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Things to do in London this weekend

Need Easter plans this weekend? These are some of the best Friday, Saturday and Sunday activities in London that'll get you all eggsited.
Martin Pettitt
By Time Out London Things To Do, Alexandra Sims and Angela Hui |
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Happy four-day weekend people! Easter's here and it's going to be a cracking weekend in London. Whether you're looking for chocolate goodies all around King’s Road at Maître Choux's Easter Egg Éclair hunt, chowing down on incredible street food at The InKerbator Easter Weekender or sinking steins at Ally Pally's huge German beer-a-thon Springfest, your Easter weekend is going to eggstraordinary (sorry).

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What’s on this weekend?

Dot Alma
Things to do, Markets and fairs

Queer Clothes Swap

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Want to switch up your wardrobe without making a dent in your bank balance? You can exchange your pre-loved gems with others at this monthly clothes swap that's LGBT+ friendly, gender-neutral and totally judgement-free.

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Things to do, Quirky events

Christathon XII

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This crucifixion-themed charity pub crawl is now an annual staple of the long weekend. Participants dress like Jesus and visit a string of Biblically named pubs, starting at The Trinity on Borough High Street. 

Things to do, Food and drink events

The InKerbator Easter Weekender

icon-location-pin Southbank Centre Food Market, South Bank
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Top street-food traders will battle it out in front of a panel of industry judges. There'll be a veritable buffet of £5 dishes to feast, including vegan Thai from Greedy Khao, Aztec cuisine from MexiKings and dishes direct out of Manila from Turo Turo. 

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Things to do, Food and drink events

Street Eats Halal Food Festival

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Halal Gem's flagship food festival is returning for a third year, filling Old Spitalfields MArket with Oli Baba's halloumi fries, Band of Burgers' macaroni lollies and Only Jerkin's ginger-beer-battered fried chicken. 

Things to do, Food and drink events

Haze 4 Days Micro-Beer Festival

icon-location-pin Brewery Market, Twickenham
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Twickenham's first ever micro beer festival is dedicated to what hopheads call the ‘haze craze’. Expect everything from NEIPAs (unfiltered IPA) to double IPAs - any beer, as long as it's cloudier than the London sky on an April weekend. 

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Things to do, Quirky events

Rollervibe Bank Holiday Monday

icon-location-pin The Steelyard, Bank
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Strap on your skates for an evening on wheels. There'll be DJ performances, jumbo Jenga, giant Connect4 and food provided by the Suya Factory. Ability to actually rollerskate not included. 

Hito Steyerl Installation view. Design by Ayham Ghraowi, Developed by Ivaylo Getov Courtesy of the Artist, Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York) and Esther Schipper Gallery (Berlin) Photograph: © 2019 readsreads.info
Art

Show of the Week: Hito Steyerl: ‘Power Plants’

icon-location-pin Serpentine Gallery, Knightsbridge
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Social inequality made visible and lushly beautiful. Steyerl mixes nature and data to shocking effect. Above all, it looks incredible. 

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Things to do, Festivals

Homerton International Festival of Beer and Bar Snacks

icon-location-pin The Adam & Eve, Fitzrovia
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That's right, that often-overlooked culinary delight – the bar snack – has its own five-day festival, and it's fast becoming an Easter staple. This year, What The Fattoush will be serving an array of Middle Eastern inspired vegan cuisine, with White Men Can't Jerk providing Caribbean fusion BBQ food. There's a huge list of beers on offer, too, as well as DJ sets from Lias Saudi of Fat White Family, seminal post-punks A Certain Ratio, highly praised South London band Goat Girl and regular Adam & Eve party starters and record hoarders 7 Inches Of Bliss.

Things to do, Markets and fairs

So Last Century Vintage Market

icon-location-pin The Mansion, Beckenham
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The inimitably named vintage market returns, with stalls full of maps, prints, furniture, collectable decor, ‘kitchenalia’, vintage fashion, and so on and so on and so on.

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Shesus & The Sistas - Hackney Showroom
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Things to do, Quirky events

Shesus and the Sistas

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Round off your Easter Sunday in gender-binary-smashing fashion, at a show where Jesus is a drag king, the nuns are (real) twins, and the reason for their divine intervention is to heal the world of patriarchy. 

Theatre, Circuses

‘A Simple Space’

icon-location-pin Underbelly Festival, South Bank
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This stripped-back Aussie circus show returns to headlines Underbelly Festival. It's great fun, heavy on the skill, light on bells and whistles.

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Things to do, Food and drink events

Maître Choux Easter Éclair Hunt

icon-location-pin King's Rd and Kensington High St, London
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If you fancy something a little more bougie than a chocolate egg. Maître Choux will be hiding mini éclairs all around the King's Road over the Easter weekend. Those lucky enough to find one can redeem it in store for a tasty (and full size) dark chocolate éclair.

Theatre, Drama

‘Toast’

icon-location-pin The Other Palace, St James's Park
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This show turns the spotlight on the tragedy-tinged childhood of food writer Nigel (Gary Cooper) in the 1960s West Midlands. It's a well-seasoned show.

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Bar of the Week: Lyaness

icon-location-pin South Bank

The ‘World's Best Bar’ Dandelyan makes way for Lyaness. Go and experience ‘Purple Pineapple’ and then never look back. 

Venue says Lyaness is the brand new bar from the award-winning Mr Lyan and team.

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Restaurants, Indian

Gunpowder

icon-location-pin Bermondsey

A second outing for the Indian small-plates restaurant. Go for the duck leg. And parsnip crisps. Oh, and the duck leg. 

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Film, Drama

Loro

A heady portrait of the life of former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi. Go for a racy political satire with shades of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’.

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Joan Snyder 'Proserpina' (2013) Image courtesy of the artist and BlainSouthern. Photo: Fionn Reilly
Art

Joan Snyder: ‘Rosebuds & Rivers’

icon-location-pin Blainsouthern, Mayfair
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Gorgeous abstract paintings that are thick and gloopy. These are textured, stunning works of contemporary art. 

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Carolina Faruolo
© Carolina Faruolo
Things to do, Festivals

Homerton International Festival of Beer and Bar Snacks

icon-location-pin The Adam & Eve, Fitzrovia
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That's right, that often-overlooked culinary delight – the bar snack – has its own five-day festival, and it's fast becoming an Easter staple. This year, What The Fattoush will be serving an array of Middle Eastern inspired vegan cuisine, with White Men Can't Jerk providing Caribbean fusion BBQ food. There's a huge list of beers on offer, too, as well as DJ sets from Lias Saudi of Fat White Family, seminal post-punks A Certain Ratio, highly praised South London band Goat Girl and regular Adam & Eve party starters and record hoarders 7 Inches Of Bliss.

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