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Things To Do This Weekend in London

Updated Friday 16 September 2016

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 This Saturday

Malaysian Night Market in Trafalgar Square

Enjoy all things Malaysian this Saturday as Trafalgar Square showcases an impressive line-up of traditional food stalls and entertainment. Plus, enjoy cooking demonstrations and live Malaysian music and dance. Read more  

London Fashion Weekend AW16 at Saatchi Gallery

Get an insider’s look at the newest style trends with this exclusive fashion experience. Enjoy fabulous catwalk shows by top designers, and listen to talks by fashion editors, stylists and experts. If you like what you see, get your seasonal wardrobe fix from your favourite brands. Read more

New Scientist Live at Excel

Discover the latest scientific developments and ideas with this exciting four-day festival, covering everything from biology to robotics. Opened this year by British astronaut Tim Peak, New Scientist Live is a great opportunity to take a closer look at the objects and developments that could change our life in the near future. Read more

Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College

This weekend is your last chance to step inside the Old Royal Naval College’s spectacular Painted Hall in Greenwich, before it closes for a six-month conservation project from 26 September. Read more

Things To Do This Sunday

Japan Matsuri

Enjoy a taste of Japan and experience its fascinating culture with this vibrant festival celebrating the 125th anniversary of the UK’s Japan Society. Expect a day-long showcase of the best of Japanese cuisine, art and music, including family-friendly origami and calligraphy workshops. Read more

William Kentridge: Thick Time at Whitechapel Gallery

Get to know the ground-breaking work of South African artist William Kentridge, at his first solo exhibition in the UK. Immerse yourself in multi-sensory installations combining sound, images and performance, and be amazed by spectacular large-scale works tackling compelling political themes such as revolution and colonialism. Read more

Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival at Guildhall Yard

Join in London’s 140-year-old tradition and celebrate the bounty of the harvest with the Pearly Kings and Queens. Dressed in their best dark suits covered in hundreds of bright pearl buttons, they mark the autumn harvest with traditional music and entertainment. Find them in front of Guildhall from 1.30pm. Read more

This Week’s Offers

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Queen’s official London residence. Open to the public until 2 October, Buckingham Palace’s magnificent State Rooms showcase some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection. Book now 

Westminster Abbey Tour

Explore the legendary Westminster Abbey and learn about its rich history spanning over a thousand years with this ticket deal including an informative audio guide. Book now

Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre

Step into the magical world of Agrabah with the smashing musical production inspired by Disney’s beloved classic. Tickets start from as little as £36.90. Book now

For more events in London, take a look at our guide to what’s on or browse our London events calendar. Or find more things to do in London.