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. Did you know Regent’s Parks has a secret garden, complete with a waterfall? You can visit it this weekend.
2. Try Reggaeoke (the Reggae version of karaoke) at the Southbank Centre this Saturday.
3. Get your camera: an 85 metre LED tunnel, made from hoops of light, is coming to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this weekend.
4. King’s Cross is hosting Festiwell on Sunday, an event fully dedicated to well-being. There will be Zumba, Tai Chi, laughter yoga…. workshops for both adults and kids.
5. Southwark celebrates Latin American culture with a superb canaval on Sunday, complete with music, dances, street food and family activities.
♥ Art and culture ♥
1. Step into the studio of Henri Matisse at the Royal Academy, a wonderful opportunity to see the artist’s eclectic collections alongside his drawings, paintings and sculptures.
2. Love paintings from the Renaissance? The National Portrait Gallery presents the “behind the stage” part: sketches by Rembrandt, Pisanello, Leonardo da Vinci…
3. Stop by the Sway Gallery to see their superb vintage kimonos exhibition.
4. In recognition of 70 years of Indian independence, Getty Images Gallery presents a selection of early photographs of the country.
5. Enjoy a one-day jazz extravaganza at the Royal Festival Hall this Sunday.
♥ Yum! ♥
1. Ugly Dumpling has just opened on Newburgh Street with savoury (haloumi/courgette, smoked mackerel, lamb/harissa/yoghurt) and sweet (white chocolate/matcha, blueberry/crème fraîche).
2. Try Bang Bang Oriental in North London: an Asian food court with no less than 20 stalls.
3. Pamban, in Camden Market, serves its chai infused with saffron, lavender, rose petals…
4. Looking for a different kind of afternoon tea? The BB Bakery will be serving theirs in their double decker as usual… but with an asian twist, sushi, kawai cakes and gin cocktails.
5. Guilt free treat: if you visit Shake Shack any time in August and donate £2 or more to Action Against Hunger, you’ll get a voucher for a free Banoffee shake on your next visit. Brilliant!
♥ 5 ideas to make your little ones smile ♥
1. This week-end, children can make their own sea monster puppet underneath the Cutty Sark’s hull.
2. Fancy taking the kids to a musical or a show? They go free in August.
3. The Postal Museum has lots of family fun to celebrate its opening: face-painting, storytelling, craft and costumed actors.
4. House of Vans will screen Wall-E on Saturday and How to train your dragon on Sunday. Free!
5. Kids can join experimental music workshops at Selfridges this weekend.
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