Parkour Generations in London

Parkour Generations is a multi-award winning international organisation that specialises in parkour or freerunning instruction, teaching, performance, facility design, and consultation. Since 2005, their sole mission has been to spread the incredible benefits and good effects of parkour, assisting people all over the world in realising their full physical and mental potential through movement. Parkour Generations encourages people from all generations to come and test themselves; to prove to themselves what they are actually capable of.

Where can I learn Parkour In London?

From acting in Hollywood films to designing cutting-edge parkour facilities around the world, from giving customised workshops to coordinating stunts for big television shows, PARKOUR GENERATIONS Is the place to be.

Parkour is primarily the physical discipline of freely moving your body through natural terrain around the world. Mainly this is through, running, jumping, and climbing. The main skills that are developed or enhanced from parkour training are:

  • Strength and Fitness
  • Spacial Awareness
  • Balance
  • Quick-Thinking
  • Accuracy
  • Problem-Solving
  • Control

Parkour aims to build all (and more) of these fundamental skills through collaborative challenges while also encouraging humility and respect for everyones capabilities. With fun and safety being at the heart of Parkour Generations.

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What's on in London

The 100 Story Hotel

8 - 21 August, 2022
Hello and welcome to The 100 Story Hotel. Please, come on in. Clive the Concierge can take your bags. We know he’s rather hairy and his claws are sort of long, but what else can you expect from a polar bear? At The 100 Story Hotel there are all sorts of guests; lions and tigers, dinosaurs and bears. Some sausage dogs are having a party on the hotel beach. And that’s to say nothing of the dedicated staff. The porters are penguins, the housekeeping team is headed up by a handy octopus - and you’ve already met the polar bear concierge. There’s just one problem at this wonderful establishment - although the hotel is usually full of 100 amazing stories, one story has just gone missing! We desperately need your help to find the naughty culprit. Can you follow the clues and track them down? Created with bestselling, multi award-winning author and illustrator Rob Biddulph. This immersive world of play and storytelling has something for everyone aged 0-8 and their families. Opening April 2022.

Curious About Covent Garden

8 - 21 August, 2022
Discover London's Covent Garden in this self-guided, quirky heritage show with an optional treasure hunt.

Summer by the River

8 - 21 August, 2022
It’s been a long hard winter, but better times are coming as Summer by the River returns to London Bridge City. Launching on 1 June 2022, it promises to revive weary workers, tourists and locals alike with three months of free entertainment set against stunning views of the capital. Running until 2 September, this year’s festival is bringing 1930s Miami vibes to the banks of the Thames over three locations – The Scoop, Hay’s Galleria and The Pier. At The Scoop, Art Deco inspired pop-up bar The Riverside Terrace will offer a little slice of South Beach complete with empanadas and piña coladas, while over at The Pier, Taqueria Garcia is bringing the heat with tacos and tequila. London’s largest free festival will celebrate Miami’s infamous party spirit across all locations, with an eclectic programme of events that will put smiles on faces of all ages. The programme is themed by day and includes Gospeloke (a karaoke night backed by a live Gospel Choir), Dabbers Bingo (the much-loved game injected with music and performers), Hip Hop Weekender (interactive workshops and dance battles between world-renowned artists), Tears of Jenny Greenteeth (the London debut of a Ballet Folk performance), Twelfth Night (a modern take on the Shakespeare classic – set on Love Island), BBC Introducing (showcasing emerging artists), Folk and Roots Stage (spotlighting grassroots acoustic music talent), Bunker (specially commissioned for the festival to bring to life WWII stories from local Southwark residents), Leah Weller (singer-songwriter with music in her veins!) and London Goes Tango (an Argentine-style Milonga). The opening week of the festival coincides with Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. London Bridge City is one of the official Beacon locations, with its ceremonial lighting on Thursday kicking off proceedings. Over four days, the big screen in The Scoop will air all the official celebrations. Set against a backdrop of historic royal buildings, with entertainment including the Tower Ravens Rapper Sword Dancers, Lewis-Merthr brass band and a Tea Dance led by Swing Patrol, Summer By The River is the perfect place to mark the milestone. Heading into July, the festival will embrace another British institution – Wimbledon – with the screen in The Scoop showing all the key matches.

