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Today to Sun 24 Mar, By Distance closest first.

Choral concert: Mendelssohn's 'Elijah' - The London Forest Choir

The London Forest Choir perform Mendelssohn' s oratorio 'Elijah', directed by Jonathan Rathbone See more >
Chingford Parish Church, The Green, Chingford, London E4 7EN
Sat 9 Mar

Choral Concert: Verdi's 'Requiem' - South West Essex Choir

The South West Essex Choir and soloists perform Verdi's 'Requiem' in the exciting new orchestration... See more >
Chingford Parish Church, The Green, Chingford, London E4 7EN
Sat 23 Mar

Join our choir in Chingford for a FREE taster session

Join our choir in Chingford for a FREE taster session Are you looking to find a choir? The Chingford Rock Choir is led by based musician and teacher Sally Creedon... See more >
Chingford United Reformed Church, 2b Buxton Road, Chingford E4 7DP
Tue 5 Mar, Tue 19 Mar, Tue 23 Apr

Local care home joins The Big Dementia Conversation

A care home in Chingford is calling on local people to take part in a national conversation to learn more about... See more >
Ivy Grove Care Home - Care UK, 71 Hatch Ln, London E4 6LP
Wed 28 Feb

Local care home joins The Big Dementia Conversation

On Sunday 28th January, from 6pm-7pm, Care UK’s Ivy Grove, on Hatch Lane, is inviting members of the community for a... See more >
Ivy Grove Care Home - Care UK, 71 Hatch Ln, London E4 6LP
Wed 28 Feb

Stamp Club Meeting (Epping Forest)

Inland Revenue and National Savings (D. Noe). Meeting of Epping Forest & District Philatelic Society... See more >
Main Hall, Roding Valley High School, Alderton Hill (entry from Brook Road), Loughton, IG10 3JA
Thu 14 Mar

Robin Ince & friends

Comedy & poetry night with Robin Ince, Other Theresa and Steve McLean Robin Ince is many things. A comedian, an..... See more >
Trades Hall 61/63 Tower Hamlets Road Walthamstow E17 4RQ
Tue 5 Mar

Super Savings: 50% Off Gameplay Across UK Topgolf Venues On Tuesday

Topgolf, the UK’s biggest and most exciting interactive golf experience, is celebrating the new year with Half-Price... See more >
Abridge Rd, Chigwell IG7 6BX
Today to Tue 27 Feb

Cedars ParkPlay

ParkPlay is a national project that runs every Saturday and is completely FREE to attend. We aim to encourage families..... See more >
Cedars Park, Theobalds Lane, Waltham Cross EN8 8RX
Sat 2 Mar, Sat 9 Mar, and more dates until Sat 20 Apr

Stamp Club Meeting (Leytonstone & Wanstead)

Aspects of Germany (R. Wood) and Bring & Buy. Meeting of Leytonstone, Wanstead & District Philatelic Society... See more >
Pastures Centre, Davies Lane, Leytonstone, London E11 3DR
Wed 28 Feb

Stamp Club Meeting (Goodmayes)

Details and date/time of this meeting were not available at the time of writing. Please contact society before..... See more >
Methodist Church Hall, Percy Road, Goodmayes, IG3 8UA
Wed 6 Mar, Wed 3 Apr

The London Festival of Railway Modelling

The London Festival of Railway Modelling. Hosting many different layouts of varying scales and gauges and a vast amount..... See more >
Alexandra Palace N22 7AY
Sat 16 Mar and Sun 17 Mar

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
Wed 6 Mar to Sat 4 May

Cowboys and Lesbians

Nina and Noa are 17 and wasting their youth on flashcards and fantasies about their teachers. They’ve never been to a..... See more >
Park Theatre (Park90), 13 Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP
Today to Sat 9 Mar

Land of Lost Content

Henry Madd’s autobiographical show Land of Lost Content is set to tour the UK this Spring, commencing with a weeklong... See more >
Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL
Tue 27 Feb to Sat 2 Mar
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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 produce¹.

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 origins³.

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 views².

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 Lanes⁴.

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! 🌟🏙️🎉¹²³⁴.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 30/01/2024
(1) 22 Brilliant Ideas for the Best Days Out in London - Day Out in England. https://dayoutinengland.com/days-out-in-london/.
(2) Over 80 (Very) Fun And Quirky Activities In London - DesignMyNight. https://www.designmynight.com/london/quirky-activities-london.
(3) 101 things to do outdoors in London - visitlondon.com. https://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/openspace/101-things-to-do-outdoors-in-london.
(4) 17 Best Day Trips From London | Day Trip Ideas Near London - Time Out. https://www.timeout.com/london/travel/the-best-day-trips-from-london.