The top 5 things you have to do this weekend

Stuck for ideas? We've rounded up the most exciting events you should consider this weekend

Enjoy epic views of London by climbing The O2 at sunset

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As Up at The O2 celebrates its 5th birthday, why not get your hiking boots on and see if you aren’t thrilled by the stunning view from the top?

The climb will take you on a journey 52 metres high to the very peak of the iconic landmark formerly known as the Millennium Dome, where you’ll get unprecedented access to the gorgeous London skyline.

Choose to make your way during the day, at twilight or even better – at sunset. This summer, watching the sun go down as you take in the breathtaking panoramic view of the city is a must-do.

To mark Up at The O2’s birthday, groups of five looking for an adventure-packed day out in the capital will be offered a free climb for the fifth member.

Prices start at £30 for adults and children over 9 years. Book your ticket for Up at the O2 here

Drink delicious cocktails and dine in luxury at Searcys St. Pancras

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Tucked away from the busy crowds of Kings Cross station is Searcys St. Pancras Restaurant & Bar. With an opulent Gatsby-esque feel, the restaurant offers sanctuary to travellers arriving or leaving one of London’s busiest train stations.

However, you don’t need to be about to board the Eurostar for an excuse to visit. Pop along for a delicious 1920’s inspired three course meal complete with wine pairing, and allow yourself time to relax. If you’re after a drink, you can’t miss the decadent cocktails – the Strawberry Cheesecake cocktail gets a huge thumbs up.

Take a look at the menu and book yourself a table at Searcys St. Pancras here

Release your inner culture vulture at the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival

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With the weekend set to be a scorcher, get yourself down to the Greenwich+Docklands Internation Festival 2017, taking place across Royal Greenwich, Docklands and Tower Hamlets.

The annual festival comprises of art installations, street theatre, circus, dance acts and music events, giving a platform to developing new outdoor performances. Whether you’re keen to see De Roovers’ adaptation of A View From The Bridge, or want to visit the Greenwich Town Centre for a free game of Bingo Lingo, there’s something for everyone.

For more information and the full itinerary, visit www.festival.org

Visit a unique, sensory perfume exhibition at Somerset House

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If scent is your thing, you’ll love the unique exhibition at Somerset House. Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent allows visitors to work through 10 seminal perfumers to explore scent design and the complexities of building a fragrance. It’s also a chance to learn about the history of 20th century perfume, with guests invited to visit a full functioning perfume laboratory. Perfumers Givaudan will create new scents from scratch and experts are on hand to answer all of your burning questions about luxury perfumes.

Price: £11. The exhibition will run until 17 September. For more information visit the official Somerset House website

Enjoy a colourful evening of Mexican masked wrestling, drinks and street food

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If you’ve ever wondered exactly what Luche Libre is all about, here’s your chance to find out. Make your way to York Hall for a night of the iconic Mexican mask wrestling, drinks and authentic street food for what’s sure to be a night to remember.

The Greatest Spectacle of Luche Libre sees Mexico’s finest superheroes fight it out in an epic battle of good versus evil, and you’re encouraged to shout and support from the ringside while tucking into a delicious dinner, washed down with a Margarita . The famous cast are making their way to London for two nights only, so make sure you don’t miss a night of the famed art form. It’s going to be epic.

Tickets from £20. For more information or to purchase tickets visit the official website here.

So there you have it – whether you’re after a sun-soaked London festival, or a night of cocktails and chaos, London has it all this weekend.

And if you really can’t choose, why not do it all?

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