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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 |
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
Art

Exhibition of the week: Anish Kapoor

icon-location-pin Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, Ealing
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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. 

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Things to do, Classes and workshops

Festival: Delight & Disgust

icon-location-pin Institute of Making, Bloomsbury
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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
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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
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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.

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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. 

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Copyright the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles
Art

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

icon-location-pin Sadie Coles HQ, Soho
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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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