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Things To Do This Weekend in London

Friday 27 - Sunday 22 October 2017

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.

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 

Romantics Anonymous at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Catch Romantics Anonymous, a tender musical about the search for happiness, as it makes its debut on the candlelit stage of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. The first show of The Winter Selection season, Romantics Anonymous is adapted from the French-Belgian film Les Emotifs Anonymes. Read more

Beazley Designs of the Year at the Design Museum

Celebrate the world’s most innovative design ideas with the Beazley Designs of the Year awards and accompanying exhibition at the Design Museum. See exciting and thought-provoking products, such as a hijab by Nike and Kanye West’s latest clothing line, and vote for your favourite design. Read more

Blood Rite at Guildhall Yard

Experience a free outdoor performance combining innovative live acts and animated projections with Blood Rite at Guildhall Yard, part of the Londinium season of Roman London events. Relive the excitement of the gladiators’ arena on the site of London’s Roman amphitheatre with a fusion of urban and hip-hop dance and futuristic digital effects. Read more

Things to do on Saturday

World Taekwondo Grand Prix at the Copper Box Arena

Cheer on the world’s best taekwondo athletes as they compete for precious points ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games during the World Taekwondo Grand Prix at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s Copper Box Arena. Saturday sees Team GB’s double Olympic gold medallist Jade Jones and bronze medallist Bianca Walkden battle it out in the -57kg and +67kg categories respectively. Read more

October half-term activities

Keep the kids entertained during the holidays with all the fun events London has to offer. From new interactive exhibitions and Halloween activities to Roman-themed workshops, there are plenty of exciting things to do with children this October half-term. Read more

The Whiskey Affair festival at The Brewhouse

Celebrate all things whiskey with The Whiskey Affair festival at The Brewhouse. Discover new brands and blends as you explore the four sections dedicated to scotch, bourbon, whiskey and whiskey cocktails. You can also take part in free masterclasses, or simply enjoy your favourite tipple to the sound of live music. Read more

Things to do on Sunday

Wildlife Photographer of the Year at The Natural History Museum

Marvel at breath-taking images of flora and fauna from around the world at The Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Study stunning pictures of exotic animals and incredible ecosystems by professional and amateur photography talents. Read more

NFL London Games: Arizona Cardinals v LA Rams at Twickenham Stadium

Catch an epic match as the Arizona Cardinals take on the Los Angeles Rams for the NFL London Games at Twickenham Stadium. Expect to see some great football stars such as Todd Gurley, Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson. Read more

Soutine’s Portraits: Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys at The Courtauld Gallery

Admire 25 rarely seen portraits of hotel and restaurant workers with the Soutine’s Portraits: Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery. Chaïm Soutine’s first show in the UK for 35 years features emotional depictions of cooks and waiting staff the artist met in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s. Read more

This Week's Offers

Half-term offers and hot tickets

This October half-term, save more than 38% on top family-friendly attractions and theatre shows when booking in advance, from the Coca-Cola London Eye to The View From The Shard and The Lion King. Book now