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.

  • The Art of the Brick

    It's quite likely that you spent hours playing with Lego as a child. It's also possible that you are about to wish you'd kept going. Former corporate lawyer turned master of tiny bricks, Nathan Sawaya never stopped. His touring show 'The Art of the Brick' has visited Asia, America and Australia and is now making its way to Brick Lane (where else?) for its UK debut at the Old Truman Brewery. Collectively the artworks, which are all made of Lego, took a painstaking 4,188 hours to build. Sawaya's colourful large-scale sculptures include recreations of famous artworks such as Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo as well as many original pieces including a six-metre long T-Rex skeleton constructed from over 80,000 bricks.

    Old Truman Brewery, until Apr 12

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  • Whisky Tasting Experience on the London Eye

    We knew the Highlands were good for whisky, but we didn't think it mattered how high you are when you drink it. If altitude does happen to make the golden liquor even better then this hour of tasting is set to be very special indeed, as an expert from Vinopolis will talk guests through five whiskies while you complete two rotations on the London Eye. Tickets include all five samples, savoury snacks and access to the London Eye's interactive guide and 4D cinema experience. Book in advance.

    London Eye, Dec 27

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  • Fortnum & Mason Sale

    Pick up some fancy treats at the famed department store as its January sale kicks off.

    Fortnum & Mason, until Jan 31

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  • Horse Meat Disco Christmas Party

    Carry on partying like it's still Christmas with our favourite funky troupe, Horse Meat Disco, who'll be spinning golden NYC loft party-style grooves to perk everyone up in the post-Xmas slump. Joining them are fellow funksters Crazy P.

    XOYO, Dec 27

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  • Dino Snores for Grown-ups

    A midnight feast of science-based fun for adults-only at the Natural History Museum. Guests will set up camp in the shadow of Dippy the diplodocus' skeleton in the museum's impressive Hintze Hall. A three-course dinner with accompanying quiz is followed by science shows, comedy, live music, a dinosaur drawing class and the chance to explore the museum's many galleries and exhibitions after dark (and drink in hand). An all night movie marathon will take place for those who don't want to waste time sleeping, and a hot breakfast will revive everybody in the morning. Book well in advance.

    Natural History Museum, Dec 27

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The Art of the Brick

It's quite likely that you spent hours playing with Lego as a child. It's also possible that you are about to wish you'd kept going. Former corporate lawyer turned master of tiny bricks, Nathan Sawaya never stopped. His touring show 'The Art of the Brick' has visited Asia, America and Australia and is now making its way to Brick Lane (where else?) for its UK debut at the Old Truman Brewery. Collectively the artworks, which are all made of Lego, took a painstaking 4,188 hours to build. Sawaya's colourful large-scale sculptures include recreations of famous artworks such as Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo as well as many original pieces including a six-metre long T-Rex skeleton constructed from over 80,000 bricks.

Old Truman Brewery, until Apr 12

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