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. The Yamaha flagship music store in Soho is organising Learn to play days this weekend: the perfect opportunity to try guitars, pianos, keyboards, violins, trumpets and drums.
2. The fairtrade café Hollyhocks is so cute and romantic it’s a reason in itself to go to Richmond.
3. Enjoy the Scandinavian spring market in Rotherhithe: fantastic food, craft and even Moomin merchandising.
5. 9 ideas to enjoy Shakespeare Week: theatre plays, afternoon tea, cocktails…
Culture and art in London
1. The HMS Belfast is 80 years old… Entry will be free all weekend to celebrate, with veterans joining on Saturday to share their memories. There will also be family activities to learn how lights, radios, codes and flags were used to pass messages from ship to ship or how to send your own name in Morse Code, a photobooth, temporary tattoos, a birthday cake created by Sophie Faldo (the 2017 winner of The Great British Bake Off) and even, for those over 18, a complimentary rum punch.
2. OpenFest is back at the Barbican: think hypnotic art installation, digital projections, ballet, family workshops, rap, jazz… Beech Street tunnel will even be turned into a giant light show!
3. The Gagosian gallery presents Future History, the collaborative work of two geniuses: Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh who bring both their signatures together – logos, graffiti and anime characters.
4. If you love street art, don’t miss the TYPE exhibition at the Hang Up Gallery, featuring pieces by Harland Miller, David Shrigley, The Connor Brothers and Banksy.
5. Ceramic Art London in King’s Cross is a wonderful opportunity to discover 90 contemporary artists, see demonstrations and attend conferences. The creations presented simply are exquisite.
London foodie ideas
1. Thirsty for a pint of Guinness? The best places to enjoy one in London are here.
2. In parallel to its exhibition dedicated to Picasso, the Tate Modern serves dishes inspired by the artist’s life.
3. Did you know Covent Garden has an avobar? Yes, a café dedicated to… avocado. They even serve an Avo burger with buns replaced by avocado halves!
4. Worth a detour: the Peter Rabbit afternoon tea at the Flemings Mayfair, for is exquiste, incredibly refined petits fours and its champagne botanical cocktail…
5. Camden Market will celebrate St Patrick’s day with an all female music trail this Saturday: The stalls will be serving special treats too, including a Young Vegans’ Stout pie, a Guinness and Bailey’s chocolate cake doughnut at Crosstown and Lucky Charms with green milk at Cereal Killer Cafe.
London for families
1. Children can be puppeteer this Saturday at the National Theatre and see how the show Pinocchio was brought to life.
2. Queens can save rainy days: bowling, ice skating, video games arcade, burgers and ice cream, all on the same site!
3. Kids can paint 3D windmills with watercolours this Sunday at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.
4. The Museum of London will be leading a family Roman walk on Sunday.
5. Little ones can learn how to create their own app this Sunday at the British Museum.
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