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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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Midnight Apothecary Valentine Special

The Brunel's pop-up garden cocktail bar is hosting a Valentine's Day Special for a fourth year. Guests can expect a cosy fire pit, complimentary toasted marshmallows and cocktail infusions. An optional guided descent into Brunel's underground chamber for love diary readings is included in the ticket price and live music will be provided by the Nathan Osgood Trio. 

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Brunel Museum , Rotherhithe Saturday February 13 2016
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Dinosaurs: Monster Families

Expect to see life-size models, interactive exhibits and authentic specimens at this family-friendly exhibition exploring dinosaurs and prehistoric approaches to parenting. Visitors can find out how dinosaurs cared for their eggs, nest and babies as well as marvelling at a near-complete skeleton of a dinosaur embryo and an incredible collection of fossils. 

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Horniman Museum , Forest Hill Saturday February 13 2016 - Sunday October 30 2016
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For The Love of Trees

You know what they (don't) say – people who spade together, stay together. This mass tree planting day organised by independent charity Trees for Cities encourages couples (and families) to help plant a new edible urban woodland in Ealing. As well as that huge endorphin rush of doing something good together you can then personalise a heart-shaped planter with your names or a romantic message.

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King George's Field , Yeading Saturday February 13 2016
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First Aid Box

When your neighbourhood café serves cocktails worthy of Zone 1, you know the only way you’ll ever leave London will be in a box. But this Herne Hill newcomer – the second from the team behind Brixton’s Shrub and Shutter –  will even go so far as to help you keep the Grim Reaper at bay. Because, as the name suggests, it specialises in ‘cure-all’ drinks. 

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Herne Hill
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Erotic Baking

Swap soppy for smutty at this Valentine's cake decorating class intended for couples or pals with a filthy sense of humour. Master bakers will arm guests with icing and decorations, providing top tips for applying x-rated imagery to their saucy sponges. Prizes will be awarded for realism and inventiveness, and the bar will be open throughout. Tickets are available via the Erotic Baking event page and all profits go to charity.

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Book Club , Shoreditch Saturday February 13 2016

Spotlight

The gripping true story of the crusading journalists who uncovered the Catholic child abuse scandal

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The Big Short

The roots of the 2008 financial crash are engagingly explored in this all-star comedy

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The Revenant

It's hard to say who's grizzlier: human star Leonardo DiCaprio or his ursine adversary in this powerful drama

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Rams

This comic drama is more enjoyable than a movie about two Icelandic sheep farmers ought to be

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Comments

2 comments
Joseph N
Joseph N

why does the gallery shut at 2pm!

Simona D
Simona D

Hello,


I am glad to join you. I would like to know what events could be next Saturday. Will be my Birthday and I would like to go out with my friends.

Thanks