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Penitence and Praise: Choral Music for Lent

Join New London Singers for an evening of soul-stirring choral music as we present a captivating concert themed around... See more >
St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens, London W2 3UD
Wed 28 Feb

Bach - St John Passion

Orlando Chamber Choir Lucy Goddard, director Ruairi Bowen, tenor (Evangelist) Gareth Brynmor John, baritone... See more >
St James’s Sussex Gardens, Sussex Gardens, London W2 3UD
Thu 21 Mar

Two For One Diva - a celebration of the Golden Age of Hollywood

TWO FOR ONE DIVA This new cabaret show features some of the best songs from the golden age of Hollywood, with a few... See more >
The Pheasantry, 152 King’s Rd, Chelsea SW3 4UT
Sun 10 Mar

Circus of Horrors - Dr Haze's Cabaret of Curiosities

Hot on the heels of The Circus of Horrors Phantasmagoria the ‘Haunted Fairground' comes a sensational NEW SHOW -... See more >
The Clapham Grand 21-25 St Johns Hill SW11 1TT
Mon 18 Mar

Thames Philharmonic Choir - Brahms – A German Requiem

Thames Philharmonic Choir makes its annual visit to Cadogan Hall on Saturday 16 March with a performance of the... See more >
Cadogan Hall,Sloane Terrace SW1X 9DQ
Sat 16 Mar

'Quintessential Quintets': Afternoon of English Romantic Chamber Music

Pianist, Mark Bebbington, is bringing a programme of under-performed early 20th century chamber works by British... See more >
Cadogan Hall 5 Sloane Terrace London SW1X 9DQ
Sun 24 Mar

Brentside Skate Club Term 4

Hey Skaters, ready to carve out some new adventures? Whether you're a total newbie looking to learn or a seasoned..... See more >
Brentside High School, Greenford Avenue W7 1JJ
Sat 2 Mar, Sat 9 Mar, Sat 16 Mar, Sat 23 Mar

Woman, Life, Freedom Revolution in Iran

In the run-up to International Women’s Day 2024, One Law For All pay homage to and celebrate ‘the Woman, Life, Freedom’... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Today

Jazz In The Round: Dee Byrne Outlines | Cityscape Ensemble + more TBA

Dee Byrne is a saxophonist, composer and improviser based in London with an interest in pushing the boundaries of jazz... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Mon 26 Feb

Mohand & Peter

A backflip in time, a quick hop back home, with humour and visual poetry Mohand & Peter take you on a road trip through... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Wed 28 Feb and Thu 29 Feb

An Evening Of Unnecessary Detail - The First Draft Sessions

Join the science comedy trio of stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, experiments maestro Steve Mould and geek songstress... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Mon 11 Mar

Dad Is Not My Friend

Dad Is Not My Friend explores the relationship between three young people and their migrant parents. Torn between..... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Thu 14 Mar to Sun 17 Mar

The Sad Club

A riotous piece of gig theatre, The Sad Club is musical commissioned by the National Theatre that mixes live music,... See more >
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH
Sat 23 Mar and Sun 24 Mar

FREE taster session with the Wimbledon Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Wimbledon Rock Choir If you are pondering whether there is a 'pop or gospel choir near me' then you may be interested in the... See more >
St. Mark’s Church, St. Marks Place, Wimbledon, London SW19 7ND
Wed 28 Feb, Wed 20 Mar

Uncharted Streets: Photographs from the Hyman Collection

Curated by the Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, and the Centre for British Photography, Uncharted Streets: Photographers... See more >
Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, 108A Boundary Road, St John’s Wood, London NW8 ORH NW8ORH
Today to Fri 8 Mar

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.