Things To Do This Weekend

Updated Friday 22 April 2016

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.

Things To Do This Saturday

Canalway Cavalcade in Little Venice

Little Venice’s postcard-pretty waterways will be awash with 130 decorated canal boats for this waterside festival, which takes place for three days over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Expect boating competitions, parades, food stalls, a real ale bar and Punch & Judy shows.  The colourful boats will be moored along the Grand Union Canal between Blomfield Road, Warwick Avenue and Warwick Crescent. 30 Apr-2 MayRead more

Grand Designs Live at ExCel

Based on the eponymous TV series, this exhibition celebrates cutting-edge home building. Chock-full of 500 exhibitors across seven areas, the show covers interiors, gardens, self-builds and renovations. Visitors can enjoy seminars, demonstrations and one-to-one advice from experts in all fields of home improvement. 30 Apr-8 MayBook now 

Grand Designs Live 2016

Things To Do This Sunday

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

See one of Shakespeare’s funniest plays in the unique setting of the Globe Theatre, a reconstructed 16th-century open-air playhouse. The play is being shown to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. Set in a magical forest, the play sees four Athenian lovers run into a dispute between the queen and the king of the fairies. 30 Apr-11 SepRead more

Sunset Boulevard at the London Coliseum

Grab your last chance to see Andrew Lloyd Webber’s much-loved tale of excess and obsession, starring Glenn Close. Making her West End debut, Close takes the lead as Norma Desmond, a silent film star in decline. The celebrated musical follows the plight of struggling screen writer Joe Gillis who is seduced by Norma, who is living in a fantasy world in her decaying mansion on Sunset Boulevard. Until 7 MayBook now

This Week’s Offers

Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre

Buy tickets to see the Royal Shakespeare Company’s multi-award winning production of Matilda The Musical from just £29.75. Don’t miss Roald Dahl’s celebrated children’s story live on stage. Book now


One adult is allowed free entry to Kidzania with every child ticket purchased. Suitable for kids aged from four to 14, KidZania features a child-size city where children can try out more than 60 grown-up jobs in realistic settings, such as a firefighter, pilot, surgeon or tour guide. Tickets cost from £29.50 for a child, with one adult enjoying free entry. Valid for tickets booked from now until 1 May and visiting between now and 26 May (excluding 2 May). Book now

Jersey Boys: The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre  

Save up to 39% on tickets to see award-winning musical Jersey Boys, featuring hit songs, such as Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and Big Girls Don’t Cry. Book now

Closer by Circa at Udderbelly

Pay no booking fee on tickets to see Closer by Circa, where you can marvel at unrivalled acrobatic moves and effortless circus stunts, at upside-down purple cow Udderbelly on London’s South Bank. Book now