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…
London off the beaten path
1. Enjoy a retro gaming evening in Camden this Friday.
2. Or see how the Tate Modern is bringing a jazz twist to DJing, including drum pads and live singers.
5. Always wanted to play an instrument? Yamaha Music London is giving completely free taster music lessons with professional music teachers this weekend. Take your pick: guitar, trombone, piano, drums…
Culture and art in London
1. Mike Nelson has transformed the Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries into a mix between a sculpture court and an asset strippers’ warehouse. Think enormous knitting machines, woodwork stripped from a former army barracks, graffitied steel awnings, doors from an NHS hospital. His creations will make you feel oddly nostalgic…
3. Another opera worth of interest: Jack the Ripper, at the London Coliseum, presents the story from the women’s side.
4. After a lengthy restoration, the Old Royal Naval College’s Painted Hall has now reopened. There will be live music, food stalls, kids’ activities and a photography exhibition to celebrate this weekend.
5. The V&A offers every day a free architectural tour of the museum.
London foodie ideas
1. Near & Far, in Camden, sounds like a dream: pastel colours and pink neon, tacos, fantastic cocktails and a covered roof terrace with a view over the market
2. There is a hidden super cool bar in King’s Cross (with a DJ on Fridays and Saturdays).
3. Enjoy a Purple Rain brunch at The Oval this Sunday.
London for families
1. Stop by the Unicorn Theatre to join a craft session on water this Saturday.
2. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Hellboy, Orbital Comics is having a special Art Jam this Saturday. Comic artists of all backgrounds will be stopping by to collaborate on a massive Hellboy-inspired art piece, with specially-made pancakes and drinks abound.
3. Enjoy a storytelling session at the London Children’s Discovery Centre.
4. The Jewish Museum will be celebrating Sadaqa Day (the Muslim day of social action) and the Jewish festival of Purim this Sunday Kids can get creative with a variety of Arts & Crafts activities, including decorating their own Tzedakah (charity) box, hear the story of Purim and participate in baking for a local charity.
5. Children can try their hand at weaving this Sunday at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.