In London this weekend: August 11-12-13



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. Dare to join the world’s longest, continuous inflatable obstacle course.

2. Top tips to enjoy summery London on a budget this way.

3. Try Ceilidh dancing this Saturday in Kensington Garden – the initiation is free. There also are free dance workshops at the Southbank Centre , should you wish to learn  a few moves of Polka, Flamenco, Charleston…

4. Join the Beer Mile on Saturday: half race, half beer festival.

5. Looking for vibrant colours, a hint of nostalgia, a poetic place? Take a look at the most instragrammed places in London for inspiration. We LOVE the pink café at #3…


♥ Art and culture ♥

1. There is a free jazz festival in Greenwich this weekend.

2. The Leighton House presents stunning, dreamy, magical pieces by Victorian painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema, all inspired by Antiquity.

3. Four outstanding young singers present an operatic grand tour of the world this Saturday on Lewis Cubitt Square. It’s free!

4. Watch Jesus Christ Superstar on an open-air stage in Regent’s Park this Saturday.

5. Have a look at the Roundhouse’s latest art installation: a mysterious flock of flying spheres surrounds visitors and interacts with them.


♥ Yum! ♥

1. Raise your glass to the weekend! Here are 7 places where you can get an Aperol Spritz for £5.

2. Hooray: a Latin American street food festival will take place near Tower Bridge.

4. At the week-end, we prefer our espresso served in a martini. Good news: there is a festival dedicated to this cocktail.

5. We’re intrigued by Bachn and eggs, a cool brunch served in an art gallery with live classical music.

5. Hungry still? Shake your Patty, a festival dedicated to burgers and spiked milkshakes this Sunday, should help.


♥ 5 ideas to make your little ones smile ♥

1. King’s Cross takes care of its bees and even has a special trail to show off the special habitats created for them – simply download the app and follow the map. Bonus: you will be asked to take part in some citizen science by counting the bees you see at different locations. Each completed count unlocks vouchers at the nearby cafés and restaurants.

2. Guess who designed the latest #LondonIsOpen poster? Quentin Blake! Keep your eye open in the tube.

3. A free exhibition, Secrets of the movies, shows kids how SpongeBob SquarePants, Paddington… come to life.

4. Show the kids a classic: Pop Up Screens will be screening Back to the future outdoors this Saturday.

5. In parallel of their exhibition presenting Matisse’s studio, the Royal Academy will have a family workshop on Sunday: kids can print patterns from around the world and play with colours just like the artist did.


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