Check Out This Weekend’s Top Events in London
Even if the bank holiday weekend has you all worn out, we can think of plenty of reasons why you should head out into London once again this week. We’re talking about all of those wonderful events that’ll be happening across the city. This time, expect a multitude of wonders like Wimbledon’s bustling art fair, artistic activities and exhibitions as part of London Craft Week, mega sarnies at one of London’s new food stalls, and even chances to catch a free flick at Herne Hill’s film festival. If that’s caught your attention (we’re sure that it has), keep on reading and find your next London event for this weekend.
1. Discover Incredible Artists at the Wimbledon Art Fair
Immerse yourself in brilliant works of art (without needing to break the bank) at the return of the Wimbledon Art Fair. At the spring edition, you’ll get to browse pieces from over 150 artists from painting, ceramics, printmaking, photography, and other artistic mediums. You’ll also get to take part in creative workshops, indulge in food and drink from the studio café, and take any little ones with you on an Art Trail.
11 - 14 May 2023
Location: Wimbledon Art Studio, 10 Riverside Yard, London SW17 0BB
Book Now: https://www.wimbledonartfair.com/pre-book
2. Hop onto the London Bar Bus
Check out a rooftop bar like no other on this spectacular bus tour of London. The London Bar Bus is an opportunity to appreciate the sights and sounds of the city, while enjoying delicious glasses of prosecco, rose, gin and tonic, beer, and soft drinks on board. While you’re on the move, be sure to watch out for iconic London landmarks like the London Eye, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s, Tower Bridge, and other classic sights.
Track down other amazing tours in London with our handy guide. Whether you’re keen to explore our beautiful city by foot, by bus, or by boat, we’ve got you covered. Check out what’s on offer and plan your next day out.
Dates Throughout May 2023
Location: Tootbus, Charles II Street, next to Her Majesty's Theatre, London SW1Y 4QL
Book Now: https://shorturl.at/evMQ0
3. Drink away at the London Whisky Weekender
Spend your weekend tasting delicious whiskies at the London Whisky Weekender 2023. Back for another incredible year, this drinks festival is your chance to sample wonderful whiskies from Scotland, England, and beyond. With your ticket you’ll receive your very own Glencairn tasting glass, a chance to sample all the whiskies in the grand hall, and get entry into the numerous festival masterclasses on offer.
12 - 13 May 2023
Location: The Kia Oval, Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SS
Book Now: https://shorturl.at/eR018
4. Be Inspired at This Year's London Craft Week
Once again, London Craft Week will be celebrating the exceptional craftsmanship and creativity found around the world. Making our city its hub, the event includes a number of free and paid activities, workshops, exhibitions, and talks to experience. Among the range of activities on offer, you'll find a free exhibition showcasing Vivienne Westwood corsets from 1987 as well as creative workshops on tribal beading from Malaysia, pattern cutting, and other incredible crafts.
8 - 14 May 2023
Location: Multiple venues across London, please refer to schedule
Book Now: https://www.londoncraftweek.com/events/
5. Bring the Family to Greenwich Peninsula’s Urban Village Fête
For another day of free, family fun in the sunshine, check out Greenwich Peninsula’s Urban Village Fête. During the event, you’ll be able to check out the Talks Tent exploring topics from sustainability to sports, purchase beautiful handmade goods from the Shopping Quarter, dance in the park to DJ sets from Mr Scruff, Zakia, and Rhythm Section's Bradley Zero, and drop by the Canteen Food Hall for delicious, international treats.
Location: Greenwich Peninsula, Central Park, 1 West Parkside, London SE10 0BN
Book Now: https://shorturl.at/fHU57
6. Indulge at the Joké & Friends Pop-Up
Before reopening her restaurant Chishuru in Fitzrovia, West African chef Adejoké Bakare will be serving delicious plates of food at the Globe Tavern. For two months only, you’ll be able to relax in the Tavern’s cosy interiors and tuck into a menu inspired by Nigerian dining traditions. Expect mouth-watering dishes ranging from Celeriac Cake with Pumpkin Seed Sauce to Coconut Pancakes with Summer Squash Puree.
9 May - 1 July 2023
Location: The Globe Tavern, 8 Bedale Street, London SE1 9AL
Book Now: https://shorturl.at/o4679
7. Enjoy Skylight Tobacco Dock’s Rooftop
Head up to Skylight Tobacco Dock for games, cocktails, and jaw-dropping London views. With this handy package ticket, you’ll receive two cocktails from their selection (Mojito, Bramble, or Picante) and a chance to play games on their lawn if you’re looking for some friendly competition. Making for a fabulous date night, have fun playing the games, enjoying the drinks, and soaking up London’s fabulous skyline.
For more experiences featuring a breathtaking view of London, head onto our rooftop bars guide. You’ll find stunning venues complete with amazing drinks, delicious food, and wonderful sights of the city - check it out now to book your next evening out.
Every Thu - Sun 2023
Location: Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF
Book Now: https://feverup.com/m/127674
8. Tuck Into A Sarnie at the Experimental Sandwich Shop
From Bad Boy Pizza Society comes The Experimental Sandwich Shop, a pop-up stall with a rotating selection of delicious sandwiches to sink your teeth into. This new shop marks the founder’s (Charlie, Henry, Josh, and Sam) return to London’s sarnie scene, rustling up delicious flavours like Grilled Chicken Caesar; Chicken Bruschetta, Porchetta and Salsa Verde; and Vodka Chicken Parmesan.
Throughout May 2023 (Wednesday to Sunday)
Location: Vinegar Yard, 72-82 Saint Thomas Street, London SE1 3QU
Learn More: https://badboypizzasoc.com/
9. See What’s Showing at Dulwich Festival
Back for May, the Dulwich Festival is a huge community event offering so much to see and do. The event celebrates the area’s rich history of arts, culture, and community, offering nearly 100 events in total. Our festival highlights from this weekend include the Artist’s Open House, an open day at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Social Radicals Walks from Duncan Bowie, and a Teddy Bear’s Picnic at the Village Orchard.
12 - 21 May 2023
Location: Venues across Dulwich, please refer to their schedule
Book Now: https://dulwichfestival.co.uk/
10. Catch a Flick at the Herne Hill Free Film Festival
Back for their tenth season, the Herne Hill Free Film Festival boasts an incredible line-up of films. Without needing to spend a penny, you’ll get to see screenings at a variety of venues from across the area. Jordan Peele’s Nope will be showing at Brockwell Lido this Saturday (8:45pm). Make sure you arrive early to secure your spot and enjoy this thrilling, modern horror alongside other excited movie lovers.
3 - 27 May 2023
Location: Venues across Herne Hill, please refer to their schedule
Learn More: https://freefilmfestivals.org/filmfestival/herne-hill/
11. Rejoice at the Return of Pub in the Park
For their first London event of 2023, Pub In The Park will be touching down in Wimbledon. Be prepared for another jam-packed weekend filled with delicious offerings from the area’s best restaurants, live demonstrations from beloved chefs, and even live music from some very special guests. Head to the chef demo stage to see Simon Rimmer, Ainsley Harriott, or Anna Haugh work their culinary magic, or drop by the sizzling firepit and experience sessions led by BBQ chefs Sam & Shauna.
12 - 14 May 2023
Location: Wimbledon Park, Home Park Road, London SW19 8AU
Book Now: https://www.pubintheparkuk.com
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Wimbledon Art Studio, 10 Riverside Yard, London SW17 0BB