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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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Things to do, Sport events

London Marathon

icon-location-pin Various London locations, London

If you’re not a born athlete, join the crowds lining the world-famous 26.2-mile route. We recommend Tower Bridge, Embankment and the teary finish line on The Mall.

Uniqlo Tate Lates
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Things to do, Late openings

Uniqlo Lates at Tate Modern

icon-location-pin Tate Modern, South Bank

Tate Modern’s late-night shindig returns, this time celebrating wacky sculptor Franz West. As well as viewing heaps of modern art, you can discover pro-LGBT+ performances, textile-making classes, pin-badge workshops, a pun-based pub quiz and artist talks – then go dance to tunes from NTS Radio.

Restaurants, Chinese

Restaurant of the week: Kaki

icon-location-pin Pentonville

At this Sichuan restaurant in King’s Cross, enjoy bold flavours and portions that’ll make you wish you’d brought ten friends.

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Things to do, Festivals


icon-location-pin Castle Square, Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle

For once, we recommend not skipping the gym this weekend. This two-day fitness festival features R&B yoga from Gymbox, a Ministry of Sound ’80s fitness class, over-60s cheerleading and healthy treats for anyone flagging.

Things to do, Festivals

Fertility Fest 2019

icon-location-pin Barbican Centre, Barbican

Yup, it’s an entire festival about fertility. The headline show is ‘Avalanche: A Love Story’ (Saturday April 27-May 12)
for which Maxine Peake stars in an adaptation of Julia Leigh’s IVF memoir.

Things to do, Markets and fairs

Dulwich Spring Market

icon-location-pin St Barnabas Parish Hall, Dulwich Village

There’ll be 60 independent traders at the SoLo Craft Fair in Dulwich Village, so head down to pick up jewellery, ceramics and candles. If that isn’t enough, there’ll be free sweets.

William Eggleston 'Untitled' (c. 1977) © Eggleston Artistic Trust. Image courtesy of Eggleston Artistic Trust and David Zwirner

William Eggleston: ‘2¼’

icon-location-pin David Zwirner, Mayfair

This is an exhibition of perfectly lit photographs of America by a true master of the form. It doesn’t matter whether he’s shooting a car or a person, Eggleston always creates beauty and unease.

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Things to do, Markets and fairs

Classic Car Boot Sale

icon-location-pin Granary Square, King's Cross

Traders flog all manner of wares – including vintage clothing and craft beer – from some very handsome pre-1989 vehicles.

Vaisakhi Festival
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Things to do, Festivals

Vaisakhi Festival

icon-location-pin Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden

This celebration of the Sikh New Year will bring thousands of revellers to Trafalgar Square. Expect talks, traditional food and turban-tying as well as a jam-packed programme of live performances and kirtan (spiritual music).

Things to do, Quirky events

Rave of Thrones

icon-location-pin Electric Brixton, Brixton

Take your fandom to another level at this enormous, immersive ‘GoT’ dance party, featuring blizzard machines, impromptu sword battles and Hodor himself on the DJ decks. Hodor!

Film, Drama


Wolfgang Fischer’s highly intelligent movie is a taut moral thriller about a woman on a dream trip that takes a horrifying turn. It’s a masterful, nail-biting watch.

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Theatre, Drama

‘Three Sisters’

icon-location-pin Almeida Theatre, Barnsbury

Chekhov’s classic play is directed at the Almeida by rising star Rebecca Frecknall. Patsy Ferran, Pearl Chanda and Ria Zmitrowicz are stunning siblings.


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