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Today to Tue 21 May, By Distance closest first.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff are two eccentric gentlemen, both leading double lives in order to enjoy the... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Thu 25 Apr and Fri 26 Apr

Top Girls

Caryl Churchill’s ’Top Girls’ interrogates issues raised by second wave feminism in the era of Thatcher, Reagan and a... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Tue 30 Apr and Wed 1 May

Semele (Handel)

For the first time, Ensemble OrQuesta will bring one of their opera academies to The Cockpit, featuring singers from... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Fri 3 May and Sat 4 May

Holy Name - A new play by Michael Eichler

Holy Name In a 1960’s neighbourhood, a working class family struggles to find unity in a home of psychological... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Sun 5 May

Re-Enchant: Olayinka Sobitan-Solomon | Guy Kelton Jones I & The Brixto

Olayinka is an actor, writer and singer-songwriter with a BA in performing arts and musical theatre and business... See more >
The Cockpit Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Tue 7 May

Re-Enchant: Matthias Moret | Pete The Temp | House BandChamber Orchest

Matthias Moret (he/they) is a London based French actor and theatre maker. As a queer maker, Matthias wants to portray..... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Wed 8 May

Re-enchant: Pete the Temp & the Vibe Mechanics + Comedy Kitchen (Barba

The Vibe Mechanics are a psychedelic and highly engaging collision of harp, vocals and a throbbing... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Thu 9 May

Re-Enchant: Sip + Rhyme hosted by Joly Licks with S-Bars, Kofi Achina

Join Sip + Rhyme for an evening of poeting and writing with two incredible guest poets: S-Bars and Kofi Achina... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Fri 10 May

Re-Enchant: John Hegley - Peace Love & Potatoes

Pieces from the most recent collection dovetail with new bits from the poet's preparations for another foray into... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Sat 11 May

Re-Enchant: Out-Spoken Press Takeover - Workshop, Discussion & Perform

Join award-winning poet Anthony Anaxagorou for a workshop looking at how poems can communicate to readers just by use... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Sun 12 May

Greater London Vegan Festival

The Greater London Vegan Festival is returning this year, now at St Mary's Church Marylebone, W1H 1PQ We will... See more >
St. Mary’s Marylebone, York Street W1H 1PQ
Sat 18 May

US: From There to Here

This exhibition brings together 1st and 2nd generation refugee and immigrant artists. ‘From there to here - Britain’s..... See more >
108A Boundary Road, St John’s Wood, London NW8 ORH NW8ORH
Today to Fri 10 May

Britannia Medal Fair (Marble Arch, London)

An important event with many leading medal dealers and auctioneers always in attendance. Just 200 yards from Marble..... See more >
Carisbrooke Hall, The Victory Services Club, 63/79 Seymour Street, Marble Arch W2 2HF
Sun 12 May

RCP Museum Late - The Medicinal Garden

This May step into spring with us for an evening enjoying our Medicinal Garden and Museum. Discover how plants from the..... See more >
11 St Andrews Pl NW1 4LE
Thu 2 May

Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path

Information Lecture:  Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening - medically... See more >
Latvian House, (First Floor) 72 Queensborough Terrace W2 3SH
Sat 27 Apr, Sat 18 May, Sat 8 Jun
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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!