Things To Do In London This Weekend: 17-19 August

All weekend

  • Watch the world's best inline skaters compete at SkateLondon at Westway Sports Centre (free).
  • Get active - join in local sport on Saturday and Sunday which sees community clubs and sports centres open their doors for free and cheap sessions of all sorts of activities.
  • Canary Wharf Jazz Festival presents top jazz musicians in Canada Square Park from Friday evening, and from lunchtime on Saturday and Sunday (free).
  • Watch films on the National Theatre flytower from 9pm (free).
  • Immerse yourself in Mexicana at Rich Mix's London MexFest (screenings/day pass £15, exhibitions and music free).
  • Drop by the Filling Station, Kings Cross to see what happens when "science meets art meets product placement" from 12-10pm daily (free).
  • Follow a mysterious art trail through a Victorian building with Traces (free).
  • Foodies Festival is in Battersea Park with top chefs, demos and tastings (day ticket £15).
  • Lollibop is a kid friendly festival in Regents Park (tickets £25 per person per day or £92 for a family of four in advance).
  • Have summer family fun at London Transport Museum with I-Spy Maps, trails, arts and crafts and storytelling sessions (adults £13.50 for a year ticket, under 16s free).
  • Have a Virulent Experience at Conway Hall (tickets £20).
  • Camden Fringe continues - pick a show at random and see what happens! (from £5 a ticket).
  • Have you been Promming yet? (tickets from £5 on the day).



  • Shop at the Pop-Up Vintage Market in Spitalfields from 11am-5pm (free entry).
  • Enjoy the family and community fun day at the Calthorpe Project, Kings Cross from 12-5pm (free).
  • Scala Beyond begins 6 weeks of independent film organised by Roxy Bar and Screen starting with an outdoor screening of the Big Lebowski in Morden Hall Park (£8), The Goonies in Queens Park (£12.50) and a launch night Film Jam at the Roxy itself (free entry).


  • Celebrate the tenth anniversary of the London Mela in Gunnersbury Park with live music, performance, stalls, kids activities and food between 1-9pm (free entry).
  • Historic Ham House hosts Out of Hours — an evening of performance, art and music in its 17th-century gardens with a bar and stalls from 5.30-9pm (free).
  • Chill out at the Relaxation Generation mini festival at Brick Lane's Vibe Bar with drum & bass, dubstep, grime, reggae, hip hop and soul music, including a performance from Roni Size + free jerk chicken from 1pm till 3am (ticket £5/£10).

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