Things to do in London this Weekend

If you're stuck for things to do in London this weekend, we're here to help.

Whether you're a visitor in town for a couple of days or a local in need of some inspiration, this is where you'll find our pick of weird and wonderful London events every Friday, just in time for the weekend. We'll cover events where you can eat, drink, do something different or get a culture fix all over the city.

Last Updated: April 2, 2015

Things to do in London this weekend: April 3-7

We’ve already put together a guide to Easter Bank Holiday 2015 in London, featuring Easter Egg hunts, concerts and festivals.

And here is how else to make the most of your four-day long weekend in London.

Best for: Eating out in London

Shackfuyu

Shackfuyu

The vibe:

Imaginative and exquisitely presented Japanese-themed small plates

Need to know:

This is the latest Japanese restaurant to come from the Bone Daddies family (Bone Daddies Ramen and Flesh and Buns), and the idea of this pop-up restaurant is to showcase some of food trends going on in Japan right now.

The short and simple menu is complimented by several specials of the day and the drinks list covers all the bases (cocktails, wines, beers and soft drinks)

Highlights include the prawn toast masquerading as okonomiyak (£5.20), their take on curry and chips (£4.30) and hot stone rice (£7.20) – all of which are simply delicious.

Food-at-Shackfuyu

The only pudding on the menu – the kinako french toast with green tea ice cream – shouldn’t work but does and the secret ingredient in the topping makes it just about as moreish as you can get.

They don’t take reservations, but you can try one of their bottled cocktails (we recommend the refreshing “Ringo Starr”) or have a beer in their bar while you wait for a table if none are available.

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Shackfuyu-interior

When: Now until further notice
Opening times: Mon: 12 to 3pm, 5.30pm to 10pm, Tue-Fri: 12pm to 3pm, 5.30pm to 11pm, Sat: 12pm to 11pm, Sun & Bank Hols: 12pm-9pm
Getting there: 14a Old Compton Street, London W1D 4TJ
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square
Price: Depends on how much you want to eat or drink: See menu for prices

Best for: Comedy in London

The Proud Archivist Fringe

The-Proud-Archivist

Chris Dangerfield appearing at The Proud Archivist

The vibe:

Award-winning comedy combined with top-notch food

Need to know:

This four-day Easter Weekend eggstravaganza aims to keep you laughing (as well as keep you fed and watered) over the bank holiday.

On Friday you can see the Jonathan Hearn & David Mills Double Bill. The former promises unconventional silliness, while the latter is known for his sharp one-liners.

Harry Deansway will explain the meaning of his life first on Saturday followed by controversial comic Chris Dangerfield.

BAFTA-nominated funnyman Spencer Jones is sharing the bill with absurdist Matt Banks for the Sunday session.

And finally UK PUN Champion, Darren Walsh, will be showing you his winning credentials on Bank Holiday Monday.

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When: Friday, April 3 to Monday, April 7
Opening times: Perfromance times vary – please see website. General opening – Mon-Sun: 8am to 10.30pm
Getting there: The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road, London, N1 5ET
Nearest Tube: Haggerston (Overground)
Price: Tickets between £5 and £10. Book here

Best for: Drinking in London

Regent Street’s Easter Cocktail Hunt

Hotel Cafe Royal Cream Egg Martini

Hotel Cafe Royal Cream Egg Martini

The vibe:

An adult alternative to the traditional Easter Egg hunt.

Need to know:

Enjoy a street-toothed stroll around Regent’s Street as you try some of these carefully crafted, cocktail concoctions.

These Easter-themed drinks include the Bunny Boiler Maker and the Cadbury Cream Egg Martini, and some even come with a chocolate egg (the best of both worlds).

The bars taking part include Heddon Street Kitchen, Brasserie Zedel, Hotel Cafe Royal, Frescobaldi, Momo and Mash. .

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White Russian

Brasserie Zedel’s White Russian with choc twist

When: Now until Sunday, April 12
Opening times: See participating bars
Getting there: Regent Street, London, W1
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly or Oxford Street
Price: Cocktails priced from £9.50 to £11

Essential weekend links

If you are looking for more things to do over the Easter Weekend – Click here for more options.

For all the latest news and travel information, visit the Transport for London website.

If you’re planning on spending more than a day in London, then we have plenty of places to stay.

And finally, remember to check out the weather forecast.