Visit London Blog » weekend roundup http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 22 May 2015 17:44:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Things To Do in London: Valentine’s Weekend 2011 http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/02/things-to-do-in-london-valentines-weekend-2011/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/02/things-to-do-in-london-valentines-weekend-2011/#comments Fri, 11 Feb 2011 16:59:34 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=19296 Just in case you’d forgotten (or haven’t noticed the array of pink and red in every card shop in London), it’s Valentine’s Day on Monday. Whether you’re celebrating, commiserating or really couldn’t care less, here’s our pick of activities for this weekend and the big day on Monday:

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  • London Roller Girls: An action-packed afternoon of roller derby at Earl’s Court. 12 Feb
  • Looking for love? Try Zizzi St Giles which is banning couples for the evening and offering free prosecco, canapés and the chance to meet new people. 14 Feb
  • As half-term rolls round, The Southbank Centre’s Imagine festival is packed full of family events – many of which are free. 12-27 Feb
  • See Keira Knightley’s return to the London stage in The Children’s Hour. Until 2 Apr
  • Warm up at Kew Garden’s celebration of orchids and exotic plants, Tropical Extravaganza. Until 6 Mar
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What To Do This Weekend: Reindeer, Crypt-mas and Pop-Up Peter Jones http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/12/what-to-do-this-weekend-reindeer-crypt-mas-and-pop-up-peter-jones/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/12/what-to-do-this-weekend-reindeer-crypt-mas-and-pop-up-peter-jones/#comments Fri, 03 Dec 2010 15:55:11 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=17796 It’s cold outside but wrap up warm and head out anyway this weekend. There’s lots to do:

  • Reindeer at Belmont Children’s Farm: It’s the farm‘s first birthday and they’re celebrating with tractor rides, party games and a chance to meet their three young reindeer. 4-5 Dec 2010
  • Crypt-mas: A grotto with a difference as innovative lighting artists Illumini present their Christmas project (we really enjoyed their last show). Until 22 Dec 2010, The Crypt, St Pancras Church
  • London United Film Festival: Features, shorts and documentaries by UK film makers at the King Charles Cinema. 3-4 Dec 2010
  • Open Studios at Great Western Studios: Meet and buy from artists and designers at Great Western Studios. Plus, mince pies and mulled cider! 4-5 Dec 2010
  • Pop-up Peter Jones for Men: Help for any men struggling with their Christmas shopping: Advice from personal shoppers and a chill-out zone with table top games. Until 7 Dec 2010
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Things To Do in London This Weekend http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/10/things-to-do-in-london-this-weekend-4/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/10/things-to-do-in-london-this-weekend-4/#comments Fri, 22 Oct 2010 16:14:46 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=16206

Here are a few suggestions to inspire your weekend plans…

What are you up to? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Navigate through the streets of London at speed in the City of London Orienteering Race. Beginners welcome. 18 Sep 2010
  • Party at Ministry of Sound’s Big Birthday Weekender with Danny Tenaglia or at Feeling Gloomy’s 5th Birthday Gloomfest. 18 Sep 2010
  • Test your fitness level with a military personal fitness assessment at Battersea Millenium Arena. £10 raising money for Help for Heroes. 19 Sep 2010
  • Get your music fix at Turning Point Festival or Brick Lane Music Festival. 17-19 Sep 2010
  • Check out the giant Octopus in Trafalgar Square. Until 23 Sep 2010
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  • See Felix Buxton (of Basement Jaxx fame) on the decks at the Brixton Jamm tonight. 10 Sep
  • Head to the Thames Festival for food, fireworks and a night carnival. Read our tips on where to watch it. 11-12 Sep
  • Catch the brilliant Illumini exhibition, curated by Jane Webb. Until 15 Sep
  • Get your fashion fix at the Carnaby Catwalk, a free catwalk show with 120 key autumn/winter looks. 11 Sep
  • Dress up your pet in aid of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home which is staging a day of canine fun, including a fancy dress competition for dogs. 12 Sep
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    What To Do In London This August Bank Holiday Weekend http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/08/what-to-do-in-london-this-august-bank-holiday-weekend/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/08/what-to-do-in-london-this-august-bank-holiday-weekend/#comments Fri, 27 Aug 2010 16:03:16 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=13892 The August Bank Holiday is upon us. As always, there’s plenty going on in London to keep you entertained from carnivals to underground tunnels:

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    What’s On in London This Weekend http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/08/whats-on-in-london-this-weekend/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/08/whats-on-in-london-this-weekend/#comments Fri, 06 Aug 2010 14:28:17 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=12971 This weekend, don’t miss the free and fabulous London Mela and if you’ve been meaning to see Tate Britain’s Henry Moore exhibition, now’s your last chance!

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    Things To Do in London This Weekend http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/07/things-to-do-in-london-this-weekend-2/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/07/things-to-do-in-london-this-weekend-2/#comments Fri, 30 Jul 2010 14:45:36 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=12717 A weekend of championships, world record attempts, free cocktails and arty events. Hooray!

    • V&A Summer Camp: A Bombay Sapphire cardboard bar and the chance to create your own sound effects are among the highlights of tonight’s Lates event. 30-31 Jul
    • Barclays Live: See live auditions for the country’s hottest new dance acts in Leicester Square. Strictly Come Dancing professional Brendan Cole is on the celebrity judging panel. 31 Jul
    • Pop-Up Tattoo Parlour: Temporary tattoos and free cocktails (for the first 2,000 visitors) courtesy of Hornitos Tequila. Dray Walk Gallery, 12-6pm. 1 Aug
    • Cult Cinema: A special screening of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet at The Troxy in tribute to the late Dennis Hopper. Dress up as your favourite Dennis Hopper character and bring a flower. 31 Jul
    • Rebel Bingo World Championships: Take a shot at becoming 2010’s world champion in a secret London location. 31 Jul
    • Carnaval del Pueblo: Be part of a Guiness World Record attempt for the largest salsa dance. Register at 10:30am in Burgess Park followed by practice workshops. 1 Aug
    • Hackney WickED: Showcasing Hackney’s arty side with three days of galleries, open studios, cabaret, live music and more. 30 Jul-1 Aug
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    • See some of the world’s coolest short films at Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival. Until 31 Jul
    • Buy your dog an ice cream at the Boomerang Pets Party in Regent’s Park. Sat 24 Jul
    • Head along to the Barbican for an event-packed Barbican Weekender – two days of music, film, theatre, dance, visual art and spoken word. Sat 24 & Sun 25 Jul
    • Attend the Brighter Later all-day event The Boogaloo in Highgate. Vintage clothes, swing dancing a Mexican BBQ and more, all to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Sun 25 Jul
    • Check out some fancy footwork outside Harrods department store. Football freestyler and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jeremy Lynch is attempting to set a new Guinness World Record for the most keepy-uppies with a popitball. 2-6pm, Sat 24 Jul
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