10 things to do this weekend

Yes it’s now a clear run to Christmas but there’s no need to go overboard just yet, so dip your toe into the festivities by checking out some Christmas lights. It doesn’t hurt to get a jump on the pressie buying though and with samples sales and pop-ups galore, you can bag all the good gifts early. And that’s before you get onto all these things to do in London this weekend.

1. Go To The TITS London Pop Up

Tits London, the platform that celebrates female designers, artists and makers, is popping up in Shoreditch with a shop packed full of clothing, homeware and accessories, and it’ll also host a range of workshops too. 10% of all Tits London profits are donated to CoppaFeel, so you’ll be doing a good deed by shopping here.

16th – 30th November 2019 
188 Shoreditch High St, Shoreditch, London E1 6HU
titslondon.com


2. Get Your Range Of Motion Down

Spend 8 hours or more sat at a desk every day for the majority of the week? It’s not good is it? If you’re chained to your desk then this one’s for you. Explore the importance of range of movement training with this workshop from Lotti at Blok. Building on strength and flexibility the two-hour class will give you a whole range of techniques and movements to help open up the areas that need work, like your hips, back, neck and hamstrings, and you’ll learn how to realign into the shape you’re supposed to be in. Whether you’re already a yoga bunny or newbie to exercise, there’s something everyone can take away from this movement workshop.

Sat 16th November 2019, 13:30
The Tram Depot 38-40 Upper Clapton Rd, Clapton, London E5 8BQ
bloklondon.com


3. Go Bottomless Brunch at Mac & Wild

Go bottomless, Scottish style, with this bottomless brunch at Mac & Wild. Not only can you feast on the finest Scottish produce with dishes like Eggs Ruaridh (that’s poached eggs, black pudding and hollandaise), the Full Scottish (with bacon, tattie scone, haggis, black pudding, lorne sausage, eggs and bone marrow beans) and the legendary M&W burgers, you can enjoy free-flowing booze for two hours. You can opt for prosecco or mix it up with unlimited cocktails including Bloody Marys, Bloody Scotsmans and Buckie Royales. CHEERS.

9A Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YN
65 Great Titchfield St, London W1W 7PS
macandwild.com


4. Hit The Record Fair At Pop Brixton

Container Records is hosting the final record fair of the year at Pop Brixton and it’s the perfect time to drop in and pick up a Christmas pressie. 25 independent labels will be selling their wares, with a ton of second hand records also available and a charity raffle in aid of keychanges.org. It’s worth staying late too as Altar, DJ Fast and Ray Keith will all be taking to the decks after the fair has closed.

Sat 16th November 2019
49 Brixton Station Rd, London J4Y 0B5
popbrixton.org


Second hand clothes

5. Pick Up A Bargain At #LoveNotLandifill

#LoveNotLandifill is popping up in Seven Dials this November with a load of pre-loved fashion from charity shops in tow so you can shop guilt-free. Not only will you be saving clothes from landfills, all the profits will be going to the charities involved. Each shop will have a collection curated by a range of fashion influencers – Emma Breschi is doing the Barnado’s Collection, She Wears Fashion has the Cancer Research UK Collection, Elizabeth Whibley is doing the Oxfam Collection and The Royal Trinity Hospice Collection will be curated by Oenone, and Depop will also be in the house too.

Thurs 14th – Sun 17th November 2019
47-49 Neal Street, London WC2H 9PZ
lovenotlandfill.org


6. See Tutankahmun | Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

The largest collection of King Tutankhamun’s treasures to leave Egypt is going on display at the Saatchi Gallery. The ‘Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh’ exhibition is coming to town as part of the commemorations marking the centenary of the discovery of the tomb. Over 150 original artefacts from the tomb, including 60 that have never been outside Egypt before, will be on display with the exhibition focusing on the significance of Tutankhamun’s burial items and how they helped the king on his journey to everlasting life. This exhibition will be the last chance to see these artefacts before they go on permanent display at the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, so you won’t wanna miss it.

Sat 9th & Sun 10th November 2019
Saatchi Gallery, King’s Rd, London SW3 4RY
tutankhamun-london.com


7. See The Life-Sized Pink Gingerbread House

Fentimans is going all out this Christmas by building a lifesize edible pink gingerbread house on the Skylight rooftop. As well as being designed to look like the real thing from the outside (we’ll be seeing it all over the socials then), the installation will have edible sweet filled walls inside – although we’d advise against licking it all as you never know who’s tongue has been there before you. If you wanna get inside you can book a slot for up to eight people, which includes hot pink bevvies too.

Thurs 14th November 2019 – January 2020
Pennington St. Car Park Entrance, Wapping, London E1W 2SF
skylightlondon.com


8. Skate At Somerset House

The ice rink is back at Somerset House this winter and they’ve got a whole new series of Skate Lates events on for 2019. As well as spinning around the rink during the day, you can take to the ice once night falls as they play host to an array of DJs, artists and clubs. It’s a truly diverse programme with the likes of Nabihah Iqbal, Joe Goddard, DJ Yoda, Rinse FM and krankbrother. To coincide with the major 24/7 exhibition, the rink will also play host to London’s first ever 24-hour skating event on 7th December.

Weds 13th November 2019 – Sun 12th January 2020
South Building, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
somersethouse.org.uk


9. Listen To Melissa Hemsley On Yes Chef

We are back with Yes Chef Season 3….season bloody three, where does time go? In the first episode Ben and Jordan head into the lovely home of feel-good-food cook and writer Melissa Hemsley. It’s not the conventional Yes Chef chit chat as Melissa is armed with a distracting amount of chocolate and asks more questions than a customs officer, but you are in for a treat with this hugely insightful episode that covers championing food, restaurants and finding your passion as well as taking a few chaotic turns along the way.


10. Discover The Secrets Of Seven Dials

You can finally discover it with the new Seven Secrets of Seven Dials trail. The free and paperless trail will reveal the history of the area through a series of illustrated videos. All you have to do to explore the trail is download the Seven Secrets map and scan the QR code at each of the locations to reveal the videos. Once you’ve finished watching the video, sign up to receive either a special offer or exclusive Seven Dials tote bag.

Seven Dials, London, WC2H
sevendials.co.uk/7secrets

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