Things To Do In London This Weekend: 14-15 June 2014

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The Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair

KEATS: The historical Keats House in Hampstead Heath celebrates the works and life of poet John Keats with a dedicated festival. Activities include poetry readings, workshops, talks and even guided tours. Many of the events are free, check website for prices and booking. Until 15 June  

ART AND ANTIQUES: The Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair takes place at Olympia London. There will be 150 dealers from the UK and abroad, presenting over 30,000 unique pieces. From £15, prebook, until 15 June

OPEN WEEKEND: The Grade I listed building of the Royal College of Physicians in Regent's Park hosts the Bewitching Poison Weekend. The open weekend is an occasion to visit the historical college, enjoy the exhibition about the history of alcohol with curators, have fun with your family and visit their acclaimed medicinal garden. See full programme on the website. Free, just turn up, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

FOUNDLING MUSEUM: The museum in Brunswick Square celebrates its 10th birthday with an open weekend. There will be free entry to the museum for the whole weekend and a mixed programmes of activities for everyone, including street party, music and family activities. Free, just turn up, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

SPANISH FESTIVAL: Rioja Tapas Fantasticas is a  two-day  festival celebrating Rioja wine, Spanish food and lifestyle with workshops, walks, theatre and more. There's also Tapas Theatre, a food and wine matching dining feature, alongside the wine workshop and wine walks. Free, just turn up, Saturday and Sunday

GARDENS: It's Open Garden Squares Weekend, with 200 gardens across 25 boroughs open to the public. Just one ticket needed for both days. £10, prebook, Saturday and Sunday

LIFT: London International Festival of Theatre is still ongoing this weekend with various events going on across London including the Museum of Water, and homelessness explored through football in Turfed. See brochure for individual events.

OPEN STUDIOS: Make Space Studios in Lambeth North opens its doors to the public for the whole weekend. See this unique artistic space and mingle with its residents. Artists will have their works on sale and on Sunday there is DJing, live musical performances and dance events from 3pm. Free, just turn up, Saturday & Sunday 11am-6pm

FAMILY FUN: The V&A Museum welcomes families to create their own artworks inspired by the Prix Pictet Prize for Photography and Sustainability exhibition. Use contemporary technological media to create your own masterpiece to take away. Free, just turn up, Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm

ARTS FEST: Camberwell Arts Festival begins on Saturday, with walks, talks, workshops and more. See programme for more details. Until 22 June

WORLD CUP: Find somewhere to support your team with our guide of where to watch the World Cup in London.


Saturday 14 June

Create floral cocktails at a masterclass.

ARCHIVE DAY: Cecil Sharp House in Camden Town celebrates The Full English Archive Day. Just for one day, you can see original rare manuscripts on display, listen to expert speakers Malcolm Taylor and Steve Roud and join free archive-focused workshops. See full programme on the website, some events need to be prebooked. Free, just turn up, 10am-4pm    

DOGS UNITE: Guide Dogs charity has a family fun day at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a sponsored dog walk, dog shows and displays, trade stalls and entertainment. £20 (under 13s free), prebook, 10am-6pm

COMIC ARTS: The third East London Comic Arts Festival takes place at Oval Space in Bethnal Green, with talks from authors, artists and animators from across the world. From £3, prebook, 10am-7pm

HARD ROCK BIRTHDAY: Hard Rock Cafe is celebrating its 43rd birthday by offering anyone eating between 11am and 12pm the chance to dine for the prices that they would have paid in 1971. That's the HRC Burger for 50p, Roadhouse Ribs for 80p and the Original BLT for 60p. See site for full details and T's and C's. 11am-12pm

HIDDEN MAYFAIR: Take a guided tour around Mayfair and see sights often missed by visitors and Londoners including London’s oldest street art, some clubs fit for a future King and Queen, many scientific firsts, and the country’s first one way street. From £10, prebook, 11am

CHARITY WALK: The first in a series of walks in aid of Amnesty International, Rights and Wrongs In The City begins at Barbican Tube station and looks at some of the places which highlight past struggles for equality. Hear the stories of people who suffered for their beliefs and those who fought for change. £10 (going to Amnesty International), prebook, 11am

RATHAYATRA: A procession of giant chariots will depart from Hyde Park, bound for Trafalgar Square, where celebrations for the Hare Krishna festival of Rathayatra take place, including the serving of 20,000 free vegetarian meals. Free, just turn up, noon-5pm

