Autumn’s here but fret not friends, there’s still a wealth of stuff to do this weekend. Here’s our favourite spots to hit up this Saturday ad Sunday.
If you’ve got a competitive streak – or just want to relive those long childhood afternoons – make straight for the 18th Hampstead Heath Conker Championships.
Sunday’s contest at Parliament Hill will be split in to five categories; under 5s, 5 – 7 years, 8 – 13 years, 14 – 17 years and 18s and over to see who’s crowned this year’s Conkermeister. Bring your own or you can pick one up there.
Sun 6th Oct, from 2.30pm: Conker Championships
Parliament Hill, Highgate Road, NW5 1RL
For more info click here
How about this one, brainiacs? Get up close and behind the scenes at UCL’s It’s All Academic Festival.
There’ll be loads going on including talks, tours, kids’ activities, screenings and performances. Top family-friendly highlights include mindfulness for children and a trail for young ones exploring Egyptian culture.
Everyone can also enjoy the UCL academics Vs UCL alumni fingers on buzzers quiz. All activities are FREE but book ahead.
Sat 5th Oct, 10am – 4pm: It’s All Academic Festival
University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT
For a full list of what’s on, to book tix and all other info click here
Kapten is the new London cab app. With fixed prices and a loyalty scheme, try it! We’re running a Skint offer and giving away £15 cab credit to get you started. Make your weekend cheaper!
Take a close look at the history of leather, rubber, BDSM users at the fascinating Fetish Collections open day.
The Bishopsgate Institute open day is opening up the country’s Leather and Fetish Archive. So look out for magazines, books, photos video and audio telling the story of the kink communities in UK. Fascinating and FREE.
Sat 5th Oct, 1pm – 5pm: Archive Open Day: Fetish Collections
Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4QH
FREE – for a full list of what’s on and all other info click here
And now for something completely different. Grab the kids and embrace the autumnal afternoon at Sunday’s FREE Squash and Pumpkin Festival.
The day of fun at the Garden Museum will feature a largest and ugliest pumpkin competition (so bring in your own if you’ve got a whopper!), a children’s contest and goodie bags. There’ll also be cooking tips and seeds to buy.
Sun 6th Oct, 10.30am – 4pm: Squash & Pumpkin Festival
Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 7LB
FREE – for more info click here
Need more inspiration?
See Villanelle’s famous pink dress from Killing Eve at the new BAFTA exhibition
Check out this new display of post-war children’s illustrations
A FREE new exhibition has opened at the Imperial War Museum
Have a walk and check out the Frieze sculptures in Regent’s Park
Unleash your inner James Bond at this spy exhibition