London Wonderground returns with its Coney Island-style attractions

Released on: May 08, 2013, 1:03 pm
Industry: Travel, Entertainment, Internet & Online

The giant spiegeltent returns to the South Bank for another summer of cabaret, reports

-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Following its launch last year, London Wonderground makes a welcome return this summer. Placing a giant spiegeltent and outdoor adult playground on London's South Bank, it will provide five months of Coney Island-style attractions and cabaret performances. This year's headline act, Limbo, is presented by the people behind last year's Cantina and promises to be another spellbinding show. Visitors travelling from outside of the capital can conveniently book a London hotel through

Hoping that London is once again treated to some sunshine, the weekend line-up features a number of other al fresco events. Celebrating Mr Punch's 351st birthday, St Paul's in Covent Garden will host the May Fayre and Puppet Festival, a gathering of puppeteers, folk musicians, dancers, clowns and jugglers. While Chiswick House offers it owns family friendly May Fayre with a day of crazy golf, garden games, toddler activities and a circus workshop, providing the chance to master balloon modelling, plate spinning and stilt walking. One of London's busiest streets, Regent Street will also indulge in outdoor revelling with The World on Regent Street. Welcoming communities from all across the world, there will be the chance to feast on premium cured meats from Argentina, witness Chinese Kung Fu demonstrations, join in the carnival with Trinidad and Tobago's rhythm for dance competition and try AussieMite savoury cupcakes.

The Rocky Horror Show's 40th Anniversary UK Tour comes to London this weekend, which sees X Factor's Rhydian and Emmerdale's Roxanne Pallett perform timeless classics Sweet Transvestite, Damn It Janet and the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp. And, the Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair celebrates its 4th anniversary with a day of selling vintage fashion, accessories, textiles and homewares.

Acclaimed London-based neon-artist Chris Bracey is given his first UK solo exhibition at the Scream Gallery, which displays work that explores the themes of heaven and hell, morality and spirituality and the role they play in society. More artwork can be found at the 20/21 International Art Fair, which returns for its fifth year with affordable art by big names on an international scale.

On Saturday east London will be given an injection of live music with the Sound Tracks Festival, a unique event that welcomes more than 40 bands to perform on London's overground trains and a number of venues in Dalston, Hoxton, Peckham and Rotherithe.While Sunday provides a day of 80s films at the Riverside Studios, which will screen four of the best films from acclaimed director John Hughes, including The Breakfast Club and Ferris Buellers Day Off.

Keep up to date with all the best events in London every weekend with's Something for the Weekend mailer, a guide to the top ten events each week throughout 2013.


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