From summer markets to giant sheep sculptures, London is bursting with exciting happenings this weekend.
Embankment Summer Market
Stock up on beautifully-crafted goods and gifts at this three-day market, which heaves with artists, artisans and fashion designers. Along with designer trinkets, visitors can feast on a variety of tempting treats offered by gourmet food sellers. Youngsters can enjoy games and fun activities, while the outdoor stage hosts a stellar line-up of performers and musicians. Happy shopping! 29-31 May
Vitality World Triathlon
Cheer on the world’s best triathletes as they compete in a nail-biting ITU World Series race in the heart of Hyde Park. Watch the drama unfold as thousands of triathletes from across the globe swim, bike and run the iconic course. Individuals of all fitness levels can take part in the world-leading event, as distances start from Tri It (400m swim, 15km bike, 2.5km run) and go all the way up to Olympic (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run). Keep your eyes peeled for British Olympic triathlon medalists Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee. 30-31 May. The event is free to view or you can book a guaranteed seat in the grandstand.Book Now
Shaun in the City
This weekend is the last chance to see the giant sculptures of the internationally-acclaimed animated character Shaun the Sheep that are dotted around London as part of a baa-rilliant charity arts trail. High profile artists, designers and celebrities have designed and decorated the 50 sculptures which can be found in a variety of locations and attractions, including Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Carnaby Street, Chinatown, The Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral. Until 31 May
Oresteia at the Almeida
Opening this weekend is this reimagined production of Oresteia, which tells the story of Orestes’ parents who are at war, triggering a family drama that spans multiple decades. This bloody and moving saga, which is being performed at Islington’s Almeida Theatre, was Aeschylus’ final play. 29 May-18 July. Book Now
OFFER OF THE WEEK: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of spectacular musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we are offering £10 off top price tickets until 31 May. Don’t miss Roald Dahl’s dark tale of Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Mr Willy Wonka. Book Now.