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Things To Do This Weekend in London

Friday 18 - Sunday 20 August 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.

StrEATlife at Alexandra Palace

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 Friday 

London Curriculum family event at Science Museum

Take your kids on an adventure of discovery with the London Curriculum family event at the Science Museum. Pick up a copy of the Family Explorer Trails from the Mathematics: The Winton Gallery on level two, and get exploring. Tweet a photo of your finds along the trail and tag #LondonIsOpen for Summer for the chance to win a prize.

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell – The Musical at London Coliseum

Don’t miss your last chance to see Meat Loaf’s music come to life on the London stage with Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell – The Musical. Follow the thrilling story of love and rebellion as it unfolds to a soundtrack of hit songs, including Bat Out of Hell, I'd Do Anything for Love and Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.

Things to do on Saturday

StrEATlife at Alexandra Palace

Tuck into some of the most delicious street food in London at StrEATlife, Alexandra Palace’s craft beer and food festival. Choose between more than 30 foodie vendors, as you sip on a pint of artisan beer and listen to live music and DJ sets. Also, look out for street art and graffiti artists showcasing their skills around the venue.

Spotlight at Seven Dials

Spotlight at Seven Dials

Enjoy a fun-filled day in Seven Dials as Spotlight brings special deals and entertainment to the pretty London shopping district. Head to the open-air stage for exciting live performances from the casts of Aladdin and The Lion King, and make the most of the special discounts in the nearby shops.

Roman fort gate tour at Museum of London

Explore the remains of the western gate of London’s Roman fort, located under the Museum of London, on a fascinating guided tour. Learn all about the excavation and preservation of these important ruins, and discover more Roman-related activities around the capital during Londinium.

Things to do on Sunday

The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt at National Portrait Gallery

Admire stunning Renaissance and Baroque artworks with The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt at the National Portrait Gallery. Highlights of the exhibition include portrait drawings by celebrated artists such as Leonardo, Rubens and Rembrandt.

Canary Wharf Jazz Festival at Canada Square Park

Head to Canada Square Park this weekend, and join in London’s largest free jazz festival. Listen to an impressive line-up of talented artists as the Canary Wharf Jazz Festival brings big names to its stage, including The Comet is Coming and London-based band Melt Yourself Down.

Elrow Town London at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Experience a quirky festival of music and entertainment with elrow Town London. Party masters elrow turn Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park into a dazzling festival town, packed with morning dance sessions, spellbinding performances and flamenco dancers, plus a modern take on Ancient Rome’s Olympic Games.

This Week’s Offers

London’s Top Attractions

Plan your visit to London’s most iconic attractions with these incredible special offers, including 2-for-1 on adult tickets for the London Transport Museum, child discounts and special family tickets. Book now

For more events in London, find out what’s on, discover more things to do today or browse our London events calendar. And find more things to do during a weekend in London.

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