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.

 

Celebrate St George’s Day this weekend with a traditional feast on the square, and not just any square, Trafalgar Square. Then you can keep it English by booking an audience with the Queen at the Apollo Theatre, or travel halfway around the world to the Indigenous Australia exhibition at the British Museum.

George and the Dragon

Head to Trafalgar Square on Saturday for a celebration of everything English at the Feast of St George. There will be cookery demos from celebrity chefs, stalls selling delicious British food, live music from the cast of The Beatles’ musical Let It Be, brass bands and plenty of family fun and games. 25 Apr

Outback

The lifestyle of Australian Aborigine people is being showcased for the first time as the British Museum exhibition Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation goes on display this week. Items go back as far as 60,000 years, from weapons and shields to indigenous art. 23 Apr-2 Aug

For Queen and Country

The heavyweight British theatre combination of Stephen Daldry and Kristin Scott Thomas is swirling into the Apollo Theatre this weekend. In a new version of Peter Morgan’s 2013 play The Audience, Daldry will direct Thomas as Queen Elizabeth II in a series of dramatised versions of her weekly audiences with every prime minister since 1952, from Churchill to Cameron and everyone in between. 21 Apr-25 Jul. Book Now

Snap Happy

The Sony World Photography Awards are back on display at Somerset House this weekend. A jaw-dropping 173,444 images from 171 countries in all disciplines have had to be whittled down for the award shortlist and this exhibition, which celebrates the very best professional photographers alongside amateur smartphone snappers. 24 Apr-10 May

Deal of the Week: Udderbelly Festival

Head for the big upside-down purple cow at the Southbank Centre this weekend, as the unique Udderbelly festival of comedy and performing arts gets into full swing. The audience participation-heavy The Dark Room: Arena Spectacularrrgh opens on Friday and we have 21% off tickets for the breathtaking acrobatics show A Simple Space. Book Now