Five things to do this weekend

With the holidays on the horizon, festive events are nearing their peak. Here are a few ideas to fuel your weekend, with not all options being festive-focused.

Go see the ballet The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker. Ballet performed by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, London. Credit: Alastair Muir/Shutterstock

With music by Tchaikovsky, this performance is by the the Royal Ballet. This will definitely get you into the spirit of Christmas with a variety of stage designs and outfits. Tickets are £17, and £10 for school children.


Selfridges Christmas Market

Selfridges is always a popular shopping choice. Credit: Guy Bell/Shutterstock

Taking place in Edward Mews, the Selfridges Christmas Market houses a variety of street food that should cater to anyone’s taste. As well as this you can buy some more Christmas related things, such as flower wreaths and festive hampers. There are also a variety of hot drinks and alcohol. They do accept walk-ins, but there is a limited capacity so it may help to book a spot to assure that you can get in.


Visit an abstract art exhibition

“Drift, N1”, 1985, by Hervé Télémaque. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Chung/LNP/Shutterstock

Showcasing the works of Hervé Télémaque titled A Hopscotch of the Mind, the Serpentine South Gallery is in Kensington Gardens. Some of the art on display dates back as far as the 1950s, with other pieces being as recent as modern day. You can expect lots of colour and standout imagery throughout a variety of art mediums. Tickets are free but you have to book in advance.


Go on a pub crawl

People drinking. Credit: Gonzales Photo/Kenneth Nguyen/Pymca/Shutterstock

The Central London Pub Crawl Experience is an opportunity to see four bars and clubs for only £16.22 which also includes entry, two free shots at each venue and a discount for three drinks. This is a great opportunity to go out with friends or meet new ones.


Get brunch in a summer environment

DJ Booth. Credit: Soul Brother/Shutterstock

The Good Times Brunch takes place between 1-5pm and offers live music from various DJs, wings, fries and cocktails. Tickets to get in are £14.06 and include three free cocktails. They also have free hula necklaces, props and some giveaways throughout the afternoon.

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