What's On This Weekend: 22nd - 23rd April 2023

London, London, London. You’re never one to let us down when it comes to new events, and this April has been no different. Each weekend (without fail), you give us everything we need for a memorable weekend in the city, be it a delicious food festival transporting us to the sunny island of Sicily, or Tattoodo’s Flash Weekender where you can get inked up without having to pay a penny. To make the most out of London’s generous offerings, come rain or shine, keep on reading to see our complete list of the best events this weekend.

1. Refresh Your Look at the Tattoodo Flash Weekender

Celebrating their London launch, app Tattoodo are touching down in Shoreditch for a weekend filled with free tattoos, the chance to meet with ten of the city’s best artists, fabulous entertainment, and delicious drinks courtesy of Tattoodo's partner Sailor Jerry. Reserve your free ticket to join in with all the fun, and if you queue up early, you may be able to get yourself a walk-in tattoo for free! 

22 - 23 April 2023

Location: 149 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JQ

2. Grab a Free Gelato Burger from Badiani

Treat yourself this week by heading to Badiani and grabbing one of their Gelato Burger specials for free. On 22 April, they're giving away 50 of these delicious desserts at all of their London stores. To redeem the deal, sign up to their newsletter via this link and they'll send you a voucher to redeem in store. The dreamy Gelato Burger comes with two scoops of Buontalenti gelato and a topping of hazelnut chocolate sauce. 

For more scrumptious desserts, heaven is just around the corner in our Shoreditch Café and Desserts Guide. Head over there and see what sweet treats you can snap up next! 

22 April 2023

Location: Badiani stores across London

3. Relax on The Somerset House Terrace with San Miguel

To say hello to the warmer months of the year, Somerset House have set up their San Miguel Terrace, the perfect place to soak up the sun on a relaxed afternoon. The bright and airy space is decorated with soft lighting, delicate florals, and a sleek bar area to achieve that dreamy spring and summer look. Be sure to drop by soon for an ice cold pint of beer as well as indulgent sharing boards and stone-baked flatbreads. 

6 April - October 2023

Location: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

4. Feel Cultured at Hilma af Klint & Piet Mondrian: Forms of Life

At Tate Modern's latest exhibition, you'll explore breathtaking works of art from two pioneering modern artists: Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian. During the exhibition, you'll have a rare chance to see Mondrian's flower paintings that are rarely exhibited, as well as Klint's large-scale, otherworldly paintings she believed were commissioned by higher powers. 

20 April - 3 September 2023

Location: Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

5. Get Caffeinated at The London Coffee Festival

To celebrate the city's vibrant coffee scene, you've got to grab tickets for the 2023 London Coffee Festival. During the jam-packed event, you'll explore over 250 artisan coffee and gourmet stalls, enjoy delicious tastings, take part in interactive workshops, be able to grab drinks from the Smirnoff Cocktail Bar, and watch demonstrations from world-class baristas - every coffee lover's dream! 

If coffee helps you get through the week, then check out our Buzzworthy Cafés guide for the cosiest spots where you can jumpstart your day with a touch of caffeine. 

20 - 23 April 2023

Location: The Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 6QR

6. Play Free Mini Golf at Canary Wharf

It's that time of the year again! Free mini golf is back at Canary Wharf for the warmer months of the year. A wonderful walk-in activity at the heart of Montgomery Square, bring your friends or colleagues over to the colourful course and queue up for a fun game of mini golf (and see if you can get a hole in one along the way). This time, artists Craig Redman and Karl Maierthe designed the kaleidoscopic installation featuring geometric patterns and even little smiley faces on the golf balls.  

Throughout Spring - Summer 2023

Location: Montgomery Square, Canary Wharf, London E14

7. Celebrate Saint George’s Day at Trafalgar Square

Back for another year of festivities, Trafalgar Square will be the site for lively Saint George's Day celebrations this week. This year's free event will be hosted by Zoe Hardman, the British television presenter, actress, and broadcaster at Hart Radio. Highlights from the upcoming event include a silent disco, a Horrible Histories workshop, folk musicians and DJs on the main stage, mind-blowing magicians, and amazing speed painters. 

Trafalgar Square really is an iconic spot, so much so that it made it into our Tourist’s Guide to London. Check out the guide to experience more of the city’s most famous landmarks, attractions, and hotspots. 

23 April 2023

Location: Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N 5DN

8. Head up to the Reopened Roof East

Reopening this spring, Roof East is every Londoner's favourite rooftop playground complete with stellar street food from vendors like Cheeky Burger and Piddaji, delicious drinks from the bar, their amazing film club, plenty of classic games like Jenga and Connect 4, and fun events throughout the year. Come here with friends to relax until the sun goes down.

Throughout Spring & Summer 2023

Location: Roof East, 7 & 8 Stratford Multi Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Road, London E15 1XE

9. Be Transported to Paradise at SICILYfest

Bringing sunny Sicily to London, SICILYfest is a unique food festival allowing you to experience the delightful tastes, scents, and colours of the Italian island. During the experience, you'll sip on delicious wines from the finest Sicilian wineries, sample lots of delicious food from the region, take part in masterclasses where you'll learn from top chefs, and dance away to music from the likes of composer Lello Analfino and musical group Sud Sound System.

20 - 23 April 2023

Location: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH

10. Cheer on Runners at the London Marathon

Once again, thousands of runners will be taking to the city streets for the historic Marathon. Whether you know someone who's competing or are simply curious about the event, this is your chance to watch the great race. Starting from 9:30am, the triumphant race will begin in the Greenwich and Blackheath area, ending at The Mall by Buckingham Palace. Wake up early, grab a hot drink, and enjoy this iconic marathon. 

23 April 2023

Location: Start point - Greenwich / Blackheath Finish line - The Mall

On the hunt for even more things to see and do?

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Feel inspired by the rush of the iconic London Marathon… or slow down the pace by living like a royal for the day - just in time for the Coronation!

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