This weekend's Things To Do is sponsored by The Gentleman's Grooming Show.
SUTTON HOUSE CHRISTMAS MARKET: Hackney's Sutton House launches its pantomime-themed Christmas market this weekend. Made to tie-in with Sutton House’s book-themed events this year, the market will include Playful Pantomime rooms and Surreal Santa’s Sleigh. £5.50 adults, £2.75 children, under 5s and National Trust Members free, just turn up, weekends 26 November - 18 December
CHELSEA PHSYIC GARDENS CHRISTMAS MARKET: For clothing, jewellery, and original crafts head over to Chelsea Physic Gardens for its festive Christmas market for food and fun. Some activities require pre-booking. £6, book in advance, 26-27 November
DESIGN MUSEUM: For its first weekend in its new Kensington home, the Design Museum has plenty of events to entice visitors in, including sounds performances and comedy. Entry to the museum is free, charge and booking required for certain events, 25-26 November
BAM FESTIVAL: The Southbank Centre hosts Being A Man Festival, a weekend dedicated to celebrating boys and men, and exploring the pressures that face the male gender today. Events include Sir Roger Moore in conversation, all male speed mentoring, and an interactive Superman workshop for boys under 10. Various prices, book ahead, 25-27 November
CABARET: LGBT + Against Islamaphobia presents Cabaret for Islamaphobia Awareness Month at SOAS University. With a diverse cast, and its own twist on the Kander and Ebb musical, the show celebrates the LGBT and Islamic communities. Entry with a donation, just turn up, 25-27 November
SYRIAN BRUNCH FEAST: As apart of the month long #CookForSyria campaign for UNICEF’s Children of Syria Fund, The Good Egg and Symmetry Breakfast have teamed up to host a Syrian inspired brunch in Hackney. From £39, book in advance, 26-27 November
HACKNEY MAKERS WEEKEND: Head over to Clarence Mews for Hackney Makers Weekend where artists will be selling their wares. Pick from homewares, fashion, craft beer and ceramics, and make a start on your Christmas shopping — and maybe a treat or two for yourself. Free, just turn up, 26-27 November
FILM FESTIVAL: The University of Westminster's Harrow campus hosts The Afghan International Film Festival, celebrating the reemergence of the Afghan film industry. Watch short-medium length films on topics including life in Afghanistan, refugee life, and historical dramas. £5 per film (£4 concession), just turn up, 26-27 November
CHRISTMESS: The Victorian railway arches at The Vaults are taken over by a Big Top Christmas Bazaar. Marbles and Ware's Bizarre Bazaar will include handmade jewellery and clothing, unique decorations and crafty goods. Free, just turn up, 24 November - 18 December
BRIXTON CHRISTMAS: Get fun and festive with Pop Brixton as it launches its Christmas Market this Saturday. Get your hands on clothing, homewares and jewellery, and tuck into food from around the world. Free, just turn up, 26 November-24 December
THE TOP SECRET COMEDY CLUB: Have a laugh at Drury Lane's Top Secret Comedy Club. Saturday night performers include Mark Palmer, Javier Jarquin and Amadeus Martin, while comedy fans can catch Sally Anne Haywood on Sunday. Various prices, book ahead, all weekend
UNDERWIRE FESTIVAL 2016: Want to know more about film? Head to 71a Gallery in Shoreditch for the Underwire Festival's Wired Women Weekender, a weekend dedicated to helping women learn more about the film industry. Various prices, book ahead, 26-27 November
Saturday 26 November
SNOWBALL 2016: Keep the kids entertained with Snowball 2016 at Foyles on Charing Cross Road. The one day children's festival will include author visits, arts and crafts and festive fun. £3/£5, book ahead, 9.30am-5pm
WASTED CHIC: Wasted Chic has brought together 30 London designers, menswear brands and vintage sellers for its 'Festive and Fierce' holiday shopping party, complete with a DJ and cocktail. The event, taking place at McQueen in Shoreditch, also offers on-the-spot beauty treatments. Free, just turn up, 12.30pm-6pm
