7 things you should do in London this week

  • Words: Victoria Pearce

From Monday to Friday, we seek out the top things to do in the city this week.

MONDAY 28th NOVEMBER

Backyard Cinema’s Winter Night Garden

Cinemagoers prepare to venture through a magical wardrobe, down a secret tunnel of trees into a beautiful enchanted woodland for a cinema experience like no other. This Monday sip on Mulled Wine and munch on mince pies all whilst watching the classic ‘Love Actually’ in this christmas winter Night Garden.

Where: Lost World & Winter Night Garden, SE1 6DR
Get tickets here: www.backyardcinema.co.uk

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TUESDAY 29th NOVEMBER

Paterson at the ICA

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The distinctive Jim Jarmusch returns with ‘Paterson’. Starring  Adam Driver as Paterson, New Jersey bus driver and poet this warm heartfelt comedy will be showing at the Institute of Contemporary Art this Tuesday. Get a heads up and check out our review.

Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, The Mall, SW1Y 5AH
Get tickets: www.ica.org.uk

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WEDNESDAY 30th NOVEMBER

St. Andrew’s Day at St John’s Church Hackney

This Wednesday in celebration of St. Andrews day Sights for Sound will be transforming St. John’s Church into the beautiful Scottish highlands. Expect free whisky and an incredible performance from scottish album of the year award winner, Kathryn Joseph.


When: Wednesday 30th November 8pm
Where: St John’s Church Hackney, Lower Clapton Rd, E5 0PD

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THURSDAY 1st DECEMBER

The Garage Sale at the ICA

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Located at the ICA Theatre this pop-up shop will be displaying a selection of products made by over 60 talented designers and artists from across the UK. The Garage Sale is a unique opportunity to purchase beautiful christmas gifts and creations all from just £1-£100.


When: Thursday 1st December – Saturday 3rd December
Where: ICA (Institute of Contemporary Design)
Link: www.ica.org.uk

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FRIDAY 2nd DECEMBER

She Keeps Bees at the Moth Club

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To kickstart the weekend Brooklyn Rock and roll band ‘She Keeps Bees’ will be performing live at Moth Club in Hackney. The pair are best known for both their soulful and retro sound and   have previously been compared to the likes of the White Stripes and Kills.

Where: The Moth Club, Hackney, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, E9 6NU

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SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER

Mary Stuart at the Almeida Theatre

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This weekend see Schiller’s political tragedy ‘Mary Stuart’ at The Almeida Theatre. The story takes us behind the scenes of some of British history’s most crucial days. Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams will be playing both Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, trading  roles each night! You can also expect to hear original music from Laura Marling.

When: Saturday 3rd December 2016 7pm
Where: Almeida Theatre, Almeida St, Islington, N1 1TA
Get tickets here: almeida.co.uk

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SUNDAY 4th DECEMBER

Robert Rauschenberg Exhibition

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This week marks the opening of Robert Rauschenberg’s exhibition at the Tate Modern. The Texan artist who refused to accept conventional categories of what was and wasn’t art worked with  mass, popular and trash imagery  to produce some of the world’s most influential art, ranging from sculptures to performance pieces. Having created pop art alongside Andy Warhol and made an artwork out of his bed half a century before Tracey Emin, this retrospective is a rare opportunity to discover the work of a remarkable artist whose influence is still felt today.

When: Until 2nd April 2017
Where: Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG
Get tickets here: www.tate.org.uk