6 Glorious Things To Do In London This Weekend (6-7 October 2018)

Abi Sritharan

3 October 2018

Fill your weekend with wonderful things to do, from new winter pop-ups and Frieze art fair to an antique and interior showcase in Battersea

What's on in London this weekend (5-7 October 2018)

3 October 2018 | Abi Sritharan

Coppa Club Igloos and the Ig-Fest, Tower Bridge 

The Instagram-famous, heated Coppa Club Igloos make their winter return this weekend. Sitting between Tower Bridge and The Shard, Coppa Club’s cosy set-up can seat up to eight guests, with sparkling views over the River Thames. Coppa Club is celebrating this Saturday with the ‘Ig-Fest’, which will include live music, Sipsmith hot Gin, and complimentary gin-gerbread men for the first 200 guests. 

Date: From 6 October Time: Ig-Fest from 4pm Price: Free entry Location: Coppa Club, 3 Quays Walk, Lower Thames Street, EC3R 6AH Closest Station: Tower Hill 

Website: coppaclub.co.uk

Mortimer House Live Drawing Workshops, Fitzrovia 

Mortimer House, located in the heart of bustling Fitzrovia, is celebrating Frieze Week in London this weekend with live drawing workshops this Sunday afternoon, in collaboration with Partnership Editions. The workshops will be led by London-based artist Venetia Berry and will celebrate the female form. Berry will provide budding and professional artists with tips and techniques, before selecting her favourite sketch from each session to take up residence on the walls of Mortimer House.

Date: 7 October Time: 12pm and 3pm Price: £35 (ticket includes materials and welcome drink) Location: Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street, W1T 3JH Closest Station: Oxford Circus

Website: mortimerhouse.com

Autumn Decorative Antique and Textiles Fair, Battersea

Launched in 1985, The Decorative Antique and Textiles Fair was the first to specifically unite antiques and interior designs, and now hosts three fairs a year. This week sees the return of the Autumn Fair which is placing Japonisme in the spotlight. Peruse an abundance of Japanese arts and objects, alongside the usual showcase of antiques, art, artefacts and furniture from more than 150 dealers, dating as far back as the 17th century.  There will be a free shuttle service from outside the Sloane Square Hotel to take visitors to the tri-annual art fair.

Date: 2-7 October Time: Price: Free-£10 at the door Location:  Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, SW8 4NW

Website: decorativefair.com

Frieze London, Regents Park 

The famous Frieze London art fair and Frieze Masters continues this weekend in Regent’s Park, showcasing more than 150 galleries. Browse and buy world-class art whilst enjoying this year’s themed section entitled Social Work which celebrates female artists who broke the mould in the 80s and 90s. Read our complete guide to Frieze Week in London HERE.

Bottoms Up, 2018, Christina Quarles

Date: 4-7 October Time: Varies Price: From £43 Location: South of Regent’s Park, NW1 4LL Closest Station: Regent’s Park 

Website: frieze.com

Dust by Milly Thomas, Trafalgar Studios

Following a sell-out run earlier this year at Soho Theatre, Dust transfers to Trafalgar Studios. Written and performed by Milly Thomas, the unique one-woman show features Alice, a young girl who has taken her own life. While the subject matter is dark and heartbreaking at points, the monologue is laced with black comedy and warmth. An original, witty and innovative look at mental health from one of the UK's best emerging talents.

Date: 4 September-13 October Time: 3pm and 7.45pm Price: From £15.50 Location: 14 Whitehall, Westminster SW1A 2DY Closest Station: Embankment 

Website: trafalgarentertainment.com

A Star Is Born, cinemas nationwide 

The fourth version of A Star Is Born opens at cinemas this week, starring Bradley Cooper, who also directs the hit, and Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga). Already boasting rave reviews, the musical film follows a love story between a professional musician (Cooper) and a shy struggling artist (Gaga). Read more HERE.

Date: From 3 October 

Website: warnerbros.com