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.
London off the beaten path
1. Yoga is always full of surprises in London. On Friday, you can join a Soul Talk Yoga session in South Kensington: an hour yoga, one hour positive talk… The theme? When life gives you lemons, throw them back & ask for chocolate, which comes with indulgent organic snack and chocolate (of course).
2. Every February, Kew Gardens fills its Princess of Wales Conservatory with incredible orchid compositions. This year, this floral festival celebrates Thailand.
3. Winterland proved such a hit that it’s opening for February. Think enchanted forest with curling lanes, mini-golf, prosecco-pong, riverside igloos decorated with cherry blossoms, fur lined sofas and fondues…
4. Solve Enigma Quest’s School of witchcraft and wizardry Escape Room.
5. Looking for a fantastic place to see a movie? The Natural History Museum will be screening Alien, District 9, Gravity this weekend. The seats will be… seat in the Hintze Hall under Hope the blue whale!
Culture and art in London
1. Another time, another space presents a selection of 60 pictures of Hackney taken by Neil Martinson in the 70s-80s. The area still bore the scars of post-war slum clearance at the time and lived from large scale manufacturing.
3. Walk a mile in someone’s shoes: the Museum of empathy has a collection of audio stories shared by refugees and migrants who have made London their home, from a Syrian dentist to a Nigerian barber and a selection of shoes to step in and get a better idea of how that feels. Free, no need to book.
4. The Fashion and Textile Museum dedicates its latest exhibition to T-Shirts in the 20th century: perfect punk, political, rebellion statements…
5. Battersea Station has commissioned amazing pieces inspired by Henry Moore’s sculptures.
1. Have you been to The Kitchens yet, Old Spitalfields Market’s new foodie hub? Here are our favourite dishes there. Includes soup dumplings and caramel-miso ice-cream. Just saying.
2. It’s Pisco Sour Week – try these!
3. The Cheese Bar in Camden serves a Devon blue ice cream with poached pear and honeycomb. Wow.
4. Afternoon teas are at their best for Valentine’s day – the sweet creations compete in cuteness. Here are the most adorable ones in London. I guess you could say it was love at first bite.
5. A bar fully dedicated to prosecco has just opened near Tower Bridge.
London for families
1. The Imagine Children’s Festival is back at the Southbank Centre (February 10-18th) with lots of free activities: games, poetry, mysteries to solve, glitter face painting, storytelling, songs, shows, Moomin puppets and more… Half term? Sorted!
2. The V&A Childhood Museum is celebrating the Chinese New Year this Saturday: Chinese mask making , dressing up, calligraphy, singers, kung fu + taichi demonstrations and the famous Lion Dance.
3. Make the most of the (free) Children’s book swap at the Unicorn Theatre this Saturday.
4. The little ones will love the Horniman museum’s new exhibition, revealing where the colours of the rainbow come from through interactive games including an Art Machine, a Mood Room and a Colour Café.
5. See The Jungle Book on stage at the Richmond Theatre.