Spend Your Weekend at One of These Incredible London Events

Before we speed into May, there’s one reason why we should all slow down the pace and savour the last weekend of April: the fabulous events on offer. You wouldn’t want to rush into the new month without checking out a free flick at a community festival, a unique club night based on a beloved animated film, the tastiest cocktails from a legendary basement bar, or a sci-fi exhibition that Star Wars fans are head over heels with. Now that we’ve surely piqued your interest, look below to discover what other amazing events you'll find in London this weekend.

1. Release Your Inner Jedi at The Fans Strike Back®

With appearances around the world, this Star Wars fan exhibition has finally landed in London! Fans of the science fiction franchise now have the chance to explore the largest, fan-made Star Wars event yet, featuring posters, costumes, figures, models, and other memorabilia from real fans of the franchise. Grab your lightsaber and get your tickets now as they're selling fast. 

From 19 April 2023

Location: 81 Old Brompton Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2ND

2. See What’s Happening at Marylebone Food Festival

For a jam-packed week of food events, workshops, and tasting sessions, make sure you check out the schedule for the Marylebone Food Festival. Held across multiple venues in the area, the event will celebrate Marylebone's eclectic dining scene and top restaurants. Weekend highlights include a Persian cooking class at La Cucina Caldesi and a free Olive Oil Tasting at Food Filosophy Marylebone. 

If you’re looking for more delicious dishes in the capital, head onto our Best Food Spots of Fitzrovia guide and keep your tastebuds satisfied. 

25 - 30 April 2023

Location: Restaurants across Marylebone area

3. Rep Your Favourite Character at Shrek Rave UK

Be your best, ogre self at Shrek Rave UK, the viral party that's sent shockwaves through social media. Once you've grabbed your ticket and made it into the land of Far Far Away, you're in for a treat. Expect talented stage dancers, cannon confetti showers, swamp-inspired cocktails, and top DJs spinning tunes like club anthems, TikTok trending tunes, and so much more. 

29 April 2023

Location: Tiger Tiger London, 29 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4SP

4. Watch Creatives Test Their Skills at Art Battle

We bet you've never experienced modern art like this before. Art Battle London is a live art showdown where you'll watch talented artists create masterpieces in 20 minutes and under. After each round, you'll be a part of the decision-making process and help vote for the ultimate champion. The event will finish with a silent auction where you can nab some of the original works produced - if any tickle your fancy of course. 

29 April 2023

Location: Signature Brew Blackhorse Road, Unit 15, Blackhorse Lane, London E17 5QJ

5. Get Ready for Festival Season at Neverland’s Fulham Fest

This bank holiday Monday, Neverland will be kicking off festival season with their own Fulham Fest party. Head on down to Neverland for live DJ performances, magicians showing off their skills, glitter artists who'll cover you in the sparkly stuff, and roaming performers on the prowl. While you kick back and enjoy the live entertainment, don't forget about Neverland's food and drink offer, like delicious summer treats and tropical cocktails. 

28 - 30 April 2023

Location: Neverland London, Wandsworth Bridge, London SW6 2TY

6. Indulge in Cocktails at Oriole at Albie

Oriole, a world-renowned basement bar, closed its doors in December. However, they’ve returned to London's drinking scene thanks to a new collaboration with The Hoxton Southwark. Taking over The Hoxton's glamorous mezzanine bar, Oriole are shaking up delicious drinks once more - for three whole months in fact. A concoction you must try has to be the Cape Verde, combining gin, leaf port, fino sherry, amaro santoni, and pink grapefruit tonic.  

Every Saturday 2023

Location: The Hoxton, 40 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NY

7. Enjoy the Colourful boats at IWA Canalway Cavalcade

Returning to London's idyllic Little Venice, the IWA Canalway Cavalcade is a free celebration of life on the city's waterways and its vibrant community. Highlights from the event include their legendary illuminated procession, kids' entertainment suitable for all ages, art displays from local schools, a real ale bar serving pints, and plenty of live music around the site. 

29 April - 1 May 2023

Location: Little Venice, London W9 2PF / W2 6NE

8. Decorate Your Home With Art From the Vintage Poster Market

For another day of terrific artworks you'll want to hang in your living room, the Vintage Poster Market returns to The Copeland Gallery in Peckham. With a mere £2 entry fee, this poster market will be home to leading poster dealers trading from their specialist collections. FRMD, a bespoke framer, will also be making an appearance, so you can make sure your latest vintage piece is framed to perfection. 

28 - 30 April 2023

Location: The Copeland Gallery, Unit 9, Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Road, London SE15 3SN

9. Catch a Free Flick at the New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival

Returning for another series of free film screenings, the New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival is back for 2023. Their amazing programme spans ten days, featuring a cool combination of classic and lesser known films to enjoy on your own, with friends, or with family. Weekend showings include Matilda on Saturday and Back to the Future on Sunday - both absolute classics!

21 - 30 April 2023

Location: Venues across New Cross and Deptford

10. Get Lucky at Abba Bingo: Winner Takes It All

If you feel like a winner ready to take it all, then head to this Abba Bingo night. Created especially for fans of the Swedish pop quartet, this grand night out will get everyone singing along to their favourite hits. The night includes three games of bingo, hilarious competitions where you might be able to nab yourself a free drink, a prize for the best dressed, a dramatic dance off, delicious street food from Wingman's Chicken, and a DJ spinning Abba tunes throughout. 

Discover more dance-worthy parties through our Shoreditch Nightlife guide, covering the coolest pubs, bars, clubs, and music venues in the area. 

29 April 2023

Location: Market House, Top Floor, 443 Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8LN

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