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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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© London Marathon Ltd
Things to do, Sport events

London Marathon

icon-location-pin Various London locations, London
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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.

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Uniqlo Tate Lates
© Dan Weill
Things to do, Late openings

Uniqlo Lates at Tate Modern

icon-location-pin Tate Modern, South Bank
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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.

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Kaki
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

EleFit

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

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Things to do, Festivals

Fertility Fest 2019

icon-location-pin Barbican Centre, Barbican
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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.

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Things to do, Markets and fairs

Dulwich Spring Market

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

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

William Eggleston: ‘2¼’

icon-location-pin David Zwirner, Mayfair
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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
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Traders flog all manner of wares – including vintage clothing and craft beer – from some very handsome pre-1989 vehicles.

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Vaisakhi Festival
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Things to do, Festivals

Vaisakhi Festival

icon-location-pin Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden
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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).

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Things to do, Quirky events

Rave of Thrones

icon-location-pin Electric Brixton, Brixton
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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!

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Film, Drama

Styx

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
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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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