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

This weekend is a double bank holiday in London as workers get Good Friday and Easter Monday off. Make the most of the Easter celebrations by gorging on chocolate, fine art and hopefully some good weather for (fingers crossed) the first truly beer-garden worthy long weekend of the year.

Revisiting an old master

Without doubt the biggest art exhibition of the summer, Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at Tate Modern will be popular. Ranging from Mattisse's first efforts, collected together in Jazz (1947), to The Snail in 1953, the colourful cut-outs came about when ill health prevented him from painting. This isn’t Tate’s only attempt to bring to light a great artist’s late work either, with the Late Turner exhibition coming to Tate Britain in September. 17 Apr - 7 Sep

Easter eggs

Spring has truly sprung in London and Easter weekend is upon us. There are plenty of chocolatey treats to be found across the capital: try one of these top hotels or the ever delightful Fortnum and Mason. Elsewhere you can go out and enjoy the spring air and see lambs at Woodlands Farm, or head over to the Horniman Museum and Gardens for its Easter Fair, which runs from 19-20 April. 18-21 Apr

This place, is nothing like a ghost town

If the sun does decide to come out what better soundtrack could you ask for than the London International Ska Festival? Around 50 top ska acts will play across iconic London venues, including the Jazz Café in Camden, The Dixie Queen on the Thames and the Victoria and Albert Museum's gardens. 17-20 Apr

Dancing with the kids

Sadler’s Wells’ annual two-day Family Weekend kicks off on Friday and is centred on two dance productions: the interactive Deep in the Woods by gobbledegook and BalletLorent’s Rapunzel. The productions let visitors get involved in the fun and games both during and after the colourful performances, with exciting events occurring throughout the building. 18-19 Apr

Helps the medicine go down

The Sherman brothers are responsible for some of the most iconic, and award-winning Hollywood soundtracks of all time, ranging from Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, to animated features The Jungle Book and The Aristocats. St James Studio is hosting a special cabaret A Spoonful of Sherman to celebrate these timeless songs for a short run that’s fit for all the family. Ends 22 Apr