Things To Do In London This Weekend: 25-26 February

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Things to do in London this weekend is sponsored by London Fashion Week Festival.

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Afro-centric party series Peanut Butter Funk launches this Saturday.

ART WEEKEND: Discover artistic talent at Europe's largest independent art fair this weekend with the Parralax Art Fair. Get your hands on unique and creative jewellery, textiles, crafts and more. Chelsea Town Hall, free, book ahead, 25-26 February

LAST CHANCE: It's your last chance to see Nepal: Resilience on the Roof of the World. Discover the culture of Nepal with these stunning photography portfolios. Oxo Tower Roof, free, just turn up, until 26 February

RE-IMAGINATION: At the London Transport Museum's Poster Parade: Re-imagining historical posters, old posters and memorable designs are cleverly modified for contemporary audiences. London Transport Museum, £16/£13.50, book ahead, until 27 April

CARTOONS: Future Shock: 40 Years of 2000 AD remembers one of Britain's publishing phenomenons. 2000 AD's iconic characters, including Judge Dredd, have had a lasting impact on popular culture. See 80 pages of original artwork displayed from each decade of the comic. Cartoon Museum, £7, £5, £3, just turn up, until 27 April

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY: Ranging from dramatic landscapes to intimate portraits, see a selection of images depicting nature through the eyes of passionate photographers at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Natural History Museum, £13/£8, book ahead, until 10 September

ROBOT ZOO: A zoo? Inhabited by robot creatures? That'll be the exceptional Robot Zoo. It's educational too; discover what gives animals the ability to change colour, leap high and see at night. Horniman Museum & Gardens, £7/£4, book ahead, until 29 October

Saturday 25 February

Laugh and be happy with Chester Tuffnut this Saturday

MOVIE DAY: Go on an adventure with Pete's Dragon on Saturday. Watch as Pete befriends Elliot, a big friendly dragon in this heart-warming tale. House of Vans, free, just turn up, 10.30am/12.15pm

GET FIT: Maintain those New Year resolutions and get fit for free with the Limehouse Basin Social Market. With sessions on abs, bums & thighs, boxfit and more, feel refreshed with this fun event. Limehouse Market, free, book ahead, noon-2pm

TED TALKS: TED returns to make its annual pilgrimage to London's East End. 15 speakers tackle the topic 'society without borders', through the differing lenses of science, technology, human rights, history art and design. Hackney Empire, £35/£45/£75, book ahead, noon-8pm

CURIOUS CREATURES: Join one of a kind treemole Chester Tuffnut as he brings fun, happiness and adventure back to the forest. Told with puppets, music and heaps of imagination, this is a story about friendship and living an adventure. Half Moon Theatre, £7, book ahead, 2pm

COOL NIGHT OUT: Mark LGBT History Month with mental health charity CoolTan Arts. Play Polari parlour games and watch trans and queer films spanning from 1967. Later, dance to Mzz Kimberley, Frankie Sinatra, Gusher, Elvis PressMe and Phoenix Fag Butt. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm-midnight

DANCE NIGHT: Celebrate past, present and and future sounds from the Caribbean, South America and the African continent with the launch of the afro-centric party series Peanut Butter Funk. The Book Club, £4, book ahead, 8pm-2pm

BURTON FEST: Look back on the film career of Tim Burton this Saturday night. Prince Charles is screening fan favourites, including Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood and Mars Attacks. Prince Charles Cinema, £20/£17.50, book ahead, 9pm


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Sunday 26 February

Celebrate Tim Burton with Prince Charles Cinema on Saturday night. Photo: Warner Bros.

PRINCESS DI: Known for her bold choices, Diana Spencer became a fashion icon in the 80s and 90s, and remains iconic in the fashion world. Explore her chic revolution at Kensington Palace with Diana: Her Fashion Story. Kensington Palace, £15.40/£12.60, book ahead, 10am-3pm (tickets this weekend only now available on Sunday)

CLASSICS DAY: This is your chance to discover how ideas travelled through the classical world and how civilisations first interacted with each other. City Lit, £49/£29/£15, book ahead, 10am-4.30pm

PUNK WALK: Walk around the West End and see the key sites that instigated the punk revolution, to mark the movement's 40th anniversary. A Museum of London tour, £20, book ahead, 11am-1pm

HIGHGATE HISTORY: Discover the history of housing in Highgate with this guided walk. See Lubetkin's iconic High Point flats, say hello to Marx in Highgate cemetery and wander through Holly Lodge Estate and Walter Segal's 1950s St Anne's Close. Highgate Station, £12/£9, book ahead, 11.30am-1.15pm

GET CRAFTY: Batik is an ancient form of painting using molten wax. Learn how to do it this Sunday afternoon and experiment with colour, style and design. Geffrye Museum, £23, book ahead, 2pm-4.30pm

FAMILY THEATRE: When three characters get stuck in a theatre overnight, they realise that they can be the stars of their own show, in Night at the Theatre. With dance and imaginative storytelling, it's the perfect way to keep the kids entertained. Artsdepot, £7, book ahead, 3pm

REVOLUTION: Communists and anarchists often met in London to argue and debate over the form that the revolution was to take. As the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution approaches explore London's own communist history with Marx, Lenin and Anarchism: Revolution in Fitzrovia. Goodge Street Station, £12/£9, book ahead, 2pm-4pm

OSCARS FILM: To celebrate the Oscars, there's a free screening of nominated film The Salesman in Trafalgar Square. Free, just turn up (but arrive early), 3pm-6.35pm

QUIZNEY: London's favourite Disney themed musical quiz night returns to Proud Camden. Brush up on your favourite childhood films and be dazzled by a series of performances by the Quizcats (with your fellow audience members). Proud Camden, £13, book ahead, 6pm-9.30pm

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Lost London Walking Tour


London is a city of incredible transformation. With structural remains that date back to ancient history still in existence, this unique walking tour takes in Lost London in all its former glory. From the Titanic booking office to the graveyards of man's best friend, you'll discover the weird and wonderful places that used to exist in the capital but are now only committed to memory. Using old photographs, newspaper cuttings and stories from the past, you'll be amazed at what has largely been written out of our history books...   Get tickets

The London Cheese Crawl


Whether you’re a pre-grated cheddar sprinkler or mimolette fan, this cheesy walking tour will delight your senses. Starting off at a cheese counter in Mayfair that has been serving for more than 300 years, you'll tour the city's best dairy delights - including Fortnum & Mason, where the royals get their fix.   Get tickets

Paddle Boarding in East London - Beginners


Take to the waters and glide about in this beginner paddleboarding session. By the end of it, you'll be standing up and paddling solo, and there's plenty of help on hand to improve your technique. Change of clothes required.  Get tickets

The British Museum Tour - Ideas That Made Our World


Track the journey of humanity through this tour around the British Museum. The tour aims to help you understand why the world is the way it is, and show how humans learned to question absolutely everything. Get tickets