Looking for something to do this weekend in London? Jo Golding has some ideas for you.

Tomato Flash Grow
Trafalgar Square, Friday 20th May

This is ever so slightly random, but if you’re passing through Trafalgar Square this Friday (20th May) don’t forget to pick up your free tomato plant! B&Q are challenging the good people of London to grow their own as part of the Capital Growth scheme and are giving away truckloads of plants to anyone who wants one.

Step Up 4 Christchurch
The Gherkin, Sunday 22nd May

Ever wanted to get to the top of London’s iconic Gherkin tower? Well why not do it for a good cause? To raise money for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal you can donate money or be sponsored to take part in this charity stair climb. It may seem a little daunting – the tower has 1,037 steps spanning 38 floors – but there’ll be lots of New Zealand music, food and entertainment to keep you going, and obviously you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular view of the London skyline.


World Photography Exhibition
Somerset House – South Wing, until Sunday 22nd May

This weekend is your last chance to see the work of the winners and runners up of the Sony World Photography Awards. This year was the first time the awards have taken place in London and the exhibition features hundreds of photos covering topics ranging from current affairs to fashion.


Avenue of Portraits
Southbank Centre, until 4th September

Down at the Southbank Centre this summer they’re celebrating the Festival of Britain. Running right through to early September, the Avenue of Portraits will be showcasing photographs, poetry and artwork relating to the different aspects that make up the London community. The series of work on will change throughout the summer to reflect the evolution of the London population, so if you’re in the area you can keep checking back for the new work.



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