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Things To Do This Weekend in London

Friday 26 - Sunday 28 May 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.

Annie at Piccadilly Theatre

Things to do on Saturday 27 May

FA Cup Final

Watch two of London’s biggest teams, Chelsea and Arsenal, battle it out to win the FA Cup. Enjoy the game with a pint and a roast at one of London’s many traditional English pubs or soak up the lively atmosphere at a dedicated sports bar. Read more

Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre

Enjoy the classic musical Annie starring Miranda Hart as Miss Hannigan and hear favourite songs such as Tomorrow and It’s a Hard Knock Life. This popular story follows the orphan Annie who has the chance to escape from the evil Miss Hannigan when billionaire Oliver Warbucks offers her a new home. Read more

Chelsea in Bloom

Don’t worry if you haven’t secured a ticket to Chelsea Flower Show, you can still marvel at glorious floral displays during Chelsea in Bloom. The theme this year is floral safari and more than 50 shops, restaurants and hotels have filled their windows with animal-inspired blooms. Read more

Dear Diary: A Celebration of Diaries and their Digital Descendants at Somerset House (Inigo Rooms)

View diaries from the 15th century right up to 2017 blogs and discover the many ways in which diaries chart the human experience through different periods of history at this free exhibition. Highlights include the diary of a cross-dresser from Jane Austen’s time and reflections of a UNICEF worker in Yemen. Read more

Things to do on Sunday 28 May

Brixton Beach at Brixton Rooftop

Kick off the May bank holiday weekend at Brixton Beach, returning to its rooftop spot this summer for an 18-week run. Sit back on the sand, tuck into street food and sip on cocktails while listening to some of the best DJs in town at this Cuban-inspired bar. Read more

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at the V&A

Discover the incredible designs of Cristóbal Balenciaga at the first UK exhibition to celebrate the iconic designer. Find more than 100 items of clothing, alongside sketches, photographs and fabric samples. The exhibition uses X-rays to uncover the pioneering design process that set his creations apart from others. Read more

Things to do on Bank Holiday Monday 29 May

Foodies Festival at Syon Park

Feast on delicious bites from street food vendors and sip on Pimm's at this food festival. Watch MasterChef Winner 2017, Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed cooking live and learn to bake from Great British Bake Off winner, Candice Brown. Read more

London Tree Week

The summer bank holiday coincides with May half-term so there’s plenty to do with the kids, including more than 60 free events for Tree Week. Enjoy talks and guided walks to get back in touch with nature, plus poetry, art and photography workshops across London. Check out our top activities for half-term

Bank Holiday Weekend at Battersea Power Station

Join in the fun at Battersea Power Station with a whole host of events, many of which are free. Little ones can get their faces painted, while grown-ups can go on guided walks and sip gin cocktails created with Dodd’s Gin at Ben’s Canteen’s riverside pop-up. Read more

This Week's Offers

The Woman in Black at Fortune Theatre

Prepare to scare yourself silly during the terrifying tale of The Woman in Black. You can bag discounted stall tickets for Saturday matinee and evening performances when booking online in advance. Book Now

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