After being back in London for a week, in admittedly not such good weather, I joined some friends on the Southbank for a Ukulele flash mob on Sunday the 8 June.
First off we prepared – Ping Pong Lazy Sumday Dim Sum, ice tea and beer.
Fully sated we headed to the appointed place – just outside the National Theatre – currently undergoing some renovations.
At the appointed hour a sole ukulele player enters the centre of the the circle and starts playing Summertime. Then the rest of the ukulele mob join in – see video:
Afterwards eveyone heads off in separate directions and we headed to the terrace outside the Southbank centre to enjoy the sunshine and a few jugs of Pimms. Here a few ukulele players had a strum along – perfect for a relaxed Sunday afternoon!
When the strumming was done we went to the roof garden on top of the Queen Elizabeth hall – a secret spot no longer…. the bright yellow painted stairs give it away and the bar was busy too. The garden has lots of flower beds with interesting things growing in them, seating, a bar that serves some snacks too and a lovely grassy patch to picnic on.
Here we sat on Lauren’s blanket and enjoyed a bottle of prosecco whilst enjoying the sun and views over the Thames. Then we hot footed it on the 168 back to Camden High Street, where we grabbed wraps and drinks for dinner and picnicked with our friends on the flat grass near the hub in Regents Park.
Good enough weather for the summer dresses to come out
I couldn’t ask for a more beautiful summer’s day in London #gladtobeback!