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Today to Fri 17 May, By Distance closest first.

Baby Broadway Family Concert, Walthamstow

“Tip-top show tunes that worm their way into ears of all ages” - Time Out London “Absolutely brilliant... See more >
Big Penny Social, 1 Priestley Way, Walthamstow E17 6AL
Fri 17 May

Haven House Sparkle Walk

Grab your friends and family and walk 10k for your local children's hospice. Every step you make will help care..... See more >
The White House High Road Woodford Green IG8 9LB
Fri 17 May

Stamp Club Meeting (Leytonstone & Wanstead)

Auction. Meeting of Leytonstone, Wanstead & District Philatelic Society. All welcome to visit. Membership subscription..... See more >
Pastures Centre, Davies Lane, Leytonstone, London E11 3DR
Wed 24 Apr

Webuyanycar is giving out guilt-free cookies in London next week

Online car buying service webuyanycar are giving out guilt-free cookies in select branches across London next week, as... See more >
Webuyanycar, Asda Leyton Mills Superstore, Marshall Road, Leyton E10 5NH
Mon 22 Apr to Sun 28 Apr

FREE taster session with the Woodford/Wanstead Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Woodford/Wanstead Rock Choir If you are wanting to find a choir you'll find a happy place with us in the Wanstead (Woodford) Rock Choir... See more >
Wanstead High School, Redbridge Lane West, Wanstead (Woodford), London E11 2JZ
Mon 22 Apr, Mon 29 Apr, and more dates until Mon 17 Jun

noisenight100: vision string quartet

noisenight100: vision string quartet From performing in total darkness to welcoming guest electronic musicians and lighting designers, expect this show with... See more >
Oslo Hackney E8 1LL
Today

Concert: Talents from Imperial College Music Society

A short concert of music for pianos (solos / duets and two pianos); cello sonata (with a guest cellist from the Royal... See more >
Chingford Parish Church, The Green, Chingford, London E4 7EN
Sat 4 May

New Urban Theme Park coming soon to Westfield Stratford City

The highly anticipated and thrilling new urban theme park destination, Gravity MAX Westfield Stratford City, is set to... See more >
Gravity MAX, Montfichet Rd, London E15 1AZ
Mon 6 May, Sun 26 May

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
Today to Sat 4 May

ADRA - Film & Speaker Tour

Experience the magic of the award-winning film Adra as the team behind the renowned Kendal Mountain Festival take it on... See more >
Rio Cinema 107 Kingsland High Street London E8 2PB
Thu 25 Apr

What (is) a Woman

A new solo musical play with an illuminating script, nine original songs and stunning underscore, What (is) a Woman is... See more >
Arcola Theatre, Studio 2, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL
Tue 23 Apr to Sat 4 May

84 Lavender Grove - Open Garden for NGS

84 Lavender Grove - Open Garden for NGS Courtyard garden with tropical backdrop of bamboos and palms, foil to clipped shrubs leading to wilder area... See more >
84 Lavender Grove, Hackney E8 3LS
Sun 21 Apr

King Henry's Walk Garden - Open Garden for NGS

King Henry’s Walk Garden - Open Garden for NGS Vibrant ornamental planting welcomes the visitor to this hidden oasis leading into a verdant community garden with... See more >
King Henry’s Walk Garden, N1 4NX
Mon 6 May

Guided Tour of Valentines Mansion

Join us for a guided tour of Valentines Mansion and delve into over 320 years of fascinating history. Followed by tea..... See more >
Valentines Mansion & Gardens, Emerson Road, Ilford IG1 4XA
Sun 21 Apr

Artists' Open Studios

The Artists' Open Studios are one of the most popular events in our calendar. Head to the top floor of..... See more >
Valentines Mansion & Gardens, Emerson Road, Ilford IG1 4XA
Sun 21 Apr
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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 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!