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Today to Tue 21 May, By Distance closest first. Page 2

World's Top 50 Innovators 2024 - London

Imagine attending a conference where every speaker has either done a world-first, or something very special in their... See more >
One Bartholomew Close EC1A 7BL
Wed 8 May to Fri 10 May

The Great Expedition: The Incredible Edible Journey

Legends of the immersive dining scene Gingerline are returning to London for their first shows in the capital in four... See more >
Film Shed, 28 Millers Avenue, Dalston E8 2DS
Today to Sat 4 May


FOOTPRINT+ is the world's most advanced international conference for the decarbonisation of the built... See more >
1 Old Billingsgate Walk (Riverside, 16 Lower Thames St, London) EC3R 6DX
Wed 8 May and Thu 9 May

10 Furlong Road - Open Garden for NGS

10 Furlong Road - Open Garden for NGS A green oasis in the heart of a densely populated area, 10 Furlong Road is an open, sunny garden of considerable size... See more >
10 Furlong Road, N7 8LS
Sun 19 May

Richard III

Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Boris Johnson. Ambitious, manipulative, ruthless men, scheming to reach the height of..... See more >
Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ
Thu 9 May to Sat 11 May, Mon 13 May to Sat 18 May

57 Huntingdon Street - Open Garden for NGS

57 Huntingdon Street - Open Garden for NGS A secluded woodland garden room below an ash canopy and framed by timber palisade supporting roses, hydrangea and ivy... See more >
57 Huntingdon Street, Islington N1 1BX
Thu 16 May

Cream Tea Cruise

Cream Tea Cruise Enjoy a unique cream tea cruise experience in the heart of London. Come and visit the London Canal Museum in good time..... See more >
London Canal Museum, New Wharf Road, King’s Cross, London N1 9RT
Thu 25 Apr, Thu 2 May, Thu 9 May, Thu 16 May, Thu 23 May

Tunnel Boat Trips

Tunnel Boat Trips Our popular tunnel boat trips depart from the London Canal Museum near King's Cross station and take you in a... See more >
London Canal Museum 12-13 New Wharf Road King’s Cross N1 9RT
Thu 25 Apr, Sat 27 Apr, and more dates until Sat 25 May

Long Canal Boat Trips

Long Canal Boat Trips Every Friday, we run an extended cruise through London from the London Canal Museum on board Long Tom... See more >
London Canal Museum 12-13 New Wharf Road N1 9RT
Fri 26 Apr, Fri 3 May, Fri 10 May, Fri 17 May, Fri 24 May

Historic Boat Trips

Historic Boat Trips An opportunity to travel on a 1930s working narrowboat, now converted to pssenger use, along The Regent's Canal... See more >
London Canal Museum 12-13 New Wharf Road N1 9RT
Sat 11 May

The Trip: a Psychedelic Immersive Art Exhibit

The Trip: a Psychedelic Immersive Art Exhibit Get ready to embark on a visual journey unlike any other as The Trip brings its immersive psychedelic art experience to... See more >
185 Drury Lane London WC1 5PR
Wed 24 Apr, Sun 28 Apr, Wed 1 May, and more dates until Sat 22 Jun

Flag Institute Spring 2024 Conference

The programme will feature our usual mix of contemporary and historical vexillological presentations. SPEAKERS..... See more >
Conway Hall 25 Red Lion Street WC1R 4RL
Sat 18 May

15 Norcott Road - Open Garden for NGS

15 Norcott Road - Open Garden for NGS A large walled garden developed by the present owners over 40 yrs with pond, aged fruit trees and an abundance of... See more >
15 Norcott Road, Stoke Newington N16 7BJ
Sun 19 May

Garden Barge Square at Tower Bridge Moorings - Open Garden for NGS

Garden Barge Square at Tower Bridge Moorings - Open Garden for NGS Series of seven floating barge gardens connected by walkways and bridges. Gardens have an eclectic range of plants for..... See more >
Garden Barge Square at Tower Bridge Moorings, SE1 2AX
Sun 19 May

LR Vandy: Twist

October Gallery is delighted to present the second solo exhibition of LR Vandy, following last year’s display of her... See more >
October Gallery 24 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AL
Today, Sat 27 Apr, Tue 30 Apr, and more dates until Sat 25 May

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!