Things to do this weekend is sponsored by Alexandra Palace.
MAP ANTIQUES: Over 40 exhibitors from all over the globe have come together for Europe's largest antique map fair. From classic to quirky, prices run from as little as £10 to as eye-watering as £100,000. Royal Geological Society (Kensington Gore), free, just turn up, 17-18 June
POTTERY FAIR: If you're potty about pottery, you'll love this fair which promotes appreciation for studio ceramics. From established artists to emerging creators, take a look round and maybe take a piece home for yourself. The House Mill (Bromley-by-Bow), free, just turn up, 17-18 June
LABYRINTH: All kids are welcome at Crystal Palace Park... if they're brave enough. Listen for whispers, follow the clues, and unravel the mysteries of the maze in this storytelling adventure. Crystal Palace Park, free, just turn up, 17-18 June
CANADA NOW: A showcase of bold new film offerings from Canadian directors such as Bruce McDonald, Ann Marie Fleming, Zacharias Kunuk, Anne Émond and Nettie Wild. Curzon Soho, £15, book ahead, 15-18 June
WATERY WONDER: King's Cross Canal Festival promises to be two days of fantastic fun with circus performances, live music, river tours, fun activities for all the family, delicious food, and the highlight — fleets of colourful narrowboats. Regent's Canal towpath, free, just turn up, 17-18 June
GELATO FESTIVAL: This weekend is going to be a hot one, so take a chill pill and cool down at the Gelato Festival with intriguing creations such as brown bread & butter and bakewell tart. Old Spitalfields Market, £15, just turn up, 17-18 June
Saturday 17 June
BRILLIANT BOOKS: Reading is good for the soul, so give yours a little TLC and head over to the Amnesty International Blackheath and Greenwich Group's book sale, a hugely successful local fundraising event. With high quality literature and affordable prices, you're in for a treat. Church of the Ascension (Blackheath), free, just turn up, 9am-5pm
A GREAT KNIGHT: Relive the best parts of the middle ages in Wimbledon with an action-packed jousting display and falconry exhibition. part of the Wimbledon Guild Village Fair; great for families, foodies, shopaholics and music lovers. Wimbledon Common Southside, free, just turn up, 10.30am-5pm
MODERNIST HAMPSTEAD: Take a walking tour of 1930s architecture in picturesque Hampstead, learn the controversy these designs caused, and discover the hidden rivers beneath the buildings. Hampstead station, £2/£9/£12, book ahead, 11am-1pm
FASHIONISTAS: Get the low-down on how to create the perfect portfolio of fashion illustrations, and learn fresh new and experimental drawing techniques in this workshop masterclass. Museum of Brands (Notting Hill), £20, book ahead, 11am-4pm
ROSES ARE RED: Take a leaf out of William Morris' book and create your very own A4 screen print in the home and gardens Morris himself used as inspiration for some of his earliest wallpapers. Or enjoy a relaxing walk around the gardens. Red House (Bexleyheath), £9, just turn up, noon-4pm
DOCKLANDS ODYSSEY: As part of the London Festival of Architecture, learn how 30 years of improvements turned London's 18th century port into a financial hub in The Reinvention and Rise of Canary Wharf, a celebratory talk and walk. Westferry DLR Station, £15, book ahead, 1pm-3.30pm
MIDSUMMER FAIR: A trip to the park just got 10 times better at Myatt's Fields, host to a fun-filled day of dance and music, fairground rides, food stalls as well as a football tournament. A great family-friendly day out in south London. Myatt's Fields Park (Brixton/Camberwell), free, just turn up, 1pm-5pm
COMIC GENIUS: If you're not usually into Saturday Night comedy, you may find A Night of Powerful Punchlines a little different from the norm. This is friendly, safe, relaxed comedy, for cool nerds and alternative comedy fans, who want to be sure of getting away from heckling and stag dos. The Carpenters Arms, free, just turn up, 7pm-10.30pm
Enjoy craft beer, live music and epic views at this street food festival
If you're on the lookout for a prime spot to enjoy a pint of ale, some global grub, and the London skyline, look no further. StrEATlife street food and craft beer festival is popping up at Alexandra Palace throughout the summer, offering just that.
