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Today to Tue 25 Jun, By Distance closest first.

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

May half term - Love Your Zoo Week

This May half term from 27th - 31st May, we are celebrating Love Your Zoo week here at Battersea Park Children's... See more >
Battersea Park Children’s Zoo, Batersea Park, London SW11 4NJ
Today to Fri 31 May

Wildlife Drawing Classes At BPCZ

We know our animals are beautiful – so what better models are there for a drawing class! BPCZ have paired up with..... See more >
Batterasea Park Children’s Zoo SW11 4NJ
Fri 31 May

31 Trelawn Road - Open Garden for NGS

31 Trelawn Road - Open Garden for NGS A small city garden designed to give the illusion of space with a winding path and hidden vistas. Crammed with plants,..... See more >
31 Trelawn Road, SW2 1DH
Sun 9 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

Mario Bakuna Band - Brazilian Landscapes -Live @The Pheasantry Chelsea

Mario Bakuna Band - Brazilian Landscapes -Live @The Pheasantry Chelsea Mario Bakuna on acoustic guitar and vocals Chris Attwell on bass Tristan Banks on drums Mafalda Ramos on... See more >
152 Kings Rd, London SW3 4NX
Wed 12 Jun

In The Mood - 1940s Cabaret

In The Mood – 1940s Cabaret The popular 1940s cabaret ‘In The Mood’ returns for another evening of entertainment... See more >
The Pheasantry, 152 Kings Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4UT
Sun 16 Jun

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

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
Today, Tue 4 Jun, and more dates until Tue 2 Jul

Sibelius, Bartók and El-Turk - Fulham Symphony Orchestra

The concert opens with music by Bushra El-Turk, a Londoner with Lebanese roots, who combines Western and Eastern... See more >
ST JOHN’S SMITH SQUARE, Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3HF
Sat 22 Jun

JULIE: The Musical

Worshipped opera singer, renowned swordswoman, flaming bisexual… Julie D’Aubigny is the 17th century queer icon you’ve... See more >
The Other Palace, 12 London Street SW1E 5JA
Thu 13 Jun to Sun 30 Jun

5 Burbage Road - Open Garden for NGS

5 Burbage Road - Open Garden for NGS The garden of a member of The Society of Botanical Artists and regular writer for Hortus journal. 150ft x 40ft with..... See more >
5 Burbage Road, Herne Hill SE24 9HJ
Wed 5 Jun

Thames Philharmonic Choir - 'A New Song'

Thames Philharmonic Choir's next concert will be at St Paul's Knightsbridge on Saturday 15 June at 7... See more >
St Paul’s Knightsbridge, 32a Wilton Place SW1X 8SH
Sat 15 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

Chocolate Tasting Tour

Guided walking tour visiting the finest Artisan Chocolatiers in London's Mayfair district and sampling the finest... See more >
Green Park Tube station exit Piccadilly South side exit W1J 9DZ
Sun 23 Jun, Sun 30 Jun, Sun 7 Jul, Sun 14 Jul, Sun 18 Aug
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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!