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Today to Mon 13 May, By Distance closest first.

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

Join our choir in Chingford for a FREE taster session

Join our choir in Chingford for a FREE taster session If you are pondering whether there is a 'pop or gospel choir near me' then you may be interested in the... See more >
Chingford United Reformed Church, 2b Buxton Road, Chingford E4 7DP
Tue 23 Apr, Tue 30 Apr, Tue 7 May, Tue 21 May, Tue 4 Jun

Lunchtime Recital with Ryan Chan (guitar)

A 60-minute recital by classical guitarist Ryan Chan who will play pieces by Sor, Bellinati and Jirmal as well as some... See more >
All Saints Church, Church Avenue, Highams Park, London E4 9QZ
Today

Cedars ParkPlay

ParkPlay is a national project that runs every Saturday and is completely FREE to attend. We aim to encourage families..... See more >
Cedars Park, Theobalds Lane, Waltham Cross EN8 8RX
Sat 20 Apr

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

Track the Code – Young Artists’ Exhibition

Track the Code - where science and art come together for this special exhibition at Valentines Mansion... See more >
Valentines Mansion & Gardens, Emerson Road, Ilford IG1 4XA
Today

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

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

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

Stamp Club Meeting (Goodmayes)

Details and date/time of this meeting were not available at the time of writing. Please contact society before..... See more >
Methodist Church Hall, Percy Road, Goodmayes, IG3 8UA
Wed 1 May, Wed 5 Jun

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

Planet Play

Planet Play is Chickenshed’s magical world of sensory learning, wonder and exploration, for babies and toddlers aged... See more >
Chickenshed Theatre 290 Chase Side N14 4PE
Fri 19 Apr to Fri 24 May

Tales from the Shed

Tales from the Shed are vibrant, inclusive theatre shows that are perfect for young children. They are informal, lively..... See more >
Chickenshed Theatre 290 Chase Side, Southgate N14 4PE
Sat 20 Apr, Sat 27 Apr, and more dates until Sat 25 May

Jo Collins and Friends

The immensely talented Co-Founder of Chickenshed Jo Collins invites guests for a thrilling set of eclectic covers from... See more >
Chickenshed Theatre 290 Chase Side, Southgate N14 4PE
Sun 21 Apr

Retail Wednesdays

Retail Wednesdays Every Wednesday at Humble Grape Crouch End you can drink our shop bottles in our restaurant at retail prices, all day... See more >
4 Topsfield Parade, , London, Crouch End N8 8PR
Wed 17 Apr, Wed 24 Apr, Wed 1 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 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!