Autumn walks to London Design Festival: Five things to do in London this weekend - Sept 23-25

Whether it’s wrapping up for an autumnal walk or heading to London’s Design Festival, there’s something for everyone this weekend.

As we enter autumn, we’re into a whole new season of events in our fair capital.

Whether it’s wrapping up for an autumnal walk or heading to London’s Design Festival, there’s something for everyone this weekend.

Sustainable China WEVE2050 exhibition in Soho

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    Here are five of our top picks for the weekend, September 23 to 25.

    Let us know what you get up to.

    London Design Festival


    City Wide Until September 25 Many events are free

    The London Design Festival is celebrating its 20th year with a whole host of installations and museum exhibits.

    Promoting London as the design capital of the world, it celebrates all the talent the city has to offer.

    Photos from , ‘Empty Cradles: Israel’s Disappeared Children’, exhibition

    Highlights include the WEVE2050 exhibition in Soho, which focuses on sustainable stories in China by local designers from realistic and cultural perspectives.

    Elsewhere, Peckham Levels is hosting takeovers from local artists including graffiti displays and life drawing sessions and the V&A is hosting a range of events around the theme of transformation.


    Empty Cradles: Israel’s Disappeared Children

    Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London, WC1H OXG September 23 to December 10 Free

    London’s Brunei Gallery has opened a new exhibition which aims to help Jewish migrant families uncover the fates of hundreds of children who disappeared in the early years of the State of Israel.

    Raver Tots is coming to Ilford this weekend

    The exhibition shares moving testimonies from mothers who had their children taken, often by force and a collection of documents and photos recording the policy of systematic separation of children from parents.

    Raver Tots


    Hainault Recreation Ground, 185 Forest Rd, Ilford, IG6 3HX Sunday September 25 Tickets: £4.00 - £25.00

    Raver Tots, which is exclusively for families with young children, is bringing its huge festival back to London this weekend.

    Over 5000 families are expected to come to Hainault Recreation grounds on Sunday to dance to tracks from the biggest names in dance, garage and reggae.

    The line-up will include sets from DJ Luck & MC Neat, live performances from Sweet Female Attitude, as well as special guests Reggae Roast, and much more

    Event entertainment includes a free fairground, crazy golf, arts and crafts, circus school and a chance to walk with life size dinosaurs.


    Autumnal Walk

    London’s Royal Parks Free

    Is there anything better than an autumn walk?

    With the weather getting chillier, what better excuse is there to get wrapped up again after a sweltering summer.

    Autumn in Hyde Park

    With a pumpkin spiced latte in hand, why not catch up with a friend for a stroll in one of London’s many beautiful Royal Parks.


    If you’ve got a dog, all the better - and from Regent’s Park to Richmond Park the options are endless.

    Strawberry Hill House Flower Festival

    268 Waldegrave Rd, Twickenham TW1 4ST Friday September 23 to Sunday September 25 Tickets £18

    The Strawberry Hill House Flower Festival returns for a fourth successive year this weekend with three days of displays, and bloom-inspired talks and workshops.

    See the house decked out with pretty arrangements by several florists, with a special focus on British flower farmers this year.


    What will you get up to in London this weekend?