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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

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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

Things to do, Festivals

Fiesta de Mexico

icon-location-pin Guildhall Yard, City of London

Guildhall Yard will be covered in papel picado bunting for this fiesta. Gorge on tacos and tamales and sip on agave cocktails then watch mariachi bands and lycra-filled Lucha Libre wrestling shows. Salud!

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Things to do, Food and drink events

Hackney Brewery Summer Session

icon-location-pin Geffrye Museum, Hoxton

Sip on craft beer from ten  UK breweries, plus get some natural wine and cocktails on tap at the east London brewery’s boozy birthday celebration.

Things to do, Markets and fairs

River Walk Market

icon-location-pin Battersea Power Station, Battersea

Besides the Thames and in the shadow of Battersea Power Station, the setting couldn’t be better for this indie food market. Stock up on independent produce, tuck in street food, browse craft stalls and listen to live music. 

Photograph: Antony Jones
Things to do, Food and drink events

Just Eat Food Fest

icon-location-pin 93 Feet East, Brick Lane

On your marks, get set, eat! Everyone's favourite takeaway service Just Eat is back for another food fest in Shoreditch. Bringing together their best restaurant partners and concocting dishes with an ‘immersive twist’. Eat up!

Restaurants, Contemporary European

Restaurant of the Week: Xier

icon-location-pin Marylebone

An innovative tasting-menu restaurant in Marylebone. Because, admit it, you love food more than the person sitting next to you and this is complex, meticulous food that's been designed not just to impress, but to stun you into submission. 

Things to do, Film events

The Ultimate Harry Potter Marathon

icon-location-pin Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square

Calling all muggles and wizards! Head to Prince Charles Cinema for an all-night Harry Potter marathon. Starting with 'Philosopher's Stone' at 8.30pm and will run right through the night until 5.25am the next day, come watch if you think you're wiz-ard enough.

Movies on the River

Movies on the River

icon-location-pin Tower Millennium Pier, Tower Hill

Catch the mother of all chick flicks ‘When Harry Met Sally’ on a boat tonight. Float along the River Thames, take in London's sights and sounds on this unique cinematic experience.

David Shrigley 'Hello There' (2012) Video still. Image courtesy of Stephen Friedman Gallery © The artist

Show of the Week: ‘Dog Show’

icon-location-pin Southwark Park Galleries, Bermondsey

Contem-paw-ary art chosen by cultured canines. Hounds down, this show is the Shih Tzu. Raise a glass to the world's best bitches. 

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Things to do, Quirky events

7UP Fido Dido House

icon-location-pin 6a Langley St, Covent Garden

Take a chill pill and give yourself some much deserved ‘me-time’ at 7UP's chilled out pop-up. To celebrate their 90th birthday they'll be inviting guests to hang out in a hammock, watch artists doodle and listen to soothing music whilst you sip on free fizzy drinks. 

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Photograph: Peckham BMX
Things to do, Classes and workshops

BMX Taster Sessions

icon-location-pin The Old Library, Camberwell

On yer bike! Learn how to flair and flatspin from the pros at this BMX cycling taster session. Bikes and helmets will be provided at the track and places are limited to 20 participants per slot. 

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