You’ve just been paid and have not just two, but three whole days to go nuts and run your bank balance into the ground. If you can’t face the crowds, cruise through the JOY store online from the comfort of your couch and take advantage of £10 off many of your favourite styles.
2. Watch the Canalway Cavalcade in Little Venice (W2, Sat: 10am - 6pm, Sun: 10am - 6pm, 8pm - 10.30pm,
Mon: 10am - 5pm. Free entry.)
Get off the couch and do something different, especially if you have family or little people in tow, by making your way down to Little Venice to see this congregation of colourful canal boats. Competitions, parades, activities, food stalls and a real-ale bar will keep all ages and interests entertained. Assuming you like canal boats.
3. Soak up the ambiance (and rather a lot of craft beer) at the Priory Arms Beer Festival (SW9, all weekend, free entry)
Located in the vicinity of JOY HQ, the Priory Arms is a beer lover’s dream come true. This weekend they’ll be hosting a craft beer festival all weekend with over 100 beers, 11 keg beers, 20 real ales, 6 real ciders and over 70 bottles on offer. It’s a good thing they close because otherwise we’re not sure we’d find a reason to leave.
4. Party through Sunday night with the South London Soul Train at Bussey Building (SE15, Sunday 10pm – 5am, £13 OTD)
Enjoy that ‘I should be in bed’ feeling without any of the pesky accompanying guilt and dread. One of South London’s best loved party institutions, there’s plenty of time to soak up some seriously good vibes and you’ll even be home before sunrise.
Shortlisted for ‘Best Breakfast’ in this year’s Evening Standard Restaurant Awards, Dishoom’s Bombay-inspired brekkies will sort you right out. Plus, for every breakfast you eat, they will donate a ‘magic’ breakfast to a school in London. So you can feel good about your life choices once again.