Wondering what to do with your lovely full bank account after payday, or wondering how to survive a horribly skint weekend because (like us) you have to wait until Monday for your top-up? Either way we’ve got you covered because this weekend is full of fabulous, proud, colourful events to suit all budgets. Here’s a guide to some of the great things going on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Swap the rabbit hole for a coal mine at Beth Steel’s new drama Wonderland, Hampstead Theatre.
Explore the power of the Bridge and how they can influence and inspire us, Museum of London Docklands.
Step inside the giant marshmallow-like structure for cinema, theatre and debates at the Serpentine Galleries Pavilion, Kensington Gardens.
By George! Enjoy a family day out eighteenth-century-style at the Georgian Family Festival, Kensington Palace.
Get on your bike for the Critical Mass mass bike ride: starts at the Southbank Centre at 6/6.30pm.
There’s a free gig from Voodoo Love Orchestra on the South Bank, too.
Treat your taste buds at Tottenham Green Market in north-east London.
Make a racquet for the Wimbledon Championships, All England Lawn Tennis Club. Ace! (Games are being shown on big screens around the city.)
Cover yourself if coloured powder at Holi-inspired Festival of Colours, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford.
Cook up a feast at a free cooking class with José Pizarro, Bermondsey Street.
Have a Fiesta in the Fields, with music, street food and plenty of booze at London Fields Brewery.
Chat to a stranger at Talk to Me London and Time Out’s Talk Bar, South Bank.
Dance your way over to The Rambert Event, Rambert Dance Company, South Bank.
Go bonkers for Wonka at a ‘Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory’ sing-a-long at The Prince Charles Cinema.
Music, martial arts and racing dragons at the London Dragon Boat Festival, London Regatta Centre, Royal Albert Docks.
Massive orchestra, soloists and choir as the Philharmonia Orchestra perform Mahler‘s Eighth Symphony, Royal festival Hall.
Or why not…
Try out the clever cocktails at Peg & Patriot, Town Hall, Bethnal Green.
And don’t forget the best of the blog…
★ Four London restaurants set in old toilets
★ Scream tea: the London Dungeon opens a rat café
★ Get on board: snap up your chance to spend a night in A Room For London
★ Seven kind-hearted projects in London to melt your hear
★ These clever benches are the opposite of anti-homeless spikes