Five tips for a hidden side to London this Spring bank holiday weekend

May 22, 2014

Around town this weekend? Well, we’ve taken the opportunity to present to you five tips from the HiddenCity London twitter teamfor alternative things to do this weekend. Including our cryptic trails, of course.

Tip 1. Jamboree Limehouse, Saturday night

Where in Limehouse can you hear Arabic sounds from an organ and a swinging Latin rhythm section? Jamboree, of course. Listen to a clip of the Orchestre Du Mont Plaisant on their event page to judge for yourself, and if you like it, book yourself a ticket for the gig, 8pm to midnight.

Tip 2. Sunday afternoon spoken word

Head up to Keats House, near Hampstead Heath, Sunday 2-4pm. An afternoon of poetry and spoken word with an open mic, performances from the Keats House Poets plus headliner Malika Booker. Just drop in.

Tip 3. Fringe flowers, all weekend Chelsea Fringe, around town.

The bloomin’ marvellous (ahem) Chelsea fringe flower showis back, presenting more horticultural happenings and guerrilla gardening. See what’s on.

Tip 4. Somerset House’s caverns go Peruvian

An Offering to Peru: dive deep into the underground caverns below Somerset house to see an interactive exhibition from Sixe Paredes, a graffiti artist from Barcelona. See opening times at the Somerset House website. Free.

Tip 5. Crack a HiddenCity trail

Take up a cryptic challenge and tackle one of seven London HiddenCity trails open all three bank holiday weekend days – some by day, some by night. Battle across the ancient city of Londinium with the City Lights Evening trail, or duck into the Science museum and search for answers to clues in chimps brains and floating houses.