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Today to Sat 23 Mar, By Distance closest first.

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

Stage Time – An Improv Variety Show

Stage Time – An Improv Variety Show Check out the diverse world of improv comedy! Stage Time features improv groups of all styles and experience levels..... See more >
333 Old Street London EC1V 9LE
Tue 5 Mar, Tue 19 Mar, Tue 2 Apr, Tue 16 Apr

International Women's Day: Golden Bee

Join our heated roof terrace for this International Women's Day! We will be celebrating all things female..... See more >
Golden Bee, Singer Street, Shoreditch EC1V 9DD
Fri 8 Mar

World Martini Day: Golden Bee

Indulge in an Evening of Espresso Martinis! Join us for a celebration dedicated to the seductive allure of the..... See more >
Golden Bee, Singer Street EC1V 9DD
Fri 15 Mar

St Patrick's Day Party: Golden Bee

Welcome to our St. Patrick's Day Rooftop Extravaganza! Get ready to paint the town green as we transform our..... See more >
Golden Bee, Singer Street, Shoreditch EC1V 9DD
Sun 17 Mar

British Documentary Film Festival 2024

Immerse yourself in the best of documentary films from the UK & around the world at the British Documentary Film... See more >
Close-Up Cinema, 97 Sclater Street, London E1 6HR
Sat 23 Mar

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

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

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

Legs Eleven: The Burlesque Bingo Show

Get ready for the tease of your life as burlesque meets bingo in an evening of glamour, giggles and guaranteed,... See more >
18-22 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7DB
Today, Sat 23 Mar

Turning the Screw

It's 1954 and Benjamin Britten is working on a new opera about purity and innocence. He's in an illegal gay..... See more >
The Kings Head Theatre, 115 Upper St, London N1 1QN
Today to Sun 10 Mar

FutureQueer

Running throughout LGBTQ+ history month this February, FutureQueer is a subversive look at an imagined queer future,... See more >
King’s Head Theatre (Cabaret House), Islington Square, 116p, Upper Street N1 1QP
Today to Sat 2 Mar

The Stitch Festival

Discover the ultimate London event for contemporary dressmaking, sewing, and stitching! The Stitch Festival returns to..... See more >
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, London N1 0QH
Thu 21 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
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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.