Things To Do In London This Weekend: 25-26 June 2016

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It's Pride Weekend! Photo: steve_w

PRIDE WEEKEND: It's the final weekend of Pride in London 2016, and it's a big'un. The Pride in London Parade takes place on Saturday (1pm-4.30pm), plus there's Pride In Soho, concerts, a Trans Pride Tea Dance and much more. See full programme.

FREE FESTIVAL: It's the first weekend of Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, which means a plethora of dance, music, theatre and more across east London. Our pick of the weekend is The People Build — a chance to be involved in building a massive cardboard tower before tearing it straight down. See website for programme and booking details, 24 June-2 July

GELATO FESTIVAL: Sample the Italian goodness of gelato at this Gelato Festival, taking over Old Spitalfields Market. It's the London leg of a European tour and we've got a ticket offer for Londonist readers. 24 June-3 July

WEEKEND PUNK: As the Design Museum gets ready to leave its Shad Thames home for pastures new, join in a weekend of events celebrating the spirit of punk. Take part in creative workshops, watch live performances and see displays. Free, just turn up, 25-26 June

BOOKS UNBOUND: Books Unbound is a new community literary festival, hosted by Godolphin & Latymer School in Hammersmith. Expect author talks, writing workshops and a Saturday night book jam. Full programme and tickets available here. 25-26 June

Saturday 25 June

There's an open day at Northfields Allotments.

NECKLACE WORKSHOP: Head to the Tatty Devine workshop in Brick Lane for a masterclass in how to make this crystal rainbow necklace, complete with laser cut clouds and Swarovski crystals. £75, book in advance, 10am-11.3oam

NOSHVILLE: Street food experts KERB bring a taste of the States to King's Cross with American street food market Noshville (see what they did there?). 16 traders will be selling the likes of fried chicken, bourbon wings, ice cream floats and cajun lemonade. Live acts will provide a soundtrack of Americana music. Free entry, just turn up, 11am-8pm

WRITING WANDER: Meet at Tate Britain to take part in this writing walk, guided by Katie from Look Up London. Take in the locations you pass, and then use them as stimulus in the creative writing section of the event. Suggested donation £5, book in advance, 11.30am

WOOD FARM: There's a launch event to celebrate the opening of Harrow's new wild open public space, Wood Farm. Activities for kinds include pond dipping, a petting zoo, and face painting, while adults can take guided tours of the site and use telescopes to see the view over London. Free, just turn up, 12pm-5pm

MEAD CELEBRATION: Gosnells Meadery, based in Peckham, holds a free open day to celebrate creating its 100th brew. All the different meads made by the brewery will be available on the day. Free, just turn up, 12pm-8pm

SOMETHING TO DECLARE: The public can get an insight into immigration processes at Rich Mix in Shoreditch today. Immersive project Something To Declare is set up like an immigration booth, with visitors going through an arrivals process and brief interview. Those who have a story to tell will be led to a sound booth where they will record their arrival story. Free, just turn up, 1pm

ALLOTMENT OPEN DAY: Northfield Allotments in Ealing claims to be London's oldest allotments, and today it's open to the public for only the second time in the 184 year history. Join walks led by a local wildlife expert, see inside an Anderson shelter and more. Free, just turn up, 1pm-5pm

QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY WALK: Celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday and lengthy reign with a guided walk from the Palace of Westminster to Buckingham Palace visiting sights linked to Queen Elizabeth II and past monarchs. £10, book in advance, 2pm-4pm (repeated every Saturday and Sunday until August)

SYRIAN MUSICIANS: The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians performs a concert at Southbank Centre as part of 14-18 NOW festival. Many of the musicians have been forced to flee Syria, and the concert will give an insight into the music and culture of the country. £35-£45, book in advance, 7.30pm

Sunday 26 June

The London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival takes place today.

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL: A fleet of dragon boats takes to the water at London Regatta Centre in Victoria Docks. It's part of the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, and there's plenty happening on dry land too, including lion dancing displays and a food festival. Free to watch, just turn up, from 10am

GEFILTEFEST: Immerse yourself in Jewish culture at the Gefiltefest food festival at JW3 on Finchley Road. Over 50 demonstrations and workshops take place, led by chefs and food writers, and the piazza transforms into London's only kosher pop-up food market. £15-£25, book in advance, 10.30am-5.30pm

PLAYDAYS: It's playtime at Lordship Recreation Ground in Tottenham — for adults only. In a throwback to playground days, Playdays aims to get people having fun together through games like rounders, Bulldog, hula-hooping and frisbee. £10, book in advance, 11am/3pm

DISCOVERING MARYLEBONE: Footprints of London guide Chris Firmin leads a walking tour around the Marylebone area, raising funds for Amnesty International. Visit the Georgian and Regency architecture and learn about some of the successful people who have called the area home. £10.69-£12, book in advance, 11am-1pm

MID-CENTURY MARKET: Cecil Sharp House in Camden hosts a mid-century market, selling all manner of items from the 1950s, including records, jewellery, clothes and homewares. Rockabilly heaven. £3, just turn up, 11am-4.30pm

SUMMER FETE: Union Chapel in Islington holds a summer fete at Compton Terrace Gardens, with a live music stage, stalls, competitions, arts and crafts and more. Free, just turn up, 12pm-4pm

NOW VOYAGER: Kennington Talkies hosts a screening of Now Voyager at the Cinema Museum. The 1942 film tells the story of a spinster's attempts to escape the control of her mother. £6, book in advance, doors 2pm for 3pm start

MAKE A TREASURE: There's a family art workshop at the British Library, where children can make artworks using paper on fabrics. Textile and paper conservators will be on hand to give an insight into how such materials are usually preserved. Free, just turn up, 2pm-3.30pm

DISCO BOAT PARTY: Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet! — 70s and 80s soul, funk and disco night ‘for people who remember the tunes first time round and still want to party' — is back on the Thames for an afternoon boat party, starting at Greenwich Pier. 10% of profits go to Cancer Research UK. £25, book in advance, 3pm-6pm

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Our pick of Funzing events

SOUTHWARK'S SAUCY SECRETS: Get to know Southwark better in this 90 minute tour, in which you'll hear tales of sex, saints and scandal, and visit some of the remaining Medieval and Elizabethan relics. £12, 21 June 6.30pm/12 July 6.30pm/24 July 11am

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: Get to know your camera on this photography workshop on South Bank. Led by a professional photographer, you'll start in a cafe where you'll learn the basics before heading out along the river to put what you've learnt into practise. £35/£25, 24 June 8am/2 July 1pm

ALTERNATIVE AFTERNOON TEA: Head to a secret location at Trinity Buoy Wharf for afternoon tea with a difference. Every food item is paired with a speciality tea. While you tuck in, learn all manner of facts about tea and watch a brewing demonstration. £32, 25 June/16 July, 1.30pm