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.

1

Feeling Gloomy

Critics' choice

Eternal pessimists – and proud of it – the Feeling Gloomy crew spin a regular soundtrack of gloom-tinted (but still hugely enjoyable) pop. Think Blondie to Bowie, Abba to The Clash, The Smiths to the Scissor Sisters, Bonnie Tyler to Joy Division. Get ready to do some whistful sighing and then jump on the dancefloor when you realise no-one's watching you anyway.

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The Phoenix Saturday April 4 2015 - Sunday May 3 2015
2

Eggsplorers Easter Egg Trail

As if the fact that spring's finally sprung wasn't excuse enough, The National Trust are encouraging families to explore their London properties this Easter weekend with specially designed Cadbury's egg trails. Each hunt's clues will lead you through the building (or garden), and explorers who manage to answer all the questions will be rewarded with a chocolatey prize. Trail costs and times vary – check the Eggsplorer website for full details.

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Sutton House Wednesday April 1 2015 - Sunday April 12 2015
3

The Hydra Presents Catz Eats Dogz

Critics' choice

Underground party pros The Hydra return with the second night of Easter fun at their official new home, Wapping's Studio Spaces E1. It's a special back-to-back set, with Bristolian beat ace Eats Everything going up against acclaimed tech-funk duo Catz 'N Dogz all night long. Both acts are masters at playing show-stopping sets full of eclectic dancefloor gold, so prepare for a long night of deep house, disco, sweaty techno, funk, jungle, rave... You get the picture. This should be a belter.

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Studio Spaces E1 Saturday April 4 2015 - Sunday April 5 2015
4

The Rhythm Parlour

Critics' choice

Get your beard trimmed while you soak up some disco bliss at monthly pop-up musical barber shop The Rhythm Parlour, set in Rye Wax Records in Peckham's Bussey Building. Turn up, put your name on the list for a haircut or beard/tache trim, sift through Rye Wax's ace selection of records, grab a cocktail, munch some Vietnamese street food and listen to resident DJs spin disco, house and funk while you wait for Ryan MacGregor to trim your fuzz in the barber's chair. The funkiest follicle-trimming in London.

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CLF Art Cafe (The Bussey Building) Saturday April 4 2015 - Saturday July 4 2015
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Star Shaped

Proving that there's still life left in London's indie scene, this new monthly party is an explosion of pure, vintage Britpop. Think along the lines of Pulp, Elastica, Blur, Oasis, Menswe@r and Kenickie. There are also occasional performances from live bands, such as Mansun (remember them?) tribute Taxloss Lovers.

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The Garage Saturday April 4 2015 - Saturday August 1 2015
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