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. It’s been almost a year since Prince died. There a few events this Friday to pay tribute to the artist’s career: DJ + live band at The Roof Gardens, screening of Purple Rain at The Institute of Light and a evening with DJ/purple lighting/a shrine/balloons at The Macbeth. Time to party like it’s 1999!
2. The Classic Car Boot Sale is back in King’s Cross this weekend. Retro and vintage gems are presented at the back of stunning classic cars.
3. Find beautiful waves of bluebells in London.
4. It’s Record Store Day this Saturday – DJs, gigs, pop-ups, exhibitions…
5. Wondering where to celebrate St George’s Day? On Saturday, try Trafalgar Square (live demos from leading London chefs, farmer’s market, family fun, brass bands, medieval jousting), On Sunday, make a detour via the Borough Market who always celebrates with the Catalan region as they share the same saint: regional treats, a performance of George and the dragon, Folk Dance mixed with hip hop, a human tower… The Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens will host a full medieval party all weekend.
♥ Art and culture ♥
1. Have a look at John Gerrard’s Western Flag at the Somerset House: a virtual simulation of a flag formed of endlessly emitting trails of thick black smoke. A powerful denunciation of our dependence on petrol.
2. Awol Erizku… The name rings a bell but you can’t quite place it: he is the photographer beyond Beyonce’s pregnancy shots. In Mayfair, you will get to see another side of his art, Make America Great Again, a response to the rise of racism in his country.
3. The London Transport Museum is opening their depot in Acton to the public this weekend: there are more than 320,000 objects to see including rail vehicles, bus and rail sheds, signs, ticket machines…
4. Did you know Freud had finished his life in London? His house and his famous study can be visited.
5. The Royal Academy will have a late evening with a twist this Saturday. To celebrate their lastest exhibition America after the fall: painting in the 1930s, you’re invited to come dressed American vintage style: Think cowboys, Hollywood starlet, prairie farmer or hard-boiled detective…
♥ Yum! ♥
1. Enjoy your morning coffee in an adorable Victorian chapel on the Isle of Dogs.
2. Forget pub crawls. Sounds like the Scotch Egg crawl is in order.
3. Forget American style ice cream sandwiches (between cookies), Hai Cenato’s Italian gelato brioche sounds much better!
4. Oooh, Dhan Waffle too also look like a must try: a combination of waffle/cake/donut with super decadent toppings.
5. Spring brings enchanting new afternoon tea themes: contemporary art, cherry blossom, jazz…
♥ 5 ideas to make your little ones smile ♥
1. Kids can join a dragon quest this Saturday in Borough and Southwark: by solving clues, they will find signs of St George and The Dragon hidden all around the area.
2. Enjoy free screenings at the New Cross & Deptford Film Festival this weekend: Kung Fu Panda on Saturday, Wall-E and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on Sunday. The latter is open air and bike-powered so you get to pedal to make it happen!
3. At the Lewis Cubitt Park, Snug lends fun tactile play kids to families: think soft (flower, waves…) shapes that children can join together to create their own play landscapes.
4. Join the Shakespeare’s Birthday weekend at The Globe – there will even be storytelling sessions for kids on Sunday.
5. This dried flowers workshop by Molly Meg on Sunday sounds irresistible.
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