The 75th Anniversary Season of the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is in full swing, and tickets are still available. So the weather's been crap. Wait until that one good day, then rock up and get park, picnic and culture all at once.
OK so you should double-check that tickets are still available before you go, but right now, only one show is sold out. Which is somewhat surprising given what a good value outing this is.
Tickets start at £10 for the grass bank in the back, and go up to £38 for those in the front. Tickets for the kid's play, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, are only £12.
You can bring your picnic or order one from them (for only £10.50, again, a bargain). They also have a food counter that sells small plates, salads and a barbeque for brats & burgers.
This season you can still catch Lady Be Good, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth and The Boyfriend. Additional shows are also available, including an 11 p.m. performance of The Duck Variations (in the studio) and a performance by The Levellers on 12th August.
But if you're looking for an even easier way to get some culture in the park, visit The Holland Park Opera.
It's sold out, but if you picnic on the other side of the fence, you can still hear the music and have a leisurely evening with your friends.
If you are set on going, you can check out their Ticket Exchange for people selling theirs.