In London this weekend: January 27-29

 

 

No plans yet? Here are some more cool things to do this weekend in London. If you have tips we haven’t covered, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment below… Taking a Eurostar soon? 23 ideas to have fun around St Pancras this way.

 

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♥ That’s London, baby ♥

1. Join on of Walk London’s free 44 walks through London this weekend.

2. London has so many secrets. Did you know it has a boat-church, a boat-pub, a boat-bookshop…?

3. Winter Blues? Just sip a special smoothie in front of a light box at the new Vitamin D Bar on New Street Square.

4. Ready for the Chinese New Year? The traditional parade in Chinatown will take place on Sunday, followed by music and festivities on Trafalgar Square.

5. Celebrate Burns’ night at the Union Chapel on Sunday – the poet’s work has finally been put to music.

 

♥ Art and culture ♥

1. Join the Museum of London’s Great Fire Evening Walk this Friday (it even includes a cocktail)

2. London has opened an incredibly touching, amazingly moving Museum of Transology. Do go and see it.

3. The beard, a recent trend? The Victorians too loved the mutton chops, goatees and moustaches. Learn all about it at the Florence Nightingale Museum.

4. Try the National Theatre’s Costume, Wigs, Hair and Make Up tour on Saturday.

5. The Vault Festival is back – and the programme is as amazing as ever.

 

♥ Yum! ♥

1. Now that’s a new way to start partying on a Friday night: a boxing session + DJ + curry!

2. London has a seriously crazy cocktail list. Where to start – with the goats cheese one? The one dedicated to Winnie the Pooh or the one to the BFG? There is even a Kobe beef one!

3. Alpine/après ski bars are so trendy right now in London.

4. Go crazy for dumplings in London.

5. Four Winters has 4 new ice-cream flavours: orange creamsicle, stroopwafle, peanut butter pretzel, triple chilli chocolate.

 

♥ 5 ideas to make your little ones smile ♥

1. On Saturday, kids can make their own superhero mask at the Florence Nightingale Museum to celebrate real life superheroes: nurses, doctors, firemen, policemen… Grandparents visiting with one or more paying grandchild enter free of charge that day.

2. The National Maritime Museum celebrates the Chinese New Year with lots of family fun. On Saturday, there will be a little play on James Robson, a Chinese sailor who served on the Cutty Sark, followed by a traditional musical puppetry show. And on Sunday, a Mongolian headpiece workshop, Chinese New Year storytelling and even a Ribbon Dance workshop.

3. The Museum of London Docklands too is having a Chinese New Year party on Saturday: play dough roosters, tales, dragon puppets and dance, initiation to mandarin, melodies…

4. Little ones can learn to skateboard at The House of Vans on Saturday – free, equipment included.

5. The National Theatre designed a clever exhibition exploring how children’s classic stories have been transformed into extraordinary theatre plays. Free.

 

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In London this weekend

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