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Today to Fri 12 Jul, By Distance closest first.

Pen Theatre Presents: Bexual Healing

It’s a pun, although some of the characters might be witty and off the wrist. This is the intercourse before the..... See more >
The Pen Theatre Unit 22 The Penarth Centre London SE15 1TR
Sat 22 Jun

Court Lane Group - Open Garden for NGS

Court Lane Group - Open Garden for NGS No. 164 was recently redesigned to create a more personal and intimate space with several specific zones... See more >
Court Lane Group, Dulwich Village SE21 7EA
Sun 30 Jun

Forest Hill Garden Group - Open Garden for NGS

Forest Hill Garden Group - Open Garden for NGS The leafy suburb of Forest Hill is one of London's best kept secrets. Described by architect Norman Foster as..... See more >
Forest Hill Garden Group, Forest Hill SE23 3DE
Sun 23 Jun

Cockpit Summer Open Studios 2024

Cockpit Summer Open Studios is an exciting opportunity for the public to meet some of the world’s most celebrated... See more >
Cockpit Deptford: 18-22 Creekside, London SE8 3DZ
Fri 21 Jun to Sun 23 Jun

27 Thorpewood Avenue - Open Garden for NGS

27 Thorpewood Avenue - Open Garden for NGS This ½ acre sloping garden blends a cool English woodland look with hotter Mediterranean styles and, with its bamboos... See more >
27 Thorpewood Avenue, Sydenham SE26 4BU
Sun 30 Jun

38 Lovelace Road - Open Garden for NGS

38 Lovelace Road - Open Garden for NGS This gem of a garden has an all white front and a wildlife friendly back. The garden slopes gently upwards with curving..... See more >
38 Lovelace Road, Dulwich SE21 8JX
Sun 23 Jun

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 26 Jun

The Bleeding Tree

“That’s a delicious bloody prize for the beatings” In a small town with a big sky, a shot rings out and nobody... See more >
Southwark Playhouse Borough, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Today to Sat 22 Jun

Launching A Landmark: The Unseen Opening Weeks

On 22 June, London’s defining landmark, Tower Bridge announces free, summer-long exhibition: Launching A Landmark: The... See more >
Tower Bridge SE1 2UP
Sat 22 Jun to Thu 1 Aug

London's Summer by the River festival returns for 2024

Summer By The River 2024 London Bridge City's Summer by the River Festival Returns: Escape to a Riverside... See more >
The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA
Today to Sun 21 Jul

Les Plaisirs, or The Pleasures

Musica Antica Rotherhithe celebrate the music of late-seventeenth century Paris with airs du cour by composers Michel... See more >
Holy Trinity Church, Rotherhithe, London SE16 5HF
Sat 15 Jun

Time and Tides - an Exploration of Greenwich

Time and Tides - an Exploration of Greenwich Eltham Choral Society perform the world premiere of Time and Tides - An Exploration of Greenwich, composed by Esther... See more >
St Alfege Church, Greenwich Church St SE10 8NA
Sat 6 Jul

Graham Anthony Devine , Classical Guitar Recital

Graham Anthony Devine plays a tribute classical guitar recital to Julian Bream. Graham Anthony Devine will play..... See more >
Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church 68 Crooms Hill Greenwich London SE10 8HG
Mon 8 Jul

Bridgerton Afternoon Tea on the Colonnades

Be transported back to Regency-era London with an affair fit for Lady Whistledown herself. Step into the world of..... See more >
Colonnades, Old Royal Naval College SE10 9NN
Sun 30 Jun

Walk St Katharine’s Dock

Society of Genealogists . A medieval church and hospital, then the smallest and most efficient of the docks,..... See more >
Tower Hill Tube Station EC3N 1JL
Thu 20 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!