Things To Do In London This Weekend: 19-20 March 2016

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year: A beautiful contrast in this image as scarlet ibises swoop across a desert. Copyright Jonathan Jagot

FIND YOUR LONDON: Discover London's outdoor spaces, from gardens to parks and even market places. Find Your London celebrates the great outdoors in the city, with 100 events — loads of them free — ranging from yoga, cycle trails, treasure hunts and beekeeping, plus lots more. Use their interactive map to pick your day out, according to your mood. Choose from Active, Curious, Playful, Relaxed or Inspired. See website for details. (Sponsored listing)

MODEL RAILWAYS: If you like your trains tiny and your sleepers small, head to Alexandra Palace for the London Festival of Railway Modelling. With over 40 hand-picked layouts from around the world and 100 exhibitors, this spectacular venue will packed with all things train for the whole weekend. There's even an interactive village. £11/£6, prebook, 9.30am-4.30pm

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY: Not made it to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at Natural History Museum yet? Why not go this weekend? £15, until 10 April

JUMP INTO FITNESS: It's double the bounce this weekend with two chances to enjoy this low impact, high energy workout. Join Andrea for her Jumping Fitness Trampoline Workout and help increase your stamina, burn up to 1,200 calories and boost cardiovascular fitness. Trampolines provided, so just bring yourself. £12, prebook, Saturday at 9.30am in Finchley and Sunday at 10.30am in Kenton

COOKERY CLASS: Fill your mouth with summer flavours at this Mint Cookery class. In a three-hour experience, you'll master French or Italian cookery, depending on the workshop. Learn new skills from experienced chefs and create a three-course feast. £29, prebook, 1.30pm/5.30pm

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Saturday 19 March

Catch the last few weeks of Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire and Revolution. Image: Herry Lawford/ Museum Of London

LAST CHANCE FOR PEPYS: It's the last few weeks of Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution at the National Maritime Museum. A diary even more famous than Bridget Jones's, Pepys's jottings have given us invaluable documentation of some of Britain's most dramatic events. This is an exciting ride through the history of Stuart London, with over 200 exhibits. £12, prebook, 10am-5pm

WALK EVERY STREET: For the ultimate Covent Garden walking tour, take this almost-9 mile trip through the famous of streets of one of London's best-loved areas. Under the expert leadership of award-winning guide, Peter Berthould, you'll discover over 100 streets in this intimate tour packed with conversation, stories you won't find in the guidebooks and stops for a pint or two in local pubs. £35 (over 18 only, due to pub stops), prebook, 10am-5.30pm

BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH: One of the best things about the weekend? Brunch, especially when it's bottomless. Elmore Jam are throwing a big brunch-based party this Saturday, with 70s sounds, stunning dishes and the chance to start your weekend in style. £29, prebook, 11.30am-2.30pm

WAREHOUSE PARTY: In a secret Manor House warehouse, experience one long party. Nine bands (including Kagoule, USA Nails, Clawmarks), one huge venue and hours of music — this is the finale of the first Fluffer Pit Party series. Location revealed to ticket holders on Friday. £15, prebook, 12pm

BENJAMIN AT THE BARBICAN: George Benjamin introduces his ravishing chamber music — five exquisitely crafted miniatures before tonight's performance of Written On Skin at the Barbican. £20/£15, prebook, 1pm

SOUNDHOPPERS: Be as noisy as you like at the British Library's SoundHoppers family workshop. Play with specially constructed sound boxes and explore the different qualities of sound through listening games and exercises. Free, just turn up, 1pm

GRIMM INK: Art Macabre invites you to pick up a pen and get drawing magic and macabre illustrations, giving your own artistic twist to classic stories. This adults-only art class at Queen Of Hoxton is sure to spark your imagination with something Grimm. £15-£17, prebook, 1pm-3pm

MUSEUM OF LONDON: What happens after the museum doors close at night? Children aged 7-11 have a chance to find out at this Museum of London Night Owls experience. Tour the exhibitions after dark, take a torchlight Victorian walk and bed down in the famous galleries. £60, prebook, 6.45pm-9.40am (Sunday morning)

