What’s On In London This Weekend. 12-14 October 2012

This weekend is all about expanding your horizons. You can browse through an enormous selection of contemporary art, try some of the world’s rarest rums or dip yourself into the world of chocolate.

RumFest at London’s ExCel Centre
More than 400 rums are available at this two-day event, which is the world’s largest celebration of rum culture. Not only do visitors have the chance to sample some of the world’s rarest rums, but they can also enjoy tropical food, live music, interactive workshops and spectacular demonstrations from some of the world’s best bartenders. Tickets start from £20 and include sampling tokens. 13-14 Oct

Frieze Art Fair, Regent’s Par
This colossus of the contemporary art fair world is now in its 10th year, and still the best place to find new work by the world’s leading modern artists.  More than 170 art galleries from around the world are represented, offering more than 1,000 artworks for sale. A ticket (£27) also provides access to the programme of talks and screenings, as well as the special Frieze Projects. Ranging from a field of incense to some zany dining experiences, the latter are sure to add an extra-special dimension to your experience! If you prefer your art a little less modern, however, seek refuge in Frieze Masters, the neighbouring show that provides a new perspective on historical art. 11-14 Oct

Chocolate Unwrapped at the London Film Museum, Covent Garden
Chocolate-lovers will be in heaven at Chocolate Unwrapped, the delicious culmination of London’s Chocolate Week. Not only can you meet some of Britain’s best chocolatiers and sample their products, but you can also enjoy demonstrations, talks and film screenings dedicated to all things cocoa. Tickets start from £5 for children and £10 for adults. 13-14 Oct

 The BFI London Film Festival, Various Venues
There’s something for everyone at the 56th BFI London Film Festival, which features more than 250 films from throughout the world. Watch the latest animated short films, attend a celebrity gala or pick from one of the festival’s seven categories to suit your mood. Visit the festival website for film times and tickets. 10-21 Oct

Richard Hamilton: The Late Works, National Gallery
Considered by some to have created the first work of Pop Art, Richard Hamilton is one of Britain’s greatest artists. The late painter and collage artist was planning this free exhibition before he died – head to the National Gallery to see his specially-designed exhibition space, late works and final, unfinished, masterpiece. Until 13 Jan

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