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What's On This Weekend In London 14.08.2015 - 16.08.2015
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What's On This Weekend In London 14.08.2015 - 16.08.2015

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Updated: 24 April 2017
Of course a London summer isn’t complete without the rain making the most of the weekend! However, there’s no need to curl up in a ball at home drinking tea as there’s an endless amount of events on and places for you to visit before winter arrives for another year.
Herbaliser | © London Town
Herbalilser | © London Town

Canary Wharf Jazz Festival

Fri – Sun

Are you a jazz enthusiast? Or jazz novice? London’s largest free jazz festival featuring established and rising stars returns to Canary Wharf. Whether you are looking for jazz-funk, folk, latin, soul, instrumental, jazz… you name it, it’s there! Do not miss this chance to hear world-class artists, for free!

Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, E14 5AX

Red Bull Air Race World Championships

Sat – Sun

Escape to the enchanting countryside of Ascot, this weekend, for the Red Bull Air Race World Championships. Showing off their speed, precision and skills to finish in the fastest possible time, the world’s best pilots return to the prestigious Ascot Racecourse to show off their need for speed!

Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JX

Spotlight Festival | © Matt Alexandar
Spotlight Festival | © Matt Alexandar

Spotlight Festival


Spotlight Festival is taking over the streets in Seven Dials with free music, comedy and arts. With no traffic, pop-up lawn and deck chairs galore will fill the street for you to enjoy the live performances by the dial or the delicious eats along Earlham Street. Do not miss the Pimm’s Garden or the Photobooth Airstream to complete your day. Did we mention… it’s free!

Seven Dials, 42 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LA


Until 29 August

Don’t try these tricks at home; leave it to the professionals! This weekend, watch the impossible happen as the world’s greatest illusionists take to the stage in the most dangerous show London has seen! With death-defying stunts, grand stage illusions, and more, you will be mesmerised by this fast-paced magical artistry.

Noël Coward Theatre, St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4AU

Vintage Salt

Until March 2016

Worried about the rain taking over your weekend? Why not visit Vintage Salt! On the rooftop of Selfridges, this is the perfect place to relax between the extensive shopping trips along Oxford Street or to watch the sun set in this unique British seaside experience in the heart of London. Why are we recommending this rooftop restaurant and bar? There is a retractable roof to protect you and your drinks from sudden downpours!

Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1AB

Alice in Cartoonland | © Ian Baker
Alice in Cartoonland | © Ian Baker

Alice in Cartoonland

Until Nov 1

Celebrating the misadventures of little Alice, a variety of cartoonists, caricaturists, satirists, animators and graphic artists create a new insight into this treasured story. The well-loved, curious creatures of Wonderland have entertained the world for over 150 years; Alice in Cartoonland will see political points and social comments… but it will also make you laugh.

The Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH

Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition

Until 5 September

Fuel your travel needs with a trip to the Pavilion Gallery to view the best of the best in Travel Photographers. With a variety of images seen by thousands, sometimes millions, of people, you will be wandering the gallery in awe. Whether you want to feed your wanderlust or reignite the memories of the places you have visited, the annual Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition must not be missed.

Pavilion Gallery, Exhibition Road entrance, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AR