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What's On This Weekend In London 11.09.2015 - 13.09.2015
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What's On This Weekend In London 11.09.2015 - 13.09.2015

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Updated: 31 December 2016
Explore London this weekend with The Culture Trip London‘s curated selection of unmissable events. Get lost in an Alice in Wonderland-themed croquet bar; escape London to celebrate Roald Dahl Day; or seize your last chance to see beautiful butterflies at the Natural History Museum. As ever, there are opportunities aplenty to entertain ourselves this weekend — and it’s going to be a corker.
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Mallets in Wonderland Croquet Bar

Thurs-Fri 6-10pm and Sat-Sun 1-10pm

Everyone loves Alice in Wonderland, but what would you love more than to be taken away to the Red Queen’s Croquet Garden whilst in a rooftop bar? Celebrating 150 years since publication, London Fields rooftop bar, Proof, will be transforming to ‘Wonderland’ for this weekend only! Enjoy a game of croquet with flamingo-esque mallets whilst drinking a complimentary Chambord cocktail, but be careful not to lose your head.

Proof, Field Works, Martello Street, London Fields, London, UK, +44 79 4926 7748

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Spiegeltent at Canary Wharf

Until 20th September

This September Spiegeltent hits Canary Wharf, bringing with it an action-packed programme. For the next 10 days, Canada Square Park will be consumed by cabaret, comedy, acrobatics, music, dance, kids theatre, and more. Whatever you fancy, there’s something for everyone.

Spiegeltent, Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London, UK

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Redhead Day

All day Saturday

Making its way to London for the first time, Redhead Day heads to Angel for a ginger-tastic good day this Saturday! Celebrating ‘red hair and everything that makes gingers unique’, from photography and art, to film and live music, there is something for everyone. Also, if you missed the Red Hot exhibition, fear not — Thomas Knight’s photographs will be on display in the gallery. This event will be on fire.

Redhead Day, Candid Arts Trust, 3-5 Torrens Street, London, UK

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BBC Proms in The Park


Following two months of classical music events, the Proms comes to a dramatic and fantastic close with Proms in The Park. Join in the festivities to see the Last Night of the Proms out in style. With special guests like The Jacksons and Danielle de Niese, you’d be mad to miss it.

BBC Proms in The Park, Hyde Park, London, UK

RHS Wisley Flower Show

Fri-Sat 9am-6pm and Sun 9am-5pm

Take some time this weekend to stop and smell the roses… or any flower really. Head to Wisley this weekend, as the 6-day floral extravaganza comes to a close. With a wealth of mini display gardens, experts will showcase their top quality plants for your enjoyment — you will be spoilt with this floral aroma. Enjoy this wonderful weekend.

RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley Lane, Wisley, Woking, UK, +44 845 260 9000

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The Great River Race


With over 330 crews from across the globe, The Great River Race is back. The 21.6-mile race starts at 10:45 sharp at London Docklands, so be sure to get to the river early to pitch a good spot. Even if rowing isn’t your thing, the fancy dress costumes are a marvel in themselves.

The Great River Race, Docklands Sailing Centre, 235a Westferry Road, Docklands, London, UK

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One Beast of a Beer Fest

Thurs-Sun 11am-11pm

Want to learn how to run your own micro-brewery, or use ale as a beauty product? Or would you simply like somewhere to drink and enjoy the weekend with friends? Bringing both the Green Man spirit and over 100 of the best Welsh beers and ciders to London, the well-loved beer festival, Courtyard, is right on your doorstep. Did we mention? It’s FREE.

One Beast of a Beer Fest, Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross, London, UK

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The Hidden River Festival


Taking place along the New River, the family-friendly, and free, Hidden River Festival returns for another year. If you’re stuck on what to do this Saturday, make sure to get to the riverside to revel in the beloved cocktail of live music, great food stalls, art and family fun.

The Hidden River Festival, New River Path, London, UK,

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Sensational Butterflies

Fri-Sun, Last entry 5.15pm

Everyone needs to flutter by the Natural History Museum here and there, and what better time to visit. Do not miss your last chance to see the beauty of butterflies and moths from Africa, Asia and South America in the tropical butterfly house. Remember to relax in the house, a butterfly may even choose you to relax on. Enjoy.

Natural History Museum, East Lawn, Exhibition Road, Kensington, London, UK, +44 20 7942 5000

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Roald Dahl Day Celebrations


What a wonderful excuse to celebrate and relish in childhood memories and revelry! Take the day to appreciate our national treasure Roald Dahl at the Roald Dahl Museum. There is entertainment for all, from magic shows to storytelling to arts & crafts to trails and walks.

Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, UK, +44 1494 892192