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Things to do this weekend in London

Friday 27 April-Sunday 29 April 2018
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.

Exterior view of the Royal Albert Hall's North Entrance lit up at dusk

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

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert at Royal Albert Hall

Enjoy a screening of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ accompanied by a live orchestral soundtrack at the Royal Albert Hall. Experience the blockbuster film alongside a rendition of John Williams' epic score by the BBC Concert Orchestra and English Chamber Choir, in the iconic music hall. Read more 

Chess at London Coliseum

Catch a compelling musical about politics and love with Chess at the London Coliseum. Written by ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus with Tim Rice, the show follows two chess players competing to become world champion. Read more

Things to do on Saturday

Vaisakhi Festival in Trafalgar Square

Man dancing at Vaisakhi Festival in Trafalgar Square.

Celebrate the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi, as Trafalgar Square is filled with music and live performances. Try some traditional food from the stalls in the square, and get involved in family activities and fun workshops (turban-tying included). Read more

Jacksonville Jaguars American Football Festival in Bernie Spain Gardens

Test yourself in exciting real-life American football challenges with the Jacksonville Jaguars American Football Festival in Bernie Spain Gardens. Test your abilities in trials similar to those NFL pros have to go through, including vertical jumps, throwing accuracy tests and a 40-yard dash. You’ll be in with a chance of winning incredible prizes, and you can also meet Jaguars star Calais Campbell. Read more

Pizza and Prosecco Festival at Studio 338

Young woman holding a glass of prosecco and a pizza

Spend a fun day out with friends during the Pizza and Prosecco Festival at Studio 338 in Greenwich Peninsula. Each ticket includes a complimentary slice of pizza and a glass of Aperol spritz; then, you can choose from more than 20 types of prosecco, and pizza from an array of food traders. Tuck into your favourite slice, and enjoy live music, sing-a-longs and DJ sets. Read more

Things to do on Sunday 

MADE LONDON Design and Craft Fair in Canary Wharf

Browse the stalls for unique art and handmade products at MADE LONDON Design and Craft Fair in Canary Wharf. Discover the work of more than 90 talented makers showcasing jewellery, ceramics and textiles, and meet renowned artists and designers. Read more

City Nature Challenge 2018 in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

Children exploring nature

Take part in an international competition to identify species across London with the City Nature Challenge 2018 in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Download the iNaturalist app to photograph and record any wildlife you see, and join guided walks and activities organised by a team of scientists and naturalists. Read more

Hamlet at Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe’s Summer Season kicks off this week, with an exciting line-up of classic plays staged throughout spring and summer in the wonderful open-air theatre. On Sunday, rediscover the timeless tale of Hamlet as it comes to life in this spectacular Shakespearean setting. Read more

This week's offers

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