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.

1

Dalston Music Festival

Critics' choice

This new DIY music festival brings some great sounds to venues all around Dalston on what’ll hopefully be a sunny summer Saturday. An outdoor stage and free party in Gillett Square hosts DJs including Caribbean party-starters The Heatwave, with barbecues and food stalls to help get revellers into the carnival spirit. At Pond Dalston, Stamford Works, Birthdays, Servant Jazz Quarters, Vortex and The Alibi there are some cool line-ups of live bands and DJs, some stretching into the early hours.

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Various Dalston venues Saturday July 11 2015
2

Beach East

Life's a beach at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this summer, with over 2200 sq metres of sand deposited at the site for endless sandcastle competitions and balmy evening walks. A gigantic paddling pool and funfair rides will entertain the kids, and Pub Tropicana and Coconut Joe's bar will keep the adults suitably refreshed. Look out for a programme of live performances, competitions and sports events which will be released online shortly.

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Saturday July 11 2015 - Monday August 31 2015 Free
3

Tedfest London

Critics' choice

Fecking hell! Fathers Ted, Dougal and Jack are all heading to London… In a way. Tedfest – a festival celebrating everything 'Father Ted' – has been an annual event on Galway Bay for eight years, but for the second year running the team are bringing the shindig to London. Taking place at the London Irish Centre, throughout the day events include Ted's Got Talent, The Craggy Cup and, of course, the Lovely Girls Contest. Would you like to go? Ah, go on. Down with this sort of thing!

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London Irish Centre Saturday July 11 2015
4

The Candlelight Club

Critics' choice

A dazzling, clandestine pop-up cocktail bar with a 1920s speakeasy flavour in a secret den lit entirely by candles. Practice your swing dance moves to live jazz bands, sup period cocktails from a specialist menu and soak up further vintage grooves as DJs spin tunes late into the night. The location is secret and revealed only to ticket-holders two days before the event by email. You may well have to give a password to get in or even bribe the cops, but it'll be worth the dough once you're in.

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A secret London location Friday July 10 2015 - Sunday September 20 2015
5

Independent Label Market and London Brewers' Market

Critics' choice

Vinyl buffs, rejoice: the Independent Label Market is back for another summer instalment. It’s a platform for dozens of the UK’s best independent record labels to sell their wares directly to music lovers, and a chance for punters to get hold of some of the freshest LPs, CDs, tapes and merchandise, and hang out with the ever-friendly label staff and musicians who man the stalls. In case that leaves you thirsty, the London Brewers’ Market is once again running a pop-up beer garden next door.

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Old Spitalfields Market Saturday July 11 2015 Free
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Amy

This heartbreaking doc is precisely the tribute the great British singer-songwriter deserved

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Slow West

It ain't exactly action-packed, but this lovely, contemplative western goes out with a Godalmighty bang

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Minions

If you like your animated family movies noisy, imaginative and seriously silly, this one’s for you

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Housebound

Peter Jackson fans will want to seek out this scrappy, scary, low-budget New Zealand horror comedy

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