What's On In London This Weekend? 15-17 October

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What's On In London This Weekend? 15-17 October

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.

Drop in on our Thames Barrier to Teddington exhibition in the Gallery at Foyles, free. This picture by Tyla*75 is in it.
All weekend:

  • Gorge and splurge on cheese and wine at the Southbank Centre.
  • Frieze Art Fair has shacked up in Regents Park
  • The Bicycle Film Festival is at Barbican
  • Chocolate Week finishes on Sunday
  • SUNDAY Art Fair also happens on Friday and Saturday at P3, Marylebone Road, free.
  • Take a thing no bigger than your head to Wellcome Collection
  • The London Restaurant Festival enters its final weekend
  • Play on at London Games Festival - the world's largest turntable is at St Pancras International today for a DJ Hero promo
  • Friday:

  • Simon Schama's speaking at the NPG's Late Shift and inevitably it's sold out but you can hang out, listen to music, browse the collection and enjoy a free talk on the art of the portrait until 9pm, free.
  • Get funnies for a good cause with Stand Up For Depression at Union Chapel, Islington N1


  • Go seed gathering in Greenwich Park between 11am-3pm or take an autumn bird walk in Richmond Park.
  • Home Movie Day at the Cinema Museum, Kennington
  • Westminster guides do free local waterfront walks every hour, on the hour between 10am-4pm. No booking necessary.
  • Explore Black Heritage around the V&A with a free tour at 1pm
  • Annual dance festival Dance Umbrella goes nuts for Trisha Brown tonight. If you haven't got tickets for the Purcell Room show, be at the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern for a free performance at 8.30pm.
  • Gussy up 80s style for Prom Night at the Lexington, Pentonville Road. 9pm-4am, £7 but a fiver if you're appropriately attired.
  • Sunday:

  • Chalk the paths with the park ranger as part of the Big Draw in Hillside Gardens, Brixton SW2. All ages, free, chalk provided: noon-3pm.
  • Lunchtime tickets to the first ever Fine Wine Fair in Chelsea are only £20. If you're not short of a few quid, a pair of weekend VIP tickets are £108.
  • Party 40s style at Putting on the Blitz, a retro Oxjam night at the Distillers, West Smithfield from 6-11pm.
  • 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 are you doing? Let us know in the comments. And have a stonking time.

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    Last Updated 15 October 2010