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Things to do in London this weekend

Find the best things to do in London this weekend.

Check out our pick of the best things to do this weekend, from eating out, seeing a show and shopping, to family activities and fun events.  

Things to do this Friday 

Layton Williams and other cast members dancing on stage in Everybody's Talking About Jamie.

Return to the theatre

Head to London's West End for Friday night show. Bag a seat for coming-of-age musical Everybody's Talking about Jamie, see a pop-filled take on the tale of Henry VIII’s wives with SIX The Musical, be transported into a murder mystery at Agatha Christie's long-running play The Mousetrap, or see a stage adaptation of the much-loved film with Amélie The Musical.

Plan ahead for more top musicals in London.

Celebrate London restaurants

Catch up with friends and family by booking a spot at your favourite London eatery. If you’re looking for something a little different or are dining with kids, check out these quirky restaurants or family-friendly foodie spots.

Discover outdoor attractions

Prep your shades, apply a spray of sunscreen and enjoy a leisurely Friday exploring London’s great outdoors. Whether strolling in famous parks, discovering gardens bursting with flowers, or enjoying the many fun outdoor activities and attractions, it’s a great chance to hang out with friends and family you’ve not seen since lockdown.

Things to do this Saturday

A lady, wearing a face covering, holds an exhibition catalogue while  staring up at artwork. More of Van Gogh's works are projected onto the walls behind. 

Explore London’s new exhibitions

Get your culture fix with new and returning exhibitions across the city. Check out what's on at top museums and galleries, including an immersive step into Van Gogh’s works with Van Gogh Alive at Kensington Gardens and the Natural History Museum’s look at the wonders of animals' almost wizard-like skills at Fantastic Beasts. With even more displays opening in the coming weeks, you’ll want to make a list…

Shop till you drop

It's time to refresh your wardrobe for summer! Head to London's top shopping destinations, browse department stores, or find high-street names in shopping centres.

Treat yourself to an afternoon tea 

Complete your Saturday with a decadent afternoon tea. Whether you prefer to dig into a traditional display, are more into unusual afternoon teas or even want to eat aboard a bus, London's top afternoon tea spots have reopened with new menus and tasty treats.

What to do on Sunday

 
The Tower of London, on a clear, bright day, with grass in the foreground and a large tree to the right. 

Tick off London’s top attractions

Plan an epic day out at the capital's top attractions, from crossing the walkway at Tower Bridge, to hearing historic tales at the Tower of London, hanging out with celebs at Madame Tussauds or mastering the world of wizardry at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.

Join a sightseeing tour with live entertainment

Be entertained by West End performers as you spot icons such as the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London from an open-top bus. Join this special evening tour of London accompanied by theatre show tunes; the perfect way for theatre-lovers to see the sights.

Pick up goodies at a Sunday market

Pick up a bunch of flowers or plants for your home at Columbia Road Flower Market this Sunday, or seek out art, antiques and vintage clothing at more Sunday markets; with a pit stop or two with some street food and drinks along the way.

For more ideas, see what’s on in London, including things to do each month and key events. And make sure to download the Visit London app to find more ideas on the go.