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52 ways to enjoy the sunshine in London this weekend

Photo: P1ay

[Photo: P1ay]

Well, hello there sunshine! This weekend is going to be a scorcher so make the most of it with our guide to what’s going on outdoors this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

All weekend

Dalston Street Feast

It’s The London Whisky Weekender, Oval Space, Bethnal Green. Pretty much does what it says on the tin. Well, the bottle.

Celebrate South Asian culture with comedy, cooking, music and fashion at Alchemy, Southbank.

Alright pet? Find a furry friend at the Pet Show, Earls Court, West Brompton.

Bi-monthly music festival Repeater is back at Shacklewell Arms, Dalston.

Tuck into tasty truck grub at outdoor food market Street Feast, Dalston.

It’s hard not to get excited about Wood FestivalBraziers Park, Wallingford.

Jump on the bus and grab a cold one on The Craft Beer Bus in London Fields.

Shimmy and shake it over to see what’s on at the London Burlesque Festival.

Who cares if it’s the weekend, get back to the office and watch David Brent & Foregone Conclusion Live, Hammersmith Apollo.

Bounce over to St James’s Park tube station for a Ping Pong Pop-Up.

Take a look at new photography exhibition David Lachapelle: Land Scape at Robilant + Voena, Green Park.

Check out a Museum at night: Apsley House, Hyde Park Corner or Public Service Broadcasting, Royal Air Force Museum.


Somerset House

Discounts, DJs and giveaways at the Spring Shopping Festival at Seven Dials and St Martin’s Courtyard.

Bag a bargain at the Jasper Conran Sample Sale, Parsons Green or Goat Spring Sample Sale, Catherine House Baker Street.

Check out a museum at night: Banknotes and Bullion, Bank of England Museum, Bank; Candlelight Tours, various venues; Goodbye Piccadilly, London Transport Museum; In Parenthesis, National Portrait Gallery; Somerset House, Somerset House; UCL Museums Murder Mystery, Darwin Lecture Theatre.

Gigs: Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, Roundhouse, Chalk Farm; Scott And Charlene’s Wedding, The Lexington, Clerkenwell; Lemar, Jazz Cafe, Camden, or 27 more


Love Brunch

Get drunk on sunshine at Love Brunch‘s champagne-fueled rooftop party, The Roof Gardens, Kensington.

Find some filthy fun at new club night Cock Tropicana, Dalston Superstore.

Party outside at Krankbrother Day and Night Terrace Party, Studio 338, Greenwich.

Get your fill of food, film and music at an epic brunch party at Soundtrack Saturdays, Oxford Circus.

Check out Kaleidoscope Cinema at the Blue Tit hair salon. The long and short of it is there’s a great film, delicious delicacies and NYC-inspired cocktails.

Listen to some live music at the Croydon Blues Festival, errr Croydon.

Raid the racks at Stylists Rail Fairground Residency.

Check out a Museum at night: Ghosts of the Royal Arsenal, Royal Artillery Museum.

Gigs: Echo And The Bunnymen, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire; Kate Williams Septet, Kings Place, Kings Cross; Cara Dillon, Blackheath Halls, or 23 more.


sushisamba rooftop bar

Watch the aMAZEing ‘Labyrinth’ at the Rooftop Film Club: Queen of Hoxton, Hoxton.

Check out Hoja London Summer Sunday Rooftop Sessions, a rooftop party with an Afrohouse soundtrack at The Prince of Wales, Brixton.

Get snap-happy at Photographica Camera Fair, Royal Horticultural Halls, Victoria.

Register to immerse yourself in a real life action movie at Street Wars (registration closes today).

Gigs: Shonen Knife, Dingwalls (Lock 17), Camden Town; Hank Wangford And The Lost Cowboys, Bush Hall, Shepherd’s Bush; Delays, The Borderline, Soho, or 22 more

Or why not…

Go to one of London’s best rooftop bars: Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Bar and Cafe, Radio Rooftop BarSushisamba.

Watch a newly released film: Godzilla, The Two Faces of January, or Enemy.

Check out London’s best beer gardens here.

Or wander around a new art exhibition: Saskia Olde Wolbers: Yes, These Eyes are the Windows, Artangel; Céline Condorelli, Chisenhale Gallery; or Catlin Art Prize 2014, Londonnewcastle Project Space.

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