Top Things to Do In London This Weekend (21-23 August)

Out and about in London this weekend? Enjoy world-class culture at your fingertips and check out our definitive guide to the top things to do in this vibrant city over the next two days.


Restaurants across the country are now offering discounts to diners in partnership with the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme. It forms part of a plan to encourage the public to return to eateries as lock-down eases. Guests can receive a 50% discount – up to £10 per head – on their food and drink orders throughout August. For your favourite restaurant participating in the scheme here. 


Good news for music lovers! Wembley Park has launched a neighbourhood-wide busking program to coincide with the reopening of bars and restaurants. Every weekend, diners will be able to listen to live entertainment as they sit and enjoy their meals near the capital’s most famous concert stadium. The scheme was coordinated in partnership with Busk in London as is designed to allow audiences to partake in cultural events whilst observing social distancing measures.


The London Aquatic Centre, famous for hosting a number of events during the London 2012 Olympics has added to its world class facilities. Apart from swimming and diving you can now enjoy its brand-new gym. Located on the upper concourse, you can experience views of the Olympic pool & the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park while you work up a sweat! And the good news is that all of its memberships currently have no joining fee. 


The iconic Somerset House has reopened in time for the end of summer. Visitors can cool off by having a splash in the beautiful fountains or relax at the River Terrace with fantastic views over Southbank. There’s also Spring To Go, a pop-up food stall from Somerset House’s restaurant, and two exciting open-air installations. 


Drive-in cinemas have become the unexpected cultural highlight of 2020. While most have finished their runs for the summer, if you’re yet to park up and enjoy a flick from your car, there’s still time: Ashford Designer Outlet in Kent is hosting a week-long drive-in cinema, with screenings of A Star Is BornThe Greatest Showman, Bohemian Rhapsody and Grease among the musical-heavy line-up. Tickets are priced at £30 per car, and the centre’s fast food outlets – Five Guys and Pizza Express among them – are on hand to fuel your evening. 


Zoom high into the clouds and explore London’s famous skyline from the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit. Enjoy a breathtaking panorama of up to 20 miles (32km) across London through stunning floor-to-ceiling windows before experiencing the city’s landmarks from the outside observation walkway suspended 262ft (80m) above the ground. Discover sights including Wembley Stadium, St Paul’s Cathedral and Canary Wharf