In London this weekend October 18-19-20

London view from the Sky garden

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. There is a new winter rooftop in town: house of mirrors, light installations, fortune-telling, curling and hot cocktails…

2. Celebrate Diwali at Blackheath Halls this Saturday: there’s dance workshops for children and adults to learn classical Indian dances, a drum workshop with Bollywood Brass Band for some vibrant Bhangra beats (2pm, £8.50) and fab Punjabi beats in the evening…

3. Pastel colours, neon signs, selfie backdrops, ball pool, a giant doughnut rope swing… The new Douhnut Time shop is a real playground for adults!

4. The Natural History Museum ice rink has opened for the season.

5. Don’t miss October Plenty, a traditional celebration of autumn in Lambeth. A procession featuring the Corn Queene and Berry Man effigies will leave from the Imperial War Museum at noon then meanders through the streets to Roots and Shoots in Kennington, where a play and storytelling session will take place.

London tower Bridge

Culture and Art in London

1. The National Portrait Gallery presents Pre-Raphaelite sisters: the overlooked contribution of twelve women to this iconic artistic movement. 

2. Have a look at Aida Muluneh’s series of work commissioned by WaterAid at the Somerset House: twelve, large-scale images shot in Ethiopia, as beautiful as they are powerful.

3. The Design Museum invites you to travel to Mars without leaving London – in a multi-sensory adventure for all ages.

4. Enjoy free musicat initiations to Electric/Acoustic/Bass Guitar, Electric Drums and Keyboards at the Yamaha store in Soho this Saturday.

5. You can now use your Instagram camera to see eight of the Tate Britain’s collection artworks animate before your eyes.

Sky garden London

London foodie ideas

1. Click here to find the best crumpets in London.

2. Indulge at SicilyFEST on Brick Lane, dedicated to Italian delicacies and wine.

3. Tamarind of Mayfair make an amazing asparagus Biryani.

4. Love Vermouth? Vermuteria has the best selection in London…

5. Get yourself one of Tsujiri’s exquisite chocolate-matcha tartlets.

Greenwich cutty sark historic boat london

London for families

1. Hear extraordinary stories of heroic animals – from US Marine search dog Lucca and Tirpitz the pig, to Wotjek the bear, through interactive family storytelling sessions at the Imperial War Museum this weekend.

2. There is an irresistible Sylvanian Family pop-up in Soho.

3. Enjoy a Halloween hunt and cat/wolf/monster craft workshop at Battersea Power Station.

4. Join Playing up at the Tate Britain, a game for kids and adults to play together and use their imagination.

5. Make the most of the family autumn festival at Kew Gardens: storytelling, nature activities, School of Comedy…

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