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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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MCM London Comic Con

A firm fixture on every fanboy's annual calendar, London Comic Con is the UK's biggest modern pop culture convention. With dealer stalls, special guests, plenty of manga, games and cosplay there’s heaps to get excited about. Priority tickets can be bought in advance and give you a two-hour head start on the general entry times. 

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ExCeL Centre , Custom House Friday October 28 2016 - Sunday October 30 2016

South Africa: The Art Of A Nation

Exploring over 100,000 years of history, this exhibition dives into the rich artistic heritage South Africa boasts. 200 objects investigate seven key periods of the country's history, with works by contemporary artists used to provide current perspectives on South Africa's past.

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British Museum , Bloomsbury Thursday October 27 2016 - Sunday February 26 2017

RHS London Shades of Autumn Show

This show of seasonal displays and planting inspiration is back for 2016 with more autumnal colour from specialist nurseries, garden designers and amateur growers who are competing in The Shades of Autumn Competition. There will be a hanging theme this year with innovate displays in the Lawrence hall and showcase pieces by some of the UKs top nurseries. 

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RHS Lindley Hall , Nine Elms Friday October 28 2016 - Saturday October 29 2016

Museums at Night

Just in time for Halloween, Bedwyr Williams throws a Druid pary at Somerset House, Julie Peakman asks how Dr Samuel Johnson's legacy compares with that of his contemporary, courtesan Peg Plunkett; Peter Liversidge uncovers the history of the Royal College of Nursing, and duo Webb-Ellis hosts a dinner party at the Nunnery Gallery in Bow. 

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Various , London Thursday October 27 2016 - Saturday October 29 2016

Queen of Katwe

The wonderfully uplifting story of a teenage chess prodigy from the streets of Kampala, Uganda

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A punchy, feelgood doc about an Afghan refugee who went viral with a rap about child marriage

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cookie c
cookie c

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


@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


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.