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Things to do this weekend

By William De Sousa Oct 19, 2022
In the bowels on Hampton Court PalacePhoto: Tom Podmore/Unsplash

There are so many places to see and places to be especially in London. If you are spoilt for choice here are some suggestions for this weekend

Free Street Art Walking Tour

A tour guide shows the street art on a wall to a group of tourists. Anti-Brexit and political street art in London. Photo: Ana Fernandez/SOPA Images/Shutterstock

If you admire art and culture, then this is for you. Appreciate art at grass roots level as it tells stories of the struggles of the working classes in Britain over the last hundred years.

Expect to roll back the years as you discover the history of immigration into Brick Lane and how an area such as Shoreditch have changed to become the hub of culture and diversity that it is today.

London Literature Festival

Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks on the stage of a demonstration in Glasgow. Photo: Jon Super/AP/Shutterstock

Running over a 10-day period through to the 30th October, the London Literature Festival is back at the Southbank Centre this month.

It is the fifteenth edition of the festival and will be focusing on the state of our world’s climate and coincides with the world-exclusive launch of Greta Thunberg’s The Climate Book.

Over the 10 days there will be different literary stars speaking on a whole range of topics. Although some of the festival’s events will also be available to view via a livestream, your best bet is attending in person.

Halloween at Hampton Court Palace

Wide view of Hampton Court Palace. Photo: Nigel Howard/ANL/Shutterstock

During the spookiest time of the year, gather your friends to explore Henry VIII’s notoriously haunted palace.

Soak up the atmosphere as you head to Hampton Court and experience eerie portraits coming to life, or stop by the Council Chamber to take part in truly sinister séance.

Prepare yourself for a thrilling family-friendly adventure that you won’t forget.

Houseplant Festival

Museum of Garden History London England Museum of Garden History Photo: Ming Tang Evans/Shutterstock

The Garden Museum is back with its annual Houseplant Festival celebration where all plant lovers are welcome to gather to enjoy earth’s nature.

With workshops, talks, plant-swaps and more the festival celebrates all forms of greenery.

There will be plant sales so you can find something special to liven up your room whilst you’re there.

By William De Sousa

Sport Editor for the River 2022-23. I enjoy writing match reports and like to keep up with sports news mostly Football. @WDSJourno

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