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Things to do in London this Saturday

Enjoy the best day (and night) of the week with our guide to Saturday fun in London

Village Green Market
By Time Out London Things To Do |

Saturday: a day of the week so uniquely brilliant that Elton John, Nick Drake and, uh, Whigfield all wrote songs about it. There are loads of incredible things to do in London, and whether you plan to spend your Saturday dancing, drinking, shopping or broadening your cultural horizons, we've got you covered with our pick of the day's best events. 

RECOMMENDED: Find more things to do in London this Friday and this Sunday

Walthamstow Marshes blackberries
Ben Rowe
Things to do, Festivals

National Park City Festival

icon-location-pin Various London locations, London

A brand new wild swimming lake spot in a south-east
London park. Go and feel alive after a chilly front crawl and get some mud between your toes.

Scariest London Scenes Hellraiser
Things to do, Markets and fairs

Camden Film Fair

icon-location-pin Electric Ballroom, Camden Town

Movie buffs can pick up film posters, DVDs and vintage collectables, and take a selfie with Nicholas Vince (‘Hellraiser’),
at this cult movie fair.

Lambeth Country Show
Things to do

Lambeth Country Show

icon-location-pin Brockwell Park, Herne Hill

Sheep-shearing, potent cider and live music are back in Brixton. Catch reggae from Dawn Penn, a mini farm and the vegetable competition – the queue is worth it, promise.

Voist ltd.
Things to do, Food and drink events

Mindful Drinking Festival

icon-location-pin Spitalfields Market, Spitalfields

Forget tomorrow’s hangover. Glug back low-ABV beer, wine and craft sodas at this drinking fest.

Alberto Blasetti
Things to do, Food and drink events

Carbonara Day

icon-location-pin Mudchute Park and Farm, Isle of Dogs

Twirl and slurp your way through a variety of carby carbonara creations from some of the top chefs from around the world. Spend the day gorging on the silky, cheesy stuff and browse around local goods from food producers.

Olafur Eliasson 'Your uncertain shadow' (2010) © Olafur Eliasson

Show of the Week: Olafur Eliasson: ‘In Real Life’

icon-location-pin Tate Modern, Bankside

Awe-inspiring installations based on nature, light and the elements. It will scare you, elate you and make you recycle.

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Fez Mangal
© Jael Marschner
Restaurants, Turkish

Fez Mangal

icon-location-pin Ladbroke Grove

A no-frills restaurant with a constant queue, Fez Mangal is a neighbourhood favourite for mixed-grill platters and fantastically good falafel.  Oh, and it’s BYO with no corkage fee. Brilliant for a bargain dinner.

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Things to do, Food and drink events

Fourpure Taproom Launch Party

icon-location-pin Fourpure Brewery, Bermondsey

Sip on a delicious pint or two from the craft beer legends at Fourpure Brewing Co. They're opening their brand-new Basecamp taproom with a bang, choose from 43 taps, dance along to live music and tuck into hot dogs from Oh My Dog!

Movies on the River

Movies on the River

icon-location-pin Tower Millennium Pier, Tower Hill

Take open-air cinema to the next level at Movies on the River. Cruise along the Thames on the top deck of a boat and watch ‘The Greatest Showman’.

Sushisamba, Covent Garden, London
Restaurants, Fusion

Sushisamba Covent Garden

icon-location-pin Covent Garden

A second branch of Sushisamba in Covent Garden. At this Japanese-Peruvian-Brazillian fusion restaurant where chefs do wacky things like put mozzarella in your sushi and serve your Kobe with mustard.

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