Looking for something to do this weekend? This is your definitive guide which will come every week, telling you what’s happening this weekend. As you know, this can range from one off events, long running events, or just cool places or good clubs to visit.
You may have notice this guide hasn’t been around the last couple of weeks, but we’re back now after our break to give you your guide to London this weekend!
Being its bank holiday weekend, many of you are going to be looking to make the most of your extra-long weekend this week. To start things off, we have Craft100, a free entry beer festival.
This event is taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12-12 (except for Sunday) at the Craft Beer Company in Clapham.
“Craft100 is back over Easter Bank Holiday Weekend with free entry, 100+ beers and no tokens. We’ll have the UK’s best breweries, US favourites and world renowned lambics alongside some excellent street food.”
Get more info here.
Just in case you haven’t had enough of ice and ice related things, we have Surface ice skating.
“It’s not very often that something comes round that is genuinely unique. That you’ve never seen happen, ever before. This is one of those. There will be a synthetic ice rink at Gillett Square, with video projection being beamed onto the surface and skaters that transforms the skating experience. This is a cool, dynamic and fun for all the family Easter hols activity.”
This event is taking place on Gillet Street, all weekend and next week until Thursday. It’s pretty cheap at £6 for 30 minutes.
Get info here.
This weekend definitely seems to be one for beer festivals, as we also have Homerton International Festival of Beer and Bar Snacks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
“The Adam & Eve invites you to try the largest collection of pork scratchings, scotch eggs and specially curated global snacks the borough has ever seen at the inaugural Homerton International Festival Of Beer and Bar Snacks over Easter Weekend.”
“Working alongside some of the capital’s finest food operators, we will be serving snacks from our own kitchen team The Cornwall Project, critically acclaimed Soho based Thai restaurant Smoking Goat, Jerky titans Billy Franks, all natural ingredient pitta chip pop up Soffles, bespoke cake bakery Lily Vanilli and the critically acclaimed chef team at the Newman Arms.”
This is taking place at the Adam & Eve near Homerton station, and costs just £2 for a glass deposit. Get more info here.
RuPaul is also in London this weekend at the Forum on Friday, but sadly the official venue has sold out of tickets. If you want to attend, you’ll have to get lucky with someone selling theirs, or the dreaded ticket touts at the doors. You can also get them here, but they’re pricey.
“The “Battle of the Seasons” tour, now in its third consecutive year of growth, will once again be hosted by series judge Michelle Visage and includes an all-star cast of past winners, runners up and fan favorites from each season of RPDR, including: Courtney Act, Jinkx Monsoon, Katya, Pandora Boxx, Sharon Needles, Violet Chachki and Adore Delano.”
If you miss out on that (and chances are high that you will unless you already have tickets, sadly), then we have the ’80s Office Party Pop-up for you next.
“Back by extremely popular demand, The Art of Dining are inviting guests to their 80s-themed pop-up experience combining food, music, theatre and set design, all inspired by the classic office party. Step back in time to boardroom heaven: big hair, big ambition and even bigger shoulder pads.”
This is taking place on both Friday and Saturday this weekend at the Rose Lipman building. Tickets are £55, and come with a five course meal, a welcome drink and entertainment. Get more info and buy tickets here.
If all that beer didn’t interest you, how about the Chocolate Market at Duke of York Square on Saturday?
“The Square’s celebrated chocolate market is back just in time for Easter, which is the perfect excuse to indulge in some sweet treats! Did you know that it’s overseen by the statue of Sir Hans Sloane, the original inventor of chocolate?”
“Whether you’re a chocoholic or after something special to share with family and friends, there will be treats galore for everyone to enjoy on Easter Saturday, 26th March. Find all of your favourite brands and discover independent artisans with a delicious selection.”
This event is free, and will be on from 10-4, so get the details here.
If you’re a gamer, there’s a free event by the name of GamePad taking place on Saturday.
“GamePad! is back for 2016 – The latest in our social gaming event series takes place on Saturday 26th of March, 2016. Join us for a fun-packed free afternoon of video games, prizes, shopping and cakes all under one roof this Easter.
GamePad! is London’s newest social gaming event series. With the clamour for online gaming, mayamada are championing social gaming by bringing gamers together for real world fun.”
This is right near Shepard’s Bush, so get more info here if you’re interested.
As always, let us finish up with what gigs are taking place this weekend. Metal wise, this weekend is all about Doom Over London festival. This is three days of doom bands, who will be undoubtedly putting on a great show at the Dome.
This is on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and tickets cost £60 for a weekend pass. Get more info and tickets here.
That’s it for this week, have a great Easter!