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Today to Thu 18 Jul, By Distance closest first.

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

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

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

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

Handa’s Surprise

Handa’s Surprise Wednesday 22 May – Sunday 23 June Recommended for ages 2-5 Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps... See more >
Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1SB
Today to Sun 23 Jun

Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Ghosts

Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Ghosts Saturday 22 June – Sunday 18 August Recommended for ages 6-12 Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except he is)... See more >
Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1SB
Sat 22 Jun, Sun 23 Jun, Wed 26 Jun, and more dates until Sun 18 Aug

How to Catch a Star

How to Catch a Star Wednesday 3 July – Sunday 11 August Recommended for ages 3-5 Once there was a boy who was always looking... See more >
Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1SB
Wed 3 Jul, Sun 7 Jul, Wed 10 Jul, and more dates until Sun 11 Aug

61 Arthur Road - Open Garden for NGS

61 Arthur Road - Open Garden for NGS This steeply, sloping garden comprises woodland walks filled with flowering shrubs and ferns. Azaleas, rhododendrons..... See more >
61 Arthur Road, Wimbledon SW19 7DN
Sun 30 Jun

Join our choir in Wimbledon for a FREE taster session

Ever wondered if there is a 'local ladies choir near me or nearby'? Your friendly local Wimbledon choir..... See more >
St. Mark’s Church, St. Marks Place, Wimbledon SW19 7ND
Wed 26 Jun

BrewDog Wandsworth Pub Quiz

Get ready to flex those brain muscles and join us for the ultimate showdown of wits at the BrewDog Wandsworth Pub... See more >
Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth SW18 4TF
Tue 25 Jun, Tue 2 Jul, and more dates until Tue 30 Jul

RHN Summer Fete

FREE ENTRY! Join us at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability to enjoy a fun day out! Saturday 22 June 2023..... See more >
The Royal Hospital For Neuro-disability West Hill, London SW15 3SW
Sat 22 Jun

RHN River Walk

Grab your friends, family, and dogs to take part in the RHN’s 5.5 mile charity walk. Enjoy the incredible sights..... See more >
The Royal Hospital For Neuro-disability West Hill, London SW15 3SW
Sat 22 Jun

Sip & Paint: Summer Session

Sip, Paint, Create! Join us for a social painting event, where adults can enjoy unleashing their creativity in a fun..... See more >
The Royal Hospital For Neuro-disability West Hill, London SW15 3SW
Tue 9 Jul

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

Paddock Allotments & Leisure Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Paddock Allotments & Leisure Gardens - Open Garden for NGS An allotment site not to be missed, over 150 plots set in 5½ acres. Our tenants come from diverse communities growing a..... See more >
Paddock Allotments & Leisure Gardens, Raynes Park SW20 9BE
Sat 22 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!