Things to do in London this weekend -the Scandi way!

Here is a round up, a Scandinavian Times Out on what’s on in London this weekend with a Scandinavian flair. Information is sourced from various of newsletters, invitations and from the Scandinavian embassies.

St Pauls Cathedral London
© Little Scandinavian

It’s finally weekend! As the weather forecast for London is not very promising, we thought you might would be tempted to see an exhibition or a film?

Norwegian Photographer Stian Andersen’s A-ha exhibition at Strand Gallery
The Strand Gallery, 32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP
This is your last chance to see the exhibition of Stian Andersen’s A-ha Photographs at Strand Gallery. The exhibition includes a series of stunning black and white images of the band’s intimate and iconic moments.
Open all days from 11am – 6pm. Entry is free. Last day Sunday 17th March.

Swedish film Persona by Ingmar Bergman in Barbican

Cinema Department Barbican Centre, Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS
Ingmar Bergman’s celebrated film Persona will be shown at the Barbican as part of “Art and Science on the Brain”. The film will be followed by a Screentalk. At 4pm, 16 March 2013 in Cinema 3 (Beech St). Tickets available at

Brunch at Nordic Bakery in Soho / Marylebone

It doesn’t get more Nordic than at the Nordic Bakery. The black coffee full of flavours, the crispy sweet cinnamon buns freshly baked on the day, smoked salmon on rye bread… Just enjoy a lazy morning, from 9am and onwards, the Scandinavian way at

Scandinavian Christmas Markets in London

The Scandinavian Christmas Markets happening in London this November is a must visit for everyone with a hint of Viking blood in their veins. If you can’t go to Scandinavia pre Christmas, this is as close as you get to the real deal. Unleash the Scandinavian in you, and sink into a traditional Nordic Christmas spirit with fellow Scandi lovers.

© Lev Landlig

Danish Bazar kicks of their annual Christmas Bazar in leafy Hampstead, just a short tube ride up from the city. Sink into a traditional Danish Christmas spirit with everything from wrapping paper and Christmas decoration to yummy cookies and Christmas brew. Don’t leave without picking up some fresh pine tree branches for decoration.

Danish Christmas Bazar London takes place on the 24-25 November 2012. Find out more here

The Swedish Christmas Fair is hosted by the Swedish Church, centrally located close to the Baker Street tube station. This fair is renowned for their delicious gingerbread men cookies and the Swedish mulled wine, glögg. There’s also lots of decoration like “Tomten” (Swedish Santa) and other necessities you would need to get ready for the coming holiday. But with live music and stall women and men dressed up in national costumes, this is the place to get a feel for the true Christmas spirit!

The Swedish Christmas Fair in London takes place on the 22, 24-25 November 2012. Find out more here

Scandinavia Show 2012 Highlights from Earls Court in London

During two hectic days in the exhibition centre Earls Court in Hammersmith, the Scandinavia Show gave us a taste of what the Nordic countries has to offer, everything from fashion and design to food and travel. Hosted by Scan Magazine the annual event took place last weekend. And in case you missed it -here’s a few pics via Instagram to show you a few highlights.

1. Sarah Lundh’s new knitted Nordic jumper (The Killing 3 is released the 17th November) 2. Skeppshult Bike, nostalgic high quality city bicycles that I so desperately want -say no more! 3. Fjallraven, your best friend when entering the forest, climbing in mountains or heading to the city jungle! 4. Nordic cookbooks, our favourite being the Scandinavian Christmas by Trine Hahnemann. 5. Nordic Design in the UK, we love the contemporary trolley! 6. Directly out of the London based smokehouse, recognized as one of the up and coming foodies in the country, sublime smoked salmon by Hansen & Lydersen (order for Christmas now!) 7. Ultimate of design and technology, loved by Top Gear, Swedish Hypercar by Koenigsegg

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