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Today to Sat 18 May, By Distance closest first. Page 3

Jazz Notes – Jazz Jam @ The Spice of Life, Soho Jazz Notes – Jazz Jam

Jazz Notes – Jazz Jam @ The Spice of Life, Soho Jazz Notes – Jazz Jam It don’t mean a thang if it ain’t got… those ‘Jazz Notes’. Enjoy sumptuous chilled and scintillating jazz with the..... See more >
The Spice of Life 6 Moor St London W1D 5NA
Sun 21 Apr, Sun 28 Apr, and more dates until Sun 2 Jun

‘Showcase', an evening of acoustic music @ The Spice of Life, Soho

‘Showcase’, an evening of acoustic music @ The Spice of Life, Soho ‘Showcase’, an acoustic session to introduce audiences to music from emerging artists. Keeping it live; no material..... See more >
The Spice of Life 6 Moor St London W1D 5NA
Wed 1 May

Aquafresh x Rankin Exhibition

Rolling into London This Month: Powerful London Photo Exhibition from Rankin Challenges the Status Quo of Perfect... See more >
The Black & White Soho Shop 59 Greek Street W1D 3DZ
Sat 27 Apr and Sun 28 Apr

World's Top 50 Innovators 2024 - London

Imagine attending a conference where every speaker has either done a world-first, or something very special in their... See more >
One Bartholomew Close EC1A 7BL
Wed 8 May to Fri 10 May

An evening with Joe Stilgoe & Friends

We are delighted to host a very special evening featuring performances from internationally acclaimed singer, pianist... See more >
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ
Thu 2 May

Terence Collie Quartet

Terence Collie Quartet Featuring the stellar lineup from Terence Collie's latest album 384,400, the ensemble promises an unforgettable... See more >
Pizza Express Live, 10 Dean Street, London W1D 3RW
Sat 4 May

MC Hammersmith 'Straight Outta Brompton’

MC Hammersmith, the world's leading freestyle rapper to emerge from the ghetto of middle-class West London, has... See more >
6 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7BX
Sat 27 Apr

Learn to Swing dance in a day with SwingdanceUK!

Learn to Swing Dance in a Day! with Simon Selmon Learn the foundations of Lindy Hop, this popular 1940s partner..... See more >
Studio 2, CitySport Studio, 124 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7DP
Sun 28 Apr

Musicality Workshop with SwingdanceUK

Musicality Workshop with musician Malcolm Earle-Smith & Swing dancer Simon Selmon Malcolm Earle-Smith, Senior... See more >
Studio 2, CitySport Studio, 124 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7DP
Sun 12 May

The Kind Bar: A sensory snack experience opens in London this April

A sensory snack experience is coming to London, popping up in Soho for four days only. At the KIND bar, you can touch,..... See more >
55A Dean Street, London W1D 6AG
Thu 25 Apr

Laugh Till It Hurts : In aid of The Trussell Trust

The Aid Fundraiser Presents Mark Dolan (MC) “Consistently Funny” Independent Adam Buxton “Surreal and very funny”... See more >
Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Wed 1 May

The Sixteen: Monteverdi Vespers

We bring one of the cornerstones of the classical repertoire, Monteverdi’s monumental Vespers of 1610, back to London... See more >
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8
Wed 15 May

Bert Hardy: Photojournalism in War and Peace

London-born photographer Bert Hardy (1913-1995, UK) was an influential English press and documentary photographer known... See more >
16-18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW

Tunnel Boat Trips

Tunnel Boat Trips Our popular tunnel boat trips depart from the London Canal Museum near King's Cross station and take you in a... See more >
London Canal Museum 12-13 New Wharf Road King’s Cross N1 9RT
Today, Thu 25 Apr, and more dates until Sat 25 May

Cream Tea Cruise

Cream Tea Cruise Enjoy a unique cream tea cruise experience in the heart of London. Come and visit the London Canal Museum in good time..... See more >
London Canal Museum, New Wharf Road, King’s Cross, London N1 9RT
Thu 25 Apr, Thu 2 May, Thu 9 May, Thu 16 May, Thu 23 May

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 produce.

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 origins.

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 views.

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 Lanes.

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!