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Five things to do in London this weekend

By Harry Brogan Oct 14, 2021
The entrance of Tate Modern with a banner stating "Welcome to Tate Modern".Photo credit: Clifford/Unsplash

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further. Here are our suggestions for some of the things happening in London that cater to a range of interests.

Check out Tate Modern

With an ever-changing selection of displays on offer, there is never a bad time to visit Tate Modern. As one of London’s leading art museums (and free to enter) it is home to a large display of art from more contemporary pieces to formative art of the past that is still relevant today.

This weekend is your last chance to catch the abstract works of Sophie Taeuber-Arp, an inspirational artist who laid out the path for future artists back in 1920-30.

This is also the first weekend you can check out a room full of sea creature-mushroom hybrid inspired robots by artist Anicka Yi, who draws inspiration from the world around us ranging from humans, plants, and all the way down to micro-organisms.

David Bowie walking tour

For £15 adult tickets and £10 child tickets, you can go on the two-and-a-half-hour journey to see London through Bowie’s eyes this Saturday. Starting in Brixton and stopping off at his primary school, favourite hangouts and even clubs and venues that he had famous performances in, this is a must see for any fans of Bowie and his personas like Ziggy Stardust. However this can also be enjoyed by anyone with an appreciation for one of London’s most influential figures.

Get some wedding inspiration 

For those looking to tie the knot or those that just like planning ahead, check out the National Wedding Show at ExCel London and a few other locations this weekend. You can try on suits and dresses, and get ideas for a potential wedding or honeymoon. Adults can attend from £17, children from £9.50 and entry is free for under 10s.

Visit a film festival 

If you did not catch it last weekend, the BFI London Film Festival (LFF) is a must for any movie fans with tickets from £10. Taking place on the Southbank, this will be the 65th LFF and there should be something to suit everyone’s cinematic taste.

The closing film this Sunday will be The Tragedy of Macbeth, a unique spin on a Shakespearean classic by Joel Coen. Times will vary depending on the viewing, so double check film times before you show up!

Streatham Festival

Ending this Sunday, the Streatham Festival is truly the most varied event on this list. For lively music, films, comedy and even some classes (for example a photography workshop hosted by professionals) this event truly will have something for everyone. Tickets vary from free to paid-for depending on what you are looking for, so check out their website for pricing details.

By Harry Brogan

he/him | Third year journalism student @ Kingston. Soon to be running the social media accounts for The River from January, but for now I'm just a writer.

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