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Today to Thu 16 May, By Distance closest first.

Eccleston Square - Open Garden for NGS

Eccleston Square - Open Garden for NGS Planned and developed by Thomas Cubitt in the 1830s, the 3 acre garden square is subdivided into sections with... See more >
Eccleston Square, Pimlico SW1V 1NP
Sun 12 May

CGCO Plays Rachmaninoff and Mahler

Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra Juan Carlos Fernandez-Nieto PIANO Dominic Grier CONDUCTOR Sergei... See more >
St John’s Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
Sat 4 May

Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's timeless classic, The Four Seasons, and... See more >
St James Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL
Sat 27 Apr

MESSIAH 24 hour Drop-In

We invite you to our second “MESSIAH 24 hour Drop-In” at St. George’s Church, Hanover Square, London W1S 1FX... See more >
St Georges Church, Hanover Square, London W1S 1FX
Thu 25 Apr and Fri 26 Apr

MC Hammersmith 'Straight Outta Brompton’

MC Hammersmith, the world's leading freestyle rapper to emerge from the ghetto of middle-class West London, has... See more >
6 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7BX
Sat 27 Apr

An evening with Joe Stilgoe & Friends

We are delighted to host a very special evening featuring performances from internationally acclaimed singer, pianist... See more >
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ
Thu 2 May

The Kind Bar: A sensory snack experience opens in London this April

A sensory snack experience is coming to London, popping up in Soho for four days only. At the KIND bar, you can touch,..... See more >
55A Dean Street, London W1D 6AG
Thu 25 Apr

Bert Hardy: Photojournalism in War and Peace

London-born photographer Bert Hardy (1913-1995, UK) was an influential English press and documentary photographer known... See more >
16-18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW
Today to Sat 20 Apr

Jazz Notes – Jazz Jam @ The Spice of Life, Soho Jazz Notes – Jazz Jam

Jazz Notes – Jazz Jam @ The Spice of Life, Soho Jazz Notes – Jazz Jam It don’t mean a thang if it ain’t got… those ‘Jazz Notes’. Enjoy sumptuous chilled and scintillating jazz with the..... See more >
The Spice of Life 6 Moor St London W1D 5NA
Sun 21 Apr, Sun 28 Apr, and more dates until Sun 2 Jun

‘Showcase', an evening of acoustic music @ The Spice of Life, Soho

‘Showcase’, an evening of acoustic music @ The Spice of Life, Soho ‘Showcase’, an acoustic session to introduce audiences to music from emerging artists. Keeping it live; no material..... See more >
The Spice of Life 6 Moor St London W1D 5NA
Wed 1 May

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

Aquafresh x Rankin Exhibition

Rolling into London This Month: Powerful London Photo Exhibition from Rankin Challenges the Status Quo of Perfect... See more >
The Black & White Soho Shop 59 Greek Street W1D 3DZ
Sat 27 Apr and Sun 28 Apr

Terence Collie Quartet

Terence Collie Quartet Featuring the stellar lineup from Terence Collie's latest album 384,400, the ensemble promises an unforgettable... See more >
Pizza Express Live, 10 Dean Street, London W1D 3RW
Sat 4 May
Premium

Britannia Medal Fair (Marble Arch, London)

An important event with many leading medal dealers and auctioneers always in attendance. Just 200 yards from Marble..... See more >
Carisbrooke Hall, The Victory Services Club, 63/79 Seymour Street, Marble Arch W2 2HF
Sun 12 May

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
Fri 19 Apr, Mon 6 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!