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Things to do in London this Saturday

Enjoy the best day (and night) of the week with our guide to Saturday fun in London

Saturday: a day of the week so uniquely brilliant that Elton John, Nick Drake and, uh, Whigfield all wrote songs about it. Whether you plan to spend yours dancing, drinking, shopping or broadening your cultural horizons, we've got you covered with our pick of the day's best events.

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Sex Appeal Six

Get some well-needed January lols at this charity event. This year Abigoliah Schamaun, Ahir Shah, Al Murray, Desiree Burch, Ed Byrne, Johnny Cochrane, Mae Martin, Richard Herring, Scott Capurro and Sindhu Vee will be taking to the stage to raise funds for young people’s sexual health charity Brook.

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Conway Hall , Holborn Saturday January 21 2017

Ravenswood For Heat or Eat

Wild Card Brewery, Mother’s Ruin Gin Palace, God’s Own Junkyard and Pillars Brewery team up for this mini-festival (acts include Fabio and DJ Food) in aid of food bank Eat or Heat


Various , London Saturday January 21 2017 - Sunday January 22 2017

The Search for the Meaning of Life

Southbank Centre’s major arts and science festival explores what it is to be human, with exhibitions, concerts and this all-day session of talks and debates. 

Southbank Centre , South Bank Saturday January 21 2017 - Sunday January 22 2017

Winter Lights at Canary Wharf

The bright lights of Canary Wharf's towers already provide quite the spectacle after dark, but the area glows even more than usual throughout January thanks to the addition of a variety of installations from international artists. Winter Lights returns in 2017 with 30 dazzling artworks, installations and interactive experiences, with many on show in the UK for the first time.

Canary Wharf Estate , Canary Wharf Until Friday January 27 2017

The Adventure Travel Show

This large-scale show is just the excuse you need to get bitten by the travel bug and book yourself a new long-haul adventure. As well as stands from tour operators, volunteer services and tourism representatives from all over the world, the event hosts  more than 100 free talks, and visitors can book in for travel writing and photography seminars.

Olympia London , West Kensington Saturday January 21 2017 - Sunday January 22 2017

Manchester by the Sea

This drama about love, loss and loneliness is both devastatingly sad and hilariously funny

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La La Land

This swooning Hollywood musical is odds-on favourite to win the Best Picture Oscar

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Martin Scorsese's latest sees the veteran director back on peak form with a tale of religious intolerance

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The Young Offenders

A sprightly Irish comedy about two tearaway lads, a pair of stolen bikes and a boatload of cocaine

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cookie c
cookie c

Not much on then, London, bloody expensive but boring events


@cookie c Try the 'FREE' section. Title's a bit of a give away.

Joseph N
Joseph N

why does the gallery shut at 2pm!

Simona D
Simona D


I am glad to join you. I would like to know what events could be next Saturday. Will be my Birthday and I would like to go out with my friends.