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What's On This Weekend In London: 27.5.2016 – 30.5.2016
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What's On This Weekend In London: 27.5.2016 – 30.5.2016

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Updated: 15 November 2016
Finally, another bank holiday weekend is coming up, and it brings three whole days full of exciting events across the city with it. Fly to the West End with Aladdin, explore Britain’s history, celebrate the best street food at Foodies Festival or sleep with lions at ZSL London – whatever you desire, London’s got you covered. Take a look at the best events the capital has to offer to make sure you make the most of your long weekend!

FRIDAY

NATURE | A Gardener’s Paradise At The RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Britain’s most prestigious flower show has returned for another year, featuring only the greatest nurseries, growers and florists from across the world.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show | © Karen Roe/Flickr
RHS Chelsea Flower Show | © Karen Roe/Flickr

MUSICAL | Aladdin Flies Into The West End With A Whole New World

Get whisked away to an Arabian night with the story of Aladdin. But be warned: this night will be ‘like Arabian days, more often than not are hotter than hot.’

James Monroe Iglehart (Genie) and Adam Jacobs (Aladdin) with the company of the Broadway production of Disney's Aladdin | © Deen Van Meer
James Monroe Iglehart (Genie) and Adam Jacobs (Aladdin) with the company of the Broadway production of Disney’s Aladdin | © Deen Van Meer

EXHIBITION | FOUND Displays Outstanding Art From Over Sixty Artists

Reflecting on the museum’s heritage, Cornelia Parker’s exhibition responds to the theme of ‘found’ with a range of different creative disciplines.

'I Found Love' 2016 | © Bob and Roberta Smith
‘I Found Love’ 2016 | © Bob and Roberta Smith

SATURDAY

ART | Art And Alcohol Explores Britain’s Boozy History

Help yourself to a drink whilst exploring the nation’s relationship to alcohol since the 19th century in David Blayney Brown’s latest exhibition.

The Worship of Bacchus, 1860 | © George Cruikshank
The Worship of Bacchus, 1860 | © George Cruikshank

FOOD | Indulge In The Flavours Of Spring With The Rose Lounge

As the renowned Chelsea Flower Show returns for another year, we’re sure you’ve become hungry for more. So why not enjoy some flowers that not only look good but taste delicious!

Chelsea Flower Show Inspired Desserts | Courtesy of Rose Garden
Chelsea Flower Show Inspired Desserts | Courtesy of Rose Garden

FILM | Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass Has Arrived

Join Alice as she returns to Wonderland in the new Disney film that will leave you feeling curiouser and curiouser about the topsy-turvy world.

Alice Through The Looking Glass | © Walt Disney Pictures
Alice Through The Looking Glass | © Walt Disney Pictures

SUNDAY

FOOD | Foodies Festival Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

Whether you’re looking for a place to sip on a beer or Pimms whilst indulging in only the best street food, or want to enjoy a glorious afternoon tea, or want to do both, then this is where you need to be.

Prosecco Truck | Courtesy of Foodies Festival
Prosecco Truck | Courtesy of Foodies Festival

PERFORMANCE | Go And See A Bolly Good Dance Show

All the Bollywood classics will come together in this vibrant performance featuring 1,200 diverse costumes and 5,000 shimmering jewellery pieces.

The Merchants of Bollywood | © G Gill
The Merchants of Bollywood | © G Gill

DRINKS | Relax With A Cocktail By The Sea At Myki Sand Bar

Relax with a cocktail in hand and sand under your feet at Myki’s new Sand Bar whilst your favourite summer tunes brings out the seasonably vibes.

Myki Sand Bar | Courtesy of Archer Street
Myki Sand Bar | Courtesy of Archer Street

MONDAY

EXHIBITION | Design Centre Brings The Legacy Of Marilyn Monroe To Life

Imperfection is beauty, and beauty is Marilyn Monroe. An exclusive opportunity to take a closer look into the famed and personal life of the iconic actress has arrived in London.

Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot – 1959 | © AF archive / Alamy 
Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot – 1959 |  © AF archive / Alamy 

FESTIVAL | Propagate Performance At Block Universe Festival

Performance has always been a strong contender in the entertainment industry, so expect a variety of top performances, from song and movement to video and text, at this year’s Block Universe Festival.

niv Acosta, Discotropic | © Maria Baranova
niv Acosta, Discotropic | © Maria Baranova

OTHER | Sleep With Lions At ZSL London Zoo’s Gir Lion Lodge

Ever wanted to experience something magical? Fall asleep to the soft purrs of the king of the jungle at the new hotel located within the ZSL London Zoo.

Gir Lion Lodge | Courtesy of ZSL
Gir Lion Lodge | Courtesy of ZSL

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