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Taste new flavours, go wild outside and explore the world – all without leaving London

This summer it couldn't be easier to be a tourist in your own town. After work and all day at weekends, some of the most exciting experiences you could enjoy anywhere in the world are waiting for you.Enjoy cuisines from around the world, take to the air, see exotic animals, relax in beautiful countryside, or even board a UFO – all without leaving London. Most of them are FREE to enjoy and – even better – they’re easy to get to, with Transport for London.


Roy Lichtenstein, Whaam! 1963

Roy Lichtenstein, Whaam! 1963 Photocredit: Lucy Dawkins, Tate Photography Tate. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2012


From dazzling touring exhibitions to the chance to see masterpieces without paying a penny, London’s art scene is stunning seven days a week, all year round. This summer there are some truly exciting highlights inside and outside galleries, including the Serpentine’s most curious Pavilion yet…

Tour surreal Spain at Tate Modern

  • Free

At Tate Modern you can join free daily tours where expert guides take groups of visitors around one of the galleries, looking at key works in the Tate’s permanent collection. There are four different themed tours each day, including ‘Poetry and Dream’ at 11am, which looks at some of the gallery’s stunning masterpieces by artists like Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro.

Southwark or Blackfriars tube - plan your journey now

  1. Bankside, SE1 9TG
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A scene from The Pajama Game @ Shaftesbury Theatre.
Words and Music by RICHARD ADLER and JERRY ROSS Book by GEORGE ABBOTT and RICHARD BISSELL. Directed by Richard Eyre.
(Opening 13-05-14)
©Tristram Kenton 04/14
(3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 2

The arts

Sunday roast dinner at Hawksmoor, London

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Nights out

Take the kids

Cyberdog podium dancer


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