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Things to do in London this weekend

People drinking and cheering at a long table during The Club Soda Mindful Drinking Festival 2020.
The Club Soda Mindful Drinking Festival 2020. Credits: Voist Ltd. Image courtesy of Club Soda Mindful Drinking Festival.
Find out what’s on in London this weekend with our guide to unmissable events.

Fill your London weekend with lots of cool things to do, from art festivals to quirky hangouts, fun family activities and more.

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Friday 17 January to Sunday 19 January

Things to do in London this Friday

Gingerline's TV Dinners at the Gingerline London Studio

A man holding a woman in a red dress, acting surprised during the Gingerline's TV Dinners at the Gingerline London Studio.

Are you up for some hard-fought competition with a foodie twist? Become part of Gingerline's TV Dinners game show and take on appetite-based tests and culinary savvy games as a team. Just a heads up, the four-course meal is not the only treat in store in this immersive experience... Book tickets to Gingerline's TV Dinners now.

Futuretense: Têtes de Pois at Queen Elizabeth Hall

Pop on some comfy kicks and join Têtes de Pois for a free night of jazz fusion and worldwide tones as part of Southbank Centre’s free, weekly Futuretense gigs. Get your weekend off to a groovy start as you dance to songs from the up-and-coming band’s new album, Framework.

Immersive Wolf of Wall Street Experience in City of London

A man standing on stage with money-like paper flowing around, while people surround him watching, in a red-lit room.

Jump right into the heart-pounding world of Jordan Belfort and his daily quest for greater wealth, in the immersive re-enaction of The Wolf of Wall Street. It's your last chance to catch this theatrical production spanning four-floors of storytelling and circus, as it comes to an end this weekend. Book tickets to The Wolf Of Wall Street now.

Things to do in London this Saturday

Rise at Olympic Way, Wembley Park

People standing with their arms raised up in the dark, with colourful background during Rise Brent 2020 opening evening at Olympic Way, Wembley Park.

Go on a family day out to Brent – The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2020 – before joining Rise, a breathtaking outdoor spectacle that continues the year-long celebrations. Learn more about the borough’s history as local artists create a free show fusing dance, light and music, all set against the iconic backdrop of Wembley Stadium.

English National Ballet 70th Anniversary Gala at the London Coliseum

Nothing screams "weekend escape" more than a dreamlike evening at the ballet. But this isn’t any old Saturday at the London Coliseum... Join the English National Ballet for its 70th Anniversary Gala celebrating the artists, musicians and more key figures who have been a part of its history, in a one-off spectacle mixing archive footage with live action.

Into the Night – Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art at Barbican Art Gallery

A girl looking at the colourful artworks during the Into The Night: Cabarets And Clubs In Modern Art exhibition.

Marvel at the eclectic styles of cabaret venues, clubs and cafes from the 1880s to 1960s, at the Barbican Art Gallery’s Into the Night – Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art exhibition before it closes on Sunday. Catch a glimpse of quirky interiors from trendy venues in cities spanning Paris to Mexico City, and be treated to live jazz in a 1920s-style club and cocktails in a Viennese-inspired bar.

What to do in London on Sunday

Winter Lights at Canary Wharf

A man standing among colourfully lit orbs during the Winter Lights Festival at Canary Wharf.

Still not over the fact the Christmas lights have come down? You can still fill your Insta feed with twinkling lights, as Winter Lights at Canary Wharf has only just begun. So, have your camera at the ready and follow a trail of 26 lit art pieces across the Docklands neighbourhood until 25 January.

January Blues Festival: Kirk Fletcher and Ben Poole at 100 Club

Oh the January blues… Switch them up for blues of the good kind at 100 Club’s January Blues Festival. On Sunday, tune into melodies crafted by one of the best Blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher, and emerging star Ben Poole. Book tickets to Kirk Fletcher and Ben Poole at 100 Club now.

Club Soda Mindful Drinking Festival at the Truman Brewery

A man talking passionately about drinks to an audience of two.

Doing dry January? This one’s for you. Have heaps of fun and enjoy guilt-free drinks at the Truman Brewery’s free Club Soda Mindful Drinking Festival. What is it exactly?! Prepare your taste buds for alcohol-free wine, beer, cider, kombucha and more, accompanied by talks, tastings and masterclasses. Let’s (soft) drink to that!

Best London offers this weekend

Steal great deals on top attractions, theatre shows, hotels, restaurants and more with our pick of special offers in London this weekend.  

The London Pass: get up to 20% off The London Pass to see London’s top attractions for less, when booking between 19 and 21 January. You’ll have a whole year to activate your pass from the date of purchase. Buy The London Pass now.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter: enjoy this magical offer with 15% off tickets on selected dates and times in January. Book Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter tickets now.  

The Woman in Black: reduced price tickets valid on all performances when booked by 15 February. Book tickets to The Woman in Black now.

Seeking more inspiration? Discover more events in London this weekend with our guide to what’s on, find things to do today or check out our London events calendar for must-see London festivals. If you’re in London this month, we’ve made things easy by rounding up the key things to do in January.