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Today to Sun 19 May, By Distance closest first.

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

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

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

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
Mon 6 May

A Night at The Opera on The Strand

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta and some of the UK's leading opera singers will perform a... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Thu 25 Apr

Finchcocks on The Strand (Concert 1) - Florian Mitrea

Enjoy the second of an exceptional new series of piano recitals in the beautiful candlelit venue of St Mary le Strand... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Thu 25 Apr

The Goldberg Variations by Candlelight

Enjoy an exceptional recital of Bach's iconic Goldberg Variations, performed by renowned concert pianist Simon... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Fri 26 Apr

Strand International Piano Series 2023-4 (Concert 13) -Tyler Hay

St Mary le Strand (The Jewel of the Strand) plays host to the second Strand International Piano Series... See more >
St Mary Le Strand Church, The Strand, London WC2R 1ES
Fri 26 Apr

Bach Violin Concertos by Candlelight

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform a selection of Bach's magnificent Violin... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Sat 27 Apr

Bach Violin Concertos by Candlelight

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform a selection of Bach's magnificent Violin... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Sat 27 Apr

Liszt By Candlelight

Enjoy an exceptional performance of some of Lizst's greatest works, performed by renowned concert pianist Warren... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Thu 2 May

The Strand Contemporary Music Series (Concert 7) - Molly Frances Arnuk

The seventh concert of an exceptional new series of contemporary music at the beautiful candlelit venue of St Mary le... See more >
St Mary Le Strand Church, The Strand, London WC2R 1ES
Thu 2 May

Strand International Piano Series 2023-4 (Concert 14) - Simon Watterto

St Mary le Strand (The Jewel of the Strand) plays host to the second Strand International Piano Series... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Fri 3 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
Fri 3 May

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 4 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!