Things to Do

Your comprehensive guide to the best things to do in London

Things to do

Where to watch the London Marathon

Show your support along the marathon route this Saturday with a packet of jelly babies and a whole lot of cheering

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Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation

Learn more about a culture which dates back around 55,000 years

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New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival

Enjoy weird and wonderful screenings all over Lewisham

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Model Market

Lewisham's abandoned 1950s covered market serves delicious portable dinners once more

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Mac Conner: A New York Life

A Truman-hued slice of atomic-age Americana from the original Mad Man

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Upcoming events in the capital

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The London Marathon

Let's be honest, running 26 miles dressed as a chicken is hardly the simplest of tasks, is it? So if you're not taking part in the London Marathon, be sure to show your support for those who are. Heed the pointers below to find the best spectating spots and track down nearby pubs and bars for when all that cheering and applauding leaves you gasping for refreshment.Sunday April 26. Start in Greenwich Park

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London Coffee Festival

Returning for 2015, the London Coffee Festival is the UK’s largest coffee and artisan food event, a celebration of London's vibrant coffee culture featuring gourmet coffee, speciality tea, artisan food, demonstrations from world-class baristas, live music and a comprehensive ‘lab’ seminar programme that will educate even the keenest of coffee lovers. 

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Streetfest

Let’s face it: everyone could do with improving their street cred occasionally. Thankfully, we can all up our game at Streetfest – which takes in top-level DJs spinning underground beats, furiously fresh rappers and cutting-edge designs from graffiti artists and tattooists. 

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Electric Run

This American import sees a 5km fun-run turned into a glowing, flashing, colourful party of light and movement as around 15,000 participants run, walk or dance their way through an illuminated route of electric-themed landscapes. As a reward for completing the course, once they've crossed the finish line runners will find themselves in a huge party with live DJs, where they can dance off any energy they've got leftover.

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Canalway Cavalcade

The pretty waterways of Little Venice will be even more colourful than usual for 2015's May bank holiday weekend as the Inland Waterways Association organises their annual gathering of canal boats. Around 130 boats will be moored along the stretch of the Grand Union Canal between Blomfield Road, Warwick Avenue and Warwick Crescent for the Canalway Cavalcade, which has taken place every year since 1983.

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London Craft Week

This new week-long festival of activities and exhibitions celebrates craftmanship in all sorts of interesting nooks and crannies across London. Famous galleries and specialist workshops alike will host events to showcase both ancient skills and exciting new talent. The inaugural year will focus on central locations such as Bloomsbury and Mayfair, which have been hubs of industry and craftsmanship for many centuries.

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London's cultural highlights

Museums

Top 10 museums in London

Overwhelmed by the many museums in London? Here's where to start

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London's top attractions

Be sure to tick off London's biggest and best attractions

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Exhibitions in London

See what London's best museums and galleries have got on show

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Things to do with the kids

Kids

Top 10 kids activities this week

Nobody can pluck fun out of thin air – here's a little help

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Top 10 museums for kids

Most of London's museums go out of their way to entertain little ones

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Harry Potter in London: tours, walks and more

If you're visiting London, here's how you can go from muggle to wizard for the day

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Walks and tours in London

Discover London's best bits by foot

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London area guides

Explore the colourful and varied neighbourhoods of the city

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Sport and fitness

Sport and fitness in London

Even burning fat and pumping iron can be fun in the capital

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