Things To Do This Weekend in London

Updated Wednesday 31 August 2016

Are you looking for ideas for what to do in London this weekend? Check out our pick of the best things to do in London this weekend. Whether you want to see a hot new show, catch the latest exhibition or spend a fun family day out in the capital, discover what’s on in London this weekend with our guide.

Great Fire 350

Mark 350 years since the Great Fire of London by enjoying some of the spectacular events taking place in The City of London as part of the Great Fire 350 commemorations. This weekend, highlights include a beautiful Fire Garden in the front lawn of Tate Modern (1-3 Sep), featuring flickering flowerpots, cascading candles and burning metal structures. And don’t miss the spectacular Watch it Burn (4 Sep), a dramatic retelling of the story of the Great Fire of London. Read more

Totally Thames

Celebrate the river Thames at the month-long Totally Thames festival, which opens this weekend.  See Ik-Joong Kang’s Floating Dreams (1-30 Sep), a huge illuminated sculpture in the centre of the river by Millennium Bridge. Cheer on your favourite team during the Great River Race (3 Sep), where traditional boats race their way from Millwall to Ham. Read more


Parallel London

Join in the world’s first disability-led run at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Open to all ages and abilities, Parallel London features five different fun push/run challenges that range from 100m to 10km. Taking place alongside the event is a free family festival with food and drink stalls, quiet spaces, and art and literature. 4 Sep. Book now 

Dinner at the Twits at The Vaults

Tuck into a gruesome banquet with Dinner at the Twits, an interactive dining experience for adults only. Step into the foul home of Roald Dahl’s horrible characters, where you can nibble on a slice of Mrs Twit's famous bird pie and sip on beer brewed using yeast swabbed from inside the author’s writing chair. 4 Sep-30 Oct. Book now


Visit London TALKS

Have you heard our new podcast yet? Get London reviews, tips and deals every fortnight with this free podcast, written and presented by Anthony Davis. Listen to the latest episode now to hear an interview with Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan; a review of The Bodyguard; and an exclusive interview with Beverley Knight. Read more

This Week’s Offers

Hop On Hop Off Bus Tickets

Soak up London’s top sights aboard a Hop On Hop Off Bus tour, which offers more than 60 stops on four different routes. All packages include a free river Thames boat ride and a free walking tour. The voucher is valid for 24 hours, but many packages include an extra 24 hours for free! Tickets from £25.50. Book now

St Paul's Cathedral: Kids Under Six Go Free

Visiting London with kids in tow? Children under the age of six can visit the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral for free. Tickets for adults cost from £16. Book now 

Great Deals on Top West End Musicals

Find tickets to London’s best West End musicals from as little as £17.32. We’ve got brilliant deals on famous musicals, including The Lion King, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wicked and Matilda. Book now

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