The weekend: Tempus' ultimate guide to what's on in London this weekend

By Rose Adams | 12 Jan 2018 | Culture, Brits

Tempus rounds up the best of what's on in the city to keep you entertained this weekend
* Feed your appetite with a Bang Bang eating competition
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* Gary Oldman plays a fine Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour
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* 2018 marks 100 years since women won the right to vote
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* Try your hand at a Bang Bang eating competition
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* Princess Yacht is showing for the first time this year
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* 2018 Critics’ Choice winner Jorja Smith
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The weekend is finally here and whether you’ve kept to your Dry January and Veganuary pledges like a saint, or have already broken them spectacularly, we’ve got you covered with the best the city has to offer to keep you entertained. From the unmissable BRIT Awards nominations to yacht shopping at the London Boat Show, our guide to what’s on will save you from boredom from Friday - Monday, guaranteed. >>

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The Darkest Hour

Nominated for The Critics Choice Award for Best Picture, The Darkest Hour charts the difficult period during the early days of World War 2 when Britain came under the ultimate threat of invasion. Gary Oldman’s captivating portrayal of then-Prime Minister Winston Churchill, as he makes the life changing decision to take Britain to battle or negotiate with the enemy, has already scooped him the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) and rightly so. 

In cinemas nationwide now


The Suffragettes City Walk

As 2018 marks one hundred years since women won the right to vote, why not celebrate by taking an organised walking tour of the famous landmarks associated with this important moment in history? As part of this city walk, you’ll pass the landmarks where the major fight for equality took place, including the site where Emily Wilding Davison’s funeral cortège began, the headquarters of the Women's Social and Political Union, and the site of the Suffragette Hospital. Grab your most comfortable walking shoes and pay homage - banners and flags optional. 

Bang Bang Oriental 

If you've got an appetite for success then why not try your hands at an eating contest? Inspired by some of the most famous eating competitions from around the world, London’s biggest Asian foodhall, Bang Bang Oriental is now following suit. Following the success of the Ramen speed eating competition in November, the foodhall is hosting a Taiwanese Beef Brisket Soup Noodles eating contest. Serving up a batch of their signature Beef Brisket Soup Noodles, Taiwanese Street Food will provide the food for the first challenge of the new year. For an authentic taste of Taipei, Taiwanese Street Food’s menu focuses on traditional dishes served in Taiwanese night markets. The competition is not without an incentive - the first three hungry challengers to finish will each be rewarded with vouchers.

The London Boat Show

This weekend marks your last chance to catch the ultra-luxe London Boat Show at the ExCel Arena, celebrating everything you can do and enjoy on the water. The exhibition is renowned for bringing a world of aquatic inspiration and on-the-water experiences, allowing you to experience the very best the boating world has to offer. This year is the first year Princess Yachts are presenting too, marking a new direction for the show. Consistently a highlight, make sure you check out the Classic Boat Collection too, offering a nostalgic slice of the past set against the modern yachts of today.

The BRITS Are Coming 

If you still haven't broken your Dry January pledge and are planning to stay in to avoid temptation, why not curl up in comfort to watch the exciting announcement of The BRIT Awards 2018 nominations live? Presented once again by Emma Willis, viewers are treated to performances from some incredible British recording talent including Liam Payne, Paloma Faith, Clean Bandit, J Hus and 2018 Critics’ Choice winner Jorja Smith (pictured) it's the best thing on the box this weekend. 

Watch ‘The BRITs Are Coming’ live on ITV on 13 January 2018 at 5:45pm

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