Simply Things to do in London this Weekend – 17.01.15

Posted 16 Jan 2015 in Museum of Zoology, Warren Street, Children's Library, British Library, London's King Cross, Wallace Collection, Ball in the Hall by

Warren Street

This Saturday, Grant Museum of Zoology welcomes families for an afternoon of hands-on specimen-based activities. They’ve rifled through their drawers and searched through their cabinets to bring out some of the most amazing animals. Ever wondered what the skin of a python feels like or how sharp a shark’s tooth is or how many spots a leopard has? Well, you can have these questions answered. Come along and be amazed at the natural world. Drop in between 1pm and 4.30pm, this event is free and there is no need to book.


St Pancras Square

This Saturday, St Pancras Square Children’s Library hosts a free creative family maths afternoon, ‘Maths on Toast’, based on the theme of shapes, with activities including colouring and construction. Aimed at kids aged 5-12 and is free between 2pm-5pm.


London’s King Cross

The British Library hosts a family-friendly storytelling event this Saturday, starting at 2:30pm. In this special event for young adults and older children, meet some of the most brilliant creators of Gothic and nightmarish stories as they talk to Julia Eccleshare, Children’s Book Editor for the Guardian. The events admission prices vary between £5/£4/£3 and you need to prebook.


Manchester Square

This Saturday, Wallace Collection hosts, ‘Ball in the Hall’, a free afternoon of family activities to celebrate the opening of the Great Gallery. Explore the paintings, get your photograph taken, learn some dance moves and win prizes and all for free. Turn up between 12pm-4pm.



This Sunday, at 3pm, The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich gives homage to Admiral Lord Nelson with a commemorative toast today. Join the commemoration, which will take place in the Painted Hall, where his body lays. £3 donation required.