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.

  • Seann Walsh - The Lie-In King

    Wild-haired stand-up Seann Walsh – star of 'Stand Up for the Week' and 'Live at the Apollo' – received a Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination for his solo show about, well, being lazy. He's matured (so to speak) into a talented observational comic, extracting big laughs from material about ordering takeaway, 24-hour off licenses and drinking. Boy oh boy, there's a lot of boozing material. Part of the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards season at Soho Theatre.

    Blackheath Halls, Dec 20

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  • Hackney Flea-Mas Market

    Stock up on everything you need to make your life look more like it fell out of an interior design magazine from decades gone by at this festive version of the regular vintage market. One-of-a-kind and handmade items are the only gifts to buy the girl or guy who has everything, and your Christmas shopping will be made a pleasure with the help of carol singing, Christmas music and a café selling mulled wine and homemade cakes.

    Abney Hall, Dec 20-21

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  • Fly with The Snowman

    It's our Christmas dream come true! The chance to swoop over the Thames as if you're in Raymond Briggs' classic animation 'The Snowman' (or indeed its sequel 'The Snowman and The Dog'). You won't actually fly, of course, but will glide gracefully over the river in a themed cable car carriage on the Emirates Air Line. Immersive digital effects, specially edited sequences from the film and that wonderfully wintry soundtrack will combine to make your trip more magical, and visitors can take photos with a life-sized model of The Snowman before boarding. There are also 15,000 free goodie bags which will be given out to young passengers on a first come, first served basis. The experience is including in the usual travel prices for the Emirates Air Line.

    Emirates Air Line, Dec 13 - Jan 4 2015

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  • Fatboy Slim

    Having conquered the world and its radio airwaves with his big beat antics (and by making Christopher Walken dance maniacally in one of his videos), ol' Norman Cook has quite a track record. Considering the fact he also doesn't play out much any more, this high-production Christmas party with guest appearances from DJ Fresh and Slam Dunk'd will be a very hot ticket indeed.

    O2 Academy Brixton, Dec 20-21

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  • Stevie Wonderland Christmas Rollerboogie

    Funk-flinging roller disco-loving crew Stevie Wonderland have had a glorious 2014, and they rounding things off with a festive roller-boogie party at their much-loved Hackney Wick haunt Shapes. Get your skates on and listen to eclectic selector Damiano von Eckert and ace acid-disco-funk master DMX Krew, plus Alexander Nut, The Mighty Raf and many more. Skate away on a full-size roller rink or just kick back on the heated terrace, where there's table football, festive street food, mulled wine and cocktails.

    Shapes, Dec 20-21

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Seann Walsh - The Lie-In King

Wild-haired stand-up Seann Walsh – star of 'Stand Up for the Week' and 'Live at the Apollo' – received a Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination for his solo show about, well, being lazy. He's matured (so to speak) into a talented observational comic, extracting big laughs from material about ordering takeaway, 24-hour off licenses and drinking. Boy oh boy, there's a lot of boozing material. Part of the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards season at Soho Theatre.

Blackheath Halls, Dec 20

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