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.

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Battle Bridge

  • Free

Battle Bridge (better known as King's Cross these days) will be subjected to Roman invasion all over again at this event celebrating the legend of Boudicca’s links to N1. Granary Square and its surrounding area will be transformed into a Roman settlement, and anybody bold enough to face representatives of one of history’s most fearsome races will be rewarded with a whole battalion of immersive performances and activities. 

  1. Granary Square Granary Square, N1C 4AA
  2. Sat Aug 30 - Sun Aug 31
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Oval Space Music: Terrace Sundaes

  • Critics choice

Oval Space gives summer a big high five with the welcome return of its Sunday parties that make full use of the venue's considerable terrace. The music policy is broad but, as usual with Oval Space, of damn high quality, and loosely themed around slightly more relaxed Sunday sounds rather than full-on dancefloor mayhem. The sessions start at 2pm and finish at 9pm, meaning that you won't be (too) ropey if you need to head to work on Monday morning.

  1. Oval Space 29-32 The Oval, E2 9DT
  2. Sat Aug 30
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Liberty Festival

  • Free

London's deaf and disabled artists perform at this annual festival, which in 2014 takes place alongside National Paralympic Day at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Liberty is free to attend and showcases performances from the likes of 1940s-influenced dance troupe Moxie Brawl, digital music makers Heart n Soul, and aerial performers Rachel Freeman and Everybody Dance with a children's show on a giant spider web.

  1. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 2ST
  2. Sat Aug 30
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4

Teatime Wonder Game

You may think that a real-life version of 'Jumanji' is taking immersive events a bit too far, but this interactive performance, which invites you to become part of a surreal and mysterious game, might just convince you otherwise. Music, storytelling and gambling with some familiar characters will liven up an abandoned tea party as you try to follow what rules you're given and accept the challenges that present themselves in order to win the secret treasure. Any event that helps us to pretend we're in a movie starring Robin Williams is fine by us.

  1. Tea House Theatre 139 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5HL
  2. Sat Aug 30
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5

Chandon Lido

Moet Hennessy are throwing a luxury pool party to launch a new sparkling wine, Chandon, and everyone’s invited. The company are taking over Tooting Bec Lido, the UK's largest open-air pool, which is more than a century old. Ticket holders will be treated to an evening of DJs, synchronised swimming performances, ’50s-fashioned waitresses, pool volleyball, ice-cream sandwiches and, naturally, lashings of fizz. 

  1. Tooting Bec Lido Tooting Bec Rd, SW16 1RU
  2. Sat Aug 30
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