Things To Do This Weekend in London

There are so many things to see and do in London every day. Here is our pick of the best things to do in London this weekend, including hot new shows, exhibitions and family events.

Get Your Skates On

London’s beautiful ice-skating rinks have started to open across the capital, meaning it’s the perfect time to get in the spirit, and try not to fall over. The Natural History Museum, London Eye and Somerset House rinks are the more iconic settings, while the rink in Vauxhall features a Christmas Tree Maze. Wembley Park and Canary Wharf are also in on the action, meaning there is ice to skate on in all corners of the city. Until Feb

Presents in the Park

There is also an ice rink at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, but of course that’s not all there is to enjoy. You can keep the kids happy with fairground rides and the famous observation wheel, and adults can tuck into the food stalls or head to the pub in the Bavarian Village. Winter Wonderland has a real traditional European feel, with log chalets selling gifts and festive favourites like German bratwurst, mulled wine and hot chocolate. 21 Nov-4 Jan

Scary-tales

For a theatre trip with a serious twist, head down to the Bargehouse at OXO Tower Wharf and delve into Phillip Pullman’s Grimm Tales for Young and Old. Following a successful run at Shoreditch Town Hall, this immersive theatrical interpretation takes the audience through a fairytale maze, where you will encounter classic characters, from the Frog King to Hansel and Gretel. 21 Nov-15 Feb

Mistletoe and Wine

Let’s be honest, when you grow up the most exciting thing about Christmas is the food and drink. By our logic that means there is nowhere more exciting to be this festive season than Taste of London Winter at Tobacco Dock. London’s top restaurants are represented, turning out some warming and delicious dishes, with drinks to match. There is also a fire pit this year and a packed programme of master classes with top chefs. 20-23 Nov

Killer Comedy

Catherine Tate signing up to appear in a revival of the black comedy Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory certainly grabbed some headlines earlier this year. The musical follows a band of 13 assassins, all of which have attempted (and some succeeded) to kill the President of the United States. Steven Sondheim is responsible for the score and Jamie Lloyd is in the director’s chair. 21 Nov-7 Mar