The sun’s out, spring’s here (but bring a brolly, let’s not get carried away!) and the weekend’s arrived. Here’s our top things to do.
This is your chance for a FREE day of gaming, cosplay and dressing up; the Games Character Parade is coming to the capital. Dress up in games-inspired costume and get involved in the light-hearted procession.
If you want to take part register in advance or just rock up and enjoy from the sidelines. It’s all part of the London Games Festival taking place this month. The Parade gets going from from Guildhall Yard bang on 12.30pm. It then loops around the city and back again.
Sat, 14th April, from 12:30pm: Games Character Parade
Parade starts at Guildhall Yard, EC2V 7HH
For more info click here
Why not help the kids get creative and head over to a FREE arty session at Beside The Seaside at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
Little ones can take their inspiration from beachside paintings and photographs in the museum’s collection and create artwork to take away. No need to book, just pop in.
Sun 15th April, 11am – 1.30pm or 2pm – 4pm: Beside The Seaside
National Maritime Museum, Learning space, Park Row, SE10 9NF
FREE – just drop in. For more info click here
For all you movie buffs out there head south for the start of the West Norwood FREE Film Festival. Watch out for surprising screenings (E.T. in a church, anyone?), fascinating talks and frank discussions in the most unlikely places during the two-week gala.
There’ll be kids events to look out for – including their chance to choose the film they want to see. There’ll also be horrors, musicals and cult classics to enjoy. And best of all it’s all gratis.
Sat April 14th – Sun 29th April, various locations across south London: West Norwood FREE Film Festival
FREE – For more info click here
If your wardrobe needs a bit of sprucing up on a budget, head down to Dalston where you can swap your way to sartorial elegance at the April Spring Swap.
Visitors should bring up to 20 items (in pretty good nick) and trade away. Clothes, shoes, bags, knick-knacks and accessories, whatever you fancy.bring it down and get swapping.
Sun April 15th, 12.30pm – 3.30pm: April Spring Swap
Shoreditch Platform, 1 Kingsland Road, E2 8AA
£3 entry – For more info click here
A new Brewhouse and Taproom is opening a stone’s thrown from King’s Cross and they’re throwing a party to celebrate. Two Tribes Taproom Opening at Tileyard Studios will be serving up craft beers, hand-picked spirits and warming coffees brewed on site.
Staff will also be offering FREE brewery tours and tastings and Beer Pong and Cornhole to keep everyone entertained. There’ll ciders, wines and cocktails too plus chefs will be serving up pizzas to soak up the booze. Oh and there’ll be DJs so expect to throw some shapes as the drinks flow!
Sat April 14th, 11am – eve: Two Tribes Taproom Opening
Two Tribes Brewing Co, Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Road, N7 9AH
For more info click here