What’s On This Weekend. 29 March – 1 April 2013

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It’s a long weekend thanks to the Easter bank holidays, meaning that there’s even more to do in London than usual. A selection of great options is below, and you can check out our Easter Weekend page for more ideas.

The BNY Mellon Boat Race

Watch the thrilling race between Oxford and Cambridge universities on the river Thames. The BNY Mellon Boat Race is one of the world’s most famous sporting competitions and sees two teams of eight rowers competing over the Championship Course between Putney and Mortlake. It’s free to watch this exciting annual event, and as well as standing on the riverbank, you can enjoy special celebratory events in Bishops Park and Furnival Gardens. 4.30pm, 31 Mar

Sacred Tarts at Barts, Smithfield

Enjoy alternative Easter treats at Barts Pathology Museum, which is hosting a special pop-up cake shop on Saturday. Taking place from 11am to 7pm, Sacred Tarts is a Christian-themed cake shop and show which offers topical confections such as cake popes, cupcake saints and stigmata cookies. You can also enjoy a holy spirit or two from the Miracle Messiah bar. 30 Mar

The Harlem Globetrotters at Wembley Arena

Basketball legends the Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their family show to Wembley Arena this Saturday as part of the “You Write The Rules” tour. The brand new team, which includes their first female player for two decades, will be demonstrating their skills and entertaining the audience with amazing tricks. Tickets start from £14.25. 30 Mar

The Wandsworth Common Beer Festival

Head to the magnificently eerie Royal Victoria Patriotic Building by Wandsworth Common for one of London’s most popular beer festivals. You can sample more than 120 real ales here, alongside a variety of ciders, perries and English wines. Food and live music are also on offer, and tickets are £4. 27-31 Mar

Park in Progress Tour at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Take a peek behind the scenes of the Olympic Park transformation on this fascinating tour. Not only will you get an exclusive insight into what the future holds for the site, but you will also take a trip up the ArcelorMittal Orbit, from where you’ll have a great view over London. Tickets start from £15. 29 Mar – 6 May