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Today to Sat 18 May, By Distance closest first. Page 3

Circus Scratch Night: Spoken Word Edition

Brainfools is back at Jacksons Lane with a series of three scratch nights, where circus artists showcase... See more >
Jacksons Lane 269a Archway Road London N6 5AA
Sat 11 May

A Word For Mother

Tim McArthur’s newest play A Word For Mother premieres this spring with an all-female cast and creative team... See more >
1 North Road, Highgate Village, London N6 4BD
Wed 1 May to Sun 26 May

Polly (The Heartbreak Opera)

A riotous, radical adaptation of Polly, John Gay's banned sequel to The Beggar's Opera, with techno,... See more >
5 Carpenters Mews, North Road N7 9EF
Wed 8 May to Sat 11 May

Dance Barnet Grand Finals

Join us for the finals of Dance Barnet, a pan-disability Strictly-inspired dance competition which celebrates the joy... See more >
artsdepot 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley N12 0GA
Thu 16 May

Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story

The People’s Princess is returning to the capital. Fresh from a sold-out run of their viral hit Gwyneth Goes Skiing,..... See more >
Kings Head Theatre, 116 Upper Street, London N1 1QN
Today to Sun 5 May

Eurovision Your Decision

Originating at The Cabaret Lounge at Above the Stag Theatre in 2021, Eurovision Your Decision, devised and directed by... See more >
King’s Head Theatre, Islington Square, 116 Upper Street, London N1 1QN
Mon 29 Apr to Sat 11 May

7 Deansway - Open Garden for NGS

7 Deansway - Open Garden for NGS A garden of stories, statues, shapes and structures surrounded by trees and hedges. Bird friendly, cottage style with..... See more >
7 Deansway, East Finchley N2 0NF
Sun 5 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

DOUBLE BILL MOVIES: Breakin 1 & Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo

Actively SeeK.I.N.G.'s Fundraiser: Celebrating the 40th Anniversaries of Breakin' 1 & 2 DOUBLE BILL..... See more >
Genesis Cinema, Mile End Road, London, UK 93-95 Mile End Road London E1 4UJ
Sat 4 May

Grand Designs Live London

Grand Designs Live, the UK’s leading home design and innovation exhibition is back at Excel London from 4th May to 12th... See more >
London ExCel E16 1LX
Sat 4 May to Sun 12 May

Deeper

Follow the rhythm to set inward travel in motion. Musician, Miles Spilsbury will play in response to Simran by Chranjot..... See more >
Mother London Biscuit Building 10 Redchurch Street London E2 7DD
Thu 25 Apr

Paws on the Wharf art trail

Paws on the Wharf art trail Paws on the Wharf is an accessible art trail presented by Guide Dogs and Wild in Art. It’s an exciting free outdoor..... See more >
Canary Wharf E14
Today to Fri 17 May
Premium

Bee Brunch: Golden Bee Roof Terrace X Pineapple Xpress

Join us this summer on Golden Bee's roof terrace for an amazing Brunch experience. We are working with..... See more >
Golden Bee 262 - 264 Old Street EC1V 9DD
Sat 4 May

WEST ESSEX MODELRAIL (Ilford & West Essex MRC)

A large exhibition bringing together around 15 model railway layouts plus traders and societies. Fully accessible..... See more >
Marshalls Park Academy, Pettits Lane, Romford RM1 4EH
Sat 27 Apr

The Classic Car Boot Sale

The Classic Car Boot Sale spring edition on 27th and 28th April 2024 a vintage and preowned enthusiasts paradise, the... See more >
King’s Cross: Granary Square, Lewis Cubitt Square and Coal Drops Yard, London N1C 4AB
Sat 27 Apr and Sun 28 Apr

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!