Things To Do In London This Weekend: 21-22 June 2014

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Get involved in Knit In Public Day on Saturday.

READER OFFER: Come and see Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense with us on Monday 23 June and you can attend a Londonist exclusive Q&A with stars Robert Webb and Mark Heap after the show. Get your tickets here.

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

SOMERSET HOUSE: See an exhibition about the vital importance of water. Artist Amy Sharrocks created her own Museum of Water at Somerset House, with remnants of evaporated snow and lots of interactive exhibits. Free, until 29 June  

ART EXHIBITION: Guildhall Art Gallery celebrates the 120th anniversary of Tower Bridge with a dedicated exhibition featuring painting, photography and projects from the time of its construction. Free, until 30 June

PARTY IN THE PARK: AP and Beyond is a community festival celebrating Alexandra Palace and surrounding area. Albert Road Rec near Bound Green Station will be full of music and creative fun on both Saturday and Sunday and it's all free,

CYCLING FUN: Today and tomorrow, Haven Green in Ealing Broadway hosts Street Velodrome, a cycling event featuring King Ramps, BMX displays, cycling workshops and Fix-it sessions. On Saturday, enjoy extreme performances, free Velodrome cycling and BMX sessions for all ages, stalls and food outlets. On Sunday, there's a competition for amateur riders, competing in a time trial qualification process — you need to register to take part in it and pay a fee for participation. Free, just turn up, Saturday 9am-7pm/Sunday 9am-5.30pm

STAR PHOTOGRAPHS: Zebra One Gallery in Hampsetad has an exhibition called Double Exposure, which is a series of photographs of stars from film, music, arts, sport and TV. Free, just turn up, 11am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday

WEST END LIVE: See the stars of  West End shows for free in Trafralgar Square at West End Live. Free, just turn up for most events but prebook for others, Saturday and Sunday

SHORT STORY FESTIVAL: London Short Story Festival takes over Waterstone's Piccadilly this weekend, with a programme of speakers and workshops. See individual events for prices and booking info. 20-22 June

MEDIEVAL JOUST: Knights on horseback compete at Eltham Palace, with other medieval pursuits like falconry and dance and food cooked on open fires. £12 or less, prebook, 10am-5pm

Saturday 21 June

Deux Chevaux

ART: Cool Cats Cafe in Camberwell host Room 131, an exhibition showcasing artworks made by Camberwell College of Arts' students. Today the exhibition opens with a private view from 7pm onwards. Free, until 21 August

MUSIC DAY: Celebrate International Music Day with plenty of free music events around London. You can also take part in it, becoming a host or a performer. See full programme on the website. Free, different timings — check each event  

BOOK SALE: The Blackheath and Greenwich Group of Amnesty International celebrates 40 years of its legendary book sale in Blackheath. Pick up an armful of summer reading, second hand and brand new. Free entry, just turn up, 9am-5pm

OPEN DAY: As part of the Year of the Bus celebration, today Stockwell Bus Garage opens to the public for free. The bus garage is a Grade II listed building and one of the most significant modernist buildings in London: expect heritage vehicles, vintage rides and so on. Free, just turn up, 10am-4pm

OKINAWA DAY: Head to Spitalfields for a a celebration of all things Okinawa, food, music, dance, crafts and karate. Free, just turn up, 10am-6pm

ONESIE SALE: If you're a fan of onesies (or animals), head to Heneage Street in Spitalfields for a sample sale with products from onesie brand Kigu and gift brand Ohh Deer. Free, just turn up, 10am-6pm

KNITTING IN PUBLIC: Today is Worldwide Knit In Public Day and Wild and Woolly in Clapton is aiming to get everyone involved with open-air knitters’ deck chairs outside the shop. Free, just turn up, 10.30am-6pm

RECORD FAIR: Westminster Central Hall opposite Westminster Abbey hosts the Vip Record CD Music Fair. Find your favourite vinyls and CDs from rock classics to today’s indie. £3, just turn up, 10am-3.30pm

ARCHITECTURE: New Perspectives is a headline event at London Festival of Architecture, with a group of architects holding talks and running activities throughout the day. The focus is on the Balfron Tower in Poplar, designed by brutalist modern architect Ernö Goldfinger. Free, prebook for some events, 11am-7pm

POP-UP VINTAGE: Find vintage and retro ladies & menswear, vintage & antique jewellery, homeware, picnic baskets, antiques, collectables, maps, books, curios and more at Pop-Up Vintage at Spitalfields. Free, just turn up, 11am-5pm

PERFORMANCE ART: Deux Chevaux is a performance by William Mackrell consisting of two horses pulling a two horse-power car. Today there is a live performance in Kensington and Chelsea, with events such as performances and responses taking place throughout the day. See full programme here. Free, just turn up, 11.30am-6pm

