Things to do on weekends in London
Below is a to-do list that should top your weekend itinerary when next you visit London;
- Take a walk Highgate Cemetery
Taking a discovery walk through Highgate Cemetery on the weekend promises a fantastic experience especially on a quiet and reflective afternoon. Your visit offers you the opportunity to explore the elaborate Victorian monuments —the final resting place of Karl Marx and famous residents include novelist George Eliot, poet Christina Rossetti, scientist George Faraday, and murdered Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko.
- Visit the Faltering Fullback in Finsbury Park.
The Faltering Fullback is situated along the residential roads behind north London’s Finsbury Park —the Faltering Fullback pub boasts as one of the city’s best beer gardens. It is referred to as the modern-day Hanging Gardens of Babylon with multi-platform drinking space that provides a unique experience. Inside, the pub offers a friendly atmosphere for locals and the area’s fast-growing crowd. The Fullback is an ideal location for watching sports — particularly football and rugby.
- Soak up some smooth jazz at the Jazz Café in Camden
The Jazz Café in Camden is an intimate bar and music venue. The Jazz Café in Camden hosts new and eclectic talents and offers a fresh experience on every visit. You can cool off the evening while watching the action from the cocktail bar upstairs, and more live music lovers can watch from the ground floor bar.
- Visit Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.
The new Olympic Park in Stratford is an excellent place for a weekend gateway, especially for sports lovers. An amazing experience awaits you as you take a walk around exploring the sports facilities used in the 2012 Olympic Games which are now open to the public. With just £5 you can swim in the pool where Michael Phelps won six medals, and for £45 you can get a taster session at the Lee Valley VeloPark where Sir Chris Hoy and Laura Trott took gold for Great Britain. There are a series of fun bars and restaurants you can dash in for a sumptuous meal.
- Visit Eritrean Restaurant at the Blue Nile in Woolwich.
Eritrean restaurant is a local restaurant in Woolwich where you can cool the weekend off. It offers some mouth-watering dishes like the Northeast African stews served like tapas with injera — a spongy pancake-of-sorts that you use instead of a knife and fork. Eritrean Restaurant is one of the few places in London where you can have a high-quality meal for two; with just £30 you can have Eritrean spiced teas, dessert, and still, have some change left.
- Go for a dip in the chilly waters of Tooting Bec Lido.
This is the country’s largest freshwater outdoor pool which is about 92 meters long. Tooting Bec Lido’s colourful doors and year-round activities have been part of the south London community’s backbone since 1906. To swim in the pool, you will have to sign up as a member, which is an easy task that can be carried out in a few minutes. No matter what time of the year you visit, you can be sure to be warmly welcome.
Visiting any of the spots above will ensure you have a spoil weekend during your visit to London.