Things to do in London this weekend

Things to do in London this weekend
Make the most of the sunshine and your days off and discover the best things to do in London this weekend. Includes culture, art, shopping, food and drink.

Breakfast at Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe. Located at the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe, Swan is a beautiful bar and restaurant set over two floors, that teams spectacular surroundings with mouth-watering contemporary, British dishes. Interiors feature industrial-style brick walls, glimmering chandeliers, sumptuous leather seating and mixed metal design details.

I sampled their new breakfast menu a couple of days ago (served weekdays 8am-10:30pm & weekends 10am – 12pm) and I can’t recommend it enough. Breakfast here is comforting with an exciting twist – Eggs Benedict is one of the most immediate choices and voted top 10 in the capital.  

Other highlights include the Arbroath smokie with poached egg and Longman farm butter (personally, my absolute favourite) and the buttermilk pancakes served with locally-sourced bacon and maple syrup. A real treat!

Visit the extraordinary Wallace Collection, built in 17776, home to one of Europe’s finest collection of 18th-century French paintings, art and furniture, as well as an impressive array of medieval arms and armour. It all belonged to the Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace and has been open to the public since 1900. The Wallace Collection is a free national museum and also holds frequent temporary exhibitions.

Saturday, 13th May (2pm – 4:15pm) showing of Marie Antoinette; part of their Gilded Screen film season celebrating their current exhibition ‘Gilded Interiors: French Masterpieces of Gilt Bronze’. Free admission, no need to book.

 things to do in London this weekend

 things to do in London this weekend

 things to do in London this weekend

things to do in London this weekend

Unless you’ve been living on a deserted island, you should no doubt hear about Biscuiteers. Launched in September 2007 as an online business, Biscuiteers have been on everyone’s lips ever since. No wonder why Instagram is over flowing with photos of their witty icing biscuits and their two quirky shops.

A quintessentially British affair, they recently redesigned their afternoon tea with a red, white and blue twist. Alongside their famous London-themed iced biscuits, the tea now includes miniature versions of their most loved cakes and patisseries. What’s even more exciting is that you can upgrade the afternoon tea experience to include a biscuit icing session.

If you’re anything like me, you hate the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street. One of my go-to shopping destinations, at just a stone’s thrown away from Oxford Circus, is Carnaby Street. What I love most about Carnaby is the mix of shops that are well worth the look. From the iconic Liberty to the contemporary ST Studio or  the quirky Monki, there’s a shop for everyone.

Looking for somewhere to eat and drink after your frenetic shopping session? I recommend stopping by Dehesa, a chic tapas and charcuterie bar serving Spanish and Italian inspired tapas dishes. 

things to do in London this weekend

 things to do in London this weekend

 things to do in London this weekend

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