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. On July 28th 1968, The Beatles went on ‘The Mad Day Out’ with photographer, Tom Murray. One of the iconic locations for their photoshoots around London that day was the Old Street roundabout, where the Magic Roundabout bar and club now stands. This calls for a 50 years celebration. Expect a festive atmosphere, Beatles fun and an opportunity to meet Tom Murray, Tom Murray returns to the site with his new book featuring the photograph that has inspired a new sculpture.
2. Get on your bikes. Part of London (Buckingham, St Paul’s…) will be traffic free this weekend.
3. The Somerset House presents a weekend of distinctive, contemporary circus acts, hip hop dance and music shows. Even better: it’s all free!
4. Don’t miss Sounds and sorcery at The Vaults (in the tunnels under Waterloo): an immersive concert with mind wowing projections, inspired by Fantasia.
5. Our favourite? Storytelling under the stars, Saturday, in a secret location in Richmond.
Culture and art in London
1. Make the most of Kensington and Chelsea’s art weekend – there will be late evenings, workshops, guided tours, street art and a fantastic list of cultural centres joining in (V&A, Serpentine Gallery, Royal Albert Hall, Electric Cinema…). Bonus: a double decker, renamed art bus, can transport you for free from one place to another.
2. Make a detour via Gallery 46 to see David Hoffman’s photographs, depicting homelessness in 1970s Whitechapel.
3. Enjoy a jazz evening (Friday or Saturday) on the lawns of Fulham Palace…
4. … or join Nashville meets London, a country music festival in Canary Wharf.
5. Listen to InChoir (with 200 singers, they are the South of England’s biggest and most popular choir) by Tower Bridge Sunday. Expect uplifting pop songs. It’s free too, what a treat!
London foodie ideas
1. Start your weekend with a Sister Act brunch, gospel choir included… In Soho, this Saturday.
2. Ichiba, the largest Japanese food hall in Europe, has just opened in Westfield (Shepherd’s Bush)
3. Self service pints in London – yay or nay?
4. Yauatcha now serves ice cream macarons (a scoop of ice cream between 2 macarons). This heat wave is the perfect excuse to try all the flavours: chocolate and soy caramel, matcha and yuzu, coconut and lime, raspberry and lychee.
5. Forget afternoon teas, try the Sanderson’s Mad Hatters Tipsy Evening Tea: superb cocktails and delicious alcohol infused cakes.
London for families
1. Go on a Beatrix Potter adventure with Gobbledigook Theatre this Saturday. This interactive play takes place at The Old Library.
2. Enjoy Disco games at The Scoop, by Tower Bridge this Saturday. Fun, glitter and small prizes included… Free.
3. The little ones can be a fashion designer and find inspiration in Azzedine Alaïa’s work at the Design Museum this Sunday. They will dress a mini mannequin and create a paper doll model inspired by the artist’s portfolio. Free.
4. If super heroes rule their world, take them to the DC exhibition at the O2 to get some insight on Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Joker…’s universe.
5. Spending the day in Regent’s Park? Stop by the Gorilla Circus flying Trapeze School to see acrobats train.
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