From a royally good new exhibition to immersive theatre and a festive food festival, there is plenty to entertain in London this weekend

What's on in London this weekend (16-18 November 2018)

Russia, Royalty and the Romanovs, Westminster (all weekend)

The Royal Collections unveils its newest exhibition this month: Russia Royalty and the Romanovs. The new exhibition – on show at Buckingham Palace – focuses on the relationship between the royal families of Russia and Britain throughout history. Portraits, sculpture, photographs and documents illustrate important historical events and family meetings between the rulers of the two nations. Your ticket to this landmark exhibition will also grant you access to Roger Fenton’s Photographs of the Crimea exhibition.

Date: 9 November-28 April Time: 10am-4.30pm Price: £12 (adults), £6 (Under 17s) Location: The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, SW1A 1AA Closest Station: Victoria

Website: rct.uk

Taste of London: Festive Edition, Tobacco Dock (all weekend)

Taste of London returns to Tobacco Dock this weekend, this time with a yuletide twist. Sample dishes from some of London’s best restaurants, including Nonna Tonda, Hoppers and Chin Chin Lab, while enjoying festive tipples and live entertainment. There will be live chef demonstrations from the likes of Tom Aikens, as well as artisanal food stalls showcasing festive fare. Further highlights include masterclasses at the new Urban Kitchen, wine and cheese pairings with Accolade Wine School and a plush VIP champagne lounge. 

Date: 15-18 November Time: Varies Price: From £15 Location: Tobacco Dock, E1W 2SF Closest Station: Wapping

Website: london.tastefestivals.com

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Dynamo: The Abandoned Room, Fitzrovia (all weekend)

Dynamo is the first artist-in-residence to perform at The Mandrake's new 90-seat 'underground speakeasy' theatrically coined The Abandoned Room. Launching this weekend for one week only, it is a rare opportunity to watch the world-famous magician within an intimate environment, followed by the opportunity for a meet-and-greet.

Date: 15-22 November Time: 8pm and 10pm  Price: From £100 Location: The Mandrake Hotel, 20-21 Newman St, Fitzrovia, W1T 1PG Closest Station: Tottenham Court Road

Website: abandoned-room.com

EFG London Jazz Festival, Clerkenwell (all weekend)

The EFG London Jazz Festival returns this week for ten days of live concerts and events across the capital. The Jazz Festival presents a diverse mixture of jazz masters and emerging talent from around the world. The special event, sponsored by EFG Bank, will feature an array of unique events including Jazz Music for Toddlers at the Southbank Centre. 

Date: 16-25 November Time: Varies Price: Varies Location:  Serious, 51 Kingsway Place, Sans Walk, Clerkenwell, EC1R 0LU Closest Station: Farringdon

Website: efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk

Hyper Japan, Kensington (all weekend)

This weekend, Hyper Japan is transforming Olympia London into a Japanese food and culture extravaganza. Sample a bounty of authentic Japanese cuisine, alongside sake and Japanese tea, while perusing anime, fashion, games and more. Tourism agencies will also be on hand to help arrange your very own Japanese adventure.  

Date: 16-18 November Time: Varies Price: From £18.33 Location:  Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX Closest Station: Kensington Olympia

Website: hyperjapan.co.uk


Abi Sritharan | Copywriter | Luxury London |

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