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7 Glorious Things To Do In London This Weekend (8-10 March 2019)

06 Mar 2019 | By Abi Sritharan

What's on in London this weekend (8-10 March 2019)

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea (all weekend)

The Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea this weekend, celebrating its tenth year. The lively showcase brings together contemporary painting, photography and sculpture, from artists including James Burke, Emma Jackson, Sebastian Burdon and Alice Nyong. This year’s theme is colour, so expect a vibrant and boundary-pushing array of accessible modern art, alongside an eclectic programme of workshops and events.

Image: Sebastian Burdon Happy Dog Polyurethane TAG Fine Arts

Date: 7-10 March Time: Varies Price: From £8 Location: Battersea Evolution, Queenstown Road, SW8 4NW Closest Station: Battersea


Tom Hiddleston Stars in Betrayal by Harold Pinter Westminster (all weekend)

Tom Hiddleston hits the West End stage this weekend for a revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, starring alongside Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox. Hiddleston plays Robert, in a captivating story of a seven-year-long extra-marital affair. The production is the final installment of the Pinter at the Pinter season, during which all of Pinter’s short works have been produced on stage by Jamie Lloyd Company to mark the 10th anniversary of the Nobel-Prize-winning playwright.

Date: 5 March-1 June Time: 2.30pm and 7.30pm Price: From £15 Location: Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton St, SW1Y 4DN Closest Station: Piccadilly Circus


Wedding Weekend at Eccleston Yards, Belgravia (all weekend)

This weekend, visit the newly developed Eccleston Yards in Belgravia for the inaugural Wedding Weekend. Grooms-to-be can sample 3D body-scanning with Tailor Made, whilst SMUK is hosting a bespoke bridal hair and makeup workshop for brides. There will also be discounts and in-store pop-ups, plus it’s the perfect opportunity to visit the chic new Wild by Tart cafe; the first bricks-and-mortar venture from the Tart London girls.

Date: 9-10 March Time: 7am-11pm Location: Eccleston Yards, Eccleston Pl, SW1W 9AZ Closest Station: Victoria Station


BalletBoyz Them/Us, Clerkenwell (all weekend)

Theatre-dance company, Balletboyz is showcasing the world premiere of its latest show Them/Us at Sadler’s Well this weekend. The acclaimed all-male dance group, who recently performed on BBC’s The Greatest Dancer, has collaborated with Tony and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon to create the production, which is then set to tour the UK.

Date: 5-9 March Time: 2.30pm and 7.30pm Price: From £15 Location: Sadler’s Wells Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4TN Closest Station: Angel


Harvey Nichols x Laura Mercier present Mario Dedivanovic, Shoreditch (Saturday)

Head to the Curtain Hotel this weekend to catch a glimpse of celebrity make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic. The event, held in partnership with Harvey Nichols, includes a live demonstration and Q&A with Mario, followed by a photo op and chance to shop a pop-up boutique. While tickets are £150, this includes a Laura Mercier goodie bag worth £100 and £50 is redeemable against Laura Mercier products.

Date: 9 March Price: £150 including goodie bag Location: Curtain Hotel, 45 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3PT Closest Station: Old Street


Country2Country Music Festival, North Greenwich (all weekend)

Grab your plaid shirt and go to London’s biggest country music festival this weekend, held at the 02. Headliners include four-time Grammy Award winner, Keith Urban – performing in the UK for the first time in 10 years – and multi-Grammy award-winning group, Lady Antebellum, returning to the O2 following a sold-out show last year.

Date: 8-10 March Time: From 4pm Price: From £42 Location: The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX Closest Station: North Greenwich


British Pie Week, London (all weekend)

Forks at the ready – British Pie Week is upon us. Tuck into pies aplenty up and down the country this week, from a classic chicken and leek number at Plum and Spilt Milk within The Great Northern Hotel to sweet and savoury iterations at Simpson’s in The Strand. For those seeking vegan and gluten-free options, head to Piebury Corner; a restaurant boasting a range of pies all year round.

Image: Plum and Spilt Milk Pie

Date: 4-10 March