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.
Hundreds of exhibitors and fans engaged in cosplay (dressed as their favourite characters) converge for the UK's biggest comics and graphic novels fair. The weekend features panel discussions, autograph sessions and publisher reviews with Jonathan Ross, Marvel artist Arthur Adams, 'World War Z' writer Max (son of Mel) Brooks and 'Walking Dead' artist Charlie Adlard.
Stunning black-and-white photographs of music icons from Bowie, Blondie and Springstein to Thin Lizzy, The Clash and The Specials by the portrait snapper who started out his photogrpahic career as the NME staff photogrpaher in 1975.
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Careful which venue you rock up to when you've bought your ticket for the XOYOLoves series, as the Shoreditch crew have – deep breath – gone south of the river, setting up shop in Elephant and Castle's Coronet to blast out the deepest disco, the finest funk and the hippest house around.
A whole busload of fun for transport enthusiasts. The London Transport museum is throwing open the doors of its Depot for a weekend themed activities as it continues to celebrate the year of the bus. Visitors will be able to take behind-the-scenes curator tours and to see a steam bus in action. Other travel themed activities include rides on the Acton Miniature Railway, model layouts showing London's transport in miniature, talks, film screenings and Bertie the Bus story time activities.
Anything that promises 'Hallucination... Arousal... and low-cost clothing' immediately gets our vote, and when it's called Primark on Acid and the tickets only cost a fiver – that's us 100% sold. Taking place on the first floor of an abandoned office building opposite the mammoth Primark on Tottenham Court Road, PoA is a site-specific series of live art and cabaret performances, with work presented by a range of underground and alternative artists, including Anna Vauhkonen and Chara Kolaiti.