London events this weekend

Ink at Almeida Theatre

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to Almeida Theatre 'Ink' is a ruthless new play that tells the story of how Rupert Murdoch launched the country's first red top newspaper.
Wind In The Willows at London Palladium

to London Palladium Will Ratty, Mole and Badger be able to save Toad Hall from the evil Chief Weasel in 'The Wind in the Willows'?
 
National Gallery

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to National Gallery The National Gallery will be reuniting the two halves of a diptych, by the 14th-century Italian artist Giovanni da Rimini.
Royal Academy of Arts

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to Royal Academy of Arts The annual Royal Academy of Art's Summer Exhibition is the largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world.
 
Hamlet at Harold Pinter Theatre

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to Harold Pinter Theatre Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay will be starring in the Harold Pinter Theatre's production of Shakespeare's "Hamlet".
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of abstract works by Turkish artist Fahrelnissa Zeid.
 
Josie Lawrence at Comedy Store

to Comedy Store Josie Lawrence will be making regular weekly appearances with the Comedy Store Players at London's Comedy Store.
Paul Merton at Comedy Store

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to Comedy Store "Have I Got News For You" star Paul Merton will be appearing with the Comedy Store Players at London's Comedy Store.
 
Buckingham Palace

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to Buckingham Palace The 'Changing the Guard' ceremony at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see events for every tourist's itinerary.
Victoria & Albert Museum

to V&A The 'Shaping Fashion' exhibition will showcase some of the best pieces by Spanish fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga.
 
British Museum

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to British Museum The British Museum will be putting on an exhibition of works by Japanese artist Hokusai, most famous for his 'Great Wave'.
Queen’s Gallery

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to Queen’s Gallery 'Canaletto & The Art of Venice' collects together some of the greatest paintings and drawings of Venice by Canaletto.
 
Twelfth Night at Globe Theatre

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to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of William Shakespeare's comic play 'Twelfth Night' over the summer.
Victoria & Albert Museum

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to V&A 'Their Mortal Remains' is a huge new exhibition at the V&A about one of the most influential bands in rock: Pink Floyd.
 
Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour at Duke of York’s Theatre

to Duke of York’s Theatre The Duke of York's Theatre will be putting on a musical production of 'Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour'.
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of sculptures and paintings by Giacometti.
 
Billingsgate Roman House and Baths

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to Billingsgate Roman House and Baths See the ancient remains of a Roman house and baths in the basement of an office block in Lower Thames Street.
Angels In America at Lyttelton Theatre

to Lyttelton Theatre The National Theatre will be putting on a production of 'Angels in America' with Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough and Nathan Lane.
 
National Gallery

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to National Gallery The National Gallery will be showcasing a brand-new tapestry work by the Turner Prize winning artist, Chris Ofili.
Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britain's 'Queer British Art' will explore how artists expressed themselves when their sexuality had to remain hidden.
 
The City

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The City Explore some of the prettiest and most historic gardens and churchyards in the City of London, on this 2-hour walking tour.
Jason’s Trip

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to Jason’s Trip Jason's Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regent's Canal, from Little Venice to Camden Lock.
 
Serpentine

to Serpentine Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine, or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle.
Sir John Soane’s Museum

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to Sir John Soane’s Museum Sir John Soane's Museum will be showing twelve new sculptures by Marc Quinn, called 'Drawn From Life'.
 
42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

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to Theatre Royal Drury Lane 42nd Street tells the story of a Broadway dancer who gets her shot at stardom when the leading lady gets injured.
Amy Winehouse at Jewish Museum

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to Jewish Museum An exhibition about Amy Winehouse at the Jewish Museum, using her personal belongings, family photographs and fashion.
 
An American In Paris at Dominion Theatre

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to Dominion Theatre "An American in Paris" uses the music of George and Ira Gershwin to tell the story of an American GI in post-war Paris.
St. James’s Park

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to St. James’s Park Have a nice, relaxing sit-down and doing a bit of people-watching in one of London's Royal parks, by hiring out a deckchair.
 
Kensington Palace

to Kensington Palace The 'Her Fashion Story' exhibition at Kensington Palace showcases some of the most famous dresses worn by Princess Diana.
Courtauld Gallery

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery will be displaying some paintings, collages, drawings, watercolours by the Bloomsbury Group.
 
Museum of Childhood

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to Museum of Childhood Peer into the lives of east Londoners, and see how the buildings have documented the changes in taste and the passage of time.
Museum of London Docklands

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to Museum of London Docklands The Museum of London Docklands will be showing some of the archaeological finds found during the Crossrail Tunnel project.
 
Science Museum

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to Science Museum The Science Museum will be exploring the last 500 years of robots, with over 100 robots on display, plus 12 working models.
Spencer House this weekend

Spencer House Spencer House is one of the finest 18th-century town houses in London, and opens up for a guided tour every Sunday.
 
Houses of Parliament this weekend

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Houses of Parliament Enjoy a Saturday tour of Parliament, and then enjoy a special afternoon tea on the Terrace Pavilion overlooking the Thames.
Millennium Bridge

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Millennium Bridge This guided walk will take you along a small stretch of the Thames, to look at some of the river's best buildings.
 
Houses of Parliament this weekend

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Houses of Parliament The Houses of Parliament opens guided tours on most Saturdays of the year, when the MPs return to their constituencies.
Old Operating Theatre

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Old Operating Theatre Enjoy a demonstration of 19th-century surgery, held in the confines of the Old Operating Theatre at St. Thomas's Hospital.
 
Somerset House

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Somerset House This Somerset House tour will explore some of the Tudor intrigues and extravagant entertainments of the Georgian period.
The City

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The City This walk will take you around the City, showing you the Guildhall, Mansion House, Bank of England, and Royal Exchange.
 
The Girls at Phoenix Theatre

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to Phoenix Theatre Gary Barlow and Tim Firth have got together and created 'The Girls', based on the much-loved movie 'Calender Girls'.
Hackney Marshes

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Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football, with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams.
 
 
 
 
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