This weekend we bring you a bag of delights to experience on King’s Road. Try your hand at sewing (your mother would be proud), cycle around the borough learning about its blue plaque history, or maybe you’ll find someone who floats your boat as you go speed dating in a kayak!
BLUE PLAQUE CYCLING TOURS
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July
Organised by the Royal Borough’s Road Safety and Travel team, bikeminded.org
bring you free Blue Plaque Cycling Tours for this weekend only. During the two tours (family and adult only), an actor will regale cyclists with the stories behind 23 local Blue Plaques, including those dedicated to Oscar Wilde, Agatha Christie and George Eliot. On Saturday, they will also be launching the free Blue Plaque Tour App, which enables people to do the tours at their leisure.
Tours start at 10am from Gloucester Road tube station on Saturday and Sunday.
SATURDAY SEWING SESSIONS
Saturday 23 July
The beauty is in the randomness of it all. Every Saturday The Chelsea Ram pub, 32 Burnaby Street, host a Saturday Sewing Session
led by founder Arianna Cadwallader. You will learn to sew and come away with a piece you will treasure.
From 11.30am-1pm costs £25, 1.30pm-4.30pm, £45 and from 11.30am-4.30pm, £65.
SPEED DATING IN A KAYAK
Sunday 24 July
Yes, you did read that right! The brains behind Kayaking London
are floating their new brainchild of kayaking up the river Thames to Big Ben. You won't have to worry about your outfit or hairstyle on this date with the great outdoors, so it will be a great chance to get to know some likeminded active people. No previous kayaking experience is required for this event, but some charming chat up lines might help!
Tickets are £25, from 1.30pm-3.30pm and is for those aged 24-36. The meeting place is Cremorne Gardens on the waterfront on Lots Road.