In London this weekend: January 10-11-12

 

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. The London International Mime Festival is back with touching shows.

2. Don’t miss the Cirque du Soleil’s new show at the Royal Abert Hall, Luzia, inspired by Mexico.

3. Battersea Power Station is launching its very first Light Festival, with 4 giant installations to discover. One of them, Talking Heads features no less than 4,000 LEDs…

4. Enjoy a Yoga + Disco + Brunch morning in Soho Yoga + Disco + Brunch morning in Soho this Saturday.

5. Dare to join the No Trousers Tube Ride this Sunday (yes, yes, you read that right), celebrating their 11th edition this year and always quite good fun.

 

London tower Bridge

Culture and Art in London

1. See Leytonstone’s “City Trees”: towers filled with different types of moss, which eat up particulates and nitrogen oxides whilst simultaneously producing oxygen. One is said to be as efficient in fighting pollution than 275 (real) trees.

2. Kenwood House marks the 350th anniversary since Rembrandt’s death with a free, temporary display exploring the artist’s celebrated Self-portrait with Two Circles alongside a new digital artwork, generated through visitors’ selfies. 

3. Don’t miss the Anish Kapoor sculpture added to the Tate Modern’s galleries. Free.

4. This sensory exhibition in Hackney, set in total darkness, is designed to enlighten you, push you out of the comfort zone and sharpen your other senses.

5. Learn about cyphers, secret communications and cybersecurity at the Natural History Museum.

Sky garden London

London foodie ideas

1. Meet Brewdog AF – the world’s first alcohol-free beer bar.

2. Indulge in a divine (blue) smoothie at Farm Girl Carnaby Street: hemp milk, spirulina, banana, mango and coconut.

3. Tiramisu latte, apple crumble latte… If your mouth is watering already, stop by Kiss the hippo to get an upgrade on you usual caffeine shot.

4. Tap Room always has interesting craft beer in stock. We are quite intrigued by this Kombucha infused one

5. Fancy an exotic twist to your day? Try Jolt’s saffron milk cake.

Greenwich cutty sark historic boat london

London for families

1. Join the Museum of London’s family walk this Saturday: it will explore how the Great Fire started, spread, and was finally stopped.

2. Osterley House marks The Tiger Who Came to Tea’s 50th anniversary with the sweetest exhibition.

3. Have fun at the Royal Opera House family Sunday: activities, workshops, spaces to listen to music and meet artists…

4. Listen to stories, travels and adventures at Kew Gardens on Sundays.

5. Storyteller Matthew Crampton and pianist Olga Jegunova will delight children with 2 mighty tales at King’s Place this Sunday – the Greek myth of Diana and Actaeon and the Russian epic The Flaming Firebird and the Princess Vasilisa.

Click on the map to see where the events are!

 

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