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.

  • Thrill the World London

    You probably didn't even need an excuse to learn the Thriller dance this Halloween, but this is definitely your chance, as tens of thousands of people across the globe attempt to break the world record for the biggest number of zombies dancing simultaneously by dressing up and busting out the moves to Michael Jackson's spooky classic. The dance takes place in Covent Garden Piazza at 10pm, and there are classes at Pineapple Studios beforehand so that you know the iconic routine before you get there. Register in advance on the Thrill the World London website for more information.

    Covent Garden Piazza, Oct 25

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  • Night Run at Osterley Park

    Sneak through the gates of this impressive National Trust property after hours to explore its outdoor areas at this active evening event. A 1-2km explore route and 6-9km adventure route will be chosen for visitors to walk or run along, using mostly paths and trails rather than tarmac and with not a vehicle in sight. All ages and abilities are welcome, and you'll be given torches to light the way so no need to worry about potholes and other minor obstacles. Book in advance.

    Osterley Park and House, Oct 25

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  • Congo Natty + Mala

    Bass all over your grateful face heret, as celebrated jungle figurehead Congo Natty, AKA Rebel MC, is joined by fellow low-frequency warriors Mala (of dubstep pioneers Digital Mystikz), drum'n'bass don Dillinja and Glaswegian dubbed-out soundsystem crew Mungo's Hi-Fi. Expect D&B, dub, reggae, but above all - a whole lot of joyously heavy jungle. Massive, you might say.

    The Forum, Oct 25

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  • Boo at the Zoo

    Some of the zoo's inhabitants are pretty scary at the best of times, but Halloween is their chance to be extra creepy as visitors are treated to this week of family-friendly activities during half-term. Make snacks for some bats, come face-to-nose with some rats, venture into the darkness of the Owl Emporium and keep an eye out for the reptilian resident in the Grim Curiosity Shoppe.

    London Zoo, until Nov 2

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  • St Vincent

    The amazing Annie Clark arrives in London to perform her alluringly nuanced songcraft. Her material ranges from Disney soundtrack-worthy ballads to beautiful, complex, Robert Fripp-esque guitar abuse – all delivered with a hefty load of tightly-wound emotion.

    Roundhouse, Oct 25

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Thrill the World London

You probably didn't even need an excuse to learn the Thriller dance this Halloween, but this is definitely your chance, as tens of thousands of people across the globe attempt to break the world record for the biggest number of zombies dancing simultaneously by dressing up and busting out the moves to Michael Jackson's spooky classic. The dance takes place in Covent Garden Piazza at 10pm, and there are classes at Pineapple Studios beforehand so that you know the iconic routine before you get there. Register in advance on the Thrill the World London website for more information.

Covent Garden Piazza, Oct 25

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