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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


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

Unmissable Deals in Our Valentine's Day Jewellery Sale

Indulge in the allure of love with our Unmissable Deals in Our Valentine's Day Jewelry Sale. Discover a..... See more >
Suite 30, 88-90 Hatton Garden London EC1N 8PN
Today to Thu 29 Feb


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

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

Step into Ukraine Benefit Concert

Step into Ukraine Benefit Concert Amazing fundraising concert showcasing flamboyant dances from various regions of Ukraine, hosted by leading UK national... See more >
Shaw Theatre Pullman London St Pancras complex, 100-110 Euston Road London NW1 NW1 2AJ
Sat 9 Mar and Sun 10 Mar

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

Just So

Music by George Stiles Lyrics by Anthony Drewe Inspired by the stories of Rudyard Kipling Five of Rudyard... See more >
Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ
Tue 5 Mar to Sat 9 Mar

‘This Delightful Woman' Exhibition at City Lit

City Lit Gallery are proud to present the exhibition ‘This Delightful Woman’, the first solo show by artist Susannah... See more >
Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 4BA
Thu 29 Feb to Sat 16 Mar

Mozart Concertos by Candlelight (featuring Clarinet concerto)

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta and renowned pianist Warren Mailley-Smith perform a couple of... See more >
St Mary Le Strand Church, The Strand, London WC2R 1ES
Sat 24 Feb

Warren Mailley-Smith (Piano)

Enjoy a spectacular recital by renowned concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith including an outstanding selection of... See more >
St Mary Le Strand Church, London WC2R 1ES
Thu 29 Feb

Strand International Piano Series 2023-4 (Concert 10): Ashley Fripp

St Mary le Strand (The Jewel of the Strand) plays host to the second Strand International Piano Series... See more >
St Mary Le Strand Church, The Strand, London WC2R 1ES
Fri 1 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.