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A Keep Fit Assoc class for over 50s

A friendly class where you can work to your own ability. Want to get a little more mobile, flexible and improve..... See more >
St Laurence Church Hall Upminster RM14 2AJ
Wed 28 Feb, Wed 6 Mar

Weekly Meditation Classes in Maidenhead: Self-belief and Confidence

Weekly Meditation Classes in Maidenhead: Self-belief and Confidence Discover ways for boosting your self-belief and confidence that are not reliant on accomplishments, external... See more >
Friends Meeting House, 14 West St, Maidenhead SL6 1RL
Today, Wed 28 Feb, Wed 6 Mar, Wed 13 Mar, Wed 20 Mar

Theatretrain Main School - Dance, Act, Sing - for 6-18 year olds

Weekly performing arts classes for children and teens age 6-18. Our classes run on Saturdays at Stanborough School..... See more >
Stanborough School Lemsford Lane AL8 6YR
Today to Sat 9 Mar

Family Health and Wellbeing

We will explore the essentials of a healthy lifestyle to identify action individuals could take to strengthen their... See more >
Function room. Plough & Harrow, Southdown Rd, Harpenden AL5 1PS
Mon 26 Feb, Mon 4 Mar

The Italian Renaissance

Join us to explore the highlights of the Renaissance in Italy in the age of Titian, Palladio and the great Venetians in... See more >
Harpenden Trust Halls, Southdown Rd, Harpenden AL5 1PS
Wed 28 Feb, Wed 6 Mar

Short Course: Gouache for Beginners

With Leila Ward In this course you will be introduced to the versatile medium of gouache paint. You will be guided..... See more >
Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre Queens Park Aylesbury Bucks HP21 7RT
Fri 23 Feb

Short Course: Watercolour for Beginners Part 1

With Leila Ward In this course, you'll learn the basics of watercolour painting and develop the skills needed... See more >
Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre Queens Park Aylesbury Bucks HP21 7RT
Fri 23 Feb
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Things to do around London

London, the vibrant capital of the United Kingdom, offers an abundance of activities for a memorable day out. Whether you're a local or a visitor, there's something for everyone in this bustling metropolis. Let's explore some of the best things to do in London:

1. Visit London's Markets:
- London has a plethora of markets, each with its own unique vibe. Here are some must-visit options:
- Old Spitalfields Market: Located in east central London, it offers vintage clothing, handmade accessories, worldly foods, and novel art.
- Camden Market: Perfect for rockers and music lovers, it's known for leather jackets, vegan lunch options, and piercings.
- Portobello Market: Notting Hill's colorful houses and unique items make it a popular spot for photographers.
- Borough Market: London's premium food market with a variety of delicious treats, from coffee to fresh farm produce¹.

2. Explore Arty and Architectural Gems:
- Even if you're not religious, visiting London's churches is a treat. Explore historic architecture and stunning stained glass windows. Some notable ones include:
- St. Paul's Cathedral: Climb to the top for panoramic views of the city.
- Westminster Abbey: A UNESCO World Heritage Site with centuries of history.
- St. Martin-in-the-Fields: Attend a classical music concert or enjoy a meal at its crypt cafe.
- Southwark Cathedral: A hidden gem near Borough Market.
- Temple Church: Known for its round nave and medieval origins³.

3. Enjoy the Outdoors:
- London has beautiful green spaces and outdoor activities:
- Hyde Park: Stroll by the Serpentine, rent a rowboat, or have a picnic.
- Regent's Park: Visit the Queen Mary's Rose Garden and the London Zoo.
- Richmond Park: Spot deer and enjoy the vast open space.
- Hampstead Heath: Explore the heathland, swim in the ponds, and take in the skyline views.
- Thames River Walk: Follow the Thames Path for scenic riverside views².

4. Quirky and Fun Activities:
- London offers plenty of unique experiences:
- Shuffleboarding: Try shuffleboard at venues like The London Shuffle Club.
- Escape Rooms: Solve puzzles and unravel mysteries at various escape room locations.
- Weird Experiences: From immersive theater to unusual dining, London has it all.
- Electronic Darts: Play darts with a modern twist at Flight Club.
- Go Karting: Race around indoor tracks at TeamSport Karting.
- Virtual Reality Experiences: Try VR gaming or immersive storytelling at Otherworld³.

5. Day Trips from London:
- If you have more time, consider day trips to nearby destinations:
- Windsor: Visit Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world.
- Greenwich: Explore the Royal Observatory, the Cutty Sark, and the Maritime Museum.
- Oxford: Discover the famous university city and its historic colleges.
- Cambridge: Explore the picturesque colleges and punting on the River Cam.
- Brighton: Enjoy the beach, the Royal Pavilion, and the quirky Lanes⁴.

Remember to check opening hours and any booking requirements for these attractions. Whether you're interested in culture, outdoor adventures, or quirky experiences, London promises an unforgettable day out! 🌟🏙️🎉¹²³⁴.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 30/01/2024
(1) 22 Brilliant Ideas for the Best Days Out in London - Day Out in England. https://dayoutinengland.com/days-out-in-london/.
(2) Over 80 (Very) Fun And Quirky Activities In London - DesignMyNight. https://www.designmynight.com/london/quirky-activities-london.
(3) 101 things to do outdoors in London - visitlondon.com. https://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/openspace/101-things-to-do-outdoors-in-london.
(4) 17 Best Day Trips From London | Day Trip Ideas Near London - Time Out. https://www.timeout.com/london/travel/the-best-day-trips-from-london.