Things To Do In London This Weekend: 17-18 November

All weekend


  • Can you stand the heat at the Chilli Standoff at Oval Space in Hackney? Doors open 11am with two chilli tastings at noon and 4pm, music and ice cream to cool you down all day (tickets £40/£30).
  • Interrobang: a festival of words and whimsy takes over the Betsey Trotwood in Farringdon with a zine fair, book-binding, stories and music from noon till late (tickets £6 adv, £9 on the door).
  • Take the CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle William Blake Walk from midday, meet outside Tate Modern (free but donations appreciated).
  • Grab a book bargain at the annual Blackheath and Greenwich Amnesty book sale between 10am and 4pm (free entry).
  • Enjoy a Very Vintage Fashion Show: ‘30s to ‘90s vintage special at Old Spitalfields Market on the hour from noon to 4pm (free).
  • There's a free festival of performance, film and music for young people at Whitechapel Gallery from 1-6pm (free).
  • Highgate Village Christmas Festival sees the community gather round in Pond Square to see Father Christmas and the three wise men (?) with mince pies, mulled wine and music between 4.30-6.30pm (free).
  • Crouch End music festival The End presents loads of acts across multiple venues from 6.30pm till late in N8 (day ticket £12.50).


  • Walk the River Fleet (or some of it) with Footprints of London starting 10.30am (whole walk £16).
  • The Made in Prague festival rolls on with films at the Tricycle and Barbican.
  • Be at Boxpark for BeatBOXPARK under the heated umbrellas between 1-4pm (free entry).
  • Art Club is the new Sunday afternoon happening with film, music, life-drawing, food and more at The Red Gallery, Rivington St from 3pm till midnight (entry £4.50).
  • Watch the US Grand Prix and win the Grand Prix Quiz at Roxy Bar & Screen from 3.30pm (tickets £8.50).

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