Good news Londoners. We may see some sun this weekend. And if not, it might be dry and not freezing. Maybe the weather will make us choose one of the many things to do in London this weekend.
Things to do in London this weekend, Saturday, 26th September 2015
If the weather agrees with the forecast for a change, we can head out for one of many guided walks. Some are free, some operate on a tip-based principles and some charge around £10, so there’s something for anyone. Head over to London Walks and check out everything they have on offer – they schedule walks for various days too. If you’re in for a good six hours walking around London’s lovely and less lovely neighbourhoods, join Michael from the London Circle Walk. This walk is a free one, but make sure you wear comfortable shoes as it takes you over 20 miles around this wonderful city.
There’s more tours, this Saturday we can discover the history of Rock’n’Roll in Soho if we join the Soho Music Walking Tour. You can book tickets at £15 online and follow in the footsteps of the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Oasis and others.
Fashionistas can catch up on their last chance to join in the London Fashion Week with the London Fashion Weekend at Saatchi Gallery. A secret tip for 20% off the tickets: head over to the Londonist website.
You don’t need to go to Munich for Oktoberfest anymore. It’s definitely an experience that’s still on my to do list, but until I find the time, London’s many Oktoberfest events will have to do. On 26th September and 3rd October there’s Urban Food Fest’s Oktoberfest in Euro Car Parks in Shoreditch. There’s no entrance fee.
London Oktoberfest takes place in Kilburn Grange Park this weekend too. The event moves to Millwall Park in October. There’s space for over 3,000 people in the tent and of course there’s German music. A party you can’t miss 🙂 Book your ticket though.
Things to do in London this weekend, Sunday, 27th September 2015
In for a bit of proper London culture and history? Then you can’t miss the Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival. Having a kings and queen is a colourful London tradition that’s been kept alive by figureheads of London’s working class communities. About 30 families continue to raise money for charities and at the festival the kings and queens get to wear their shiniest clothes. The festival takes place in the guildhall yard (Gresham Street, EC2V 5AE), it’s free to attend and starts at noon. There’ll also be a parade from Guildhall to St Mary-le-Bow church.
All lovers of POP Art need to visit Tate Modern for the The World Goes POP exhibition that’s on till 24th January. Tickets are £16, but you get to enjoy pop art from Latin America, Europe, Middle East to Asia. The exhibitions shows how different countries coped and answered the movement.
London’s Chilli Festival’s also on this Sunday. The Festival of Heat, as it’s appropriately called, starts at noon at the Red Market Old Street. Tickets are £7.50. There’s going to be live music from different countries, over 30 stalls selling everything from chilli to sauces and spicy food. We can even take part in cooking demonstrations and tasting workshops. Sounds like I’ll need loads of milk to cope with the heat.
It’s not Sundance, but London’s got its own film festival, the Raindance Film Festival. Over 100 films and 150 short films will be shown at this year’s festival in Piccadilly Circus. In their own words Raindance presents films and web series from around the world, celebrating and supporting independent, new and alternative filmmakers. Ticket prices are between £9 and £12.
Don’t forget to check out my other Things to do in London this weekend posts as some events are on for a bit longer than just a single weekend. And most of all, have a good one.