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. For its Late Evening this Friday, the London Transport Museum is taking you back to the 1920-30s: talks about the Savoy and London’s first skyscraper, Swing bands, Charleston demonstrations…
2. Ben & Jerry’s are celebrating their birthday at the Old Spitalfields Market this Saturday with a free giant ball pit and servings of their new ice-cream flavour. Birthday cake, of course!
3. Eve Female Pro-Wrestling will change your idea of wrestling being a man’s world. It’s fun, a little punk, feminist, full of action and definitely inspiring. At the Southbank Centre.
4. Spring is here! Take a guided tour to see the first flowers already in bloom in Kew Gardens.
5. The Vaults is having a Silent Disco dedicated to Eurovision hits on Saturday.
Culture and art in London
1. The Tate’s solo Pablo Picasso exhibition presents over 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings made by the artist in 1932, one of his most creative years.
2. The National Trust has recreated a suffragettes’ headquarters in a London pavilion near Piccadilly. Join this immersive experience: help them in their task and confront the difficult decisions faced by those in the movement.
3. Join Hyde Park’s historical tour this Saturday, exploring the hidden stories of women in the park from its inception to today: queens to pickpockets, petticoat duellists to protesters.
5. Love Yayoi Kusama? Have a look her pumpkin paintings at the Omer Tiroche Gallery.
London foodie ideas
2. To celebrate British Pie Week, Pie Minister is serving a Pork Pie Ice-cream >> “Soft serve vanilla ice cream mixed with Bourbon maple syrup and free range British bacon (…) garnished with pork scratchings and apple sauce”. Will you dare try one…?
3. Forget afternoon tea. The Butterscotch Tea Room is all about Evening Tea: a selection of savoury crostini, charcuterie, cheeses, olives, and a selection of sweets with tea or, even better. cocktails.
4. Fall for Dominique Ansel’s Dahlia cake for Mother’s day: almond sponge cake, elderflower mousse and fresh mango gelée, with a gorgeous white chocolate dahlia flower on top…
5. Or for the strawberry-champagne cupcakes at Peggy Porschen.
London for families
1. To celebrate the British Science Week, the Museum of Childhood is presenting a selection of mechanical toys, from children’s medical tools to computer games.
2. Join L’atelier des Chefs kids and parents cooking workshop this Saturday : more fun than going to the restaurant!
3. The Museum of London will teach the little ones how to make a peg doll this Saturday.
4. Babies and toddlers have their own music session at the Royal Albert Hall.
5. The Dulwich Picture Gallery will organise a Milne-inspired pop-up Mothering Sunday card of a landscape, using paper-folding techniques.
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