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.

 

With  March upon us, London can feel the chill of winter receding, the approach of spring and the chocolatey goodness of Easter. There is much to look forward to this month, starting with some major exhibitions (before the big one arrives next week) and your last chance to delve into the vaults.

1940s Street Style

The 1940s aren’t known as a nadir for fashion, as people had other, more pressing concerns. However the Imperial War Museum’s latest exhibition Fashion on the Ration shows how Brits continued to innovate with their dress throughout wartime rationing. The exhibition is divided into six main areas, exploring everything from gas mask handbags to parachute wedding dresses. 5 Mar-31 Aug

Coming Up For Air

Week six is upon us at Vault Festival, as the varied artistic programme comes to a close. Don’t miss the chance to grab a plate of meatball’s at Marco’s, a trattoria that wouldn’t be out of place in Goodfellas, before catching one of the alternative arts, comedy, music or theatre shows. Electro record label Activia Benz will be hosting the last party of the festival on Saturday night, before they seal up the vaults for another year. Ends 8 Mar

One Man’s Trash…

Have you heard of Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Pierre-Auguste Renoir? Excellent. Now have you heard of Paul Durand-Ruel? No? Then it’s time to head to the National Gallery to discover how the Parisian art dealer started one of the most important periods in art history at the Inventing Impressionism exhibition. The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s roving exhibition charts the beginnings of the impressionist movement and has several masterpieces on display. 4 Mar-31 May

French Fancy

Juliette Binoche has worked with titans of the silver screen (Godard, Minghella, Cronenberg; turned down Spielberg) but now, the French actress has turned her hand to Greek myth with one of theatre’s hottest directors. Dutch director Ivo van Hove, responsible for last year’s adaptation of Henry Miller’s A View from the Bridge, which is currently wowing West End audiences, has reimagined Sophocles's tragedy Antigone for a short run at the Barbican. 4-28 Mar

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