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.


Meantime Brewfest

Meantime Brewing produce craft beer in Greenwich all year round, but this fourth festival of theirs sees breweries from all over the world gather at The Old Brewery in The Royal Naval College for three days of beer tasting, food pairing and live music. Your ticket includes a branded glass, tasting notes and five 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. Book in advance.

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The Old Brewery Until Monday May 25 2015

Eurovision Screening Party at the Water Poet

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If you've got to watch it, you might as well camp it up in the company of fellow fans. Do so at the Water Poet's annual Eurovision bash and you get to see all the action from Austria beamed across big screens spread throughout the pub. In celebration of Conchita Wurst's victory last year, there'll be a free drink for the first 100 bearded ladies through the doors, plus a raucous Eurovision quiz in the Garden Dining Room. Plus, as a salute to this year's Austrian setting, an Austrian barbecue will be grilling oodles of schnitzel, wurst and sauerkraut. There's also a costume competition – with prizes – at you can support your chosen country by dressing as garishly and ridiculously as possible. Don't hold back.

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The Water Poet Saturday May 23 2015 Free

Foodies Festival

Food-lovers can tuck into a range of masterclasses, talks and tastings at these three-day festivals which celebrate their tenth anniversary in 2015. Chefs who'll be sharing their tips and tricks include Aldo Zilli, Ping Coombes and Michelin-starred Jesse Dunford Wood, and the new Tasting Theatre will host specialist sessions on chocolate, oyster shucking, raw food and even bee keeping. Sip at samples in the Wine & Champagne Theatre, get stuck into sweet treats in the Cake & Bake Theatre and try internationally inspired dishes in the Street Food Avenue. There will also be live music, pop-up bars, a cider farm and more than 200 exhibitors to browse.

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Syon Park Until Sunday July 26 2015

The Line

Walk The Line between the O2 and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to see sculptures from Damien Hirst, Martin Creed and Gary Hume. London's new sculpture trail will lead walkers along three miles of waterways including London's Royal Docks and along the River Lea. Born from a crowdfunding campaign, the project proposal raised over £140,000 in less than eight weeks to bring existing work out of warehouses and into the public eye. The ten works installed this year will be on loan to The Line for two years,  with new pieces introduced each year. Each work will be illuminated at night-time for late strollers to enjoy.

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Various London locations Until Thursday December 31 2015 Free

The London Photograph Fair

This boutique-style photograph fair will take over the neo-gothic mansion with unique displays by international dealers for this special weekend edition. Focusing on vintage photos, this two-day event presents everything from rare daguerreotypes and early salt prints to original film and fashion images. Celebrating a range of photography from the 1840's through the 20th Century, this fair has something for every collector, whether aficionado or novice with prices starting at £50 and rising to the thousands. We challenge you to find Bridget Bardot dressed as Charlie Chaplin (pictured).

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Two Temple Place Until Sunday May 24 2015
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Romain Duris has legs to die for in this smart, insightful French comedy about a crossdressing Dad

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