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 a comment below…
London off the beaten path
1. Four years ago, Jimi Hendrix’ London flat opened to the public. This calls for a party: stop by this Friday evening, there will be DJs, a pop-up bar and psychedelic light projections.
2. Fed up worth Valentine’s day? Try Axe Throwing. Yep, it’s a thing.
3. If you always wanted to ride a Brompton Bike but have not been able to afford one yet, rejoice: you can hire them from Broadgate…
4. Sometimes… being sustainable simply means giving/exchanging. The Lovely Craft Club is organising a fantastic Craft Swish this Sunday. If you paint, knit, sculpt, draw, embroider and love arty DY in general… Check that stash of yours, bring anything you are unlikely to use and swap it for something that sparkles joy in your heart!
Culture and Art in London
1. Tribute Ink, at the National Army Museum, brings to life the often poignant stories behind the tattoos of people in the Armed Forces
2. Let James Turrell’s constellations at the Pace Gallery light up your day.
3. A Steve McQueen retrospective has just opened at the Tate Modern.
4. Don’t miss the George Him exhibition at House of Illustration – one of the greatest graphic artist of the 20th century. Irresistible.
5. Whistler’s famous Peacock Room has been recreated at the V&A.
London foodie ideas
1.26 Grains serves one of the best Bircher Mueslis in London: with Blood Orange and Black Sesame.
2. Buns & Buns’ lobster roll is just out of this world.
3. Fall for Ladurée’s heart-shaped macarons.
5. Indulge in a cocktail at the Espresso Martini Society this Friday/Saturday: there are 60 variations to choose from.
London for families
1. Don’t miss the Imagine Children Festival at the Southbank Centre: giant chalkboard, Earth activity trail. fun workshops and shows, glitter face painting…
2. Children can explore the Queenhithe mosaic that stretches along the banks of the River Thames then create their own at the Museum of London.
3. Enjoy (free) pop-up performances at the V&A this half term, inspired by their exhibition Cars: Accelerating the Modern World.
4. Stop by the Museum of Childhood to enjoy storytelling and craft sessions this half term.
5. Kids can now join the Tower of London’s Knights school.
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