How to have the perfect Saturday in London

Fill your Saturday in London with adrenaline-fuelled adventures, eclectic neighbourhoods and rooftop bars.

Browse the Saturday markets

Explore one of the buzzing markets open on a Saturday in London. Find a foodie's paradise at Borough Market with delicious treats at street food stalls and shops, including Bread Ahead's scrumptious doughnuts. 

Sip on a flat white from Climpson & Sons' cafe as you peruse the food, clothes and crafts at Hackney's Broadway Market. Or head west for all things vintage at Portobello Road Market.

Discover a lesser-known London neighbourhood

Saturdays are a great time to join the locals and explore a lesser-visited area of London. Spend the day looking for deer in the capital’s largest park in Richmond or discover the delights of Croydon in south London.

Wander through the beautiful cobbled streets of Greenwich before visiting Cutty Sark or the Royal Observatory Greenwich, and cool off with a dip in the tranquil bathing ponds of Hampstead

Catch an afternoon show

Watch a matinee performance of one of London's top shows. Many of the West End's musicals and plays have showings on Saturday afternoons. See a whole new world at Aladdin, laugh along to The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, or tap your foot along to Mamma Mia!

Find a hidden gem

Escape the crowds with a visit to one of the more unusual museums in London. See aisles packed full of specimens from the animal kingdom at the Grant Museum of Zoology and admire beautiful creations at The Fan Museum before enjoying a pot of tea in the Orangery. 

Alternatively, search for some of the best street art in London, including pieces by Banksy and tributes to music legends such as David Bowie and Amy Winehouse.

Enjoy a cocktail with a view

Sip on a tipple with a view of London's skyline at one of the capital's many rooftop bars. Enter the immersive worlds that change seasonally at Queen of Hoxton's rooftop, past installations include a Moroccan medina and a wedding chapel. 

For action with your views, head to Skylight's rooftop for seasonal fun such as ice skating and croquet. Or simply relax in the elegant surrounding of Coq d'Argent's terrace and enjoy fine French cuisine with panoramic views of London. 

Continue the party

Keep going through to the early hours at one of London's clubs. For a big night out, head to the dance floors of legendary institutions Fabric and Ministry of SoundFor a more chilled affair, listen to jazz at Ronnie Scott's or chuckle along to acts at The Comedy Store.

Find more weekend inspiration with our guide to the perfect Sunday in London, and tips on where to find the best markets and brunch spots in town.