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.

  • Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair

    London's oldest botanical garden will be hosting 90 carefully chosen stalls selling seasonal treats, beautiful gifts and festive paraphernalia at this annual Christmas market. Pick up plants, jewellery, cashmere, garden gadgets, quirky gifts and plenty more, while the Growing Friends and Volunteers of Chelsea Physic Garden will have their own selection of plants for sale. Children can join workshops and make crafty Christmas decorations, roasted chestnuts and refreshments will be available and the whole thing will take place in a heated marquee, so you'll be kept cosy as you browse.

    Chelsea Physic Garden, until Nov 30

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  • Boxfresh Presents Where Were You?

    Nowadays, you can hear grime and garage tunes ring out through various enormodomes or soundtracking an advert for a gojo berry smoothie – and no-one bats an eyelid. But it wasn’t always like this. Both scenes were nurtured in dingy underground London clubs for years before the mainstream muscled in and sweetened it all up. Celebrating this legacy is Where Were You?, a party presented by clothing brand Boxfresh, showing that at least parts of the mainstream seem to know what they're doing. The event brings together various crucial players from both scenes from across the decades. Repping garage is Lisa Maffia of 2-step upstarts So Solid Crew, soulful UKG producer Groove Chronicles (who's produced some superb, underrated garage tracks during his career) and scene veteran Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont.

    ICan Studios, Nov 29

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  • Morrissey

    The Pope of Mope returns, trailing a new album ('World Peace Is None of Your Business') and a dark cloud. Moz's iconic miserablism won't have been relieved by a tough patch that's reportedly seen him dropped by his record label, but we've got our fingers crossed that he'll be on form for this London date. His workmanlike backing band will be helping him run through new songs alongside select cuts from a hefty and often captivating back catalogue, albeit with a noticeable dropping off of notes in his upper register.

    The O2, Nov 29

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  • Rich Hall's Hoedown

    A mix of music, comedy, liquor and spent dreams with Rich Hall and his talented band. Tremendous fun.

    Artsdepot, Nov 29

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  • Independent Label Market and London Brewers' Market

    Vinyl buffs, rejoice: the Independent Label Market is back. Support for the record is still strong, and this market champions hard-copy releases by over 80 of the UK's best independent record labels, providing a platform for them to sell their records directly to music lovers. Get hold of some of the freshest LPs (and CDs, tapes and merchandise) and hang out with the ever-friendly label stallholders: each stall is manned by label staff, so the market offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy direct contact with industry professionals.

    Old Spitalfields Market, Nov 29

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Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair

London's oldest botanical garden will be hosting 90 carefully chosen stalls selling seasonal treats, beautiful gifts and festive paraphernalia at this annual Christmas market. Pick up plants, jewellery, cashmere, garden gadgets, quirky gifts and plenty more, while the Growing Friends and Volunteers of Chelsea Physic Garden will have their own selection of plants for sale. Children can join workshops and make crafty Christmas decorations, roasted chestnuts and refreshments will be available and the whole thing will take place in a heated marquee, so you'll be kept cosy as you browse.

Chelsea Physic Garden, until Nov 30

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