It's the final weekend before Christmas, which means High Streets across the world will be experiencing last minute festive mayhem! If you're one of the lucky ones who has managed to remain organised and finish all your shopping, here's a round up of things to do this weekend to avoid the manic Christmas crowds.

Life of Pi

If you feel like escaping Christmas altogether this weekend, take a trip to the cinema to see Ang Lee's spectacular film adaption of the 2001 novel, Life of Pi. With its incredible special effects combined with a powerful story of life, death and spirituality - this is a film not to be missed.

Showing at cinemas everywhere now.

Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s

Another way to avoid this weekend's festivity overload, is to take a trip to London's Barbican for some creative inspiration. Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s brings together some of the best photography from around the world from two of the most significant decades in the 20th Century.

Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s is showing at the Barbican from now until Jan 13.

Click here for tickets and opening times.


Instead of Christmas presents, why don't you check out some historic Treasures at London's National History Museum this weekend? The newly opened display can be found in the Cadogan Gallery and shows 22 special exhibits chosen from 70 million specimens and artifacts that span across 4.5 billion years of nature.

Treasures is free of charge, and can be located in the Green Zone's Central Hall on the upper mezzanine floor, formerly Tree gallery.