Here are the best things to do this weekend in London
By Abbie Schofield
From pumpkin picking to the restaurants you have to try, here are our picks of the best things to do this weekend in the city.
Things to do this weekend in London
Go ice skating
Get your skates on and get ready to glide (or stumble) as Alexandra Palace’s famous ice rink is now open for the winter season. There are new Covid precautions in place with a one-way skating system and all sessions must be pre-booked as capacity is limited. For south Londoners, The Queen’s House ice rink in Greenwich is now open too.
Tis the season to visit a patch and there are plenty of farms a short way from London where you can find your perfect pumpkin. A few of our favourites include Cammas Hall in Hertfordshire, Crockford Bridge farm in Surrey and Four Winds Farm in Kent. Plus there’s Love Wimbledon’s Halloween Pumpkin Hunt, on until 1 November. For more things to do for Halloween, check out this article.
Go on a cocktail tour
This weekend marks the end of London Cocktail Month, but it’s not too late to get involved. Purchase a wristband and get discounted cocktails at hundreds of bars in the city, plus access to workshops and masterclasses with distillers, top spirits brands and mixologists. Read our highlights here.
We’ve rounded up 29 of our favourite outdoor dining areas, from cosy terraces to covered gardens so that you can still socialise while respecting Tier 2 Coronavirus restrictions.
Have some football fun at London’s first foosball bar which features four championship grade tables. At Foosball Club, guests can snack on pizza and order drinks from the fully stocked bar in own area with seating for up to four people, while private areas can be booked for up to six people.
Embrace the great outdoors
With new Tier 2 restrictions meaning you can’t socialise indoors with people outside of your household, it’s time to head outside. From a treetop roof course to a city farm, we’ve rounded up 14 fun things to do outdoors in London.
Visit Cromwell Place
This new artistic hub in west London consists of an exhibition area, viewing rooms, artist studio space and more. With an aim to support the art community and showcase up-and-coming talent and established names alike, highlights this month include a public exhibition exploring the concept of time and of eternal life from Antiquity to the Modern Era.
Have a restaurant meal kit delivered
Ever wanted to create your favourite restaurant’s dishes at home? Now you can, thanks to these brilliant meal kits. Some of London’s top eateries are sharing their recipes and delivering all the components you need to make a restaurant-quality meal at home. Ranging from Flour & Grape’s fresh pasta to Smokestak’s BBQ meats, satisfy your cravings without leaving the comfort of your own kitchen. Most restaurants will even part-cook everything for you, so you just need to reheat it and serve.
Visit an outdoor market
There are plenty of outdoor markets to discover in London this weekend. From Columbia Road’s blooming gorgeous flowers to food, designer makers and drinks at Canopy market, here are 10 of the best outdoor markets to explore.
Dine in a private room
Forget crowded restaurants and take refuge in a private room where you and your household party can relax and stay socially-distanced from other diners. We’ve rounded up our favourite restaurants with private dining rooms – bon appetit!
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