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Things to do this weekend in London

25 May-28 May
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.

People sit on grass under the sun in front of a DJ set at Alexandra Palace.

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 on Friday

The Rolling Stones at Selfridges' Corner Shop

Celebrate the Rolling Stones' 2018 No Filter UK tour at Selfridges. The famous London department store’s Corner Shop is given a makeover featuring an installation of the band's iconic tongue design, displays of their outfits and official merchandise to purchase. Read more

Another Kind of Life at the Barbican Art Gallery

Black and white photograph of a man and a woman

See the Barbican Art Gallery's Another Kind of Life exhibition before it closes at on Sunday. Exploring photography created by those living on the margins of society, the show touches on themes of gender and sexuality, youth culture and minority groups around the world. Read more

Things to do on Saturday 

Chelsea in Bloom

Take a stroll around the streets Chelsea to admire fabulous florals. Even if you haven’t secured a ticket for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, it’s worth a trip to this part of town as shops, restaurants and hotels transform their exteriors with incredible displays for Chelsea in Bloom. Read more

Food festivals and markets

Aerial view of food stalls outside Alexandra Palace.

Feast on delicious snacks at several foodie festivals and street food markets. Head to Brick Lane for vegetarian treats from Palm Vaults and The Omni Collective at the Rare Birds Festival. Try food, cocktails and craft beers from more than 30 street food vendors with StrEATlife at Alexandra Palace. And learn how to become a culinary star with demonstrations from MasterChef and Great British Bake Off finalists at the Foodies Festival in Syon Park. Read more

Ship Shape at HMS Belfast

Learn what it takes to keep HMS Belfast in Ship Shape at this free family event. It’s all hands-on deck, with fun workshops and tasks to teach the children about conservation. Read more

Things to do on Sunday

Feria de Londres at Bernie Spain Gardens

Spanish dancers dance under colourful lights at the Feria de Londres festival in London

Experience the vibrancy of a Spanish festival at Feria de Londres in Bernie Spain Gardens on the South Bank. Try delicious Andalusian cuisine, sip on Iberian beer and try your hand at Sevillana dance at this free event. There’s also plenty of entertainment provided by flamenco dancers, DJ sets and live bands. Read more

Really Wild Weekend at WWT London Wetland Centre

Have an exciting start to the May half-term holiday by meeting fascinating animals from the Exotic Zoo at the WWT London Wetland Centre. Let the kids discover critters such as  the fireleg tarantula as they learn about animals and their habitats. Read more

Street League Skateboarding Pro Open at The Copper Box Arena

2017 SLS World Champion Nyjah Huston is set to appear in London for the Street League Skateboarding, 26-27 May

Head to The Copper Box arena at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to watch the opening event of the prestigious Street League Skateboarding World Tour. Watch up-and-coming talent compete with the world’s top street skaters as they seek to take the glory. Read more

Things to do on Monday

All Points Equal at All Points East

Enjoy free entry and activities at the All Points East festival site. Watch films including Moana and Suffragette, get hands on at workshops in the colourful Hackney Arts tent, find your inner zen at free yoga sessions and tuck into tasty street food. Read more

Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Natural History Museum

Photograph of cactus and desert for wildlife photographer of the year exhibition.

Take the last chance to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum. Marvel at 100 of the best images of the natural world, chosen for their creativity and technical excellence. Read more

This week's offers

Afternoon tea in London

Experience a quintessentially British tradition with one of these top afternoon teas in London. Feast on buttery scones, finger sandwiches and indulgent cakes. Book now

London family attractions

Keep the kids entertained with an array of family-friendly attractions and activities in the capital. From the ZSL London Zoo to The London Dungeon, there are plenty of exciting things to do with children in London. Book now