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Things To Do This Weekend in London

Friday 25 - Sunday 27 August 2017

Are you looking for ideas for what to do in London this bank holiday 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 Friday 

Gladiator Games at Guildhall Yard

Cheer on your champion as realistic gladiator games are staged at Guildhall Yard over the bank holiday weekend, as part of the Londinium season of events. Follow the epic clash of swords and spears, and hold your breath as the emperor decides which fighter to award with glory and freedom. Read more

Don’t Forget Your Passport: Friday Late at Victoria and Albert Museum

See the V&A’s collections in a new light with Don’t Forget Your Passport, a holiday-themed museum late. Decipher the clues to discover treasures from the Silk Road, the Crusades and the Grand Tour with THATMuse: Treasure Hunt At The Museum. Alternatively, get creative and make your own ice cream flavour, or redesign your passport during special workshops throughout the evening. Read more

River Stage Weekend Takeover at National Theatre

Expect plenty of entertainment as the National Theatre hosts a four-day River Stage Weekend Takeover over the bank holiday. Kick-start the weekend on Friday with Concrete Disco DJ sessions, live music from Hackney Colliery Band and a special appearance from London’s first Night Czar, Amy Lamé. Read more

Things to do on Saturday

The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium

Catch an epic rugby clash as Hull FC take on Wigan Warriors in The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. Soak up the unique atmosphere of one of London’s most anticipated sporting events, and enjoy a fun day out with all the family. Read more

London Super Comic Con at Business Design Centre

Step into the colourful world of graphic novels with the London Super Comic Con at the Business Design Centre. Discover the latest in comics and superhero visuals with expert-led talks and masterclasses, meet extravagant cosplayers, or put on your best costume to recreate your favourite character. Read more  

Wimbledon Park Food Festival

Indulge in mouthwatering sweet treats and street food as the Wimbledon Park Food Festival returns to London for the fourth year. Expect 50 stalls offering delicious food, from cheese and charcuterie to pulled pork and pastries, plus fun family activities and workshops. Read more

Things to do on Sunday

Outdoor Cinema: Gravity + A Trip to the Moon at Barbican Centre

Soak up the atmosphere among Barbican Centre’s dramatic architecture while enjoining an outdoor screening of sci-fi movie Gravity, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, followed by Georges Méliès’ A Trip the Moon. Arrive earlier to see the Barbican’s major exhibition Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction. Read more

South West Four 2017 at Clapham Common

Join in one of the biggest dates in London’s clubbing calendar with South West Four festival at Clapham Common. Sunday’s impressive line-up boasts DJ sets by Deadmau5, Martin Solveig, Knife Party, plus special guests Example and DJ Wire. Read more

English Heritage: The Wernher Collection at Ranger's House

Discover historic Ranger’s House in Greenwich as it opens its doors to the public this summer. Wander around the mansion as you admire the stunning Wernher Collection, featuring nearly 700 works of art (including porcelain, paintings and jewels), all of which were collected by diamond magnate Sir Julius Wernher. Read more

Things to do on Bank Holiday Monday

Notting Hill Carnival

Be amazed as west London comes alive with the Notting Hill Carnival’s lively celebrations. London’s biggest street party starts on Saturday and culminates in the Monday parade and grand finale featuring colourful dancers, performers and 60 steel bands. Grab a bite at the many street food stalls full of Jamaican delicacies, and enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the area. Read more  

Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition at The O2

Don’t miss the last chance to see blockbuster exhibition Star Wars Identities at The O2. Create your own Star Wars character and get to know all the secrets behind the legendary saga’s heroes through 200 models, props and costumes. Read more

The Beast London at Alexandra Palace

Have a go at the world’s largest inflatable course as The Beast London comes to Alexandra Palace for a four-day limited run. Bounce and dance your way around 32 amazing obstacles to the sound of live DJs, before you reward yourself with London’s best street food, cocktails and prosecco on tap. Tickets also give you free entry to the Foodies Festival at Alexandra Palace by simply quoting Visit London's guestlist at the door. Read more

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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