to an end, there’s still fun to be had all year round in our beloved capital.

And as we enter the first weekend in September, we’re heading into a whole new season in London’s cultural calendar.

From Meatopia to Pub in the Park, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this weekend, September 2 to 4.

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    Tom Kerridge will be doing a live cooking demo at Pub in the Park in Chiswick

    Pub in the Park

    Chiswick House & Gardens, Burlington Ln, Chiswick, W4 2RP September 2 to 4 Tickets: £55


    Making its final London stop this summer, Pub in the Park comes to Chiswick for three days of food, drink and live music.

    Enjoy some grub from The Hand & Flowers, Hoppers and Cafe Murano at the touring food and music festival.

    Craig David, Beverley Knight and Sophie Ellis-Bextor are on the music line-up, with Tom Kerridge among the chefs doing live demos.

    Meatopia is on this weekend at Tobacco Docks. Credit: Instagram


    Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, E1W 2SF September 2 to 4 Tickets start at £32


    Carnivores, unite! Food festival Meatopia takes over Tobacco Dock for three days of live cooking and exclusive dishes celebrating cooking over fire, plus a beer hall and live music to get the party started.

    Akwasi Brenya-Mensa (Tatale), Iain Heywood (Hawksmoor) and Nikos Kontongiannatos (Firebird) are among the dozens of flame-fanatic foodies appearing this weekend.

    Totally Thames Festival is on for the month of September. Credit: Instagram

    Totally Thames Festival

    September 1 to 30

    Totally Thames is an annual season of unique, diverse and accessible arts and culture throughout the month of September with activity taking place on, beneath, and along the River Thames.


    This weekend, step into the historic Watermen’s Hall, hear from author Ben Aaronovitch, or have a go at sea kayaking on the Thames — just a tiny selection of the full programme

    Embassy Gardens Pawfect Street Party. Credit: Instagram

    The Embassy Gardens Pawfect Street Party

    Embassy Gardens, 3 Viaduct Gardens, SW11 7AY Saturday September 3 Free

    The Embassy Gardens are hosting a street party for residents, members of the general public, and their four-legged friends.

    Partnering with renowned global dog rescue foundation, Wild at Heart, the day will offer a jam packed schedule of themed activities including a dogstacle course competition, relay race, poochie pose photo experience and human Crufts.


    The programme will also include The Paawstival Awards 2022, and a market will be installed exclusively for the day, offering both human and doggy delights from a range of brands.

    Camden Inspire Festival. Credit: Instagram

    Camden Inspire

    Various locations Camden September 2 to 3

    In celebration of Camden’s inclusive culture, the streets will come alive with the sound of live acts and DJs for two days, and a host of activities will go on behind the scenes.


    Cafe KOKO and The Roundhouse have curated an entertainment schedule – indie artist Bert Brett and hip-hop creator Nat Oaks will take to the stage, while local creatives will be leading puppetry and yoga sessions, upcycling talks and life drawing classes