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Things to do in London this weekend

Find the best things to do in London this weekend.

Check out our pick of the best things to do this weekend, from eating out, seeing a show and shopping, to family activities and fun events.  

Things to do this Friday 

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Return to the theatre

Head to London's West End for a fabulous Friday night show. Take a trip through time with Doc Brown and Marty McFly in Back to The Future the Musical, be transported into a murder mystery at Agatha Christie's long-running play The Mousetrap, or head to the plains of Africa with family favourite The Lion King. Alternatively, giggle your way into the weekend with slapstick show The Play That Goes Wrong. Plus, don't miss the last chance to see Michael Ball in Hairspray.

Plan ahead for more top musicals in London.

Enjoy immersive experiences

Start the weekend with something unique, by booking into one of London's immersive attractions or shows. Enjoy wizarding experiences at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, become one of the loveable ogre's gang at Shrek's Adventure! London, go on a bone-chilling journey at The London Dungeon and much more.

Find foodie treats

Catch up with friends and family by booking a spot at your favourite London eatery. If you’re looking for something a little different or are dining with kids, check out these quirky restaurants or family-friendly foodie spots.

Things to do this Saturday

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Tick off London’s top attractions

Plan an action-packed day out at the capital's top attractions, from crossing the walkway at Tower Bridge, to hearing historic tales at the Tower of London, hanging out with celebs at Madame Tussauds or exploring the best family attractions.

See the sights

Discover London from all angles on a sightseeing tour. Whether taking to the Thames on a river tour, putting your feet up or hopping on and off with a bus tour or seeing London by Night, there's plenty to enjoy this Saturday.

Shop till you drop

It's time to refresh your wardrobe for summer! Head to London's top shopping destinations, browse department stores, or find high-street names in shopping centres. 

What to do on Sunday

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Explore London’s new exhibitions

Get your culture fix with new and returning exhibitions across the city. Check out what's on at top museums and galleries, including an immersive step into Van Gogh’s works with Van Gogh Alive at Kensington Gardens and the Natural History Museum’s look at the wonders of animals at Fantastic Beasts. With even more displays opening in the coming weeks, you’ll want to make a list!

Enjoy some me time

Book yourself and some friends into one of London's top spa days for an indulgent Sunday. Take your pick from treatments, relax in tranquil spots and unwind in saunas and pools at spas across the capital. 

Alternatively, discover more luxury experiences in London, from stylish train journeys to epic helicopter rides.

Pick up goodies at a Sunday market

Pick up a bunch of flowers or plants for your home at Columbia Road Flower Market this Sunday, or seek out art, antiques and vintage clothing at more Sunday markets; with a pit stop or two with some street food and drinks along the way.

For more ideas, see what’s on in London, including things to do each month and key events. And make sure to download the Visit London app to find more ideas on the go.