Things to do in London this Sunday

Forget about your day of rest with our tips for what to do this Sunday in London

Finish your weekend in style with our guide to the best entertainment, events and places to go in London this Sunday, featuring an array of fantastic ideas that show the city at its best on this day of rest.

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Red Bull Soapbox Race

If you've ever watched 'Cool Runnings' and thought that flinging yourself down a hill in a colourful wagon looks like the best fun ever then this is one for you. Over the past few months, 70 teams from across the country have been busy planning and busy building in order to fulfil their need for speed in this real soapbox race. Set in the hilly grounds of Alexandra Palace, last year's competitors raced in all sorts, including a VW Camper, a full bathroom suite and a giant Usain Bolt. Get your hands on one of thousands of spectator tickets to the event and witness one of north London's most spectacular pile-ups.

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Alexandra Palace Sunday July 12 2015
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Hyper Japan

Japanophiles in the know who can’t stretch to an airfare buy a tube ticket to North Greenwich instead and get their fix at Hyper Japan. What can you expect? The whole package: Hyper Japan embraces both authentic, traditional elements of Japanese culture and emerging trends, offering everything from food to fashion plus live music and cosplay. There’s sushi, sake and street food to sample and exponents of anime and manga to check out. Technology stands will be showcasing cutting edge inventions too.

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The O2 Friday July 10 2015 - Sunday July 12 2015
3

Bastille Festival

Weekend plans lacking a certain je ne sais quoi? This celebration in and around Borough Market of all things Français for the country's national day will feature all sorts of activities, foods, games and performances from across the channel. Play some boules or petanque, chop up watermelon using a guillotine and enjoy plenty of bread, cheese and wine at the many tasting sessions. The party will round off with the open-air Bal Populaire (6-10pm), so your evening will be filled with dancing and Gallic merriment.

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Borough Market Sunday July 12 2015 Free
4

Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years

Can you condense 20 years of collecting art into a coherent and engaging exhibition? Let alone capture the spirit of two philanthropic collectors and still be representative of two decades of art history? This show, which celebrates the passion, commitment and dedication to contemporary art of London residents Anita and Poju Zabludowicz, does just that. Of the 3,000 works they’ve amassed, only a small percentage is actually on show at the Zabludowicz Collection’s home in a former Methodist church in Chalk Farm. But it makes for a compelling snapshot of London’s art scene.

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Zabludowicz Collection Thursday July 9 2015 - Sunday August 16 2015 Free
5

Al Murray the Pub Landlord's Southbank Saloon

Critics' choice

Mr Al Murray The Pub Landlord is back on the south bank, at the London Wonderground, having a crack at the variety circuit. He's acting as ringmaster for this mix of comedy, cabaret and music. He's a national treasure, and still one of the finest character comedians this country has ever produced. All hail to the ale! 

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London Wonderground Friday July 10 2015 - Sunday July 12 2015
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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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Comments

5 comments
George S
George S

Please recheck the Sunday Love event because I already booked 2 tickets for this Sunday the 15th, only to find out that the event starts on the 22nd of February! 

Nadia
Nadia

I like these ideas there very fun things to iv been on other webs and they give you rubbish plans unlike this website there very very interesrting so ill give a 4 star

Ali
Ali

PS my favorite Sunday haunt is Church Street in Stoke Newington - Turkish coffee, fresh juices, mediterranean breakfasts and vintage clothes. Also an old school DVD rental shop with the discs arranged by director, not 'category', for that afternoon veg out.