Top Things to Do in London this weekend (14-16 August)

Whether you are a first- time visitor to London or live in the city, there are plenty of things to see and do, from iconic tourist attractions to quirky ideas for a fun day or night out.  

Check out our top things to do in London this weekend right here:  

Underbelly Festivals’ StreetEat has opened in Victoria Park, until the end of August. Victoria Park is the third StreetEat opening for Underbelly, along with Wimbledon Park and Southbank. Vendors include Cyprus Kitchen, Hola Guacamole, The Coffee Bug, Rainbo, Uncle G’s Gourmet Fried Chicken and more. As well as open air bars and spacious seating, there will be live musical performances to keep you entertained while you nibble.

Games We Play is a new outdoor exhibition from The Photographers’ Gallery. The playful display captures the joys of a traditional British summer with works featuring dripping ice cream cones, retro past-times and bathers having a splashing time. Photographers Julie Cockburn and Luke Stephenson are amongst those chosen for the exhibition curated by The Outside Art Project. The free display is on view at Kings Cross until November.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park knits a vibrant area of East London into a modern urban destination – redefining the historic industrial and creative heartlands of Stratford and Hackney Wick as an exciting and sustainable place to live, work, study, play and visit. Award winning parklands, waterways and playgrounds are free to visit every day. Whether you’re entertaining the kids, keeping active or catching up with friends whilst you soak up the sun – there really is something for everyone this weekend.

With a total retail floor area of 1,910,000 square feet (177,000 m2), Westfield Stratford City is one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe, and the 4th-largest shopping centre in the UK. Westfield Stratford City is adjacent to the London Olympic Park, International Quarter London, East Village, Stratford Regional and Stratford International stations.  With approximately 280 stores,70 restaurants and a seventeen screen all-digital Vue cinema, it’s the perfect place to spend a few weekend hours.

For the ultimate view of London, Sky Garden’s rooftop oasis is a must visit this weekend. Enjoy lush greenery, exquisitely landscaped indoor gardens and an open-air terrace while admiring the spectacular view with a drink in hand. Sky Pod will be hosting an unmissable line-up of music nights with DJs hitting the decks every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Tickets for the Summer Sound Sessions start from £11 and include a cocktail of the day.