What's On In London This Weekend? 9-11 July

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What's On In London This Weekend? 9-11 July

Celebrating the launch of the Mazda Thrillseekers campaign.


Wiff-waff at the Serpentine Pavilion

What are you up to this weekend? Here's a round up of our recommendations and a smattering of suggestions to help you make the most of your 48 hours leisure time.

All weekend: Get playful and party with the Hide&Seek Weekender at National Theatre.

Missed Chelsea Flower Show? There are still tickets available for Hampton Court Flower Show all weekend, including for the sell off on Sunday afternoon.

Get up close and personal with performers at the One-On-One Festival at Battersea Arts Centre.

Friday: Portobello's new pop-up cinema under the Westway opens tonight, 7.30pm. Be there first.

Ham House in Richmond is the tranquil setting for an outdoor performance of La Boheme by Opera Brava (£25/£10, 8pm).

Saturday: The new Serpentine Pavilion officially opens to the public today. Go soak up the ruby glow. From 1pm 2010 World City Music Village sets up at the Cockpit, Hyde Park featuring loads of musicians from around the world all afternoon and on Sunday (free!)

For those with a good sense of balance and aspirant clowns: there are still spaces on the London Transport Museum's unicycle workshops for all ages. Book online.

The penultimate night of Rich Mix's Afro Cup Festival, which has transformed the venue into an African football bar-cum-shack, prepares for Final day with Usifu Jalloh and Maambena' & DJ Russ Jones and an energetic live show of traditional West African Drum and Bass encompassing drumming, storytelling, masquerade, acrobatics and dance influenced by Sierra Leone & West Africa. Free entry.

Sunday: Shift that drum and bass hangover and celebrate the World Cup Final at one of these mad parties.

Or ignore it completely and play petanque at the Bastille Day garden party in Battersea Park.

For a civilised dose of culture and heritage, visit Apsley House - home of Wellington and famously addressed as No.1 London - and be serenaded by classical music as you tour between noon and 4pm (£6).

Still not sorted? Check out our regular literary, music, arts and cheap recommendations of things to do. Browse all arts and events features and salivate over our latest food and drink content for gastronomic inspiration.

Looking ahead:

The Chap Olympiad approaches! Saturday 17 July. Get your tickets now.

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Last Updated 09 July 2010