Interesting sounding happenings instore at the London Transport Museum over this weekend. The place has always been a truly interactive experience unlike most people’s idea of a fusty joint stuffed with curiosities in glass cases style museum. Tomorrow night (that’s Friday 12th) Covent Garden’s finest attraction hosts a Garden Party celebrating suburban horticulture. It starts at 18.45, a timing that sounds direct from a timetable, although it’s often said that in London with the frequency of services you never need one of those. Proceedings end late with garden games, cocktails and music promised in between – for over 18s only. More details here.

Then on the 13th and 14th (this Sat and Sun) the Acton Town depot throws open its doors for an open wekend. If you have young boys they’ll love this. Details are here including model railways, full size replicas, characters in costume and family workshops. Suburban-specific stuff relevant to the LT Museum’s current fab Suburbia exhibition includes a giant Bayko suburban layout to be built over the weekend including various styles of houses, shops, cinemas, blocks of flats and stations. Sounds like it has to be seen to be believed.

If that is not enough in the way of weekend suggestions there is always canvassing and leafleting in Walpole to be done (join the Facebook group if interested)…