Must-see events: Vogue Festival

Immerse yourself in the world of fashion at Vogue Festival, take on Up & Go's inflatable obstacle course and sample chocolate with Green & Black's... there is plenty to do this weekend.

Londoners can visit Vogue Festival over the weekend
Londoners can visit Vogue Festival over the weekend

Vogue Festival

A number of top fashion and beauty brands are set to take part in this year's Vogue Festival. Topshop will offer Vogue monogrammed manicures at The Nail Bar, make-up artists from Bobbi Brown will be on hand to provide advice and makeovers at The Beauty Station, meanwhile visitors will also be able to don Chanel branded make-up and accessories and feature in a souvenir cover shot by a Vogue contributing fashion photographer.

Christian Louboutin, the man behind the famous red-soled shoes; and John Galliano, who has worked for the likes of Dior and Givenchy as well as Jean Paul Gaultier, will be delivering Trend Talks over the two-day event.

New this year will be Vogue Masterclasses, where Vogue editors, writers, photographers and stylists share their knowledge with attendees.

Where: Royal College of Art and Royal Geographical Society, London
When: 25-26 April

Up & Go Bounce Off

Australian breakfast drink brand Up & Go launched its inflatable Sydney Harbour Bridge assault course at London's Southbank yesterday (22 April), where it is expected to remain until Sunday (26 April).

The timed course tests participants' fitness and agility and features numerous obstacles including hurdles, tunnels, punch bags, a trampoline bridge and ball pit.

Each day a prize will be handed out to the individual who clocks the fastest time, and there are cartons of Up & Go available for contestants to re-fuel upon completion of the course.

Where: South Bank, London
When: 22-26 April

The London Marathon

Entries to The London Marathon may have closed, however spectators can still get in on the action by cheering their friends, family or fellow Londoners along. A number of pubs situated within miles 23-26, or 'the home stretch,' which spans London Bridge to The Mall are participating in special events on the day, including The Royal Standard, The Black Swan, King William Hotel, Temple Walkabout and Jamie's Italian at Canary Wharf. 

Global professional services firm, Marsh & McLennan Companies will be hosting a cheering zone at mile 23, beside the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. There will be a barbeque as well as cakes and refreshments available, with all proceeds going to the company's charity partner, the British Red Cross.

Where: London Bridge to The Mall, London
When: 26 April

Green & Black's 'Taste & Colour' experience

To mark the launch of its national Taste & Colour experience tour, chocolate brand Green & Black's is bringing a brightly coloured branded van to Portobello Road market.

The company's founders Craig Sams and Jo Fairley, as well as taste specialist Brandt Maybury, will be creating a range of chocolate-based recipes for passers-by to sample, and there will be a focus on promoting the brand's new Thin range.

Where: Portobello Road Market, London
When: 23-25 April

Transport Uncovered with Transport for London

London Transport Museum is opening the doors to its depot in Acton, enabling people to delve into city's transport past and present. There will be opportunities to take a trip on a moving miniature railway, embark on a guided bus pit tour and witness how the emergency response team handles incidents on the transport system.

Films from the museum's archives will be available for viewing and there will be tours of TfL's engineering testing workshop, as well as Hearne House.

Where: Museum Depot, Acton, London 
When: 25-26 April              

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