In London this weekend: April 01-02



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.




♥ That’s London, baby ♥

1. There is a wonderful immersive experience waiting for you at The Charterhouse. Cecily Ashe has been murdered, strange occult symbols carved into her flesh and spies are being recruited to uncover the truth. A fantastic opportunity to visit the cloisters and learn more about its history.

2. Fashionistas, forget the High Street for a minute. If you really want a unique style, try the Independent Label Market in Shoreditch or the Brixton Vintage Kilo Sale to make the most of your budget – both are this Saturday.

3. Every year, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge compete in a rowing boat race across the Thames. One of these London traditions you simply have to do at least once in your life.

4. The camellias are in full bloom at the Chiswick House.

5. Enjoy a few movies at the Camberwell Free Films Festival (yep, free).


♥ Art and culture ♥

1. If you haven’t had the time to see the David Hockney retrospective at the Tate, don’t worry: the exhibition is so successful the gallery will stay open till 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. While you there do have a look at the museum’s new neon commission – it’s gorgeous.

2. Anish Kapoor’s back in London with a new exhibition at the Lisson Gallery.

3. It’s official – selfies are considered art. At least at the Saatchi.

4. The National Army Museum reopens this week. Amongst the collections: Napoleon’s horse, one of the first Burberry trench coats, Laurence of Arabia’s robes…

5. From the street to the gallery – discover Dale Grimshaw’s first solo show at Well Hung.


♥ Yum! ♥

1. Looking for a cool brunch? Try the Barge House’s Breakfast in bed: a sourdough loaf filled with smoked bacon, Cumberland sausage, slow roasted tomatoes, leeks, oyster mushrooms, spinach and lots of good things…

2. Sip on a (beetroot) red velvet latte at Palm Vaults.

3. Raise your (martini) glass to the weekend at Cocktails in the city – bringing together twenty-eight leading bars (from speakeasies to 5 star one) in pop-up form under one roof.

4. Oh my – there is a Cheese and wine festival at Victory Park. Need I say more?

5. Indulge in a Nordic afternoon tea at Aquavit.


♥ 5 ideas to make your little ones smile ♥

1. Planning to take the little ones to the dinosaur gallery at the Natural History Museum? Make a detour via the T.Rex Grill there.

2. The kids will love the Southbank Centre’s (free!) hip hop workshops this Saturday,

3. Try the Harry Potter Studio’s new adventure and wander through the Forbidden Forest.

4. If you love the “Adventures in Moominland” immersive exhibition at the Southbank Centre, take the kids to Kew Gardens this April: Moomin Easter trail, craft workshops, puppet show

5. The London Wetland Centre’s Easter Trail is slightly different from what you expect – no eggs here but… giant ducks!


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In London this weekend






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