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
- Join the Diwali celebrations on Trafalgar Square this Saturday. There will be live music and dance, delicious vegetarian food stalls, cookery demonstration, henna drawing and rangoli art to enjoy.
- MCM returns to ExCeL for an epic three-day celebration of all things pop culture.
- Experience The War of The Worlds like never before – part immersive theatre, part VR.
- Step into these funky little igloos in King’s Cross. Each features a different environment and air quality, giving you a chance to feel, taste and smell the environments of five different cities across the globe.
- Viva Las Vengeance, a new immersive experience based on the Netflix original film Army of the Dead, allows you to take on the role of a mercenary and fight your way through hordes of zombies in mixed reality. Go on. Jump in!
Culture and Art in London
- There’s a brilliant-looking exhibition devoted to Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ on The Strand – featuring props, costumes and sets, as well as an entire French café.
- Discover the free and expressive brushwork that came to define Constable’s late career at the Royal Academy of Art.
- Witness Anicka Yi’s squid robots floating around the Tate Modern
- Beano is taking Somerset House by storm. Go and immerse yourself onto the worlds of Dennis the Menace, Mini the Minx, Bananaman and so many comic stars.
- Revisit the 60ies counterculture at the Fashion and Textile Museum.
London foodie ideas
- Taste a rainbow, courtesy of Bompas & Parr of course!
- High Tea, at Mrs Riot, comes with cupcakes, bottomless cocktails and sassy drag legends.
- Indulge in the most decadent drinks at The Chocolate Cocktail Club.
- Get yourself some Halloween macarons at Yok In…
- … And monster cakes at Anya Hindmarch’s café.
London for families
- Dance under rainfall lights, skip along with fireflies, play in the blue waters of an immersive light tunnel, hop along responsive lily pads… The London Wetland Centre’s new light trail is quite magical!
- Trying to me more sustainable? Selfridges has just opened a pop-up shop selling pre-loved toys.
- The Space Frames, gate shaped, are back in Coal Drops Yard and beautifully lit at night.
- Explore the Gruffalo’s trail in Kew Gardens.
- A giant puppet of a Syrian refugee, Little Amal, has been travelling from her homeland to the UK. Following stops in Rome, Paris and Brussels among other places, Little Amal is now arriving in London. Meet her at Saint Paul’s Cathedral this Saturday.
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