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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Independence Day Silent Disco at The Shard

Okay, we may be celebrating a day in history Britain would rather forget but, let's face it, we throw a bloody good party! Whether you're from across the pond or just like to boogie on down, head over to our signature silent disco at The Shard this Independence Day and have a darn-good time.

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The View from the Shard Saturday July 4 2015 - Sunday July 26 2015
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Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust

For a man who never really left his home in Queens, New York, Joseph Cornell conjured a sense of adventure and discovery in his brilliantly intricate shadow boxes. Considered a reclusive figure, the self-taught artist was an avid collector. This show, the first London survey of this elusive artist in 35 years, presents 80 important works, early and rarely seen later collages and his extraordinary foray in filmmaking.

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Royal Academy of Arts Saturday July 4 2015 - Sunday September 27 2015
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ARGComFest – An Actually Rather Good Comedy Festival

Critics' choice

Two days. One venue. A shit-ton of Edinburgh Fringe previews. Yep, you can hit yourself up with an intense dose of stand-up at ARGComFest, which crams dozens of hour-long work-in-progress shows from top comics into one weekend. Across the two days you can catch Phill Jupitus, Tim Key, Bridget Christie, Alex Edelman, James Acaster, Josh Widdicombe, Simon Munnery, Max & Ivan, Pappy's, Aisling Bea, Lazy Susan, Liam Williams, Dane Baptiste, Mike Wozniak and Mark Watson and many more. 

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Shoreditch Town Hall Saturday July 4 2015 - Sunday July 5 2015
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Howling Hops

‘The UK’s first dedicated tank bar’, says the inscription on the wall. Beer geeks, prepare to get excited by the row of big gleaming steel vats in the taproom of this Hackney Wick brewery. Everyone else, all we need to know is that by cutting out the bottles, cans, pipes or kegs of traditional dispense, we can drink the freshest beer possible.

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Olympic Park
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Shrek's Adventure! London

This new attraction themed around cinema's best-loved ogre and his sidekicks will open on July 1 2015, and tickets are on sale now. Take a 4D bus ride to Far Far Away, visiting familiar locations such as Shrek's swamp and the Muffin Man's house. Along the way you'll enjoy live shows and animation, meeting characters such as Princess Fiona, Gingy the Gingerbread Man and Puss in Boots. At the end of your adventure you'll get the chance to meet other DreamWorks characters from the worlds of 'Madagascar', 'Kung Fu Panda' and 'How to Train Your Dragon'.

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Slow West

It ain't exactly action-packed, but this lovely, contemplative western goes out with a Godalmighty bang

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Minions

If you like your animated family movies noisy, imaginative and seriously silly, this one’s for you

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London Road

This filmed adaptation of a highly unusual slice-of-life musical drama is really something special

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