7 Glorious Things To Do In London This Weekend (22-24 March 2019)

Abi Sritharan

18 March 2019

This weekend brings art exhibitions, alternative bridal jewellery and a new members' club in Hammersmith

What's on in London this weekend (22-24 March 2019)

18 March 2019 | Abi Sritharan

Kindred Open Weekend, Hammersmith (All Weekend)

Kindred, a sleek new members' club and co-working space in Hammersmith, is opening its doors to visitors this week. The club – housed in a three-floor, Grade II listed building – is hosting a series of events for members and non-members alike, including a choir-accompanied brunch, mindful kung-fu classes and a cocktail masterclass on Saturday and a wine and cheese tasting on Sunday.

Date: 23-24 March Time: Varies Price: Varies Location: Bradmore House, Queen Caroline Street, W6 9BW Closest Station: Hammersmith

Website: wearekindred.com

Saburo Teshigawara’s The Idiot, Notting Hill (all weekend)

Famed Japanese choreographer, Saburo Teshigawara, returns to London this week for his version of Dostoevsky’s 19th-century novel, The Idiot. The wordless performance is made up of intricate choreography that reflects a story of love, pain, confusion and betrayal, performed in the intimate Print Room at the Coronet by Notting Hill Gate. 

Date: 20-30 March Time: 7.30pm/6.30pm on Sunday Price: From £25 Location: Print Room at the Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3LB Closest Station: Notting Hill Gate.

Website: the-print-room.org

Marcus Tomlinson at Sketch, Mayfair (all weekend)

Sketch in Mayfair is hosting an exhibition of works by fashion photographer and filmmaker Marcus Tomlinson. The exhibition, titled Madonna, draws on work shot over Tomlinson's 20-year career including projects with Philip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan, Issey Miyake and Gareth Pugh.

Date: 20 March-10 May Time: 7am-12am Price: Free Location: Sketch, 9 Conduit St, Mayfair, W1S 2XG Closest Station: Oxford Street

Website: sketch.london

Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light at The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square (all weekend)

Be transported to Spain's bygone beaches this weekend via The National Gallery. The works of prestigious Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida are being shown in London for the first time in more than a century. The showcase features more than 60 pieces of art by the Valencian artist, who gained fame for his pretty depictions of Spanish life during the 19th century. 

Credit: Joaquín Sorolla, Sewing the Sail, 1896. 2018 © Photo Archive - Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia

Date: 18 March-7 July Time: 10am-6pm/9pm on Friday Price: From £14 Location:  The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN Closest Station: Charring Cross

Website: nationalgallery.org.uk

BADA Art Fair, Chelsea (all weekend)

Continuing March's run of art fairs, the British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) Fair returns to Duke of York Square this weekend. More than 5000 objects will be on display, including art deco jewellery, antique furniture, fine art and ceramics. 100 UK specialist dealers – such as John Adams Fine Art ltd, Burlington, and Robyn Robb – will be in attendance. Whether seeking an Old Master for your drawing room wall, a rare giltwood mirror or stonking great diamond ring, this lively fair will provide endless inspiration, supported by Tattinger champagne.

Date: 20-26 March Time: 11am-8pm/6pm on weekends Price: £20 Location: Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY Closest Station: Sloane Square

Website: bada.org

Tomfoolery Jewellery Showcase, Muswell Hill (all weekend) 

Renowned jeweller trove Tomfoolery is hosting an Alternative Wedding Showcase, opening this weekend. Tomfoolery is renowned for its chic curation of international jewellers, including Canadian designer Franny E; LA's Polly Wales (who is also flying in for a trunk show in early April) and Hélène Turbé, as well as contemporary diamond clusters by London's Ruth Tomlinson and Fraser Hamilton, to name a mere few. Ideal for the non-conformist and individual bride, browse a glittering array of alternative engagement and wedding jewellery, curated by director Laura Kay. 

Date: 23 March-4 May Time: 9.30-5.30 (Monday-Saturday) Price: Free Location: 109 Fortis Green Rd, N10 3HP Closest Station: Highgate

Website: tomfoolerylondon.co.uk

M X London Dog Week, Victoria (all week)

This is one for those with four-legged friends of the canine kind: M restaurant in Victoria is marking London Dog Week with a series of pooch-perfect events, including a brunch on Saturday, complete with dog-walk fashion show.

Date: 24-31 March Time: Brunch at 4.30pm on Saturday Price: £40 for brunch Location: M, Zig Zag Building, 74 Victoria St, SW1E 6SQ Closest Station: Victoria

Website: mrestaurants.co.uk