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Things To Do This Weekend in London

Friday 24 - Sunday 26 March 2017

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.

Things to Do on Saturday

People Power: Fighting for Peace at IWM London

Learn about the evolution of anti-war movements in the UK with People Power: Fighting for Peace at the Imperial War Museum. Discover how protests for peace have shaped British history through an engaging display of items from the First and Second World Wars, up to the present day. Read more

Head of the River Race

Gather along the Thames as the annual Head of the River Race returns for another exciting day of rowing. One of London’s longest-running sporting traditions, the race sees 400 national and international crews compete on a 4.25 mile (6.8km) course, from Mortlake to Putney. Watch them navigate the river from Chiswick Bridge or Barnes Bridge in this stunning spectacle. Read more

Festival Embassy at The House of St Barnabas

Enjoy a day of crafts, beauty workshops and music as Bestival and The House of St Barnabas join forces to bring you their first Festival Embassy event. Tuck into a bottomless brunch featuring Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen’s delights, and dance your feet off to the sounds of top DJs such as Rob da Bank and Felix, as well as live music by Will Varley and BUD. For every ticket bought, one will be given to someone who would not be able to afford one themselves. Read more

Things to Do on Sunday

Mother’s Day in London

Treat your mum to an unforgettable day out in London this Mother’s Day. From indulgent afternoon teas to spa packages, there are plenty of ways to say thank you to your mum and to spend a special day out together. Go shopping for cupcakes in one of London’s finest patisseries, browse the colourful stalls at Columbia Road Flower market, or catch a musical in the West End. Find more ideas  

Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends at National Portrait Gallery

Discover the spellbinding work of one of Britain’s greatest artists with Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends at National Portrait Gallery. Lose yourself to the mesmerising colours of Hodgkin’s portraits, which combine abstraction and figuration. A challenge to traditional forms of representations, these surprising artworks leave space for interpretation to the viewer’s imagination. Read more

42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

See Grammy Award-winning artist Sheena Easton as she makes her debut in the West End with 42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Mark Bramble’s new production of the classic Broadway musical follows country girl Peggy Sawyer as she seeks fame in New York, set to the sound of hits such as We’re In The Money and I Only Have Eyes For You. Read more

This Week's Offers

Mother’s Day Offers

Make this Mother’s Day a special one and take your mum to one of London’s top attractions, from the Coca-Cola London Eye to The View from The Shard, or visit the popular exhibition Diana: Her Fashion Story at Kensington Palace. Enjoy special offers and discounts when booking online. Book now

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