I am absolutely exhausted. It was an incredibly busy and fun week and I’d actually love a quiet weekend. But, as usually, a fun week is followed by a fun weekend as we’re heading to the Mill at Sonning once again and will spend the weekend up and running. October is promising to be a sunny one with lots of things happening and us barely having time to take a deep breath, so it’s no surprise that my countdown to our November holiday is now in full swing.
Things to do in London this weekend, Saturday, 3rd October 2015
All lovers of the Great British Bake Off (yes, I’m totally addicted and SPOILER ALERT completely devastated that Flora left the baking tent on Wednesday) should head to ExCel in Docklands between 2nd and 4th October and pay £9 to enjoy the London Cake and Bake Show. You can shop and sample tasty treats, learn the tricks of the trade in lessons and observe celebrity chefs.
Classic Car Boot Sale rolls into King’s Cross this weekend. Traders will be operating from the boot of their vintage vehicles offering anything from the best vintage fashion, accessories and homeware. There’s also going to be street food, music, performances and a bunch of vintage fun.
Crafty Fox Market is in Brixton this weekend. If you’re into arts and crafts then you should head down south to discover design-led, handmade products sold by people who make them.
Fashionistas will want to know that the jewellery designer Alex Monroe will have a sample sale at The Hoxton in Holborn. Bag jewellery at 70% between 11am and 4pm. You can register to attend and pay £1, which goes to The Haven (breast cancer support centres).
If you’re a keen photographer, then WorldWide Photo Walk is one event that you shouldn’t miss. Head over to the website to find a walk near you, join in, walk, take photos, have a great day out and maybe donate some money to a charity. And remember it’s not only in London, it all over the world as the name suggests.
One of the best ways to meet people in London is what’s being said about Thinker, Drinker, Solver, Spy. It’s a pub crawl that’s not just stumbling from one pub to the other while drinking vast quantities of ale. In their own words Thinker, Drinker, Solver, Spy [gives you] the opportunity to immerse yourself in a Cold War espionage themed clue-hunting puzzle and pub crawl in Central London. Crack codes, find clues, receive covert communications with undercover contacts and down a few pints for Queen and country. It’s for over 18s and tickets need to be bought in advance at £15.
Things to do in London this weekend, Sunday, 4th October 2015
If you’re in the mood for some comedy Eventim Apollo Hammersmith plays host to Weird Al Yankovic and his the Mandatory World Tour. 14th album for the king of pop parody hit number 1 on the Billboard 200. You can check out the video preview.
Dressed by Angels in the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane gives us the opportunity to admire some of the costumes designed for films over the last 175 years. Over 100 costumes, some of them from the Oscar and Bafta nominated films, will be displayed until 2nd January 2016. Ticket prices vary, so check the website.
As Sundays should be relaxing one of my top tips would be a nice brunch or maybe a pub lunch out in the sun while we still have it. Some of my favourite Sunday Roast Places are by the river in Hammersmith. Sunday cafe and restaurant on 169 Hemingford Road is great if you feel like some French toast and a delicious brunch in quirky environment.