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. Make the most of the Classic Boat Festival, gathering 40 vintage ships, some having helped rescue Allied troops from Dunkirk in 1940. And yes, you get to
2. Step into Bompas & Parr’s sublime butterfly house on Grosvenor Square. Even better: entry is free.
3. London has a new rainbow pedestrian crossing, in Herne Hill. You will find another one in Shoreditch, where East Road meets Brunswick Place.
4. If you work or occasionally stop by Canary Wharf, make sure to make a detour via the Crossrail roof garden. There is a cool (free) short story distributor there!
5. Fed up with September yet? Press forward: Liberty has opened its Christmas shop.
Culture and art in London
1. Fascinated by the incredible glass sculpture hanging from the V&A? See other mind-blowing pieces by the artist, Chihuly, at Kew Gardens, both in the park and greenhouses. They look even more magical when beautifully lit in the evening.
2. Take a stroll through Regent’s Park to see this year’s selection of giant sculptures in its gardens.
3. The Skip Gallery has challenged 7 designers to turn skips into incredible works of art. See what they came up with in the Arts Building (Finsbury Park).
4. Japanese artist Nahoko Kojima has designed a fairy-tale worthy eight-metre-long crocodile, cut entirely from one sheet of paper: go and see it at the Dulwich Picture Gallery!
5. Have a look at the colourful semaphores in King’s Cross.
London foodie ideas
1. Hollywood style: this cocktail bar in Clapham has designed a series of fantastic atmospheres inspired by iconic movies: Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, Titanic…
2. Kerb is opening a new market in Seven Dials, with 20 delicious stalls. The star, though, is Pick & Cheese, the first world’s first conveyor belt cheese restaurant.
5. This pâtisserie’s mille crêpes cakes are out of this world.
London for families
1. Have you seen the Elmer elephant trail in Elephant Park yet? Each sculpture has been decorated by a different artist.
2. Enjoy an afternoon of animes at PictureHouse Central this Saturday.
3. Did you know the Royal Academy of Arts has (free) Art Detective Sketchbooks adapted for each exhibiton?
4. Join The Unicorn Theatre’s free creative workshop this Saturday, inspired by flowering trees.
5. Missed the Notting Hill Carnival? Try the Hackney one this Sunday, complete with a Kids area and a Disco Loco for the little ones.