Things to do in London this Saturday

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

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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.

1

Up Hill Down Hall – An Indoor Carnival

  • Free

If you just can’t wait for Rio 2016 to get your carnival fix, and want to get into the swing of the Notting Hill celebrations early, then head to the Tate Modern for this unique contemporary art procession extravaganza. Up Hill Down Hall was conceived by curator Claire Tancons, in discussion with Tate Modern’s curatorial team, and in collaboration with artists including Marlon Griffith, Hew Locke and architectural designer Gia Wolff, along with the Notting Hill Carnival community.

  1. Tate Modern Bankside, SE1 9TG
  2. Sat Aug 23
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South West Four

Deadmau5, Skream, Above & Beyond, Maceo Plex, Netsky, Marco Carola, Alesso, Jamie Jones, Magda, Sasha, Super8 & Tab, Booka Shade, Guy Gerber, Cosmic Gate, Paul Kalkbrenner, Seth Troxler. The Clapham Common weekender returns for another weekend of classic club-flavoured dance business, overflowing with anthems and arms in the air. If you're longing for superclub sounds but loath to spend the last days of hot summer in a dark, sweaty room, head to SW4 for your fix of house, electro, techno and trance, as well as other genres creeping in from all angles. 

  1. Clapham Common Windmill Drive, SW4 9DE
  2. Sat Aug 23 - Sun Aug 24
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3

Meantime Brewfest

Meantime Brewing produce craft beer in Greenwich all year round, but this third festival of their's sees 40 breweries from all over the world gather at The Old Royal Naval College for three days of beer tasting, food pairing and live music. Your ticket includes a branded glass, tasting notes and six beer tokens to get you started, but with more than 150 options you might need to splash out on a few extras, or prepare to be very decisive. 

  1. Old Royal Naval College College Approach, SE10 9LW
  2. Sat Aug 23 - Mon Aug 25
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4

Silent Disco at The View from The Shard

The silent disco phenomenon reaches new heights at these exclusive Time Out events. Pick your channel and choose your side as three DJs battle it out over separate wireless channels, playing the best in pop, rock and party classics, while you dance the night away at 1,000ft. The View from The Shard is the visitor attraction at the top of Western Europe's tallest building, The Shard. With unparalleled, panoramic views, it offers visitors a unique perspective on the capital.

  1. The View from the Shard Joiner St, SE1 9QU
  2. Sat Aug 23 - Sun Nov 16
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5

Camden Beach

  • Critics choice
  • Free

NW1 isn't usually on the list of coastal getaways but, thanks to the ever-creative team at the Roundhouse, 'Camden Beach' is returning this summer with 900 square metres of pseudo-shoreline consisting of 150 tonnes of sand. Installed on the venue's terrace, the free Camden Beach comes complete with deck chairs, beach huts and, as if you need telling, a fully stocked bar. Saturday will be the last chance to visit the artificial beach before it closes for the autumn.

  1. Roundhouse Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8EH
  2. Until Sat Aug 23
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