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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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Canalway Cavalcade

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The pretty waterways of Little Venice will be even more colourful than usual for 2016's May bank holiday weekend as the Inland Waterways Association organises their annual gathering of canal boats. Around 130 boats will be moored along the stretch of the Grand Union Canal between Blomfield Road, Warwick Avenue and Warwick Crescent for the Canalway Cavalcade, which has taken place every year since 1983. Many of the waterborne homes will be dressed up to the nines ready for the pageant, and visitors can expect plenty of very British fun including morris dancers and a real ale tent. There'll also be trade stalls, live music, children's activities and refreshments.

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Little Venice , Maida Vale Until Monday May 2 2016
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Boozy Bowling Weekender

It's a well-known fact (okay, maybe not scientifically proven) that people play their best amateur sports when tipsy. This bank holiday weekend All Star Lanes are throwing a late night happy hour (9-11pm) with a free round of shots to whoever can bowl over 125 points or a free lobster dinner to the King Pin who can bowl over 200 points.

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All Star Lanes , Bayswater Until Monday May 2 2016
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Surbiton Food Festival

There are lots of lovely events taking place at the Surbiton Food Festival but the ones that really stand out is the sardine haul party on May 1 and the Butchery and Blues event on May 2 that (finally) links up a butchery demonstration with live blues music.

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Various Venues , London Until Sunday May 15 2016
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Crafternoon Cabaret Club

Craft and cabaret? We can’t believe we didn’t think of it first. All-comers at all levels are welcome at this award-winning monthly workshop, which lets you sew, stick, chop and stitch together a crafty item while enjoying a performance from a cabaret star. It’s a charming combination that gives you the chance to have heaps of fun while flexing your creative muscles. Book in advance via the Crafternoon Cabaret Club website.     

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Book Club , Shoreditch Saturday April 30 2016
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Made London Bloomsbury

This new companion show to Made London in Marylebone showcases the wares of over 100 exhibitors working across craft and design. Visitors can pick up ceramics, textiles, glass, wood and unique jewellery pieces direct from the makers who have travelled from all across Europe.

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Mary Ward House , Bloomsbury Until Sunday May 1 2016
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Peckham Salvage Yard

Get your paws on vintage threads, homeware and handmade items at this south London fair from the gang behind Hackney Flea Market. Bargain hunters can fuel up on street food while browsing the 30-something stalls, and listen to DJs once they bags are bursting.

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Copeland Park , Peckham Until Sunday May 1 2016

The Jungle Book

Disney's remake of their 1967 cartoon classic is breezy, gleeful and visually stunning

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Richard III

Sly old Ian McKellen backstabs his way to the top in this terrific Shakespeare adaptation

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Comments

5 comments
cookie c
cookie c

Not much on then, London, bloody expensive but boring events

E B
E B

@cookie c Try the 'FREE' section. Title's a bit of a give away.

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