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Today to Fri 17 May, By Distance closest first.

SE1 Comedy's Edinburgh Fringe Preview Season

SE1 Comedy's Edinburgh Fringe Preview Season brings together some of the best acts heading to this year's... See more >
15 Leathermarket St, London SE1 3HN
Wed 8 May, Wed 29 May

FREE taster session with the Waterloo Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Waterloo Rock Choir If you have always wanted to join a choir locally, you can! The London Rock Choir is led by vocal teacher Nicola..... See more >
St Andrew’s Church, Short Street, London SE1 8LJ
Sat 27 Apr, Sat 4 May, and more dates until Sat 15 Jun

Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | Sonata No.3

Celebrate the end of the week with a pre-dinner (6.30pm) or post-dinner (9pm) performance of Chopin, complete with a..... See more >
1901 Arts Club, 7 Exton St, Lambeth, London SE1 8UE
Fri 26 Apr

Candlelight Concerts Club: Four Seasons: Spring - London Bridge

Four Seasons: Spring Spring is here and it brings such joy. Immerse yourself in the sounds of Vivaldi's..... See more >
St. Mary Magdalen, 193 Bermondsey Street SE1 3UW
Sat 20 Apr

Househead LDN Present Jihad Muhammad

Following on from their homeless charity fundraising events, The Long Good Friday Parts 1 & 2 on Good Friday March... See more >
Aures LDN, 18 Leake Street, Waterloo SE1 7NN
Sat 27 Apr and Sun 28 Apr

Kunstler

Famous for defending the Chicago Seven, William Kunstler was America’s leading radical lawyer and a Civil Rights... See more >
The White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ
Wed 1 May to Sat 18 May

FOOTPRINT+ London

FOOTPRINT+ is the world's most advanced international conference for the decarbonisation of the built... See more >
1 Old Billingsgate Walk (Riverside, 16 Lower Thames St, London) EC3R 6DX
Wed 8 May and Thu 9 May

The Quirky Wedding Fayre at Vinoteca City

The Quirky Wedding Fayre brings together the most unique wedding suppliers in a truly quirky venue to help make your... See more >
21 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR
Sat 20 Apr

Richard III

Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Boris Johnson. Ambitious, manipulative, ruthless men, scheming to reach the height of..... See more >
Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ
Thu 9 May to Sat 11 May, Mon 13 May to Sat 18 May

Leadenhall Market’s Great Goose Chase

Leadenhall Market’s popular Great Goose Chase is back this Easter, with a series of eggstraordinary challenges in and... See more >
Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch St, London EC3V 1LT
Today to Tue 30 Apr

Sony World Photography Awards 2024 exhibition

The highly anticipated Sony World Photography Awards exhibition returns to Somerset House this April, bringing... See more >
Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Today, Mon 6 May

'Too Much To Lose' : A New Irish Play

’Too Much To Lose’ : A New Irish Play In early autumn 1920, Irish heiress Muriel MacSwiney was rarely out of the British newspapers. An unlikely..... See more >
Blue Elephant Theatre 59A Bethwin Rd, London SE5 0XT
Tue 7 May to Sat 11 May
Premium

CGCO Plays Rachmaninoff and Mahler

Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra Juan Carlos Fernandez-Nieto PIANO Dominic Grier CONDUCTOR Sergei... See more >
St John’s Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
Sat 4 May

Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight

Enjoy an outstanding musical evening with a breathtaking programme of Chopin's piano masterpieces in the stunning... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Today

Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's master piece, The Four Seasons, in the... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Sat 20 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!