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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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Sink The Pink Winter Ball

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Christmas may be pretty camp, but it doesn't have anything on Sink The Pink, whose annual winter ball will be teeming with fabulous festive carnage. Keep your eyes peeled for exciting line-up announcements and expect raunchy performance and cabaret, DJs spinning disco, house and party-starting tunes, glitter and more glitter, outrageous fancy dress and mistletoe in some very inappropriate places.

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Troxy , Ratcliff Saturday December 5 2015 - Sunday December 6 2015

Christmas at Charles Dickens Museum

The Charles Dickens Museum has an obvious right to go fully festive come December, and this year they'll be marking the season with near-daily special events and an exhibition themed around 'A Christmas Carol'.

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Charles Dickens Museum , Holborn Tuesday December 1 2015 - Thursday December 24 2015

Crisis Midwinter Swim

National homelessness charity Crisis is offering not one but three opportunities to dive into the icy depths of London's outdoor swimming facilities for the Crisis Midwinter Swim fundraiser this year. The first one will be at the King's Cross Pond Club on Dec 5 and will hold 100 swimmers.

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King's Cross Pond Club , King's Cross Saturday December 5 2015 - Saturday January 23 2016

Richmond Rink

Horace Walpole's white, turreted gothic house in Strawberry Hill provides the backdrop for this outdoor ice rink once again. The Grade I listed building will be lit from the inside so that its stained glass windows glow above the ice, and tours will be available to skaters.

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Strawberry Hill House , Strawberry Hill Saturday December 5 2015 - Sunday January 24 2016

Surreal Santa’s Grotto & Family Christmas Fair

Local producers and artists will fill the 500-year-old halls and chambers of Sutton House with stalls for this family-friendly Christmas fair, offering handcrafted gifts and food products. Father Christmas will take up residence in the property's double decker caravan, which is decked out in stately home style on the inside.

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Sutton House , Hackney Saturday December 5 2015 - Sunday December 6 2015

Royal College of Art Christmas Fete

The Royal College of Art's students' union present their indoor Christmas market selling work by current and former students across all disciplines. Shop for unique ceramics, textiles, print, jewellery and art at affordable prices (starting at just £2). Festive food and drink will be on offer and the Sunday will feature family-friendly activities, with buggies, scooters etc. all welcome. 

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Royal College of Art , Knightsbridge Thursday December 3 2015 - Sunday December 6 2015

British Street Food Festival

Heats for the British Street Food Awards have been taking place all over the country this summer, and it's time for the finalists to gather for this delicious festival in the quadrant at the O2 Arena. They'll be competing for the 'People's Choice' award, so your job is to eat from as many stalls as possible (most will have £3 tasters available) and then vote for your favourite on the event's app.

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The O2 , Greenwich Peninsula Saturday December 5 2015 - Sunday December 6 2015

Christmas Market at Tate Modern

Pretty wooden chalets will fill the space between the Tate Modern and the Thames once more in 2015 for this traditional Christmas market. Browse handmade wooden toys, unique jewellery, intricate decorations and plenty more, then tuck into bratwurst, crêpes, roasted nuts or a warming cup of glühwein.

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Bankside at the Tate Modern , South Bank Until Wednesday December 23 2015

The Photographers 2015

This annual survey of photography from 1910 to the present day charts the medium’s striking history from early experimentations through to documentary. Over 150 iconic photographs are presented at both Osborne Samuel and Beetles & Huxley by acclaimed names including Edward Weston, Erwin Blumenfeld, David Bailey and Robert Capa.

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Beetles & Huxley , Mayfair Until Wednesday December 23 2015

Cycle Revolution

The bicycle is the pinnacle of simple but effective human design. It has evolved from nineteenth-century push-along hobby horses through patently ridiculous penny farthing ‘ordinaries’ to the ubiquitous epitome of functionality it is today. So how do you improve on perfection? And why would you want to? 

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Design Museum , Bermondsey Until Thursday June 30 2016
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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.