What's On In London This Weekend? 24-26 September

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What's On In London This Weekend? 24-26 September

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.

Can't be many more of these days left this year... by Big Rock Cat via the Londonist Flickrpool

All weekend:

  • Elefest is Elephant and Castle's free annual festival featuring film, folklore, food and other fun things that don't begin with f.
  • Go to Theatre Souk at Picton Place. £7 entry then barter with reams of ace fringe acts for a unique performance experience. The word of mouth recommendation of 'a bit like what Punchdrunk used to do' is good enough for us.
  • Watch out for blanket body art as the London International Tattoo Convention takes place at the usually brilliantly deserted Tobacco Dock, Wapping.
  • Deptford X contemporary art festival begins with open studios and exhibitions - pick up the Deptford Art Map and explore.
  • Autumn Ambles are free with Walk London this weekend.
  • The London Spanish Film Festival begins at Cine Lumiere, SW7
  • The Rat Race scampers all over the city so watch out for hyped up adrenaline junkies dashing hither and thither.
  • Friday:

  • Eat Malaysian this evening in Trafalgar Square
  • Partake of "diplodocus-sized helping of entertainment and enlightenment" sans tiddlers tonight at the Natural History Museum.


  • Go gastromental with the Experimental Food Society Spectacular!
  • Walthamstow throws a Vintage Lifestyle Fair and garden tea party at the Nags Head between 12-5pm.
  • The Lexi pop up Circus Cinema screens Circus Paradiso under Zippo's Big Top on Hampstead Heath at 9pm. Tickets £5.
  • Shoreditch embraces 19th century hedonism with La Belle Epoque. Dress as a tortured courtesan and quaff absinthe at Shoreditch Studios, 8pm-2am. Tickets £20.
  • Sunday:
  • Celebrate Eid in the Square with diverse musical performances, souks, exhibitions and stuff for the kids. Free, 2.30-6.30pm, Trafalgar Square.
  • Regent's Street Festival sees the legendary shopping thoroughfare pedestrianised for a fashion themed 'Mile of Style'.
  • Get on your bike, snap the Olympic Park with an expert by your side and enjoy lunch at ViewTube with Shoot Experience.
  • Looking ahead:

  • Diarise the Londonist Quiz at the Royal Institution on 8 October
  • Sign up now for the London Transport Museum Overground Flickr Scavenger Hunts on 9 October.

    Other good stuff:

    Rifle through our specialist selections: for live music gigs, literary larks and how to have fun on the cheap.

    You can also browse all latest arts and events features and salivate over our latest food and drink content for gastronomic inspiration.

    What are you doing? Let us know in the comments. And have a stonking time.

    Last Updated 24 September 2010