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What's On In London | Weekend 20 – 22 May 2016
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What's On In London | Weekend 20 – 22 May 2016

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Updated: 15 November 2016
As the sun hopefully continues to delight us with its warmth and prepares us for summer this weekend, it’s time to plan your hours of freedom the right way! From dancing at rooftop parties and celebrating the South Asian culture to indulging in Sicilian delights, we’ve got you covered. And even if rain showers dare to come up, London’s selection of exhibitions, foodie events and performances won’t leave you disappointed, and there’s even a chance to head into Wonderland this May weekend!

FRIDAY

PHOTOGRAPHY | Explore The Rich Variety Of Photography At Photo London

Whether professional or selfie-queen, Photo London invites every photographer to explore the best of this artform from over 80 of the world’s leading galleries.

Handstand on Michel, 1948, Blanca Berlín, Madrid | © Jürgen Schadeberg
Handstand on Michel, 1948, Blanca Berlín, Madrid | © Jürgen Schadeberg

FESTIVAL | Celebrate The Best Of Two Cities At Zürich Meets London

As two vibrant cities come together to celebrate, get ready to enjoy the best both have to offer in culture, sciences and culinary arts.

Leibacher gingerbread production | © Regina Jäger
Leibacher gingerbread production | © Regina Jäger

OTHER | Young Professionals London: End Of Spring Rooftop Party

Mingle with professionals and sip champagne in The Roof Gardens before dancing into the early hours amongst the idyllic streams and greenery 100 feet in the air with Young Professionals.

The Roof Gardens | © David Hawgood via Geograph
The Roof Gardens | © David Hawgood via Geograph

SATURDAY

FOOD | Head Over To SicilyFEST For A Taste Of The Sunny Island

Get ready for a real taste of the sun-drenched island Sicily, when Bishops Square is transformed into a traditional and authentic street market, showcasing the nation’s best products.

SicilyFEST | Courtesy of SicilyFEST
SicilyFEST | Courtesy of SicilyFEST

FESTIVAL | Alchemy Brings South Asia’s Rich Culture To London

Showcasing everything from dance, music and theatre to film, fashion and food, it’s time to head over to Alchemy to celebrate the best that South Asia and the UK have to offer.

Big dance at the festival | Courtesy of Alchemy
Big dance at the festival | Courtesy of Alchemy

EXHIBITION | Designology Unveils London Transport’s Hidden Design

Find yourself fascinated at Designology, showcasing how thoughtfully every aspect of London’s public transport has been designed since the early 20th century.

Passers-by at Strand Underground station | Courtesy of London Transport Museum
Passers-by at Strand Underground station | Courtesy of London Transport Museum

DRINKS | Journey Into Wonderland At The House of Time And Wonder

Jump straight into the topsy-turvy Wonderland right in the middle of Spitalfields to celebrate Disney’s new Alice Through The Looking Glass by solving mysterious challenges.

The House of Time and Wonder | Courtesy of Time Out
The House of Time and Wonder | Courtesy of Time Out

SUNDAY

MUSIC | The London Symphony Orchestra’s Open Air Classics

Surround yourself in the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky right in the middle of Trafalgar Square with the London Symphony Orchestra.

BMW LSO Open Air Classics, 2014 - © Igor Emmerich
BMW LSO Open Air Classics, 2014 – | © Igor Emmerich

FOOD | Celebrate The Taste Of Summer With BBC Good Food Show

Don’t miss your chance to sample some of the hottest new food trends whilst enjoying a top-notch selection of food and drink stalls.

Coconut Cake | Courtesy of BBC Good Food Show
Coconut Cake | Courtesy of BBC Good Food Show

ART | Discover Lost Egyptian Cities At The British Museum

Head over to the exhibition Sunken Cities: Egypt’s lost worlds for an incredible and unique insight into the ancient Egypt and Greek cultures.

Stele of Thonis-Heracleion, Thonis-Heracleion, Aboukir Bay, Egypt | Courtesy of Franck Goddio / Hilti Foundation © Christoph Gerigk
Stele of Thonis-Heracleion, Thonis-Heracleion, Aboukir Bay, Egypt | Courtesy of Franck Goddio / Hilti Foundation © Christoph Gerigk

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