8 Glorious Things To Do In London This Weekend (26-28 April 2019)

23 Apr 2019 | Updated on: 27 Sep 2022 |By Abi Sritharan

What's on in London this weekend (26-28 April 2019)

Marylebone Food Festival, Marylebone (all weekend)

The Marylebone Food Festival celebrates the neighbourhood’s thriving culinary scene by bringing together the area’s best-loved restaurants for four days of special events. Tuck into a vegan supper club at The Gate; sample Palestinian and Israeli wine tasting at Delamina or try an evening of conscious cuisine with the Lone Design Club, while enjoying discounted and special menus at Bernardi’s, Carousel, Fucina, Chiltern Firehouse and Jikoni, to name a few.

Date: 24-28 April Time: Varies Price: Varies Location: 40 Portman Square W1H 6LT Closest Station: Marble Arch

Website: marylebonefoodfestival.com

Anish Kapoor at Pitzhanger Manor, Ealing (all weekend)

Built by Sir John Sloane as a country retreat at the turn of the 19th century, Pitzhanger Manor has been restored to its Regency glory and reopened to the public. For its inaugural exhibition, the gallery welcomes an astounding array of mirrored sculptures by Anish Kapoor, on display for the first time and created in response to the building. Full of optical tricks and clever reflections, Kapoor masterfully uses mirrors and light to exaggerate and distort the space, resulting in a trippy, Alice in Wonderland-esque experience.

Date: 16 April-18 August Time: 10am-4.30pm/3pm on Saturdays, closed on Mondays Price: From £7 (adult), free (under 17s) Location: Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Mattock Lane, W5 5EQ Closest Station: Ealing Broadway

Website: pitzhanger.org.uk

Jo Loves, Belgravia (Saturday)

This Saturday, immerse yourself in the fragrant world of Jo Loves, founded by Jo Malone CBE. To celebrate the launch of the latest fragrance, Rose Petal 25, Malone will be instore discussing her prolific career and the inspirations behind her family of fragrance, for what promises to be a lively and beautifully scented afternoon.

Date: 27 April Time: 2-7pm Price: £25 which is redeemable against purchase Location: 42 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, SW1W 9NZ Closest Station: Vicotria

Website: joloves.com

London Original Print Fair, Mayfair (all weekend)

Pick up a new piece of art this weekend at the London Original Print Fair. View and buy original prints spanning five centuries, from top international dealers, galleries and studios. Fifty exhibitors will sell works from modern and old masters, including Rembrandt, Picasso and Matisse, as well as today’s leading contemporary artists including David Hockney and Grayson Perry.

Date: 25-28 April Time: 10am-6pm Price: £12 Location: Royal Academy, Burlington House, Mayfair, London W1J 0BD Closest Station: Green Park

Website: londonoriginalprintfair.com

The Glass Piano at The Print Room, Notting Hill Gate (all weekend)

The Print Room’s latest play is based on the true story of a 19th-century German princess, Princess Alexandra; a woman who believed she had a glass piano inside her. The princess – played by Grace Molony – believes she swallowed the piano as a child, and lives a cautious life, that is until Lucien Bonaparte (Laurence Ubong Williams) appears in her life and turns it upside down.

Date: 26 April-25 May Time: 7.30pm Price: From £20 Location: Print Room at the Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3LB Closest Station: Notting Hill Gate

Website: the-print-room.org

Stanley Kubrick Exhibition at the Design Museum, Kensington (all weekend)

The much-anticipated exhibition dedicated to Stanley Kubrick opens this weekend, curated by a long-time friend of Kubrick’s, as well as his brother-in-law. The display draws on a colossal archive built up at Kubrick’s Hertfordshire home, including original props and costumes from films including A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and The Shining, alongside rare photographs and ephemera.

Date: 26 April-15 September Time: 10am-6pm Price: £16 (adult), £8 (child) Location: The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, W8 6AG Closest Station: High Street Kensington

Website: designmuseum.org

River Walk Market, Battersea (Saturday)

A new independent market opens in Battersea this Saturday. Set beneath the iconic towers of Battersea Power Station, the weekly food and craft market will play host to local food and drink producers including artisan bakery The Flour Station; café-deli Popina and pastry guru Casa Cannoli. There will also be handcrafted wares from local artists and designers, alongside live music.

Date: From 27 April Time: 11am-5pm Price: Free Location: Circus West Village Battersea Power Station SW1 8AH Closest Station: Battersea Park

The London Marathon (Sunday)

40,000 runners will pound the streets of London this Sunday for the 39th Virgin Money London Marathon. Andy Murray will start the race, while Sir Mo Farah and Eliud Kipchoge are among those competing for first place. The race will begin at Blackheath and Greenwich Park, travelling through Canary Wharf and London Bridge before reaching the finish line at The Mall alongside St James’s Park.

Date: 28 April Time: From 10 am Price: Free

Website: virginmoneylondonmarathon.com