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Today to Tue 18 Jun, By Distance closest first.

London Fields Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

London Fields Gardens - Open Garden for NGS A fascinating and very diverse collection of gardens in London Fields within easy walking distance of each other... See more >
London Fields Gardens, Hackney E8 3JW
Sun 9 Jun

Fran Hayes | Thick, Stretchy, Sticky Space

IMT Gallery is proud to present the first solo exhibition by emerging interdisciplinary artist Fran Hayes... See more >
IMT Gallery, Unit 2/210 Cambridge Heath Road. London E2 9NQ
Thu 23 May, Sun 26 May, Thu 30 May, and more dates until Sun 7 Jul

De Beauvoir Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

De Beauvoir Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Five gardens to explore in De Beauvoir, a leafy enclave of Victorian villas near to Islington and Dalston... See more >
De Beauvoir Gardens, Hackney N1 5BE
Sun 2 Jun

Sing your hearts out at Town Hall Hotel with Indeedy Musical Bingo

On Friday, 31st May, Town Hall Hotel is calling all music savants to come and enjoy an evening of musical bingo located... See more >
Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, Bethnal Green, London E2 9NF
Fri 31 May

7 St Paul's Place - Open Garden for NGS

7 St Paul’s Place - Open Garden for NGS The main feature of the walled garden is a pond with natural planting to encourage pollinators and birds... See more >
7 St Paul’s Place, Islington N1 2QE
Sat 25 May

58 Halliford Street - Open Garden for NGS

58 Halliford Street - Open Garden for NGS An English country garden in the heart of Islington. Lush planting: Cytisus battandieri 'Yellow Tail' tree,..... See more >
58 Halliford Street, Canonbury N1 3EQ
Sun 16 Jun

Lower Clapton Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Lower Clapton Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Lower Clapton is an area of mid-Victorian terraces sloping down to the River Lea. These gardens reflect their owners..... See more >
Lower Clapton Gardens, Lower Clapton E5 0RL
Sun 16 Jun

43 Roding Road - Open Garden for NGS

43 Roding Road - Open Garden for NGS A small, west facing Victorian terrace garden with a curved lawn surrounding two mixed borders (one sunny, one... See more >
43 Roding Road, E5 0DN
Sun 16 Jun

Feria de Londres

Feria de Londres Experience the vibrant spirit of Spain as Feria de Londres, the beloved Spanish festival, returns to London on the 25th... See more >
Brick Lane Yard E1 6QL
Sat 25 May and Sun 26 May

Spitalfields Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Spitalfields Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Discover a unique selection of secluded gardens in Spitalfields, just a stones throw from the buzz of Spitalfields... See more >
Spitalfields Gardens, E1 6QE
Sat 8 Jun

19 St Peter's Street - Open Garden for NGS

19 St Peter’s Street - Open Garden for NGS Charming, secluded town garden with climbing roses, trees, shrubs, climbers, pond, patio with containers and a gazebo... See more >
19 St Peter’s Street, N1 8JD
Sun 2 Jun

Succeeding in Your Nursing Program with Expert Assistance

Succeeding in a nursing program is a significant achievement that requires dedication, resilience, and access to expert... See more >
49 Featherstone Street EC1Y 8SY
Mon 3 Jun

Megalithic's Portals 'The Old Stones' A Window to Our Prehistoric Past

Megalithic’s Portals ’The Old Stones’ A Window to Our Prehistoric Past You are invited to join us for a special event featuring Andy Burnham, founder of the Megalithic Portal, as he presents... See more >
The Coborn, 8 Coborn Road, Mile End London E3 2DA
Sat 25 May

Celebrate Africa Day with Otto and the Mutapa Calling

Get your dancing shoes on and come celebrate the vibrant spirit of Africa Day in musical style with Otto and the Mutapa... See more >
St Ethelburga’s. 78 Bishopsgate EC2N 4AG
Sat 25 May

Jack the Ripper Tours

Weekly guided walking tours led by Ripperologist Paul Mansfield with over 25 years experience as a London tour guide... See more >
Aldgate station 9 Aldgate high street EC3N 1AH
Fri 7 Jun, Fri 14 Jun, and more dates until Sun 14 Jul
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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!