What to do this week-end in London: February 19-20-21

 

 

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…

 

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♥ That’s London, baby ♥

1. If you see super heroes in the tube, you are not hallucinating – the London Super Comic Convention is taking place at Excel this week-end. With, by the way, a rather cool Star Wars exhibition.

2. It’s London Fashion Week so take a lesson in style – stop at the Hotel Cafe Royal to see Victoria Grant’s beautiful hat creations. Rihanna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Dita Von Teese are big fans of her collections.

3. Fancy a change of scenery? The Django Bango pop up in East London will transport you to the Wild Wild West – Saloon Bar, cocktails, American treats and live country music included.

4. Remember this container of 28,000 rubber duck bath toys lost at sea in the 90ies, which have been roaming the globe since? This triggered the idea of a fun meets culture evening this Saturday – Rubber Duckie, in the Museum of Brands. You will get to…  go on a Time Travel Tunnel Duck Hunt, join a Brazilian ‘Silent-Disco-Carnival-Quiz-Night’, talk to anthropologists and so much more.

5. Love wandering around Brick Lane on Sundays? Stop by Old Spitalfields to get limited edition vinyls at the Independent Label Market. Bonus: it is teaming up with the London Brewers Market, a nice occasion to add a few craft beers to your expertise.

 

♥ Art and culture ♥

1. Fans of the Tate Modern will already have checked out the art installation in the Turbine Hall – an urban garden with patches of soil taken from the 13 London boroughs. The idea is to see what will appear from the seeds naturally contained in the ground. The result so far? Check it out here!

2. Westminster has many little secrets. This article will tell you of many details you have never noticed in the area. Great way to wow your friends.

3. Make your heart beat faster at Sadler’s Wells with the Flamenco Festival demonstrations.

4. Have a look at Jan Fabre’s fascinating skulls at the Ronchini Gallery. The beetles’ wings they are made of give them a jewel effect.

5. Artists Rose de Borman and Robert Rush have turned a derelict house near King’s Cross into a pop-up mud museum, displaying some of their beautiful creations – mugs, bowls, plates, jewellery and shrines…

 

♥ Yum ♥

1. Gaucho restaurants launch Electric Brunch sessions on Saturdays – how about a chivito sandwich with bassy rhythms?

2. ABQ, the Breaking Bad cocktail pop-up is back in town…

3. Dessert time – click here to find the best tiramisus in London. Or here if you prefer millionaire’s shortbreads.

4. A revolution in junk food – Lucky Chip pairs burgers with the perfect glass of wine.

5. Did you know GAP on Oxford St hides a café/Vinyl shop?

 

♥ 5 ideas to make your little ones smile ♥

1. Lots of ideas to delight astronauts to be this way.

2. Who cares about rainy days when the Southbank Centre is hosting Imagine, a festival entirely dedicated to children with workshops, Roald Dahl fun, face painting and even a disco?

3. Great tip – family friendly restaurants near London’s big attractions.

4. Make a detour via Granary Square to see Crossing Time, a new animated artwork. Children can experiment with collages and drawings to recreate it at the House of Illustration nearby.

5. Gaucho Film Club has extended their program to families, showing kids movies throughout half term (including Frozen on Saturday and Lego Movie on Sunday). Each ticket includes a Junior lunch menu.

 

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