What's On In London This Weekend? 3-5 September

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What's On In London This Weekend? 3-5 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.

By Ronald Hackson. Be part of the Southbank Centre's 5000 Morris Dancers weekend.
All weekend:

  • Secret Cinema. Sign up here.
  • Offset Festival brings 2 days of music, art and fun to Hainault Forest with Caribou, These New Puritans, Mystery Jets and more. Saturday and Sunday, tickets £29-65.
  • Ignite at the Royal Opera House is 3 days of contemporary arts curated this year by Joanna McGregor. Daytime events are free, evening events include a lying down in a forest concert, Jah Wobble and Talvin Singh and the Tashi Lhunpo Monks of Tibet (£12 each).
  • Brand new musical dance show Shoes opens at Sadlers Wells and runs until 11th September.
  • It's the penultimate weekend of the Proms. Queue up for those £5 tickets.
  • Friday:

  • Late at Tate Britain gets real (6.30-10pm, free).
  • Him out of Gavin and Stacey continues his excursion into DJing with a brand new night Poot at Islington's Old Queen's Head, 8pm-2am, £4.


  • A conference about death, held in a cemetery, courtesy of the Folklore Society.
  • Get a face full of photographic fun Shooting Portraits in and around the National Portrait Gallery with Shoot Experience (10.30am-5pm, £15).
  • The largest gathering of Morris Dancers assemble on Queens Walk outside the Southbank Centre for an afternoon of dancing. Noon till 5pm, free (and Sunday).
  • Play Musical Bingo in the National Theatre's Green Room bar between 10pm-1am.
  • Sunday:

  • Chelsea Autolegends celebrates Le Mans 24 in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, 10am-4pm, £12/15.
  • Try beer with your Sunday lunch at the Jolly Butchers, Stoke Newington
  • Relax to the classical strains of the Bloomsbury String Quartet in the garden of Myddleton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield EN2 9HG between 6-8pm. Take a rug, a bottle of wine and a picnic. (£7.50, book on 08456 770 600).
  • Other good stuff:

    Don't forget to comb our specialist selections: all things literary in the Book Grocer, show openings and closings in Arts Ahead, gigs galore in Music Choice and things for when you're skint in London 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 did we miss? Shout it out in the comments.

    Last Updated 03 September 2010