What to do this week-end in London: January 08-09-10



Week-end ahead! Here are some more cool things to enjoy in London. If you have tips we haven’t covered, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment below…




♥ That’s London, baby ♥

1. The seasonal ice-rinks are coming to an end soon – make the most of it, the one at Somerset House has its final DJ night on Friday!

2. Dream of fantastic adventures at the London Boat Show. You will find everything from kayaks to superyachts, nautical sports to simulators.

3. Try Voga at The Proud Archivist this Saturday – yoga inspired by Vogue poses.

4. Learn to swing dance in a day, even if you are convinced you have two left feet. The Indytute will amaze you.

5. Passengers in their underwear in the Tube on Sunday? Don’t worry, it’s the No Trousers Tube Ride.


♥ Art and culture ♥

1. The Mime festival is back, with no less than 122 performances between January 9th and February 6th.

2. Have a look at the Frieze Sculpture Park right in Regent’s Park. Free, until Sunday.

3. Do not miss Moffat Takadiwa’s Foreign Object exhibition at the Tyburn Gallery. Debris such as plastic bottle tops, crushed spray cans, cables come to life beautifully as ethnic sculptures.

4. Big screen fans will love the London Short Films Festival.

5. Enjoy a Gospel atmosphere at The Blues Kitchen on Sunday.


♥ Yum ♥

1. See Shoreditch from a different angle. The East End Food Tour organises amazing tours – 4 hours, 8 delicious stops. We loved it! Details and pics this way.

2. Selfridges launches Taste of Japan, with a really kawai selection of products.

3. Have you heard of the Bermondsey Mile, a mere 10 minutes’ walk from Tower Bridge? There are 5 micro-breweries to discover there. If you don’t know where to start, join the London Brewery Tour on Saturdays to get a better chance of meeting the people behind fantastic London beers. Tasting included, naturally!

4. Celebrate epiphany the French way. With cake of course! Paul bakeries will be selling galette des rois till the end of January.

5. Brunch at Drink, Shop and Do this Sunday: board games, bottomless Bloody Marys and bagels.


♥ 5 ideas to make your little ones smile ♥

1. On the HMS Belfast, the little ones can intercept messages, crack the secret code and even make up their own.

2. Take them for a stroll in Discover’s Glitterbug, a sparkly haven for babies with wonderful icy stories, songs and puppets.

3. Hogwarts is under the snow.

4. On Saturday, the V&A is organising pop-up activities in the galleries – kids can pretend to be roaring lions. Free.

5. On Sunday, the little ones can dance, sing and set sail on an adventure with Nannie, Cutty Sark‘s figurehead.


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