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Today to Wed 20 Mar, By Distance closest first.

Stamp Club Meeting (Leytonstone & Wanstead)

Aspects of Germany (R. Wood) and Bring & Buy. Meeting of Leytonstone, Wanstead & District Philatelic Society... See more >
Pastures Centre, Davies Lane, Leytonstone, London E11 3DR
Wed 28 Feb

FREE taster session with the Woodford/Wanstead Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Woodford/Wanstead Rock Choir Do you want to learn to sing near you? Your friendly local Wanstead (Woodford) choir is run byvocal tutor Nicola..... See more >
Wanstead High School, Redbridge Lane West, Wanstead (Woodford), London E11 2JZ
Mon 4 Mar, Mon 11 Mar, Mon 18 Mar, Mon 22 Apr, Mon 29 Apr

Robin Ince & friends

Comedy & poetry night with Robin Ince, Other Theresa and Steve McLean Robin Ince is many things. A comedian, an..... See more >
Trades Hall 61/63 Tower Hamlets Road Walthamstow E17 4RQ
Tue 5 Mar

The Great Expedition: The Incredible Edible Journey

Legends of the immersive dining scene Gingerline are returning to London for their first shows in the capital in four... See more >
Film Shed, 28 Millers Avenue, Dalston E8 2DS
Wed 6 Mar to Sat 4 May

London PropTech Show

Building on the tremendous success of the inaugural edition, The 2nd Annual London PropTech Show will once again... See more >
ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London , United Kingdom E16 1XL
Tue 27 Feb

The Baby Show

The Baby Show with Lidl GB - the UK’s largest and best-loved, pregnancy, baby, and parenting event, is coming to ExCeL... See more >
ExCel London E16 1XL
Fri 1 Mar

Move It 2024

MOVE IT, winner of AEO Excellence Awards’ Best Consumer Show, is back from 15-17 March 2024 for the biggest and best... See more >
Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway E16 1XL
Fri 15 Mar to Sun 17 Mar

Land of Lost Content

Henry Madd’s autobiographical show Land of Lost Content is set to tour the UK this Spring, commencing with a weeklong... See more >
Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL
Tue 27 Feb to Sat 2 Mar

Casserole

Actors East Theatre, innovative acting studio, is premiering its first ever show Casserole at the Arcola Theatre in... See more >
Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL
Tue 5 Mar, Sat 30 Mar

An evening with Mr Fish (Ages 14+)

Explore a unique take on menswear An evening celebrating Mr Fish, the Jewish ‘boy from Wood Green’ whose extraordinary... See more >
Museum of London Docklands, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL
Tue 5 Mar

In focus: Rahvis gown (Ages 14+)

Meet the colourful characters of British couture The final talk in the series with Lucie Whitmore takes a closer look... See more >
Museum of London Docklands, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL
Sat 9 Mar

Making the West End a fashion destination (Ages 14+)

What does it take to create a fashion city? Join us and learn more about the stories of Jewish designers, makers and..... See more >
Museum of London Docklands, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL
Sat 9 Mar

Local care home joins The Big Dementia Conversation

A care home in Chingford is calling on local people to take part in a national conversation to learn more about... See more >
Ivy Grove Care Home - Care UK, 71 Hatch Ln, London E4 6LP
Wed 28 Feb

Eastside’s 30th Anniversary Exhibition

From 10th November 2023 to 4th March 2024, Eastside will celebrate its 30th birthday with a special free exhibition at... See more >
80 Hoxton St N1 6LP
Today to Thu 29 Feb

Tomorrow's Sound

Pirate, the world’s largest network of music studios, is setting up a pop-up DJ booth in a secret Shoreditch location... See more >
Secret Shoreditch Location E1 6SZ
Thu 29 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.