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Today to Fri 21 Jun, By Distance closest first.

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, Sun 26 May, Wed 29 May, and more dates until Sun 23 Jun

The Colour of Dinosaurs

The Colour of Dinosaurs Saturday 11 May – Sunday 9 June Recommended for ages 6-12 Have you ever wondered what a dinosaur might do... See more >
Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1SB
Today to Sun 26 May, Wed 29 May to Sun 2 Jun, Wed 5 Jun to Sun 9 Jun

Join our choir in Wimbledon for a FREE taster session

If you have ever thought 'I want to join a choir near me in Wimbledon?' then why not join your local Rock..... See more >
St. Mark’s Church, St. Marks Place, Wimbledon SW19 7ND
Wed 5 Jun, Wed 12 Jun, Wed 3 Jul

97 Arthur Road - Open Garden for NGS

97 Arthur Road - Open Garden for NGS ½ acre garden of an Edwardian house (not open). Garden established over 25 yrs with a large variety of mature plants..... See more >
97 Arthur Road, Wimbledon SW19 7DP
Sun 16 Jun

Family interactive theatre: Robin Hood - 29, 30 &31 May

Following on from the successful St George's Quest in 2023, local theatre company Shadow Road Productions returns... See more >
Morden Hall Road, Morden SM4 5JD
Wed 29 May to Fri 31 May

Let there be light

Let there be light – Mitcham care home invites local community to honour D-Day A Mitcham care home is opening its... See more >
Cumberland Care Home 67 Whitford Gardens, Mitcham CR4 4AA
Thu 6 Jun

Woof About Southside: Southside Celebrates One Year Being Dog Friendly

To celebrate one year since it opened its doors to well-behaved pups inside its mall, Southside Shopping Centre is... See more >
Southside Shopping Centre Wandsworth SW18 4TF
Sun 26 May

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 28 May, Tue 4 Jun, and more dates until Tue 2 Jul

Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2024

Wandsworth Arts Fringe (WAF) is celebrating its 15th birthday, and you’re invited to the party of the summer... See more >
Borough of Wandsworth SW18 2PU
Fri 7 Jun

Let there be light

Let there be light – Kingston Vale care home invites local community to honour D-Day A Kingston Vale care home is... See more >
Sherwood Grange 1A Robin Hood Ln, London SW15 3PU
Thu 6 Jun

40 Chartfield Avenue - Open Garden for NGS

40 Chartfield Avenue - Open Garden for NGS Fifteen yrs in the making, built and landscaped on a sloping site, the garden inc the planting of more than 30 trees... See more >
40 Chartfield Avenue, Putney SW15 6HG
Sun 2 Jun

39 Hazlewell Road - Open Garden for NGS

39 Hazlewell Road - Open Garden for NGS An 80ft x 40ft town garden with a surprisingly secluded feel provided by the shared landscape of gardens and mature... See more >
39 Hazlewell Road, Putney SW15 6LS
Sun 2 Jun

31 Ryecroft Road - Open Garden for NGS

31 Ryecroft Road - Open Garden for NGS Large sunny garden, open aspect with far-reaching views toward the North Downs from a roof terrace. Herbaceous border..... See more >
31 Ryecroft Road, Streatham SW16 3EW
Sun 26 May

51 The Chase - Open Garden for NGS

51 The Chase - Open Garden for NGS Charles, past Chairman of Society of Garden Designers, and Rupert, Chairman of NGS, have created the garden over 40... See more >
51 The Chase, SW4 0NP
Sun 16 Jun

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 30 May, Thu 6 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!