ART WORKSHOP: Connected to its latest exhibition Museum of Water, Somerset House South Wing hosts a free family workshop. Create your own stories or poems based on the river Thames and have fun with your family. Free, just turn up, 12pm-3pm

FAMILY FUN: As part of the Celebrating Sanctuary London festival, the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green presents New Voices, a whole day of  live music from around the globe, as well as interactive activities for all the family and a photographic exhibition. Free, just turn up, 12pm-7pm

CEMETERY WALK: Explore Brompton Cemetery with one of the City of Westminster Guides. Listen to the life stories of those buried in the only nationalised Victorian Cemetery, from the inventor of the Christmas Card to the man who truly created the Atkins diet. £10/£8, prebook, 1pm

YOUNG MUSICIANS FESTIVAL: Boombox Live is a music festival with musicians, bands, solo acts and DJs aged 11 to 21 years old. Also has activities for children, a bouncy castle and food and market stalls. Takes place at Brookland College in Ashford, Middlesex. Free, just turn up, 3pm-9.30pm

HACKNEY RUN: The first ever Run Hackney Free 5k run begins in Hackney Marshes this afternoon, and although registration is now closed, there's nothing to stop you turn up to cheer on those hardy folk taking part. Free, just turn up, 3pm

CREATIVE HUB LAUNCH: The Old School Room in Mile End is a new creative hub for artists, and has its grand opening today, with music, films and live entertainment. Free, just turn up, 4pm-10pm

ENSEMBLE CONCERT: The Lingua Franca Ensemble performs a concert consisting of Eastern Mediterranean traditions and Western music elements. Takes place at St Ethelburga's Centre on Bishopsgate. £12, prebook, 7.30pm

HUMANIST CONCERT: British Humanist Choir hosts a variety show for the non-religious, consisting of comedy, talks, science and music.£12, prebook, 7.30pm

MUSIC: Listen to classic octets for strings and wind by Schubert and Jean Françaix played by young players in a Maiastra concert, organised by the Aidan Woodcock Charitable Trust, at St Anne’s Church, in Kew Green. Free (donations welcome), just turn up, 7.30pm

GIG: HAWK, Audiogold, O. Chapman and Adam Cleaver perform tonight at the Sebright Arms pub in Bethnal Green, presenting their new singles to the public. £6+bf, prebook, 7.30pm

PARTY: The Sink the Pink Summer Ball takes place at Troxy. It's described as "A celebration of the finest East London performers, colour, drag, club kids, art, music and fashion, all together for one night of unique glamorous, glitter filled carnage!" £21.80, prebook, from 8pm

SUMMER SOLSTICE: Cool Tan Arts have a midnight walk to celebrate Summer Solstice. The guided walk will go through South London and will stop for talks about various subjects along the way. It is 4.8 miles, starting at Tate Modern on Bankside and ending at Maudsley Hospital in Denmark Hill. Free (donations welcome), just turn up, 11.45pm

Sunday 22 June

Camberwell Arts Festival ends on Sunday.

LAST CHANCE: Today is the last day of the Camberwell Arts Festival, which animates the borough with art events and live performances. Today you can choose between a photography workshop, literary talks and comedy — all free or cheap. Check the website for full schedule. Free, ends today

BIG WALK: Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice holds its annual Big Walk & Family Fun Day at Eltham Park South. Following the walk, there will be stalls, bouncy castles, face painting, balloon modelling, lucky dips, tombola and raffle stalls. £10 per adult, £5 per child, register, from 9.15am

LORDS 200: Lord's Cricket Ground celebrates its bicentenary today with a repeat of the first ever fixture at the current Lord’s Ground, alongside live entertainment and fairground stalls. £10, prebook, 2pm

ANTIQUES FAIR: The Horti Antiques Fair returns to The Royal Horticultural Halls with traders coming from all over Europe and UK. This month there are dealers specialising in antique linens, fine jewellery, silver, ceramics and paintings among other items. £4, prebook, 10.30am-4pm

ILLUSTRATORS FAIR: As part of the Housewarming Season organised by House of Illustration in King's Cross, join a full-day Illustrators Fair for a packed day of fairground-themed illustration pop up shows, workshops, games and stalls. Emerging and established illustrators share with the public what they do best throughout the day. Free, prebook, 11am-6pm

BUS CAVALCADE: Head to a traffic-free Regent Street for London Transport Museum's bus cavalcade. Explore 30 buses from the last century and take part in family activities. Free, just turn up, 11.30am-6pm

MID-SUMMER: The Waltham Forest Mid-Summer Festival takes place in Leyton Jubilee Park today. Live dance and music performances,  go karts, trampolines and a climbing wall are just some of the family activities on offer. Free, just turn up, 1pm-6pm

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