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DESIGN ME RECOMMENDS: Things to do in London this weekend

Welcome to February, the shortest month of the year - and we’re one month closer to summer! Here’s a look at a few of out favourite picks, of things to do over this lovely, chilly weekend.

Affordable Vintage Fair

Sunday 10th February 2019

From 10am


Judy’s Vintage Fair arrives back at Bethnal Green this weekend, to provide a wide range of second-hand vintage clothing, brought to you by over 40 different retailers. You never know what designer gems may be hiding in those rails - so head down to York Hall for a treasure hunt that should not be missed.

You can gain entry into the event for as little as £2 - so there really is no excuse to not go and pick up a few “new” pieces. Ain’t it time you treated yourself?


York Hall

5-15 Old Ford Rd 
Bethnal Green 
E2 9PJ 

Grown & Thrown: Hackney Flea Market x DIY Art Shop

Saturday February 9th & Sunday February 10th 2019

11am both days


A place to pick up not only unique ceramics - but also the perfect place to pick up your new plant babies - this weekend DIY Art Market brings you 'Grown & Thrown', an independent market where plants and pots will be on sale.

Free entry both days - just turn up and have a good time!

DIY Art Shop 

129 Shacklewell Lane 

E8 2EB 

Artist Rooms: Jenny Holzer

Until Wednesday July 31

10am-10pm daily


Jenny Holzer is an American neo-conceptual artist based in New York - who focuses on putting her words and ideas into public spaces, to provoke emotive reactions. The Tate Modern brings Jenny’s work to London - bold statements glowing in neon LED lights - demanding to be seen and heard.

“Eye-catching or quiet and lyrical, Holzer's art invites us to read and interpret for ourselves.”

The exhibition is free, so there’s no excuse not to check it out really.

Tate Modern

SE1 9TG 

Frock Me! Vintage Fair

Sunday 10th February 2019

11am onwards


The original vintage fair in London, returns to Chelsea this Sunday, with another quality packed vintage clothing fair - (and expect to find plenty of hidden Christian Dior treasures). The fair will have 50 stalls, filled with vintage clothing, shoes, jewellery and just about anything else you could possibly think of, that you need for your wardrobe.

The fair offers a discounted entry fee for students - just make sure to bring your ID card along to take advantage of the £2 entry! Standard admission: £4.


Chelsea Old Town Hall

Chelsea Library 
King's Rd 
SW3 5EE 

Grace Wales Bonner: ‘A Time for New Dreams’

Until Saturday 16th February 2019

10pm - 6pm daily


The Serpentine Gallery delivers a wonderful insight into the life and mind of fashion designer Grace Wales Bonner - “Wales Bonner is recognised as one of the most innovative designers of her generation”.

This exhibition is the first in the series of her new projects - ‘A Time for New Dreams’, focuses on the idea of different worlds and possibilities.

The exhibition is free to view - and can be accompanied by a digital mobile tour.

Serpentine Gallery

Kensington Gardens 
W2 3XA 

Michelle Smith