7 Glorious Things To Do In London This Weekend (27-30 September 2018)

Abi Sritharan

26 September 2018

This weekend, celebrate stateside companies goop and Peloton arriving in London; catch Glenn Close at the cinema and listen to alfresco classical music in Kensington

What's on in London this weekend (27-30 September 2018)

26 September 2018 | Abi Sritharan

Goop Pop-Up Boutique, Westbourne Grove

This week, Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand goop launches a European e-commerce site and pop-up boutique on Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill, open until the end of January 2019. The pop-up boutique, which marks ten years since goop's inception, has been designed by Fran Hickman and showcases goop's line of organic skincare, beauty and fragrance products, alongside luxury lifestyle wares spanning fashion, interiors and wellbeing. Head HERE for our shopping guide to Notting Hill.

Date:  25 September-27 January Times: Monday-Saturday 10-6; Sunday 12-6 Location: 188 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, W11 2RH Closest Station: Notting Hill Gate 

Website: goop.com

Festival of Film, Kensington 

The Royal Albert Hall’s Festival of Film returns for a five-week celebration of famous film scores. Opening this weekend, enjoy a varied schedule of immersive movie and music experiences spanning screenings, symphonies, talks and tours. This Saturday and Sunday afternoon, enjoy an alfresco performance of Jurassic Park in Concert, which coincides with the movie franchise’s 25th birthday. Upcoming screenings will include Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, The English Patient, Charlie Chaplain in the Jazz Age, and Inside Out.

Date: 29 September-7 November Time: Varies Price: Varies Location: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, SW7 2AP Closest Station: South Kensington 

Website: royalalberthall.com

The Wife opens at Cinemas

Adapted from Meg Wolitzer’s bestselling novel of the same name, The Wife follows Joan Castleman, a dedicated wife of a literary great, and her decision to finally leave her husband after decades of infidelity and compromise. Directed by Bjorn Runge, Glenn Close stars alongside Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater in this critically-acclaimed adaptation that brilliantly portrays warmth, wit, love and sadness. 

Date: Opens UK-wide 28 September Location: Throughout London 

Philharmonia Orchestra’s VR Experience

This weekend, the Southbank Centre hosts the Philharmonic Orchestra for a unique and free virtual reality experience. Don a VR headset and experience excerpts of symphonies by Beethoven and Mahler performed by the famous orchestra and recorded with 3D audio and video. Each session lasts twenty minutes and allows you to see and hear the orchestra from all around. It's easily the best seat in the house.

Date: 27-30 September Time: From 11am Price: Tickets are free Location: The Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX Closest Station: Waterloo 

Website: southbankcentre.co.uk

Zero MKT, Kensington

London’s first vegan, zero-waste market is taking place this Saturday in Kensington. Coined Zero MKT, the plant-based extravaganza showcases an array of food stalls committed to sustainability. The market operates a zero waste policy, ensuring everything is reusable, recyclable or compostable and all profits will be donated to animal protection organisation, Animal Equality. Alongside vegan dishes, visitors can peruse organic make-up, recycled jewellery, and accessories. The event will also be partnering with City Harvest to redistribute surplus food to London’s homeless so that absolutely nothing is wasted. 

Date: 29 September Time: 10am-5pm Price: £3.83 Location:  Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, SW7 4LH Closest Station: Gloucester Road 

Website: eventbrite.co.uk

Peloton House, Covent Garden

American indoor cycling company Peloton is famed stateside for its high-tech exercise bikes, that create a private spin studio in the comfort of your own home. The company launches this month in the UK and is celebrating with a free pop-up event in Covent Garden. Coined Peloton House, visitors can experience the fitness bike and video subscription service, which allows users to train with on-demand professional instructors. The exercise bike has already gained a celebrity fan base, which includes David Beckham, Ellen DeGeneres and the greatest showman himself: Hugh Jackman. 

Date: 25 September-13 October Time: 10am-8pm (20 minute slots) Price: Free Location: 11 Floral Street, WC2E 9DH Closest Station: Covent Garden 

Website: house.onepeloton.com

The London Artisan, Shoreditch

The London Artisan returns to Shroeditch, transforming Old Truman Brewery into a two-day marketplace of creative talent. Visitors will be able to view, commission and buy a unique range of jewellery, ceramics, textiles, beauty products and more, whilst meeting the minds that created them. 

Date: 29-30 September Time: 11am-6pm Price: Free Entrance Location: Old Truman Brewery, E1 6QR Closest Station: Shoreditch High Street 

Website: thelondonartisan.com