Starbucks and Reebok: Five bank holiday weekend events

Starbucks is activating at the London Coffee Festival this bank holiday weekend
Starbucks is activating at the London Coffee Festival this bank holiday weekend

Starbucks, Reebok, Harper's Bazaar, Brooklyn Brewery, Miele and more are activating over the bank holiday weekend.

London Coffee Festival

See brands including Starbucks, Costa and Lavazza in action at the London Coffee Festival, which returns to London from today (30 April) until 3 May. The 2015 instalment is set to include more than 250 coffee and gourmet food stalls, from roasters and suppliers through to artisan bakers.

Visitors will be able to take part in coffee tastings, demonstrations and workshops from some of the world’s top baristas, sip on coffee-based cocktails, enjoy live music and more. 

When: 30 April – 1 May open to trade only; 2-3 May open to the public
Where: Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane

Be:Fit London

Reebok, Total Greek Yoghurt, Harper's Bazaar, 2XU, Women's Health and Cosmopolitan Body are among the brands set to activate at Be:Fit London this weekend.

Over the course of the three-day event Reebok will deliver fitness classes led by master trainers, meanwhile Total Greek Yoghurt will host a pop-up kitchen led by Britain’s youngest female executive chef, Sophie Michell.

She will be preparing healthy treats for visitors as well as demonstrate how they can recreate the recipes at home. Fashion and beauty publication Harper’s Bazaar will team up with The Luxe Lounge to provide restorative sports massages to guests. 

When: 1-3 May
Where: Business Design Centre, Islington

Brooklyn Brewery Mash Tour

US beer brand Brooklyn Brewery has descended on London as part of its Mash festival, an annual event that spans several cities across the US and Europe.

The tour includes parties, screenings and debates at various locations across the city including The Banana Store, Shoreditch Studios and Beavertown Brewery.

Check out more about the event here: Event TV: Brooklyn Brewery Mash festival

When: 27 April – 3 May
Where: various locations across London

Electric Run

London’s Wembley Park will be transformed into an immersive neon space this weekend as the Electric Run returns for another year.

The five-kilometre run will be lit-up by neon installations and it will feature six multi-sensory areas including an electro-rainforest, a sea-world and a candy-world, which will be complete with giant gummy bears. The event has teamed up with Kiss FM, who will provide music on the evening; meanwhile Intersport will be making t-shirts for participants and handing out free prizes. 

When: 2 May
Where: Wembley Park, London

Grand Designs Live

The latest in trends and products for the home will be on show at the annual Grand Designs Live event, which begins on 2 May.

Kitchen appliance manufacturer Miele will be activating at the show via its Live Kitchen Experience stage, which will host cooking demonstrations from top chefs and includes a private consultation area for people seeking advice for their kitchen projects.

At Miele's Kitchen Design stage top designers will deliver talks that address everything from kitchen design and technology in the kitchen to kitchen trends, materials and colour.

When: 2-10 May
Where: ExCel London

More: Must-see events: Vogue Festival

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