Things To Do In London This Weekend: 22-24 June

All weekend


  • Wellcome Collection is open late for Elements, an evening of activities, talks, performance and live experiments all over the building from 7-11pm (free).
  • The Chinese Visual Festival opening gala takes place at the Free Word Centre Farringdon (£10).
  • The Gate cinema's screening Withnail and I at 10pm, to raise money for Plan UK (tickets £8.50 plus a donation).


  • Bishopsgate Institute's open day offers free taster courses, talks, walks and tours from 10.30am-3.45pm (free).
  • The Hilly Fields Midsummer Fayre brings stalls, crafts, music and tug 'o war to Brockley's favourite green space between 12-5pm (free entry).
  • And outside, Spitalfields Summer Music Festival closes with a Midsummer Street Party from midday till 5.30pm (free)
  • Visit Winchmore Hill's all day Fancy Fair from 10am (free).
  • Have a whale of a time at this year's Big Day Out on Furzedown Rec, Wandsworth with stalls, kids' activities, dance and music performance between 12-6pm (£2 entry).
  • Head down to Wapping for the Summer Shindig.


  • The new Harringay Market supporting local food and art opens from 11am-3pm.
  • Hampstead Summer Festival culminates with its Big Fair on Heath Street from 10.30am-5pm, including a free screening of the King's Speech, treasure trail, sports, music, chess and all sorts of stalls (free).
  • Travel by boat through Islington Tunnel with the Canal Museum (£8.30/£6).
  • Shop at Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair in the Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue from 11am-5pm (£4 entry).
  • England play Italy in the Euro 2012 quarter-finals at 7.45pm.

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