In London this weekend: October 13-14-15

 

 

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. Stephen King fans, book your tickets for Screamfest this Friday: IT will be screened at the Rio Cinema and the audience (that means YOU) will be dressed up as clowns. There will be professional make-up artists on site too.

2. Trafalgar Square is celebrating African culture on Saturday and Diwali on Sunday. Music, dance, street food…

3. Looking for a thrilling time? Try wakeboarding at the Royal Victoria Dock.

4. Join the Silent Disco at The Shard this Saturday – dancing with a view!

5. Take a torchlit tour of Kensal Green Cemetery on Sunday – there will be ghost stories!

 

♥ Art and culture ♥

1. The Barbican pays tribute to Basquiat with an impressive retrospective of his art.

2. Discover Nicolas Hick’s fantasy animals and mythical monsters sculpted in clay for the Flowers Gallery.

3. Don’t miss Katharina Grosse’s sprayed rainbow, street art style in the deliciously classic white room of the South London Gallery. Simply stunning.

4. The Griffin Gallery celebrates Australian Indigenous artists.

5. The Royal Academy put Dali and Duchamp’s genius and sense of humour side by side.

6. Take an autumn walk through Kew Gardens – there are 70 giant sculptures to see!

 

♥ Yum! ♥

1. An urban cidery (with a taproom) has just opened in Bermondsey.

2. 5 fantastic Turkish restaurants in London to delight all foodies.

3. Tombo is extending its Hello Kitty Café until October 22. Have a look at the Instagram page – everything is soooo cute!

4. A pop-up shop celebrating Mooncakes, these delicacies filled with red bean or sesame paste served for the mid-autumn festival, has opened in Chinatown.

5. Good news: the Old Spitalfields Market now had its own food court. Even better: Babelle, famous for its canelés, has just opened a permanent stall there. Go and try their latest flavour, strawberry and fresh fig!

6. Chocolate afternoon tea, chocolate cocktails, chocolate menus… 10 fantastic cacao based menus to enjoy this week in London.

 

♥ 5 ideas to make your little ones smile ♥

1. The new Turbine Hall installation at the Tate Modern features swings for everyone to use. And it’s free – what’s not to love?

2. The Harry Potter Studios are ready for Halloween.

3. Take your little ones to Back to Bach this Saturday, a classical music concert for toddlers. It’s free for children too!

4. House of Vans is screening Night at the museum this Sunday. Free.

5. The V&A organises kids trails through the museum.

 

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2 Comments

  1. October 19, 2017 / 17:30

    I like what you have done with this post. It’s a useful resource for anyone spending a weekend in the capital.

  2. Chocoralie
    October 20, 2017 / 00:08

    @Stuart Forster Thank you! I’m always on the lookout for fun/different things to do – it seemed silly not to share them!

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