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Fair in the Square

17 Jun: The pretty north London vil­lage of High­gate comes alive with a trop­i­cal theme at this quaint lo­cal fes­ti­val, com­plete with Punch and Judy pup­pet shows, fire en­gines, a sheep shear­ing show, fair rides and cir­cus work­shops. There will also be 100 stalls sell­ing street food and crafts. It’s a fun fam­ily day out, in which thou­sands of peo­ple are ex­pected to at­tend. Free, though charges for rides etc. 12.30pm5.30pm. www.fairinthesquare.co.uk. Pond Square & South Grove, N6 6BS. Off map. Sta­tion: Arch­way/High­gate.

London Bridge City Sum­mer Fes­ti­val

To 31 Aug: This free fes­ti­val be­tween London Bridge and Tower Bridge re­turns for a third year to London Bridge City. Large screens show films and live screen­ings of Royal Opera House per­for­mances, Wim­ble­don ten­nis, the World Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships and the ICC Cricket Cham­pi­ons Tro­phy. The cycling café Look Mum No Hands also screens the Tour de France at a pop-up bar and hosts Cy­cle Speed Dat­ing. You can take part in fit­ness and dance classes and ur­ban gar­den­ing. Kids can en­joy a lawn li­brary, work­shops and a Mad Hat­ter’s tea party. Free. www.lon­don­bridgecity.co.uk. London Bridge City, SE1 2DB. E11. Sta­tion: London Bridge.

Open Gar­den Squares Week­end

17-18 Jun: Ex­plore more than 230 pri­vate, se­cret and lit­tle-known gar­dens across 27 London bor­oughs (p. 22). This event grants you ac­cess to spaces that are usu­ally pri­vate while pro­mot­ing lit­tle-known spaces that you might not oth­er­wise hear about such as pri­vate gar­dens, roof gar­dens, com­mu­nity al­lot­ments, gar­dens be­long­ing to his­toric build­ings, in­sti­tu­tions, cafés, schools, shops and ceme­ter­ies. The week­end is run al­most en­tirely by vol­un­teers, and was founded in 1998 by Caro­line Ald­iss with the sup­port of the London Parks and Gar­dens Trust and English Her­itage. Book­ing re­quired. Adult £15; child £12. www.open­squares.org. Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions.

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