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Things To Do This Weekend in London

Friday 26 - Sunday 21 October 2018

Are you looking for ideas for what to do in London this weekend? Check out our pick of the best things to do in London this weekend.

Whether you want to see a hot new show, catch the latest exhibition or spend a fun family day out in the capital, discover what’s on in London this weekend with our guide.

Things to do on Friday 

Natural History Museum ice rink

Get your skates on in the east lawn of the Natural History Museum as its popular ice rink opens this weekend with thousands of fairy lights and a spectacular Christmas tree. After your session, warm up with a hot chocolate at Hotel Chocolat’s rink-side stand, or visit the museum’s Café Bar. Read more

Cézanne Portraits at National Portrait Gallery

Explore some of the French artist’s most impressive works with Cézanne Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery. See how Cézanne’s distinctive style influenced later generations of avant-garde artists through more than 50 portraits of himself, his wife and his acquaintances. Read more

Coronet International Festival at Print Room at The Coronet

Discover an exciting month-long programme of events as the Coronet International Festival opens at The Coronet theatre. Spanning performance to visual art, circus to poetry, the festival opens with Bells and Spells, an eclectic mix of comedy, magic and dance by choreographer Victoria Thierrée Chaplin, the daughter of Charlie Chaplin. Read more

Things to do on Saturday

Halloween in London

From haunted pubs to mysterious attractions, get ready for a terrific Halloween in London. Find the spookiest things to do in the capital with our guide to the best Halloween weekend events. Highlights include cemetery tours, creepy castle sleepovers and pop-up horror film screenings. Read more

London Mela presents: Colours Festival of Fire and Light at Wembley Park

Celebrate Guy Fawkes night and Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, at a vibrant party with the Colours Festival of Fire and Light at Wembley Park. Inspired by London’s cultural diversity, the festival brings together the best of the two festivities, with an Asian food market, a lantern procession, live music and a dazzling firework finale. Read more

Museums at Night

Soak up some culture after dark as many London museums and galleries stay open after hours with special exhibits for Museums at Night. Choose between quirky workshops, Halloween-themed events and family-friendly activities. Read more

Things to do on Sunday

Six Day London at Lee Valley VeloPark

Join in the grand finale of Six Day London, as the world’s best professional cyclists compete against a backdrop of great music and entertainment. Take the chance to step into the spectacular Lee Valley VeloPark, and see some of the biggest names in cycling. Read more

Paddington’s Pop-Up London

Spot Paddington at pop-up book installations around the city with Paddington’s Pop-Up London. Celebrate the release of Paddington 2, in cinemas on 10 November, as the much-loved bear appears in iconic London locations. Snap a photo with him and share it with #PaddingtonsPopUp for the chance to win cool prizes. Read more

My Name is Prince at The O2

Retrace the story of a legendary performer with My Name is Prince at The O2. Celebrate Prince’s talent through hundreds of artifacts from Paisley Park, his famous Minnesota mansion, plus iconic instruments, stage outfits, and hand-written song lyrics. Read more

This Week's Offers

Half-term offers and hot tickets

This October half-term, save more than 38% on top family-friendly attractions and theatre shows when booking in advance, from the Coca-Cola London Eye to The View From The Shard and The Lion King. Book now