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.

It's the last weekend of November and London is starting to get seriously Christmassy! Kew Gardens is gearing up for Santa’s arrival and The Snowman is back on stage at the Peacock Theatre. For anyone that wants to wait until 1 December though, there is a major Lego show at ExCeL and a new photographic exhibition at Tate Modern to enjoy. 

Winter Walks 

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are being given a winter makeover this weekend. Christmas at Kew sees the stunning gardens transformed into a winter wonderland, with light sculptures illuminating the canopy and glittering giant snowflakes leading the way towards Santa's Snowflake Grotto. There will be plenty of festive food and drink on offer and vintage fairground rides for the kids. Until 3 Jan 

Brick by Brick 

This major LEGO show was originally due to appear at The O2 but unprecedented demand has seen it move to the massive ExCeL centre. Brick 2014 features some of the best LEGO art around, as well as hands-on masterclasses and a massive LEGO Marketplace, where you can buy used and new pieces. Whether you are an enthusiast or a casual builder, this show will have something to delight everyone. 27-30 Nov 

Walking in the Air 

There are lots of festive theatre shows in London this winter, but none are as festive as The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre. The show is a regular feature at the theatre now, and the classic Christmas cartoon is brought to life on stage, complete with a live band. You would have to be a scrooge to not get a little bit teary during a live rendition of Walking in the Air. Until 4 Jan

 

Through the Lens 

It’s not quite Christmas cheer, but there is an eye-opening exhibition opening at Tate Modern this weekend. Planned to coincide with the anniversary centenary of the First World War, the Conflict, Time, Photography exhibition investigates the relationship between photography and the sites of war, with some standout pieces including images taken from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki sites. 27 Nov-14 Apr 

'Tis The Season 

Last week it was Taste of London Winter and this week it’s Foodies Festival Christmas; it seems that the winter months bring out the best in food festivals. The Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane is hosting this three-day event, featuring masterclasses from top chefs, a full-sized gingerbread house, a ski bar, craft beer market and an elf cookery school for the little ones. 28-30 Nov