Summer in the Square

  • The 2019 Programme

    The 2019 Programme

    Returning this year are all your usual favourites at our festival plus a full programme of fun activities at The Den, our tipi retreat. Collaborating with a selection of local businesses we have devised a programme of fitness, creative and wellbeing classes for you to enjoy. Some have limited spaces so please ensure you book! You will find The Den in the north west corner of Portman Square Garden.

  • The Den - Our Tipi Retreat

  • Lunch / 12:00 – 14:00 / BLITZ CHESS TOURNAMENT
    Play the ultimate game of strategy in this fast but fun 5 minute slot tournament run by Chess & Bridge. Just turn up, for free!

    Afternoon / 15:00 – 17:00 / POT PAINTING WORKSHOP
    Decorate your own plant pots and add some colour to your garden. Just turn up and there is no cost but we will be collecting charity donations to Home-Start Westminster.

    Evening /19:00 – 20:00 / BOXING SKILLS SESSION
    Hone your skills with the experts from BXR London. Book in advance. £8 per person.

     

  • Morning / 7:30 – 08:30 / YOGA
    Give your mind and body a workout with our all-level class. Book in advance. Book £5 per person.

    Afternoon / 15:00 – 17:00 / KIDS BASKETBALL COACHING
    Dribble like a pro with the help of the coaching team at Greenhouse Sports. Book in advance. £5 per person.

    Evening / 16:00 – 18:00 / KIDS CRAFTANOON DROP IN SESSION
    Artist Eve Chultz gets the kids creative using a range of different arts and crafts. Just turn up, for free.

  • Morning / 7:00 – 08:00 / BOXING SKILLS SESSION
    Hone your skills with the experts from BXR London. Book in advance. £8 per person.

    Lunchtime / 11:30 – 15:00 / ELEMIS BEAUTY
    Enjoy luxury at its best with complimentary facials and hand/arm massages. (15 minute treatments). Just turn up. Free.

    Afternoon / 15:00 – 18:00 / COLLAGE WORKSHOP
    Make your own collage masterpiece. All ages welcome. Just turn up. Free.

    Evening / 18:00 – 19:00 / YOGA
    Give your mind and body a workout with our all-level workout. Book in advance. £5.

  • Morning / 07:30 – 08:30 / PILATES CLASS
    Strengthen your core and improve flexibility with this mat-bases class from Total Chi. Book in advance. £5 per person.

    Lunchtime / 11:30 – 15:00 / ELEMIS BEAUTY
    Enjoy luxury at its best with complimentary facials and hand/arm massages. (15 minute treatments). Just turn up. Free.

    Afternoon / 15:00 – 17:00 / KIDS MIXED SPORTS FUN 
    Let the kids burn off some energy with fun and games from Greenhouse Sports. Book in advance. £5 per person.

    Evening / 18:00 – 20:00 / LIFE DRAWING CLASS
    Try your hand at something at something new with a fully tutored and dynamic workshop. Suitable for all abilities. Book in advance.  £10 per person.

  • Morning / 07:30 – 08:15 / HIIT WORKOUT CLASS
    Start the day right with a freestyle group HIIT class with DW Fitness First. Book in advance. £5 per person.

    Lunchtime / 11:30 – 15:00 / NAIL TREATMENTS
    Treat yourself to a manicure with local salon West One Marylebone. Book in advance. From £12.

    Afternoon / 15:00 – 17:00 / KIDS TENNIS COACHING
    The coaching team from Greenhouse Sports will be serving up top tennis tips. Book in advance. £5 per child.

     

  • General Information

    Bookings
    All sessions that require booking in advance can be booked through the links to our EventBrite booking page. Please note bookings are non-refundable.

    All ‘Just Turn Up’ sessions will be first come first served until capacity is reached.

    Morning sessions
    The main event does not open until 11.30 each day so for morning sessions please enter the garden via the West Gate (opposite the Hyatt Regency London- The Churchill) where someone will be on the gate to meet you.

    Meeting point
    Please try to arrive on time and head to The Den, which will be located at the North West corner of the Square.

    Enquiries
    For any enquiries please contact us at [email protected]

  • Essential Information

    We hire Portman Square Garden for use and have to comply with a number of rules set by the Garden Management Agency.  Of note, these include no glass being permitted on site and no dogs , unless guide dogs. You can view the full rules, which are displayed at all entrances to the garden, here.

    For your peace of mind, in addition to our Street Team, we appoint security officers to be present at our events in Portman Square Garden. And, of course we undergo rigorous planning for health and safety, evacuation and security procedures. In accordance with our security measures and the Counter Terrorism Policing Unit we encourage you to take note of the following advice:

     Be vigilant: If you see anything suspicious, tell a member of staff straight away.
     If you see anything which could pose an immediate threat to safety, all 999.
     In an emergency, listen to and follow public address instructions.
     If told to evacuate, do not wait around or film on your mobile phone.
     Move right away from the area quickly to allow emergency workers access.
     Once you are safe, follow the local police force on social media for updates.