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. Enjoy a “Friday the 13th” movie marathon at the Prince Charles Cinema this Friday.
2. Try zorbing on ice at Queens this Friday evening.
3. Soho got a rainbow coloured post box for its Pride parade last week. It will only stay multi coloured for a month and is sweet enough to make the detour via Old Compton Street.
4. Carnaby Street is celebrating the “Bees’ needs week” with an art trail of honey bees, a pop-up hive, themed cupcakes and cocktails.
5. Click here to find fun bars in London with arcade games, darts but a gentleman’s club atmosphere, a ball pit, mini golf, football tables, ping pong…
Culture and art in London
1. Learn a few of Kensington Palace’s little secrets.
2. Stop by Lazinc to see Banksy’s best 2002-2008 pieces.
4. Enjoy your scones with live opera at the Royal Albert Hall this Saturday.
5. Shoreditch is not the only neighbourhood where street art flourishes in London. Take a guided tour of Dulwich this Sunday to see fantastic murals and urban pieces, including some by Stitch and Massai.
London foodie ideas
1. Start your Saturday with a free croissant at Paul’s – just stop and say bonjour to get one.
2. The Hackney Brewery is opening its door to the public for its birthday Saturday: a fantastic opportunity to try their latest creations. There will be pinballs and street food too.
3. Pantry & Co offers 31 Rieslings. by the glass. Perfect in this heat!
4. Enjoy a free Aperol Spritz on Southbank, right by the Thames.
5. My favourite French restaurant in London, Comptoir Gascon, will be celebrating Bastille Day with bottomless cassoulet and Ricard.
London for families
1. Grosvenor Square will be super fun this Saturday: family Art & Craft workshops with the English National Ballet in the morning and circus skills in the afternoon. Free.
2. The Southbank Centre’s summer fountain, always a hit with kids with its disappearing and reappearing water walls, is back. Perfect with this heat: very happy (but usually very wet) children guaranteed. Free.
3. Enjoy a Julia Donaldson storytelling session this Saturday at Hay’s Galleria. Free.
4. Children can design a dream hat with sustainable material at the V&A Sunday – free.
5. The Dulwich Picture Gallery will show the little ones how to make clay creatures inspired by Edward Bawden’s work on Sunday. £3 per child.
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