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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

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

A Night at The Opera on The Strand

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta and some of the UK's leading singers will perform a... See more >
St Mary Le Strand Church, London WC2R 1
Thu 21 Mar

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

Schubert by Candlelight

Enjoy an exceptional performance of some of Franz Schubert's greatest works for piano by renowned concert... See more >
St Mary Le Strand Church, London WC2R 1ES
Thu 7 Mar

The Strand Contemporary Music Series (Concert 5)

The fifth concert of an exceptional new series of five dates of contemporary music at the beautiful candlelit venue of... See more >
St Mary Le Strand Church, The Strand, London WC2R 1ES
Thu 7 Mar

Strand Chamber Music Series 2023/4 (Concert 8) - Medea Quartet

Enjoy the eighth concert in this exceptional new series of nine dates of outstanding chamber music in the beautiful... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Fri 8 Mar

Bach Piano Concertos by Candlelight

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta and renowned pianist Warren Mailley-Smith perform a selection... See more >
St Mary Le Strand Church, The Strand, London WC2R 1ES
Sat 9 Mar

Debussy By Candlelight

Enjoy an exceptional performance of some of Debussy's greatest works, performed by renowned concert pianist... See more >
St Mary Le Strand Church, The Strand, London WC2R 1ES
Thu 14 Mar

Strand International Song Series - Verdi and more!

International opera stars launch London's newest classical song series held in the intimate space of The Jewel in... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Thu 14 Mar

Strand International Piano Series 2023-4 (Concert 11): Olga Stezhko

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 15 Mar

Mendelssohn By Candlelight

Enjoy an exceptional performance of some of Mendelssohn's greatest works, performed by renowned concert pianist... See more >
St Mary Le Strand Church, London WC2R 1ES
Thu 21 Mar

Strand Chamber Music Series 2023/4 (Concert 9) - Astral Saxophone Quar

Enjoy the ninth and final concert in this exceptional new series of dates of outstanding chamber music in the beautiful... See more >
St Mary Le Strand Church, London WC2R 1ES
Fri 22 Mar

Rhapsody in Blue by Candlelight

Enjoy an exceptional performance of some of the greatest wokrs for classical piano along with Gershwin's iconic... See more >
St Mary Le Strand Church, The Strand, London WC2R 1ES
Fri 22 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.