SLEEPOVER IN THE TOMBS: Are you brave enough to watch Psycho in the London Tombs? Then let things take an even more spinetingling turn, as you're trapped all night in the haunted arches under London Bridge. Don't expect a good night's rest: Norman Bates will be haunting your slumbers... £30-£100, prebook, 7pm

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PADDY'S PUB CRAWL: Missed St Patrick's Day? Never mind. There's plenty of craic to be had this Saturday if you're still feeling love for the Emerald Isle. Take to the streets of Shoreditch armed with free Irish accessories (yep, you read that right) and discover some of the areas best pubs and bars. There's a free shot in each venue... £15, prebook, 8.30pm-2.30am

VIDEOKE: Revist those MTV days at Videoke at The Phoenix and dress as your favourite music video star. Brittany in Baby One More Time? Backstreet's Back? VJs, live acts, dance-offs, lip sync battles. Be prepared to recreate and relive those pop videos from the past. £10, prebook, 9pm

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Sunday 20 March

Keep it vintage at this fashion fair. Image: Becky Frances

SPORT RELIEF EVENT VILLAGE: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be packed to the fences with activities in aid of Sport Relief this Sunday. If you aren't the keep fit type, don't worry — there are stalls, performances, challenges, a motion-activated dance floor and even a chance to meet Timmy, from CBBC's Timmy Time. Free, just turn up, 9.30am-4.30pm

CROSS BONES: As part of Find Your London, be inspired by Southwark's Cross Bones Graveyard. Let local guide, John Constable (not that one), tell you stories of bodysnatchers and Victorian paupers and see how the ground has been reclaimed to be a garden of remembrance. Free, just turn up, 11am-4pm, also on Saturday 19 March (Sponsored listing)

VINTAGE FAIR: Put your stylish feet forward for this month's Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair. Shop for timeless clothing with a unique edge. It's even two for one entry, so grab a friend and get shopping. £4.50, prebook, 11am

TRICKS OF THE SPA: Sunday's the day of relaxation, right? Learn the secrets of the spa with John's workshop — he'll teach you how to administer treatments including facials, body scrubs and body wraps. You'll practice on other members of the group and get to test out all the treatments for yourself too. Relaxing and learning, we like it. £50, prebook, 11am/4pm

SEARCH PARTY: Combine a treasure hunt with one big party and you've got something like today's secret Search Party. Follow one of four trails through the streets of London to discover the gathering of music, food and dancing. But there's a catch — you have just three hours to crack the clues and find the free fun. Free, prebook, 12pm-7pm

SUNDAY ROAST: Fancy a feast for Sunday lunch? You've found it. Three courses of scrumptious food, bottomless cocktails and the restful surroundings of Mews of Mayfair. This is weekend comfort food the way we wish we could make it. £40, prebook, 12pm-4pm

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RIDE THE ROAD TO RUIN: The relationship between Londoners and their booze is as old as the city itself. Join Hazel on A Road To Ruin: Londoners And Their Booze — an alcohol-themed walk around the city. You'll discover the history of Drover's Road, where you'll visit interesting buildings including an 'in and out pub', a world famous inn, a brewery and two gin distilleries. £12, prebook, 12pm

EGG HUNT: This Keats House family day features an Easter egg hunt around the famous grounds. Celebrate the great outdoors with some songs and stories, and a little bit of chocolate. Free, just turn up, 1pm-4pm

SUNDAY SESSION: Rising DJ star D-Malice brings his house, Afro and deep beats to The Book Club for tonight's Sunday Session. Forget it's Monday tomorrow, and dance the night away. £3-£5, just turn up, 7pm

ED BYRNE: Irish comic and Mock The Week favourite, Ed Byrne brings his brand of funny business to Richmond Theatre tonight. Outside, Looking In promises stand up that'll cheer up that end-of-weekend feeling in no time. £23.15, prebook, 8pm

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