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Liszt By Candlelight

Enjoy an exceptional performance of some of Lizst's greatest works, performed by renowned concert pianist Warren... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Thu 2 May

The Strand Contemporary Music Series (Concert 7) - Molly Frances Arnuk

The seventh concert of an exceptional new series of contemporary music at the beautiful candlelit venue of St Mary le... See more >
St Mary Le Strand Church, The Strand, London WC2R 1ES
Thu 2 May

Strand International Piano Series 2023-4 (Concert 14) - Simon Watterto

St Mary le Strand (The Jewel of the Strand) plays host to the second Strand International Piano Series... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Fri 3 May

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 3 May

Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's master piece, The Four Seasons, in the... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Sat 4 May

Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's master piece, The Four Seasons, in the... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Sat 4 May

Hot Tango for Cool Nights - Tango 44

Tango is passion, tango is nostalgia, tango is the allure of Buenos Aires; the danger of knife fights, of broken hearts... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Thu 9 May

Beethoven Piano Trios by Candlelight

Enjoy an exceptional performance of two of Beethoven's exquisite piano trios. Set in the beautiful candlelit..... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Thu 9 May

Strand Chamber Music Series 2023/4 (Concert 11)

Enjoy the eleventh concert in this exceptional new series of chamber music in the beautiful candlelit venue of St Mary... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Fri 10 May

Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Enjoy a spectacular recital by renowned concert pianist Maiko Mori including a popular selection of outstanding... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Fri 10 May

The Lark Ascending by Candlelight

The exceptional musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vaughan Williams' masterpiece,  The Lark... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Sat 11 May

Brahms By Candlelight - Andrew Zolinsky

Enjoy an exceptional performance of some of Brahms's greatest works for piano.  Featuring renowned concert..... See more >
St Mary Le Strand WC2R 1ES
Thu 16 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

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

Improvised Comedy: Absurdocles

Absurdocles (absurd-oh-kleez) is an extremely silly improvised comedy, inspired by Greek tragedy. Following a 5-star..... See more >
100 Camden High Street NW1 0LU
Sun 5 May, Sun 2 Jun

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!