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.

We're getting exotic this weekend, with treats from the Middle East and beyond at Eid Festival, a Scandinavian Urban Forest and an Indian celebration of colour at Holi One in Wembley Park.

The Colour of Life

Holi festivals have well and truly arrived in London, as people gather together to celebrate colour and music in homage to the traditional Hindu festivals of colour. Holi One Festival of Colour takes place this weekend at Wembley Park with a great line-up of musicians and the usual array of coloured powders, creating a unique party atmosphere that is ripe for Instagram. Day pass tickets start at £31.99. 2 Aug

Tasty Treats

You don’t have to be celebrating the end of Ramadan to enjoy the Mayor of London’s Eid Festival in Trafalgar Square on Sunday. A host of delicious cuisines from across the world will be laid out alongside live music and performances from Muslim cultures from across the globe. There will also be face-painting, henna, calligraphy and sports, so the kids will love it too. 2 Aug

Forest of Fun

From the subcontinent to Scandinavia we go on our eclectic weekend jaunt around London, as this weekend is your last chance to check out the Kopparberg Urban Forest in, where else, trendy Dalston. The cider brand guarantees a good party, with live music, street art and top-notch food, all under twinkling lights after the sun goes down. Until 3 Aug

View it with Pride

It’s 20 years since Kevin Elyot brought My Night With Reg to the London stage, and Donmar Warehouse is celebrating that fact with a revival. The play was cutting edge for its time, as it unflinchingly explores the lives of a group of gay men in the summer of 1985. Elyot’s brave approach to issues like the AIDS crisis, mixed with a brilliantly light touch makes for a heart-breaking theatre experience at one of London’s most consistent theatres. 31 Jul-27 Sep

My Night With Reg show poster

The Battle for the Seas

Continuing the long line of excellent World War I commemoration events up and down the capital this year comes Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea at the National Maritime Museum. Naturally the Greenwich museum is focusing on the nautical aspects of the Great War, displaying a wide range of objects, including weaponry, photographs, medals and ship models from all corners of the global conflict. 1 Aug-1 Aug 2015

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