FESTIVE FILMS: Need some help getting into the Christmas spirit? Erith Riverside Gardens hosts a double-screening of the festive cult classics 'Home Alone' (PG) and 'Gremlins' (12A). Prepare for laughter, tears and sometimes fear. Free, just turn up, from 4.30pm
HALF WAY SCREENING: Shelter and Crystal Palace Film Festival partner up for a screening of the ground-breaking documentary Half Way. A story of female empowerment, family and unity, the film explores the mental deterioration of a family during Britain's housing crisis. £7.50, book ahead, from 7.30pm
CHRISTMESS FEAST: Head to the American Deep South (via Waterloo's Vaults) to feast with Santa and his elves with Christmess. Expect 12 dishes, dancing on tables, secret absinthe bars and serious live music. £35 for lunch, £40 for dinner, book ahead, from 7.30pm
WHITEYMcWHITEFACE: That's the name of comedian Fin Taylor's latest show at Soho Theatre. His unique blend of gross social commentary has proved as popular as the name of *that* boat. £15 (£13 concessions), book ahead, 7.30pm
CUDDLES FOR TROUBLES: Head over to The Hens and Chickens Theatre Bar for laugh with monthly comedy night Cuddles for Trouble. £5, book ahead, 9.30pm - 10.30pm
DISCO YOGA: Fancy a night of 'mindful drinking? Head over to the Hot Yoga Society in Shoreditch for a night of glitter, stretching and Tequila Sun Salutations. £20, book ahead, 7.30pm-8.30pm
Look and feel good at the Gentleman's Grooming Show
For men who want to look good, smell good and, well, feel good, The Gentleman's Grooming Show at London's Tobacco Dock is not to be missed.
With top brands showcasing the latest grooming products, and talks from proper gentlemen like Richard E Grant, this is set to be a day out with a difference. Pop-up barbers will be on hand to trim and chop, and demonstrations will enlighten you on how best to do it at home.
From wash-bags to watches, The Gentleman's Grooming Show is the perfect place for some festive shopping — the event is even hosting a beard competition for those who've been side-lining the shaving for Movember.
The Gentleman's Grooming Show takes place on 3 December from 10-5pm: tickets are just £10 and include a glass of whisky and a goody bag. Use discount code LONDONIST50 to get 50% off ticket price, making it just £5.
Sunday 27 November
KENSINGTON CHRISTMAS FAIR: Kensington Mums host their second Christmas Fair at the Kensington Close Hotel for the Best Beginnings Charity. With face-painting and arts and crafts for the little ones, parents can get ahead with their gift shopping with the various exhibitors at the fair. Some of the activities require pre-booking. More info here. Free, just turn up, 10am - 5pm
VINTAGE FASHION: Be fashion ready with the Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair at the Old Finsbury Town Hall. Complete with a live performer, the fair will have vintage clothing dated from 1900 to 1990, so you can get ahead with your Christmas shopping. £4 (£2 with NUS card), just turn up or book ahead with 2 for 1 here, 11am - 5pm
MAYFAIR PUB TOUR: Discovering London tour guide Peter Berthoud leads a civilised, conversational pub crawl around four pubs in Mayfair. Expect plenty of trivia along the way with original documents and maps. Think history, not hangovers. £20, book in advance, 1pm-5pm
SILVER MOON: Head over to Watermans Arts Centre in Brentford for a Christmas story suitable for families with children age 4+. Silver Moon follows children Helda and Jurgen who go on an adventure to break down class barriers on Christmas Eve. £8, book ahead, 3pm
NORTH BY NORTH WEST: Watch Hitchcock's classic comedy-adventure film North By North West at the London Coliseum with live musical accompaniment by the English National Opera. £12-£45, book ahead, 3pm/7.30pm
TRIAL OF HAMLET: Shakespeare School Festival returns to Wyndham's Theatre with the Trial of Hamlet starring Meera Syal, Tom Conti and John Heffernan. The premise is this; Hamlet is on trial for the murder of Polonius, and you can watch the trial unfold. From £75, book in advance, from 7pm
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing.
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