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Today to Mon 13 May, By Distance closest first.

Peckham Fringe Festival

Returning for a third year, Peckham Fringe are back for 2024! This inclusive and dynamic performing arts festival will..... See more >
221 Havil St, London SE5 7SB
Wed 1 May to Sat 8 Jun

Peckham Fringe: Run Black Girl Run

One girl. One race. One moment. Meet Enitan, a vibrant, outspoken Nigerian British girl who attends a P... See more >
221 Havil St SE5 7SB
Fri 3 May

Keeping It Old Skool

Keeping It Old Skool Get ready to travel back in time at KEEPING IT OLD SKOOL . A free entry night of classic tunes, retro vibes and your..... See more >
The Earl Of Derby 87 Dennett’s Road New Cross SE14 5LW
Sat 27 Apr

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
Wed 17 Apr

Stand Up for Palestine Fundraiser

Stand Up for Palestine Fundraiser Welcome to the Stand Up for Palestine Fundraiser! We're excited to invite you to join us at the Amersham Arms for..... See more >
388 New Cross Rd, London SE14 6TY
Wed 8 May

VAA Artist of the Year of the Awards – Phase 2

Be in with a chance to win a prize package worth over £10,000 Welcome to the VAA Artists of the Year Awards... See more >
London SE24 9HU
Today to Fri 19 Apr

39 Wood Vale, Forest Hill - NGS open garden

Diverse garden dominated by a gigantic perry pear forming part of one of the East Dulwich orchards. View our displays..... See more >
39 Wood Vale Forest Hill, London SE23 3DS
Wed 17 Apr

39 Wood Vale - Open Garden for NGS

39 Wood Vale - Open Garden for NGS Diverse garden dominated by a gigantic perry pear forming part of one of the East Dulwich orchards. View our displays..... See more >
39 Wood Vale, Forest Hill SE23 3DS
Wed 17 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

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

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 17 Apr, Wed 8 May

South London Botanical Institute - Open Garden for NGS

South London Botanical Institute - Open Garden for NGS Londons smallest botanical garden is open again after major refurbishment to our building. Spring highlights inc..... See more >
South London Botanical Institute, SE24 9AQ
Sun 28 Apr

Let’s Sing Choir Rehearsal

Led by the charismatic Rubee Rose you are invited to come and join our gospel choir at St. Matthew's Church..... See more >
St Matthews Church Brixton Hill London SW2 1JF SW2IJF
Thu 18 Apr, Thu 25 Apr, and more dates until Thu 6 Jun

Chocolate House Greenwich

This Easter, discover the history and irresistible appeal of chocolate at the Old Royal Naval College with the launch... See more >
Visitor Centre, Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10 9NN
Today to Sun 19 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
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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!