The Show is Over

8 - 21 August, 2022
The Show is Over brings together sixteen international artists in a major group exhibition at the South London Gallery. The artists’ work proposes a refreshed language in the interpretation of political histories and personal experiences connected to the aftermath of historical violence, and its present iterations. The work shown in the exhibition underscores the various ways in which we relate to and grapple with notions of loss, threats to the environment, spirituality, labour and silenced histories. As the world begins to unevenly emerge from the pandemic, The Show is Over becomes a stage from which the performance and understandings of endings are constantly evolving and more present than ever before.

0-3 Storytelling: The Best Worst Day Ever

8 - 21 August, 2022
Having the WORST DAY EVER? Turn that frown upside down with this wiggling, hooting, roaring adventure based on the picture book by Sophy Henn. Arthur is having the WORST DAY EVER. So he runs away – nearly to the end of the garden.  But when it’s time to go home, Arthur’s journey back is full of surprises and he learns how to turn a stomp into a skip, a huff into a hoot and a roar into a song! Maybe Arthur’s day isn’t so bad after all… 📅 From 30 May, Various Times 🎟 £1.50 in addition to your Session Pass ➡️ Ages 0-3

Curious About St Paul's

8 - 21 August, 2022
Have fun discovering The City of London, including St Paul's with two self-guided, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy in booklet or instant download format. Are you curious about London? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make the area around St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London a fascinating place to explore! You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of the area and the people that have shaped it. Buy in booklet or instant download format (to use on your mobile device or to print at home) and explore in your own time. One booklet is enough for four people of all ages to enjoy. Enter Code: List20 at checkout for 20% off all Curious About Walks. Other London walks are: Covent Garden, Mayfair, Soho & Trafalgar Square. Be Curious!

Summer Lawn Games

8 - 21 August, 2022
Bring the family for a game of croquet, quoits or skittles for some free summer fun. You will find historical characters on our lawns having a go themselves, so come along and strike up a conversation and play a game or two. No need to book, just enjoy the chance to play and listen to stories about times gone by here at the Old Royal Naval College. Drop-in between 11am-1pm & 2-4pm on Wednesdays throughout August (except 31 August).

Storytime and children’s workshop

8 - 21 August, 2022
Meet local author and astronomer Tom Kerss for an interactive story reading and workshops, featuring his book The Squirrel That Watched The Stars. Discover the history of astronomy in Greenwich and take part in a fun, free summer holiday stargazing workshops on Wednesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th August at 11am and 12pm. Copies of the book will be available to purchase too. Places are free with advance booking advised or limited walk-up spaces will be available on the day.

Sorting Britain: The Power of Postcodes

10 - 21 August, 2022
Discover the ground-breaking technology that changed the post forever in a new exhibition. From wartime tech pioneers to Poco the Postcode Elephant, uncover the surprising story of the postcode. Sorting Britain delves into the Post Office innovation that revolutionised how post was processed, sorted, and delivered and its unintended outcomes for life in Britain.

All the Queen's Men

8 - 21 August, 2022
Uncover the lives of Elizabeth I’s male courtiers and their personal and political relationships with the monarch in this new display at the Queen’s House. Featuring paintings of Sir Francis Drake and Thomas Seymour, the exhibition highlights how Elizabeth’s connections with her courtiers were crucial to the stability of her government. It also showcases the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I, one of the treasures of Royal Museums Greenwich's collection.

Canaletto's Venice Revisited

8 - 21 August, 2022
This major exhibition will display the complete set of 24 Venetian views painted by Canaletto in the 1730s. The works, from the world-famous collection at Woburn Abbey, form the largest single commission the Italian artist ever received. Canaletto’s Venice Revisited will combine the Woburn paintings with drawings, prints, photographs, and other objects from Royal Museums Greenwich’s collections, which will bring Canaletto’s enduring and idealised views of 18th century Venice up to date with a consideration of the social and environmental challenges that the city now faces.

Freddie Mercury's Stamp Album

10 - 21 August, 2022
The Postal Museum in London is to display one of Freddie Mercury’s childhood possessions - his stamp album - for the first time. The album will be on display in the museum from 13 July until 30 October this year and is part of the celebrations to mark the 50 the anniversary of the UK Pride movement. The 54-page album consists predominately of stamps from the British Commonwealth and reveals not only Freddie’s early life in Zanzibar, but also his artistic talent.

Protean

8 - 21 August, 2022
PROTEAN. A solo exhibition of new works by Max Maxwell. Four years after his last solo show at No 20 Arts, the exhibition presents an exciting continuation of Maxwell’s central interests: materiality, transformation and alchemy.