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Today to Mon 25 Mar, By Distance closest first.

Jazz In The Round: Dee Byrne Outlines | Cityscape Ensemble + more TBA

Dee Byrne is a saxophonist, composer and improviser based in London with an interest in pushing the boundaries of jazz... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Today

Mohand & Peter

A backflip in time, a quick hop back home, with humour and visual poetry Mohand & Peter take you on a road trip through... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Wed 28 Feb and Thu 29 Feb

An Evening Of Unnecessary Detail - The First Draft Sessions

Join the science comedy trio of stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, experiments maestro Steve Mould and geek songstress... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Mon 11 Mar

Dad Is Not My Friend

Dad Is Not My Friend explores the relationship between three young people and their migrant parents. Torn between..... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Thu 14 Mar to Sun 17 Mar

The Sad Club

A riotous piece of gig theatre, The Sad Club is musical commissioned by the National Theatre that mixes live music,... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Sat 23 Mar and Sun 24 Mar

Jazz In The Round: David Preston 'Purple / Black' | Mejedi Owusu + mor

David Preston 'Purple / Black' feat. Seb Rochford and Kit Downes - @david___preston @kitdownesmusic..... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Mon 25 Mar

Spring Concert - Pergolesi and and Vivaldi

Spring Concert - Pergolesi and and Vivaldi Join us for an evening of Baroque sacred music as the Royal Free Choir and the Belsize Baroque Orchestra pay homage to... See more >
St John’s Wood Church Lord’s Roundabout London England NW8 7NE
Sat 16 Mar

Uncharted Streets: Photographs from the Hyman Collection

Curated by the Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, and the Centre for British Photography, Uncharted Streets: Photographers... See more >
Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, 108A Boundary Road, St John’s Wood, London NW8 ORH NW8ORH
Today to Fri 8 Mar

Art and Books Sale at Ben Uri Gallery

Art and Books Sale at Ben Uri Gallery Ben Uri offers an interesting range of artworks and art books for sale supporting the museums Research Unit on the... See more >
108A Boundary Road, St John’s Wood, London NW8 ORH NW8ORH
Fri 15 Mar, Sun 24 Mar

Penitence and Praise: Choral Music for Lent

Join New London Singers for an evening of soul-stirring choral music as we present a captivating concert themed around... See more >
St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens, London W2 3UD
Wed 28 Feb

Bach - St John Passion

Orlando Chamber Choir Lucy Goddard, director Ruairi Bowen, tenor (Evangelist) Gareth Brynmor John, baritone... See more >
St James’s Sussex Gardens, Sussex Gardens, London W2 3UD
Thu 21 Mar

Concept Club guestlist - Saturday

From October 2023 London has a new VIP exclusive nightclub, the already famous Concept Club. This venue locates in Bond..... See more >
37 Duke Street London W1U 1LN
Sat 2 Mar, Sat 9 Mar, Sat 16 Mar, Sat 23 Mar, Sat 30 Mar

RCP Museum Taster Tour: Fortitude

Join an expert from the RCP archives, heritage library and museum team for an introductory tour to powerful exhibition... See more >
Royal College of Physicians Museum, 11 St Andrews Place London NW1 4LE
Wed 6 Mar

RCP Museum Late: Women in medicine

Join us to celebrate Women’s History Month after hours. Explore the history of women in medicine at the Royal College..... See more >
Royal College of Physicians Museum, 11 St Andrews Place London NW1 4LE
Thu 7 Mar

Sunday Papers Live

The Ultimate Sunday Experience, Sunday Papers Live, makes its much-anticipated return on Sunday 17th March taking place... See more >
ONE Marylebone, 1 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 4AQ
Sun 17 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.