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Things to do today in London: Saturday Sep 21 2019

By Charlie Allenby
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Not sure what to do on this sunny Saturday? Make the most of the good weather and head to one of London’s best parks to catch the last of the summer sun. Or, get involved in one of these five unmissable things to do.

1. Open House London

More than 800 locations are opening their doors for this year’s Open House London weekend. While some of the big draws (10 Downing St, the US Embassy) sold out long ago, there are still some cracking architectural wonders to explore. Various venues.

2. Blackhorse Makers Market

It may seem like robots are taking over the world, but people are still making things the good ol’ fashion way at Walthamstow’s wood and metal workshop. Discover some custom creations and enjoy food and drink from Wood Street Coffee. Blackhorse Workshop. Tube: Blackhorse Rd. 10am-3pm. Free entry.

3. Peckham Kilo Sale

Bag yourself a whole new wardrobe without it costing the earth (figuratively and literally). A kilo of well-picked wares costs just £15, so you can get some new garms with change from a twenty! Peckham Springs. Peckham Rye Overground. 11am-5pm. Free entry.

4. Bascule Chamber Concerts

Get treated to performances from the Apartment House ensemble, poetry by Birdspeed and a new commission by Fiona Foo Pui-Yee that uses ‘found objects’ from the Thames itself in one of London’s most atmospheric venues. South Bascule Chamber, Tower Bridge. Tube: London Bridge. From £30. Book tickets and see schedule here.

5. ‘A Doll’s House’

Ibsen’s masterpiece has been rewritten as a postcolonial parable by the talented Tanika Gupta. The show draws similarities to its 1879 original, and Anjana Vasan is terrifically good as heroine Niru. Lyric Hammersmith. Tube: Hammersmith. Prices vary. Book here.

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