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Things to do in London this week

Discover the biggest and best things to do in London over the next seven days
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By Alexandra Sims |

Is the week ahead looking quiet? Not any more. Head out in to the city and get a load of the hottest happenings taking place right now. You’ll be begging for a night off by Sunday, trust us. Here's our pick of the newest restaurant openings, the best new museum shows and the latest art exhibitions, plus out-of-the-way events and gigs you really won't want to miss. Let us be your social lifesaver for the next seven days. And if you’ve got a tip for something fun going on in London, tweet us your suggestion and help spread the word.

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Scandinavian Spring Fair
Things to do, Markets and fairs

Scandinavian Spring Market

icon-location-pin Albion Street, Rotherhithe

Thank fika for this Nordic market selling all sorts of Scandi snacks, crafts, homeware and toys to help you get your hygge fix. 


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Things to do, Consumer shows and conventions

Fair: Ceramic Art London

icon-location-pin Central Saint Martins, King's Cross

See heaps of beautiful ceramics made by 90 of the world's best potters at this earthenware fair. Buy pieces straight from their clay-worn hands, join drop-in making workshops and watch sparks fly at an outdoor kiln.

Restaurants, British

Restaurant of the week: 12:51

icon-location-pin Islington

Chef James Cochran has created dazzling food in a super-chilled space on Upper Street. Indulge in savagely good plates of roast venison, chive-flecked Jerusalem artichokes and meaty croquettes. 

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Things to do, Festivals

Holi Colour Dance Party

icon-location-pin Swiss Cottage Park, Swiss Cottage

Watch rainbow powder fly at this bash to mark India’s Festival of Colours. Have a cathartic powder-pelting session before dancing to Bollywood DJs and charging back up with some Indian street food.

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Theatre, Drama

Show of the week: ‘Betrayal’

icon-location-pin Harold Pinter Theatre, Soho

Go for the star-studded cast including Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox, but stay for Jamie Lloyd’s direction of Pinter’s great play which will absolutely blow your mind.

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Photographer: Dave Morgan, Artwork © Anish Kapoor, courtesy Lisson Gallery

Exhibition of the week: Anish Kapoor

icon-location-pin Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, Ealing


Anish Kapoor has packed a whole load of really shiny things into a very fancy Ealing manor house. Think cubes, discs, globes, and squares polished to glistening perfection, with you the viewer in every single one of them. 

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Film, Horror

Film of the week: 'Us'

The latest psychological horror from Jordan Peele (‘Get Out’) stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke as a couple who take their kids on a beach break that is far from sunshine and sandcastles. 

Things to do, Classes and workshops

Festival: Delight & Disgust

icon-location-pin Institute of Making, Bloomsbury

Have a go at mozzarella-stretching, deodorant-making, coprolite turd-polishing and learn more about ASMR and hygiene at this public open day exploring materials that sicken and seduce the senses.

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Bars and pubs, Breweries

Bar of the week: Hackney Church Brew Co

icon-location-pin Hackney

The Hackney Church Brew Co have transformed a railway arch into a buzzy bar where you can while away an afternoon sampling beers made for the sesh.

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Theatre, Drama

Theatre: ‘The Twilight Zone’

icon-location-pin Ambassadors Theatre, Covent Garden

Anne Washburn's smart and funny show is an adaptation of the classic sci-fi series. Staying true to Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson's original stories, she playfully acknowledges their inherent camp.

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Things to do, Markets and fairs

Finnish Spring Fair

icon-location-pin The Finnish Church in London, Rotherhithe

Can’t make Saturday’s Scandi market? No problem. This fair lasts three generous days and is packed with Moomin products and traditional Finnish arts and crafts pieces. Don’t leave without a visit to the Finnish-style outdoor barbecue.

Andy Parsons
Theatre, Fringe

Performance: ‘I Need to Cher’

icon-location-pin Euston

Do you believe in the goddess of pop? Then you need this Cher appreciation night featuring lip-syncing, wrestling and glam dress-up in your life. Curly wigs encouraged. 

Copyright the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles

Exhibition: 'Jonathan Horowitz: Pre-Fall '17'

icon-location-pin Sadie Coles HQ, Soho

American artist Jonathan Horowitz makes art that expertly attacks consumerism. It’s complicated work with so much happening at once, but it’s also seriously rewarding.

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