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Today to Sun 24 Mar, By Distance closest first.

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

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

Local care home joins The Big Dementia Conversation

On Sunday 28th January, from 6pm-7pm, Care UK’s Ivy Grove, on Hatch Lane, is inviting members of the community for a... See more >
Ivy Grove Care Home - Care UK, 71 Hatch Ln, London E4 6LP
Wed 28 Feb

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

Choral concert: Mendelssohn's 'Elijah' - The London Forest Choir

The London Forest Choir perform Mendelssohn' s oratorio 'Elijah', directed by Jonathan Rathbone See more >
Chingford Parish Church, The Green, Chingford, London E4 7EN
Sat 9 Mar

Choral Concert: Verdi's 'Requiem' - South West Essex Choir

The South West Essex Choir and soloists perform Verdi's 'Requiem' in the exciting new orchestration... See more >
Chingford Parish Church, The Green, Chingford, London E4 7EN
Sat 23 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

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

Cowboys and Lesbians

Nina and Noa are 17 and wasting their youth on flashcards and fantasies about their teachers. They’ve never been to a..... See more >
Park Theatre (Park90), 13 Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP
Today to Sat 9 Mar

Simran Workshop

Simran Workshop Join us for a Simran session where Deep K Kailey, the artistic director of WSWF, will introduce you to a focused... See more >
Young Space, 85-87 Southgate Road, London N1 3JS
Tue 27 Feb

Stamp Club Meeting (Epping Forest)

Inland Revenue and National Savings (D. Noe). Meeting of Epping Forest & District Philatelic Society... See more >
Main Hall, Roding Valley High School, Alderton Hill (entry from Brook Road), Loughton, IG10 3JA
Thu 14 Mar

The London Festival of Railway Modelling

The London Festival of Railway Modelling. Hosting many different layouts of varying scales and gauges and a vast amount..... See more >
Alexandra Palace N22 7AY
Sat 16 Mar and Sun 17 Mar

Stitches

Writer and performer Jonathan Blakeley, with support from Arts Council England, brings his brand-new play Stitches to... See more >
The Hope and Anchor, 207 Upper St N1 1RL
Today to Sat 9 Mar
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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.