Things To Do In London This Weekend: 21-22 November 2015

Visit The Enchanted Woodland, photo by Simon Hadleigh-Sparks

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BEJEWELLED TREASURES:
Sparkly jewels from the Al Thani collection are on show at the V&A, which includes Mughal jades and some spectacular diamonds. V&A, £10, opens Saturday until 28 March, 10am-5.45pm

SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS MARKET:
Get in the Christmas spirit by trying some Scandinavian festive treats and perhaps even buying some of your first gifts of the year. Albion Street, Rotherhithe, free, Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 10am-5pm

TASTE OF LONDON:
Foodies: Tobacco Dock is the place to be this weekend. Taste of London: The Festive Edition features top-tier chefs like Tom Kerridge, Marcus Wareing and José Pizarro, food from the best of the capital's restaurant scene, tastings, cookery demonstrations, a market and more. Get a tasty 20% discount with the code 'Londonist'. Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

PARTY WITH PEPYS:
To celebrate the new Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution exhibition, the National Maritime Museum is going all-out with talks and tours, walks and workshops, plus a Pepys party. Check out our roundup of events.

BUMP ROLLERDISCO:
Instead of ice skating, why not take the family to rollerdisco underneath the Hungerford Bridge? Southbank Centre, £10 adult, £7.50 child, 11am-11pm daily

ART AND ALCOHOL:
This display explores the presence and role of alcohol in British art from the 19th century up until today. Probably not one to see before heading to the pub. Tate Britain, free, 10am-6pm

THE ENCHANTED WOODLAND:
Discover Syon Park’s Enchanted Woodland as you follow the illuminated trail through Capability Brown gardens and historic arboretum. Syon House and Park, Brentford, £9 adults, £3 children, 5pm-9pm

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Saturday 21 November

INTRODUCTORY SEWING WORKSHOP:
Join this three-hour sewing workshop for beginners, which offers an introduction to domestic and industrial sewing machinery and overlockers. Try out different stitching techniques and seams. The Fashion Box, Seven Sisters Road, Seven Sisters, £20, 10am

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FREE EXHIBITION:
Toys (Are Us) is on at the atmospheric Crypt Gallery underneath St Pancras Church — catch it before it closes today. Displaying a group of international artists, the exhibition examines the impact of toys on human development and society. Free, 10am-6pm

THE AMNESTY CLEARANCE BOOKSALE:
This annual book sale is filled with thousands of high quality books across a wide range of subjects. All proceeds go to the work of Amnesty International. Church of the Ascension, Blackheath, free, 10am-4pm

BRUNCH AND BOTTOMLESS BLOODY MARYS:
Start your Saturday right with some hair of the dog and a hearty brunch which includes two hours of unlimited bloody marys. 155 Clerkenwell, Farringdon, £23, from 10am

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BAKE IT, CAKE IT:
Master the art of cake baking by learning from the best. You'll be decorating biscuits and making amazing cupcakes. Learn new techniques from expert pastry chefs and develop cake making skills. Prendergast Vale College, Lewisham, £39, 10.30am

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PERFUME MAKING WORKSHOP:
Take part in a sensory journey in which you'll learn how perfumes are made, smell a selection of essences and then use your creative talents to create your very own signature scent. Face Factory Hair and Beauty Salon, £40, 11am

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MUSICAL ROOTS WALKING TOUR:
Britain’s rock and roll history is part of Soho's DNA. This walk will shower you with a never-ending stream of fascinating facts as you explore. Meet at Tottenham Court Road tube station, £15, 11am

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VOGA:
Try the newest yoga craze: upbeat yoga complete with Vogue poses, spandex and 80s tunes to get you in the mood. The Proud Archivist, £12.75, 12pm

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GRAFFITI WORKSHOP:
Learn how to use aerosols, markers and stencils to create your own graffiti at this two hour workshop where you can discover your inner street artist. Graffik Gallery, Ladbroke Grove, £24, 1pm
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ICE HOCKEY:
As the playoffs approach, competition is getting fierce so show your support for The London Raiders as they battle it out against The Wightlink Raiders. Lee Valley Ice Centre, Stratford, £4, 5.30pm

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POPUP PAINTING:
Get creative at this informal painting class where you'll paint some poppies while you enjoy some wine. Tickets include supplies, wine and a £5 donation to Help For Heroes. Horniman at Hays, London Bridge, £29.95, 7.30pm

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TWISTED CIRCUS SATURDAY:
Weird and wonderful circus acts, from stilt walkers to fire breathers to acrobats, roam two floors creating a truly twisted experience. DJs are also around to play house and club classic tunes. Shaka Zulu, Camden, £15, 9.30pm

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Take it easy at Spa Sunday

Sunday 22 November

#OPEN15: SUBMISSION:
See art works by people who have a connection to Peckham as part of this exhibition celebrating the creative diversity of the area. Peckham Platform SE15, free, 10am-5pm

DRESS MAKING CLASS:
Obsessed with fashion but not sure where to start? Head to this six-hour class which will show you how to bring your ideas to life and create your own threads at home. The Fashion Box, Seven Sisters, £48, 10amGet Tickets

DIY CHRISTMAS ART MARKET:
Browse and buy an eclectic range of original items including art prints, ceramics, illustrations, photography, jewellery, records and more. EPIC Dalston, 13-15 Stoke Newington Road. Free entry, 11am-6pm

FROCK ME VINTAGE FAIR:
Grab vintage threads from over 50 stalls of vintage fashion, accessories and textiles at this fair which has been running for almost two decades. Chelsea Old Town Hall, Chelsea, £4/£2 student, prebook, 11am-5.30pm

SUNDAY BUZZ: KANSAS SMITTY'S BIG FOUR:
Kansas Smitty's Big Four plays the upbeat swing of New Orleans. Expect ragtime classics through to relaxed vocal covers as part of the EFG Jazz Fest. artsdepot in North Finchley, free, 12pm

JAZZ LUNCH:
Tuck into a tasty three course lunch while relaxing to some live jazz from The Boisdale Blue Rhythm Band. Boisdale of Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, free entry, 1pm

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SPA SUNDAY:
A luxurious way to get rid of your Sunday hangover, by soaking in a wooden hot tub and ordering prosecco or cocktails right to your hand. Number 90 Bar & Kitchen, Hackney Wick, £20, 2pm

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BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S:
Head along to Pillow Cinema to watch this timeless classic as you cosy up in comfy chairs with tasty snacks and drinks. Sutton House, Hackney, from £7.50, prebook, 5pm-7pm

A PLEASANCE SCRATCH:
Young theatre makers give you a sneak preview of their next creation at this informal variety show, from poetic monologues, dramatic theatrical performances to dancing and even a Dolly Parton experiment. Pleasance Theatre, Caledonian Road, £7.5o, 5pm
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HELP REFUGEES GIG:
Paloma Faith, Stone Flowers and indie rock quartet Peace perform in aid of the Help Refugees cause. There will be secret special guests making an appearance at the concert which is aiming to raise £80,000 for urgent human rights needs. London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town, £40, prebook, 6pm

TOP SECRET SUNDAY:
The best way to have a great laugh on a Sunday without breaking the bank, plus the pints are cheap! Top Secret Comedy Club, Covent Garden, £1, 8pm

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