In London this weekend: August 18-19-20

 

 

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. Dancing in the streets guaranteed at Seven Dial’s Spotlight festival this Saturday: performances from Disney’s West End musicals The Lion King and Aladdin, British pop singer Whinnie Williams, The House and Garage Orchestra, 2017 Glastonbury performers, Old Dirty Brasstards, Marawa’s Majorettes  and  many more will step on the stage. Add a glitter station and a photobooth for extra fun.

2. Rich Mix has a pop-up anti-Trump bar! With every drink you buy, 50p will be donated to one of our charities who, in their own way, combat the effects of the Trump administration.

3. Join a Silent Disco at The Shard this Saturday.

4. King’s Cross is treating us to a free pop-up cinema by the canal this weekend. Harry Potter, Brief Encounter, The Triplets of Belleville – click here to see the full programme.

5. Try Ice Karting (yep – karting on an ice rink) at Queens this Sunday evening.

 

♥ Art and culture ♥

1. There is a free jazz festival in Canary Wharf this weekend.

2. Free theatre in London? Yes! You can watch The Odyssey at The Scoop, by London Bridge Wednesdays-Sundays until September.

3. The Royal Academy is having a party this Saturday. Expect music, cocktails, mermaid life drawing, performance art, tropical funk DJs, craft activities… The dress code? Otherworldly sublime. Think fantastical creatures, mermaids and mermen, bewitching underworld inhabitants and mythical characters.

4. Not to be missed: John Sargent’s watercolours at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

5. The Bernard Jacobson Gallery has a fantastic selection of works by Matisse.

 

♥ Yum! ♥

1. Swedes take to the outdoors every August to enjoy crayfish parties, also know as ‘Kräftskiva’. Try one in London this weekend, on the terrace of the Southbank Centre! There will be jazz, sing-along Swedish drinking songs (with a shot of Aquavit schnapps)and a cappella group, the Scandinavian Singing Club.

2. Always wanted to know more about Japanese cuisine? Taste washoku dishes (traditional dishes are close to an art!) at Tokimeite, one of the best restaurants in town.

3. London loves hybrids: Patty & Bun’s pizza-burger is quite a hit.

4. There are quite fun themes to celebrate Afternoon Tea Week: Glam Rock, Think Pink, Burberry, Chocola-tea…

5. The best Irish Coffee in the world is served at Claridge’s.

 


♥ 5 ideas to make your little ones smile ♥

1. The National Ballet will perform a version of Sleeping Beauty from their My First Ballet series at Kensingon Palace this weekend. Bonus: the Science Museum will also present in parallel a “greatest hits” of their awe-inspiring shows.

2. The Royal Albert is following the same trend. Classical for Kids concerts are aimed at children of all ages (babies included!) to enjoy. Saturday will be about fantastic flutes.

3. House of Vans will be screening The Iron Giant on Saturday and The Peanuts movie dimanche – it’s free!

4. The Horniman Museum’s new butterfly house is open.

5. The Unicorn Theatre has a sensational light show for toddlers. Little ones put on a white suit and become part of a digital world of ladybirds, shapes, squiggles…

 

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