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Things to do this weekend in London

29 June-1 July
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 bean bags and grass on a sunny day in the courtyard at the Royal Academy.

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          

Mayfair Art Weekend

Delve into the rich cultural heritage of Mayfair and St. James’s with the Mayfair Art Weekend. Coinciding with the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy, the gallery is hosting a festival in its courtyard. More than 40 other galleries are also taking part, hosting creative workshops, talks and diverse art shows. Read more

London Bridge Open Kitchen at London Bridge Station

Torelloni pasta on a white dish on a wooden table with a glass of white wine on the right hand side.

Loosen your belt and make your way to London Bridge Open Kitchen to eat your fill of delectable food. Try goat tacos from The Coal Shed, savour roasted pork shoulder tortelloni from Flour & Grape and chow down on vegan fried chicken from The Rose. Return on Saturday with the kids for a family-focused day of workshops and food fun. Read more

Things to do on Saturday

Arrival: Celebrating Windrush and the Communities Who Followed at City Hall

Discover the stories of the Windrush generation, people from Caribbean countries who were invited to live in the UK between 1948 and 1971. Celebrate their contribution to life in London at this free event at City Hall with talks, film, music, exhibitions and workshops. Read more

Masterpiece London at Royal Hospital Chelsea

Sculptures, and art on show during Masterpiece 2018 at Royal Hospital Chelsea. Image courtesy of Masterpiece

Head to the Masterpiece London arts fair to see museum-quality works of art, antiques, design and jewellery items from 150 of the world’s top galleries and specialists. See works of art by Pablo Picasso and Marina Abramović, buy exquisite jewellery from Cindy Chao and Van Cleef & Arpels, and examine displays of 20 Chippendale pieces. Read more

Armed Forces Day Festival at the RAF Museum

Join the RAF Museum this Armed Forces Day as it reopens the London site following transformation as part of the centenary of the Royal Airforce celebrations. Explore three new exhibitions, listen to a swing band and get involved with craft activities. Read more

Things to do on Sunday

See an exhibition

Michael Jackson steps on illuminated boxes in a field with a woman in a red dress and a city behind him.

Get cultural with one of London’s top exhibitions. Discover the phenomenal impact pop icon Michael Jackson had on the art world with the Michael Jackson: On the Wall exhibition as it opens at the National Portrait Gallery. Or, take the last chance to see this year’s spectacular images of the animal kingdom at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition as it closes at the Natural History Museum. Read more

The Soho Village Fete and Waiters’ Race

Head to Soho for a village fete like no other. Taking place in the garden of St Anne’s Church, expect cabaret singers, snake dancers and a spaghetti eating competition.  Don’t miss the Soho Waiters’ Race that kicks off at 3pm outside the French House pub on Dean Street, where local waiters run to the finish line with a loaded tray. Read more

Summer Streets at Regent Street

Take a stroll down a pedestrianised Regent Street for the first Sunday of Summer Streets. This annual event sees the famous shopping destination traffic free every Sunday from 2-23 July, and transformed into a lifestyle festival. Feast on food from local restaurants, get lost in a wildlife maze, listen to live music and relax in the double decker meditation bus. Read more

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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