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Today to Thu 16 May, By Distance closest first.

Dance Barnet Grand Finals

Join us for the finals of Dance Barnet, a pan-disability Strictly-inspired dance competition which celebrates the joy... See more >
artsdepot 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley N12 0GA
Thu 16 May

7 Deansway - Open Garden for NGS

7 Deansway - Open Garden for NGS A garden of stories, statues, shapes and structures surrounded by trees and hedges. Bird friendly, cottage style with..... See more >
7 Deansway, East Finchley N2 0NF
Sun 5 May

5 St Regis Close - Open Garden for NGS

5 St Regis Close - Open Garden for NGS Cornucopia of sensual delights. Artist's garden famous for architectural features and delicious cakes... See more >
5 St Regis Close, Muswell Hill N10 2DE
Sun 28 Apr

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

Deluge

In the wake of a relationship, a woman sifts through other people’s stories.?An attempt to contain her overflowing..... See more >
Jacksons Lane 269a Archway Road London N6 5AA
Fri 10 May

Circus Scratch Night: Spoken Word Edition

Brainfools is back at Jacksons Lane with a series of three scratch nights, where circus artists showcase... See more >
Jacksons Lane 269a Archway Road London N6 5AA
Sat 11 May

Highwood Ash - Open Garden for NGS

Highwood Ash - Open Garden for NGS Created over the last 60 yrs, this 3¼ acre garden features rolling lawns, two large interconnecting ponds with koi,... See more >
Highwood Ash, Mill Hill NW7 4EX
Sun 12 May

A Word For Mother

Tim McArthur’s newest play A Word For Mother premieres this spring with an all-female cast and creative team... See more >
1 North Road, Highgate Village, London N6 4BD
Wed 1 May to Sun 26 May

FREE taster session with the Hampstead Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Hampstead Rock Choir If you have always wanted to join a choir locally, you can! The Golders Green Rock Choir is led by vocal teacher..... See more >
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Michael, Golders Green Road, Golders Green, London NW11 8HL
Wed 1 May, Wed 8 May, and more dates until Wed 19 Jun

Wine O'Clock | £5 Organic Wine

We get it - London can really put a dent in your wallet. That’s why we’re excited to introduce Wine O’Clock - where..... See more >
4 Topsfield Parade, , London, Crouch End N8 8PR
Mon 22 Apr, Fri 26 Apr, Mon 29 Apr, and more dates until Thu 20 Jun

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 24 Apr, Wed 1 May, and more dates until Wed 12 Jun

Primrose Hill Design Competition - Inspired By Fathers

From the 19th April, we are inviting local young artists to design a bespoke keyring with their special father figure... See more >
69 Regent’s Park Road Primrose Hill London NW1 8UY
Fri 19 Apr to Fri 24 May

Polly (The Heartbreak Opera)

A riotous, radical adaptation of Polly, John Gay's banned sequel to The Beggar's Opera, with techno,... See more >
5 Carpenters Mews, North Road N7 9EF
Wed 8 May to Sat 11 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!