The next event is on 17 and 18 June, when there'll be live music and street food from all over the world. Showhawk Duo are taking to the stage on Saturday, and there'll be tunes from Reggae Roast on Sunday.
Entry is completely free (which already gives it a bonus over Glastonbury) and there's plenty of green space where you can sit back and relax. Be sure to turn up with cash, an empty stomach, and some serious dance moves.
Take a look at who'll be featuring at the June edition.
Sunday 18 June
ECLECTIC FRAGMENTS: You'll see a whole host of strangely fascinating and occasionally sinister pieces of art at the Ice House. A trio of artists explore the ideas of remembrance, life and loss. Ice House (Holland Park), free, just turn up, 11am-5.30pm
STREET PARTY: A dynamic, diverse and inclusive street party hits London with the seventh annual Cally Festival. New and upcoming talent will delight on the main stage, with comedy, storytelling, music, dance and theatre. Caledonian Road (Islington), free, just turn up, noon-6pm
SHORT FILMS: You may not have thought it was possible to watch 40 films in one day, but Short Sighted Cinema is celebrating the art of short films featuring new works from emerging British filmmakers, with free popcorn and summer festival vibes. The Yard Theatre, £6/£30, book ahead, noon-10pm
MINI SAFARI: Kids will love this mini-beast safari with a free wildlife spotter sheet and instructions on how to make their own miniature bug hotel for their garden. Keats House, free, just turn up, 1pm-4pm
CHILDREN'S ART WEEK: To top off a week celebrating children's art, head to the National Portrait Gallery where kids can create stop-frame animation with the help of award-winning animator Lizzy Hobbs, or get creative with their own artwork at the Royal Collection Trust. Various locations, free, just turn up, various times
HOUSE PARTY: A piece of Ibiza is coming to Clapham with Little Festival Sunday Sessions. Chill out with an afternoon of House music from artists such as Lewis Jimenz and August Five. Gigalum, free, just turn up, 3pm-11pm
Good cause for the weekend: Syrian refugee community Iftar
In honour of former MP Jo Cox and Refugee Week, the Syria Solidarity Campaign screens the BAFTA award-winning BBC documentary Exodus, while speakers discuss the challenges faced by organisations to look after and provide humanitarian aid for refugees. Half the Syrian pre-war population are now refugees or considered internally displaced.
After sunset at 9.20pm, enjoy a traditional Syrian Ramadan meal in the company of Syrian refugees who have now settled in the UK and hear their stories firsthand. The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox who was an advocate for the Syrian refugee cause.
Tickets are £20 for adults, £10 for 7-11 year olds, and free under 7. Haverstock School, 17 June, 7.30pm-11pm
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
Fancy some Dim Sum fun? From making and rolling the dough to preparing the fillings and forming the parcels, William will show you everything you need to know to become a Dim Sum pro. William will also teach you the etiquette of Dim Sum - learn what to order and how to order, in Cantonese! Get tickets
Could you spent hours on end satiating your morbid curiosity by researching serial killers? Hey, you're not alone. Insight into the criminal psyche is a fascinating topic and one covered in this talk by retired police officer, Paul Harrison. You'll encounter the stories of three of the UK's worst serial killers, from their childhoods to their crimes. With over four decades of experience in the Criminal Justice system, join Paul to work through the facts, uncover the details, and get inside the heads of these killers to discover what truly motivates a murderer. Get tickets
Ever fancied yourself as Robin Hood? Join the 2020 archery team in London Bridge and discover how to shoot. The 1.5 hour 'get started in archery' class will teach you how to shoot (relatively) accurately as well as the scoring system and key archery terminology. The session finishes with a mini-competition where you can show off your new-found skills. Get tickets
We all know Soho is changing - and fast. But does the Soho of decades past - fiercely independent, occasionally seedy, always flamboyant - still exist? Antony Robbins claims it does - if you know where to look. A former director at the Museum of London, Robbins now leads walking tours of Soho, delving into the area's past and present. His Sex, Death and Shopping tour covers scandals of yesteryear through to present-day erotica - taking in hidden gardens, sinister histories, and little-known facts of famous places. A bit sinister. A bit salacious. And exceedingly well-tailored. It's a tour to have you falling in love - or lust - with this part of London all over again. Get tickets