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Today to Sun 12 May, By Distance closest first.

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

April Foolery

Eastside’s annual fundraising gala, April Foolery returns to London’s West End. In a special celebration of Eastside’s..... See more >
218-223 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9HR
Mon 15 Apr

Ben & Jerry's: Free Cone day

On 16th April Ben & Jerry’s is throwing its annual Free Cone Day celebration and while any day free ice cream is... See more >
Soho Scoop Shop – 74 Wardour Street, London W1F 0TE
Tue 16 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

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

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
Today, Sun 21 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

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 British Animation Film Festival 2024

Experience the best of animation from around the world, held after hours at the iconic British Museum in London!... See more >
The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
Fri 10 May

The British Independent Film Festival 2024

Celebrating our 15th year of incredible films and hilarious romp projects from around the world, the British... See more >
The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
Sat 11 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

Virtuoso Piano by Candlelight - feat. Flight of the Bumblebee

Enjoy an outstanding musical evening with a breathtaking programme virtuoso piano performed by renowned concert pianist... See more >
St Mary Le Strand Church, The Strand, London WC2R 1ES
Thu 18 Apr

Bach by Candlelight

Enjoy a spectacular recital by renowned concert pianist Ashley Fripp, as he performs an outstanding selection of... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Thu 18 Apr

Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight

Enjoy an outstanding musical evening with a breathtaking programme of Chopin's piano masterpieces in the stunning... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Fri 19 Apr
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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!