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Today to Fri 17 May, By Distance closest first.

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

Poetry Plays

Poetry Plays… ...with theatre. with music. it plays with dance. and storytelling. with puppets, pop-up books and..... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Today and Sat 20 Apr

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
Today to Fri 24 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

Dylan Dodds: GroundDodds Day

Dylan Dodds: GroundDodds Day Do you ever get deja vu? Dylan's last show – 'an innovative way to experience a quarter-life..... See more >
Etcetera Theatre Club 265 Camden High Street, Above the Oxford Arms NW1 7BU
Wed 1 May

The Romano Viazzani Ensemble: London Tango

The Romano Viazzani Ensemble brings together seven outstanding musicians from the worlds of classical, jazz and... See more >
St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens London W2 3UD
Sat 20 Apr

Improvised Comedy: Absurdocles

Absurdocles (absurd-oh-kleez) is an extremely silly improvised comedy, inspired by Greek tragedy. Following a 5-star..... See more >
100 Camden High Street NW1 0LU
Sun 5 May, Sun 2 Jun

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

Between The Lines

A powerful play with music that examines freedom of expression, the strength of community and the foundations of one of... See more >
New Diorama Theatre, 15-16 Triton Street, London NW1 3BF
Fri 3 May, Sat 1 Jun

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

Laugh Till It Hurts : In aid of The Trussell Trust

The Aid Fundraiser Presents Mark Dolan (MC) “Consistently Funny” Independent Adam Buxton “Surreal and very funny”... See more >
Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Wed 1 May

Arundel & Ladbroke Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Arundel & Ladbroke Gardens - Open Garden for NGS This private communal garden is one of the few that retains its attractive mid-Victorian design of lawns and winding... See more >
Arundel & Ladbroke Gardens, Notting Hill W11 2PT
Sun 28 Apr

MESSIAH 24 hour Drop-In

We invite you to our second “MESSIAH 24 hour Drop-In” at St. George’s Church, Hanover Square, London W1S 1FX... See more >
St Georges Church, Hanover Square, London W1S 1FX
Thu 25 Apr and Fri 26 Apr

Bert Hardy: Photojournalism in War and Peace

London-born photographer Bert Hardy (1913-1995, UK) was an influential English press and documentary photographer known... See more >
16-18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW
Today and Sat 20 Apr

The Classic Car Boot Sale

The Classic Car Boot Sale spring edition on 27th and 28th April 2024 a vintage and preowned enthusiasts paradise, the... See more >
King’s Cross: Granary Square, Lewis Cubitt Square and Coal Drops Yard, London N1C 4AB
Sat 27 Apr and Sun 28 Apr
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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!