BRAZILIAN STREET ART: Take the children along to Rich Mix for a family poster-making event as part of the Joga Bola Brazilian cultural festival. Learn from Brazilian street artists and take your artwork home with you. Free, prebook, 11am-1pm

ARTS FESTIVAL: Enjoy music performances, poetry and storytelling, craft workshops and family activities at the whole-day Finsbury Arts Festival. Volunteering opportunities available. Free, just turn up, 12pm-8pm

FUN FAIR: The Fair is the Square is a one-day free event happening in Pond Square, Highgate Village. Expect live music, food and drink stalls, children's activities, local product showcases and live performances. Free, just turn up, 12.20pm-5.30pm

FREE WORKSHOPS: CoolTan Arts in Kennington hosts the Mad Hatters Tea Party, part of the Anxiety Arts Festival. During the afternoon, four workshops will stimulate your mind: Food and Mood, Understanding Panic Attacks, Postcard Making and Anxious about Painting. Plus, there's the launch of painting exhibition Summertime Blues. Free, just turn up, 1pm-6pm

BUSHSTOCK: This music festival sees more than 30 bands take over four venues in Shepherd's Bush. The line-up includes Peggy Sue, Passport to Stockholm and Honeyblood. £27.50, prebook, from 1.30pm

THAMES TOUR: Take a “psycho-geographical” cruise along the Thames for a tour of the city accompanied by unusual facts and personal anecdotes. £14, prebook, 1.30pm/3.15pm

SOUTHBANK CENTRE: Take a guided tour of the famous Southbank Centre, learning about the architecture and some of the big events in the building's history. £8.50, prebook, 2pm

NUDESTERS: Look out for hundreds of naked cyclists today, as World Naked Bike Ride tours central and south London, raising awareness of cycling safety issues. The pantless peletons start at 3pm from various locations, converging on the Wellington Arch around 5.30pm. Free, just turn up, from 2.30pm

FLORAL COCKTAILS: We told you about the best places in London to eat flowers. Now learn how to drink them at a masterclass from The Cocktail Gardener at The Rib Room in Knightsbridge. £29, prebook, 3pm

BRAZILIAN PARTY: Dinner Dance - Road to Rio is an evening of Brazilian food and drink, football match and dance. The event takes place in a secret location close to Old Street (to be unveiled after booking you ticket) and includes a five course Brazilian dinner, the World Cup match and a dancefloor. You can choose between different tickets option. £56-£11, prebook, from 7pm

WORLD CUP: Bounce, the ping pong and cocktail club based in Holborn, celebrates the start of the World Cup with a themed party. This is a free entry event — note that you'll have to pay for your food and drinks — and it repeats on 19 June and 24 June. Can't stand football? You can always play ping pong. Free, prebook, 10pm  

COMEDY STORE: Head to Southbank Centre for The Best of the Comedy Store at Udderbelly Festival, with Jimmy McGhie, Rob Rouse and Sean Meo, MC'd by Paul Tonkinson. £16-£22.50, prebook, 9.30pm

GIN: It's World Gin Day, so celebrate with more than just a glass of G&T with our suggestions.


Sunday 15 June

Marylebone Summer Fayre

FATHER'S DAY: Looking for something to do with your dad in London today? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

ZEPPELIN WALK: First World War Walks have a Zeppelin! walk around the City of London, following the path of a bombing raid from 8 September 1915. Starts at Holborn Station. £12/£10, prebook, 10.30am

SUMMER FAYRE: Marylebone Summer Fayre takes over the central area of the borough and brings food, drink, music, children’s activities, craft stalls, a farmers’ market and tombola. See website for full schedule. Free, just turn up, 11am-8pm

LOCAL PHOTOS: Photographer Sabine Theole has an exhibition in the Woodland Walk area of Queens Park, NW6. It is part of the Queens Park Photo Festival with photos taken within a one mile radius of the Queens Park bandstand. Free, just turn up, 1pm-6pm

REFUGEE ART FESTIVAL: Celebrating Sanctuary London is a festival celebrating art done by, for and about refugees. It takes place on Southbank, with music from all over the world. Free, just turn up, 2pm-7pm

THEATRICAL STORYTELLING: The Fantastical Story Factory returns to Southbank Centre. The show lets children steer the story by deciding where it is set, who is in it, and can even bring along props for them to use in the play. £10/£15, prebook, 2.30pm

ACOUSTIC MUSIC: The Antelope near Tooting Broadway hosts The Breathing Room, an acoustic music night with performances from The Hobos, Pepper & Shepherd and more. £3, just turn up, 7.30pm


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