We love London in the summer and we love it even more when we discover pop up beaches on our doorstep. That’s exactly what The Conservatoire, Blackheath’s local independent arts centre, has done. And the best part is that’s it completely free.
The Conservatoire, led by its passionate chief executive, Sydney Thornbury, have experienced somewhat of a reinvigoration of late. With a variety of arts based activities on offer at present they have now converted their courtyard into an impromptu beach complete with beach hut, live music, bar, pop up cafe and street food!
We were invited to the first full day and had a blast. It amazing what some soft sand in between your toes can do to lift your spirits. We even got a little creative with some beach sculptures.
The Conservatoire have a weekly list of activities at the beach so you can plan your visit.
As I said its completely free but to avoid ‘working-from-home’ business men from taking up all the space, places are allocated in 2-hour time slots.
Guests will need to pick up a wristband from reception upon arrival at the Conservatoire. For a small fee, visitors are able to pre-book a limited amount of spots online in advance or you can ring them on the day you’d like to come and they’ll book you a wristband for your chosen time slot: 020 8852 0234.