In London this weekend: Feb 10-11-12

 

 

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. Valentine’s day is around the corner but why wait? Keats House will have a special romantic evening this Saturday: listen to Keats’s romantic poems and love-letters, and enjoy live jazz, make a Regency-inspired Valentine’s card.

2. How about a Silent Disco on The Shard Saturday evening?

3. Fans of the 1920ies will love the Midnight in Paris ball on Saturday, inspired by Woody Allen’s movie. This will take place at the Porchester Hall, a stunning Art Deco building.

4. Try House of Vans this Sunday. They will be screening Vicky Cristina Barcelona for free.

5. Sunday night blues? Make it a musical one at The Book Club. You can even learn to dance!

 

♥ Art and culture ♥

1. If you see only one exhibition this weekend, make it David Hockney retrospective at the Tate Britain – 60 year of genius!

2. The future is already here – learn all about robots at the Science Museum.

3. Walk through Do Ho Suh’s semi transparent passages at the Victoria Miro gallery.

4. The Unit 5 Gallery has a fantastic street art exhibition, Hidden Depth, featuring a collection of sculptures, installations, and three-dimensional works by 20 famous artists (Cityzen Kane, Pixel Pancho, Slinkachu…)

5. Stop by the Museum of London Docklands to see the archaeological objects unearthed by Crossrail.

 

♥ Yum! ♥

1. Forget bottomless brunches, go for a Sunday Roast with free flowing wine!

2. Make a detour via the Duke of York Square’s Valentine’s Fine Food Market this Saturday. While you there, make sure you try Babelle’s canelés!

3. One of our favourite pastry chefs, Fraise Sauvage has launched her dessert range at Harrods. Her Blood Orange Negroni Bavarois and her Bergamot Posset (amongst other gems) are out of this world,

4. Pisco sour fan? Click here to see where to sip the best ones in London.

5. Chin Chin Labs serves the most decadent hot chocolate at Street Feast on Hawker Street. Have a look at the video and be prepared to melt!

 

♥ 5 ideas to make your little ones smile ♥

1. The V&A Museum of Childhood celebrates the Chinese New Year this Saturday: traditional and modern instrumental and dance performances as well as Chinese Opera mask making, costume and calligraphy workshops

2. Westminster Abbey will have family activities this Saturday: storytelling with puppetry, a workshop to make your own crown, a kids tour of the abbey, a poet’s corner…

3. Participate to the London’s Children Book Swap on Saturday, a fabulous way to exchange kids’ books for free. You will find a map listing the cultural centres, local bookshops and libraries joining in on the website. Just to name a few of the big ones: theDiscover Centre (which has a fab Dr Seuss exhibition), the Southbank Centre, the Unicorn Theatre, the Wilton’s Music Hall, Rich Mix, the Museum of Childhood

4. The Southbank Centre has half term all planned for you with their Imagine Children Festival, Feb 9-19. This weekend, expect colourful sculptures all around, fun dens invented by kids, a rave just for families, a puppet workshop around the Moomin exhibition, circus performances, storytelling, and Lego fun.

5. Teenagers (13-15 y.o.) will love the architecture workshop at the V&A this Saturday – they will learn to make #D models using Photoshop.

 

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In London this weekend

 

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