Things to do in London this Weekend – May 20-22

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.

Let’s kick things off this week with Designology at the London Transport Museum on Friday, which will be a look back through the design encountered on our everyday journeys.

“The exhibition will explore how design is encountered in our everyday journeys and how this has evolved over the last century, as well as looking at how our travel experiences might develop in the future. From the visual to the virtual and from Victorian engineering genius to modernist masterpieces, Designology will uncover the fascinating designs and processes behind London’s moving metropolis.”

You can get loads more information here, and tickets will cost you £12, or £10 concessions.

If you’re after some nightlife to see in the weekend, take a look at Blow Up at St Moritz, Soho on Friday night.

“A bona-fide legendary club night, and now in its 22nd year, Blow Up was the club at the centre of the early to mid-Nineties Brit Pop explosion, cited as the catalyst and birth place of the Brit Pop scene and influencing the style and sound of a generation. Blow Up was voted as No.4 in Time Out’s Top Ten Clubs of the 90s, one of ‘5 Classic Clubs of Our Time’ by Vox Magazine and as ‘The club that changed the world’ by Melody Maker.”

This night will only cost you £6 to get in, so take a look here.

The weather has been swinging wildly between sizzling summer and drizzling rain, but you can take a gamble on the weather with Supa Dupa Fly Rooftop Sessions. This is pretty much what it says on the tin, with (hopefully) lots of sun, and lots of music.

This event is taking place on Saturday at Queen of Hoxton, and will only cost you £6 to get in.

“Supa Dupa Fly has become THE necessity in many 90s & noughties Hiphop, RnB & Garage lovers diaries, selling out every weekly event (Plan B, Ace Hotel, Jazz Café) and becoming unquestionably the biggest event of it’s kind in the UK. Supa Dupa Fly have hosted shows for artists including Jazzy Jeff, Rita Ora & Disclosure.”

Get more info here.

Summer is not complete without beer (or booze in general), so you might want to check out the Crystal Palace Beer Festival.

“The sixth annual beer festival will once again be taking place at the end of the season and this year it will be bigger and better than ever including an exclusive preview night on the eve of the event on Friday 20th May 2016.”

“The annual event takes place on Saturday 21st May between 12 midday and 7pm in the Holmesdale Road stand and this will be a great opportunity to enjoy some great beers sourced from all over the country.”

As mentioned above, the main event is on Saturday night and will take place at Holmesdale stand in Selhurst Park stadium. This costs £10 in advance or £15 on the day, so get more info here.

If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, check out Alchemy, a ten day festival which celebrates South Asia’s rich culture.

“Each year, Alchemy fills Southbank Centre with a vibrant array of performances, workshops and exhibitions – and a delicious food market. The festival celebrates the rich cultural relationship between the UK and the Indian subcontinent, and explores the creative influences generated by our shared history.”

“In 2016, the seventh Alchemy brings artists, performers and contributors from around the world together to collaborate, in order to showcase the best of dance, music, theatre, design, fashion, comedy and literature from the UK and South Asia.”

This starts on Friday 20, and runs until May 20th, so you have plenty of time to check it out. Get more info here.

If a chance to sample some new food is what you’re after, it may be worth giving Comida Fest in Oxo Tower Wharf.

“Brace yourself Londoners! For the first time a Latin American Street food market brings a tasty experience to one of London’s most scenic areas – Southbank. Comida Fest Latin American Street Food invites you to join us in this culinary journey from Mexico to Argentina showcasing exciting tropical flavours through London’s best street food traders, cocktails, Latin beats, party and the famous friendly vibe for the London community of fiesta lovers.”

This event is free, and is on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Get more info here.

Once again there are no interesting gigs (sad face) so that’s it for this week. Here’s hoping the weather holds!

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